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Tips On How To Identify Beehive Diseases and Pests Early

Tips On How To Identify Beehive Diseases and Pests Early

Do you know that diseases, pests & predators can pose a huge threat to your colonies if they aren't identified and treated early. In fact a huge percentage of colonies that have been wiped out it's because of these factors. In this article I aim to highlight some of most common and dangero......[Read More]
How to Make a Caterpillar Marionette

How to Make a Caterpillar Marionette

Add some fun to your home puppet shows when you dance a long-bodied caterpillar marionette around the stage. The caterpillar can be a great expressive character for puppet shows or personal puppet practicing. Don't be afraid if it moves slowly, for this is exactly the way a caterpillar is meant to m......[Read More]
How to Identify Hairy Brown Spiders

How to Identify Hairy Brown Spiders

Spiders are found in homes and gardens all over the world. In many parts of the world, including the United States, hairy brown spiders are frequently spotted. Some spiders pose a risk to human health, since their bites release venom. If you know how to identify hairy brown spiders, you can determin......[Read More]
What to Put in a Butterfly House

What to Put in a Butterfly House

Butterfly houses aren't only an attractive addition to your garden, they can also be a teaching tool for children who are learning about a butterfly's life cycle. With a butterfly house, you can help a larvae in its journey to metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, right before your eyes. You can......[Read More]
Snakes Found in Central Pennsylvania

Snakes Found in Central Pennsylvania

Some 21 species of snakes have been recorded in the state of Pennsylvania, of which three are venomous. Of these 21 species, 13 can be found commonly in or around the central areas of the state, and two of these are venomous. These snakes can vary greatly in size, from just a few inches to several f......[Read More]
Ohio Wolf Spiders

Ohio Wolf Spiders

Ohio is home to about 580 species of spiders, and wolf spiders make up about 9 percent of the state's total spider population. They do not spin webs but hunt for their prey instead by hiding in cracks, under rocks or by wandering in search of food. Their roaming sometimes leads them into homes, whic......[Read More]
How to Catch Garden Snakes

How to Catch Garden Snakes

Garden snakes are one of the most common and widely found species of snakes in the world. Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are found all across the North America and Central America. These reptiles can be found in nearly any wooded area or backyard, especially those near a stream or other......[Read More]
How to Avoid Competition With Reticulated Pythons

How to Avoid Competition With Reticulated Pythons

Reticulated pythons are very large snakes that can grow up to 18 feet in length. Reticulated pythons that are housed together will compete for food, heat and space. The best way to avoid competition between two or more reticulated pythons is to house them separately. If this is not possible or the s......[Read More]
Bee Keeping For Beginners - 4 Essential Pieces of Equipment You Can't Do Without

Bee Keeping For Beginners - 4 Essential Pieces of Equipment You Can't Do Without

Are you looking into the bee keeping hobby craze? The allure of this hobby is that it is challenging, exciting, and even a little dangerous all at the same time. There are those going in with the intention of gaining a bit of pocket money, while others just really love working in the outdoors. Eithe......[Read More]
Bugs Used in Forensics

Bugs Used in Forensics

Certain bugs used in forensics can determine time and manner of death.skeleton image by jeancliclac from Fotolia.comA body with obvious signs of trauma lies abandoned in an open field. The only credible witnesses swarm the crime scene; however, they cannot testify without coaxing. The.........[Read More]
Why Do Grasshoppers Have Barbs on Their Legs?

Why Do Grasshoppers Have Barbs on Their Legs?

In the world of insects, there are many anomalies. For the grasshopper, barbs (or spines) have three main reasons for growing on the legs.......[Read More]
Indian Cobra Behavior

Indian Cobra Behavior

The Indian cobra, also known as the Naja Naja and spectacled cobra, is an extremely venomous snake found in Assam and Eastern India. According to the Wildlife Tour, the Indian cobra has been added to the endangered species list even though it is not endangered, because it resembles rarer snakes. The......[Read More]
Snake Catching Tools

Snake Catching Tools

There are many tools available to catch snakes.snake image by pearlguy from Fotolia.comWhether you are removing an unwanted guest from your home or collecting specimens for research in the field, there are several tools that can help you catch snakes safely. Some tools allow you to.........[Read More]
Snakes That Are Brown With Markings Like Diamonds

Snakes That Are Brown With Markings Like Diamonds

There are as many as 3,000 different species of snakes that are currently recognized. A multitude of colors and patterns exist. Some snakes look very similar and can be difficult to tell apart. Brown is a common color among snakes because it helps camouflage them against the ground. A pattern consis......[Read More]
How to Care for Bees in the First Year

How to Care for Bees in the First Year

This is also a good guideline for the care of your bees year after year.......[Read More]
Weaknesses of Scyther

Weaknesses of Scyther

Scyther is one of the original 150 Pokémon characters, and has appeared in every iteration of the games and the card game. He's a mantis-like insect with scythe-like arms and the ability to fly in the video games. Because he has both the "bug" and "flying" type attributes, he has weaknesses t......[Read More]
How Many Types of Caterpillars Are There?

How Many Types of Caterpillars Are There?

Caterpillars are the larvae, or the infant stage, of a butterfly or moth. Often moth caterpillars are viewed as pests, as they tend to destroy areas of foliage and plant life rapidly. In agriculture, most species of caterpillar can eat their way through large areas of crops, rendering them either un......[Read More]
The Characteristics of Killer Bees

The Characteristics of Killer Bees

Easily provoked to savage attacks, Africanized honeybees, often referred to as "killer bees," are native to South and East Africa. Imported for their superior honey producing capabilities, compared to European honeybees common in the United States, Africanized bees were introduced to Brazil in 1956.......[Read More]
What Insects Eats Lavender?

What Insects Eats Lavender?

Because of its strong aroma, many common plant-eating insects, such as aphids, do not eat lavender plants. In fact, some gardeners use lavender as a natural insect repellent by planting it amongst other flowering plants more popular with insects. Several species of insects, however, are known to eat......[Read More]