In cadaver caves, baby beetles grow better with parental goo

Parental gut microbes can turn a small dead animal into a healthful nursery

burying beetles

FAMILY LIFE  Burying beetle parents tend the carcass where their brood of youngsters thrives, feeding from the inside out.

S. Shukla/MPI for Chemical Ecology

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