Last quote by John Orrock
The caterpillars really only have two choices – they can eat each other, or they can eat the plant.feedback
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Quotes by John Orrock
Jul 10 2017
From the plant defence perspective, making yourself so nasty that you are suddenly not the best thing on the menu works pretty well.feedback
Jul 10 2017
When the chips are down, eating another caterpillar may not be a bad decision [and] it turns out that the chips can be down if you find yourself on a plant that is heavily defended. We know herbivores are sensitive to plant defences, we just didn't appreciate that one of the choices that plants might affect that herbivores make is the choice of eating another herbivore.feedback
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