How bees pollinate plants
By: Sammy Stein
Different flowers have many different methods of pollination. Some flowers rely on the wind for pollination. In order to achieve this, they may producethousands of flowers and masses of pollen which is carried by the wind, the volume of pollen ensuring that at least some...
The hideous human bot fly: A carnivorous bug from hell
By: Terrence Aym
A Bot Fly might sound like a cute little Japanese toy, but don't be fooled. It's one of the most disgusting, horrific bugs Mother Nature ever created. And when she created it she must have been having a very, very bad day.Although there are...
What is zygodactylous?
By: Mace Moulton Spiegel
Zygodactylous (pronounced zai-go-DAKT-uh-lus) is an anatomical term used in zoology. It refers to hands or feet with two or three toes pointing forward and two pointing backward. The term is most often used in ornithology, as a description of the feet of certain species of...
By: Shelly Barclay
With all of the animal species on this planet that have been documented, it is sometimes hard to imagine that there are species out there that have yet to be studied, but there are. A group of biologists and primatologists has recently documented such a...
Reproduction cycle of Asian elephants
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Asian elephant, much like the African elephant is struggling as a species with reproduction issues. So many of the world's Asian elephants are in captivity in wild life preserves or in zoos. The Asian elephant does not reproduce well in captivity. At the rate...
By: Dorothy Hoffman
Big-headed ants (Pheidole megacephala) are not insects with attitude problems, though their invasive behavior, threatening native ant populations, has earned them a place in the top 100 of the World’s Worst invasive species. The big-head workforce is divided into two groups: major and minor...
New giant squid discovered off the coast of India
By: Dean Traylor
The deep, dark and cold depths of the ocean are proving to be a treasure trove of life. Recently, the websites, OurAmazingPlanet and its sister site LiveScience.com reported that a new species of large squid had been discovered near an underwater mountain range in...
Understanding llama behavior
By: Brenda Nelson
Llamas are not at all like horses, nor do they behave like cattle. To understand the behavior of a llama, one has to look at camels, or llamas themselves. This is because one of the llamas best known relatives is the camel. -Curious and Alert-...
The reproductive cycle of the Nematode Myrmeconema neotropicum
By: Rena Sherwood
Only discovered in 2008, the tiny nematode Myrmeconema neotropicum has a highly unusal reproductive strategy. It’s so unique that sceintists cannot find any other nematode species to match it. Considering that there are over 20,000 nematode species, M. neotropicum is unique, indeed. It...
The life cycle of the brainworm nematode
By: Rena Sherwood
Say hello to Parelaphostrongylus tenuis If you thought your life was complicated, it pales in comparison to the lifecycle of the microscopic nematode formally known as Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, but usually called by its common name of brainworm or meningeal worm. In order to reproduce, all...

 

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