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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: Solifugids

  • February 25, 2021

We’ve finally reached sunshine season! Well, kind of. We’ve reached that season where the sun comes out and gives one the sense... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Schmidt Pain Index

  • February 18, 2021

We’ve all been there; contentedly enjoying a summer afternoon, traipsing across the lawn in bare feet when: boom. Bee underfoot. A yelp... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Caterpillar Goo

  • February 11, 2021

As the designated “bug person” in my circle of family and friends, it probably comes as no surprise that I often receive... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Myrmecophiles

  • February 4, 2021

Last week we covered several unique mimicry and camouflage strategies arthropods use to avoid being lunch. However there was a specific strategy I left out; not... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Art of Blending In

  • January 28, 2021

By now, you’re probably familiar with some of our camouflage experts here at MBHI: our walking sticks and praying mantids are... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Mushiking

  • January 21, 2021

When Beatlemania swept across the planet in the early and mid-60’s, beetlemania was already alive and well in Japan, and had been... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Bess Beetles

  • January 14, 2021

This week I want to introduce you to our small herd of Odontotaenius disjunctus, or Bess Beetles! These ground-dwelling, social insects belong to... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Snow Flea

  • January 7, 2021

Missoula hasn’t seen a lot of snow this winter, at least, not nearly as much as I would like; in fact,... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: King of the Cave

  • December 31, 2020

Welcome Back to the Lab! And Happy New Year! I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m ready to... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Legend of the Christmas Spider

  • December 24, 2020

Welcome back to the lab! And Merry Christmas! We’re diving into more folklore this week with the legend of the Christmas... Continue Reading