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Monday, July 23, 2012

How Those Figs Warps Lay Their Eggs Inside Those Figs Fruits !!!

I was under the impression that those figs warps will bore hole and enter inside the fruits to lay their eggs.

My impression was wrong.

Today while cutting some branches for budding I finally discover the truth.

The way these female figs warps lay their eggs is by using those long needle like probe.

First they will find the right fruit ie. ready to receive those eggs or should I say produce those smell that tells them that the fruit is ready to receive their eggs.

Once the land on the fruit, they will search for a kind of openings which allows them to insert their probe.

The length of their probe is about 3/4 of an inch.

Once the opening were located they will guide their probe and bend their bodies to allow the long probe to be entered.

Once inserted at the right depth the eggs will be released.

You might want to see these special photos and video clip to confirm my finding.

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