Invertebrates

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Invertebrates

tags: Hooked by an Octopus, animals, zoology, invertebrates, octopus, marine biology, film maker, animal behavior, Mike deGruy, TEDTalks, streaming video Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement — and his fears — about the…

tags: invertebrates, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video This sweet video shows you how the spider and the fly celebrated Christmas this year.

Chewing Gum Adventures

tags: invertebrates, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video Continuing with the food theme…. This video follows the adventures that ensue after a fly discovers an already chewed piece of gum on the road.

Lollipop Wars

tags: invertebrates, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video I absolutely love this video. It features an ant discovering a lollipop in the road and the battle that ensues between the ants and the flies over possession of this food bonanza. The end of this video is truly hilarious.

Flies with Spaghetti

tags: insects, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video I’ve watched this video several times and it is hilarious and well-done and will likely give you a smile too.

tags: insects, comedy, humor, satire, bentekr, animation, streaming video If the previous video wasn’t enough to make you laugh, then this one will do the trick. Silly, funny, fun, but .. is there a meaning to this?

tags: Phidippus putnami, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video This remarkable video is of (probably) a sub-adult female Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider ..

tags: Paraphidippus aurantius, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video After taking the video of an adult male Paraphidippus aurantius eating a cricket and waving his arms threateningly at the videographer’s finger, both the male and an adult female P. aurantius were released on a nearby plant. As stated in the video, the videographer…

tags: Tutelina species, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video Here is some video (and stabilized from some really shakey footage using Deshaker, a plugin for Virtualdub) of male and female jumping spiders from the genus Tutelina. Not sure on the species, but the videographer’s best guess is Tutelina elegans. The female could be…

tags: Phidippus princeps, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video A nice little Phidippus princeps “chewing” on her (his?) feet, cleaning her eyes, and her fangs. Lots of fun palp movement, and a few glimpses of fang.