Hints: Diascia nectar floral tube pollinator Karoo Brandt Diascia flowers use not nectar but nutritious oils secreted by glands at the tips of their floral tubes to tempt pollinators. Flower and bee, in this case, a perfect fit as the insect dips its toes for oil.
Ignited by the rain, the flowering of the Karoo touches the lives of all its inhabitants. Brandt's whistling rats are quick to harvest the blossoms around their burrows.
These desert rats time their breeding to the birth of fresh food, but with snakes around, mothers can't risk leaving their youngsters at home. Clinging to her nipples, they're carried along, a sort of meals on wheels.