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Goliath Beetles

Native to African rainforests, the goliath beetle can reach up to five inches in length.  These colossal insects are gentle giants that feast on plant matter and animal dung in the wild.  They can however be kept as pets and can be fed dry dog or cat food.  The males are more attractive as they […]

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Why are fruit flies attracted to the indoors?

Fruit flies are internally hard-wired to detect decaying or rotting fruit and vegetables.  The fruit bowl on your dining room table may not have fruit flies swarming today but you can guarantee that there are many just outside your home waiting for a way inside.  Due to their minute size, fruit flies can enter a […]

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Carpenter Bees

In early April to late May, female carpenter bees are at work constructing new nests by carving tunnels approximately one half inch wide by eight inches long.  The females then gather pollen and nectar and place it inside the nests for the larvae to feed on after hatching.  Then the mating begins!  The next generation […]

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Camel Spiders

Camel spiders fall under the order Solifugae in the class Arachnida, which is outside of the typical spider order of Araneae.  The camel spider has only two tagma or sections: the abdomen and the prosoma, which is the head and thorax region combined.  As a measure of protection, they also have large chelicerae that serve […]

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