Insects & Spiders : Pets & Animal

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Basic Beekeeping Lessons

Basic Beekeeping Lessons

Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot just decide and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have suffi......[Read More]
How to Make Organic Wood Lacquer

How to Make Organic Wood Lacquer

Organic wood lacquer can be produced using shellac, a natural organic resin. Shellac comes from an insect, Laccifer lacca. These insects thrive in tropical countries, particularly India and Thailand. Laccifer lacca secretes an amber-colored resinous substance called lac. The insects gather in the ......[Read More]
How to Fly a Hydra on a Laptop

How to Fly a Hydra on a Laptop

"Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" is the second-highest rated GTA game on Metacritic, selling over fifteen million copies on PS2, Xbox and PC. The PC version is considered the definitive version, supporting higher resolutions, framerates and the option of gamepad or keyboard and mouse controls. Many l......[Read More]
How to Identify Bees & Wasps

How to Identify Bees & Wasps

Because both can give a painful sting, bees and wasps are often confused for each other. While they may look similar and are related, they are two distinctly different types of insect. Each has specific characteristics that sets it apart. With a little knowledge and some careful observation, you can......[Read More]
How to Mount Bugs

How to Mount Bugs

Whether you are an budding entomologist, a budding lepidopterist or a student preparing for a science fair, mounting bugs on a display is the easiest way to keep up with the insects you have collected. Mounting them properly keeps them from deteriorating unnecessarily and will allow you to store the......[Read More]
What Happens When a Black Widow Spider Bites a Dog?

What Happens When a Black Widow Spider Bites a Dog?

There are three species of black widow spiders in the U.S. and all of them are highly venomous. When a black widow spider bites a dog, the bite may be dry, meaning no venom has been injected, but venomous injections can be serious.......[Read More]
Different Kinds of Ohio Ants

Different Kinds of Ohio Ants

You will see ants come out of hiding when the weather gets warm. House ants are the most common ants people may see. However, Ohio has numerous ants crawling indoors and outdoors. Some ants have large heads, while other ants have a bite that stings. Ohio is home to hundreds of species of ants. Howev......[Read More]
How to Identify Insect Larva

How to Identify Insect Larva

Crawling, flying and slithering about the United States are thousands of insect species. Identifying these insects is complicated because most of them have a larval stage that looks completely different from how they will look as an adult. You can identify larvae through careful observation and a pr......[Read More]
The Best Way to Catch Grasshoppers

The Best Way to Catch Grasshoppers

Whether you want to catch grasshoppers for the thrill of it or need to capture a few of the bouncy insects to feed to your fish, spider or reptiles, doing so is a relatively easy task. The key is to be patient, quiet and have a good eye. After a bit of practice, you'll be able to catch grasshoppers ......[Read More]
What's In Your Honey House? Tips On Buying Used Beekeeping Equipment

What's In Your Honey House? Tips On Buying Used Beekeeping Equipment

What would you do if you ripped a hole in your beekeeping suit while you were working with your bees? What if you extractor stops working just before the bulk of the hive returns to find their combs empty? Buying used beekeeping equipment can make an already dangerous hobby very dangerous.......[Read More]
Venomous Snakes Found in the U.S.

Venomous Snakes Found in the U.S.

Though most snakes in the United States are harmless, there are a few species with a dangerous venomous bite. Whether in the water, forest or even your own back yard, these deadly species might be hiding ready to strike. If in the wilderness, a person should always know what snakes are common to tha......[Read More]
How to Care for a Mantis Religiosa

How to Care for a Mantis Religiosa

The mantis religiosa, more commonly known as the praying mantis, is part of the mantids group of insects. While they originated in tropical climates, people keep them as pets throughout the world. Despite their size, praying mantises require care to maintain their health, and with a few care techniq......[Read More]
How to Tell Rubber Boas Apart From Other Snakes

How to Tell Rubber Boas Apart From Other Snakes

The rubber boa is a small constrictor that lives from central California north to Canada, and east through northern Nevada, Utah, and western Wyoming and Montana. Their favorite prey are baby voles, mice, shrews and other small mammals. They prefer cooler climates compared to other snakes, dwelling ......[Read More]
Beginner Beekeepers - 4 Ways to Get Honey Bees

Beginner Beekeepers - 4 Ways to Get Honey Bees

As a beginner beekeeper, there are several ways to get bees. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of each way of getting your honey bees.......[Read More]
How to Identify Snakes in Texas

How to Identify Snakes in Texas

There are various kinds of snakes all over the state of Texas. Most are not deadly but there are a few that are. All snakes will bite if they feel threatened and about half of them are not aggressive. It is best to know about which snakes to watch out for, especially when going camping or traveling ......[Read More]
Spiders Common to Florida

Spiders Common to Florida

Florida, also know as the Sunshine State, is home to over 750 species of spiders. Many of the spiders found in Florida originated from the region and residents find them to be a familiar sight. In recent years, a significant increase in the number of spiders from exotic locations has occurred in Fl......[Read More]
How to Identify Snakes in Africa

How to Identify Snakes in Africa

Africa has many kinds of snakes that are venomous and aggressive, along with those that aren't. They come in all sizes and colors and live in various areas of Africa. They're rather easy to identify, and for the most part it's best to stay away from all of them. If they feel threatened, they will b......[Read More]
Types of House Spiders

Types of House Spiders

There are approximately 2,500 different types of spiders in North America. Most spiders are not house dwellers, instead preferring an outdoor habitat. However, a few do enjoy dark places like basements, and they eventually find their way into the rest of the house.......[Read More]
Information About the Ant Eating Animal

Information About the Ant Eating Animal

Four species of anteater exist: the giant anteater, the silky anteater and two types of tamandua. All anteaters are found in Central America and South America. Anteaters commonly inhabit areas where insects are plentiful such as grasslands, savannas, swamplands and the rainforest. Anteaters are know......[Read More]