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  1. #1
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    Smile Vocabulary word for the day.

    Trophalaxis.
    Would anyone like to define and use the term in a complete sentence?
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    A common behavior of insects sharing food directly from mouth to mouth.

    "We studied the influence of ethanol on both trophalaxis and waggle dance behaviors."

    Do I get an "A"?

    And to think, I barely graduated from High School.




    I did learn to Google, however.

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    I didn't graduate from high school... Maybe that's why you beat me to it!

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    Default Prophylactics

    Makes me think of drinking and chasing girls

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    Smile trophalaxis (adult bees sharing their food reserves).

    Thanks for the answers!
    Here is why I posted the term.
    http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/ipm/inse...oa/varroa2.htm


    Involvement of Essential Oils in Impaired Reproduction of Varroa Mites: Syrup containing the essential oils is fed at the hive entrance or in the broodnest. Many bees feed on the syrup and pass the essential oils around by trophalaxis (adult bees sharing their food reserves). The syrup and essential oil is ingested by nurse bees and enters the communal food in the crop and passes into the milk glands. When the nurse bees feed larvae, the essential oils are in the bee milk and communal food and are ingested by the larvae. Thus, when female varroa mites feed on treated larvae or larval food at the bottom of the cell, they ingest the essential oils which adversely affect their reproduction. The probable mechanism is interference with enzymes in the complex gestation (especially in the production of nutrients and new proteins) of the oocyte and embryo-larva of the varroa mite. Research needs to be conducted to verify this hypothesis and to verify the presence of the essential oils in bee larvae and ultimately, in the female varroa mites.

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Is that kind a like french kissing ?


    You guy's........... Brahaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!! little smilie guy rolling on the ground.

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    Default Well, it's about time we had some fun.

    Thanks for ending the day with some humor!
    Do you get an A? A is for excellent!
    Now I would like to find out the ml or ppm range that will duplicate the above posting about killing those infernal mites!

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    Default Poetry

    "Because I forgot to bring a prophylactic,
    she would only trophalaxis."

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    Default odFrank

    Ahh ha ha ha!!!! Kudos!

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    od you are way too much...

    tecumseh chuckles under his breath... but no smiley face.

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