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Why More Water Bears Are Heading for the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, which houses one of the largest collections of water bears or tardigrades in the world, stands to get...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.
The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Oh, for a Water Bear Sculpture at the Bohart Museum!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you can picture a huge water bear (tardigrade) sculpture gracing the entrance to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker Lane, UC Davis...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Wonder of Water Bears, and Soon, a Sculpture at the Bohart

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

What a wonderful idea! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis boasts one of the world's largest tardigrade (water bear) collections, and what...

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation

Entomologists Know How to Party

Bug catchers Wade Spencer (far left) and Brennen Dyer, both entomoogy students, try to net a venomous caterpillar--doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists know how to party. They know how to put the "boo" in biology and the "just buggin' ya" in bugs. The 21st annual Halloween party at the...

Bug catchers Wade Spencer (far left) and Brennen Dyer, both entomoogy students, try to net a venomous caterpillar--doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bug catchers Wade Spencer (far left) and Brennen Dyer, both entomoogy students, try to net a venomous caterpillar--doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bug catchers Wade Spencer (far left) and Brennen Dyer, both entomoogy students, try to net a venomous caterpillar--doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

That's the spirit! From left are Julie Tillman and husband Steve Seybold and their daughter Natalie. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
That's the spirit! From left are Julie Tillman and husband Steve Seybold and their daughter Natalie. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

That's the spirit! From left are Julie Tillman and husband Steve Seybold and their daughter Natalie. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonflies! Mother Jeanette Wryskinski (far right) and her son Aren Scardaci with Eve Butler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dragonflies! Mother Jeanette Wryskinski (far right) and her son Aren Scardaci with Eve Butler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonflies! Mother Jeanette Wryskinski (far right) and her son Aren Scardaci with Eve Butler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert and her fiance, George Alberts, made this tardigrade pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert and her fiance, George Alberts, made this tardigrade pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert and her fiance, George Alberts, made this tardigrade pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (center), director of the Bohart, cuts the anniversary cake, as Tabatha Yang, public education and outreach coordinator disguised as a wet blanket, assists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (center), director of the Bohart, cuts the anniversary cake, as Tabatha Yang, public education and outreach coordinator disguised as a wet blanket, assists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (center), director of the Bohart, cuts the anniversary cake, as Tabatha Yang, public education and outreach coordinator disguised as a wet blanket, assists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his ghillie suit with his newfound friend, Quack. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his ghillie suit with his newfound friend, Quack. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his ghillie suit with his newfound friend, Quack. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Why the Water Bear Is So Unusual

The tardigrade is also called a water bear or moss piglet. This species is Hypsibius dujardini. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Imagine you're a tardigrade, aka water bear or moss piglet. You're microscopic but you're nearly indestructible. You can survive being heated to 304...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a stuffed animal, a tardigrade, available in the Bohart Museum gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a stuffed animal, a tardigrade, available in the Bohart Museum gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a stuffed animal, a tardigrade, available in the Bohart Museum gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:37 PM
 
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