Tiny Little Life

•May 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Insect lovers check out this amazing blog by my friend, Ian!

http://tinylittlelife.org/

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Japan Walking Stick Insect – Nanafushi ナナフシ

•March 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Walking stick insects (Phasmatodea) are fascinating not only for their alien appearance but also for their behavior which includes rocking their bodies to appear as twigs moving in a gentle breeze. These insects are called Nanafushi ナナフシ in Japanese. This behavior may also be a clever trick to help the insect discriminate nearby objects from background clutter. Some species of stick insects are able to reproduce without males through a process called parthenogenesis. Some species of stick insect make excellent pets as they are easily reared in captivity. The red dots on this insect are a type of parasite called “Acarina“.

My thanks to YouTube members “sydneyricefish” and “rainelfy” for sharing their knowledge of these animals in comments.

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Small Japanese Gekko

•March 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Tiny Typhoon Survivors

•March 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Japan Insect Names

•February 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Small Spider in my Hand

•February 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Suzumebachi Asian Giant Hornet Nest

•February 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Welcome to the the Real Japan Monsters blog. Bringing you high definition videos and photographs of some of Japan’s most fascinating wildlife.

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