Invertebrates

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Invertebrates

Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider

tags: ant mimic, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video Unfortunately, no species ID yet (can you ID this spider?), but the mimicry in both form and behavior is truly beautiful, astonishing, really.

tags: Phidippus audax, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video A macro video of a very large (15mm or so) adult female Phidippus audax jumping spider that the videographer found in a light fixture. Set to a recording he made in December with a vintage Japanese Alvarez classical acoustic and a Kay Swingmaster hollowbody…

tags: Phidippus apacheanus, Jumping Spider, macro video, animal behavior, streaming video There’s a chance he could be a male Phidippus cardinalis — a bit of research reveals both P. apacheanus and P. cardinalis are found in this area of Oklahoma.

tags: spider silk, Madagascar, tapestry, textile art, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video A spectacular and extremely rare textile, woven from golden-colored silk thread produced by more than one million spiders in Madagascar is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History in the Grand Gallery.

tags: TEDTalks, Margaret Wertheim, mathematics, evolution, sea slugs, coral reefs, streaming video This interesting video discusses evolution, mathematics, sea slugs, corals and crocheting as presented by science writer Margaret Wertheim [16:37]

tags: Circus of the Spineless, invertebrates, insects, arachnids, plants, algae, blog carnival Welcome to Circus of the Spineless! This is the migratory blog carnival that specializes in all things spineless, and the contributions that you’ll find here range from essays and photoessays, to photographs with some accompanying explanatory text and even a few videos. This…

tags: new species, Papua New Guinea, Zoology, Biodiversity A large brilliant green tree frog, Nyctimystes species, with enormous eyes, was discovered by scientists next to a clear-running mountain river. Image: Steve Richards/Conservation International. A brilliant green tree tree frog with giant black eyes, tentatively classified as a Nyctimystes species, is one of 56 new species…

Shark versus Octopus

tags: Octopus, shark, animal behavior, streaming video What happens when you keep a shark and an octopus in the same aquarium? [2:45]

Vanuatu Cockle

tags: National Geographic, Vanuatu, cockle, biodiversity, image of the day Image: Delphine Brabant, MNHN. My friends at National Geographic have provided permission for me to share some of the images from the recent discovery of a huge number of new species on and around the south Pacific island of Vanuatu.

Sundial Snail

tags: National Geographic, Vanuatu, sundial snail, biodiversity, image of the day Image: Annelise Fleddum, University of Oslo. My friends at National Geographic have provided permission for me to share some of the images from the recent discovery of a huge number of new species on and around the south Pacific island of Vanuatu.