Nature provides an important aspect of beauty, and insects are some of the most enchanting creatures that one can sit and have a look at. All this can be found by learning about ant farms and what they can be sued for, and that same information is provided here under for a quick guide to the basics that you should get acquainted with.
An ant farm encompasses a colony of ants that is placed in some enclosure, either a plastic box or glass. The thickness of the walls are highly reduced to allow for clear view of the ants and there exists a number of different types of the firms that one can choose from, with some lacking enclosures and high walls for securing the ants. With the open ant farms, it is advisable to rub some petroleum jelly or fat at the openings of the farm to deter ants from scaling the heights so keeping them in the open will be relatively easy. For ants that choose to construct bridges to allow them to cross over these substances can be controlled by having the ant farms placed in larger containers, and the liquids poured around them.
Once a new farm has been obtained, it is advisable that some covering be placed on the ant farm to allow them to get familiarized with the new environments after which observing them will be easier and more interesting as they work out in their farm.
The ant farms can be employed as an important learning tool in science classes that intend to equip leaners with knowledge about insects. Such insects can also be used as specimens in conducting harmless experiments in the course of the class. The ant farms provide an opportunity for one to watch the silent part of nature at work; experience hoe work is shared and how the insects go about their activities such as building and construction of passages in their farm.
A biological view of the Venus fly trap
The Venus fly trap is a plant that depicts carnivorous feeding habits, and they are known to inhabit subtropical swampland found on the east coast of the United States. The plant traps insects and arachnids which are sanctioned by its hairs that are found on the leaves of the plant.
With a rosette of dour to seven leaves, the Venus fly trap has a tiny structure planted on a small bulb like stem. Each plant achieves its own optimal size normally between three to ten centimeters, which vary from season to season. For plants that have more than seven leaves, the leaves are grouped in colonies of rosettes.
The plants has specific selections of the prey who is used for food. The prey selection depends on what kind of animals are available together with the mechanisms of trapping employed, with the insects used by this plan being restricted to swarming arthropods, spiders and beetles with specific percentages of each insect being included in the diet.
In trapping prey the plant employs mechanisms displayed in other plants such as the Telegraph and bladderworts capable of making sudden rapid movements that enclose the insects once they have landed on the surface of the plants.
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