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Non-poisonous jellyfish, such as Moon jellyfish and Blue Blubber jellyfish, are widely available and appropriate as pets for children. Pet jellyfish for kids require a special aquarium and fish-specific diets.

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    • What do horned toads eat?

      Q: What do horned toads eat?

      A: Horned toads primarily eat ants, but they may also eat grasshoppers, beetles and spiders. Horned toads raised as pets also eat crickets and may also benefit from a vitamin or calcium substitute.
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    • How often do salamanders eat?

      Q: How often do salamanders eat?

      A: Most pet salamanders eat once per day, although that number varies depending on certain factors. The salamander's age, size and species are factors when planning a feeding schedule. The temperature of the tank can also affect the salamander's appetite.
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    • How do tadpoles breathe?

      Q: How do tadpoles breathe?

      A: Tadpoles breathe through the gills by moving their throat through regular rhythmic movements, known as pulsing. They can also breathe through lungs, according to Natural History. When they metamorphose into frogs, they eventually lose their gills and start breathing through the lungs or through the skin.
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    • What are some general characteristics of amphibians?

      Q: What are some general characteristics of amphibians?

      A: Some general characteristics of amphibians are that they are cold blooded and spend at least part of their lives in water. Unlike reptiles, they lack claws and their smooth, moist skin is free of scales. Amphibians also lay jelly-covered eggs in a watery medium, whether it's a still pond or the leaves of a water plant like water hyacinth.
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    • Do toads live in the water?

      Q: Do toads live in the water?

      A: While some toads live near water, many prefer to live in drier climates. This factor distinguishes toads from most other types of frogs, which prefer to live near water. Toads have rougher, dryer skin than frogs, which enables them to live farther from bodies of water.
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    • Do salamanders bite?

      Q: Do salamanders bite?

      A: In rare circumstances, salamanders are known to bite humans. These amphibians only bite if they are under a lot of stress, and they may nip at a human if they are handled in a way that causes distress.
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    • What do potato bugs eat?

      Q: What do potato bugs eat?

      A: The typical diet for a potato bug includes various insects, roots and tubers. "Potato bug" is an informal term that refers to the Jerusalem cricket. Jerusalem crickets are large bugs that may reach 50 millimeters in length. The color of a potato bug ranges from yellow to brown.
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    • Why is it bad luck to kill crickets?

      Q: Why is it bad luck to kill crickets?

      A: In Asian culture, it is considered bad luck to kill crickets because for thousands of years, crickets have been referred to as "watchdogs," guardians that chirp and make noise when danger approaches. The Native American culture believes that crickets are a sign of good luck, and it is considered disrespectful to mimic their chirping. In Western culture, killing a cricket inside the home is considered bad luck because a chirping cricket symbolizes a future windfall.
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    • How do snails move?

      Q: How do snails move?

      A: To move, snails make a complex series of wave-like movements along their entire body, which propels them forward. Most of a snail's body actually consists of a large foot, and so the part of the body touching the floor is known as the sole.
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    • Does lavender repel scorpions?

      Q: Does lavender repel scorpions?

      A: Lavender works as a natural repellent for scorpions. Scorpions are sensitive to lavender's strong aroma and tend to avoid areas where it is present. Planting lavender plants around the perimeters of structures is a helpful way to keep scorpions away.
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    • What is a western conifer seed bug?

      Q: What is a western conifer seed bug?

      A: The western conifer seed bug is a brown insect less than 1 inch long that feeds off seeds and immature cones of conifer trees. Although the insects were first identified in the western U.S., seed bugs are also found along American and Canadian border regions and in the northeast U.S.
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    • What do leaf insects eat?

      Q: What do leaf insects eat?

      A: Leaf insects eat blackberry brambles and rose, oak and evergreen oak leaves. Leaf insects are herbivorous, which means that they consume only plant material.
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