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...a proposed water-bottling plant in Sitka couldn't be happier. Ditto for entrepreneurs wanting to build a fish-food plant and a chocolate factory at Alaska Pulp Co.'s old mill site, five miles east of the Baranof Island town. The state...
On the Trails: Wooly bears and moths

...predators that the caterpillar or adult moth deems distasteful or poisonous. When a caterpillar chews the leaves of its food plant, it sequesters defensive chemicals from the plant that render it unpalatable, and predators learn to avoid the warning...
On the Trails: Peterson Lake Trail

...think of digitalis, for instance), monkshood has also been used medicinally, in small, careful doses. It is a food plant for the caterpillars of several species of moth, which clearly have evolved physiological means of dealing with the...
Insects become specialized to make a meal out of a variety of plants

...are ultra-specialists on just one food plant. And some insects are so specialized...a single species uses a different food plant in different parts of the species...chemical compounds to find their special food plant. Some insects even use defensive...
My turn: Alaskans don't want Frankenfish

...Triploid fish are genetically altered (this term is used in the Fish and Game stocking policy). People don't like food (plant or animal) that has been genetically altered. Anglers don't want to catch genetically altered fish and they don't...


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