Tag: ecology

Scientists across the country map insects inside our homes: most use swabs, a handful use sequencers

From five to forty species of arthropods might call your place home. Are you surprised? That’s more than I expected for my apartment, at least. But don’t start looking too sideways at your corners and cabinets. Hear me out: not all of these creatures are creepy. (Though some, I’m sorry to say, might make you sneeze). Arthropods come in an astounding array of forms, from ants to butterflies, crabs to scorpions, millipedes to spiders (the phylum Arthropoda includes all invertebrate animals with an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages – a motley bunch with motley bodies). Biologists have cataloged […]

Plant a Garden Under A Glacier

CU Boulder scientists replicate a decades-old vicuña poop experiment