For those of you in Minas Gerais, I’ll be giving a talk this week at the federal university in Viçosa. Here are the details: How to take better insect photographs (with any kind of camera) Alex Wild 4 pm Thursday, May 31 Universidade Federal de Viçosa Department of Entomology Open to the public.
If it weren’t for the stately Araucaria trees, I could swear I was in Italy instead of the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul: Incidentally, the sparkling wine here is unexpectedly good.
The trailer for the 2010 documentary horror film:
Hey all. I’m briefly back in internet contact, so I thought I’d share a shot from this afternoon. It shows a treehopper species whose adults have the same size, shape, and color of the abdomen of the Cephalotes atratus turtle ants that tend them: Anyone know the species? I’ve not had time to look it [...]
I could do without the patronizing narration, but National Geographic’s footage of Pseudomyrmex acacia-ants is worth your time:
…for the month of May. Don’t worry- it’s for good myrmecological cause. I may stop in to give a brief dispatch now and again, but I can’t guarantee it. In the meantime, behave yourselves.
Blogging has been slow this week as, among other things, I’m readying the final exam for Insects & People. Here is an excerpt from a practice exam administered earlier this evening: In the absence of posting, I figured I’d at least offer some multiple-choice questions.
It occurs to me that I don’t post nearly enough ants. Click “continue reading” and scroll down. That should take care of it.
A few recent posts on my SciAm blog: When an artist copies a photograph, who gets the credit? 6 sources of free images for science blogging Experimenting with off-camera light