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  sting nematode - Belonolaimus longicaudatus
Sting nematodes can be introduced to new areas on infested turf sod and have been introduced by this means to some golf courses in California and internationally to some of the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Australia.
Sting nematodes require at least 80 percent sand content in soil to survive, so they are typically only found in sandy soil environments.
Sting nematodes are ectoparasites of plant roots, meaning that they remain in the soil and feed by inserting a long stylet or mouth spear into root tips.
creatures.ifas.ufl.edu /nematode/sting_nematode.htm   (970 words)

Evolutionary biology Evolutionary biology is a subfield of Evolution.
Journal of Theoretical Biology The Journal of Theoretical Biology is a As of 2004 it is edited by J. Tyson and Lewis Wol...
Sting (biology) A sting (or stinger) is: 1.
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 Sting (biology) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The caudal sting, or spine, of a (Click link for more info and facts about sting ray) sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray.
The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a (Limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous) snake.
A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in (Any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)) nettles.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/sting_(biology).htm   (152 words)

The long-term treatment undertaken to relieve the allergic condition to stings is known as de sensitization.
If the stinging insect is not identified, the sensitive person should be treated with an antigen composed of honey bee, hornet, paper wasp, and yellow jacket.
Stings attributed to honey bees are often caused by yellow jackets.
maarec.cas.psu.edu /bkCD/HBBiology/insect_sting.htm   (1371 words)

 Sting.com news.interviews
Sting has exchanged his guitar for a lute, returning to the renaissance for inspiration.
Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute songs is not exactly a commercial slam-dunk.
Sting may be a bona fide rock star, but he's had to deal with his fair share of family strife.
www.sting.com /news/interview.php?uid=3771   (1833 words)

 Sting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
After the overwhelming success of their Syncronicity album, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland decided to focus on the solo careers that each had begun molding while making music as the Police.
For each of the three, a solo career meant something different: for Copeland it was television and film scores, for Summers it was inventive guitar work, and for Sting it was the life of a major recording and film star.
Sting's first solo album, 1985's Dream of the Blue Turtles, was a huge critical and commercial success, and is arguably his most accessible work.
www.80smusiclyrics.com /artists/sting.htm   (507 words)

 Bee Sting Treatment Should Emphasize Speed, Not Method Of Removal
University Park, Pa. -- Immediate treatment of bee stings -- one of the most common insect-caused injuries to humans -- should emphasize quick removal of the sting, rather than the method by which the sting is removed, according to entomologists at the University of California, Riverside and Pennsylvania State University.
Visscher was skeptical of this advice because, although the sting remains in the skin and continues to inject venom, it does so through a valve system in the sting, not through compression as would occur with pinching.
The longer the sting was allowed to remain in the skin, the larger the welt, indicating that more venom had been injected.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1996-08/PS-BSTS-060896.php   (621 words)

 Nature & Science » Biology Resources » Integrated Pest Management Manual
Yellowjacket management is important because the vast majority of visitors regard yellowjackets (and other stinging insects) as a threat to their health and safety, as well as impediments to their enjoyment of the location.
Nesting biology of the yellowjacket, Vespula flavopilosa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).
Nesting biology of the eastern yellowjacket, Vespula maculifrons (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).
www.nature.nps.gov /biology/ipm/manual/yellowja.cfm   (2800 words)

 Bales Pest Control
Honey bees can only sting once and then they die because when they sting they leave behind they stinger and the poison sac, and in the process pull out their insides.
So when a Honeybee stings you it may be some comfort to know she is dead.
Approximately 30 deaths each year are attributed to stings, however it is very likely the numbers are higher because many are attributed to heat stroke, heart attack, and others.
www.balespestcontrol.com /services/stinging.html   (1569 words)

 Amazon.com: The Dream of the Blue Turtles: Music: Sting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Sting's concern with history and politics is in evidence: he makes a father's plea for sanity and restraint in the nuclear age, takes up for the U.K.'s much-abused coal miners, and relates the savage stupidity of World War I to the destructive effects of adolescent heroin addiction.
Sting's masterpiece debut solo album was evidence that he had saved his cleverest writing for himself, and it exceeds anything he did with the Police.
Sting found an excellent balance on his first solo album, released in 1985--it's impressively diverse yet appealingly cohesive at the same time, and his songwriting is uniformly excellent.
www.amazon.com /Dream-Blue-Turtles-Sting/dp/B000002GFA   (1943 words)

