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Zoologger: Chill out with the world's coldest insect

The Antarctic midge is the only insect to spend its entire life on the continent, despite being regularly frozen, dried out and sprayed with salt water...

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  • Teets, NM, Y Kawarasaki, RE Lee Jr., DL Denlinger. 2012. Energetic consequences of repeated and prolonged dehydration in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica. Journal of Insect Physiology 58(4):498-505. 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2011.11.011
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