The Curious Webspinner Insect Knits a Cozy Home | Deep Look

Ok, under a log, you uncover a wispy white web. You’re thinking: spider. Not so fast. This maze of woven silk has nothing to do with arachnids. It’s actually created by a kind of insect called a webspinner. They’re related to stick insects and praying mantises. Never heard of ’em? Continue Reading

This Vibrating Bumblebee Unlocks a Flower’s Hidden Treasure | Deep Look

This buzzing is a secret password. The key to a lock. What this bumblebee is after is pollen. Bumblebees eat pollen. It’s high in protein. But the flower doesn’t want to give it to just anyone. So it hides it away, in those bright yellow anthers… For a flower, that’s Continue Reading

How Lice Turn Your Hair Into Their Jungle Gym | Deep Look

It can start as an itch. Maybe a tickle on your scalp. It’s head lice. Tiny and tenacious. Thanks to millions of years of evolution, these suckers are not easy to get rid of. You might end up in a salon, but not the kind for haircuts. Young lice are Continue Reading

Centipede Bite Worse Than ALL Stings?!

(dramatic music) – I’m Coyote Peterson. And I’m about to be bitten by the giant, desert, centipede. (dramatic music) Here we go. (Coyote screaming) Oh my gosh, it’s so much worse than a bullet ant sting. (Coyote moaning) (dramatic music) It’s a fair statement to say that I’m no stranger Continue Reading

The Indiana Jones of insects

The magnitude of the problem doesn’t hit you until you’re actually on the ground looking at the dead trees. Campers moved infested firewood into this campground. Beatles emerged and they flew up into these Oak trees and thus the invasion began. We’ve killed anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 trees now. Continue Reading