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(BBC)   Cockroaches and other insects clean their antenna for the same reason you pick your nose: You're disgusting   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 11
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2013-02-06 12:45:14 AM
"The carpenter ant uses a foreleg to groom its antenna followed by cleaning of the foreleg with the mouth, whereas the housefly uses the foreleg only," she told BBC Nature.
"Our study insects represent three different modes of antennal grooming that are common to many insects. It will be exciting to see the extension of this phenomenon to other insect species."


"I'm so very, very alone," she added, sighing.  She then walked home to her small apartment and two cats, and ordered Chinese takeout for the third time this week.
 
2013-02-06 12:48:13 AM
i lol'ed. for reals.
 
2013-02-06 12:54:20 AM
That's pretty neat.
 
2013-02-06 01:12:23 AM

RodneyToady: "The carpenter ant uses a foreleg to groom its antenna followed by cleaning of the foreleg with the mouth, whereas the housefly uses the foreleg only," she told BBC Nature.
"Our study insects represent three different modes of antennal grooming that are common to many insects. It will be exciting to see the extension of this phenomenon to other insect species."

"I'm so very, very alone," she added, sighing.  She then walked home to her small apartment and two cats, and ordered Chinese takeout for the third time this week.



Off to search NC Craigslist for "antennal grooming".


/Hope she uses more than a foreleg
 
2013-02-06 08:37:53 AM
I pick my nose but I'm not retarded.
 
2013-02-06 08:47:54 AM
I pick my nose because sometimes it hurts to breathe.
 
2013-02-06 08:50:05 AM
Goddamnit. If the study includes things other than cockroaches, it is entirely acceptable to use non-cockroach stock photos, you assholes.

/shudder
 
2013-02-06 09:11:43 AM
Joke is on you stubby. I have a runny nose, so I use a straw.
 
2013-02-06 09:16:21 AM
Here is a fly grooming her sex organ (ovipositor) for the Farkers who don't like cockroaches.

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2013-02-06 09:35:48 AM
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2013-02-06 10:25:16 AM
They clean their antennae because they like to eat the boogers that come off them?

Huh, learn something new everyday.
 
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