myth busting

Do all bees die after they sting humans?

Myth Busting Monday – Do all bees die after they sting humans?
 To begin, not all bees sting, males across species cannot sting. Those species which can sting, the honey bee is the one that is likely to die after stinging. It’s because of this that it is assumed that all bee species follow the same rule. MYTH BUSTED – False

Can centipedes bite humans?

Myth Busting Monday: Can centipedes bite humans?

Are Bats Blind?

Myth Busting Monday - Are Bats Blind?

If we got £1 for every time we heard someone say this ........ This saying has developed because of bats amazing ability to use sonar to navigate through dark areas and avoid obstacles, called echolocation. Their eyes, although small, are completely functional. Fruit bats, that do not use echolocation, have sharp vision and some can see ultraviolet light. MYTH VERDICT: FALSE

Species in photo: Nathusius pipistrelle

Do Earwigs Burrow into Human Ears?

Myth Busting Monday - Do earwigs burrow into humans ears?

The wives tale that earwigs burrowed into human ears to lay their eggs in our brain is false. The reason they are called earwigs is the from the Old English ēare, which means "ear", and wicga, which means "insect".