Merry Christmas folks! Invertebrates always make everything a little more festive so today I share with you the 12 days of invertebrates.
Are you getting ready to celebrate the holidays invertebrate style? These peppermint stick insects sure are. Learn more about what makes these stick bugs so festive in today’s comic: peppermint perfume
Sticking around for more? Check out this video.
Worried about putting on some pounds this holiday season? Fear not – the sponges have the perfect diet for you! Learn more about how tropical sponges can consume sugars from seawater in today’s comic: sweet sponge.
Still hungry? Learn more about the recent research that inspired today’s comic here.
Tis’ the season…for rain in Seattle. And there’s no better time to drop some knowledge about the (seasonally appropriate) umbrella crab. Learn more about these cute crabs in today’s comic: crab cover.
Still interested? Go out and find some umbrella crabs for yourself!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Let me guess…the amazing diversity of invertebrates on Earth? Am I right? Check out today’s comic, piece of pie, to learn more about where invertebrates fit in the “pie” of life.
Hungry for another piece of pie? Learn more here.
I’m thankful for you and all the readers for coming back every week, and for friends and researchers who’ve provided continual inspiration for my comics! Happy Thanksgiving!
Any one who’s a fan of invertebrates, knows that sea slugs, also know as nudibranchs, are some of the best. To celebrate #Nudivember this month, today’s comic honors the Spanish Dancer nudibranch. Learn more in today’s comic: dancing dorid.
Keep the slug dance party going here.
Are you hungry? Not as hungry as these purple sea urchins! Recent research shows exploding urchin populations have munched their way through most of the healthy kelp forests of the California coast. Learn more about these kelp fiends and the damage they have caused in today’s comic: kelp clearers.
Hungry for more? Learn more about the study here or check out the actual study for yourself!
Hey NYC marathon runners, can you beat the world’s fastest ant – the Saharan silver ant?! Recent research shows that while these ants may have short legs, that doesn’t stop them from winning the race against their close relatives. Learn about these speedy ants in today’s comic: agile ants.
Race to learn more about these ants here, and check out the actual scientific study.
Happy Halloween folks! Keep a close eye on your pumpkins or the pumpkin bugs might give you a spooky surprise this Halloween. Learn more about those pesky pumpkin bugs and the damage they can inflict on pumpkins in today’s comic: pumpkin poachers.
Also, check out some more Halloween themed animals here.
BOO! It’s the ghost crab! Learn more about how the Ghost Crab scares away predators in today’s comic: ghostly growl
Check out the recent research that inspired today’s ghostly comic. Feeling ambitious? Read the actual scientific paper.