- Horseshoe crabs are older than dinosaurs. Their blood is blue and used for medicine.
- Driver ants are the largest ants in the world. They are used in parts of Africa as stitches.
- They make itching powder out of tarantula hairs. Tarantulas have eight eyes but only see shadows and movements.
- Monarch butterflies are poisonous because as caterpillars they eat Milkweed, which is poisonous.
- We’ve all been bitten by the deadliest insect: mosquitoes. They spread malaria.
- The strongest insect in the world is the Atlas Beetle.
- The deadliest scorpion in the world is in Egypt. Get bitten and you have 20 minutes.
- All toads are poisonous. You DO NOT get warts from toads.
- The Pacman frog has teeth. They bite. They also can’t swim.
- Alligator Snapping turtles can get up to 200 lbs. They are endangered. You will get fined up to $2,000 if you’re caught with one, but they can be found in Texas.
- Mississippi Mud is smallest turtle in the world. They live 20 years and are very secretive.
- Snakes do not have ears. They’re deaf.
- Rule of thumb around snakes: Red touches black, friend of jack. Red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow.
- The heaviest snake in the world is the green anaconda – 300 lbs.
- The longest snake in the world is the reticulated python – 32 ft.
Jungle Jim’s website
June 12, 2010 2:28 pm