By: Jonte Rhodes
Acarology is the scientific study of a particular sub family of arachnids that contains mites and ticks. It is not a very often publicized area of study, and there are very few scientists who study it compared to most other zoological or biological fields of...
By: Sage Doak
How spiders catch their preySpiders use a multitude of techniques to capture prey. Most people will be aware of web building spiders and hunting spiders, but there other techniques spiders use which include ambushing and even fishing.Web BuildingSpiders build different kinds of webs based...
By: Wendy Connick
The continent of Australia has been geographically isolated for so long that the animal life has evolved in unique ways. Australian animals fill the same ecological niches as their counterparts in other parts of the world, but they're developed traits that are similar to and...
Overview of Dugesia
By: Izabella Cecelia
AbstractTaxis is the orientation toward or away from a stimulus. Planaria, in their natural habitat, are known to exhibit positive geotaxis and negative phototaxis. This experiment was conducted with nine different planaria which were observed in the amount of time spent in each condition. In...
How an ant can carry something bigger than itself
By: Linda C. Turman
First of all, I'd like to say that I hate ants. They are a pest and when out of control, they are all over the place. Hard to get rid of, for one. Then one needs to buy something to kill them with. They are...
By: Dustin Galloway
This article is written for any person interested in eating insects (Entomophagy: the practice of eating insects). Specifically for those that have never practiced entomophagy before and would like to try it for the first time. Entomophagy has been around for a very long time...
Is sex necessary for reproduction?
By: Michelle Reed
Every organism is born with a blueprint set of instructions called DNA. These instructions will set the events in motion for an organism to grow, develop and eventually reproduce. Unlike humans, other species have no control over how and when they reproduce, the method and...
How and why animals developed camouflage
By: Michelle Reed
Throughout the diverse food web of life, animals and insects can be predator or prey. Because of this uncertain life, each species have developed adaptations to survive. Whether they are hunting or being hunted, the use of unique characteristics will aid in hiding them from...
By: Veronica Bright
In Plain English: What you always wanted to know about Tiger Beetles (and then some)Scientific name: Cicindela ocellata rectilatera ChaudoirLocalities: Tiger beetles can be found everywhere! Caves, marshes, forests, desert, salt lands, seashores, lakes, rivers, streams, sand hills. Found in most U.S. States and...
Eating bugs: Why more people should try it
By: James Johnson
Some of the oldest creatures on the planet are cockroaches, having survived virtually unchanged for several hundred million years. Ants are everywhere, getting into corn, sugar and food all over the world. Termites are a major threat to wooden structures in the tropics and semi-tropics...

 

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