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How To: Design an African spur-thighed tortoise habitat

Join Host Israel Dupont with herpetologist Hillary Dupont as they discuss creating a habitat for your African spur-thighed/G. Sulcata tortoise. Hillary explains the tortoise's natural geographic location, its environmental requirements. And she and Israel begin designing the habitat with the substrate (bedding) and décor/enrichment elements.

How To: Set up a habitat for a baby Green Iguana

Possibly the most popular reptile pet in the world, the Green Iguana is beautiful and interesting lizard. Senior Herpetologist Ron Dupont passionately conducts a four-part tutorial on the lizard's habitat, lighting, diet and health. Ron, with the aid of his daughter Hillary, begins the tutorial on creating an iguana habitat, covering topics like enclosure choice, substrate concerns, background decoration, plants, and wood piece.

How To: Build a habitat garden in the woods

If you call the woods your backyard, then this next tutorial is for you. If you want to make something that all animals and insects can benefit from, then build a habitat garden. Not only can it offer food and nourishment, but it can also be a place that can be called home for many animals.

How To: Create a desert tortoise habitat

If you need to make a desert tortoise habitat you should be sure to do it properly since they are endangered animals. Desert tortoises like to eat plants because 90% of their diet should come from natural grasses. You should make sure they have dandelion, muellen and a bit of alfalfa. You can also feed them lettuce and make sure they get the right vitamins. You also need to make sure the soil is right for the desert tortoise. To build a habitat properly you need PVC pipes and slice these in h...

How To: Build a habitat for your Leopard Gecko

Do you know what part of the world the Leopard Gecko comes from? Does it like its home to be dry, wet, or somewhere in between? Do they like to climb trees and plants? Follow Host Hillary Dupont and ReptilesTV's Senior Herpetologist Ron Dupont as they discuss the environmental and habitat needs of your Leopard Gecko.

How To: Build a bearded dragon habitat

Creating a safe and appropriate environment for your bearded dragon requires knowledge of the animal's place of origin, as well as elements of an artificial habitat that enrich the lizard's daily living. Host Israel Dupont and herpetologist Hillary Dupont take you through step by step in what turns out to be a fun experience of science mixed with reptile interior decorating.

How To: Craft a bug barn or bug habitat with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a bug barn or bug habitat. You will need: 1 Quaker oat box, masking tape, paint, mesh netting, poster board, ribbon, scissors, and a paint brush. First, cut one side of your box out and apply mesh over it with masking tape. Now, paint over the paint and over the entire box with your preferred colors. After this, decorate the inside of the box with paper. Cut a hole in the top of the box and place a string at the top to easily take it off. When finished ...

How To: Hang a bear bag

Backpacker editors demonstrate how to (and how not to) hang a bear bag to protect your food in bruin country. Check out this instructional camping video to ensure you have a safe and fun trip outdoors while camping in serious bear habitats. Learn the various methods of hanging a bear bag with this backpacking tutorial video.

How To: Identify insects in your garden

How to identify insects in your gardenCarol Sutherland explains us in this video of how to identify insects in your garden. She is an extension entomologist and she explains her view on the insects here. To be known is that some insects are damaging, some others we want to be aware of and some are necessary in your garden. Here during the garden season you get to see insects on trees as they form a familiar habitat. Mostly on the split ends and the broken ends the insects gets invaded. She sh...

How To: Fish with plastic worms

To fish with a plastic grub or a plastic worm, rig with a lead head so that the lure will go to the bottom and "swim" back to the boat, imitating a crayfish or a baitfish. First, cast your lure out to a likely spot like a rock or a tree or some place that looks like a good habitat for a fish. Let the bait hit bottom because bass like to watch it come down. They will swim over and inspect the lure on the bottom. You can raise your rod to lift the lure up and down or you can reel in the lure sl...

How To: Tie the Clouser minnow in fly fishing

Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends onstream, with a lot of time spent in between at the workbench. Careful observation of the behaviors, habitats, and physical features of the foods fish eat is essential to developing a fly that looks and acts like the real thing. But the pattern must also pass rigorous standards of durability, ease of casting, and most importantly, consistently catch fish before it can be called a winner.

How To: Do water's skin or surface tension experiment

While the concepts of molecule interaction, zero force and energy states might be a little beyond an elementary school science fair's scope, the basic idea of water's capabilities and naturally prepared access to animals and insects that rely on it as a habitat is certainly worth the time. Learn how to duplicate this natural phenomenon in this free video clip series with our expert Scott Thompson as he demonstrates the occurrence of water skin or skin tension, and shows you and your children ...

How To: Identify the song sparrow

Instead of just going for a walk through the outdoors, try adding in the rewarding hobby of bird watching. The song sparrow is a great bird to look for on perches and will vary in appearance across the US.

News: Natural Antibiotic from Cystic Fibrosis Patient Knocks Out TB

A promising new antibiotic has been discovered in, of all things, another bacteria. Burkholderia bacteria live in diverse habitats, including soil, plants, and humans where they thrive by knocking out other microbes that compete with them for resources or threaten their existence. Scientists have discovered they accomplish this by producing a very effective antibiotic.

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