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List of Desert Insects

Insects have evolved to survive in the harsh desert conditions.desert image by Balogh Eniko from Fotolia.comInsects are well suited for being in the rough conditions of the desert. They have adapted to the many harsh conditions. Some blend into the sand so they cannot be seen. They make......More...

Reasons to Use Full Size Dog Cages in Police Cars

Dogs as police companions is a common and long-standing practice. The dogs become an extension of the human's abilities, as they can smell and hear beyond the human range. Dogs are trained from puppies to become police dogs, and the police departments that recruit the dogs use larger crates in the b...More...

How to Care for a Pacific Gopher Snake

A Pacific Gopher Snake--also referred to as Bull Snake or Pine Snake--is often mistaken for a Rattlesnake, due to its similar appearance and aggressive behavior. To identify a Pacific Gopher Snake, look for dark brown or black splotchy markings on a tan or sandy-colored body with dark lines across t...More...

How to Get a Texas Reptile Permit

Reptile permits available in Texas are varied. Obtain a recreational controlled exotic snake permit if you want to purchase and keep snakes, but not sell them. A commercial controlled exotic snake permit allows the holder to sell snakes. If you're looking for a permit that allows you access to repti...More...

All About Instructions for Ant Farm For Kids You Must Know

The easiest way to introduce your little children to the environment is by buying them an ant farm kit. Although ants can bite, people have nurtured them for many years now. In the past, children would use glass, pieces of wood, sand and soil to create ant farms. Since the arrival of 2003 NASA scien...More...

Black Spiders in Missouri

There are many different types of spiders living in the southern regions of the United States, and Missouri is home to more than 300 species. Missouri spiders range in shape, color, leg structure and habitat. They also range in size with some spiders averaging the size of a pinhead, while others can...More...

Beetles of Washington

Members of the order Coleoptera, beetles represent 40 percent of all insect species. Like other insects, beetles feature a pair of antennae, three pairs of legs, and a rigid exoskeleton. However, beetles also have a pair of hard wings, which are called elytra. Washington is home to many species of b...More...

How to Fly Citation-X FlightGear

“FlightGear” is a flight simulator for personal computers with which you fly a variety of aircraft, including the Cessna Citation-X. The Citation-X is one of the fastest business class civilian planes in the world. It travels at a top speed of Mach .92 which is just shy of the sound barr...More...

How to Compare Reptiles & Birds

Although they look and behave differently, reptiles and birds have more in common than you might think. When we compare the two, it is often easier to find similarities than differences....More...

Common Household Spiders in Florida

Many spiders live in the warm Florida climate.spider image by Anton Chernenko from Fotolia.comSpiders are everywhere, including in our homes. For the most part, they go about their business of spinning webs and catching insects without ever being seen. According to National Geographic......More...

How to Breed and Care for a Cricket

Some people raise crickets as pets in cultures where the cricket is considered "lucky." Many more people raise crickets for their pet reptiles to consume. Some people even raise crickets for their own consumption. No matter why you want to raise crickets, it is a fairly simple process with only a fe...More...

How to Combat Banana Spiders

Banana spiders (also called Golden silk orb-weavers) plague various parts of the United States every year during the warm months. While the species is not overly toxic, the size of the spider intimidates many people. Successful combat of the banana spider requires elimination of the spider and its w...More...

Are Albino Corn Snakes Venomous?

An albino corn snake inherits the recessive gene for albinism, which manifests as the lack of the pigment called melanin, from its parents. Except for its coloration, an albino corn snake is exactly like its full-colored relatives; it does not eject venom during a bite. You should know how to correc...More...

What Ants Are Best for a Ant Farm?

Ant farms are useful for educational purposes, aesthetics and the fun of animal husbandry on a small scale. However, there are more than 10,000 described species of ant. Of this overwhelming number of ants, only a handful are commonly sold for ant farms. There is still a surprising amount of diversi...More...

How to Build Snake Cages & Racks

If you are a novice snake breeder, chances are you have stacks and stacks of plastic "shoebox" containers--each housing a single snake or a breeding pair. Working through these stacks as you clean cages, feed snakes, check for eggs or perform daily checks consumes a lot of time. By building a snake-...More...

Praying Mantis Crafts

Characterized by their grassy, green color and long, spindly legs, praying mantis make a visually stunning insect. They get their name from their prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. Praying mantis crafts can range from simple to co...More...

How to Kill Arthropods

Arthropods are renowned in the evolutionary world for being extremely resistant from any exterior puncturing - increasing their survival rate dramatically. However, arthropods, like any evolutionary branch, have a chink in the armor -- they require exterior oxygen to live. With some hard work and ef...More...

What Can You Feed a Black Carpenter Ant Farm?

So you've got your new ant farm all set up. You've got the sand poured in, and your new colony of ants is happily digging their new tunnels. However, the ants won't last long without a steady supply of food....More...

The Effects of Pollen on a Bee Colony's Function

Bees, pollen and honey all go hand in hand. Pollen plays an especially critical role for bees as it serves as the main food source for an entire bee colony. Plants that reproduce using pollen do so sexually through the use of male and female plants. The pollen is the male reproductive spore, which m...More...

Insects That Swarm in Columns

Just about any insect that hatches in abundance is capable of swarming in columns, but a handful of insects come to mind as commonly forming such columns. Most of the insects known to swarm in this fashion are aquatic and hatch in waves, invoked by the time of year, time of day and weather changes. ...More...