These pretty little bubbles are actually bug sperm

Springtails have evolved a rather strange way of mating. The males of these tiny soil-dwelling arthropods never actually get to meet their partners — instead, they deposit drops of sperm on sticks for discriminating females. » 1/21/14 11:30am 1/21/14 11:30am

Meet the deepest land animal ever found

This pale little fellow is the newly discovered Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, a springtail found almost 2,000 meters underground and the title holder of "deepest terrestrial arthropod ever found." This creature along with Anurida stereoodorata, Deuteraphorura kruberaensis, and Schaefferia profundissima are four new… » 2/24/12 9:20am 2/24/12 9:20am