By: Janet Grischy
Complete metamorphosis is one of the three ways that insects reach the adult stage. Most insects, about 87%, undergo it. Butterflies and moths are the best known example of complete metamorphosis. Primitive insects hatch as miniature adults, and change only by growing larger. They molt...
The habitat of sun bears
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
Sun bears are cute smallish bears that live around tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. They're only 4 feet in length and weigh 60 to 130 lbs. They have a very long and slim tongue that reaches up to 8 inches. They use this tool to...
By: Ronnie Reese
Little but BIG! Today's animal belongs to the largest class of animals in the world. That means there are more of these than any other animal. Just imagine you are one of these creatures for a minute. If you are like most of these animals...
By: Janet Grischy
Butterflies, Lepidoptera, undergo complete metamorphosis. They begin as eggs, hatch into caterpillars, then hang in chrysalises and transform into the adult stage, the imago. A caterpillar is utterly different from an adult. It eats different food, inhabits a different niche, and looks so different that...
The best books for learning about animal behavior
By: Charlotte Mielziner
Books on animal behavior abound in libraries. Whether for children, university students or curious minded readers, there is a choice for everyone. They may be found in the biology, psychology and even self help sections. There are several that have stood the test of peer...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Jennifer Vensel
The difference between nature and nurture is an age-old scientific debate dealing with animals. Have you ever had a dog or cat, or even looked at someone else's dog or cat and wondered is that animal that way naturally or are they trained? You...
By: Darian Peters
The phylum annelida is made up of a great variety of different species of segmented worms. Indeed there are over 17,000 such annelid species currently known. This includes very familiar examples such as the common earthworm and the leech, as well as many more...
Overview of phylum Arthropoda
By: Laurie Childree
The phylum arthropoda is made up of crustaceans, insects, spiders and their relatives. Antropods have more species than the other phylas put together making them the largest phylum. There are millions of species within the phylum that have not yet been described, it is believed...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Perry McCarney
There has been significant debate on whether nature or nurture dominates in the development of human behavior since the fields of human psychology and human psychiatry evolved. Prior to the Industrial Revolution it was presumed that the son would follow the craft of the...
The best books for learning about animal behavior
By: Lucie Shores
"Animal Behavior Science Projects" by Nancy Woodard Cain Something children will love to have is this book of non-invasive experiments about animal behavior. It is the science fair's alternative to putting animals in cages, wheels, balls and pens. Each subject outlines a complete scientifically observable...

 

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