posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:36 PM
I am woman hear me scuttle?
Most species of crayfish reproduce the same way that humans do: by having sex. But one species of crayfish that evolved out of the pet trade
can do something unique—clone itself—and this ability has led populations of the crustacean to spawn out of control.
“People wondered, ‘it's only females, where are the males?’” Lyko said.
It turns out that marbled crayfish only exist in female form, spawning clones of themselves two or three times a year in a process called
parthenogenesis: Reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, especially as a normal process in some invertebrates and lower plants.
Humans have this capability as well with implanted female eggs they can fertilize each other and the offspring will always be born female...
it's pretty beautiful at how strong and tenacious life is Diana of the Amazonians is likely proud right now
I like how it is forcing the update of
evolution to not take the vast amount of time typically dished out as the smaller and less complex the life form the faster it actually is germs and
bacteria in less than a year insects in less than five and these crayfish show in less than a decade... evolution honestly just being: an adaptation
to adversity? We should be very very careful in what we try to force nature to adapt too... especially with gene manipulation, as the higher orders
such as mammals and primates cannot adapt that fast or over come hostile conditions such as plague and disease that spread rapidly from close
To the dude this is a plague folks to my response to this is a beautiful thing? I can't help it not discriminating against life no matter the form
makes me see it as beautiful despite the direness the article lay out... in my opinion the rapid reproduction makes it an easily renewable/sustainable
food source... as said I dont descriminate life meaning I make a pretty good snack for sharks pirhannas ants worms mosquitoes lions etc if they get
the opportunity as thats just nature being nature... it simply consumes each other as one of it's innate properties so really cant hate on life
simply lifing... I mean you can but I dont want to debate one life form being more special than another in any way.