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  Armadillo Run
Armadillo Run has been nominated for the Game Tunnel Player's Choice Award, where players vote for their favourite game of 2006.
Armadillo Run is back on sale, many apologies for the inconvenience caused during the upgrade.
Armadillo Run will be unavailable to buy for the next couple of days while the web server is upgraded.
www.armadillorun.com   (553 words)

  Armadillos | The Humane Society of the United States
Although armadillos have several unique characteristics that distinguish them from other mammals, the more than 2,000 bony scales that cover the head, legs, and back are their most notable features.
Armadillos range throughout the south-central and southeastern United States and may now be found as far north as Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Armadillo kits are born fully developed, but it takes several weeks for the pink leathery skin to harden into its lifelong protective covering.
www.hsus.org /ace/14946   (749 words)

  Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Perhaps the most important factor contributing to the distribution of armadillos is the hardness of the soil during the dry season, because the food of the animal is obtained largely by probing for insects and other forms of animal life in the ground.
Armadillos are fond of water; where climatic conditions tend to be arid, the animals concentrate in the vicinity of streams and water holes.
Reproduction in the nine-banded armadillo is marked by two distinct and apparently unrelated phenomena: the long period of arrested development of the blastocyst prior to implantation (delayed implantation), and the phenomenon of specific polyembryony, which results in the normal formation of identical quadruplets.
www.nsrl.ttu.edu /tmot1/dasynove.htm   (1704 words)

 Armadillo - MSN Encarta
The peba, or nine-banded armadillo, is found in South and Central America and in Texas, southern Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and parts of Florida.
The six-banded armadillo; the three-banded armadillo, or apar; and the giant armadillo are among the South American species.
They vary in size from the giant armadillo, which is almost 1 m (about 3 ft) long excluding the tail, to species only about 15 cm (about 6 in) long when fully grown.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558839/Armadillo.html   (286 words)

Armadillo, meaning "little armored one," was the name the Spanish gave shell-wearing mammals they encountered in the New World.
Armadillos have inspired curiosity in people first meeting the "little armored one" and frustration in those dealing with the "little lawn-and-garden tiller." It can smell beetles, larvae and ants six inches underground, and it spends its waking hours eating them.
Armadillos are nocturnal in summer but shift their activity to daytime or evening in winter.
www.minifarmhomestead.com /Critters/armadillos.htm   (959 words)

 Armadillo Biogeography
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has become an unevenly distributed creature along the southeastern portion of the U.S. This uneven distribution of the nine-banded armadillo is thought to be due to the lack or abundance of vegetation, climatic factors, as well as human intervention.
It is known that the colonization of the nine-banded armadillo was a slow and natural process in Louisiana, Southern Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma as opposed to a human dispersal and/or escaping from captivity in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama (Smith, 1984).
Armadillos are born with their eyes open and begin to move around within a few hours (Smith, 1984).
bss.sfsu.edu /geog/bholzman/courses/fall99projects/armadillo.htm   (2905 words)

 Armadillo Lizard - Cordylus cataphractus
The head of the Armadillo Lizard is narrow in shape.
It is fairly slow moving animal, but when the Armadillo Lizard thinks or knows it's in danger, it runs as fast as it can go for cover.
The Armadillo Lizard is not an endangered species although it does have a lot of enemies to protect itself from.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /armadillo_lizard.htm   (389 words)

 Armadillos - Nine-Banded Armadillo - Texas Wildlife
In the Nine-Banded Armadillo (the only species of armadillo found in Texas), the armor consists of a large shield over the shoulders, a second large shield over the rump, and nine bands in the middle.
Because the shell itself cannot grow nor be replaced as the armadillo grows, it is soft and leathery when the armadillo is born.
The armadillo is also known to feed on carrion, with a distinct preference for the maggots it finds there.
www.flex.net /~lonestar/armadillo.htm   (643 words)

 Georgia Wildlife Web Site; mammals: Dasypus novemcinctus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although Armadillos breed in July or August, the eggs are not fertilized immediately, and the young are not born until the following March or April.
Armadillos have few predators, although both the Mountain lion and the American Alligator are capable of eating adults.
The expansion of the Armadillo's range east of the Mississippi River was aided by its introduction in Florida and the escape or release of captive animals.
museum.nhm.uga.edu /gawildlife/mammals/Xenarthra/Dasypodidae/dnovemcinctus.html   (719 words)

