Arthropod House Guests


Hey Don what are you doing with that jar. Collecting arthropods Gile inning crabs grabs are type of author pod but I'm not surprised isn't animal with an exoskeleton. A segmented body and jointed limbs includes insects spiders might send centipede soup. You're collecting bugs then. I'm doing some research. Did you know that entomologists from North Carolina State University Renan study that phone we I share our houses with more than five hundred kinds of arthropods hundred that's crazy. I will admit it surprising. The researchers took samples from fifty houses during the summer months near Raleigh. They collected both living and dead. arthropods from each room and total that identified over five hundred different morphos species those are species so closely related that they have to be identified by scientists looking for specific physical traits. He's house had on average about one hundred more fo- species there is no way that I have one hundred species of anything living in my house they mostly collect flies spiders Beatles and send book lice most of the species. Says they found don't normally live houses there. arthropods that accidentally wondered in from doors for example they found goal midges all fifty homes midges are small flies that feed on outdoor plants and can't survive indoors believe it or not only five rooms out of five hundred fifty had no arthropods house is cleaner than that. I bet you have cobwebs sir. Those are made by cobwebs spiders which are found in sixty five.

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