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African Snails Invade Florida!

African Snails Invade Florida! | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Giant African Land Snails have invaded Florida. They eat anything in their path, including stucco walls. They cover surfaces in slime. Their shells can puncture tires. And they're multiplying!
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They eat stucco, poop everywhere, and carry dangerous parasites. Beware the giant African land snail!

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The Brown Widow Spider -- What You Need to Know

The Brown Widow Spider -- What You Need to Know | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
There is a new species of poisonous spider in California and the southwestern United States. In southern California, the brown widow spider, Latrodectus geometricus, is being found in increasing numbers.
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Identify Basement Bugs -- What Bug Is This?

Identify Basement Bugs -- What Bug Is This? | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Identify basement bugs with this authoritative and well-researched guide. You might be surprised to find out which bugs are actually helpful, and which bugs constitute a real emergency!
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dangerous insects in your basement? Maybe!

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Research predicts growth, survival of 'superorganism' ant colonies

Research predicts growth, survival of 'superorganism' ant colonies | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Smaller ant colonies tend to live faster, die younger and burn up more energy than their larger counterparts, as do the individual ants that make up those colonies, according to new research that views the colonies as “superorganisms” in which...

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very cool -- colonies as organisms.

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What Is the Bios Urn?

What Is the Bios Urn? | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
What is a Bios Urn? It's a biodegradable crenation receptacle that grows a tree from a person's earthly remains.
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Thieves Stole My Honda Fit Wheels!

Thieves Stole My Honda Fit Wheels! | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Honda Fit insurance is a must-have, especially if you live in a city. Honda Fit wheels are very popular with thieves right now, and they will steal your Honda Fit wheels in seconds. Get insurance for your Fit and you won't be sorry!
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Stinging Caterpillars

Stinging Caterpillars | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
It does happen! Caterpillars, like all animals, are very interested in their own survival. Over millions of years, they have evolved an array of defensive techniques to give them a better chance of making it to adulthood.
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Some cateprillars can REALLY sting you! See Them here...

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Insect Lore Kits -- Young Scientists Approve!

Insect Lore Kits -- Young Scientists Approve! | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Insect Lore is a cool company that makes kits for raising butterflies, ladybugs, and other insects.
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This is a cool way to raise caterpilars and learn about insects.

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Choosing the Best Children's Guitar

Choosing the Best Children's Guitar | Insects and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A guitar is one of the finest gifts for a child -- but if it isn't the right guitar, frustration can set in. I have played guitar for (gulp) 40 years, and taught guitar for more than ten years.
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