 Wonderfully made … the armadillo
The edentates, including the sloths, ant-eaters and armadillos, were originally part of a larger group which included aardvarks and pangolins—all had unique extra movable parts between vertebrae in the lower back.
Armadillos all live on land, and with their armour they are relatively heavy.
Armadillos such as the nine-banded species in the United States enjoy quite a varied diet—but about 75 per cent consists of insects.
answersingenesis.org /creation/v13/i4/armadillo.asp   (1550 words)

 Wonderfully made … the armadillo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The edentates, including the sloths, ant-eaters and armadillos, were originally part of a larger group which included aardvarks and pangolins—all had unique extra movable parts between vertebrae in the lower back.
Armadillos all live on land, and with their armour they are relatively heavy.
Armadillos such as the nine-banded species in the United States enjoy quite a varied diet—but about 75 per cent consists of insects.
www.answersingenesis.org /creation/v13/i4/armadillo.asp   (1550 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
The Texas armadillo is about the size of a large cat; its overall length is about 2½ feet, and adults weigh from twelve to seventeen pounds.
Armadillos are able to survive and reproduce in a variety of habitats.
Armadillos have very limited natural immunity to leprosy, and they are shipped from Texas and other states to research facilities worldwide for study relating to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/AA/tca2.html   (693 words)

The armor protects the armadillo from thorns and branches and sometimes from its enemies.
Because an armadillo can hold its breath as long as six minutes, it does not breath in dirt when it is digging.
The pink fairy armadillo often blocks the opening of its den with its blunt, scaly hind end.
members.fortunecity.com /xuechao/armadillo.htm   (494 words)

 NatureWorks-Nine-Banded Armadillo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The nine-banded armadillo can be found in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and south east Kansas southeastward to Georgia and most of Florida.
When an armadillo is threatened, it will either run away or curl itself into a ball to protect its soft belly.
The armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes and it sometimes will cross shallow creeks and streams by walking underwater on the bottom to the other side.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/armadillo.htm   (459 words)

 ADM Online
Brett is diving the Armadillo Harness with twin LP 120's and a drysuit.
The Armadillo harness is designed to mold tightly to the divers back provide maximum amount of lift on the divers hips, and help prevent snagging in tight restrictions.
Armadillo sidemount combined wth a CCR provides maximum redundancy possible, since it an be used with any size bottles slung under the shoulders.
www.advanceddivermagazine.com /armadillo.html   (1182 words)

 Armadillo - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Among Americans, the armadillo is most famed for its starring role in the music video Rock the Casbah by The Clash.
Armadillos, which are experts at camoflage, are beginning to seek refuge on people themselves.
If the armadillo continues to maul you after you've assumed the prone position and are not moving, just wait for the pain to subside.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Armadillo   (689 words)

 Personal Spaceflight » Armadillo Aerospace
On Saturday Armadillo flew a “complete LLC 1 [Lunar Lander Challenge level 1] operational profile” at the Oklahoma Spaceport using its Pixel vehicle, doing two 90-second flights between two pads, both times landing within a meter of the center of the pad.
Armadillo’s near-term emphasis is on preparing for the 2007 Lunar Lander Challenge, having made some upgrades to Pixel and Texel, such as stronger landing legs.
Armadillo has always been difficult to classify: they have significant facilities and equipment, but rely almost exclusively on volunteer labor, and have been funded mostly out of Carmack’s checkbook, to the tune of $3 million to date (with a burn rate of about $500,000/year).
www.personalspaceflight.info /category/business/armadillo-aerospace   (1754 words)

 Armadillo Control: Armadillo Trapping, Repellents
If Armadillos are digging in your lawn because you have molecricket problems, go to molecricket elimination.
Remember that the Armadillo is not among the smarter animals in the world; it may take a few days for it to decide it needs another foraging ground.
The trap can be used to capture and relocate armadillos, raccoons, stray cats and other small to medium animals.
www.pestproducts.com /armadillo.htm   (1007 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Armadillo
Armadillo was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Rolling Thunder 8WD.
Note that in the fourth series (1985) and eighth series (1988) vehicles named "The Armadillo" were released.
Armadillo's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
www.yojoe.com /action/88/armadillo.shtml   (88 words)

 Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Armadillos are native to South/Central America and have been introduced into Florida several times in the 20th century, possibly earlier.
Nine-banded armadillos usually have nine bands on their shell-like armor, but may have from 8 to 11.
Armadillos seen crossing highways should always be driven around, rather than straddled, so this reflexive leap will not be its last.
pelotes.jea.com /armad.htm   (535 words)

 Austin's Armadillo Home Page
The Armadillo World Headquarters was once the hottest club in Austin, and it's still quite a legend around these parts.
The Armadillo was located at the corner of South 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, but the land was bought out in the 1980's and is now home to a highrise bank building.
Armadillos are so popular in Austin, that they even have a convention named for them.
www.austinlinks.com /dillo.html   (405 words)

 Armadillo - Our Consultants
In this case, I need to specifically commend the Armadillo Account Manager – his approach and advice was spot on, his communication skills with the client were “second to none” and the outcome was better than expected.”
“Armadillo has provided good service to me. I feel there is someone at the end of the line if I need to speak to someone.
“Armadillo continue to be professional, committed and as supportive as they have always been.
www.armadillo-uk.com /ourConsultants.htm   (311 words)

 Wild Texas: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Armadillos are often visible while foraging during the summer months, or as the unfortunate victims of "roadkill" along highways and busy streets.
Armadillo females always have four "pups" and all four of them are always the same sex.
Two of the many armadillo viewing locations in Texas are Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool, and Palmetto State Park in Gonzales.
www.wildtexas.com /wildguides/armadillo.php   (238 words)

 KATU - Portland, Oregon - News - Rescued Armadillo shows problems with exotic pet trade
When the armadillo lived at the pet shop, he could be taken out of his enclosure at any time and allowed to roam freely, according to Tony Vecchio, zoo director.
The three-banded armadillo is dark brown and armored with a leathery shell that usually has three bands.
Three-banded armadillos are born blind and are about the size of a golf ball at birth.
www.katu.com /news/story.asp?ID=80891   (1170 words)

 Armadillo Recipes
Native to Central and South America, the armadillo is a piglike creature with bony armor.
The armadillo is a timid creature with very poor eyesight.
Armadillos belong to a group of toothless or nearly toothless animals.
ushotstuff.com /wg/ArmadilloSmp.htm   (559 words)

I always thought armadillos were cute little rascals on the beer ads and scampering across the highways and byways of Texas.
A local armadillo family decided that my watered lawn would be easier to dig in than the hard, dry soil of the wilds.
The armadillo is active primarily from twilight hours through early morning hours in the summer.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/misc/armadillo/armadillo.html   (820 words)

 Armadillo Online!
This website includes biological information on all twenty recognized species of armadillo — the most complete collection of factual armadillo information on the internet.
You will also find articles diagramming the natural history of the armadillo, descriptions of the scientific and medical research uses of the armadillo, and some (hopefully) helpful suggestions about caring for sick or injured armadillos.
If you can’t find what you are looking for on this website, you can check the armadillo links, or email me if you have a question that is not answered here.
www.msu.edu /~nixonjos/armadillo/index.html   (159 words)

 FWC - Critter Questions - Armadillo
Armadillos are not native to Florida, but are now common over most of the state.
Armadillos can also be excluded from small areas of extensive damage with fencing at least 2 feet high and with bottom buried at least 18 inches deep.
Armadillos are not considered native to Florida and are, therefore, illegal to transport and release.
myfwc.com /critters/armadillo.asp   (284 words)

 Armadillo, Artist & Africa Cakes
This is a cake I did several years ago for a groom and yes he did want red velvet cake on the inside.
I used a small demitasse spoon for the small shell shapes and a regular teaspoon for the larger shapes on the edge of the bands around the armadillo.
This is basically the side view of the wooden armature that must be built to support this armadillo.
www.earlenescakes.com /Armadillo.htm   (384 words)

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