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BUG ADVENTURES

FAMILY BACKYARD SCIENCE – BLACKLIGHTING FOR INSECTS!

Are you looking for something scientific to observe this summer as a family? Let me show you one of my favorite things to do AND you can do this in your own backyard!

BLACKLIGHTING FOR INSECTS
Insects are everywhere BUT we are only seeing half the picture during the day. The other half comes out at night. Animals that are active at night are referred to as “NOCTURNAL.” And many nocturnal insects are attracted to lights. The reason they are attracted to lights is that many insects use the moon to navigate at night and artificial lights confuse them.

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ARACHNIDS

Are You Secretly a Scorpion?

We all have a secret scorpion nature. It’s true! However, it’s entirely possible that you are an actual scorpion. You might even be three scorpions in a trench coat. So exciting! This fun and simple quiz was crafted by the expert Quiz Design Professionals at creepycrawlyzoo.com to help you discover if you are indeed a scorpion.

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ARACHNIDS

WHIP IT! WHIP IT GOOD!

WHIP IT! WHIP IT GOOD!

Acid spraying nightmares! The whip scorpions and tailless whip scorpions are like something out of a sci-fi movie. In fact, many sci-fi aliens have been modeled after them. Like most arachnids they are carnivorous. What do they eat? Anything smaller than they are!

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