Why Bugs Are Not Huge

Hey man, what happened to all those giant monster-bugs we had in the good old days?

The reason has to do with a bottleneck that occurs in insects air pipes as they become humongous, new research shows. In the Paleozoic Era, insects were able to overcome the bottleneck due to a high-oxygen atmosphere.

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  1. Posted August 17, 2007 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    So what they need to do now is create an oxygen-rich bubble and grow some huge bugs!

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