 Biology and Danger Posed by Stingrays
Denver, CO Very little is known about the biology of most skates and rays - including stingrays - because they have been largely overshadowed by their more infamous relatives, the sharks.
The 'sting' which gives these fishes their common name is a modified dermal denticle mounted near the base of the tail, about one-third along its total length.
The sting consists of a blade-like barb with serrations along both edges and a venom gland at the base.
www.elasmo-research.org /education/topics/lh_stingray_city.htm   (1390 words)

 Urban Entomology [Ebeling Chap. 9 part 2] Pests Attacking Man and His Pets
Stings by most species of scorpions are not likely to be serious, usually resulting in localized pain and paresthesia, some swelling and tenderness and, on occasion, localized ecchymosis (fl-and blue areas) and the formation of vesicles (Stahnke, 1956b; Russell et al.
Stings by Centruroides are often very painful and give rise to immediate distress, including numbness about the wound which may rapidly spread to involve the entire extremity, weakness or even paralysis of the injured part, hyperactivity and anxiety, profuse salivation, dizziness, difficulties in speaking and swallowing, respiratory distress, and in some cases convulsions (Shannon, 1965).
Whereas the venoms of stinging ants are typically proteinaceous, the venom of the imported fire ant was found to contain an alkaloid, trans-2-methyl-6-n-undecylpiperidine (solenopsin A) or its mirror image, and the structural formula for the compound was determined.
www.entomology.ucr.edu /ebeling/ebel9-1.html   (19733 words)

 Biology and Natural History of Native Pollinator Bees
Others are named after particular traits, such as cuckoo bees that lay eggs in the nests of other bee species (like the cuckoo bird), sweat bees that like to drink salty perspiration, or bumble bees, who got their name from the loud humming noise they make while flying.
In fact, it is only the bees that live in a colony or hive ("social bees," i.e., honey bees and bumble bees) that are likely to sting, because they have a colony to defend.
When foraging away from the nest, no bee is looking for conflict and will only sting as a last resort--perhaps as a result of being swatted or squashed, or accidentally being caught in someone's clothes.
www.xerces.org /Pollinator_Insect_Conservation/biology.htm   (2104 words)

 sting - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 Isometrus maculatus
The sting of the scorpion is situated at the tip of the "tail" and it is made up of a very sharp, curved tip attached to a bulbous organ containing the poison secreting gland and reservoir.
The sting is injected into the flesh of the prey by means of a quick, spring-like flick of the "tail." The sting curves upward when the "tail" is extended but downward when the scorpion poses for attack or defense.
While the poison of the non-deadly species of scorpions is local in effect and causes swelling and discoloration of the tissues in the area of the puncture, the poison of the deadly species circulates generally over the entire body of the victim.
www.extento.hawaii.edu /kbase/urban/site/scorp.htm   (825 words)

 Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church (official site)
He is a former senior research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Queensland, and post-doctoral fellow at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, England.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in plant science and now specializes in the molecular biology of forest trees.
And while it may be that the American Indians and Pacific Islanders are not close blood relatives, we will always consider ourselves brothers and sisters to one another in spirit.
www.signaturebooks.com /Losing.htm   (564 words)

 Protein Spotlight Issue 14: Princess Bala's sting
Such a sting is extremely painful and often compared with the pain caused by a bullet shot — hence the name bullet ant.
For those who have not been shot but rather stung by a wasp, the pain caused by the sting of a bullet ant is 30 times worse… The ants do this by way of a retractable syringe-like lance on their abdominal tip from which they inject a potent nerve toxin into prey or enemies.
Bullet ant stings have been used for centuries to treat rheumatism and similar afflictions besides being administered during tribal manhood rituals.
us.expasy.org /spotlight/back_issues/sptlt014.shtml   (1007 words)

 Bald-Faced Hornets: Identification, Biology and Control - Harvard University
It is the venom in the sting that is the cause of the pain.
Its historical enemy is the bear and raccoon, and thus these wasps have a very strong sting and aggressive response to protect the nest.
At the end of the season, the carton nest often remains hanging from a tree but the workers have all died out and the newly mated queens have left the nest to over-winter behind the bark of trees.
www.uos.harvard.edu /ehs/pes_hornets.shtml   (520 words)

 red imported fire ant - Solenopsis invicta
The sting of the RIFA possesses venom of an alkaloid nature, which exhibits potent necrotoxic activity.
Thus, fire ants both bite and sting, but only the sting is responsible for the pain and pustule (Goddard 1996).
Stings may produce a large range of reactions from localized pain and swelling to anaphylactic shock, making it hard to estimate the cost to public health.
creatures.ifas.ufl.edu /urban/ants/red_imported_fire_ant.htm   (2694 words)

