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Biotweeps 3m
Alabama native amphibian news
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The Wild Report 2h
The Florida gar is a prehistoric fish which has been on the earth for over 100 million years. They have a very important role to play in Florida's aquatic ecosystems, and you will learn all about them in next Thursday's episode of The Wild Report!
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Biotweeps 4m
Replying to @LittlePythons
I have played (but do not own) the boardgame Photosynthesis. That's a pretty good one too. I have never played Pandemic or Cytology- I'll have to look them up!
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Biotweeps 14m
As part of my ongoing effort to identify and then achieve work-life balance, I’m cleaning the house before friends come over. Hopefully we will play one of my favorite , . I don’t have the expansion, though.
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Biotweeps 19m
I was so impressed with the fact that she had a testable hypothesis.
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Catherine Scott 1h
Replying to @biotweeps
This spider day I helped organize was super fun:
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Biotweeps 54m
Replying to @Rosewind2007
But was it double blind?
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Biotweeps 55m
Replying to @biotweeps
Judging an elementary school science fair- 7y/o girl tested whether ladybug beetles get more spots as they get older by collecting a bunch and putting them all in the same container and counting spots over time. Major finding? "It's hard to count ladybug spots"
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Biotweeps 57m
Replying to @Cataranea
That's super cool. Trying to get people excited about insects is hard enough, even with ladybugs and butterflies. Poor spiders, they are sadly underappreciated!
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Biotweeps 1h
Replying to @biotweeps
I helped organized an entomology open house, and worked really hard to make an exhibit and serve insects to the public. Except most of the people coming to check it out were freaked out that THEY would be the ones eating the bugs. We ran out of food fast anyway.
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Biotweeps 1h
Do you have any fond memories? Could be an event you attended or one you organized.
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Biotweeps 1h
What kind of do you do most of the time?
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How do you find opportunities?
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Biotweeps 1h
Replying to @biotweeps
I consider to be any chance to communicate my research/subject/science. While technically a departmental seminar may be "professional development", my experience has been that there's always at least some part of my research that is unfamiliar to most in the crowd
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Biotweeps 1h
Replying to @biotweeps
So, let's talk strategies for improving/practicing . Some are going to be things you can do, and some are on a broader scale. My mantra is: "consider your audience, have a goal, and tailor your message" Oh, and never throw any old presentations away
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Biotweeps 1h
Replying to @gwenckatz
Apparently a quote from Spallanzani's manuscript on the work: male frogs wearing the pants "seek the female with equal eagerness, and perform, as well as they can, the act of generation."
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Biotweeps 2h
Did I misunderstand a joke you were making?
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Biotweeps 2h
Replying to @biotweeps
If my experience has taught me anything, it's that any complex scientific concept CAN be broken down into plain language anyone can understand. And when I do that, fear and disgust often turn into fascination and awe. Which is really my favorite part of and
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Christopher Meehan 2h
It is as you say: The rumors are true. Research ongoing, publication perhaps a little while down pike. Meanwhile: Integument fibers shimmering green are here--they're modified dermal scales, seemingly unrelated to dinosaurs or other 'advanced' archosaurs.
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Biotweeps 2h
Replying to @biotweeps
The fact is that people who aren't in entomology are just as smart (probably smarter) than I am. The reason they might not understand me is that I sometimes rely too heavily on the technical terms and don't know my stuff well enough to talk about it any other way. That's on me
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