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2013-12-31 23:03:00

Dana K9 Scent Detection is delighted to announce the signing of a licensing agreement with the Bed Bug guru David Cain, managing director of Bed-Bugs.co.uk. This partnership allows Dana K9 Scent Detection and R. Dana Pest Control to be the exclusive distributors of the Hotel Bed Bug Monitoring System in the states of New York and New Jersey. West Haverstraw, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Widely used throughout the United Kingdom during the past five years with great success, the Hotel Bed...

Cone Snails' Role In Medicine Could Threaten Them With Extinction
2013-12-24 12:37:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Valued for millennia for their decorative shells, marine cone snails are now grabbing the interest of pharmacologists who believe the snails’ powerful venom could eventually be used to formulate equally powerful drugs to treat a range of illnesses. Unfortunately, many species of cone snails are currently threatened and their plight has been largely ignored, according to a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE. In the...

Slippery Bark Helps Protect Trees From Pine Beetle Attack
2013-12-23 13:45:28

University of Colorado Boulder Trees with smoother bark are better at repelling attacks by mountain pine beetles, which have difficulty gripping the slippery surface, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published online in the journal Functional Ecology, may help land managers make decisions about which trees to cull and which to keep in order to best protect forested properties against pine beetle infestation. The current mountain pine...

2013-12-20 23:22:11

The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery has been certified as being in compliance with the most respected international standard for sustainable fisheries. This marks another milestone for America's most valuable fishery. New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery, the most valuable fishery in the United States, was certified as being in compliance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...

Spider Omnivore Eats Pollen
2013-12-18 11:24:48

[ Watch the Video: Pollen On The Menu For Orb-Weaver Spiders ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spiders have long been thought of as creepy-crawly predators, but a new study from a couple of European researchers has found that these arachnids will munch on pollen from time to time as well. According to their report in the journal PLOS ONE, the study team found that the diet of younger, common orb-weaver spiders includes around 25 percent pollen. The spiders were...

2013-12-17 23:26:57

NatureWise OmegaWise Krill Oil with 100% Pure Superba Krill quickly rises to the top on Amazon.com with its 100% vertically integrated Eco-Harvesting practice and GPS Traceability. NatureWise OmegaWise Krill Oil with 100% Pure Superba Krill is the only krill oil to receive full sustainability certification by The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Ashland, OR (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 NatureWise announced today the release of their new supplement OmegaWise Krill Oil with 100% pure Superba...

Coral Reefs Hold Surprising Species Diversity
2013-12-14 04:35:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It is widely known that coral reefs are being put in jeopardy by rising water temperatures caused by climate change. A team of marine biologists, led by Penn State University, has made a surprising discovery that suggests that very similar looking coral species actually differ in how they survive in harsh environments. "We've found that previously unrecognized species diversity was hiding some corals' ability to respond to climate...

2013-12-11 23:29:20

Christmas is fast approaching, and Sublime Beauty® has great gifts with fast and free shipping through Amazon. The pearl necklace and earrings with Collagen serum presented in a Christmas Box will please her! St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Christmas is fast approaching, and it is time to find those great gifts. Sublime Beauty® has lots of great products. The company has put together a Gift Guide and a Christmas Gift Page on its website. This includes gifts for men...

Interneet Helps Turkestan Cockroaches Spread US
2013-12-09 11:51:24

[ Watch the Video: What New Cockroach Is Making Waves In The Southwest? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Popular among reptile breeders in need of a live food source, the Turkestan cockroach has proliferated in urban areas of the southwestern United States thanks to sales over the Internet, according to a new report in Journal of Economic Entomology. "This may be the first time that an invasive urban pest species is widely distributed via the Internet and through...

Peaceful Bumblebee Invades South America
2013-12-09 10:12:21

ETH Zurich Bumblebees look cute. They have a thick fur, fly somewhat clumsily and are less aggressive than honeybees or wasps. They are very much appreciated by farmers as keen pollen collectors. Particularly in the context of the crisis-stricken honeybee populations, the buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, is being bred on an industrial scale for the pollination of fruit and vegetable crops both inside and outside greenhouses. It was hoped that these insects would take over these...


Latest Phyla Reference Libraries

Silky Anteater, Cyclopes didactylus
2014-04-14 10:24:36

The silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), also known as the pygmy anteater, is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America in a rage that extends from southern Veracruz and  Oaxaca, through most of Central America, to Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and on the island of Trinidad. This species prefers to reside in a number of forested habitats including semi deciduous forests, mangrove forests, and tropical rainforests. It can be found at elevations between sea level...

Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp, Lepidurus packardi
2014-04-11 11:50:16

The vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) is a species of shrimp that can be found in California and southern areas of Oregon. Its range includes the Agate Desert in Oregon and many areas in California including the Central Coast, the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, and the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This species prefers to reside in vernal pools, which are now rare, but it can be found in other freshwater habitats including ditches, reservoirs, and ponds. The...

False Potto, Pseudopotto martini
2014-04-10 15:04:58

The false potto (Pseudopotto martini) is a primate that is thought to occur in Equatorial Africa. It is the only species classified within the genus Pseudopotto and has been studied using only the skeletal remains of two specimens. These were previously classified with the potto (Perodicticus potto) but were found to have enough distinctions to be classified as a species, although some argue that it could actually part of the West African potto species. Currently, the false potto is listed...

Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis
2014-04-08 10:12:47

The Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) is a species of large North American spider which display strong sexual dimorphism. The males may be mistaken for the Brown Recluse due to the similar coloration and body structure. However, compared to the Brown Recluse, male Southern House Spiders are usually larger in size, lack the distinctive violin shape on their cephalothorax, and have abnormally long and slender pedipalps. The females are a dark brown or black color and more compact....

Eastern Mouse Spider, Missulena bradleyi
2014-04-07 16:16:36

The Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi) is a species of spider belonging to the Actinopodidae family. The spider is native to the east coast of Australia. The common name of the mouse spider comes from the mistaken belief that this spider excavates a deep mouse-like burrow. The females are black overall and are larger in size than the males. The males are black with a bluish-white colored patch on the front of their abdomen. Mouse spiders vary from 10 to 35 millimeters long and...

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