Ants: An overview of a fascinating group of insects
By: Abby Way
Ants are highly social insects. They can have nests comprised of millions of workers and twenty queens. The most primitive species' nests can have just twelve individuals at a time. Nevertheless, all ants belong to the order Hymenoptera. There are more than 186 species of...
By: Joanne L McGonagle
The Koala, one of Australia's icons is the only mammal, other than the Greater Glider and the Ringtail Possum, which can survive on a diet of eucalyptus leaves (gum leaves). Koalas are persnickety eaters with solid preferences for different types of gum leaves and will...
By: Ashok A
The insect world exploredWhat do most people think of when you mention"insects"? Well, they may think of pests, such as flies, mosquitoes, moths, and beetles. Or they may think of ants and bees and wasps; and attractive insects like butterflies. And then if you ask...
The life cycle of the Malaria parasite
By: Triana Rathads
Malaria is caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Plasmodium, there are three types of malaria: tertian malaria caused by P. vivax and P. ovale, quartan malaria caused by P. malariae, and tropical malaria caused by P. falciparum. The life cycles of all these...
Information about tape worms (Platyhelminthes Cestoda)
By: are-peace
All tapeworms belong to the phylum platyhelminthes in the class cestoda. The class cestoda consists of about 5000 species. All are endoparasitic tapeworms. Most of them need at least 2 hosts. The definitive hosts of the adult tapeworms are usually vertebrates while the intermediate hosts...
The permanence of extinction
By: Joseph Malek
Many things can kill the living plants and/or animals that reside on land or within the many bodies of water on our Earth. Such was the case for nearly all of the prehistoric animals and plants that were alive as far back as 65 million...
By: Lynette Alice
If you get stung by a sting ray it is not the end of the world. It is going to hurt, and you need on the spot and follow-up care to avoid infection from the barb it will leave behind in you in almost all...
What are flatworm parasites?
By: Triana Rathads
The flat worms are named the Platyhelminths, and come in two main types, the monogenea (flukes), or the tapeworm (cestode). These two types of flat worm parasites are similar in some ways, but also have their differences. The monogenea are ectoparsites, which survive on the...
Understanding pig behavior
By: James Johnson
Understanding pig behavior is like understanding the behavior of any animal. It means understanding the animal's physiology, psychology, and how it evolved. All these factors combine to create behaviors. All animals require food, water, living space, and companionship (this may only be for a short...
The permanence of extinction
By: Ines Peros
The definition of an extinct species is the termination of life on earth for a particular animal or species of plant life. During the earth's lifetime and beginning over 100 thousand years ago, an extinction of a species did not occur as frequently and as...

 

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