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Answered 2009-03-17 00:53:31

Dung beetles are not harmful at all! They are benificial insects on dairy farms because they clear up the cow pats. Without them, the world will be a dung infested planet! They're also environmentally friendly If you're lucky enough to visit a dairy farm, ask the farmer to show you some dung beetles at work. Take a shovel with you to lift up the cow pat to find beetles. If you put the cow pat in a bucket of water, the beetles will float up to the surface. You can pick up the beetles - they're surprisingly clean and they won't bite! Source/s: The Story of Dairy, Workboot series.

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Where do dung beetles get dung?

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How do dung beetles reproduce?

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What does dung beetles eat?

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How do dung beetles leading?

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Scientific name of dung beetle?

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What happens if there's no more dung beetles?

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Do dung beetles bite?

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