Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 pm

and a bit more video of the dung beetle.

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Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:39 pm

in your video there are flies around ;-)
why ?

Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 pm

and the last bit..
The beetle completely buried itself and it's ball...

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Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:42 pm

nan wrote:in your video there are flies around ;-)
why ?



:) maybe flies attracted to invisible dung. I suspect the flies were attracted to that sticky substance that holds the ball together....:) I wish I knew...:)

Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:09 am

Had an interesting and unusual situation in the garden yesterday. A swarm of bees arrived and completely took over our barbet log!! O-/ I was worried about our animals and asked for advice on a FB page. People commented that they were most likely following the queen who was looking for a new nesting place and they would not be aggressive in this situation. They did seem quite calm and stayed for about an hour and then moved next door, under the eaves of our neighbour's house. I had to go out then but our neighbour phoned about an hour later to say they had got a bee specialist in who removed them all.

I got a pic of them on the barbet log, but it's not great as I wasn't going to get too close. O-/

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Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:23 am

:shock: Good so many bees are still alive! \O

Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:24 am

Sjoe...that would be quite scary for me seeing that I am allergic to bees... :shock:
Glad the problem was solved...:)

Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 am

Luckily they did not make a nest where the barbets are supposed to make one ;-)

Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:28 am

:yes:

I wondered what would have happened if there were chicks in the nest. :-?

Re: Interesting or Unusual Behaviour

Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:34 am

-O- Maybe nothing, maybe the chicks would have enjoyed an extra meal lol