 NPS: Nature & Science » Biology Resources »
They are interesting organisms that should be studied to better understand their unique behaviors and their roles in the earth's ecosystems.
Detailed information on identification, biology, and management of specific pest ants should be obtained from the local Cooperative Extension Service, your regional National Park Service Integrated Pest Management coordinator, or from the References listed at the end of this module.
Ant biology should be considered when deciding whether or not to use insecticides.
www.nature.nps.gov /biology/ipm/manual/ants.htm   (4592 words)

 Yellowjackets: Identification, Biology and Control - Harvard University
And when they do sting, they release a chemical order that infuriates and alarms other yellowjackets in the immediate area to attack and sting as well.
Once stung, the victim is marked by an alarm odor that excites nearby wasps to repeatedly sting the hapless victim.
It is better to find and have nests eliminated in the early summer rather than wait until their numbers are built up to maximum at the end of the season.
www.uos.harvard.edu /ehs/pes_yellowjackets.shtml   (1106 words)

 CD Review: Sting's Songs From The Labyrinth
Here goes…I have an enormous man-crush on Sting (and by that I mean the former Gordon Sumner, not the WCW wrestler from the late 80’s).
Sting, after receiving a lute as a gift, took to Dowland’s music and found his life fascinating after reading a copy of the letter.
If you’re expecting to hear something similar to Sting’s jazzier albums, you’re in for a disappointment; the only thing that reminds you it’s him is the sound of his voice.
www.cinemablend.com /music/CD-Review-Sting-s-Songs-From-The-Labyrinth-1264.html   (785 words)

 New Jersey Scuba Diver - Marine Biology - Jellyfishes
The threadlike tentacles around the edge of the bell can sting, and may occasionally catch small swimming animals for food, but their stings - like minute harpoons fired by springs - are not powerful enough to pierce our thick skin.
They feed mostly by trapping microscopic plankton in a film of mucus which flows over the surface of the bell and is picked off as it reaches the edges by the thick mouth tentacles underneath.
Its tentacles have stinging cells called nematocysts that are capable of killing a fish up to 4 inches long.
www.njscuba.net /biology/sw_jellies.html   (2392 words)

 Insects in the City - Texas Cooperative Extension - Texas Cooperative Extension
Knowledge about the biology of velvet ants is scanty, but those that have been studied are mostly parasites on ground-nesting bees and wasps.
The intensity of pain and reaction to the sting will vary according to the sensitivity of the person stung; however the sting is usually much more painful than a bee sting.
As with any stinging insect, if the sting victim experiences a generalized rash or difficulty breathing (signs of an allergic reaction) they should see a doctor immediately.
citybugs.tamu.edu /FastSheets/Ent-1009.asp   (653 words)

 Whiptail Stingrays: Characteristics and bology of the family Dayatidae
Traditionally stingrays were feared by fishermen and beach goers alike so the positive press that the rays receive from these encounters is a welcome change that may be a critical factor in their future survival.
The effectiveness of this defense is debatable considering that some Great Hammerhead Sharks have been found with more than 50 stingray spines lodged in their throats with no sign that it had impaired their ability to eat.
It is possible that Whiptail Stingrays also sacrifice the filamentous tip of their tail to gain precious seconds to escape when being pursued by a predator.
www.elasmodiver.com /Whiptail_Stingrays.htm   (1445 words)

 UC IPM Annual Report, 1997: Decision Support
Analyze the weed populations at crop harvest and weed seedbanks during the winter, in terms of the species composition and spatial distribution, and determine the most reasonable sample size to describe such populations at a farmer's level of resolution.
We suggest that this is related to the ability of the plant to compensate for early damage as well as an artifact of our single sex, limited time frame for feeding.
Determine the biology of silverleaf whitefly and the role of selected crop and noncrop hosts in overwintering survival.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /IPMPROJECT/1997/97decision.html?printpage   (5631 words)

 Biology - Bee Behavior
Certain bees in the colony will sting to repel an intruder, even though the act causes their death.
The alarm or sting pheromone also may be a complex of pheromones.
When a bee stings, other bees in the immediate vicinity also try to sting in the same place.
maarec.cas.psu.edu /bkCD/HBBiology/bee_behavior.htm   (3519 words)

 Paper Wasps
Control methods for paper wasps should be directed at the nest, not at the foraging adults.
Mechanical destruction of the nest can be dangerous, since such activity will aggravate adults, often causing them to pursue and sting anyone nearby.
Stings have been reported to be painful, and if one is allergic to insect venoms, medical attention should be sought immediately.
www.extento.hawaii.edu /kbase/urban/site/paprwsp.htm   (647 words)

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