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Painted Turtle Species
1,726 wordsThe turtle, he is an elusive creature. Hidden well in the water. He is also hidden well in his shell. The shell alone provokes our childlike curiosity to see whats inside, to explore. The more we learn about them the more questions we have. How do they live, how do the reproduce, how do they as cold blooded reptiles survive the winter, and many other mysteries. Science has begun to solve some of these problems, but new problems appear every day. Turtles are very interesting animals. One of the m...
300 wordsThe Cheetah is a protected species in Namibia, and endangered under the United States Endangered Species Act. The Cheetah has a slender, long legged body with blunt semi-retractable claws. Its coat is tan with small round black spots, and fur is coarse and short. The Cheetah has a small head with high set eyes. Black "tear marks", which run from the corner of its eyes sown the sides of the nose to its mouth keep the sun out of its eyes and aid in hunting. The adults body length 112-135 cm; tail ...
Thurber's Frustration With The Female Species
1,247 wordsFemale Dominance or Male Failure? James Thurber illustrates the male species's tat us with respect to, "Courtship Through The Ages" with a humorous and melancholic tone. He emphasizes the lack of success males experience through courtship rituals and the constant rejection we endure. Our determination of courting the female with all our "love displays" may be pointless as it is evident in the repetitive failures of courtship by all male creatures. Thurber shares his problems with courtship and t...
Venom Of The Black Widow Spider
2,515 wordsAdult black widow spiders have a shiny, black, rounded, circular abdomen and are about 1/3 inch long (about 1-1/2 inches when their legs are spread). Adult spiders have two reddish or yellowish triangles on their bottom which looks like an hourglass marking, and their body color is dark colored usually black or sometimes dark brown. They are usually recognized because of their red or red-orange hourglass design on the bottom of their abdomen. This pattern is changeable and may look like two sepa...
Developing Praying Mantis
3,581 wordsThe Praying Mantis (Mantis Religiosa) Contents Introduction Classes First Things First Key Features Basic Features Diet &Combat Style Reproduction Growth & Development Self-Defense Cultural Significance Praying Mantis Kung-Fu INTRODUCTION 'Praying Mantis' is the name commonly used in English speaking countries to refer to a large, much elongated, slow-moving insect with fore legs fitted for seizing and holding insect prey. The name, 'Praying Mantis' more properly refers to the specific Mantid sp...
Species Photuris Versicolor Preys
661 wordsWhy do Fireflies Glow? Matthew Lee Perlmutter Fireflies have evolved the ability to send from their abdomen as a means of communication with each other. The most important reason for the flashing is for sexual communication. Flash signals have been classified into two systems. One is where a continuously glowing female attracts a non-glowing male. The second is when a female, flashes a species-specific response to a flying male, who is broadcasting a pulsating signal. There are other functions o...
Dental Formula Of 2 1 2 3
730 wordsThere are at least 145 living species of the suborder Anthropoidea. Over 90% of them are monkeys. The remaining species are apes and humans. The anthropoids (members of the suborder Anthropoidea) have been the most successful primates in populating the earth. They are generally larger, more intelligent, and have more highly developed eyes than the prosimians. There are two distinct infra orders of Anthropoidea that have been evolving independent of each other for at least 30,000,000 years. They ...
1,000 wordsWhen people think of survivors, They usually think of the CBS show, or veterans of a war. These people can all be named survivors. A survivor is someone or something that adapts quickly to a changing environment. Using that definition, the ultimate survivor on this planet would have to be the nefarious cockroach. The cockroach is one of the most primitive insects on Earth. According to the Cockroach Control Manual at I ANR web their ancestors lived 200-350 million years ago in the Carboniferous ...
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