The Electric Side of Pollination

Too cool not to share. Long story short, grounded plants have one charge, buzzing pollinators have another charge. You guessed it, when the polinator visits the plant charges equalize. Deeper look reveals even more fantastic revelations.

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“Thus, as the bee approaches the flower, the floral potential becomes more positive and the electrostatic forces between the two bodies increase rapidly, causing some pollen grains to “jump” from the flower to bee’s hairs and antennae. The change in floral potential persists even after the bee leaves, thus other bees are able to tell whether a given flower has been recently visited or not.”

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