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Figs aren't exactly fruits...but that's not the only bizarre thing about them.
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Great 1977 paper by J. Galil on Fig Biology: http://bit.ly/2bxzKwa

More on the type of pollination that happens in common figs: http://bit.ly/2bxBaqc

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Host, Writer, Animator, Editor
Anna Rothschild

Camera, Production Help
Julia Davis

Illustration of Fig Cross-Section
Eliza Lehner

Chasing Tails
Music Provided by APM

Special thanks to Dr. Allen Herre

FOOTAGE AND IMAGES

Original Footage
©WGBH Educational Foundation 2016

Fig Wasps
Gregory Dimijian/Science Photo Library

Ceratosolen capensis op Ficus sur, Jan Celliers Park, a
Wikimedia Commons/JMK

2004-03-27-Chimpanzee-eatin
Wikimedia Commons/Drrobert

Great hornbill eating fig
Wikimedia Commons/Lip kee

Lineated Barbet- Eating Goolar fig (Ficus racemosa)-Kolkata IMG 5810
Wikimedia Commons/J.M.Garg

Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) eaeting figs (17277655481)
Wikimedia Commons/Bernard DUPONT

LA FRUTERA (SNYDERS)
Wikimedia Commons/Frans Snyders

Common fig - Ficus carica - Incir 2
Wikimedia Commons/Zeynel Cebeci

Mercury fig leaf
Wikimedia Commons/Sputnikcccp

Jerusalem Machne Yehuda Market (8118463247)
Wikimedia Commons/StateofIsrael

Ficus carica 1.1R
Wikimedia Commons/Rob Hille

SFX

Cockroaches
Freesound/StateAardvark­
(used with permission from author)

Squeak Pack/squeak_10
Freesound/Corsica_S

Flying Mosquito
Freesound/zywx

Bubbles Popping
Freesound/ch0cchi

Squeak_10
Freesound/Corsica_S

Jelly Mangling On Plate
Freesound/lolamadeus

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