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Tree shrews could drink humans under the table

Tree shrews could drink humans under the table

作者:公嶙  时间:2017-11-18 04:01:04  人气:

OUR distant cousins’ taste for alcohol may help us understand the origins of our own love for it. Frank Wiens of the University of Bayreuth, Germany, observed tree shrews – which are related to ancestral primates – regularly sipping nectar from bertram palm flower clusters, as an essential part of their diet. Sugars in the nectar ferment in the warm, moist environment of the clusters, native to south-east Asia, producing alcohol concentrations of up to 3.8 per cent,