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How to Catch Dragonflies

How to Catch Dragonflies

As ubiquitous to summer as mosquitoes or lightning bugs, dragonflies are large-bodied insects with wide, transparent wings. The insects begin their lives in the water, where the dragonfly larvae eat the larvae of other insects, especially mosquitoes. This continues throughout a dragonfly's life cycl......[Read More]
Common Spiders in Arizona

Common Spiders in Arizona

Some common spiders in Arizona pose a threat to humans; their bites can cause acute reactions and even death. Spiders belong to the Arachnida family, and are characterized by eight legs and a pair of pedipalps, which aid in picking up and holding prey.......[Read More]
Beekeeping Supplies and Hives - What to Look for When Shopping

Beekeeping Supplies and Hives - What to Look for When Shopping

This article discusses beekeeping and bee hives, and talks about the most important things to look for when you're shopping for a bee hive. Also covered are the two main types of bee hives and the advantages of each.......[Read More]
How Do Crickets Sing?

How Do Crickets Sing?

Exceptional BugThere is no mistaking the look and sound of a cricket. His large legs are capable of jumping 20 to 30 times his body length, according to Insecta Inspecta World, and his song is loud, filling the night. He has been kept as a pet and fought for sport in ancient China. He is.........[Read More]
Beekeeping For Beginners - The Beekeeper's Year

Beekeeping For Beginners - The Beekeeper's Year

This guide to beekeeping for beginners is intended to show how your activities are affected by the changing seasons. As the task of your bees is to gather nectar and covert it into honey it is inevitable that the level of activity both for yourself as a beekeeper and for your bees will vary over the......[Read More]
What Are Anaconda Snakes?

What Are Anaconda Snakes?

Anacondas are members of the boa family and cousins to the python. They live in the tropical rainforest of South America in areas such as the Amazon and Orinoco basins. These snakes are non-poisonous constrictors that are either green or yellow with oval black to brownish patches along their back. T......[Read More]
What Is a Hypomelanistic Boa Constrictor?

What Is a Hypomelanistic Boa Constrictor?

Many snakes that are common in the pet trade, such as boa constrictors, can be found in a variety of genetic mutations, which are also called "morphs." Hypomelanism is one such morph. A hypomelanistic boa constrictor is a boa constrictor with a reduced amount of black pigmentation in its body. Hypom......[Read More]
Cricket Care

Cricket Care

Many people raise crickets as a food source for other pets such as lizards or frogs. With a total life span of about eight weeks and the female cricket's ability to lay about 100 eggs in her two weeks as an adult, crickets may be difficult to keep as pets in and of themselves.......[Read More]
Emperor Scorpion Habitat

Emperor Scorpion Habitat

Scorpions are among the oldest living creatures on earth -- dating back more than 400 million years. The emperor scorpion, which has a sleek black body, is one of the largest species of scorpions in the world. Its natural habitat is primarily in West Africa's forested areas. The eight-legged emperor......[Read More]
Life Cycle of a Green Snake

Life Cycle of a Green Snake

Not every green-colored snake is a "green snake," and there are two North American species that have the name "green snake". The rough green snake is the most common and widespread.......[Read More]
How to Repel Ants

How to Repel Ants

Ants can be industrious little creatures or pests, especially when they make your home their gathering place. If you have a problem with ants you are no doubt learning that evicting them from your home isn't as easy as you thought. People often want to rid themselves of insect problems without the u......[Read More]
Eating Habits of the Ball Python in the Fall

Eating Habits of the Ball Python in the Fall

Ball pythons originated in Africa, though they have been domesticated and are popular pets throughout the country. Ball pythons are small, generally only growing to 3 to 4.5 feet, depending on gender. The eating habits of the ball python depend largely on its mating cycle. As pythons mate in the fal......[Read More]
Tarantula Care Sheet Information

Tarantula Care Sheet Information

Tarantulas are sought-after pets because of their fascinating appearance and habits, as well as their ease of care. Tarantulas require very little space and attention in order to thrive. Hundreds of species of tarantulas are found throughout the world, and several make suitable pets. Each tarantu......[Read More]
How to Prevent Earaches When Flying

How to Prevent Earaches When Flying

Earaches sometimes occur due to pressure changes behind the eardrum. The condition is most common during the takeoff and landing, but can occur anytime during the flight. The eustachian tube normally equalizes the pressure in the ear, but this may not be enough to prevent earache in small children o......[Read More]
Information on a Green Vine Snake

Information on a Green Vine Snake

The green vine snake, also known as the Oriental whip snake, is native to South America, Asia and India. It is a semi-venomous snake, which can reach about 2 meters in length. While it is known as an avid hunter that kills its prey by injecting toxins with the rear fangs, it is usually not harmful t......[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]
Common Brown Spiders With Orange Spots

Common Brown Spiders With Orange Spots

Spiderwebspiders web image by Andrzej Dziedzic from Fotolia.comAlthough they are often confused for insects, spiders belong to the classification of arachnids, which means they have an external skeleton, segmented body and eight legs, and do not have a backbone. There are hundreds of.........[Read More]
Silk Webbing

Silk Webbing

Silk webbing can be found out in nature or in the comfort of your own home. However, where you find silk webbing, you also find spiders. There are actually different types of silk webbing produced from individual spiders, each having its own purpose to serve them throughout their day. Humans have ev......[Read More]
How to Catch Water Bugs

How to Catch Water Bugs

There are many types of bugs that can be found in lakes, ponds and streams---some water bugs, such as the giant water bug, can swim on water, and use the reeds and floating plants to get around. Other bugs live in the sand near the shore of the water. Because water bugs are all very different, you ......[Read More]