Editor’s Selections: Squirrel frogs, rescue ants, and the coffee bean borer

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloI’m Vincent Racaniello, a biology editor at researchblogging.org. Each week I highlight several notable posts from molecular and cellular biology and virology. My musings on viruses, viral disease, and viral vaccines can be found at virology blog.

  • In choosing a pond, squirrel frogs weigh the risk of death against the opportunity for growth, with the goal of trying to achieve the lowest possible mortality/growth value.
  • Many animals help each other but actual rescue attempts are rarely documented. In a French laboratory, a team of ants is attempting a daring rescue.
  • Temperatures in coffee-growing countries are moving toward the optimum for the coffee bean borer. This pest could be problematic in Colombia, with its nearly year-round availability of coffee cherries.

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