There are many reasons people seem to fear bats. The fear of having your blood sucked, or turning into a vampire, rabies, the list can go on forever. But are they really that dangerous? What exactly are they, a bird or mammal? Well, I’ll be answering these questions and more, get ready to get batty! … More Lets Get Batty!
Mohamed Larbi Bahou asked “What’s the top ranking of the longest living animal?” This simple question has sparked interest across the globe. For us humans, we are living pretty long lives. A study done shows that the life expectancy for someone born in 2015 is 71.4 years. It’s not to shabby, especially compared to the mayfly. Living … More Could You Live For 11,000 Years?
If your anything like me, when you see a large spider in your home you will run, or scream. But for some residents in the U.K. when they see a large spider they will have to second guess what they do. A species of spider known as the raft spider (Dolomedes Plantaruis) is the largest … More Spider Savers!
White-nose syndrome has hit the American and Canadian bat population hard. This disease is caused by a fungus called pseudogymnoascus destructans ( it’s a mouth full ). Five of Michigan’s bat species can contract the disease, and the bats that hibernate underground are the ones at the highest risk. The Northern long eared bat is … More Cute Little White Nose? No, A Deadly Disease.
When you think of a butterfly you think of something peaceful, full of grace, vibrant and beautiful in color, the only bug you actually like… right? Wrong, butterflies have had us fooled for years. Those vibrant colors are often a warning, whether its because they’re poisonous, cannibalistic, or another type of unexpected deadly trait. If … More Are Butterflies As Innocent As They Seem?
Does the thought of cockroaches make you cringe? What if I told you not only can they fit underneath the crack in your door, but under a crack as small as 3 mm. In fact, the American cockroach, aka “the big ones” can squeeze through a crack the height of two stacked pennies (3 mm) … More Amazing Video Reveals Why Roaches Are So Hard To Squish