By: M E Skeel
This is a huge topic because there are so many kinds of arthropods. There are three broad groups to consider; insects, crustaceans, and the chelicerates (spiders and their cousins). Spiders and insects are terrestrial animals and so have similar to solutions to the problems associated...
By: L L - 558339
Before I start to tell you what the molting process of a hermit crab is, I am going to explain exactly what molting is. According to Merriam Webster dictionary www.merriam-webster.com molting is "to shed hair, feathers, shell, horns, or an outer layer periodically"...
The habitat of African lions
By: William Mataba
The African Lion is essentially a plains animal, but moves into other areas when food or circumstances affect its needs. It is a large cat which cannot retract its claws, and left alone with nature, is dependent on the wandering grazing herds of antelope, gnus...
The breeding habits of the African lion
By: Michelle Graf
African Lions are the only species of big cats that voluntarily live in groups in the wild. As a result, their social structure has evolved to include specific mating rituals and rights. The pride is structured around the dominant male. His job is to protect...
By: N. David
As anyone who has seen a firefly knows, some living organisms are capable of producing and emitting light from within their own bodies. This is known as bioluminescence. Unlike many other common sources of light, bioluminescence creates light but does not generate very much heat...
By: M E Skeel
Butterflies and moths all have overlapping scales on their two pairs of wings and this is the meaning of their group name, Lepidoptera (lepido = scaley, pteron = wing). Under the scales, the wings are transparent and veined, as in other insects. Another common lepidopteran...
How an elephant uses its trunk
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The proboscis or trunk of an elephant is one of the wonders of nature! It is a fusion of nose and upper lip which is strong yet sensitive. Using its trunk, an elephant can pull down a tree and also pick up a blade of...
By: M E Skeel
There are over a hundred thousand species of true flies in the world and as varied as they are, they all share an important characteristic: all have only two membranous wings. The second pair of wings have been altered into mini-gyroscopes called halteres that assist...
By: Sylvia Harrison
Why camels have humps A camel lives in a zoo. Well, the ones most of us see do! But do you know where camels are usually found in nature and what is inside those humps on their backs. There are two types of camels. The...
A look at the different kinds of beetles
By: Frances Stanford
There are hundreds of different kinds of beetles in the world, some of which are larger and more well-known than others. This article will provide you with a brief look at some of the more common beetles: - Tiger Beetles - Ground Beetles - Predatory...

 

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