Tagged: insect

How to make a cheap flies trap

Easy to make traps catch hundreds of flies in a matter of days. Make your own traps in a few minutes using a jar or plastic bottle, a piece of black plastic, a piece...

Why cockroach milk is the ultimate ‘superfood’

Forget oat, soy or almond milk… one day, you may be able to enjoy a cockroach milk latte. Social media lit up on last month when Marie Claire  reshared an article first published in August...

About carnivorous plants

Carnivorous plants are predatory flowering plants that kill animals in order to derive nutrition from their bodies. They share three attributes that operate together and separate them from other plants. Carnivorous plants: Capture and...

True facts about leafcutter ants

Leafcutter ant, (tribe Attini), any of 39 ant species abundant in the American tropics, easily recognized by their foraging columns composed of hundreds or thousands of ants carrying small pieces of leaves. These moving...

Honeybees and hexagons

Honeybees are some of nature’s finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural...

9 weird ingredients in your food

In late April 2017 the FDA announced a recall of frozen hash browns that may have been contaminated with “extraneous golf ball materials.” Mere days before that, a dead bat was found in a...

Hercules beetle metamorphosis

The Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules, Dynastinae) is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, Lesser Antilles, and the Andes. They are large beetles, with some males reaching 17.5 cm...