Why do animals play?

Why do animals play?

The fact animals play is something we all know. However, have you ever wondered which is the main objective of play for animals? Do all animals play? Is play something exclusive for the youngest ones? Keep reading to find out the meaning of play for animals. Because...
Size matters (for insects)!

Size matters (for insects)!

In sci-fi, there are lots of examples in which characters are attacked by giant insects or other arthropods (or even being transformed in one of them, as in “The metamorphosis”, by Kafka). But are these situations really feasable? It would be possible to...
How do insects communicate?

How do insects communicate?

How do ants know what path to follow? Which mechanisms do some male and female moths use to meet each other when located far away? As humans along history, insects have developed different ways to communicate with each other. Do you want to know how and for what...
Animal mimicry: now you see me…

Animal mimicry: now you see me…

What do you see in the picture above? Maybe snakes… or maybe not? All animals try to enhance their survival rates, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is by looking similar to some environmental elements, either by camouflaging or by imitating...

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