"Only bees...that have evolved to use food sources that plants do not produce." A creature that flies from flower to flower and collects pollen to return to the hive. But according to the authors of a new article published in the journal mBio, one can find an unusual group of bees "cutting pieces of flesh from carcasses in tropical rainforests." As a result, these bees possess gut microbiomes significantly different from their counterparts, and their numbers are higher in hyenas and carnivorous eagles. Therefore, they are generally known as "eagle bees" (or "carrion bees")
The entomologist Filippo Silvestri was the first to identify the "eagle eagle" in 1902. During the analysis of a group of proven specimens, although no one called them that, at that time it was not known that they were feeding on the carcass. Sylvester called it Trigona hypogea, and its nests are also used for honey and pollen, although later researchers noted a sudden absence of pollen. Instead, biochemical analysis revealed secretions similar to those of queen bees in the beehive. p> You reported surprising results. From his observations of colonies of Trigona hypogea. Instead of collecting pollen from flowers, it eats the meat of dead animals such as lizards, monkeys, snakes, fish and birds. Bees that had come into contact with rotten meat put on a series of pheromones to read nest pairs that they usually collect en masse within eight hours. p> is busy picking up rotten meat from a baby lizard because he can.” src = “https://safirsoft.com/picsbody/2111/12091-1.jpg” alt = “https://safirsoft.com” Eagle bees “Carnivores have an acidic microbiome.” To improve the digestibility of the carcass" srcset = "https: //cdn.arstechnica. net /wp-content/uploads/2021/11/vulturebee2.jpg 2x "> Enlarge / A worker bee from Trigona hypogea harvests the decomposing flesh of a young lizard. Because it can. Rubik, 1982
Vultures often enter the carcass through the eyes Similar to parasites, Rubik paid particular attention to their efficiency in carcass consumption.A large lizard became a skeletal skeletal system within two days, while it took bees only eight hours to remove all feathers and meat from a dead passerby.They transformed two frogs into skeletons within six hours.Because they Feeding on corpses rather than collecting pollen, this species had a distinct hind leg, with a sharply reduced pollen basket compared to 'herbivorous' bees. From the 'meat slurry' in their products to return to the hive. Rubik hypothesized that the bees, while in the hive, He transformed the slurry into tuber material and then stored it in wax pots.He wrote, “Because the meat of animals is rotten and unsuitable as stored food, its metabolic conversion is essential for storage.” Another hypothesis put forward in 1996 shows that real meat is what is stored in wax pots. Trigona hypogea." src="https://safirsoft.com/picsbody/2111/12091 -2.jpg” alt = “https://safirsoft.com” eagle bees “carnivores have an acidic microbiome to improve carcass digestibility” srcset = “https: //cdn.arstechnica. net /wp-content/uploads/2021/11/vulturebee3.jpg 2x "> Enlargement/mandible with teeth (A) and hind leg (B) We know vultures that receive their protein exclusively from cadavers: Trigona hypogea, Trigona crassipes and Trigona necrophages.This is a non-stinging bee, but has five large, pointed teeth and is known to sting.Some people use their stings to remove substances that can cause painful blisters and sores.
Carnivorous 'eagle bees' have acidic microbiomes to improve the digestion of their carcasses
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