For a second time, that is. Some of you may remember me from Photo Synthesis, where I guest blogged for a bit a year ago. I am happy to be invited back to the borg!
Myrmecos is not a new blog. Rather, we have been over at WordPress since 2007. I say “we”, because the blog has evolved to become more of a community. Myrmecologists (= ant scientists) smarter than I hang out in the comments and submit guest posts, and there’s a gang of top-notch nature bloggers over at WordPress carrying on a stream of apparently continuous conversation across blogs of which Myrmecos is but one little part. Kind of like here, now that I think of it. You may find many of my fellow nature-blogging sites linked in the left sidebar.
For those new to Myrmecos, what we do here is ants. And photography. Sometimes beetles and wasps. Plus a smattering of phylogenetics, social insect biology, and entomology. We have a beetle every Friday and an entomological mystery contest every Monday night.
For those following the original blog, we’ll be carrying on much as before. But in a different font, if you can stand it. Please update your bookmarks! I’ll have the new RSS feed shortly.
I’ve done my best to import old posts and comments- we had some minor setbacks- and due to circumstances I have omitted the comments for the preceding three posts. My apologies to those of you who said anything witty or insightful only to have it vanish.
Why the move? To be blunt, Scienceblogs draws a larger readership than WordPress. By relocating Myrmecos, we bring the ants a step closer to world domination.
[update]Never mind the bit about ants. I’ve been informed by higher powers that what we’ll be doing here is, um, squid.