How Do Insects Breathe?

How Do Insects Breathe?

Like humans, insects require oxygen to live. They also produce and get rid of carbon dioxide as a waste product from cellular respiration. That is as far as the similarities between insect and human breathing go. Insects do not have lungs and do not transport oxygen...
Funnel Web Spider Antivenom

Funnel Web Spider Antivenom

Recently a video of a funnel web egg sac posted by the Australian Reptile Park went viral and shone light on the spider venom program run by the park. The Australian Reptile Park’s mission is one of education and tourism, but also the collection of venom from deadly...
Are Ants Dangerous?

Are Ants Dangerous?

Ants are not typically regarded as dangerous creatures. In fact, the vast majority of the more than 12,000 species of ants in the world are fairly harmless. That being said, ants have been known to transmit disease pathogens, spread food borne illnesses, and cause...
The Mouse Lifecycle

The Mouse Lifecycle

Did you know that a single female mouse produces an average of 60 baby mice every year? Mice are prolific breeders, which is bad news if they are living in your house. Their high birth rate becomes extremely problematic because they can damage homes, contaminate food,...