Sunday, February 7, 2010
Sunday Spinelessness - now with 150% more links
None of my photos today, instead I thought we should have a look at what some of web's other inveterate invertebrate bloggers have been up to.
Giant Microbe's plush Tardigrade
- Ted MacRae at Beetles in the Bush hosted the latest edition of the Circus of the Spineless which includes posts on noisy ants, maggot therapy, the place of amphipods in pop culture and no fewer than two samurai related stories.
- Weird Bug Lady (check out her Etsy shop, it's amazing...) now sells a stuffed toy in the shape of a flatworm. Yes, plush planarians!
- Sticking with the plush theme (as phrase I never thought I'd write...) the people behind the wonderful Giant Microbes have stretched their reach into Metazoa, the latest example a plush water bear (Tardigrade)! I note they are not yet available in the Australian/ New Zealand version of their store, but how can animal this cool fail to become a top seller?
- There's yet more invertebrate craft at I Love Insects where Erika finds oragami insects
- Finally, Mike at Arthropoda has more evidence of the coming insect revolution - bees have learned how to recognise our faces. I for one refuse to make the obvious joke.
Weird Bug Lady's plush planarians