Agriculture
Middle school science adventures
Microbes at the Gas Pump
Got Milk? How?
Amphibians
Tree Frogs
Frogs and Toads
Salamanders
Animals
A Grim Future for Some Killer Whales
Who's Knocking?
Feeding School for Meerkats
Behavior
The Smell of Trust
Slumber by the numbers
Calculating crime
Birds
Pigeons
Ducks
Parrots
Chemistry and Materials
A Framework for Growing Bone
The science of disappearing
Unscrambling a Gem of a Mystery
Computers
Hitting the redo button on evolution
Toxic Dirt + Avian Flu = Science Fair Success
Galaxies on the go
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Mini T. rex
Hunting by Sucking, Long Ago
Teeny Skull Reveals Ancient Ancestor
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
A Global Warming Flap
Earth's Poles in Peril
A Volcano's Deadly Ash
Environment
Plastic Meals for Seals
Shrimpy Invaders
A Vulture's Hidden Enemy
Finding the Past
A Plankhouse Past
Untangling Human Origins
If Only Bones Could Speak
Fish
A Jellyfish's Blurry View
Lampreys
Puffer Fish
Food and Nutrition
Allergies: From Bee Stings to Peanuts
Eat Out, Eat Smart
A Pepper Part that Burns Fat
GSAT English Rules
Subject and Verb Agreement
Whoever vs. Whomever
Problems with Prepositions
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
Access denied - Disabled boy aces GSAT
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT Mathematics
How a Venus Flytrap Snaps Shut
Detecting True Art
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Human Body
Sun Screen
From Stem Cell to Any Cell
Gut Germs to the Rescue
Invertebrates
Starfish
Earthworms
Jellyfish
Mammals
Cats
Black Bear
Mouse
Parents
Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Physics
Hold on to your stars, ladies and gentlemen
Thinner Air, Less Splatter
Invisibility Ring
Plants
Assembling the Tree of Life
A Change in Leaf Color
Bright Blooms That Glow
Reptiles
Iguanas
Rattlesnakes
Crocodilians
Space and Astronomy
Black Holes That Burp
Ringing Saturn
Evidence of a Wet Mars
Technology and Engineering
Machine Copy
Slip Sliming Away
Young Scientists Take Flight
The Parts of Speech
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Pronouns
Transportation
Reach for the Sky
Charged cars that would charge
How to Fly Like a Bat
Weather
Polar Ice Feels the Heat
The solar system's biggest junkyard
In Antarctica watch the heat (and your step)
Add your Article

Boa Constrictors

Boas are a type of snake that are members of the Boidae family. Boas are basal snakes that are "primitive" in evolutionary terms (i.e. less derived). They are constrictors and give birth to live young. They have anal spurs, a pair of claws on each side of the cloaca which are vestiges of legs. Boas are named after cows (bos) because of the old myth that boa snakes pursue cows and suckle them until they are drained to death. True boas are medium-sized to large snakes. Females are usually larger than their male counterparts. Boas contain many subspecies based on locality. They include Colombian, Suriname, Bolivian, Peruvian, Hog Island, Long Tail Peruvian, Argentine and more. The boas from the amazon basin are the most colorful possessing bright cherry red tails. Compared to true boas, erycines are quite small, with most members of this subfamily remaining well under a meter in length. Fossil erycines have been found in rock strata over 50 million years old, and were once widespread in North America. Now, only two species remain in North America, as well as the sand boas in Africa, Asia and southeastern Europe. At least three erycine species lay eggs: the Calabar Burrowing "Python" , Calabaria reinhardtii (once classified as a python for this reason); the Arabian Sand Boa, Eryx jayakari; and the West African Sand Boa, Eryx muelleri.

Boa Constrictors
Boa Constrictors








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™