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Published on Nov 03, 2017

2017 Cave beetle talk at Ferris State University

2017 Cave beetle talk at Ferris State UniversityThis event was initiated per kind invitation by Neaphaenops expert David Griffith and the Biology Department Chair Beth Zimmer. They were wonderful h...

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Published on Oct 05, 2017

2017 Circadian Clock Nobel Konopka Correction

Hello there everyone, And many thanks for your fantastic feedback on the previous post, reflecting on recipients and non-recipients of the 2017 Nobel prize honoring the discovery of the circadian c...

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Published on Oct 02, 2017

2017 Nobel prize honors the discovery of the circadian clock gene network

2017 Nobel prize honors the discovery of the circadian clock gene networkHello there everyone! Some of you might have guessed that we are, of course, very excited about today's news that the Nobel ...

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Published on Sep 25, 2017

September 2017 field collection completed

September 2017 field collection completedHello there everyone,Glad to let you know we, and many beetles, made it well back on September 26th, after completing our final collecting at Dogwood cave a...

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Published on Sep 23, 2017

Sonya is presenting a poster on P. hirtus circadian rhythm entertainment at Sensorium 2017 in Cincinnati: The first rendition of a planned annual meeting of sensory biologists and ecologists: http://sensoriumconference.org/

Sonya is presenting a poster on P. hirtus circadian rhythm entertainment at Sensorium 2017 in Cincinnati: The first rendition of a planned annual meeting of sensory biologists and ecologists: http:...

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Published on Sep 23, 2017

September 2017 cave beetle field collection travelogue

September 2017 cave beetle field collection travelogueHello there everyone,It's been a while we had something (including time) to post. But these days are post-worthy because we are spending time a...

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Published on May 26, 2017

Progress report 2: An undergraduate research award to Sonya is helping us develop a real-time stress measuring protocol for P. hirtus

The next good news to share: End of last year, Sonya won an Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Wayne State University on the project...

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Published on May 26, 2017

Progress report 1: We are in possession of a Precision Low Temperature Incubator

Hello there, much valued backers of the cave beetle!Surely, you must have grown anxious about your investment by now. We appreciate your patience. And we are excited to share our first progress rep...

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Published on Nov 28, 2016

RSVP for the campaign completion party this Friday

Hello there again dear backers,If you are in the area, we would love to host you at the campaign completion part this Friday, Dec. 2nd, at a historic location near Wayne State University campus, st...

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Published on Nov 28, 2016

The cave beetle says thank you!

Hello there cave beetle backers as well as new visitors,And welcome back from the thanksgiving holidays. Sonya and I certainly had reason to be extra-grateful this time around after being 115% fund...

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Nov 09, 2017
Engage Kayamandi Youth in Cape Citizen Science with Vision Afrika
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No worries. One day... it's either you, the NSF, or better, of course, both
Nov 04, 2017
Exploring the temperature tolerance of a cave beetle
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Tx so much for double checking the presentation. I will let NSF know. There sure is great enthusiastic people here
Nov 03, 2017
Exploring the temperature tolerance of a cave beetle
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Hi there Tom, And many thanks for your comment. We do strongly feel that Dogwood Cave (and in 2013 White Cave) include P. hirtus distributions that leak into the twilight zone. We further think that the light levels matter with respect to the sensitivity and light tolerance of the visual system, but not on the fact of whether can be entrained, i.e. continue to cycle in continued darkness. But we fully agree that the effect of light intensity should, and can, be explored in depth. As in many earlier cave beetle studies, mostly Trechini though.
Oct 04, 2017
Exploring the temperature tolerance of a cave beetle
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Disclosure: Development and documentation by Kurt Helf
Sep 25, 2017
Exploring the temperature tolerance of a cave beetle
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If you're referring to the plastic cup (aka volcano trap) it is a way of nondestructively trapping cave invertebrates. A paper towel smeared with peanut butter is pinned in the trap to attract the invertebrates and it is guarded by the wire cage. The traps are constructed in the lab and readily deployed in the field without the need for burial.
Sep 25, 2017
Exploring the temperature tolerance of a cave beetle
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Apr 11, 2017
Through a glass darkly: assessing population size of an endangered cave salamander from samples of spring and cave water
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Apr 11, 2017
Through a glass darkly: assessing population size of an endangered cave salamander from samples of spring and cave water
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Your comment on invasive or aloctonous species resonated with a book that I am currently reading: 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1493:_Uncovering_the_New_World_Columbus_Created). In the event you haven't come across this book yet, I think you would find it essential for understanding the deep roots of ecological globalization through human trade and migration.
Apr 01, 2017
Adaptive radiation on La Réunion: case study in Carex
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Hello Hassib, Very sorry the campaign didn't take off to final success. Wishing you all the best with your continued work on Spheciformes wasps.
Feb 15, 2017
Faunistic and systematic studies of two families of wasps in Tunisia
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Very sorry to see the project fail attract sufficient backers. No reason to give up of course. Good luck with making ends meet for a this cool evodevo project!
Feb 10, 2017
How to become a vampire: evolution and development of the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus.
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Great news. Congratulations!
Nov 30, 2016
Warm spring, cold spring, high spring, low spring: where is all the water from?
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