entomology

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    Doctor Who’s Green Death Maggots

    My favorite Doctor is definitely David Tennant. But I also love classic Dr. Who, and The Green Death is one of the best episodes. Well, the best for an entomologist, anyway. So I bring you: Giant Fanged Death Maggots that Spit Glowing Green Snot.  Winning, indeed!  These episodes are from the 10th season of Dr. Who, in 1973.  Plot synopsis: UNIT (United Nations Intelligence Taskforce)…

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    How to make a giant aluminum ant nest

    The internets have been abuzz with this photo today (Click for the full size version). It’s a photo of an aluminum cast of an ant nest made by Walter Tschinkel, a Florida entomologist–but there haven’t been a lot of additional details. The nest you are looking at is one of a Florida harvester ant, and appeared with many other photos…

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    Debugging Grace Hopper

    Do you know who Grace Hopper is?  And that she has an entomological connection? I should give her the proper title–Rear Admiral Hopper.  (A biography described her as “Admiral of the Cybersea.”)  

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