‘Body odour is the key to success': Biologists share advice for life from animals

From running away to sleeping lots, not all of this advice is suitable for humans.

What advice would animals give to humans for a fulfilling life?

Rainforest ecologist and PhD student Robin Hayward asked his fellow biologists on Twitter to share the best advice from the species that they study using the hashtag #AdviceFromNature.

The replies will teach you some odd things about animals.

Power naps are key

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Yeast has some solid advice on dealing with enemies and friends

It seems lobsters live in the Hunger Games

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Antarctic penguins discourage leadership and flirt loudly

Bats seem to have life figured out

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Endophytes are organisms which live inside plants

Snails are a bit problematic – take their advice with a pinch of salt

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Drosophila (fruit flies) have a very British solution to illness

From tiny creatures to large ones, sticking together is a theme

Birds encourage you to take a gap yah

On the theme of running away from your problems, ground squirrels advise you to sleep

… so do bears

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