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Old April 10th, 2018, 10:24 PM
Dr Klaus Schmitt Dr Klaus Schmitt is offline
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Originally Posted by Asher Kelman View Post
Klaus,

Your work always gets me thinking about the investment the plant makes in this decoration!

The UV has the most drama. I wonder if we know anything about the different investments and payoffs by going with one color and not another. The color might even be incidental. For example, if the petals are spiced with some some chemical which fights destructive insects, perhaps the pretty colors we see are just the waste products of the synthetic pathway!

Thecreasons girls might wear seductive clothes is merely because they are comfortable and fashionable, not because they arouse our passions!

I donít believe it, but it could be so!

Asher
Good questions, I wish I had the answers to that! Biologists since many decades are working on that,
but still a lot is lacking that we don't know - yet.
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http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my ultraviolet (UV) work
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