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We’re continuing our Black in STEM series this week with Dr. Renae Brodie, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, who studies fiddler crab behavior.
Is all this isolation getting to you? The fiddler crabs feel you. Warm temperatures cause fiddler crabs to retreat into their burrows and miss opportunities to find a mate. Learn more in today’s comic: hot date.
Learn more about Dr. Brodie and read her recent co-authored paper that inspired today’s comic. Also, five of the seven undergraduates who co-authored this study are also Black in STEM! So, definitely check it out!
And check out The Crab Lab in action:
For all you single people looking for love this Valentines Day, the fireflies are right there with you. Recent research finds that light pollution is disrupting mating rituals of fireflies. Learn more in today’s comic: firefly finder
Keep the love going. Learn more here. Or read the scientific paper.
Think your Mardi Gras dance moves are good? The Australian peacock spider’s are probably better. Because they have to be. Learn more about how peacock spiders dance for their lives in today’s comic: spider soirée
Also… it’s my 75th comic! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with an invertebrate dance party!
Keep the party going – check out this cool research on spider dance moves or just watch some freakin’ cute peacock spiders dance to disco.
Swipe right! Stag beetles don’t mess around when it comes to love. Learn more about how stag beetles fight each other for a date in today’s comic: beetle battle
Read more about stag beetle research and watch a real life beetle battle here.