Eremial Bioregions

The large generally treeless arid areas on earth, mainly steppes, semideserts, and deserts, are collectively called "eremial." An almost continuous belt extends through North Africa and Asia, from Mauretania to eastern Mongolia. The western portion, including the Indian Thar Desert, is hot and dry; the more northeasterly areas experience extreme winter cold. The Ethiopian eremial center and the Kalahari were originally separate but became more or less connected to Arabia and the northern Palearctic eremial belt via dry savannas in central and East Africa, after the Pleistocene. This permitted some exchange of eremial fauna, but the eremial centers on other continents remain isolated from each other. Therefore, the faunas are phylogenetically different, but all must be tolerant of lack of cover, as well as dryness, strong solar irradiation, extreme diel temperature changes, and often strong winds. Compared with other biomes, insect biodiversity is low, but even the most extreme, vegetation-free types of desert are not totally void of insects; several darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae), for example, survive on wind-transported organic material.

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Make money with honey How to be a Beekeeper. Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby or you can turn it into a lucrative business. The choice is yours. You need to know some basics to help you get started. The equipment needed to be a beekeeper. Where can you find the equipment you need? The best location for the hives. You can't just put bees in any spot. What needs to be considered when picking the location for your bees?

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