Sparklemuffin and Friends
Weird & Random
Glow in the Dark Millipedes - Ep. 11
The millipede Motyxia sequoiae, which lives in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada, glows bluish green as a warning to predators that the arthropod contains toxic cyanide. All 11 species and subspecies in the genus Motyxia glow, but those at lower elevations of the mountains glow less brightly. Scientists now think the bioluminescence first evolved as a way for millipedes at lower elevations to cope with the stress of living in a hot, dry environment and later evolved into a warning signal as the species moved up the mountains.
Scorpion - Ep. 34
Scorpions are arachnids and have eight legs—just like spiders! Learn more amazing facts about the scorpion in this video from National Geographic Kids.
Giant Pacific Octopus - Ep. 19
Giant Pacific octopuses can change color to blend in wherever they go! Learn more amazing facts about the giant Pacific octopus in this video from National Geographic Kids.
You Wanna Be a What?!
Jellyfish Whisperer - Ep. 1
With crazy-colored dyes and awesome lasers, bioengineer Kakani Katija researches jellyfish in the waters of Panama and Palau.
Which invertebrate do you like most?
Animals & Pets
Carrier Crab - Ep. 74
If you think your backpack's bulky, be thankful you're not a carrier crab! Watch how these crustaceans pick up anything they can to use as defense—even another animal!
Christmas Crabs - Ep. 40
Over 50 million Christmas crabs migrate across Christmas Island every year! Learn more amazing facts about the Christmas crab in this video from National Geographic Kids.