When you were a kid and your pal told you that fig bars were filled with crushed baby wasps, you probably squirmed and squealed, but didn't believe him. Well, now you have a real reason to be squeamish -- your friend may not have been so far off! Take this quiz and learn more about figs and baby wasps.
What is the arrangement between a fig wasp and a fig called?
give and take
What goal do the fig wasp and fig share?
What is the scientific name for what we know as a fig?
Through what does the female fig wasp reach the center of the syconium?
What is a male fig called?
In which fig is the female wasp able to lay eggs?
in either fig
inside the female edible fig
inside the male caprifig
What do male fig wasps spend their lives doing?
They spend their lives searching for new fig crops.
They spend their lives digging tunnels through the figs.
They fight with one and other for dominance over the fig and its populations of female wasps.
What do escaped female fig wasps do?
They fly off to find new figs.
They die once they escape.
They find new male wasps to mate with.
What happens when a female fig lands on an edible fig?
She lays eggs.
She dies of exhaustion or starvation.
She mates with the male fig wasps living there.
What part of the female edible fig prevents the female wasp from laying her eggs?
What breaks down the female wasp's carcass?
What are the crunchy black parts inside a fig?
the remnants of a fig wasp
wasp eggs and larvae
How to farmers prevent overpopulation of a fig plant?
They separate male and female fig plants over great distances.
They use judicious amounts of pesticides.
They physically remove excess bees from the plant.
How many fruit fly eggs is tomato ketchup allowed to contain?
2 eggs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
10 eggs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
30 eggs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
What is the practice of eating bugs and worms called?