Insects & Spiders : Pets & Animal

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How Do Ants Behave in an Ant Farm?

How Do Ants Behave in an Ant Farm?

We never really know what goes on in animals' minds. And it's the same with ants too.......[Read More]
Life Cycle of a Waxworm

Life Cycle of a Waxworm

Wax worms are not worms, but are actually the greater wax moth's (Galleria mellonella) larval stage, states FOSSWEB. Wax worms are a food source for birds, most frogs, lizards, insects and other reptiles.......[Read More]
How to Breed a Nest of Snakes

How to Breed a Nest of Snakes

Creepy, crawly critters like snakes have been the antithesis of a "pet" to many people for hundreds of years. However, as herpetoculture (reptile enthusiasm) blossoms, snake owners have taken not only to raising snakes, but to breeding them as well. If you have recently come into possession of a nes......[Read More]
How to Keep a Ladybug Pupa

How to Keep a Ladybug Pupa

Ladybugs are native to all areas of North America, and many bug watchers and nature enthusiasts find their bright red colors and soft touches to be a constant source of joy in the outdoors. These bugs aren't born bright and cheery; in fact, they have to first pass through a larval and pupal stage be......[Read More]
Queen Bee Information

Queen Bee Information

Bees produce honey, which is used worldwide for food and health needs. In addition, bees assist in keeping the environment healthy by pollinating flowers. However, neither would be possible without the hive's queen bee.......[Read More]
Harmful Spiders in the U.S.

Harmful Spiders in the U.S.

There are more than 3,000 types of spiders in the United States of America. Chances are you've seen plenty of spiders in various locations ranging from your home to wooded areas. Luckily, out of such a large number of spider varieties, there are very few types that are truly potentially harmful to h......[Read More]
Different Types of Roaches

Different Types of Roaches

Cockroach is the common name for certain members of the scientific phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Blattodea. Even though there are more than 3,000 species of roaches, the majority are shiny black or brown, and grow 1/4 inches to 3 inches in length. They have oval-shaped, flat bodies, with ......[Read More]
Florida Tarantulas and Other Spiders

Florida Tarantulas and Other Spiders

Although Florida has countless spiders, not all of them are harmless. In fact, some of them are most likely to bite humans or are species that most people are typically afraid of and must identify for safety reasons. Many of these spiders live in gardens or in a pile of firewood, but occasionally so......[Read More]
Honey Bees Beekeeping - Choose The Best Species

Honey Bees Beekeeping - Choose The Best Species

If you are in to beekeeping and honeybees are hiving at your apiary, you have to choose the best from the seven popular species of honey bee that produces more honey in order to gain profit. A mellifera and Apis cerana japonica are two well known species of these kinds can be transported anywhere in......[Read More]
What Spiders are in Statesville, North Carolina?

What Spiders are in Statesville, North Carolina?

As in most places in North America, spiders are widespread in Statesville, North Carolina. Hundreds of spider species call the area home. It is important to know the more common species. If you can identify them, you know which are potentially dangerous and which may be beneficial to your Statesvill......[Read More]
Bumblebee Vs. Carpenter Bee

Bumblebee Vs. Carpenter Bee

The carpenter bee and bumblebee are hard to tell apart. That is because there are varieties of carpenter bees with yellow and black hairy bodies, similar to bumblebees. However, the two have some unique physical features as well as behavioral differences.......[Read More]
Michigan Spider Types

Michigan Spider Types

Spiders are found in every part of the country. Even in the colder climate of Michigan, various species can find plenty of suitable living places in houses, gardens or woodland areas. Whether you live in the city or the country, you're bound to run across a few spiders at some time in your life. Tho......[Read More]
How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Horses

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Horses

Horses, like humans, are often the target of mosquito bites and in most cases are more affected by mosquito bites as compared to humans due to their 24/7 outdoor environment and larger surface area for mosquitoes to bite. Luckily, horses can be protected from mosquito bites with a combination of art......[Read More]
Green Caterpillars Found in Ohio

Green Caterpillars Found in Ohio

A caterpillar is a squirmy larva version of what will one day metamorphose into a winged moth or butterfly and an adult member of the Lepidoptera order. With more than 360 species of butterflies and moths found in Ohio, naturally there are many adolescent, larva versions that are green-colored and c......[Read More]
Grass Snakes' Diet

Grass Snakes' Diet

The grass snake is a nonvenomous snake native to Western Europe, including much of the United Kingdom and France. While it is shorter and more slender when compared to other species of snakes around the world, it is the largest reptile found in the United Kingdom. According to the British Trust for ......[Read More]
Substitution for Sand in an Ant Farm

Substitution for Sand in an Ant Farm

Ant farms are sealed containers that were made popular in the 1950s by Uncle Milton Industries and could be purchased from the back pages of comic books across the U.S. As of 2011, ant farms are still popular in homes and educational settings as a way to educate children on the habitat and ecosystem......[Read More]
How to Breed a Green Tree Snake

How to Breed a Green Tree Snake

Green tree python snakes are green snakes that prefer to live in trees in the wild. They adapt well to cage living when you provide a mock tree for them to climb. The breeding process takes several months, and can be a profitable venture if done correctly.......[Read More]
Spiders in Eastern Montana

Spiders in Eastern Montana

Eastern Montana is much different than the west part of the state. Eastern Montana is considered to be the area east of the Rocky Mountains, from Great Falls to the border with North and South Dakotas. The geography of eastern Montana is different than that of the west. It is crisscrossed by several......[Read More]
How Do Lightning Bugs Light?

How Do Lightning Bugs Light?

Every child outside on a summer evening has chased lightning bugs, also known as fireflies. These small, winged nocturnal beetles live in warm or temperate zones around the world that favor humid climates. These insects get their name from the glow they emit from under their abdomens in blinking pat......[Read More]
How to Stain a Wooden Snake Cage

How to Stain a Wooden Snake Cage

Create a comfortable home for your snake as well as an attractive element of your home's decor with a stained, wooden snake cage. Whether you are building your own snake cage, or are refurbishing an old one, water-based stain can be used as a less toxic way to preserve and tint the wood. Water-based......[Read More]