Strange Little Creatures

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DUST MITES Nature’s Garbage Collectors
Series: Strange Little Creatures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Biology
Dust mites are tiny, almost microscopic little creatures that live in things where you spend lots of time-- like your bed, your pillow, on the comfy couch, and the shaggy rug. They are always hungry, but you’ll never guess what they hunger for, and what they munch on all the time?
Jerusalem Crickets, the Child of the Earth
Series: Strange Little Creatures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Reference
This relative of the cricket has been called ‘Woh-tzi-Neh’ by native Americans, which translates as "skull insect" or “old, bald-headed man.” Jerusalem Crickets attract attention because they’re large insects, and have a round, almost human-looking, baldhead: almost like a little baby face with a cricket body!
Squirmy Horsehair Worms: A Zombie-creating Parasite
Series: Strange Little Creatures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Biology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
The horsehair worm is swallowed in larval form by an insect host. As the worm grows and matures inside the insect, the insect host seems to surrender its will to the worm. Three months later, the host, almost zombie-like, is compelled to seek out water. When the insect enters the water, the mature horsehair worm emerges from the host’s body wall---as a writhing, knotting, mass of hair-like worm.