Category Archives: Anthropomorphism

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Enjoying the view

A green lacewing pauses on a leaf tip in the home garden. (Purchase at Zenfolio)

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Macro Tip #2: How to stop insects from moving

One of the most common questions I get in workshops is, “Was it alive when you photographed it?”, and when I insist that it was, the next question is invariably “So, how do you stop […]

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Dancing on the Head of a Pin – Philodromus Spider

This is the second running crab spider (Philodromus sp., Philodromidae) I have found in the home this year, a juvenile, and a runner indeed… Soon after this photograph was taken, the house furnace went on and […]

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Earwig at Eight Days

The last week has not been good for the hatchling earwigs. Most died within the nest and now only three survive. I don’t know which conditions were at fault, but most likely it relates to the humidity […]

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Entomology Notes 1: How to pin a baby earwig.

Our pet female earwig laid eggs three weeks ago today, and this morning’s inspection of the nest revealed that they had finally hatched. They are cute little fellows, all snuggled up cozily in their little nest with mom resting […]

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