This video tutorial from Live Monarch shows you how to fix a live butterfly's broken wing. You can help restore flight to a butterfly in need -- you can be a hero and make a real difference. WARNING: You might not want to do this unless you are CERTAIN that you know what you ...more
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Two research teams, in Turkey and Iran, both recently discovered an incredibly rare species of bees. Coined the Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee, the insects use colorful flower petals to create papier-mache cocoons for their offspring. NPR reports: "Building a nest takes a da ...more
How To : Are There Bedbugs in Your Library Books? Here's How to Spot and Destroy Those Bloodsuckers!
Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported ...more
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To get rid of fleas take a pan and put some water in it. Float a tea light candle in the water and light it. Take some dish soap and pour it into the water. Mix the soap into the water. You are not trying to make a lot of bubbles but the soap in the water catches the fleas. Pu ...more
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Curbly says, "This fly paper is delicious! How couldn't it be with ingredients like this?" Ingredients: 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar brown paper Mix your ingredients together, pour over strips of brown paper, and let soak overni ...more
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