Insects & Spiders : Pets & Animal

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How to Breed Crickets for Lizards

How to Breed Crickets for Lizards

If you own a reptile that eats crickets, you usually have to go to the pet supply store each week and purchase some. It can get to be a nuisance and if you have many pets to feed, you might fare better with a home supply of crickets. Once you get your cricket farm started, you should have a constant......[Read More]
How Are Flies & Bees Different?

How Are Flies & Bees Different?

Insects such as flies and bees play important roles in the maintenance of ecosystems worldwide, impacting not only plant and animal life but also the lives of people. Despite the shared significance of flies and bees, these two types of insects could not be more different. Flies and bees have distin......[Read More]
How to Kill Hoverflies

How to Kill Hoverflies

Hoverflies closely resemble wasps and small bees. Evolution has provided them with this camouflage because it causes apprehension and fear in potential predators. The fake warning signal is known as aposematic coloration. Hoverflies have two natural predators that will hunt and kill them, but the mo......[Read More]
What Kind of Bird Eats a Snake?

What Kind of Bird Eats a Snake?

Many birds are carnivorous and some eat snakes. These tend to be birds of prey, such as hawks, eagles, falcons and owls whose beaks, sharp talons, sharp eyesight and stealthy ways of hunting help them capture snakes that might be hard to subdue and venomous.......[Read More]
Honey Extractors Form an Essential Part of Beekeeping Equipment

Honey Extractors Form an Essential Part of Beekeeping Equipment

A good honey extractor will help you squeeze as much of this precious commodity from each comb whenever you have harvested. In this article I aim to clarify the importance of acquiring one. Also it will minimize damage to your combs which will enable you to reuse them and thus speeding up the honey ......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Bees With an Organic Solution

How to Get Rid of Bees With an Organic Solution

Bees are an important part of our ecosystem. They pollinate flowers and create honey. They are also vital to the fertilization process for plants and pollinate a quarter of the world's food sources. You should avoid killing bees if possible, but if they are nesting too close for comfort and you're s......[Read More]
How to Learn About Beekeeping

How to Learn About Beekeeping

With only a small amount of time, you and your family can enjoy not only honey, but also the experience of watching nature at work.......[Read More]
How to Tell a Male Millipede From a Female Millipede

How to Tell a Male Millipede From a Female Millipede

Unless you see a millipede in the process of laying eggs, which is nearly impossible since they lay eggs buried under the soil, you're going to have to do more than just look at them to determine the sex. While many people want nothing more than to get as far away as possible from all of those milli......[Read More]
Information on the Spider Bull Elk

Information on the Spider Bull Elk

Spider Bull Elk is an informal name given to a world-record bull elk that was shot and killed in 2009. The elk was confirmed as the largest to be felled since records began in 1830. In hunting and conservation circles, especially in the Utah area, the Spider Bull Elk achieved an almost mythical stat......[Read More]
How to Identify a Tropical Butterfly

How to Identify a Tropical Butterfly

Butterflies are a common insect in many parts of the world, and they draw a lot of attention from humans due to their colorful wings and interesting markings. If you have seen interesting tropical butterflies, you may wish to identify their species. With so many different species of butterflies, it......[Read More]
How to Make Spiders Out of Paper

How to Make Spiders Out of Paper

Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are found around the world. Making replicas of them out of paper is a simple and fun activity. Paper spiders can be used as decorations for Halloween. Young students can learn about the different anatomical structures ......[Read More]
Poisonous Spiders in Washington

Poisonous Spiders in Washington

Poisonous spiderspider image by wilmar huisman from Fotolia.comSpiders are very interesting creatures. Different species of spiders can be found in almost any climate across the globe. They act as a natural form of pest control by feeding on insects or other spiders. Normally, spiders.........[Read More]
How to Catch Wild Crickets

How to Catch Wild Crickets

A wild cricket is a superb bait to use when fishing and it's also good food for exotic pets, such as turtles, lizards and other reptiles. Crickets can take up residence in your home and hide around refrigerators, stoves and fireplaces, or they can be found outside in fields, wooded areas and pasture......[Read More]
The Vital Beekeeper Supplies List

The Vital Beekeeper Supplies List

Beekeeping is a delicate hobby or activity and you need to get it right. If you are just starting out and have probably not put a lot of thought into the requirements yet, you are headed for a dull show. Your beekeeping experience is going to be a robust and exciting (and stinging) one as you work t......[Read More]
How to Care for Carpet Pythons

How to Care for Carpet Pythons

The carpet python is native to Australia and New Guinea. In the wild the dark patterns on its body help the python to blend in with fallen leaves in its surroundings. The snake moves well over ground as well as in trees or water. Usually most active at night, carpet pythons spend daylight hours rest......[Read More]
Cockroach Physiology

Cockroach Physiology

Ever wondered how a cockroach's body works? Or do these little creatures repulse you enough to make you want to obliterate them from existence? Perhaps learning more about these insects and studying their physiological structure and functions might help in finding methods for controlling and ge......[Read More]
Tiny Red Spiders in Florida

Tiny Red Spiders in Florida

Florida's warmth and humidity provide an ideal environment in which many species can thrive, including spiders. Though many people are afraid of spiders, spiders are an important part of Florida's ecosystem. Tiny red spiders of various species are very common and their role in Florida's food chain i......[Read More]
How to Change the Footer in Butterfly Marketing

How to Change the Footer in Butterfly Marketing

Butterfly Marketing is the name of an Internet marketing solution which allows website owners to create pages to promote various online services. When installing Butterfly Marketing on a new website, the program automatically generates basic templates which can be customized. To customize the defaul......[Read More]
The Importance of Microbes in Your Worm Farm

The Importance of Microbes in Your Worm Farm

Nature has provided a perfect symbiotic relationship between microbes and earthworms. Read all about these millions of tiny energetic co-workers.......[Read More]
Common Spiders in Northern Indiana

Common Spiders in Northern Indiana

The yellow garden spider is common throughout northern Indiana.spider image by Vania from Fotolia.comNorthern Indiana is home to over 400 spider species, some of which are native while others were introduced over the years. There are both venomous, aggressive spiders and harmless.........[Read More]