Female Velvet Spiders Let Their Nieces and Nephews Eat Them

I’ve heard of mothers that eat their own children, as well as ones that let their children eat them, but I’ve never come across an aunt that is also willing to be consumed by her sibling’s kids. The African velvet spider is one of the few social spider species, living in large communal nests that…

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Thousands Of Cars Were Recalled Because Spiders Had Infiltrated The Gas Tanks

Thousands Of Cars Were Recalled Because Spiders Had Infiltrated The Gas Tanks I have always dreamed of having my very own Porsche 550 Spyder. And that is “spyder” with a “Y”, not an “I”. You have probably heard of spiders and other insects infesting the interiors of cars. Spiders are often found within the engines…

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A Tree Planted By The Queen Of England Has Been Destroyed By Termites

A Tree Planted By The Queen Of England Has Been Destroyed By Termites We Americans probably think that we experience some of the worst termite-related problems in the world. Termites certainly cause the US the greatest amount of economic damage, right? It is true that termite activity in the US causes billions of dollars in…

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A Divorced Man May Have Deliberately Planted Termites Around His Ex-Wife’s House

A Divorced Man May Have Deliberately Planted Termites Around His Ex-Wife’s House Some divorces are amicable, but most probably become pretty nasty. Divorce proceedings are never fun. Property and money are always divided during grueling court battles. These court battles always end with at least one party feeling as though he or she was cheated…

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The Americas May Be Confronted With A New Insect-Borne Disease

The Americas May Be Confronted With A New Insect-Borne Disease Brazil has had enough problems with insect-borne diseases. Last year Zika ravaged their population. A record number of newborns were born with microcephaly as a result of the widespread sexually transmitable virus. It must be remembered that when Brazil is at risk for disease outbreaks,…

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