Friday, July 4, 2014

The panda ant.

The panda ant. Really, is not bear neither is it panda, do not even an ant. This curious insect is really a kind of bee which females do not have wings. They are hairy and black and white colors that are distributed throughout the body as do the colors of the panda.

A century ago it was known, and its habitat is in Andes between Chile and Argentina.

Although it has long been known, little is known of this ant. Is believed to have ectoparasitoids panda ant other insect larvae other bees counting. These larvae are so small that they adhere to the surface of its host and feed on it. It would be like lice, or aphids on plants.

I hope you enjoyed this strange and unknown animalete.

There is a way to call this .. forgive ant, wasp ... it is very curious: Kill cows. It seems that its sting is very powerful, and perhaps is able to kill a large animal.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Animals and albinism

Albinism is a genetic condition that causes no pigmentation occurs. We can see it in many human, but this is not just typical of humans, not even the mammal, birds, insects, reptiles and lizards can also be ... Here are 22 albino albino animals that surely will surprise you.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Punk Turtle.

In the Mary River in Australia, found a turtle with a very peculiar aspect: The Punk turtle. You see the name refers to its appearance, reminiscent of the punks of the 70s and 80s. Crest With that algae grow not only on the head but also by the shell. This allows, first hide from predators and the other as a shield.

Adults can reach two feet in length, and her eyes are clear bluish ... you have seen above a turtle with blue eyes? I do not .... well, actually I had not noticed.

Also known as short-necked turtle, and not have it be short, but maybe compared to other turtles themselves. In addition, it is noteworthy that it is the only turtle has is its long tail which is known as Arco Hemal a vestigial feature that has disappeared from all other existing turtles .... however, its function is not known.

Its scientific name is Elusor macrurus and although it was in the 70's very popular as a pet, is now in serious danger of extinction.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Giant Mantis Religiosa.

Normally when we see a Matis religiosa, also known as Santateresa, not give us any objection catch it. It is slightly larger than a grasshopper and it can do anything to us. But perhaps we would not be so confident if we saw one mantis 20 cm, a giant mantis religiosa able to hunt birds, rodents and even small lizards. They are even capable of devouring people.

I've told people ... I was wrong ... The truth is that this usually happens the other way around?; lizards, rodents and birds eat the mantis.

The giant mantis is called stick mantis giant Malaysia (Paratoxodera cornicollis) is probably the largest mantis that exists, and is called "stick" to resemble sticks-bugs that blend with their surroundings and appear chunks vegetation. And this ability is that used for hunting, stand still, hidden, hidden among the branches until a prey comes close enough to be able to catch him in his strong front legs.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Glass Frogg

Is there a group of frogs that have a peculiarity which other animals do not possess even the other frogs: their skin is transparent ... and  glass frogs (or glassfrogs) or Centrolenidae. Imagine gut hurts and you look and see that you've eaten steak is hard to digest or view the heart and it hurts and you see it stopped, would be watching your own heart attack, although it would be a rare thing to describe, 'd know exactly what's wrong and therefore what is the best course of action. It seems silly that it is not really, in fact thanks to its transparent skin, science uses frogs to study the incidence of diseases, such as cancer onset and development without opening carcass to check your progress.

Well, this frog's skin is transparent, we can see its organs, the guts, the elongated stomach, veins, liver, heart and even the eggs before deposit in place. However, it is not easy to see because they are very small, little more than 2 cm, although some species and even exceed twice the size. Also, are nocturnal ... imagine a transparent, small and nocturnal frog hidden in the jungle ... almost impossible to see at a glance.

The female leaves between 18 to 30 eggs near water. When touched, these are broken and leave the tadpoles to water. Until this happens, the male is watching the sunset from potential predators. For predators know it's there, it emits a peculiar sounds.

It's a frog that lives in the wetlands of central America and the tropics of South America. And conservationists try to make an effort to publicize that this frog is in serious danger of extinction. The pollution of rivers, water in general, habitat destruction are getting increasingly fewer copies remain free.