By: Thomas Kizito
Although individually ants are small insects, they are very familiar, partly on their ability to inflict painful bites but mainly because of the huge number in which they occur and their highly developed social organization. In this last characteristic, they more nearly approach man than...
By: Sage Doak
Recognition of other animals is essential to all animals, whether interspecific (other species) or intraspecific (same species).When human babies are young the will readily turn towards an upside down bowling ball template (two dots at top). This has been used in research to show...
By: Don Rainwater
Chimpanzees may be the closest things to a human, but their taste in women is the total opposite. Baggy eyes and a wrinkled face is the look the male chimps are looking far. If you are a lady chimp and have smooth features and a...
By: Sangay Glass
Animals identify each other in much the same way as humans do. They use sight, sound and smell. Most important is that they have become quite familiar with their species group as well as take note of the habits and quirks of their predators and...
By: Vadim Osadchi
Although animals interact using the very same senses humans are accustomed to, their control of the senses comes in a wider variety of degrees. We can typically tell our own people apart by eyesight alone. In the vast animal world, this method isn't always as...
By: Triple Alpha
Insects and that their importance to mankind. It is estimated that 80 per cent of the world's animal population are of the insect kind. With such a number of species it is impossible that there can be no impact on human life. Most insects have...
By: Lynn Schwalbe-Larson
Animal behavior is a source of fascination for many people, all the way from the career zoologist, to the pet owner. This topic has generated many studies, exploring the social networks and cooperation of different species, comparing colonies of bees to ants and also trying...
By: Kevin Fitzgerald - 174683
TIGER BEETLES Their larvae are predators, as are the adults, although the larvae hunch motionless in vertical tunnels, waiting for prey to come along, while the adults actively hunt, chasing down prey by running and flying. If a military designer needed a model for a...
By: Kevin Fitzgerald - 174683
FIRE ANTS: PAINFUL AS THE NAME SUGGESTS Their name screams it all: FIRE ANTS. If you don't know anything about them, millions of people in the southern U.S. do, having learned the hard way. Being mass-stung by an angry horde of fire ants is...
By: Jeff Casto
I've heard it said that the female is the most deadly in all biological species. This is certainly true of mosquitoes, for it is only the female that bites. Male mosquitoes are not even capable of biting, having a different type of proboscis. Both male...

 

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