Dung Beetles

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Dung beetles are amazing insects that spend their lives mucking out your pastures. The adults use liquid contents for nourishment, and they lay eggs in small manure balls (brood balls) they bury in the ground. In the process, they serve as Nature's clean-up crew, getting rid of the manure "pat" and facilitating natural fertilization and aeration of the soil. Bill Clymer, PhD (parasitology)

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