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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: Mantids in the Classroom

  • March 10, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! Last week, we began what will ultimately be a multiple-part series on keeping insects in the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Butterflies in the Classroom Part I

  • March 3, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! It probably comes as no surprise that we highly encourage using invertebrates as teaching tools for... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Freeze Tolerance

  • February 24, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! At the start of winter, we discussed freeze avoidance, an overwintering strategy where insects prevent ice from forming inside... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Valentine’s Flies

  • February 17, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! Whether you were celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or boycotting the entire first half of February, chances are,... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insect Olympics

  • February 10, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! The winter Olympics are in full swing, testing the the worlds best athletes with feats of... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The World’s Oldest Bug

  • February 3, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! Arthropods are some of the oldest living animals on the planet. That is to say, they... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The One True ‘Pede

  • January 27, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! Millipedes are some of the oldest creatures on earth and well known for being the leggiest.... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Caterpillar Goo

  • January 20, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! As the designated “bug person” in my circle of family and friends, it probably comes as... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Millipede or Centipede?

  • January 13, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! They’ve got a lot of legs, but when it comes to millipedes and centipedes, that’s pretty... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insect Respiration

  • January 6, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! It’s time to get back-to-basics with a dive into insect physiology. Understanding the needs of the... Continue Reading