Posts Tagged ‘Arthropods’

Happy Valentine’s Day: Unusual Insect Mating Rituals

Posted by admin on June 1, 2012  |   No Comments »

Here are the courting habits of seven different insects and arachnids. <3

Photo credit: Shannon McKown

Number of Genes Not Related to Animal Size

Posted by admin on May 25, 2012  |   No Comments »

Scientists at Indiana University Bloomington and U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute have found that the water flea has a gene count 30% greater than humans. In addition, to having an astoundingly high gene count, more than 1/3 have never been seen before in other animals. Check out more about the water flea’s genes here.