|05-04-2012, 12:43 AM||#1|
I wonder . . .
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Left Coast, a pretty good place to be.
May 3, 2012 Naked Mole Rats
For your viewing and reading pleasure, here are 2 out of 10 reasons the naked mole rats will inherit the earth.
Reason Number 6:
A naked mole rat's teeth function like a biological swiss army knife
The first thing you'll probably notice about the image above is that almost a third of the rodent's somatosensory brain power is devoted to its incisors. . . Slow-motion analysis has revealed that mole rats can actually move their lower pair of incisors independently of one another (not unlike a pair of chopsticks). This allows NMRs to interact with one another in a social context, carry and manipulate food and other objects, move and care for their young, and — obviously — feed.
Reason Number 5:
The naked mole rat is one of only two known eusocial mammals on Earth (the other, incidentally, is another species of mole rat); in other words: naked mole rats live in colonies, like ants. Each colony is presided over by a single queen who breeds with a few select males. Eusocial creatures are notoriously gifted at operating as a functional unit that is greater than the sum of its parts, foraging for resources, and looking after their own — three great qualities for a species striving to survive in a post-apocalyptic scenario.
To see the remaining 8 reasons, head on over to "10 Reasons Naked Mole Rats Will Inherit the Earth."
|05-04-2012, 02:01 AM||#2|
Your Yeoman Purser
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: The Loveshack
amazing one camama. Their whole brain is devoted to those teeth because that's how they get the job done... just simply amazing!
|05-04-2012, 01:04 PM||#5|
The Great Offender
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
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