Poo, fly... Do any invertebrates avoid their own poo?
April 10, 2014 5:32 PM Subscribe
A number of mammals (including us!) instinctually move away from their own feces, or try not to soil their living spaces. Does anybody know of an example of an invertebrate, insect or otherwise, which displays the behavior of avoiding their own waste?
posted by wyzewoman to Science & Nature (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Asking for my scientist husband here. Every time he's googling "insects and feces", he's finding links about insects in poo (yuck!) Apparently the subject is also well studied in farm animals... but not so much in bugs?