Science Fact Friday: These really weird not-worm worms.
I just learned about these little critters this week and HAD to do a Science Fact Friday on them.
Additional fact I couldn’t fit in: Some species of velvet worms lay eggs. Other species birth live young, either by storing eggs inside their bodies that hatch shortly before birth (ovoviviparity) or via actual in-uterus placental development (viviparity).
Evolution pls stop you’re being ridiculous
I didn't even know animals that small could have enough brain to form a hierarchy, but then I remembered bees and ants.
I wonder if they sometimes try to attack bigger animals just for fun. Like, human babies?
...Also I def forgot about bees and ants when I was going "wow hierarchies so cool".
Enjoying this series!
I have a decent science background but so far all these Science Facts have involved extra research. It's not stuff I necessarily know off the top of my head. This one came about because I follow an unnecessary amount of science pages on Tumblr and Facebook and one of them posted a velvet worm gif. Other times I just ask a question that interests me and then follow the research trail until I either find the answer or realize the answer isn't very interesting but something /else/ about the subject is. =]