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Butterfly

Butterfly

Common Name: Butterfly Order/ Suborder: Lepidoptera/ Rhopalocera Size: 0.5-12.0” (13-305 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete Type of Beneficial: Pollinator Geographic Distribution: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia Butterflies are beautiful,...
Spiny Orb Weaver

Spiny Orb Weaver

Common names: Spiny orb weaver; spiny-backed orbweaver; crab-like orbweaver Scientific Name: Gasteracantha cancriformis Size: 0.06-0.38” (1.5-9.5 mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes flying insects such as whiteflies, mosquitoes, and wasps Geographic...
Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Common Names: Dragonfly, Mosquito hawk, Skimmer Genus/ Species: Many including Anax junius and Epitheca cynosure Size: 0.75 to 2.0 inches (19.1-50.8 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete metamorphosis Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes mosquitoes, flies,...
Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm

Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm

Address 5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33624 Phone (813) 293-3276 Hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Website http://urbanoasisfarm.com/ If you’re curious about potential ways to ensure a constant supply of fresh hydroponic produce to your family’s table, the...
Reverse Osmosis also known as "RO"

Reverse Osmosis also known as "RO"

Reverse osmosis is a process of separation that uses pressure to force a highly concentrated solute through a semi-permeable membrane to a region of lower solute concentration, which leaves the solute on one side and only the solvent on the other. The image below...
Caring For Your Strawberry Plants on Arrival

Caring For Your Strawberry Plants on Arrival

When You Receive Your Shipment: Bare root plant material needs to be handled efficiently in order to promote the best health and survival rate. Pay close attention to keeping stock cool, roots moist and protected from direct sunlight, until planted, to ensure best...
Organic Farming vs Hydroponics

Organic Farming vs Hydroponics

“Go organic” has become the battle-cry of thousands of Americans who assume that food items labeled “organic” is automatically a better, healthier product. Is this really true? Both organic farming and hydroponic farming embrace a desire to...
Green 'Lynx' Spider

Green 'Lynx' Spider

Common Name: Green ‘Lynx’ Spider Genus / Species: Peucetia viridans Size: Females range from ½ to 5/8 inches (12 to 22 mm) in length, averaging approximately .63 inches (16 mm); males more slender and average .47 inches (12 mm) in length. Webs: A hunting...
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