Richard Hayden http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/389/all en Immortal Worms Found in L.A. Pond! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond <p>Yay, we just found&nbsp;flatworms in the Museum pond! You know, the worms that some of us (I&#39;m not naming names) might have cut up with a knife in high school biology class. But don&#39;t worry! These worms are, &quot;immortal under the edge of a knife.&quot;&nbsp;At least, that is how the noted flatworm specialist, John Graham Dalyell Esquire, described them in 1814.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/planarian_rotated.jpg" /></p> <p>An Immortal Worm, also known as a Planarian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond#comments bilateral symmetry Bipalium kewense flatworms freshwater worm freshwater worms immortal under the edge of a knife Kirk Fitzhugh land planarian planaria planarians Platyhelminthes pond worms Richard Hayden Blog Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:26:43 +0000 Lila Higgins 824 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Ladybugs Make Me Smile http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ladybugs-make-me-smile <p>A few weeks ago, I was having a terrible day at work. The next day, my friend and colleague, Kristina Lockaby, &nbsp;brought me a card that said, &quot;Ladybugs make me smile.&quot; This is so true.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ladybugs-make-me-smile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ladybugs-make-me-smile#comments Chilocorus cacti Citizen Science Ladybugs Lost Ladybug Project Richard Hayden twice-stabbed ladybug Blog Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 admin 706 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Weevil is as Weevil Does: Total Agave Meltdown http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/weevil-weevil-does-total-agave-meltdown <p>I don't know about you, but I'm not freaking out about the end of the world on December 21. Though, I can tell you "who" should be <span>– </span>those agave plants, that's who! So much so, that if I was magically turned into an agave plant tomorrow, I'd totally start partying it up in preparation for total meltdown. Seriously though, agave meltdown is no joke. It's a very real disease that is highly lethal to agave plants and we've just discovered it in the Museum's garden!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/weevil-weevil-does-total-agave-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/weevil-weevil-does-total-agave-meltdown#comments agave Agave americana agave meltdown agave snout beetle Daniel Feldman Richard Hayden Scyphophorus acupunctatus Blog Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:51:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 709 at http://www.nhm.org/nature