Blogs & Videos: Insects
In which we take an expedition deep into an area of unstudied rainforest, and document our discoveries. At night. Read more about In Search of Night Life
Learn more about FMWIS intern Hannah Davis, and project, "Walking Lichens" and her main supervisors were Jim Boone and Robert Luecking, with subsequent supervisors being Allie Stone and Kelsey Keaton. She mainly worked in the Insect Collection, which holds over four-and-a-half million specimens. Hannah sifted through drawers of Praying Mantids, Katydids, Grasshoppers, Treehoppers, Walking Sticks, and Moths, looking for species which mimicked lichen. Her "mini-collection" consisted of 106 specimens belonging to 88 unique species. Read more about Field Museum Women in Science (FMWIS) Internships 2014 -- Hannah Davis
There is a room in the back areas of the museum where specimens are placed in order for them to be cleaned. Read more about Are There Really Bugs That Eat Flesh?
Bonus clip from our episode "How To Pin An Insect" - enjoy the lil' tiger beetle! Read more about The Tiger Beetle
Your dead insects and their details are valuable to science. Start your own collection today! Read more about How to Pin an Insect
The answer to the ever-burning question: why do we need so many dead things? Read more about Where'd you get all those dead animals?
Check out what is living in the Hanover, IL prairie, PLUS Jim Louderman shows us how to prepare insects for the collection. WIN-WIN. Read more about Insect Adventure, Part Three