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2014-04-15 23:09:52

Spring is finally here and in order to prevent severe ant infestations later on, DoMyOwnPestControl.com is advising homeowners to act now with these basic preventative ant control tips. Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring temperatures cause ants to come out of their winter hiding places in droves searching for food, water, and shelter, all things your home provides. Prevention is key in preventing ants as soon as warm weather hits: reducing access to shelter, food, and water...

2014-04-11 23:03:08

There are many things homeowners can do during spring clean up of lawns and gardens that can prevent pests inside. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Finally! The weather is beautiful in the St. Louis area and homeowners can get the gardening gloves on and head outside to tackle the lawn and garden work. Some property owners don’t know that the outside of a home can be greatly impacted by what may be lurking in the front or back yard. Ensuring that yards, gardens, and decks/patios...

Fruit Flies Use Not Just Eyes, But Antennae To Control Air Speed
2014-04-11 14:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geneticists may know the fruit fly genus Drosophila as go-to organisms for their research, but a new study focused instead on how these insects go into a sort of “cruise control” while in flight. Using bursts of air and sophisticated software, the new study revealed that fruit flies use a combination of vision and their wind-sensitive antennae to maintain a constant flight speed relative to the ground. The new study, published in...

2014-04-11 12:22:59

Heart Rate Monitoring Training is Now Even More Accessible with Mio LINK available for only $99 with both BTLE and ANT+ Connectivity VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mio Global, makers of the world's first wrist-worn technology to provide continuous, accurate heart rate monitoring at performance levels, today announced the availability of its new heart rate wristband, Mio LINK. Mio LINK is now available for sale on Mio's website at MioGlobal.com and also...

Parasitic Butterfly Larvae May Use Acoustic Signals To Infiltrate Ant Colonies
2014-04-10 15:57:05

PLOS Parasitic butterfly larvae may mimic ants' acoustic signals to aid in the infiltration of their host colonies, according to results published April 9, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Marco Sala from University of Turin, Italy, and colleagues. Ants aggressively defend their colonies and nests, so successfully that these locations make a perfect shelter for another similar species to live in. However, ants have evolved a complex set of signals that allow colony members...

2014-04-09 23:02:33

Garmin Edge 1000 is a new, groundbreaking bike computer from Garmin that offers features no other bike computers can deliver says Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Edge 1000 adds loads of new features, a new Segments platform, and the highest screen resolution of any bike computer on the market, says the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Edge 1000 is thinner, has a larger screen, a handlebar remote control, and offers a Strava-like platform called Garmin Segments...

2014-04-08 12:35:18

OSLO, Norway, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 'nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit' is based on Nordic's multiple award-winning and class-leading nRF51822 SoC. This reference design allows demonstration and development of iBeacon and proprietary beacon hardware for iOS and Android smartphones to be developed quickly and easily. Ultralow power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces the release of a reference design for...

2014-04-08 08:39:16

OSLO, Norway, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced RF protocol software stack includes features that not only make it even easier to design ULP wireless products for expert- and non expert-RF engineers alike but also enables simple, secure, and reliable field updates of both stack and application Ultralow power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces S110 SoftDevice v7.0, the next major release of its Bluetooth(R)low...

2014-04-06 23:01:35

Bluegiga Technologies, a leading provider of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity modules, today announced its new WT32i Bluetooth Audio Module. Espoo, Finland (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 The WT32i is Bluegiga’s newest Bluetooth Audio module offering excellent RF performance with +6.5 dBm transmit power while being fully pin compatible with Bluegiga’s WT32 module for easy design migration. WT32i audio interfaces include analog, I2S, and SPDIF and software support for Bluetooth audio profiles...

2014-04-04 23:29:35

Polar V800 is the best new triathlon watch to be released for 2014 according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 V800 is due out this month and it is quite possibly the best new triathlon GPS watch ever made according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Looking at the specs it has Bluetooth Smart data transfer, heart rate in the water, heart rate variability and a host of features that the other top triathlon watches have not yet adopted," says...


Latest Ant Reference Libraries

Myrmecology
2013-09-30 16:20:45

Myrmecology, a branch of entomology, is the study of ants that has focused on many factors about ants, including evolution and social systems. William Morton Wheeler first used the term myrmecology, but the study of ants predates the usage of the term, going back to ancient references of ants. Auguste Forel, a Swiss psychologist, conducted the first scientific studies of ants, focusing on the roles of instinct and learning in a society. He published Les fourmis de la Suisse in 1874 after...

Hodotermes
2013-08-13 11:32:19

Hodotermes is a genus that contains two species of African harvester termites known as H. mossambicus and H. erithreensis. The collective range of both species extends from some areas of South Africa through the savannas in East Africa to Palaearctic North Africa. Both species are subterraneous, nesting under the ground, but the nests of H. mossambicus can contain several sphere-shaped hives, and long tunnels connect the rooms of each nest. It is typical for all harvester termites to have...

Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

Red Bull Ant, Myrmecia gulosa
2013-07-10 12:55:32

The red bull ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as “hoppy Joe” or the giant bull ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Eastern Australia. It was first described by Joseph Banks in 1770 and was one of the first insects to be described from Australia. Its nests are found underground and contain a network of extensive tunnels. The red bull ant reaches an average body length between .5 and 1.1 inches. Its thorax and head are typically reddish...

Inchman, Myrmecia forficate
2013-07-10 12:28:46

The inchman (Myrmecia forficate) is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia, in a range that includes Tasmania and possibly southeastern areas of Australia. This species is gregarious, living in colonies like most other ant species, but it forages for food alone. Nests often go unseen and are typically found under rocks.  It reaches an average body length of up to one inch long, the trait from which it received its common name. The inchman is both a scavenger and a...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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