20/150: God Save the Queen!


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Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Isoptera: Archotermopsidae: Zootermopsis: Zootermopsis angusticollis (Hagen, 1858)

Termites are insects that have survived for over 120 million years! Featured today is the Pacific Coast Dampwood Termite (Zootermopsis angusticollis). They are unlike most organisms by having complex social systems compromised of different castes of workers, soldiers and reproductives. Continue reading “20/150: God Save the Queen!”

A Tale Of Two Parks


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Hey folks!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring! I sure have been. Everything here in BIO Collections is going well.  There has been some standardized sampling done at the rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge (see Shannon’s, Josh’s, or Danielle’s blogs for more details!). Everyone is also getting geared up for the Don River Watershed Bioblitz this weekend. Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Parks”