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discovery! new creature that eat & lives on rocks and its excretion is sand by fineboynl(m): 11:08am On Apr 02, 2020
As we all know, animals in nature can be divided into two categories, one is carnivorous animals and the other is herbivores. Although there are many animals in nature, any animal belongs to one of these two kinds of animals. But, you know what? Some scientists have discovered a very magical animal. This animal is neither carnivorous nor herbivore. It is an unknown species. Most importantly, scientists also found that this animal actually feeds on stones. What is going on? Let's have a look!

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Perhaps many people will think that eating stones is not unusual. After all, some animals can eat stones, and even some people can eat stones. Even so, what we need to know is that those animals that eat stones are not to absorb nutrients from stones, but to increase the digestive ability of the stomach. As for those who eat stones, they are only suffering from pica.

However, the animal discovered by scientists is very different. It eats pure stones to get nutrients and keep itself alive. It is understood that this animal was discovered by scientists in the Batam River in the Philippines. It is a mollusk that eats stones for a living and is called "stone-eating beast" by scientists.

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Scientists have found that stone eaters adhere to the surface of stones, but slowly nibble at stones with their unique mouths. In the process of eating, it will slowly climb into the stone and finally live in the stone. It will not leave until the stone is eaten. After the stone eater eats the stone into its stomach, its unique digestive system decomposes the stone and extracts the organic matter in it, and those substances that have no use value will be discharged out of the body. Interestingly, the "waste" excreted by stone eaters is the same as the sand we see everyday.

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Because this creature is so strange, scientists have not yet been able to know its specific classification or its specific properties. However, with the in-depth research of scientists, I believe that one day we will understand this creature clearly. What do you think of this?

Re: discovery! new creature that eat & lives on rocks and its excretion is sand by Royruky(m): 11:21am On Apr 02, 2020
New discovery everyday
Re: discovery! new creature that eat & lives on rocks and its excretion is sand by josh123(m): 11:32am On Apr 02, 2020
There are so many things scientist are yet to discover on earth
Re: discovery! new creature that eat & lives on rocks and its excretion is sand by bmdmixer: 12:01pm On Apr 02, 2020
no name yet no full
might look like a slug with one eye n mouth with hidden teeth
Re: discovery! new creature that eat & lives on rocks and its excretion is sand by Blakjewelry(m): 6:31pm On Apr 03, 2020
Is it every stone they eat or a stone with a specific mineral
Re: discovery! new creature that eat & lives on rocks and its excretion is sand by Guide777(m): 12:53pm On Apr 04, 2020
This creature has business potentials. it may end rock blasting.

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