This australian jumping spider has amazing red, blue and green coloring and it’s tiny, only about 4-5mm.
Unlike the ants in Zombie Ants, Part 1 these ants “zombified” by a mind controlling fungus called Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani found only in the Brazilian Rain Forest. First, the ant is infected by the fungus. Next, the ant’s brain is controlled and the ant is moved to a location where the fungus can spread its spores [...]
October is breast cancer awareness month and to show support everyone is wearing pink. In the spirit of support here are some pictures of a pink katydid. Ordinarily green and leaf-like in appearance this genetic defect occurs in about 1 in 500 katydids and is very rare. The phenomenon is called erythrism and is similar [...]
The Cave of the Crystals or Cueva de los Cristales is a cave connected to the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 36 ft in length,13 ft in diameter and 55 tons in [...]