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Flowers use 'blue halo' optical trick to attract bees, say researchers
Topic Started: Oct 18 2017, 07:23 PM (112 Views)
Davebutterflyman
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The blue light, which can sometimes be seen by humans, is cast by tiny ridges of different height and spacing on petals, scientists have discovered.


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/18/flower-nanostructures-optical-trick-attract-bees-pollinators-blue-halo
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JennyWren
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Fascinating Dave ...... there's still lots to learn :Cool:
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AnnB
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Very interesting. Thank you for the link, Dave.
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Eric Hardy
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Thanks for another fascinating article, Dave.
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Davebutterflyman
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So much still to learn and just not enough hours in each day...
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JennyWren
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Posted Image Dave .. and not so many more years for some of us :grin:
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AnnB
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Poor Jen, you must really be suffering with that nasty bug to be talking like that. You're normally so positive.
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Eric Hardy
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Oh Jen! What about me with my 91st looming large?
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Davebutterflyman
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Hope you get shut of that bug soon Jen.
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