Klemdano Insects


We have been on Klemdano for three months. We are here because we are the four top insect researchers in the world. We were sent here by the government. Out of a group of 200 researchers, only four could be chosen and they were: Ryan Mckelvy, Aron Plantenberg, Devon Keiper, Nason Bouche.

Research

During the three months we have been here, we have researched many different insects. Our data recorder, Aron, has drawn two pictures of the insect life here on Klemdano. The bee Ryan and Devon found is a deadly bee. They were lucky it was still alive when they captured it. In our research, we found that the sting of this bee has a very posionous venom. We call this type of bee a stalegment bee. This stalegment feeds on the pollen of some of the largest flowers I've ever seen.

Stalegment

The bees reproduction system works very fast. Within a few days of fertilization, the stalegment produces a handful of offspring. When the female bees feed on the pollen of the flowers, they leave eggs amid the petals. The male stalegment then feeds on the same flower without knowing that it had been fertilized. Here comes the big surprise, the male bees consumes the eggs whole. He carries the eggs inside of him from five to seven months. Sometimes the male releases the children to soon and looses them because they aren't ready to handle the harsh world of the tropical rainforest.

Because of this weird mating habit, the female stalegment never knows who her children are or who carried them. After about two weeks of staying with their father, the young bees leave and begin to experience the meaning of growth and life. They then grow and begin to reproduce themselves. All of the information stated in these paragraphs is acurate and was recorded within the time-limit given.


The other insect that Aron drew is the dragonfly. It is about ten inches long, and it's wing span is about 13 inches. It feeds on some of the other insects in the rainforest. One way it defends itself is by attempting to bite anything that threatens it. When defending itself against other insects, it uses its whiplike tail to render its enemy unconscious. Whenever a victim has been struck with the fly's tail or bitten by the fly, the victim swells up and becomes very infected. Signs of this infection are rashes, sudden loss of breath, and irregularly large bumps around the hands and eyes. There is an estimated 12,000 dragonflys located throughout the entire rainforest.

Dragonfly

Because of the rainforests sometimes harsh rain conditions, the eyes of the dragonfly are set inside of its head so that it can fly throughout the forest without any problems. It has a casing almost like a glass covering the eye. Without the casing, the rain would constantly be pounding their eyes causing them to run into large trees and plants.

The reproducton of the dragonfly occurs when the male dragonfly waves his wings eight times at a female dragonfly. This means he wants to mate and that leads to reproduction. The female likes to lay her eggs in a damp spot because if her eggs dry up, the young will die. Her eggs are sometimes consumed by predators, so both the male and the female have to be on gaurd until the eggs hatch.

Planet Index

Designed by: Nason Bouche, Ryan Mckelvy, Aron Plantenberg, Devon Kieper.