Study: Tongue erections help bats consume nectar

A new study finds tongue erections may help bats collect nectar.

Study: Tongue erections help bats consume nectar

Science Recorder | Ellen Miller | Tuesday, May 07, 2013

New research on bats has revealed curious information about how they eat, leading to possible advances for our own species. Cally Harper, a doctoral student at Brown University, along with a team of researchers, set out to better understand how bats use their tongues when lapping up nectar. Scientists have known that they have hairy-looking tongues; the hairs are termed papillae, similar to taste buds in humans... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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