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The Big L

Every community has its legends. If you are the literary type, Shakespeare and Chaucer are elevated to superhuman status. To the military folk, Alexander the Great is usually cited as the greatest commander of all time. And as for biologists, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Mexico

It’s been a long time since I last wrote on TGAS, which was certainly not intentional but it has been an interesting few months. Firstly, I attended the Alejandro Villalobos national meeting in Merida, Mexico, back in late October. While … Continue reading

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Milestones

I started taking photos seriously in 2011, but I never organized my photos beyond date, often operating under the assumption that in some time in the future I would actually go through and organize them and therefore have some kind … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs.

Humans may think of February as the right time for valentines day, but if you are a stag beetle the right time to find your soulmate is the heat of summer. I found my first reddish stag beetleĀ  (Lucanus capreolus) … Continue reading

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Bugstock 2016

A few weekends ago I had the good fortune of attending Bugstock, Louisiana’s premiere entomology gathering. I was able to meet a number of very cool people, and see a great number of cool insects and arachnids. With several black … Continue reading

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Cool without Claws

One of the coolest things in the world is the mighty claw. Just ask the aliens from Toy Story. But there are some lobsters that make their way in the world without them. The members of the infraorder Achelata (literally … Continue reading

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Getting Along Fine

I know updates have slowed down a bit on TGAS, which I did not intend to happen, but I have been working diligently on sorting my photos and putting my arthropod observations into a database. Just last night I celebrated … Continue reading

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