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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

  • April 2, 2020

Some arthropods get more love than others. If you asked people to personally rank arthropods on a scale of “Aw, it’s... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Giant Prickly Stick Insect

  • March 31, 2020

The focus of today’s Notes from the Lab is a popular one; one of my favorite insects to bring to outreach... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Bugs in Medicine

  • March 20, 2020

Let’s face it: This week.Has.Been.Rough. Personally, I find myself hitting the refresh button on my news page every ten minutes, just... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insect Respiration

It’s time to get back-to-basics with a dive into insect physiology. Understanding the needs of the various insect and arachnid species... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Jumping Spiders

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen some photos of our latest arrivals; regal jumping spiders.... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Millipede or Centipede?

They’ve got a lot of legs, but when it comes to millipedes and centipedes, that’s pretty much where the similarities end.... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Blue Death Feigning Beetles

  • February 25, 2020

It is finally time to talk about our hardiest bug ambassador, the Blue Death Feigning Beetle. I truly cannot express how... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Water Striders

  • February 13, 2020

Striders, skeeters, skippers, water bugs, pond skaters, or Jesus bugs; these predacious, aquatic insects go by so many common names that there’s inevitable contention whenever... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Everyone Molts

  • February 6, 2020

It happens to everyone. As we get older, we outgrow everything. Shoes, clothes, interests (the 90’s, anyone?). As insects grow, they... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

  • January 30, 2020

The humble hisser. Despite their docile nature, this large, flightless species of cockroach causes repulsion in some people. Many folks associate... Continue Reading