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Did You Know? Raccoon Reproduction

July 14, 2014 By
■ Raccoons pair up only during the breeding season. Mating occurs as early as January to as late as June. The peak mating period is March to April. ■ After a 65-day gestation period, two to three kits are born.... Read more»
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Did You Know? Spiders

July 11, 2014 By
Spider webs are stringed instruments. The silk can vibrate at a wide range of frequencies and, when plucked, give spiders vital information about the state of their webs. As a spider plucks and pulls on its web, sending out ripples... Read more»
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did you know? Spiders

December 10, 2013 By
The world’s largest known spider (it holds the Guinness World Record) is a male goliath bird-eating spider (Theraphosa blondi) collected by members of the Pablo San Martin Expedition at Rio Cavro, Venezuela in April 1965. It had a record leg-span... Read more»
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Food Plant & Stored Product Pests – Moths

December 10, 2013 By
While some moths, particularly the corn earworm, are significant agricultural pests, many others are important pollinators. Their hairy bodies pick up pollen from any flower they land on. Because of their abundance, moths are major players at the bottom of... Read more»
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did you know? Spiders

August 10, 2013 By
Many spiders live for one year, but some can produce more than a generation each year. Some live three to four years, and several tarantulas can live for more than 25 years. Studies have shown that you’re never more than... Read more»
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did you know? Ants

August 10, 2013 By
Ants can distinguish between sour, sweet, bitter and salty tastes. They have two kinds of stomachs: a traditional stomach and a crop. The food an ant eats for itself goes to the stomach. Food it shares with others is stored... Read more»
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Did You Know? Cockroaches

February 1, 2013 By
American Cockroach ■ The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches. ■ These cockroaches are reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens.... Read more»