Different types of turtles: Their characteristics and descriptions
By: Judith Willson
First of all it should be pointed out that there is confusion with language use when discussing turtles. American English tends to use ‘turtle’ for all chelonians. British English distinguishes between tortoises, turtles and terrapins, with turtle only being used for marine chelonians. Other...
By: Carolyn Tytler
Spiders are not insects. They belong to the Arachnid family. There are more than 30,000 species of spiders. They have two main body parts: The cephalothorax, which is a fused head and thorax, and an abdomen. They have eight legs and up to eight...
By: Diana Ketchen
If you've asked yourself "what are parasites", you're not alone. Most people do not know what they are or how they can contract them. Human parasites live off a host, be it human or animal. They are very common but often missed when a physician...
By: Jonte Rhodes
If you were to ask most people what mosquitoes were good for you might not get much more then a strange look as is you had only landed on planet earth a few moments ago. However what most people don't realize is that mosquitoes form...
How bees communicate with one another
By: Amber-Marie Richardson
Did you know that bees are the only animal, apart from humans, which are known to share complex symbolic communication? To date, much scientific research has been carried out on social colonies of bees, including honey and stingless varieties of bees, in order to better...
By: Ian Farquharson
There is a breathtaking diversity of animals on Planet Earth and while many species have been identified, there are still a great number that remain undiscovered. Scientific exploration in some of the remoter regions of the world discovers a number of new animal species each...
Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
Mosquito is the name of a blood-sucking fly, a member of the insect family Culicidae and the order Diptera (true flies) and it is distinguished from most other flies by the comparatively long proboscis which projects from the head, a very slender body, and...
Information about animals with jointed legs, the Phylum Arthropoda
By: M E Skeel
The largest, most diverse phylum of animals is the Arthropoda. The name means jointed legs and all the animals in this group share that characteristic along with an exoskeleton. There are some other common Arthropod characteristics as well. They are all coelomate, meaning that they...
By: M E Skeel
Big, slow-moving, amazingly camouflaged to look like leaves and sticks, the Phasmatids are appropriately known as leaf and stick insects. They are so well camouflaged that even though some of them are among the largest living insects, they are seldom seen. They are the sloths...
The life cycle of kangaroos
By: Erik Dodge
Kangaroos are the largest marsupials in the world. They can be found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. Grass, grass trees, young shoots and leaves of health plants make up the diet of these herbivores. Standing on two legs, the kangaroo is known for its...

 

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