Posts Tagged ‘Insects’

Sting Like A Bullet

Monday, September 5th, 2011

In the jungles of Panama Steve faced his fear and handled a mind blowingly painful stinger — the bullet ant. Found at YouTube from TheDeadlychannel.

Behold, The Ant!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

A cocoon is shred and a fragile ant is slowly brought into life by her diligent hive brethren. Found at YouTube from xGozzax.

Giant Ant Hill Excavated

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Scientists poured ten tons of cement into the ant hill structure to discover highways, ventilation systems, rubbish pits and gardens as parts of this megacity. Found at YouTube from KYLYKaHYT.

The Bug Highway

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Right above you, totally invisible, is an enormous herd of animal life — tiny bugs riding the wind currents. Found at Vimeo from npr.

How Fleas Jump

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Forty-four years after the debate about how fleas jump began, researchers say they’ve solved the mystery thanks to high-speed cameras that show the insects pushing off with their toes rather than with their knees. Found at Discovery News.

The Short, Brutish Life Of A Mayfly

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

The mayfly is born, lives through middle-age, and then dies. All in the same day. Found at YouTube from NationalGeographic.