The Humble Dung Beatle and Its Alike

Dung is a valuable resource and the dung beatles know it…

… and they are far from being alone. There’s a plethora of species that target dung as a primary resource either for themselves or their offsprings to thrive in.

Untill  the WW1 organic agriculture was the only agriculture there was. That means, until then, all the humanity also “knew” the importance dung and other organic refuse play in the nutrient cycling and plant growing. No wonder the dung beatle was an universal symbol for fertility.

Another great example of an intentional nutrient cycling is a sloth which takes the risk of getting down to the ground to deposit its dung at its favorite tree.

Every ecosystem grows in a way that protects the soil which in the same time produces and depends on.

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