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Halloween Nat Geo Wild Style

by Rebecca on October 31, 2014

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Don’t Miss Nat Geo WILD TV’s Spine-Tingling Halloween Line-Up Tonight

TRICK OR TREAT WITH BIG BAD BUGS AND SUPER SPIDERS

 There are four and a half million different kinds of bugs sharing the planet with us. They exist in a bewildering variety of forms, some more like creatures from an alien world. Some are gentle and unassuming and some were born to kill. This Halloween Nat Geo WILD delivers these bugs right to your door, for a guaranteed creepy, crawly night.

 Halloween Line-Up:

Big Bad Bugs

Friday, October 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The world of bugs usually escapes our notice, but see them in 3D and a world opens up that you’d never believe existed. It is a strange, dramatic and alien universe that defies the imagination. Big Bad Bugs follows ambitious insect and spider stories, most of them never filmed in 3D before. Tag along the incredible journey of the monarch butterfly, from its wintering grounds in the mountains of Central Mexico, where tens of millions crowd the air, right up into southern Canada. We visit the violent world of a flowerbed to see lacewings and ladybirds wreaking havoc on herds of aphids. And we see what our kitchens look like to roaches and flies. Without bugs, we wouldn’t last more than a few months. They pollinate our crops and clear away waste. Without them we would quickly starve or drown in our own waste. But after Big Bad Bugs, you’ll never look at bugs in the same way again.

A mantis can turn its head 180 degrees. When it spots potential food, it turns to look directly at it with both eyes for good binocular vision.  This allows it to estimate distances very accurately and thus know exactly when to strike at its prey.

Super Spider

Friday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

They are venomous, with fangs, and hairy legs, and they lurk in the shadows. They’ve been described as evil, hairy and deceitful. Whether from physical appearance or its behavior, the spider suffers from a bad reputation, though they are amazingly talented, with a range of abilities that fascinate scientists. Did you know that spiders can fly? That they can jump more than 40 times their size? That they spit and dance and that some even live underwater? With more than 40,000 species recorded around the world, the spider is a veritable research subject for international scientists. Join them and make peace with this surprising creature, which from an ecological perspective proves itself indispensable in helping to balance out our planet.

Crab Spider inside a flower.


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