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Tardigrades Aren't Microscopic Any More

Charlotte Herbert Alberts, an entomology doctoral student. The Bohart has its own bear

Tardigrades, also known as the water bears, are microscopic animals but they're not microscopic any more! They're featured prominently on the newly available Bohart Museum of Entomology hooded sweatshirts, the work of artist Charlotte Herbert...

Charlotte Herbert Alberts, an entomology doctoral student. The Bohart has its own bear
Charlotte Herbert Alberts, an entomology doctoral student. The Bohart has its own bear "water bear" flag! (Photo by Fran Keller)

This is the back of the tardigrade hoodie, "The Bohart Republic" water bear flag. It's available in the gift shop at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The art, reminiscent of the California Bear Flag, is by Charlotte Herbert Alberts, an entomology doctoral student. The Bohart has its own bear "water bear" flag! (Photo by Fran Keller)

The California Bear Flag features a grizzly bear, while the Bohart Republic flag features another bear, a water bear. The California State Legislature adopted the  official version of the Bear Flag in 1911 in a law signed by then Gov. Hiram Johnson in 1911.
The California Bear Flag features a grizzly bear, while the Bohart Republic flag features another bear, a water bear. The California State Legislature adopted the official version of the Bear Flag in 1911 in a law signed by then Gov. Hiram Johnson in 1911.

The California Bear Flag features a grizzly bear, while the Bohart Republic flag features another bear, a water bear. The California State Legislature adopted the official version of the Bear Flag in 1911 in a law signed by then Gov. Hiram Johnson in 1911.

The Professors: Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and Jason Bond, Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, are surrounded by hooded sweatshirts available for sale at the Bohart Museum. Keller, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, designed the hoodies. Bond, a spider expert, will be presenting displays at the Bohart Museum's open house on March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Professors: Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and Jason Bond, Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, are surrounded by hooded sweatshirts available for sale at the Bohart Museum. Keller, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, designed the hoodies. Bond, a spider expert, will be presenting displays at the Bohart Museum's open house on March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Professors: Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and Jason Bond, Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, are surrounded by hooded sweatshirts available for sale at the Bohart Museum. Keller, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, designed the hoodies. Bond, a spider expert, will be presenting displays at the Bohart Museum's open house on March 9.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Want to Try Your Hand at Maggot Art?

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to try your hand at Maggot Art? If you've ever visited Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, you probably know about Maggot Art, an arts-and-crafts activity that fuses entomology with art. Every...

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies, Maggots and Forensic Entomologists at Bohart Museum on Sunday, July 9

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)

Do you know the importance of maggots? Have you ever wanted to talk to a forensic entomologist? Ever wanted to create "maggot art" in a family friendly environment?Members of the North American Forensic Entomology Association (NAFEA) will be...

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)
A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) "very likely genus Sarcophaga," according to senior insect biosystematist Martin Hauser of of the Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Photo taken on a nectarine plant in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) "very likely genus Sarcophaga," according to senior insect biosystematist Martin Hauser of of the Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Photo taken on a nectarine plant in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Wouldn't You Like to Be a Long-Horned Beetle?

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier as a cerambycidae beetle (long-horned beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You just can't beat those Halloween costumes at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's annual membership party. By now, you've probably seen the peacock jumping spider costume created and worn by UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade...

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier as a cerambycidae beetle (long-horned beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier as a cerambycidae beetle (long-horned beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier as a cerambycidae beetle (long-horned beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Benjamin Maples as a praying mantis.  At right is graduate student Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Benjamin Maples as a praying mantis. At right is graduate student Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Benjamin Maples as a praying mantis. At right is graduate student Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis faculy member/forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis faculy member/forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis faculy member/forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The look-a-likes: (from left) entomology undergraduate student Maia Lundy and entomology graduate Alex Nguyen,  and graduate student Joel Hernandez and UC Davis alumnus Melissa Cruz as lumberjacks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The look-a-likes: (from left) entomology undergraduate student Maia Lundy and entomology graduate Alex Nguyen, and graduate student Joel Hernandez and UC Davis alumnus Melissa Cruz as lumberjacks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The look-a-likes: (from left) entomology undergraduate student Maia Lundy and entomology graduate Alex Nguyen, and graduate student Joel Hernandez and UC Davis alumnus Melissa Cruz as lumberjacks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Name That Bug! What About Bob?

Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is

Naming a child or a pet takes some major thought and requires some major decisions. Naming our son was easy. We opted for family names handed down 200 years ago. A puppy? When we acquired a half-St. Bernard, half-German Shepherd mix (the same breed as...

Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is
Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is "Name that Bug! How about Bob?" This is UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey doing research on Alcatraz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is "Name that Bug! How about Bob?" This is UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey doing research on Alcatraz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

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