Animals: Sweet Legs

Miss Almeda Anderson of the University of Minnesota made a study of butterfly legs and reported her findings to the American Society of Zoologists. She found that butterflies' legs are unresponsive to water and milk, but twitch noticeably when touched with cane sugar. They reacted to a solution 1/1600 as strong as the weakest sugar solution a human being can taste. Therefore Miss Anderson concluded: 1) butterflies like sugar, 2) butterflies taste with their legs, have their sweet tooth there.


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