Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sibling cooperation in earwig families provides clues to the early evolution of social behavior

Date:
April 15, 2014

Source:
Universität Mainz

Summary:
Looking at the question of how social behavior has developed over the course of evolution, scientists have gained new insights from the study of earwigs. "Young earwig offspring don't simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what is available amongst themselves, especially when the mother is absent," explained one of the researchers.


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