by Frank Phillips. ". . .I always keep in mind the goal of capturing the bug from an angle that we humans don't normally see...and I believe that it shows in my work."
posted by Feisty
on Mar 9, 2004 -
If a young worker attempts to reproduce, she is spreadeagled by her fellows and kept immobilized for hours or even days. At the end of her sentence, the best she can hope for is a reduction in rank and loss of reproductive capability. Often she is mutilated or killed.
about police-state behavior in insects, complete with information on mutant anarchist worker bees, ant-led coups, and parasitic self-cloning bees. (via BoingBoing.)
posted by Vidiot
on Aug 6, 2003 -
Some of them look like the spawn
; others, however, resemble fruit
fridge magnets or a beautiful jewel
from Ancient Egypt, and some are so bizarre they simply defy any description
. You can also think of them as natural Rorschach inkblots (consider this
) or even Moore/Gibbons' Rorschach
Those are some of Poul Beckmann's 128 hi-res, magnified, close-up studio pics of beetles
, complete with binomial nomenclature and the critters' origins.
via Clifford Pickover's weirdlog, RealityCarnival
posted by 111
on Jan 26, 2003 -
Sometimes I think I made the right Career
move. People complain about having to write papers
, study, and do too much home work, but, how would you like to hold your hand in a cage full of mosquitoes to determine if they are ready to feed in order to get your degree (in entomology)?
Don't worry, the mosquitoes used in the tests are raised in captivity and do carry not any diseases suchas the West Nile Virus
If you're like me, you asked yourself, What do entomologists do
posted by Blake
on Aug 9, 2002 -