Il faut cultiver nôtre jardin
A. C. Gaskett et al., "Orchid Sexual Deceit Provokes Ejaculation," American Naturalist 171 (2008).
They're talking about pollinators, not orchid collectors.
Go ahead, read it, it's (allegedly) free.
Labels: orchids, science
posted by mmw at 12:13 PM
wait, ejaculation constitutes suffering? that seems more biblical than darwinian to me. didn't anyone consider that maybe the lady pollinators prefer a male who's been practicing his moves?
Practice does make for greater efficiency...so I've heard.
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