By: Elizabeth Nuttall
Soldier crab is not a name used to describe one specific species of crab; it is rather a generic name used to account for several species of crabs and crustaceans from around the world. These include the pagarus bernhardus, a European hermit crab; the coenobite...
By: Erin Yorke
Mictyris longicarpus, commonly called soldier crabs, "are about 1.5 cm wide. They have a small, round, blue body. They have long jointed legs with purple stripes. It gets its name from two characteristics; its habit of travelling in large numbers, and its ability to...
Crab profile: Seaweed crab
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Crab Profile: Seaweed Crab The seaweed crab is an interesting and unique looking little creature which lives in the coastal waters of south eastern Australia. They can be found in shallow water and sheltered areas on rocky shorelines from central New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania...
The diet of the North American Mink
By: Suzanne S. Garner
The diet of the North American mink can be generally characterized by its scientific order Carnivora which it shares with the likes of wolves, lions and tigers. These animals are all carnivores which mean meat eating animals. Following the taxonomy, mink belong to the Mustelidae...
Habitat of the wild mink
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Mink are originally from North America but can be found throughout European countries as well. The wild American mink (Neovison vison) is not limited to the United States and can be found in Canada. The smaller European mink (Mustela lutreola) is very rare and considered...
Crab profile: Miner hermit crab
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Miner hermit crab (Cancellus typus) are unusual crabs because they do not have a hardened carapace, nor do they find abandoned mollusk or snail shells to claim as their own. These crabs make their home in hollowed out rocks which is why they are sometimes...
By: Shannon Puentes
"Habitat of the Wild Mink" Many hikers and adventure seekers have accidentally stumbled across the path of a wild mink. The mink, whose name is derived from the Swedish word Maenk, is a small semi-aquatic animal that resides in a variety of wetlands. The wild...
Crab profile: Rough shore crab
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Rough shore crabs (Cyclograpsus granulosus) are fast moving crabs that are very active day or night and do not like to be disturbed. They are found in limited areas on the southern shoreline of Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Description and features Rough shore crabs have...
The diet of the North American Mink
By: Brandy Smith - 652469
The North American Mink is not as soft-hearted when it comes to eating as the plush feeling of a Mink coat might lead you to think, they are very aggressive predators. The North American Mink is a solely carnivorous (meat-eater) animal, they mostly feast on...
By: Kimberly Napier
The western sword fern, or the Polystichum munitum, is considered to be the king of all the northwest ferns. This fern does well in almost any conditions, but will thrive in certain specific ones. It will fit in with most plantings around the home garden...

 

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