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Seven New Species of Spiders Have Been Named After Beloved Fictional Spiders in Fantasy Literature

January 16th, 2018

Seven New Species of Spiders Have Been Named After Beloved Fictional Spiders in Fantasy Literature A Brazilian research team chose to further immortalize several literary fantasy classics by naming seven new species of spiders they discovered in caves in northern Brazil after fictional spider characters included in the famous works. The new species were discovered…

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Altering One Single Gene In A Termite Queen Results In Colony-Wide Anarchy

January 12th, 2018

Altering One Single Gene In A Termite Queen Results In Colony-Wide Anarchy There are around twenty six hundred different termite species living today. All of these species are somewhat different. For example, when it comes to replacing a dead queen, some colonies have secondary reproductive termites that are ready to fulfill the queen’s throne. But…

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Keep Pests Outdoors Where They Belong This Winter

January 11th, 2018

Keep Pests Outdoors Where They Belong This Winter Bug Busters USA offers the following tips for keeping homes pest-free this winter: Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to help prevent pests from getting inside. Be sure to check the areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. A mouse can fit…

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Termites Sometimes Feed On Buried Human Remains

January 10th, 2018

Termites Sometimes Feed On Buried Human Remains Generally speaking, people do not find termites to be interesting insects. In fact, termites are not well represented in scientific studies or academic articles. So even scientists cannot help but to find termites boring. Due to the relatively small amount of termite-related studies in existence, there is still…

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The Science Of Bugs Was Founded By An Unlikely Figure

January 9th, 2018

The Science Of Bugs Was Founded By An Unlikely Figure It may be hard to believe, but the scientific field concerned with the study of bugs has not always been popular. This particular academic field of study is now referred to as “entomology”. Although many people may be well aware of the science of entomology,…

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Several Different Types Of Birds Will Live And Breed Within Termite Nests

January 8th, 2018

Several Different Types Of Birds Will Live And Breed Within Termite Nests Despite the fact that termites are one of the most environmentally beneficial species of insects that exist, they are not studied as often as many other types of insects. The relatively small amount of termite related studies may not surprise most people. After…

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Scientists In Singapore Have Long Been The Global Leaders In The Field Of Mosquito Control

January 5th, 2018

Scientists In Singapore Have Long Been The Global Leaders In The Field Of Mosquito Control A crowd of excited spectators recently gathered together in a residential area of Singapore in order to witness an unusual event. The crowd was eagerly awaiting the release of thousands of mosquitoes into the environment. Public health officials in Singapore…

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Many Insects Are Welcome Guests Within Termite Colonies

January 3rd, 2018

Many Insects Are Welcome Guests Within Termite Colonies It is well known that termite nests vary in size and overall appearance. Given the vast amount of termite species living in the world, it makes sense that there are a variety of different types of termite nests. Termite nests consist mostly of workers who are responsible…

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One Of The Most Damaging Insect Pests In America May Finally Be Eradicated

January 2nd, 2018

One Of The Most Damaging Insect Pests In America May Finally Be Eradicated Insect pests are a growing global threat. Some insect pests damage cash-crops, while other insect pests damage important forms of vegetation. Insect pests that damage trees are particularly worrisome, as trees and other plants are essential for absorbing carbon dioxide in the…

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