See the Flesh-Eating Beetles in Chicago’s Field Museum | Atlas Obscura

See the Flesh-Eating Beetles in Chicago’s Field Museum | Atlas Obscura

– [Man] People are always freaked out a little bit, but mostly it’s the smell. – [Woman] Well, and there’s a little noise to it. You can hear the sound of the beetles, especially when you have a lot of larvae in there and eating so fast. You can hear that little (clicking tongue). –…Continue reading See the Flesh-Eating Beetles in Chicago’s Field Museum | Atlas Obscura

A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

This is the story of a love affair between male Australian jewel beetles, and roadside trash. Julodimorpha bakewelli live in Australia’s arid western regions. They’re big, orange, and bumpy– and that’s how they like their females, too. In the 1980s, entomologists Darryl Gwynne and David Rentz noticed a few of these male beetles were desperately…Continue reading A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

Hey, so before we get into this episode two really quick updates. Number one, if you are anywhere near Berlin Germany We’re gonna be there in a week And we’re actually having a meet-up at the Natural History Museum there at 10:30 in the morning So there’s more information And a link to the eventbrite…Continue reading The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants