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Why do dung-beetle roll dung?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image72
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    Why do dung-beetle roll dung?

    Do they do it for fun or for... profit?

  2. MickS profile image73
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    It is what Mother Nature designed them to do, collecting food or a home I believe.

  3. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image85
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    All the Beetles rolled their own. Oh, and speaking of dung, Ringo tried to pass off some crushed cow chips as hashish. John Lennon got totally stoned on it and hit on Yoko Ono, thinking she was Barbi Benton.

  4. jimmylesaint profile image60
    jimmylesaintposted 5 years ago

    Well there are three types of Dung Beetles.
    The Dwellers who just hunker down in a big scat pat.
    The Burrowers who dig under the big scat pat, taking their share of poop underground.
    Then you have the Rollers who take a chunk of gunk from the big scat pat and roll it  to be away from competitors around the mountain of poop. Normally husband and wife team up and do this. They then bury the "brood ball" and lay an egg inside.