Wild Sex S1 • E17

Here’s How Chemicals in Urine Help Porcupines Find a Mate





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Published on Feb 19, 2018

There are thousands of compounds in urine that can tell us a lot about biology. Porcupines take advantage of the power in pee, and use it as a determining factor for fornication.

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