How much specified complexity can an organism have which is smaller than a one-celled animal? Well, organisms like little tiny wasps with muscles, nerves, a digestive system, and a brain! Science daily reports…
“This is the first time the flight behaviour of the parasitic wasp is observed, which is used as biological crop protector that kills the eggs from which harmful caterpillars grow. It was known that parasitic wasps hitchhike on top of larger insects, such as butterflies, but until now nobody had seen how the wasps were able to fly to the butterflies and their eggs. The high speed movies show how the parasitic wasp jumps up into the air, elegantly flaps around, and then somehow lands — the insect sometimes boldly lands face-first.”
What enables these designs of Fairy wasps to remain so small? The answer is, they have no no nucleus rather 95 percent consists of 7,400 neurons. Physorg reports…
“A cell’s nucleus is of course, usually pretty important, it’s where the DNA is generally stored after all. It’s also usually the part of the cell that runs things, like causing a replenishment of proteins to keep cells alive, etc. This of course got the researchers to wondering how an insect could survive if most of its neurons had no nucleus.”
“The secret, the team writes, lies in the fact that the insect is so small, that neurons (with nuclei intact) that develop during the pupa stage apparently make enough protein to last the full five days of its adulthood, so, not needing them any longer, all but a few hundred of the nuclei are destroyed by bursting, making the cell smaller and saving room for other more important cells. The team notes that this is the first recorded instance of neurons existing in the wild without benefit of nuclei.”
Here is another, the government decides to give you an important job. This job consists of miniaturization technology and your job is to build an aircraft that can fly 18,000 miles and yet only weigh an ounce! Impossible you think? Perhaps for an aircraft but not for a tiny little bird weighing less than an ounce! This little creature has amazed scientists and observers alike with its migratory journeys.
Physorg reports on this incredible bird, known as the Northern Wheateater…
“The Alaskan birds spent the winter in Africa before returning back home, a journey of about 14,500 kms (9,000 miles) each way, in which they flew on average 290 kms (181 miles) a day. They travelled over Siberia and across the Arabian desert, heading to Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, a trip that took about 91 days on the outward trip but 55 days for the return leg.”
A tagged bird from Baffin Island flew over the North Atlantic, landed in Britain, travelled southwards across continental Europe, the Mediterranean and Sahara to winter on the coast of Mauritania, West Africa, taking 26 days out and 55 days back for a trip of about 7,500 kms (4,700 miles).”
“They are incredible migratory journeys, particularly for a bird this size,” said Ryan Norris of the University of Guelph in Ontario. “Think of something smaller than a robin but a little larger than a finch raising young in the Arctic tundra and then a few months later foraging for food in Africa for the winter.”
“The study appears on Wednesday in Biology Letters, a journal published by the Royal Society, Britain’s de-facto academy of sciences.”
A bird that looks like a staving sparrow with tiny wings is still able to fly across the world is quite amazing! Living organisms have a lot of diversity and specialized complexity which is only possible with existing embedded information that falsifies any Darwinian expectations. Miniaturization designs in nature are remarkable, thanks to God!