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Camel spiders look incredibly intimidating and many people get a bit scared when they see one. These spiders are quite big and have a tan appearance. The fact that camel spiders are very “hairy” helps add to their image as creepy spiders that most people would like to avoid. They look so terrifying that many people assume that camel spiders are quite dangerous. There are many stories out there about how the camel spider’s name…

Tarantulas are among the most well-known types of spiders. This is largely because many people like to keep them as pets. If you’re someone who is fascinated by spiders, then you might be interested in getting a tarantula sometime soon. You likely know that many tarantula owners will hold the tarantulas from time to time. Have you ever wondered what would happen when you make mistakes handling a tarantula? What would happen if you dropped…

Some people find the sound of chirping crickets to be incredibly calming. The chirping sounds might take you back to the days of your youth when you lived in an area that had many crickets. Others find crickets to be excessively annoying because they can be rather loud. It really just depends on how you feel about the chirping sound and whether it’s something you can tune out or not. When you’re up listening to…

Some people find scorpions to be incredibly fascinating. You might find them interesting because of how neat they look, and some people like learning about scorpions due to the fact that certain types of scorpions can be very dangerous. When you live in an area that has scorpions, it’s a good idea to learn which ones might be dangerous to you. If you’re curious about them, then it might be fun to learn some other…

Scorpions are really interesting creatures that many people feel drawn to. In the wild, it can be dangerous to encounter certain types of scorpions, but many people like them so much that they keep scorpions as pets. If you’re caring for a scorpion right now, then you’re probably trying to do your best for it so that it can thrive in your home. You try to feed it the right food and you do your…

Many people like to breed crickets for various reasons. Some people do so because they use crickets as a source of food for other exotic pets that they keep in the house. People often refer to the crickets that they’re breeding as feeder crickets. The intention is to raise the crickets and use them as a reliable food source for various types of lizards, but it can be problematic when the crickets start eating each…

Few sights in nature are more naturally joyous than a butterfly in flight. It stands to reason, therefore, that there are few sights more depressing than a butterfly who isn’t just not flying, but not moving at all. We like to imagine butterflies to be such buoyant airborne free spirits, and so to see them grounded is a sight no one wants to see. So why does this happen? The truth is there are myriad…

Butterflies are, by far, one of if not the most beloved insects in the world. Their delicacy, colors, peacefulness, and grace have made them symbols of beauty and favorites of everyone from jewelers and fashion designers to amateur butterfly enthusiasts, including Vladimir Nabokov (yes, really). That reputation for beauty and grace, however, makes the idea of a butterfly not being able to fly all the more heartbreaking. For such a normally harmless and free creature…

Butterflies are absolutely beautiful creatures. Their transformation from caterpillars also fascinates many people as a powerful, natural symbol for struggle, rebirth, and triumph over change. There are more than 20,000 different species of butterflies, but they have a great deal in common in terms of what they need to survive and thrive. Butterflies are remarkably active animals, especially given their size; they engage in many activities throughout the course of their typical lifetime. In addition,…

When taking care of most lizards, you are going to want to keep a steady supply of feeding insects ready. Naturally, different lizards are going to want to have different insects, and it is important to keep a rotation of food for your lizards so that they have different food to eat, but one of the most common foods that people will opt to give their lizards will be crickets. Crickets are relatively nutritious, easy…

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