The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Carole Borthwick
Did you know that only female mosquitoes suck blood?She bites to suck your blood!When she bites. We smack and then scratch.If she dodged your attempt to squish her, (and they usually do), please realize - her course was with purpose. She needed...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Laureen Manera
Mosquitoes are one of life's minor annoyances (unless you live in a place where malaria and other serious insect-borne diseases are rampant- then they can be deadly) yet can be intriguing creatures when studied.Many people are not even aware that only the female mosquito...
Tiger beetles: Tiny terrors
By: Beth Benson
The Tiger Beetle, at first glance, this beetle looks like it accidentally ate a bunch of miracle grow and possibly overdosed on something that it definitely shouldn't have gotten into. When you first see a Tiger Beetle, you see that it has very large bulging...
Tiger beetles: Tiny terrors
By: Karen Ellis
Both adult tiger beetles and their larva are fierce predators. The adults use their sickle shaped jaws to catch unsuspecting insects. And the larva, living in tunnels with in dry dirt or sand, use their strong jaws to snatch passing insects while holding themselves in...
By: Kathy Stemke
Did you ever wonder why your dog walks in circles before he lays down? His ancestors lived in the wild, and would circle to make a bed by pressing down the tall grass. That's the type of question that can be answered by ethology. Ethology...
Pandas: The giant cat bear
By: Laureen Manera
Despite being few in number, the giant panda is immensely popular with people due in part, no doubt, to its cute and cuddly appearance. They are one of the most beloved and recognized wild creatures that inhabit our planet.For many years, scientists argued amongst...
By: Kathy Stemke
The definition of a social animal is one that interacts with other members of its species for a common goal like raising their young or finding food for the group. Like brothers, the howls of wolves pierced the arctic air with different tones and pitches...
How tigers hunt
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is found across the Asian continent. These solitary creatures are known for their large body structure, red/orange coat, often striped with black, and their ability to roar. However, compared to many other creatures, these magnificent beasts hunt remarkably differently from their...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: jaybob
The Reason only Female Mosquito Sucks Blood: The female mosquito is the only one of the Culicidae family that consumes blood because, unlike other parasitic creatures that survive exclusively on the fluids of living animals, the mosquito only uses blood as nutrition for the development...
Pandas: The giant cat bear
By: Karen Ellis
The giant panda is widely recognizable with it's slow movements and distinctive black and white markings. However, unless you live in China or attend a zoo you aren't likely to see them face to face. They are commonly known as panda bear, bamboo bear or...

 

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