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A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

Season 1 Episode 5

About the Episode

In this episode, Ed talks to Martin Kaltenpoth about something strange he found inside the mother beewolf’s antennae—a paste packed with bacteria called Streptomyces. Ed and Martin discuss what a beewolf is doing with this antibacterial goo, and what exactly would go wrong if she didn’t have access to it.

Aired: 01/24/18 | Expires: | Runtime: 9m 10s