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Insects Play a Key (And Also Icky Role) in Decomposition by Turning Corpses Into Bones – ScienceAlert

It’s that time of the year when skeletons, skulls, and bones have found their way onto cookies, porches, and storefront windows.

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It’s that time of the year when skeletons, skulls, and bones have found their way onto cookies, porches, and storefront windows.
While skeletons are universally considered symbols of death, the process of turning a newly dead animal into a bony skeleton relies on an explosion of life that ushers in the process of decomposition. Much of this transformative process is performed by wriggling, scuttling, scurrying insects.
Through decades of careful observation and experimentation, entomologists have…

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