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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    Live Science   •   4 years ago

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    Daily Mail   •   4 years ago

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    United Press International   •   4 years ago

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  • blogs.discovery.com   Butterfly Species Drinks Tears of Turtles

    ... Vida TV There is indeed a butterfly in the Amazon who drinks the tears of turtles, and that could very well be what's happening in this picture. There are also butterflies who drink crocodile tears. Butterflies drink tears of other animals for the ...

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    NBC News   •   4 years ago

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