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Old 05-28-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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It's been determined that birds can tell the viability of a nut or seed simply by tapping on it or shaking it.
Birds identify good nuts by listening to them | @GrrlScientist | Science | The Guardian
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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How cool is that.

Just this spring, someone told me that after I mentioned that one hazelnut husk has been in place since last year, and just this spring I noticed a nut inside. I guess I should go crack it open and verify that it is empty.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:39 PM   #3
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After a while of shucking the pecans I had gathered while visiting bigblue...
I could tell, which ones probably held the duds. They DO sound or produce a different sort of a thump!
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