Two new pages up today in the Techniques section.
I’ve started a collection of cool insect-related techniques as I happen across them around the internet:
I also had a lot of fun doing maggot artwork at an outreach event and I put together a “how to” post on that. Check it out! The pics are all taken with my iPhone but they turned out great:
Maggot art makes a nice item to sell or give away at events, and it also provides a fun, hands-on outreach opportunity that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s great to watch people go from “Ew!” to “Ooh!” as they see a disfavored insect make something pretty and interesting. Don’t forget to talk to people about the role of maggots in the ecosystem, the life cycle of flies, and the usefulness of maggots in cleaning wounds. The maggot artwork also makes for a nice souvenir to take home, and hopefully encourage people to talk about what they learned with even more people.