Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles

Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles

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Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles

Sodium-junkie butterflies, who apparently need the mineral for reproduction among other things, have taken to drinking the tears of yellow-spotted river turtles.

Salt is a rare commodity in the western Amazon rainforest, and some species have developed pretty unique ways of getting it.

Sodium-junkie butterflies, who apparently need the mineral for reproduction among other things, have taken to drinking the tears of yellow-spotted river turtles.

As they are carnivores, the turtles typically get an ample dose as meat is naturally loaded with salt.

Butterflies, however, are clearly not equipped to chow down on a mammal, dead or alive, big or small.

Considering that their other sodium-rich options include animal urine, human sweat, a...

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  • news.discovery.com   Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears : Discovery News

    Sep 12, 2013 · Butterflies in the Amazon have been observed flocking onto the heads of turtles to drink their tears, which provide the animals with a vital source of the ...

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    Sep 11, 2013 · Drinking tears. Turtle tears are not the only source of such salts for butterflies; the insects also readily get the salt from animal urine, muddy river ...

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    Sep 12, 2013 · Video embedded · Unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt, …

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    Sep 17, 2013 · Sodium-junkie butterflies, who apparently need the mineral for reproduction among other things, have taken to drinking the tears of yellow-spotted …

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    In the animal kingdom we sometimes come across strange animal behaviors! Did you know butterflies in the Amazonian jungles drink turtle tears. Why? Does it harm the ...

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    Sep 11, 2013 · Here are some photos of butterflies drinking turtle tears in the western Amazon, where the insects flock to the reptiles to ingest the sodium from their ...

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    Drinking tears Turtle tears are not the only source of such salts for butterflies; the insects also readily get the salt from animal urine, muddy river banks, puddles ...

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  • www.dailymail.co.uk   Julia butterflies rely on TURTLE TEARS to survive | Daily ...

    Video embedded · A stream of brightly-coloured butterflies have been spotted smothering the heads of turtles as they try and drink their tears. The strange sight …

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    Amazonian butterflies drink the tears of river turtles, adorable new research shows. The surprising and somewhat eerie sight is reportedly a common occurrence in the ...

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    Researchers from the Tambopata Research Center in Peru have recently observed butterflies in the Amazon swarming the heads of turtles to drink their tears.

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    Butterflies drink tears of other animals for the nutrients, and are mainly looking for salt, as sodium can be hard to find from other sources.

    http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2015/08/butterfly-species-drinks-tears-of-turtles.html

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  • www.upi.com   Butterflies drink turtle tears in the Amazon - UPI.com

    Sep 16, 2013 · Butterflies drink turtle tears in the Amazon. Amazonian butterflies drink turtle tears in a salt-scarce region of the rainforest. By KRISTEN BUTLER, ...

    http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/09/16/Butterflies-drink-turtle-tears-in-the-Amazon/3971379336737/

  • www.lostateminor.com   WTF? Butterflies are drinking the tears of turtles

    So TIL that there is such a thing as tear drinking and it’s not so weird after all. Well, when butterflies do it, anyway. Ama la Vida TV captured these photos of ...

    http://www.lostateminor.com/2015/08/12/wtf-butterflies-are-drinking-the-tears-of-turtles/

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