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Characterizing the Link Between Climate and Thermal Limits in Beetles

By Amanda Biederman

Amid concerns over a rapidly changing climate, the abilities of different insects to survive at warmer temperatures has become a major question of interest. 700 more words

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…an elephant or a cow?

Our Kenyan Pastor related some interesting information this morning.  He claimed that you could always tell when an elephant had been near your tent (as if you wouldn’t know!?) because their droppings are half full of undigested grass and leaves.  161 more words


Dung beetles and insect cocktails

Now before you freak out let me say that no self-respecting dung beetle is going to find itself inside a cocktail.  Dung beetles are far too important for that.   295 more words

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The Dilemma of Political Correctness

We have recently become dog owners for the first time. The said canine is very grey around the muzzle, half deaf and half blind (some would say just like me). 282 more words


Warthogs Don’t Really Have Warts

Horatio Hedgehog here. Cat has asked the staff to use our space to talk about different types of animals. I chose the warthog. I thought there was something cool about a hedge-hog writing about a wart-hog. 657 more words


Great Sayings Revisited: Cat got your dung?

As we’ve been steadily working our way through old maxims, and pointing out how stupid they are, we arrive at one of the weirdest of the lot: “Cat got your dung?” This is… what the hell? 497 more words


On a dung beetle's trail

Thanks to the work of our Head of Life Collections Darren Mann, and the Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project team, the conservation status of the UK’s dung beetles, chafers, and stag beetles (Scarabaeoidea) is currently undergoing a comprehensive review. 501 more words

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