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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: Bugs on Vacation

  • March 24, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! Hello Bug Friends! Carolyn Taber, MBHI’s Museum Educator, here. I recently returned from spending a week... Continue Reading

Butterflies in the Classroom Part II: The Monarch Dilemma

  • March 17, 2022

Welcome back to the Lab! For the last several weeks, we’ve covered classroom insects as teaching tools and the ethical dilemma... Continue Reading

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