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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]
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]
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]
Reptile or Snake Enclosure Cage Building Instructions

Reptile or Snake Enclosure Cage Building Instructions

Providing an adequate and safe living environment for reptiles and snakes is the first priority when acquiring one of these pets. Reptiles and snakes are great escape artists and can become trapped or injured once outside of their enclosure. Homemade reptile enclosures lend themselves well to a hand......[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]
A Jar of Honey - Beekeepers Journey

A Jar of Honey - Beekeepers Journey

There are full-time beekeepers to satisfy the never ending hunger for honey. But for some beekeeping is just a hobby. If you've been dabbling in this art for some time, you may be the perfect candidate to turn your past time into a fully lucrative venture. Is this hobby for everyone? This artic......[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]
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]
How to Maintain Bee Hives

How to Maintain Bee Hives

Maintaining bee hives is a year-round necessity that will ensure the health and productivity of your colonies. Maintenance activities can be divided into two categories. The first pertains to the bees and their activities, while the second relates to the physical structure of the bee hive. To mainta......[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]
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]
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]
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]
Learn How Honeybee's Beekeeping Improves Your Life

Learn How Honeybee's Beekeeping Improves Your Life

Honeybee beekeeping is one of the chosen hobbies among all ages these days. This may be attributed to the fact that a lot of people has learned about the call of these insects for their existence. Another reason must be the changes that this activity has contributed to improve the beekeeper's l......[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]
How to Prevent Bed Bugs: 3 Ways to Prevent Bed Bug Infestation

How to Prevent Bed Bugs: 3 Ways to Prevent Bed Bug Infestation

Pest management professionals have now concluded that the bed bug is one of the most difficult pests to control. Before the 1950s, people had an amount of bed bug awareness. They were always conscious they might encounter bed bugs whenever they left home. Consequently, they modified their behaviour ......[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]
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 Raise Termites

How to Raise Termites

Raising termites is a project not many people consider undertaking, yet people who are raising termite-eating creatures--among which are armadillos, some frogs and toads, some birds, lizards, bats, anteaters, badgers and monkeys--often raise termites rather than pay for expensive commercially-raised......[Read More]