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Missed Connections: Malachite And The Ancient Egyptians
February 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

We’ve all heard of the notorious classified ads. Whether you think the stories emanating from those newspaper columns are romantic or creepy, it can’t be denied that they are interesting to hear about. Here at HMNS we have missed connections everywhere. But I don’t mean human connections, or a least living human connections…   The connections that […]

Distinguished Lecture: Nutrition and Wild Orangutans: Insights Into Human Health
February 27, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Hear Dr. Erin Vogel at the HMNS (Rebloged from the Leakey Foundation)   Who doesn’t love orangutans? These highly intelligent, critically endangered great apes that live in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo have faces with such character, such personality, they always make for great, powerful pictures. We are always excited when The Leakey […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
February 26, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Film Screening – Bridge On the River Kwai with Captain Jay Thomas       Join Captain Jay Thomas, US Naval History and Heritage Command for a one-night-only screening of this classic 1957 film.   Among the forced laborers who built the bridge over the River Kwai were American and Australian sailors who survived the […]

Bridging the Gap (Over The River Kwai): HMNS Distinguished Lecture And Film Screening
February 25, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

    Bridge over the River Kwai, 1943. Artist: Rawlings, Leo. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Following the successful surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial forces launched a series of campaigns to expand their influence and grab strategic points across China and the islands of the Pacific.   In early 1942 the Imperial forces […]

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Katydid!…Did she?

Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

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Have you ever seen a piece of art or craft that you think to yourself “I could do that!” but of course you never act on it?  Well, some people do act on that impulse and I’m going to show you how to do just that.  Every now and then I get a phone call from […]

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Katydid!…Did she?

Erin M. · October 14, 2021, 2:50 pm

Hi Katy! Nice name! It is easy to tell females because they have a conspicuous ovipositor (an egg laying apparatus) protruding from the end of their abdomen. It can either be long and sword-shaped or curved.

Katy · October 10, 2021, 2:07 pm

Hi Erin, I have been looking for a good way to tell if my katydid is a male or female. It is full grown and we haven’t seen any eggs or others. Thank you so much.


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