The growing global battle against blood-sucking ticks
Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?
Melinda Wenner Moyer
25 August 2015

Ticks then thrive on the rodents, which are poor groomers.
Studies suggest that larval ticks have a 50% chance of surviving when they feed on mice, but only a 3.5% chance on opossums.


Eisenia fetida: an epigean organism


How to Identify Wild Red Wiggler Worms – Eisenia Fetida
Tim Rosanelli
Jun 26, 2014

Why Am I Raising 4 Different Kinds Of Composting Worms? Well Let Me Tell You Why!

  • red wigglers (Eisenia fetida)
  • African night crawlers (Eudrilus eugeniae)
  • Alabama jumper
  • European night crawlers

‘Hey I’m Dead!’ The Story Of The Very Lively Ant

‘Hey I’m Dead!’ The Story Of The Very Lively Ant
April 1, 2009

How do ants know when another ant is dead?

“They included skatole, a component of feces; trimethylamine, one of the essences of rotting fish; and several of the more pungent fatty acids that contribute to rancid human body odor,”

oleic acid — just a teeny drop of it — was all the ants had to sniff to think “DEAD!”