entomology

entomology

Because That’s How You Get Ants: Flooding Causes Displaced Critters to Run for Shelter, Too
April 18, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Most of you probably didn’t make it in to work today, and after my short drive to the Houston Museum of Natural Science this morning, I would say that was a good call. There were plenty of cars stalled in intersections, and I watched a sixteen-wheeler make a U-turn on 288 because the water level […]

“I Have a Question! Where do Your Bugs Come From?”
April 7, 2016 · 5 Comments

When I’m maintaining the live exhibits in the Brown Hall of Entomology in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, or giving a tour of our Insect Containment Room, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Where do the bugs come from?” It’s a very good question! Many people ask if we are able to actually collect them, and I wish […]

Amazing Cakes: Top picks of Party Smarty 2015
December 18, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Karen Whitley Every year we see hundreds of birthday cakes, and we are blown away (candle pun intended) by some of the creations parents bring in! From the cakes that defy gravity to the ones we have to use careful geometry to cut, we are always excited to see what a party brings in. Here’s […]

A spider in your fruit? Unlikely, and less likely to hurt you.
October 19, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

This year we’ve seen a rash of negative publicity about “deadly” spiders hitchhiking in fruit from Central and South America, causing arachnophobes everywhere to, well, be super paranoid! In fact, spiders have not fared well in the media at all this year. Just check out some of these headlines: Woman jumps from car after seeing spider, […]



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