Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kagiso (grade 7) discovers a super weird waxy fulgorid bug.

The fragile, wax-like plumes are made from the extra carbohydrates found in plant sap. They are not part of the bugs actual body, thus if it is attacked they can break off and it can escape. Nymphs of many Fulgoroids can produce wax from glands on the abdomen they are hydrophobic and can help conceal the insects.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Injured microbat ( House bat, Scotophilus sp. ) rescued at school today by Mr Miguel

Other English names are "insectivorous bats", "echolocating bats", "small bats" or "true bats". All these names are somewhat inaccurate, because not all microbats feed on insects, and some of them are larger than small megabats (The fruit eaters). Please note,It is advisable not to pick up any bat without protective clothing because of the risk of diseases like rabies.