Monthly Archives: August 2011

Come Fly with me!

Dr Christine Lambkin is Curator of Entomology at Queensland Museum. She is responsible for the museum’s collections of Diptera (flies), Coleoptera (beetles), Orthoptera (grasshoppers), Hemiptera (bugs), Phasmatodea (stick insects), and a number of smaller insect orders. Chris Lambkin’s main research interest … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes – Cheap Dust Collector or Expensive Treasure?

Cheap Dust Collector or Expensive Treasure? If you have watched Antiques Roadshow you may have seen someone who picked up a little trinket for $2.00 at a second-hand store only to find out it was worth 100 times that. How do … Continue reading

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Mighty Mites

Dr Owen Seeman is the Collection Manager for Arachnida at the Queensland Museum. He is responsible for the care of the collection, scientific loans of specimens, and identifications. Owen’s main research area is the taxonomy of mites that live on and … Continue reading

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New Primary Science Loans Kits Trialled in the Classroom

Saturday 13th August is the start of National Science Week. So for this week’s post I thought I would share with you some interesting science activities occurring at two central Brisbane schools this term. Over the last few weeks I have visited Year 5 at … Continue reading

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Keeping the Curious Cat Alive

“What’s that?” It’s the most common question I get asked by my three-year-old at home. I don’t want to dampen his curiosity or interest in exploring the world around him, but sometimes I just don’t have the answers. However, I have found the … Continue reading

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New Age Technology – Digital Imaging

Queensland Museum is now home to a state-of-the-art, custom-made digital imaging system developed by world pioneer in cyber-taxonomy, Roy Larimer. This tool provides the best and fastest technology for producing deep-focus images of insects and other small specimens. It is … Continue reading

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Rock Refugia

Patrick Couper is Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians at Queensland Museum and has an active interest in the taxonomy, ecology and conservation of Queensland’s diverse reptile fauna. A major focus of Patrick’s research has been the discovery and description of … Continue reading

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