Category Archives: Exotic Pets

What A Great Beast

Iguana is a genus of lizard native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean. The genus was first described by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in his book Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena in 1768. The genus Iguana includes two species: the Green Iguana, which is widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean Iguana, which is endemic to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction.

Boa Eating A Kangaroo

The Boa constrictor  is a large, heavy-bodied species of snake. It is a member of the Boidae family found in Central America, South America and some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its color pattern is highly variable yet distinctive. Ten subspecies are currently recognized, although some of these are controversial. This article focuses on the species Boa constrictor as a whole, but also specifically on the nominate subspecies Boa constrictor constrictor.

Amazing Art With Live Snakes!

Many of these creatures do not like, many of them disgust, fear, someone, perhaps even physical reaction. But someone thinks snakes gracefully and beautifully, and sees them as the real stuff of art. For this type of art did not take too much imagination as much courage. For this exercise should be a great experience in dealing with this very dangerous creatures.

Spiders

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization. As of 2008, approximately 40,000 spider species, and 109 families have been recorded by taxonomists; however, there has been confusion within the scientific community as to how all these families should be classified, as evidenced by the over 20 different classifications that have been proposed since 1900.

Crazy Swedish Fly Photos By Marcus Moore

Marcus Moore – Photographer from Sweden – like those who you are and strive swat a newspaper on the table. True, he loves them not quite traditional.

Magnus Moore created a furore his exhibition of dead flies.

The photographer, who lives in the Swedish town of Karlskoga, collects dead insects from the windows and lamps in his house, and then creates its obscenely funny masterpieces.

Flies on his pictures do the usual “human” affairs – dance …

in sports…

.. Stand in line to the toilet …

Er … .. show off?

This idea came to me in the head a few years ago at a party. I got bored, I went outside and found a dead fly on the ground, and the idea immediately flashed through my mind “- explains the photographer.

When I got home, I put the flies on the paper and outlined

I think the flies have become popular due to its simplicity, and that does not require any text or explanation, because the laughter – the international language

In the collection of Marcus for 25 shots.

Marcus uses a tiny forceps to place the insects. The next time the destruction of insects Think they will be useful to you for creative pans?

Borneo Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

Human greed and stupidity have no limits, the damn money for absolutely everything … Many kinds of animals come to the edge of failure because of money, such as these litlle Orangutan on the island of Borneo  .. They are separated and the kidnap of her own family from the natural habitats and sale them for  easy money .. The poachers caught on crime scene will be sent to prison, and  litlle orangutans are sent to rehabilitation centers on the island .. After a while they put in the wilderness .. Check out these great pictures of unique moments from the game of small orangutan… Watch for them without a smile – it is impossible.))

Bald Parrot

The Bald Parrot or Orange-headed Parrot is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It was formerly placed in the genus Pionopsitta, which is now monotypic. It is endemic to the east-central Amazon of Brazil. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It is considered near threatened by BirdLife International due to the widespread deforestation of the Amazon.This parrot was initially believed to be a juvenile of the Vulturine Parrot due to the orange coloration of its bald head as opposed to the black of the Vulturine.The Bald Parrot is a medium-small, overall green parrot with a bald, brownish-orange head. As several other members of the genus Pyrilia, it has red underwing coverts that barely are visible when perched, but highly conspicuous in flight.

Top 10 Deadliest Spiders

Spiders are one of the smallest but most lethal creatures. Fear of spiders in some people it is quite reasonable because the spider venom can kill several people or animals at once.

1.Brown Recluse

The brown recluse spider or violin spider, Loxosceles reclusa, is a well-known member of the family Sicariidae. Brown recluse spiders are usually between 6–20 mm, but may grow larger. They may be brown or gray and usually have markings on the dorsal side of their cephalothorax, with a black line coming from it that looks like a violin with the neck of the violin pointing to the rear of the spider, resulting in the nicknames fiddleback spider, brown fiddler or violin spider.

2.Black Widow

Black Widow is a common name of some spiders in the genus Latrodectus – see Black widow spider for a specific list of such spiders.

3.Brazilian Wandering Spider

The Brazilian wandering spiders, armed spiders or banana spiders are a genus of aggressive and highly venomous spiders found in tropical South and Central America. These spiders are members of the Ctenidae family of wandering spiders.

4.Funnel-Web Spiders

The araneomorph funnel-web spiders of the family Agelenidae include the common grass spiders of the genus Agelenopsis, as well as the purportedly venomous European hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis, which has been introduced into the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Note: The araneomorph funnel-web spider should not to be confused with the funnel-web tarantula and the venomous funnel-web tarantula, both of which are members of the suborder Mygalomorphae. The venomous funnel-web tarantulas include the infamous Sydney funnel-web spider.

5.Mouse Spiders

Mouse spiders are spiders of the genus Missulena, in the mygalomorph family Actinopodidae. There are 11 known species in this genus, all but one of which are indigenous to Australia. One species, M. tussulena, is found in Chile. The name derives from an old belief, now known to be false, that the spiders dig deep burrows similar to those of mice. There is evidence that the bite of a mouse spider is potentially as serious as that of an Australasian funnel-web spider; however recorded envenomings by this spider are rare. Funnel-web antivenom has been found to be an effective treatment for serious bites.

6.Red Back Spider

The Redback spider  is a potentially dangerous spider native to Australia that resembles a Black widow spider. It is a member of the genus Latrodectus or the widow family of spiders, which are found throughout the world. The female is easily recognisable by its black body with prominent red stripe on the upper side  of its abdomen. Females have a body length of about a centimetre while the male is smaller, being only 3 to 4 millimetres long. The Redback spider is one of few arachnids which display sexual cannibalism while mating.

7.Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Greek word  meaning “wolf”. They are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon prey as they find it or chasing it over short distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey, often from or near the mouth of a burrow. Wolf spiders resemble Nursery web spiders, but they carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets. Wolf spiders have two eyes out of eight that are large and prominent. The eight eyes of the Nursery web spiders are all of approximately equal size.

8.Goliath Birdeater Tarantula

The Goliath Bird-eater Spider is an arachnid belonging to the tarantula group, Theraphosidae, and is considered to be the second largest  spider  in the world. The spider was named by explorers from the Victorian era, who witnessed one eating a hummingbird.

9.Sac Spider

The sac spiders of the family Clubionidae have a very confusing taxonomic history. Once this family was a large catch-all taxon for a large group of disparate collection of spiders, similar only in that they had eight legs arranged in two rows, conical anterior spinnerets that touched and were wandering predators that built silken retreats, or sacs, usually on plant terminals, between leaves, under bark or under rocks. These are now recognized to include several families, some of which are more closely related to the three-clawed spiders, like lynx and wolf spiders, than to true “clubionoids.

10.Hobo Spider

The hobo spider  is a member of the genus of spiders known colloquially as funnel web spiders. It is one of a small number of spiders in North America whose bites are generally considered to be medically significant. Individuals construct a funnel-shaped structure of silk sheeting and lie in wait at the small end of the funnel for prey insects to blunder onto their webs. Hobo spiders sometimes build their webs in or around human habitations. Although this species of spider has a reputation for aggressiveness, they will normally avoid contact with humans. Most bites occur when the spider is accidentally crushed or squeezed by a human. The spider’s venom is strong enough to cause considerable local pain and possibly necrosis.