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How smoker's breath saves caterpillar's life

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Meet the tobacco hornworm, a caterpillar that regularly eats tobacco leaves loaded with nicotine. Research now shows this little bugger has a strange and unique defense against hungry spiders: It "puffs out" nicotine, creating a kind of toxic bad breath.

http://io9.com/how-s...life-1490653805

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