Category: Posts

Here’s where you can find all my past blog posts, in order of most recent to earliest. Enjoy!

Giant Weta: The Cricket the Size of a Hamster

Imagine walking through a pet store and coming face-to-face with an insect the size of your fist.

Don’t Touch the Disembodied Mustache

Beware the living mustaches!

Dance of the Balloon Flies

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so it’s time to talk about arthropods in love again.

Indestructible Tardigrades

You’ve seen black bears, polar bears and panda bears, but there’s one bear out there you’ve probably never heard of. And chances are it’s living in your tap water.

If Alexander Hamilton Was a Spider…

Today is Alexander Hamilton’s birthday. If you’d like to know what that could possibly have to do with arthropods, you ought to “Meet Me Inside” this post! …I promise that was better before I realized quoting song lyrics was a copyright violation.

A Party in a Seashell: Meet the Tusk Shell Hermit Crabs

If you’re looking to invite a few more guests to your New Year’s party, look no further than the crabs with the built-in party hats.

Holly Jolly Thorn Bugs

O Christmas tree bug, O Christmas tree bug,
Thy pronotum so unchanging!
O Christmas tree bug, O Christmas tree bug,
Thy pronotum so unchanging!
Except of course, for when you molt
From a nymph to an adult…
O Christmas tree bug, O Christmas tree bug,
Thy pronotum seldom changing!

Millipedes or Pool Dragons?

The real dragons don’t actually breathe fire, but they do have 60 legs, so that’s something.

I’m Thankful for Arthropods

For this year’s Thanksgiving special, I thought I’d share some of the arthropods I’m most grateful for – to say the least, it was hard to narrow it down.

Dashing Tiger Beetles

“Dashing” eludes to both their handsome appearance and consistently winning at arthropod track meets year after year.