My ScienceSeeker editor’s picks for this week: the quirky-beasties edition
I’m back! Almost. Just need to travel about 14,000+ kilometres and then I’ll be back. In the meantime, here are some quirky beasties I’ve been reading about:
- Pretty, pretty beetles that change colour and shelter under ‘faecal parasols': Glad you ditched the anal fork, Golden Tortoise Beetle by Becky Crew at Running Ponies
- A sad story about the weird, wonderful, potentially useful and recently extinct ‘gastric brooding frogs’, : A frog in the throat by Emily Anthes at Wonderland
- Hermit crabs seem to be taking a while to get used to their new digs: Terrestrial hermit crabs only smell their favourite snacks when water is around by Lucas Brouwers at Thoughtomics
and on an unrelated topic (unless you count infomercial shoppers as ‘quirky beasties’)
- An interesting explanation of why those creepy-looking electric toning belts won’t help you look like a gym junky: The Shambulance: Ab Toning Belts (or, Muscle Tone Is All in Your Head) by Elizabeth Preston at Inkfish.