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Post by Caution Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:07 am

Nature never ceases to amaze. I think my favorite part is the role the bacteria plays. Is it possible it (or one of the wasps) acts as a genetic reservoir for the butterflies during population bottlenecks?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/14/butterflies-finland-parasitic-wasps
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Post by eddie Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:44 pm

Freakishly weird! Shocked

Nice to see you again! How are you?

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Post by Ben Reilly Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:45 pm

Great to see you again, Caution! I think your avatar sort of underlines how long it's been since you've been active Smile

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Post by Original Quill Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:56 pm

I meant to welcome you, too, Caution. But I left the thread briefly, and then couldn't find it again.

Glad to see you. Hope you show up and become a regular.

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Post by Caution Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:00 am

Thanks Eddie been well! Freakish for sure, and to top it off there's a bacteria that lives in the host wasp that colludes with the parasitic wasp Neutral Yeah Ben hahah I need to change that pic out with something a little more up to date Cool And thank you OQ, need to lurk less  silent
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