Thursday, September 20, 2007

Update... Pectinate...

Okay, it's been a shockingly long time since updates of any regularity. I've been back down here in (cold) Sydney since early July, starting honours. I'll be heading up to the top end again in about a month for honours field-work. Coming back mid-February, writing up for about a month, then I'll be free. Now that will feel weird!

As for the future of this blog... well for now I don't see any point in shutting it down despite the fact that posts are likely to be rather infrequent. We'll see what happens.

Got a photo published in the Sydney Morning Herald recently, thanks to my supervisor.

Had a photo used in a recent publication - remember that big beautiful mite, well turns out that similar looking things were around in the Early Cretaceous.

Dunlop J. A. (2007) A large parasitengonid mite (Acari, Erythraeoidea) from the Early Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Fossil Record 10, 91-8. doi: 10.1002/mmng.200700001

Took the camera out a couple of days ago, it's been hibernating since being back in Sydney. Snapped this shot of a beetle's antennae. Not a technically great photo but I thought I'd share it anyway as the structure ('pectinate' meaning comb-shaped) is quite impressive.


2 comments:

Evan said...

Hi David,

What is your honours on?

Good to see you back, and good luck with the rest of your honours,

Evan

David Nelson said...

G'day Evan,
I'm looking at various behavioural interactions between cane toads and native frogs.