Monday, August 31, 2020

THE BALMAIN BUG IS A SLIPPER LOBSTER WITH NO CLAWS

Introduction

The Balmain Bug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular, edible crustacean common throughout Sydney fish markets and fish shops.

Identification

The Balmain Bug has no pincers and uses its short, wide antennae to dig into sand and mud on the ocean floor in search of food.

Habitat

The Balmain Bug lives in the ocean at depths of 20 m - 500 m.

Distribution

The Balmain Bug is found from Southport in Queensland, through to New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania to Geraldton in Western Australia. Also found in New Zealand.

From: https://australian.museum/learn/animals/crustaceans/balmain-bug/

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

HEMP AND CRICKET BURGERS FOR PROTEIN


"If you thought pea protein was weird, you might want to sit down for this. The next wave of alternative burgers could be made from hemp, mung beans or even crickets.
As the plant boom attracts consumers and investors, the pea -- the preferred protein source for companies like Beyond Meat Inc. -- is facing some challengers. Critics say the legume isn't the nutritional powerhouse that proponents claim it is, while others say alternatives could offer better taste.
"Pea protein does have one weakness and that is that it's not actually nutritionally equivalent to the protein that's in dairy -- it's not even equivalent to the protein that's in soy," said Johann Tergesen, chief executive officer of Burcon NutraScience, which is opening a plant-protein facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Peas also have a strong "bean-like" taste along with a chalky texture, he said."

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Hemp-and-cricket-burgers-are-coming-for-beyond-


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Thursday, August 13, 2020

A MALE CERATONOTOS MOTH ATTRACKING FEMALES



Meet Creatonotos gangis, the weirdest moth you’ve ever seen. This is a male, and the strange structures you can see are called corematas. They’re used to spread large amounts of pheromones which attract females. The size of these scent organs are dependent on the diet that the moth experienced as a caterpillar.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

JUMPING SPIDER GETS BEE


                                                    https://youtu.be/M-8dJJA6i6w      

More information on the jumping spider


Did you know that jumping spiders make good pets?







Saturday, March 21, 2020

BIRD EATING SPIDER

BIG BUG FOR YOUR CARDS



"They're big, they're hairy, but are they scary? 

Not when you get to know them! Tarantulas are the biggest spiders in the world. They are also known as baboon spiders in Africa and hairy spiders in South America. But don't be alarmed! Most tarantulas are busy minding their own business. If you don't bother them, they won't bother you."


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

POTATO BUG


This bug looks ferocious, but runs from people and usually hides underground.
Learn more about the potato bug:

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