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The bug that poops candy - George Zaidan


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Aphids can reproduce incredibly fast: they can make 20 new generations within a single season. And that means lots of poop. Some aphid populations can produce hundreds of kilograms of poop per acre— making them some of the most prolific poopers on the planet. We know this poop as the sweet, syrupy liquid called honeydew. George Zaidan explores the wonderfully weird life of an aphid.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator George Zaidan
  • Director Luísa Holanda
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Storyboard Artist Luísa Holanda
  • Animator Luísa Holanda, Felipe Urbanetto, Cris Hulse
  • Hype Producer Taíla Soliman
  • Hype Executive Producer Gabriel Garcia
  • Sound Designer Gabriel Maia
  • Music Gabriel Maia
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Science Consultant Erin Hodgson

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