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This story immediately reminded me of that nightmare both for the dog, the owners oh and I guess the Porcupine too. “This rodents eats with needles” So to start this debate are Woodrats related to Pack Rats and the answer is yes. Pack rats are often called woodrats, pack rats build nests or middens and can collect quite the trove of neat stuff.
I didn’t know this but the cactus with the spines have a higher protein content.
Kohl and his colleagues believe that the rodent is choosing spines over an easier meal because the flesh of spiny cacti generally has a higher protein content and less fiber compared with naturally non-spiny cacti. In that sense, the woodrats are using the spines almost as a simple nutrition label.
Read more: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/10779/20141128/rodent-eats-needles.htm#ixzz3KgU2ofxr
Strigamia maritime, a venomous and carnivorous centipede species that can be found on the coast of the Moray Firth in Scotland, has provided scientists with an insight into the evolution of myriapods (a subphylum of arthropods that includes centipedes and millipedes), a group that first evolved over half a billion years ago.
Published by PLOS Biology “The first myriapod genome sequence reveals…” this article might be easier to read “First centipede genome sequenced but scientists still grappling at multiple legs mystery”
Bats are great and need your love. Here are a few facts & tips:
- Babies are born furless.
- Only mammal to fly.
- Bats eat lots of bugs, disperse seeds and pollinate plants.
- They can eat their body weight in bugs each night, that would be like us eating 80 pizzas.
What can you do to prevent them from making your home theirs and to encourage them at your home.
- Exclusion work must be done out of season and at night.
- Install a bat house around your home Bat Conservation International.
Never pick up a bat, they do bite!