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On the Eighth Day of HMNS…Meet the Entomologists
December 19, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

There is never a shortage of cool jobs at HMNS – fossil hunter, bug chef, snow wrangler just to name a few – but Erin and Laurie, entomologists and chief caretakers for all our live insects – are probably in pretty stiff competition for the all-time coolest job award. On top of raising exotic insects […]

A Tale of Two Beetles
October 5, 2008 · 4 Comments

photo credit: emills1 Taxicab Beetles During my time here at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, I’ve bred and raised several different types of insects, walking sticks, katydids, grasshoppers, mantids, and even some spiders. These insects are relatively easy to breed and have a quick lifespan. I’ve always wanted to delve into the world of breeding beetles, […]



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