Category : Insects & Spiders : Pets & Animal

How to Rear Caterpillars

Insects & Spiders
Rearing caterpillars and watching them turn into butterflies or moths is always interesting and usually very simple. Caterpillars do not have complicated requirements. At this stage of the life cycle, all they basically do is eat and grow. They need a well-ventilated house, the right vegetation and

Facts on Harvester Ants

Insects & Spiders
Harvester ants are some of the most commonly found ants in the United States, especially in Texas. Of the 22 species, 10 are found in the Lone Star State. They're notable for their construction of seemingly civic facilities, such as massive ant highways and clearcut swaths of grass around the entran

What Are Lightning Bugs?

Insects & Spiders
Lightning bugs, also called fireflies, are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. There are over 2,000 species worldwide and most have the ability to flash a light from their abdomens. Lightning bugs do so to attract mates, but some mimic the flash signals of other lightning bug sp

How to Raise Caterpillars

Insects & Spiders
Caterpillars are the immature stage of a butterfly or moth. Their only job is to eat and grow, and caterpillars can eat quite a lot. Silkworm caterpillars can grow from only 1/4 inch (6mm) to 3 inches (8cm) in length in about a month. Some caterpillars can be raised on commercial diets, but the prim

Worm Farming Predators

Insects & Spiders
It may look like ironic that the very animals you may produce your worms for would also be the predators you ought to protect your worm farm from. If you merely give the worms away to the predators, there isn't much point in attempting to raise them for profit by selling them to the people or b