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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: Rocky Mountain Locust

  • August 27, 2020

Last week, we introduced you to the infamous Rocky Mountain Locust, a grasshopper species that plagued settlers trying to make their... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Rocky Mountain Locust

  • August 20, 2020

In a continuation of our grasshopper-focused Online Bug Encounter, I want to dive a little deeper into the life history of the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Fireflies part 2!

  • August 13, 2020

I had so many positive responses to last week’s issue on fireflies that I decided to dig a little deeper into... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Fireflies

  • August 6, 2020

Right up front, it’s confession time: I’ve never seen a firefly in my life. I haven’t spent much time outside of... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Ghost Mantis (Babies!)

  • July 30, 2020

Exciting Bug Ambassador update! Back in May/June, our ghost mantis females began laying oothecae, or egg cases. We’ve had other females... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Red Slate Ornamental Tarantula

  • July 23, 2020

It’s time for another species deep-dive as we take a look at one of our longtime tarantula residents: the Red Slate... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: In Defense of Mosquitoes

  • July 16, 2020

For many folks, summer in Montana is the annual payoff for… well, the rest of the year. If you’re like my... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Praying Mantis Care

  • July 9, 2020

Late last summer, it seemed like we were getting the same phone call every day: “I’ve found a praying mantis, what... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Bugs in Cyberspace Unboxing

  • July 2, 2020

One of the more common questions we get is, “How do you get all your bugs?” To put it simply, the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Field: Malaise Trap Survey

  • June 25, 2020

It’s time to break out of the lab and give y’all an update on what we’ve been doing in the field!... Continue Reading