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A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

Episode 5 | 9m 10s Video has closed captioning.

In this episode, Ed talks to Martin Kaltenpoth about something strange he found inside the mother beewolf’s antennae—a paste packed with bacteria called Streptomyces. Ed and Martin discuss what a beewolf is doing with this antibacterial goo, and what exactly would go wrong if she didn’t have access to it.

Aired: 01/25/18

Rating: NR

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