By: Terrence Aym
Spiders might exist that have crawled out of nightmares. They're called the "J'ba FoFi" (giant spider, pronounced ch-bah foo fee) in Central Africa. Many people might define a giant spider as one that's bigger than their hand. Some may think bigger and envision the horrifying...
Mayflies: A day in the life
By: snappeas
Mayfly Nymphs, a brief question and answer survey. 1) What is the classification of the organism for its adult form? 2) Where and when is this organism usually found in the environment? 3) What is the major food source of this organism? Does it serve...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Mammals and thermo-regulation Mammals are a class of animals which belongs to vertebrates who breathe air and is characterized by the presence of mammary glands in their females and sweat glands and hair in both genders. Humans are also part of this class of animals...
What is forensic entomology?
By: Bill Georato
SO YOU WANNA BE A FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGIST There’s been a murder. The body is lying there in the field, covered with dirt and bugs. It’s been there a day—or maybe a week. That’s where you come in. You are a forensic...
By: Holly Ware
The Black Handed Spider Monkey is found in South America, in the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. In these countries you will find slightly different sub-species, but all can be known as the Black Handed Spider Monkey...
By: Amelia Randall - 546119
An elephant's trunk is truly amazing. The trunk is the elephants nose and upper lip combined. It actually has two nostrils running all the way through it and has a flap at the end which look like a lip. An elephants trunk is so important...
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
Marsupials are one of three broad groups in which mammals are classified, the other two being placental mammals and egg-laying mammals. The term comes from the Greek word for pouch on account of the fact that certain members of this group have pouches which serve...
Function of the digestive system in animals
By: Bruce Harte
Recently completed studies on dog health have identified the importance of using dog supplements to aid the canine digestive system. By first studying how contemporary life styles of pets and their owners relate to dog nutrition the these studies have shown that the digestive processes...
Origin and development of animals
By: Jesse Vorton
Many scientists believe that all animal and plant life have developed from a single form of life that arose about 3 ½ billion years ago. This basic life form as we know it has gradually changed to throughout the past centuries, in which millions of...
A look at the different kinds of beetles
By: Jesse Vorton
There are actually, well over 20,000 different species of Beetles found throughout the world. Beetles make up the insect segment, Coleoptera, which means in Greek, ‘sheath wings’. It refers to a beetle’s elytra, which form a sheath (a blanket) for much of...

 

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