Unraveling brood parasitism in predatory mites

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 12:52 in Biology & Nature

Several animal species display brood care, a phenomenon where 'caring' parents provide their offspring with food and protection against predators. However, there are many others that prefer not to do this, and instead sneak in their eggs with those of other 'caring' species to take advantage of free brood care.

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