Life as a falconer, insect systematist, and double Masters Student (or a look into the mind of someone who is questionably sane).

18 May 2006

The light sheet is finally built. For the non bug people its a king size white sheet suspended between poles with a bunch of carbon fiber tubes that support 2 mercury vapor lights. Itll attract bugs from miles around, and is my personal favorite way of collecting since the bugs come to you and you can selectively kill what interests you (so no grasshoppers or leps since they're evil). Its also a great place to swap stories and drink beer- every entomologist favorite past times.

My drawings have been Oz approved so I get to start working on drawing of neurops for publication. Should be fun.

Talked to Heinrich, looks like I won't leave for west Texas until the end of June since the Aplo's haven't hatched yet.

Other than that just starting to pack for the trip. T- 80hrs, kinda scary.

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