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Archives for September, 2007

Anything involving earwigs = a terrible idea

Benny and I love almost all living things even if we have to squish those things from time to time. The one distinct exception to this rule is the earwig. This is the common name for the insect order Dermaptera, which frequently have an abdomen that ends in forceps-like cerci or, in other words, pinchers!…

Petchow Brand Rat Poison

Probably my favorite SNL commercial of all time. Add to My Profile | More Videos Video [via Myspace] More classic SNL animal vids below the fold

How we all made it through our painfully boring daily lives before live-streaming-hamster-cams is a mystery to me Hamster Cam 1:

Sleepy Snake Eats Mischievous Mouse

Fascinating footage taken with time lapse photography…

Deep in a cave off the coast of South Kona, Hawaii, marine biologist Marc Hughes discovered what he’d been seeking for years, a totally unspectacular new species of fish. Hughes was diving in the cave when he noticed a brown fish about 6 inches long swimming nearby. According to Hughes he immediately grabbed it with…

Mantis Pics

Some great mantis pics from InsectHobbyist: Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Hatchling (Spiny Flower Mantis) Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Adult Pseudocreobotra Ocellata Nymph/Villain from Halo

Aye-Ayes Have “Color” Night-Vision

Aye-ayes do not respond well to light, and you must never, ever feed them after midnight. According to a new study conducted by Brian Verrelli a researcher at the Biodesign Institute, aye-ayes, a rare primate found only in Madagascar have the genes to see in color, even though they are completely nocturnal and have been…

Stop Animal Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Help Us Bring Attention to the Organizations, People and Ideas that Make a Difference Zooillogix brings you bizarre animal news, research and discoveries delivered in an irreverent style representing Benny and my obnoxious sense of humor. However, the site was born from our passion for animals and conservation and one disturbing theme comes up far…

Now Benny and I have always been suspicious of claims that violent video games spawn violent children. In fact, after zoology, few things are closer to our hearts than violent video games. However in a cruel twist of fate, it appears globalization has pitted our passions against one another. This does look fun… A new…

Lapland’s Lemmings On the Move

Northern Finland is experiencing its largest lemming migration in 20 years, according to this article in Helsingin Sanomat’s “International Edition” (we never miss an issue!). Though the little rodents (Norway lemmings, Lemus lemus) have not yet begun swarming in a locust-like frenzy, they have been turning up all over Lapland, including drowned in the nets…