Venom or Poison

Venom and poison are often confused with each other. Both can be deadly, but they each are used for different purposes. Venom is typically used to hunt and kill prey, and is injected, like a wasp, snake, or spider. Whereas poison is used more as a defense thru swallowing, inhaling or absorption through the skin.…

The vegetarian spider

Did you know that there is actually a spider that is vegetarian? Many jumping spiders have been found eating plants and nectar alongside an insectivore diet, and whenever a spider recycles its web by eating it, they will also consume any pollen or plant matter that might be stuck to it. But the Bagheera kiplingi…

Glowing sharks

Many creatures of the deep sea have developed the ability to glow. This amazing phenomenon comes through Bioluminescence, either from a chemical in their body, or bacteria on their skin. But the bio-fluorescence that appear in these Swell Sharks (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum) is different. Sharks have light and dark spots all over their bodies, and the…