Had the last sutures removed yesterday. Now it’s a few more weeks until the stimulator is switched on and I start to get an idea of what the future holds. Right now, the stimulator feels like someone’s lost cigarette lighter under my skin!!
A huge fire has broken out in the Brazilian federal government's national film archives, the Cinemateca, home to the World's largest collection of Brazilian film. In April, workers there warned that neglect from the Bolsonaro administration was causing a fire hazard
Before becoming flying sparklebutts, fireflies spend most of their lives as grubs. If you treat your lawn for grubs it'll kill any firefly larvae. This one hit home for me because my mom got mad at me for not treating the lawn!
Here’s the followup to my 5-minute talk at #EncontroDeColeoptera: A gallery of selected specimens collected by W.S. Blatchley in 1922–23, while traveling in six South American countries, with additional collection data! https://t.co/NrC8sQNBEB (Anthaxia concinna, det S.G. Wellso)
S Arizona is having the wettest July on record, and the mosquito hunting has been FANTASTIC. While setting up a CDC trap, I got into some cholla. At that moment, Ae. papago - maybe the rarest mosq in the US, showed up, and I had to decide between photos or cactus removal. #UFbugs
Our poster, “Hot Flies & Needle Ants” was a huge success at the conference today… also crazy great to be back to seeing each other and talking science in person! Fingers crossed we all make it to present more of this work at #SICB2022 in January…
Yesterday after work, jumped into a river for some freshwater snorkeling. Also took my 1st ever dslr images underwater! They're not great 😅 but it was the most photography fun I've had in a long while. Cant wait to do it again and take on this learning curve.
With public health measures now illegal, Texans are just supposed to accept an endless pandemic and even more needless illness and death. Greg Abbott is a sociopath.
just saw someone on tiktok who ACTUALLY has an eye patch, ACTUALLY has a biology degree, and ACTUALLY does falconry. she's the self-actualized version of me.
Another exciting ant find this weekend! This time near Joseph, Oregon. This beauty looks like Polyergus bicolor, a species that may have only been collected three times in the last 50 years! The nearest record is from Alberta, Canada, so also quite the range expansion.