The earth is a physically rich world of life. In addition to intelligent life humans, there are more than hundreds of various creatures. In the biological world of nature, different creatures have different living habits. For example, some creatures are carnivores, they feed on meat, and some are vegetarian animals, and they feed on plants.
Fish on the bottom of the sea generally eat some plankton or some small fish and shrimp, while plants only need water and sunlight. Humans are omnivorous animals. There are only ones that have not been seen before, and there are no ones that are afraid to eat. Therefore, in the biological world, humans can also be called foodies. Many creatures on the earth were eaten to extinction by humans.
Different creatures have different living habits and like to eat different foods. But have you ever seen a creature that feeds on stones? When you see this, some people may say, what’s weird about this. When we raise chickens in the countryside, we all like to sprinkle a handful of sand on the chicken food, and then the chicken food is eaten into the stomach with the sand. Isn’t this the chicken that feeds on rocks?
If you think so, you are quite wrong. When we feed the chickens, we do like to mix in some sand for the chickens to eat. The purpose of this is to help their gastrointestinal peristalsis wear out food and strengthen the chicken’s digestive ability. The sand eaten by the chicken will eventually be excreted from the digestive tract, not completely digesting the sand.
Although chickens have eaten stones, their digestive tract cannot absorb these stones, so this is not considered to be eating stones. The main components of stone are silica, calcium carbonate and some impurities. Most organisms have no ability to digest them. Even for advanced organisms like humans, the digestive tract cannot digest stones. If we eat sand, it will eventually be excreted with the digestive tract instead of absorbed.
So are there creatures that can digest stones in nature? In the past, scientists thought that such creatures might not exist, but when scientists discovered a special creature in the Philippines for the first time, this view changed. The special creature discovered by scientists is actually an insect. Its entire digestive system is very powerful, and it feeds on stones in daily life.
Scientists have discovered that there is a corrosive mucus in their digestive tract, which can perfectly decompose some organic matter in the stone, and is absorbed by their own body for their own use. What is even more surprising is that no matter what kind of stones, they can be corroded by corrosive liquid and absorbed into the body.
The discovery of this insect that feeds on stones has given scientists a renewed understanding of life. It’s really a vast world, and there are no surprises. Many incredible things can be seen in the biological world. No wonder scientists say that life is the most mysterious, mysterious and complicated thing that has appeared since the birth of the universe.
Before this kind of stone-feeding creatures were discovered, we always thought that stones should be the most tenacious things in nature. They can withstand the corrosion of years and be preserved for a long time. The elegance of the ancient times on the earth is preserved through stones. We have learned some history of the earth and the history of life through studying stones.
However, the discovery of this kind of stone-eating creature makes us realize that it is possible and impossible for the stone to be preserved for a long time. If you encounter this insect, no matter how old the stone is, it will become their food. From this we can imagine that in the long history of the earth, in the long years of life, I don’t know how many stones of great significance were eaten by this kind of insect.
Moreover, the discovery of this kind of insects gives us another worry, that is, human houses may not be as safe as they used to be. You must know that the houses built by humans are basically related to stones, whether it is foundation or construction material, stone is the main material. If this kind of stone-feeding insects multiply in nature in the future, it may have a significant impact on human architecture.
Fortunately, this kind of creatures are relatively rare, and they are not microorganisms, we can see them with the naked eye. So don’t worry that they will have a greater impact on human architecture in the future. In fact, when we discover this particular insect that feeds on stones, we should be happy. We are not happy to have discovered a special kind of creature that has enriched the earth’s biosphere, but this special kind of creature may have a greater effect on human civilization.
We all know that rocky planets are naturally based on stones. If we want to mine the planet’s resources, we naturally need to continuously dig out stones, which requires the use of powerful mechanical equipment. If there is a special substance that can digest stones quickly and safely, can we mine resources more easily? The answer is very clear.
If there is such a powerful substance that can easily decompose stones, then human beings will be much easier in future resource mining and space mining. For example, if we are going to mine an asteroid, if we use machinery to mine, more effort is needed in terms of cost and safety. But if we can go to the asteroid with a special potion, it will be much easier to mine the asteroid, and it can be done without the need for large-scale mining equipment.
But does this substance exist? In the real world of human beings, chemical raw materials that can corrode stones naturally exist, but it is difficult to digest food as easily and safely as the digestive tract of organisms. But now scientists have discovered this kind of stone-eating insects that give us hope. As long as we can solve the mystery of this kind of biological digestion of stones, we may be able to study powerful stone-eating substances according to the same formula.
At that time, when we were mining ores, we didn’t need large-scale machinery to excavate. We only need to pour this substance in, and they can easily and continuously eat the useless stones. In this way, the efficiency of resource extraction can be greatly improved, and it is of great significance for human beings to mine in space or go to other planets to mine resources in the future.
In a sense, the rich biological world of the earth is the greatest wealth of mankind, and each creature has its own special and powerful abilities. If we can continue to crack and let these powerful abilities work for us, then human civilization will also undergo a qualitative improvement and enter a new stage.