Patrick Guilfoile: How to drill into a fig
Spoiler alert — fig lovers should be aware that reading this article may alter their inclination to eat figs. Proceed with caution.
Figs have a several interesting relationships with wasps.
One type of wasp pollinates the fig; in the process, female wasps lose their wings and antenna as they navigate the narrow opening into the fig.
The wasps end up dying inside the fig once they finish pollination.
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