French fries and dead mice specimens… Oh life in the ecology department..
MANTISES in METAL
Hand fabricated from brass bar stock and sheet brass
Geoffrey Haberman [geoffhaber]
Idolomantis diabolica adult male
Devil’s Flower Mantis
Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis
Hymenopus coronatus adult male
"Some bug drawings!!!"-lilufo
Adorable!! Thank you for sharing!
"I thought you’d appreciate this… I woke up really early this morning with the intention of driving to the mountains to search for rain beetles; we got our first rains of the season yesterday, and I thought I’d try my luck. As I was brushing my teeth I heard something knocking against the bathroom window. I went outside and saw the very beetles I’d been hoping to find, banging against my house trying to get inside to the light. I happily scooped them up (and went right back to bed :)"- Enormal
That’s awesome! I’ve never seen these alive.. When I was taking entomology, these beetles were so sought after for the collections (and out of season) that any student who collected one would get an automatic A!
Gotta love the ecology department.. I went to go get some ice cream, and there was a dead lizard next to the frozen chicken.
Sounds very much like a Wooly Aphid to me.
No ethanol, at all? Not even vodka? Hm. I want to say nail polish remover MAY work but it could also destroy the specimen. I seem to remember an entomologist using it for something (def discolors it) but doubt it was a soft bodied insect. I’ll post in case anyone has any ideas. I wonder if putting it in the freezer would do it? Or does that only work on mammal decomposition?
Anyone know what kind of spider this is? I was guessing a tarantula sling species? It’s from Argentina.**thank you everyone that chimed in with IDs. The herpetology lab will be excited to learn the possibilities!!
Saw a little praying mantis outside my window.