Contribuir al conocimiento de la fauna venezolana y de otras áreas del Neotrópico @MIZAUCV apoyemos a la UCV
EI Museo del Instituto de Zoología Agrícola “Francisco Fernández Yépez” (MIZA), es una institución dedicada al estudio de la biodiversidad tropical. Tenemos la convicción de que el conocimiento de nuestro patrimonio biológico está íntimamente relacionado con su preservación y uso sostenible, es por ello que la educación ambiental es una herramienta vital para formar ciudadanos conscientes y protectores de nuestro patrimonio biológico.
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Dogs and food
Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog
If you consider the family dog, well, family ”and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then” proceed with caution. Some foods meant for human consumption can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog. A food might harm one dog and not another. It depends on a number of factors, including the animal's genetic makeup and size, as well as the amount that animal eats. How are people and animals different when it comes to food?
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Solitary bees appear to be important pollinators of native crinklemat plants. Selection of @MIZAUCV
December 2016 Utah State University. Utah State University entomologist Zach Portman studies a diverse group of solitary, desert bees that aren't major pollinators of agricultural crops, but fill an important role in natural ecosystems of the American Southwest, including the sizzling sand dunes of California's Death Valley.
With Terry Griswold of the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit at Utah State and John Neff of the Central Texas Melittological Institute in Austin, Portman reports nine, newly identified species of the genus Perdita in the December 23, 2016, issue of Zootaxa. His research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship awarded in 2011 and a Desert Legacy Grant from the Community Foundation.
Unexpected finds include the curious ant-like males of two of the species, which are completely different in appearance from their mates.
"It's unclear why these males have this unique form, but it could indicate they spend a lot of time in the nest," Portman says. "We may find more information as we learn more about their nesting biology."