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Posts from the ‘Lab news’ Category

Spotlight: Beetles playing with light!

What is the link between Christmas beetle coloration and 3D cinema glasses?

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Colours at Nocturnal

We took to Melbourne Museum's monthly Nocturnal event to showcase some incredible examples of animal coloration.

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Colombia to Melbourne. For beetles. Why?

Laura has been lured to our lab by the prospect of studying beetles, but what's the fascination?

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Chicks, insects and learning: Why is Iliana in Canberra?

Postdoctoral researcher Iliana Medina is in Canberra teaching chicks to avoid toxic bugs!

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We try Sciku, the science haiku

Inspired by a recent article published in Science, our lab decided to try to communicate our research through poetry.

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Why am I here? A tale by Megan Skarajew

Veterinary nursing student Megan Skarajew helped with 5 weeks of tawny breeding season, and put her research skills to work for us.

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Exploring the unseen

Does the colour of a bird matter for its thermoregulation? Darker colours gain more heat than lighter ones, but with thick plumage and other thermal adaptations, does a bird feel the difference?

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