27 Jun '14, 5pm

#Luiis_3x ] How the Deadly Funnel Web Spider Could Help Save the Bees: Recent years have see... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] How the Deadly Funnel Web Spider Could Help Save the Bees: Recent years have see... [ #Luispokel

The pesticides in question are called neonicotinoids or neonics, which researchers believe affects the nervous systems of bees, causing them to have a tough time learning and remembering – which affects their ability to do important things like looking for pollen and finding their way back to the hive. These pesticides are banned in Europe , but are still used in the U.S. Research shows the new spider venom “biopesticide” seems to have little to no effect on bees’ memory – even under high doses. At the same time it can kill species that impact crop yields – making it a win-win for farmer and bees alike.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/how-the-deadly-funnel-web-spider-cou...

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