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Honey bees are known to communicate through many different chemicals and odours, as is common in insects, but also using behaviour. Some honey bees have evolved a system of communication where behavior is used to convey information about something in the environment. Called dance language, the angle at which a bee dances represents a direction relative to the sun, and the length of the dance represents the distance to be flown. The details of the signalling vary from species to species; for example, the two smallest species Apis andreniformis and Apis florea, dance on the upper surface of their horixontal comb and worker bees orient the dance in the actual compass direction of the flora they wish to forage. (Source: Kimballs Biology Pages)
A female house mouse gives birth to 6 young about 19 days after mating. She is ready to mate again in two days. She can produce 60 to 100 litters a year. Each of her young is ready to mate in two months. Remakably, all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren can have offspring in the same year. Two mice, starting to breed on January 1, could theoretically have as many as 31,000 descendants by December 31!
The biggest spider in the world is the Goliath Spider, Theraphosa leblondi. It lives in coastal rainforests in northern South America. Its body can grow to 9 cm in length and its leg span can be up to 28 cm. (Source: Australian Museum)
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