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Amazing Caddisfly Larvae Builds protective cases out of Gold and other precious gems

The caddisfly larvae is aquatic and can be found in a variety of habitats such as streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, springs and even temporary waters. The caddisfly larvae collects whatever material it can to form its protective case, bonding the various materials together with silk that it excretes from its salivary glands near its mouth. Different species of caddisfly tend ... Read More »

This is the smartest Bird in the world!

Complex puzzles can be difficult for humans, but what if I told you there was a bird that could solve them on its own?In this BBC special, Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an eight-step puzzle to try and stump one of the smartest crows he’s seen in captivity. They describe the puzzle as “one of the most complex tests ... Read More »

Lamprey “The Ancient Blood Sucker”

Lampreys are some of the most primitive vertebrates alive today. They are known as cyclostomes, which means ’round mouths’ and refers to the fact that they have no jaws, having instead a round sucker-like mouth filed with teeth. A further primitive characteristic is that the skeleton consists of cartilage and not bone. Lampreys are similar in shape to eels, and ... Read More »