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Archives for March, 2008

Don’t usually do this but the Wikipedia Picture of the Day is just too cool. Glaucus atlanticus Info from Wikipedia: These two Glaucus atlanticus, a species of nudibranch, were washed up on Surfers Paradise Beach in Queensland, Australia. The larger one is about 35 mm (1.4 in) in length. G. atlanticus preys on the Portuguese…

The smartest person in England has bred a new kind of pet pig, one that fits in the palm of your hand! Chris Murray’s Pennywell Miniature pigs recently gave birth to eight piglets at his farm in Devon. According to this article on abcnews.com, Murray wanted a kind of pig “that children can enjoy giving…a…

When Andrew and I were five and six years old, we used to sit on the old, dusty couch in our living room and try to memorize a 1,300 page, illustrated animal encyclopedia. Not in our wildest dreams would we have imagined anything like the Encylopedia of Life. With 30,000 entries up so far and…

As long as we’re on the subject of fascinating interviews, we thought our readers might be interested to see this conversation with one of the world’s leading experts on anteaters. Expert On Anteaters Wasted Entire Life Studying Anteaters Special thanks to Danno Robinson for forwarding this video to us, and for his selfless commitment to…

Interview with Dr. Justin O. Schmidt

A few weeks back we brought you a story on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, a system developed to compare the relative intensity of Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants) stings. The index was developed through personal “research” conducted unintentionally by Dr. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist who has devoted his life to these ornery critters. As…