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Impersonating poisonous prey


March 10, 2014

image of a coral snake Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery--especially in the predator/prey/poison cycle. In nature, bright colors are basically neon signs that scream, 'Don't eat me!' But how did prey evolve these characteristics? When did predators translate the meaning? Full Story

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Michigan State University

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