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Grooming Helps Insects Keep Their Senses Sharpened
February 4, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.North Carolina State University researchers have shown that insect grooming--specifically, antennal cleaning--removes both environmental pollutants and chemicals produced by the insects themselves. The findings show that grooming helps insects maintain acute olfactory senses that are responsible for a host of functions including finding food, sensing danger and even locating a suitable mate.Full Story
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