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prairie voles

PAIR-BOND  Just 24 hours in each other's company without mating can be enough to bond a pair of prairie voles for life.

pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis

The lower lid of the pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis secretes nectar that attracts unsuspecting insects. In the rain, the lid becomes a spring-loaded death trap. 

dung beetle and seeds

ROLL PLAY  The seeds of Ceratocaryum argentum (middle) closely resemble antelope dung (left) in both looks and smell, a mimicry that fools dung beetles (right) into spreading and burying the seeds. 

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