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Just another night helping the wife with fieldwork. We are the traditional American family.

Just another night helping the wife with fieldwork. We are the traditional American family.

Google’s “Auto-Awesomed” version of a shot of me helping my wife with a mark-and-recapture protocol last night. I’m positioned over a subnest of Aphaenogaster (Novomessor) cockerelli — a pseudo-seed harvester ant that is common in our Arizona desert.

Google’s “Auto-Awesomed” version of a shot of me helping my wife with a mark-and-recapture protocol last night. I’m positioned over a subnest of Aphaenogaster (Novomessor) cockerelli — a pseudo-seed harvester ant that is common in our Arizona desert.

Just another night helping the wife with fieldwork. We are the traditional American family.
……even this morning, I was still finding bugs when blowing my nose. Damn that headlamp…

Just another night helping the wife with fieldwork. We are the traditional American family.

……even this morning, I was still finding bugs when blowing my nose. Damn that headlamp…

#hdr of some #architecture from #Heidelberg, #Germany

#hdr of some #architecture from #Heidelberg, #Germany

The Fortress in Würzburg. We stayed in the hostel just below it, looking up at it across a hill of grapes. Franconia has a lot of white wine.

The Fortress in Würzburg. We stayed in the hostel just below it, looking up at it across a hill of grapes. Franconia has a lot of white wine.

Lots of cool critters in Heidelberg, Germany. Check out this giant beetle we found on Philosopher’s Way.

Lots of cool critters in Heidelberg, Germany. Check out this giant beetle we found on Philosopher’s Way.

#eb shot of #bike in front of a #fotograf sign in #Heidelberg, #Germany. (at Heidelberg Altstadt)

#eb shot of #bike in front of a #fotograf sign in #Heidelberg, #Germany. (at Heidelberg Altstadt)

Sometimes a bio-inspired engineer like me has to do some actual field biology. Tonight, we were lucky to find the army ants relatively quickly. Tomorrow, we head for the Aphaenogaster nests.

Sometimes a bio-inspired engineer like me has to do some actual field biology. Tonight, we were lucky to find the army ants relatively quickly. Tomorrow, we head for the Aphaenogaster nests.

Seats at a Spring training game are much better than you would get during the normal season… And these were pretty cheap!

This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).
[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]

This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).

[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]