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The whole world is bugging out. There are millions of busy, crawling, munching creatures all over the planet, so you may as well get in on the invasion. Buzz over to www.insecta-inspecta.com and join the cyber-colony of insect maniacs. See one of the biggest termite hills in the world, go underground with an army ant and inspect yourself for arachnophobia. Be sure to gaze upon the famous insects of the art world, and then run for cover from the killer bees. This site is totally swarming with fun facts, goofy graphics and amazing video clips that'll have your eyes bugging out. Invade Insecta Inspecta World as soon as you can.
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At Nova Online's Tales From the Hive, you'll get a chance to find out what it's like to live in a beehive. Buzz to the next flower at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees and journey into the land of honey. You'll begin by communicating in the language of bees so you can tell your hive mates where to find the best grub. You'll also learn the art of bee dancing. Did you know that to make 1 pound of honey, workers in a hive fly 55,000 miles and tap 2 million flowers? And did you know that a productive hive can make and store up to 2 pounds of honey a day? With beautiful graphics and movie clips, this site is sweet stuff. Just be careful not to disturb the queen. Now "bee gone."
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From roaches to termites, bugs are the creepy-crawlers we love to hate. But are they really so bad? It all depends. Get the complete story at Orkin's Dangerous Insects, a buggy Web site with all kinds of information on those icky pests. Proceed with caution to www.orkin.com/learningcenter/kids_and_teachers.aspx and learn about everything from bee stings and Lyme's disease to the bite of the bullet ant. Did you know that an adult tick can live more than 500 days without a meal? Or that house flies are considered a greater threat to human health than most other insects? The site is loaded with incredible facts like these. You'll meet the feared scorpion and discover his hiding places, which include shoes, closets and folded clothes. Or take a stroll with the black widow spider as she builds her nest. Just remember not to fall for the charm of the kissing bug-it's known to bite humans as they sleep.
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Worm is the word at The Adventures of Herman, the Net site dedicated to our favorite creepy-crawlers. Get your own worm's-eye view at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms. Once here, you'll get the inside scoop on a worm's eating habits, its anatomy, and its place on the food chain. Pass the veggie platter, will ya? At Worm Facts, you'll find out how there can be more than a million earthworms in one acre of land, and other cool tidbits. Or slither out to Herman's Fun Place, where you can write your own worm story, explore the underground in Herman's Tunnel or get crayon crazy at Color Me Herman. Got a wormy question that hasn't been answered? You can always send it to Herman himself. Or follow one of the site's worm links to a wealth of information about this splendid creature. Dive into Herman's Web wormhole now!
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Bug lovers will adore Insecta, your online insectarium. From majestic creatures like butterflies and yellowjackets to creepy-crawlers like cockroaches, termites and silverfish, this site has them all. Buzz out to www.insecta.com and don't forget to bring bug spray! This site has oodles of interesting facts and photos. Did you know that carpenter ants will bite when handled, or that ladybugs love south-facing walls and windows? Insecta's Family Tree does an outstanding job of classifying each insect and describing its unique qualities. There's also a great glossary of terms, which fills you in on everything from compound eyes to metamorphosis. If critters and varmints are your things, then Insecta is sure to be your bug heaven.
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