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Bohart Museum of Entomology Open House: Magnificent Maggot Art!

Ever created Maggot Art? You pick up a maggot with a forceps, dip it into a non-toxic, water-based paint, drop it (gently) on a white paper, and let...

Maggot Art at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Tools of the trade: maggots, water-based and non-toxic paint, paint containers, forceps, and white paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot Art at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Tools of the trade: maggots, water-based and non-toxic paint, paint containers, forceps, and white paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Tools of the trade: maggots, water-based and non-toxic paint, paint containers, forceps, and white paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Isaiah Hu, 4, of Davis, works on his Maggot Art creation, while his mother, Lisa Hu (next to him) and Bohart Museum associate Kat Taylor, a UC Davis entomology major, watch. Lisa is a 2011 graduate (DVM) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Isaiah Hu, 4, of Davis, works on his Maggot Art creation, while his mother, Lisa Hu (next to him) and Bohart Museum associate Kat Taylor, a UC Davis entomology major, watch. Lisa is a 2011 graduate (DVM) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Isaiah Hu, 4, of Davis, works on his Maggot Art creation, while his mother, Lisa Hu (next to him) and Bohart Museum associate Kat Taylor, a UC Davis entomology major, watch. Lisa is a 2011 graduate (DVM) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art underway; it begins with picking up a maggot with a forceps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot Art underway; it begins with picking up a maggot with a forceps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art underway; it begins with picking up a maggot with a forceps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum volunteer Kat Taylor, a UC Davis freshman majoring in entomology, shows her Maggot Art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum volunteer Kat Taylor, a UC Davis freshman majoring in entomology, shows her Maggot Art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum volunteer Kat Taylor, a UC Davis freshman majoring in entomology, shows her Maggot Art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 8:43 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Art of Maggot Art

They came, they saw, they participated. Youngsters--and the young at heart--headed over to Briggs Hall during the 109th annual campuswide UC Davis...

UC Davis entomologists, first-year doctoral students Abigail Lehner (front) of the Neal Williams lab, and Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab, staff the Maggot Art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomologists, first-year doctoral students Abigail Lehner (front) of the Neal Williams lab, and Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab, staff the Maggot Art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologists, first-year doctoral students Abigail Lehner (front) of the Neal Williams lab, and Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab, staff the Maggot Art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab supervises the Maggot Art project, as young artists dip maggots into   water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab supervises the Maggot Art project, as young artists dip maggots into water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab supervises the Maggot Art project, as young artists dip maggots into water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Watson Owens, 2, of Carmichael, watches a maggot crawl on his Maggot Art project. His father, Sean Owens, is a UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Watson Owens, 2, of Carmichael, watches a maggot crawl on his Maggot Art project. His father, Sean Owens, is a UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Watson Owens, 2, of Carmichael, watches a maggot crawl on his Maggot Art project. His father, Sean Owens, is a UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Winter Owens, 5, of Carmichael, displays her Maggot Art masterpiece. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Winter Owens, 5, of Carmichael, displays her Maggot Art masterpiece. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Winter Owens, 5, of Carmichael, displays her Maggot Art masterpiece. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. Soon they will be ready to take home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. Soon they will be ready to take home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. Soon they will be ready to take home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Maggot Art at UC Davis Picnic Day: Just Me and My Maggot

Do you like to blend science with art, or is there a budding young artist in your family? Then you may want to create Maggot Art, a hands-on...

So many colors to choose from! A young artist working on his Maggot Art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
So many colors to choose from! A young artist working on his Maggot Art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So many colors to choose from! A young artist working on his Maggot Art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hands reach for more maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hands reach for more maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hands reach for more maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A work of art: Maggot Art being done at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A work of art: Maggot Art being done at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A work of art: Maggot Art being done at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 3:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

What's a Picnic Without Bugs?

What's a picnic without bugs? UC Davis entomologists--students, faculty, staff and emeriti--will set up educational and entertaining displays at the...

Britanny Kohler, then a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, works the roach race track in this 2022 image. She is a UC Davis alumna and a research associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Britanny Kohler, then a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, works the roach race track in this 2022 image. She is a UC Davis alumna and a research associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Britanny Kohler, then a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, works the roach race track in this 2022 image. She is a UC Davis alumna and a research associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kyle Eishoff, then of the UC Davis Entomology Club, makes sure the roaches stay in their place. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kyle Eishoff, then of the UC Davis Entomology Club, makes sure the roaches stay in their place. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kyle Eishoff, then of the UC Davis Entomology Club, makes sure the roaches stay in their place. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the American cockroaches in a  2022 race tries to make a run for it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the American cockroaches in a 2022 race tries to make a run for it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the American cockroaches in a 2022 race tries to make a run for it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 3:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation

Maggot Art: Blending Art with Science

If you or your favorite child, grandchild or neighbor created Maggot Art at the 108th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 23, chances are...

UC Davis alumnus Angie Velazquez of Los Angeles assists her son, Hudson Carr, 4, in his first Maggot Art project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis alumnus Angie Velazquez of Los Angeles assists her son, Hudson Carr, 4, in his first Maggot Art project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Angie Velazquez of Los Angeles assists her son, Hudson Carr, 4, in his first Maggot Art project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hudson Carr, 4, gets some helpful tips from his mother, UC Davis alumnus Angie Velazquez of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hudson Carr, 4, gets some helpful tips from his mother, UC Davis alumnus Angie Velazquez of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hudson Carr, 4, gets some helpful tips from his mother, UC Davis alumnus Angie Velazquez of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wells of non-toxic, water-based paint await the Maggot Art artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wells of non-toxic, water-based paint await the Maggot Art artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wells of non-toxic, water-based paint await the Maggot Art artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate student Summer Calvache (left) and graduate student Elizabeth Slagboon assist the young artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis undergraduate student Summer Calvache (left) and graduate student Elizabeth Slagboon assist the young artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate student Summer Calvache (left) and graduate student Elizabeth Slagboon assist the young artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation

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