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Did you Know There is a Lot of DNA in Cobwebs?

12-03-2015

Did you Know There is a Lot of DNA in Cobwebs?

Did you Know There is a Lot of DNA in Cobwebs? Before jumping to a vacuum or paper towel to clean up a cobweb you have lying around your house, you may want to consider the valuable scientific information that the web contains. I'm sure you are...

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South Florida Spiders

10-19-2015

South Florida Spiders

Peter Parker fans rejoice! Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced a new partnership with Marvel Studios that will bring a new Spider-Man film to hit theaters in the summer of 2017. The popular superhero's upcoming return prompted Hulett to...

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It’s not a nightmare! It’s just a spider web

08-28-2015

It’s not a nightmare! It’s just a spider web

It's not a nightmare! It's just a spider web Hundreds of feet and entire trees have succumbed to a giant cooperative spider web in Texas.  It is speculated that thousands of spiders have worked together to build the massive mega-web. It looks...

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New Species of Spider Leads to Robot

08-21-2015

New Species of Spider Leads to Robot

Somewhere in the Moroccan desert there is a new species of spider that was discovered to be capable of cart wheeling around everywhere in the sand, including up dunes. This flic-flac spider, named for its cart wheel move, is able to move across the...

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What Happened at Bug Fest

08-14-2015

What Happened at Bug Fest

You will never find more people so enthusiastic about bugs anywhere else other than bug fest, and that is because the Academy of Natural Science really gets some of the best people to help run it. The whole idea of bug fest is to take creepy...

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New Spidey Skill Revealed

07-08-2015

New Spidey Skill Revealed

New Spidey Skill Revealed Although they engender fear, spiders are a class of arthropods that are not only helpful to humans, but also possess a host of amazing skills.  The latest research shows that, in addition to web-spinning and poison...

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The Incredible Journey of Ancient Spiders

07-03-2015

The Incredible Journey of Ancient Spiders

The Incredible Journey of Ancient Spiders A genus of spider that can only travel by land may be the key to understanding how continents and land masses have drifted over the millennia. The spider group, called liphistiids, are sometimes known as a...

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Spider Silk Crawling Toward a Market Near You?

06-10-2015

Spider Silk Crawling Toward a Market Near You?

Spider Silk Crawling Toward a Market Near You? Could silk from spiders be the next breakthrough in fabrics?  Scientists and entrepreneurs have been searching for decades to find a way to get this amazing substance to market.  But starting...

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Common Pest Control Myths | Hulett Environmental Services

05-22-2015

Common Pest Control Myths | Hulett Environmental Services

Sprinkle grits on the counter to provide a barrier against ants. FICTION. I suppose in the south, where grits are revered, they are considered good for most anything. However, in this case, you are better off saving them for your dining pleasure,...

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Spider Dating | Florida Spider Control

03-27-2015

Spider Dating | Florida Spider Control

New research from Susquehanna University biology professor Matthew H. Persons, published in the the November 2014 issue of "Ethology, shows that female wolf spiders increase their dragline silk advertisements to attract uninterested males....

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