Alexander Petrunkevitch wrote “The Spider and the Wasp” to explain how the wasp uses the tarantula to provide a life for the larva, baby wasp. Most tarantulas live in the tropics, but there are a few in the southern U.S. living in deep burrows. The spider’s bite is dangerous to the small mammals and insects, but a human will be able to hold the tarantula in their hand, if one is gentle. The males wander at night to find a female to mate with. The male tarantula dies after mating, while the female lives much longer, and continues to mate. The female spider can continue mating. The female tarantula can lay two-hundred to four-hundred eggs at a time. Tarantula’s eyesight and hearing is poor, but the tarantulas has an excellent sense of touch.
My thoughts on this article of honeybee and building construction and how we humans use their ideas in daily living when it comes to building is astonishing to me. Even at the beginning of the article that a single honey comb can hold up to 4 pounds of honey! A surprising number considering the weight ratio of a single comb to the honey itself a good example of this weight ratio that the article used is the Space shuttle uses honey comb shaped winged designs. Yet it’s strong and lightweight like a Bee’s honey comb. Inside temperatures and inside hive temperatures are extremely similar. Although we humans rely on HVAC systems for our own comfort honey bees do the same with great precision. “From late winter to early autumn, the annual period of brood rearing by honey bee colonies, the temperature in the broodnest region of each colony’s hive is precisely regulated between 33ºC and 36ºC, averaging 34.5ºC and varying less than 1ºC across the day. This impressive temperature stability is accomplished through a set of mechanisms whereby colonies either heat or cool the broodnest, depending on the ambient temperature… (Seeley 1995, pg. 212)”.
In the story, The House of the Scorpion, written by Nancy Farmer, the main characters are Matt, El Patron, Celia, and Tam Lin. The main setting is the future in Mexico. In the beginning of the story, Matt realizes he is a clone. The main problem is nobody likes Matt because he a clone and not an actual human being. The solution is Matt is the actual El Patron since he died. At the end of the he is now the ruler of Opium and people now respect Matt as their ruler.
In 1993 Volkswagen had record low sales but by the end of 1997 the VW brand had sold 137,885 cars. That was an increase of 178% from it’s 1993 slump. It is safe to say that the the ’94 relaunch of VW on the American Market was a success. The “Drivers Wanted” campaign, developed by Arnold Communications, I believe was successful as a result of excellent market research and positioning.
In the story, “The House of the Scorpion”, written by Nancy Farmer, the main character is named Matt. The story takes place in the future around Mexico in a city named Opium. The main problem in the book is Matt is a clone and people do not like clones because clones act weird because they have an injection when they are first made that corrupts their body and makes them do things that humans don’t normally do. But Matt is different, he didn’t get the injection but people still think he is like the other clones, disgusting and brain-dead. The problem is solved when everyone is at a party for an old man named El Patron. He died and is having a party thrown in memory of him and El Patron left a note that told everyone to drink a certain wine but the wine was poisoned. Everyone died except for Matt, his “mother” Celia, his friend Maria, and a few others. Everyone is dead so the few that survived decide to start a new life where no one knows who they really are.
When one considers important events in US history, things like the American Revolution, the Westward Expansion, or the Civil Rights Movement come to mind. One in particular that I find compelling, is the creation of the Women Airforce Service Pilots better known as WASPs, during World War II. I find it interesting because prior to this time and after this period, woman had a very limited social status. But for a brief time in the 1940s, women achieved not only job equality but went above and beyond what society expected in many areas. The WASPs were one such group who broke barriers in more ways than one.
One day, Jürgen Otto was walking in a forest and nearly stepped on a spider. The spider quickly jumped away and Jürgen had never seen a spider that looked like the spider Jürgen had almost stepped on. He looked on the Internet and in books but only found one picture in a book made in the 1970s. He had discovered the new species called the Peacock Spider. “Peacock Spiders are only about 3 millimeters long and are found only in Australia” (Jürgen Otto, 2005). Jürgen now spends over 40 hours a week studying these spiders Jürgen has found and learned to love Peacock Spiders and document their actions and interests. Jürgen has found over 10 new species of spiders for scientists.
Ah summer! The sun is shining, you're stepping out to the back deck with a plate of burgers ready to go on the grill and as you head out the door you've instantly got four flies flicking around your face. Yuck! Flies love the heat of summer which is why they are more in-your-face this time of year. As house flies can spread diseases through the germs they are carrying on their legs, it is important you tackle this pest problem before it becomes the plot of a bad movie. Here are three ways you can beat back these winged insects from your back door.
The objective of this research is to gain knowledge and disseminate information in regards to the cultural practices in honey bee husbandry and the management of small hive beetles. The small hive beetle is known to be an occasional pest species to African honey bees, but they are more of a threat to European honey bees. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential effects of commercial pollen dough substitutes on the survivability and reproductive success of the small hive beetle. This new information will aid beekeepers through the process of selecting diets that are impactful in stopping the spread of SHB in honey bee colonies.
They fly, they sting, and they live in our school? Schools work hard to keep their students safe, but this goes beyond the typical fire drills and intruder alerts. Hornets, or flying, stinging insects, are starting to become an endangerment to students.Hornet stings are more painful to humans than typical wasp stings because hornet venom contains a large amount of acetylcholine. Individual.Individual hornets can sting multiple times; unlike honey bees, hornets and wasps do not die after stinging.Some hornets deliver just a typical insect sting, while others are among the most venomous known insects. Single hornet stings are not in themselves fatal, but get stung several times, and your life could be in danger.
Bombus norvegicus, the bumblebee, is a social parasite that invades the nest of the species Bombus hypnorum. Females of B. norvegicus enter the nest of B. hypnorum and take the place of the former queen of the nest so that the workers of the host nest can rear the offspring of B. norvegicus. Females of B. norvegicus lack the necessary biological tools to rear offspring on their own and rely solely on invading another species’ nest in order to do so. In order to invade the host nest, B. norvegicus must use a variety of different mechanisms to enter the host nest and bypass their defense system as well as remain inside of the host nest permanently. One such way to do this is to employ the use of offensive chemicals that are able to influence the behavior of the host workers.
Think stinging bugs like bees and wasps need to be provoked to attack and sting? That’s something many of us have heard most of our lives. We should leave a wasp’s nest or beehive alone or we should be prepared to run from a swarm of angry insects. In fact, bees and wasps don’t need to be provoked to attack; just the proximity to a hive or nest can result in a sting or two or ten. Be observant and avoid buzzing, stinging insects and you could save yourself a trip to the emergency room. If you see a wasp’s nest or beehive on or near your home or other structures, call a pest control company in Little Elm, TX for professional handling of the nest or hive.
There is a long history of failed attempts of biological controls in Hawaii. The one ingrained in everyone’s mind is the day hunting mongoose released to control nocturnal rats in the 1800’s. However, a stricter quarantine process was set up by the State since and there have been numerous effective bio-controls. Within the last four years the Erythrina Gall Wasp has rapidly become a highly invasive pest in Hawaii. Facing no long-term control other than bio-control the Erythrina Gall Wasp’s cousin has been released throughout the islands to save Erythrina plants.
The Apis mellifera, or Western Honeybee is responsible for 1 in every 3 mouthfuls of food in the United States. The honeybee has become the unpaid laborer in the agricultural system, by adding more than $15 billion in value farming each year. Bees are so important that a Whole Foods store in Rhode Island, as part of a campaign to highlight the importance of honeybees, temporarily removed from its produce section all the food that depended on pollinators (of 453 items, 237 vanished).