Yellow Sac Spiders (Cheiracanthium inclusum)

Did you know that a single yellow sac spider can produce over 85 eggs in a single egg mass? This remarkable reproductive capacity highlights the adaptability and resilience of these small, but intriguing creatures. Yellow sac spiders, scientifically known as Cheiracanthium inclusum, are a common sight across the Americas, from North to South. These spiders,…

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Life habits and more about Tarantulas

Did you know that some tarantulas found in the southern and southwestern United States, including Idaho, can grow up to 11 inches in leg span? These remarkable arachnids are the largest spiders in the world, with a distinctive appearance that sets them apart from their smaller counterparts. Tarantulas come in a variety of colors and…

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Ever heard of a Cotton Rat?

Did you know that cotton rats, small furry rodents native to the southern United States, have been recognized as important animal models for various human and rodent diseases? These robust, stocky creatures with their distinctive grizzled fur belong to the genus Sigmodon and can be found across much of the southern U.S., Mexico, Central America,…

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White-footed Mice in Idaho

These small, yet resilient rodents are one of the most common mammals in the eastern United States, and their presence in Idaho’s diverse ecosystems offers valuable insights into the natural world. The white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) are known for their distinctive white feet and tails, contributing to their unique appearance and adaptability. As one of…

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Carpenter Ants in Idaho – Learn More

Carpenter ants are responsible for an astonishing $50 million in damages to homes across the United States each year. These formidable insects are known for their ability to tunnel and nest inside wood, causing significant structural damage to homes. Carpenter ants are typically black, with a distinct slender and triangular head, and have antennae that…

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