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Monday, March 17, 2008

Madagascar Hissers & Mold

Have an allergy to Madagascar hissing cockroaches? Might be due to the mold species associated with the insect and feces, several of which are known allergens. (News source.)

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Gecko Behavior

BBC's Life in Cold Blood series has been advertising various segments lately. The latest involves a day gecko "begging" for honeydew from a plant-hopper. It is an interesting behavioral partnership, though they don't know what the plant-hopper gets out of it. (Maybe the reassurance it won't get eaten...) (News source.)

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Crazy Carl's Cricket Farm

A profile here, on a new New England cricket farm.


Friday, October 12, 2007

Beetle vs Snake

A Connecticut professor has discovered that a burying beetle, Nicrophorus pustulatus, specifically parasitizes snake eggs. There are concerns because ratsnakes are declining in parts of the northeast. (News source.)

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