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Animals Do Self-Medicate

Episode: Jaap de Roode: How butterflies self-medicate. Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick thanks to a nasty parasite. But biologist Jaap de Roode noticed something interesting about the butterflies he was studying — infected female butterflies would choose to lay their eggs on a specific kind of plant that helped their offspring avoid getting sick. #FullPodcastAvailable #Podcasts


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