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Mummified Beetles and Stingless Bees

The Australian stingless bee's defence against the small hive beetle is to encase it in a mixture of resin, wax and mud.

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Quirks and Quarks Prehistoric Paintbox Oct 15, 2011 | 11:35Evidence of one-hundred thousand year old paint manufacturing has been found in South Africa.
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