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Why Bugs Outnumber Mammals (& Us) 312 to 1

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A headcount of arthropods, a group that includes insects, arachnids and crustaceans, finds that these creatures outnumber mammals -- including humans -- by a ratio of about 312 to 1.

The scrappy organisms also outnumber plants 17 to 1, the study, published in the latest journal Science, suggests.

"There are different reasons to explain this," project leader Yves Basset told Discovery News. "They are small and can make a living out of nearly everything, including other arthropods, decomposing matter, plant tissues, etc."

Basset also pointed out that often bug larvae don't compete with adults since they feed on different food resources.

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Just got the chills,bugs creep me out :cry:

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