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  • What happens when fig wasps don't hold up their end of the bargain?

    http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2010...pollinate-figs

    Ran across this article online and thought you guys would find it an interesting read as well. Enjoy.
    Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

  • #2
    Very interesting. Thanks.
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • #3
      All of those poor little babies! Oh the horror!
      Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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      • #4
        Nature doesn't mess around....in the long, long run either the relationship works or it doesn't!!!
        Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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        • #5
          No benefit for a fig tree to expend energy ripening unpollinated fruit. I expect the side effect of killing of the immature wasps is the selective filter that has lead to the wasp/fig coevolution

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