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Q.figs and how they ripen

psychoda added on July 26, 2012 | Answered

I saw on PBS that there is a kind of bug that infests a fig, which causes it to ripen and mature. Is this true or are my facts inaccurate?

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Answered on July 27, 2012

Yes, this is true. You are referring to the female fig wasp. Here is more information: http://www.cloudbridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/NatureNotesNo19.pdf

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