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Owady – źródło wiedzy i inspiracji dla człowieka
Insects – the source of knowledge and inspiration for humans

Author(s): Jan Boczek, Małgorzata Kiełkiewicz
Subject(s): Behaviorism, Sociobiology, Environmental interactions
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: drones; symbiotic microorganisms; fungus farming; insect community; pest resistance; pheromones; hormones; aphrodisiacs; nuptial gifts; offspring care; silk production; light production: weather;

Summary/Abstract: Insects share main part of the world animal biodiversity. Studying their life, physiology and behaviour during various life situations we see how wonderfully they adapt themselves to various habitats. They live in soils, as parasites on plants and animals, and within all kind of organic products. They live in coexistence with other animals and in water. Some of these adaptations we can utilize for our purposes in agriculture, medicine, and sociology. Insects formed wings, so they may easily change their habitats. They ingest very different, for us even unusual products like wool, wax and wood and some of them produce their food. They grow fungi. They form colonies and race/biotypes resistant to insecticides and other toxins. In the reproduction processes, insects apply hormones, pheromones, aphrodisiacs, nuptial gifts, and look after their offsprings. Some of them can produce silk, cold light, and forecast weather.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 32-40
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish