Blogging

Myrmecos

Category archives for Blogging

Myrmecos goes home

After some consideration, I have decided to move Myrmecos back to its original location: http://myrmecos.net/ I apologize for making everyone change RSS feeds and bookmarks twice in recent months. What’s worse, I can’t promise that Myrmecos won’t move again in the near future. Some intriguing offers have arrived in my inbox and I am thinking…

I’ve posted all I’m going to say about Pepsigeddon here.

Enjoy a nice cold Pepsi today

And while you’re doing that, I have answered the Monday Mystery back at my tried and true wordpress blog. I will be blogging at the old digs for the next few days until I have had time to digest the unfortunate recent events here at Scienceblogs. What’s going on? I’ll let my excellent sciblings explain:…

The Dragonfly Woman

Lethocerus medius, Linoleum block print by the Dragonfly Woman I’ve been meaning to mention Dragonfly Woman’s insect blog, and now I’ve got an excuse. Chris Goforth- the Dragonfly Woman- is an aquatic entomologist and a friend of mine from when I worked at the University of Arizona. Recently, she sent this lovely print of a…

Answer to the Monday Night Mystery

What were those magical mystery circles cut into leaf margins, and who made them? As so many of you recognized, they were the marks of leafcutter bees, furry little insects that use the leaves to make nests for their young. For their correct answers, MrILoveTheAnts gets 5 points, and James Trager gets five points. And…

You may have noticed I’ve been blogging rather lightly in recent weeks. That’s because I start teaching an introductory course on beekeeping next Monday. It’ll be a great class, I hope. But the preparation has cut into blogging time something fierce and will continue to do so through August. In any case, while making lecture…

Heterospilus, undescribed species, Costa Rica My more astute readers may have noticed that Myrmecos Blog has been uncharacteristically quiet this week. I do apologize, but I have a regular research job aside from blogging that periodically requires attention. I’ve been assembling genetic and morphological data from 100 or so wasps in the hyperdiverse genus Heterospilus.…

The iPhone Macro Meme Spreads

Dandelion through the eyes of a macro-adapted iPhone 3G Nothing warms the heart of a blogger more than birthing a meme. A couple weeks ago I posted a short article on how a hand lens can enable a cell phone to do macrophotography. Other bloggers have taken to the idea and have been posting their…

Cephalotes varians, up close

Blog posts are long, thin things. One could, for example, use a blog to post a high-resolution map of Chile. Or a single strand of spagetti. Any image up to 500 pixels wide, for as long as it goes. In that vein, here’s a Cephalotes varians turtle ant: Just wait until I find a stick…

The phylogeny of bug blogging

What happens if you score bug blogs for various characters and crunch them through a phylogenetic analysis? Morgan Jackson investigates: Although Morgan’s exercise was tongue-in-cheek, he did uncover a pattern worthy of further exploration: The last thing I want to comment on is the huge skew between male and female insect bloggers. Of the 58…