Insect defecation may not seem like one of the pressing scientific inquiries of our time, but in fact the faeces of these wee creatures serves an extraordinary variety of functions in bug and human life. Unlike most animals, many insect species actually use their excrement. They utilize it as their home, for feeding, in predator-prey interactions, for hygiene, habitat location, shelter construction, for reproduction and physical or chemical defense against natural enemies. (Kids: don’t try this at home.) For members of our own species, insect faeces may even have important and largely unlocked medicinal properties. Let’s take a look. A… This story continues at The Next Web
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