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A Terrified Insect Can Haunt Their Homeland After Death

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Terrified insects can haunt their homeland after they die. Chemical remnants of fear in the rotting corpses of grasshoppers slow the decomposition of dead grass and other debris important for fertilizing new plant growth, a new study finds. Spiders that frighten grasshoppers may thus play an unrecognized role in shaping ecosystems, adding a menacing presence […]