For Some Worms, It’s Heads or Tails
Among flatworms, there are those that can fully regenerate a severed head or tail, and those that can regrow only a tail ... “This pathway is required for making tails in the animal,” said an author of one of the studies, Phillip A.
Creature Feature: Western Banded Gecko
The Western Banded Gecko can also mimic a scorpion, by turning its tail upwards, and waving it to repel predators. In addition to this deception, Western Banded Geckos use other methods to divert predators. Be forewarned: if you plan on catching a Western ...
Scorpions, a tasty snack to some folks, can't regrow tails
Then I remembered that in some parts of the world, fried scorpions are considered to be a tasty snack and, of course, you have to cut off the tail to get rid of the poison sacs. Apparently, some people cut the tails off so they can feed the rest of the ...
It's not dead! How some worms can regrow whole heads
Lizards can drop and ... tapering tail at one end and eyes at the other. Some species can regrow their heads if their top ends are chopped off, others can regrow whole bodies from mere slices of worm tissue. (Some confused worms will grow two heads ...
The Claws Of This Cyborg Scorpion Can Be Controlled Remotely
Michigan-based Backyard Brains has turned their attention to predatory arthropods — this time using an electrical current to remotely induce a scorpion to strike with its claws and tail. These new scorpion experiments are an extension of Backyard Brains ...