Friday, March 07, 2008

Mathematics Explains Mysterious Midge Behavior

"...Similarly, an exploding midge population collapses when diatoms become scarce. Midge larvae, burrowed in the lake sediment, feed on diatoms that float by. When the larvae squeeze into every nook of sediment, diatoms have no room left to grow. 'It’s basically the midges eat themselves out of house and home'." --read more: The New York Times

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