Reminder – 11/4 Meeting with Gary Bernard – 7 pm at CUH

 November 4 – Gary Bernard –  Center for Urban Horticulture – 7:00 pm

“Cool Ants on Hot Desert Sand, Cool Moth Pupae, Hot Vision, and Blind Vanessa cardui. ” 

How do ants survive the afternoon heat, running around in the Saharan Desert?  How do tropical moth pupae keep from being cooked by the sun?  
 
Answer:  High-tech layered overcoats.  Heat is required for high-performance vision of flying butterflies and moths.  Watch them heat up.
 
Another requirement for good vision is proper diet.  Beware of commercially supplied lab diets for rearing Vanessa cardui.
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