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Old 05-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Nectar robber... nature's backup plan?

This is posted here in biodiversity because it helps show how diversity in plant and creature creates not mistakes but alternatives under fire.
The video is awesome. Watching the pollen travel so up close is cool.

However, there are floral visitors which body does not fit flower morphology. Unable to access such a precious reward, choose to make a hole in the corolla tube near where the nectar is hidden. This usually produce effects harmful to the plant. However, there are times in which clumsy robber induces a positive effect on the plant

If the video does not embed check out the link. You will enjoy watching.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Awesome video Gloria! Seeing the bee work the flowers in 3-D Macro mode was awesome. Certainly demonstrates the importance of our pollenators.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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This has got to be 1 of the coolest videos I've seen in a while. I can't imagine how much time went into making it. Awesome find!!!
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