Whether you’re moving across the nation or the other side of the planet,
chances are good that you’ll want to take your animal buddies with you.
Luckily there are a host of professional animal moving options, but be
very careful who you choose to trust with your money and beloved pets!
For most of us the first thought we have on the idea of raising cockroaches as livestock is "Eeeewwww!" In the Western world cockroaches are something we chase down with a can of Raid and avoid at all costs. In the Eastern world the cockroach is used for medicine, cosmetics, and as a tasty treat. Farmers in China are looking on the insects to make them some serious cash since the bugs can bring in $20 a pound or more.
We’ve heard about the plight of the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, mountain gorilla, snow leopard and other endangered creatures since kindergarten, but how does an animal receive its conservation status?
At five times the size of your average little honeybee the Asian giant hornet is one scary hymenoptera. A group of the giant hornets can destroy a bee hive in short order and carry off the larvae and pupae to feed their own young. Lately these bad ass insects have been attacking humans in China, causing serious injury to more than 1,600 and death to 42.
The Tiger Spider (Linothele fallax) is a funnel-web tarantula with a legspan roughly the size of a clenched fist. It looks a little like someone crossed a tiger with a spider, which is something no one in their right mind should ever consider under any circumstances!
Unlike many people I know, I'm not afraid of spiders. I feel that they fulfill a useful purpose in a household--like keeping it free of roaches and such. But I have to admit that this critter looks like something out of a Godzilla movie...
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