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arachnids

What has eight legs and is coming to a school near you? “Awesome Arachnids” from HMNS!
January 17, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

In 2015, The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be making a couple of new outreach programs available to classrooms all over the Houston area. One of which was given to kindergarten students at St. Francis Episcopal School in December, and it was a hit, Awesome Arachnids! For almost 10 years, we have been fascinating kids with […]

Dead skin, sweat, and DUST MITES!!!
November 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

photo credit: Banalities I’m sure most of you have seen the commercial, I believe by Mattress Firm, where two men are replacing a woman’s mattress. They tell her that she should replace her mattress every 8 years because after that long, it doubles in weight from all of the dead skin, sweat, and dust mites. […]

New Furry Friends for the Butterfly Center!
April 2, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

I am used to needing to replace insects on display. There are several factors that have an effect on their longevity and for the most part they do very well, but insects only live so long. I get so preoccupied with them that I forget about the more long-lived species such as the arachnids – like tarantulas […]

For all the future Entomologists out there…
March 4, 2010 · 13 Comments

We recently got an e-mail from a young man named Derek. Derek is 13 years old and came across our video “Meet the Entomologists of the Cockrell Butterfly Center” on YouTube.  He is interested in becoming an Entomologist and must have been intrigued by what he saw. He had some questions for me about my […]



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