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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: The Cutest Roaches Around

  • November 5, 2020

When you think of cockroaches, “cute” isn’t usually the first word that comes to mind. Yet that is how Therea petiveriana, or the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: I Vant to Suck Your Blood

  • October 29, 2020

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

Notes from the Lab: Rise from Your Grave

  • October 22, 2020

I live for horror movies. So it should come as no surprise that October is my favorite time of year. This... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Mummy’s Tomb

  • October 8, 2020

If you’ve been keeping up with our Online Bug Encounters, you might have tuned into yesterday’s topic on parasitoid wasps. Parasitoid wasps are... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Malaise Trap Survey (continued!)

  • October 1, 2020

Back in July, we introduced you to our ongoing project in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The study aims to better understand the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Native Mantids

  • September 24, 2020

While out on a bug walk with the Montana Natural History Center’s Master Naturalist students this weekend, we were blown away... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Celebrity Bugs

  • September 17, 2020

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to late summer wildfire smoke. However, this is the first year it has actually... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Tarantula Molt Update

  • September 3, 2020

August was an exciting month for our tarantulas as we had not one, not two, but THREE successful tarantula molts over... Continue Reading

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