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A mysterious, worm-like, glowing green larvae that lives in the Peruvian rainforest and uses its phosphorescence to lure unsuspecting prey into its waiting jaws might sound like something out of a horror story – but it’s very real.
13th Annual Harmony for Humanity Festival Exceeds 1,300 Events Worldwide LOS ANGELES, Nov.
A fossilized skull discovered in Madagascar belongs to a previously unknown groundhog-like creature that lived alongside dinosaurs and is the largest known mammals of its era, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Infested by poultry mites from baby chicks, Jane Ishka explores what is known about how these mites infest humans and, most importantly, how to get rid of them.
Mercola.com Krill Oil is now certified sustainable by The Marine Stewardship Council Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 An entirely new and
Six year research report details findings of more than 100 anti-fouling and foul release coatings and materials tested for mussel control. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB)
The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.
Culturing a fresh, healthy, sustainable shrimp in the US has been challenging the seafood industry for many years.
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute celebrates increased harvest limits for king and snow crab fisheries. Juneau, AK (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Today marks
The house fly might be a worldwide pest, but its genome will provide information that could improve our lives. From insights into pathogen immunity, to pest control and decomposing waste, the 691 Mb genome has been sequenced and analyzed by a global consortium of scientists.
Lepas anserifera is a species of goose barnacle that can be found in tropical and temperate seas floating on flotsam and timber or attached to whales and the hulls of ships. This species, and others that share its genus, received its common name from its shape, which is like a goose, as well as the myth that goose eggs hatched from the barnacles. Lepas anserifera has a shell, or capitulum, that is surrounded by six plates that are white in color and is supported by stalk, also known as a...
The Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula (Cyriopagopus schioedtei) is a large and colorful tree-dwelling tarantula from the subfamily Ornithoctoninae. The legspan of this large spider is 22 centimeters. The carapace length is over 3 centimeters. There is a distinct sexual dimorphism. The male is olive green colored with faint yellow leg striation. The male also has a blunt tibial apophysis and long slender legs. The sex of the sub adult males can be easily distinguished by the epigynal fusillae...
The Singapore Blue (Lampropelma violaceopes) is a large tree-dwelling species of tarantula from Malaysia and Singapore. These spiders have been known to grow in excess of nine inches across. The body is a very colorful blue with brown or gold colored carapace. The male equivalent is normally not as vibrant. The diet is made up primarily of beetles, cockroaches, crickets, pinky mice, birds, and other small animals. During feeding, the abdomen will often increase in size two-fold. Image...
The Togo Starburst (Heteroscodra maculata), known also as the Ornamental Baboon, is an Old World species of tarantula which was initially described in 1899 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is native to West Africa and is found mostly in Togo and Ghana. These tarantulas can reach their full size after about three years. When they are fully grown, they can reach leg spans of up to five inches. They are characterized by their chalky white coloration with mottled black and brown...
The Western Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes), known also as the Arizona Blond Tarantula or the Mexican Blond Tarantula, is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. It has a limited distribution within the deserts of Arizona and adjacent parts of Mexico but can be very common within this range. The common name “blond tarantula” is in reference to the carapace, which is densely covered in pale hairs and contrasts strongly with the all-dark colored legs and abdomen....
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.