Death on time and Emergence

Adult count – 0.   According to my calculations, this last little dude assumed room temperature bit the dust at about 6:13am Sunday morning.  Of course I am not 100% sure of that time, as I was home getting ready for church at the time.  Thank god these are beetles and not mice or something cute, so I can make jokes about my inability to keep them alive.

"Have fun storming the castle."

“Have fun storming the castle.”

Its all up to the tiny little larvae now (and there are a lot of them wiggling around in the cous cous).

On the flip side, I had to take the kid’s beetle culture out of their room (was in violation of the “2 month limit on insect cultures” ordinance… geeeshhh) and there were two beetles emerging from pupae-hood:

two new adults



About SubOptimist

I am an Associate Professor in the Science Department at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston. I teach introductory biology courses at both the majors and non-majors level in addition to microbiology. Previous to that I spent 7 years as a postdoctoral researcher on different viruses. While I don't miss being on the "grant treadmill", I think better when I write and miss writing up data for papers and grants; this blog helps me with that a little. And sometimes my kids' insanely funny and cute antics need to be shared with the world. Any view expressed in this blog is that of me personally and not Georgia Perimeter College or the GPC Clarkston Science Department.
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