By: Jonte Rhodes
Earwigs (Dermaptera) are one of the more common insect groups that can be found in most locations globally. Most species range in size from between 10mm and 80mm in the case of one species in particular. There are known to be 1800 species, which are...
Arachnids: House spiders
By: Carolyn Tytler
"Eency-weency spider went up the water spout... " nursery rhymeThis kindergarden chant often introduces children to the arachnid they're most likely to encounter, for a few years anyway: spiders. These creatures are often mislabelled as insects but they are not. They belong to the arachnid...
By: Janet Grischy
Stick insects, members of the class Arthropoda and the orderPhasmatodea, are herbivores, spending their lives on foliage, moving slowly, depending mostly on camouflage to save them in a world of hungry predators. They are prey for birds, reptiles, spiders and primates. Although they resemble twigs...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Snails are well known for being a generally slow moving and inactive species of mollusk, and are thought by some to sleep for long periods of time. However the reality is that most common species of snail don't sleep for extended periods, and are in...
The lives of cockroaches (Insect Order Blattodea)
By: M E Skeel
It isn't fair. A few rogue species and all Cockroaches get tarred with the same brush. Most cockroaches are harmless creatures, living their lives out in quiet anonymity on forest floors around the world, especially the tropics and subtropics. They are important members of their...
The insect world explored
By: Bettina Bergh
The class Insecta are small cold blooded animals with a head, thorax and a segmented abdomen. Adults have one pair of antennae on their heads, and six legs, and 0, 2 or 4 wings on their thorax. Immatures may have 0. 6 or more legs...
Can cats and rabbits cross-breed and procreate?
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
The product of a mating between a rabbit and cat is called "a cabbit".Cabbits feature the loving, affectionate personality of a cat with the typical anatomical features of a rabbit. If you are wondering where you could purchase such an animal, think again. As...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Spiders are one of the most fascinating predatory species that can be commonly observed in everyday life, and have evolved very specialized ways of hunting for their prey. However what many people don't know is that there are actually many different ways which spiders use...
The world of the stonefly (Insect Order Plecoptera)
By: M E Skeel
Stoneflies are members of a small insect order known as the Plecoptera. There are about two thousand species worldwide, living in or around streams, in most temperate and tropical ecosystems. The people who know them best are fishermen, because stonefly larvae are an important food...
Understanding llama behavior
By: Laureen Manera
Llamas. Beautiful, regal, intelligent, and highly complex creatures. They are fascinating to watch, and being around them gives one the feeling of being in the presence of royalty.Understanding the behavior of these animals is important to anyone who might be considering keeping them or...

 

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