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Notes from the Lab: New Year, New You

  • December 30, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! With the New Year, comes new goals. Personally, I like to set the bar low; my... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Legend of the Christmas Spider

  • December 23, 2021

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

Notes from the Lab: Insect Folklore

  • December 16, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Insect-inspired folklore is rampant throughout human history; from the ancient Egyptians, who believed bees were the sacred... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insect Sleep

  • December 9, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Sleep is nearly universal within animals. Though it may present differently between species, everyone needs a... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Schmidt Pain Index

  • December 2, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! We’ve all been there; contentedly enjoying a summer afternoon, traipsing across the lawn in bare feet when:... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Giving Back to Pollinators

  • November 25, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! In honor of the holiday, we’re taking a look at how to give back to our... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insect Freeze Avoidance

  • November 11, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Winter is slowly descending around us, and while I appreciate that the approach has been slow... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Mountain Pine Beetle

  • November 4, 2021

Welcome back to the lab! Mountain pine beetles have a nasty reputation in the Intermountain West. Many are familiar with the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: I Vant to Suck Your Blood

  • October 28, 2021

Welcome back to the lab! And a Happy Halloween to you all! We’re wrapping up this month’s spooky topics with the vampires... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Siren’s Call

  • October 21, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Parasites have long occupied a niche space within the horror genre. Think Alien (1979), Shivers (1975), The Thing (1982), and the metaphorical... Continue Reading