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Dung beetles have to get away from a pile of dung as fast and as efficiently as they can. There is a lot of competition on dung piles between other beetles creating their own dung balls, and beetles that try to steal already created balls. The act of getting a meal is an involved process. Intrigued by these unique insects, researchers have run many experiments to see how dung beetles navigate through their environment.

Read more about how dung beetles use the stars to get their meal to a safe spot.

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