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Even Spiders Are Irish on St. Patrick's Day...See 'Em at Bohart Open House on March 18

On St. Patrick's Day, everybody and everything is Irish. That includes spiders. You've seen those adorable jumping spiders with green "fangs"...

A jumping spider--note the green
A jumping spider--note the green "fangs" (chelicerae)--peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider--note the green "fangs" (chelicerae)--peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider ready to prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider ready to prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider ready to prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lynx spider is easy to spot on this pink rockrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A green lynx spider is easy to spot on this pink rockrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lynx spider is easy to spot on this pink rockrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Open House on 'Many Legged Wonders': How Many Legs Does an Isopod Have?

Quick, how many legs does an isopod have?  If you said "14," go to the head of the class. Is it an insect? No, it's a crustacean. When...

An isopod, a crustacean, has 14 legs. This is an Armadillidium gestroi, also known as high yellow spotted isopod, originating from the shores of France near limestone, sandstone, and granite. (Photo by Elijah Shih)
An isopod, a crustacean, has 14 legs. This is an Armadillidium gestroi, also known as high yellow spotted isopod, originating from the shores of France near limestone, sandstone, and granite. (Photo by Elijah Shih)

An isopod, a crustacean, has 14 legs. This is an Armadillidium gestroi, also known as high yellow spotted isopod, originating from the shores of France near limestone, sandstone, and granite. (Photo by Elijah Shih)

Tarantulas will be among the topics at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tarantulas will be among the topics at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tarantulas will be among the topics at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How many legs do millipedes have? Find out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on March 18.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How many legs do millipedes have? Find out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on March 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How many legs do millipedes have? Find out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on March 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Lisa Chamberland: About Those Ogre-Faced Spiders....

If you're curious about ogre-faced spiders, then you'll want to hear what UC Davis postdoctoral scholar and arachnologist Lisa Chamberland has...

UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)
UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)

This is a net-casting spider that UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)

Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.
Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.

Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Got Legs? Check Out Bohart Museum's Trapdoor Spider T-Shirt

Everyone's an arachnologist on Halloween! Ironically, some folks proclaim their hatred or disgust for all things spiders throughout the year, but...

Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)
Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)

Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 2:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Spiders Are Awesome!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a series of photos taken at an open house showcasing spiders and other arachnids worth? Photos,...

Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab.
Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner,
There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 2:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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