Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Orthopterans, and More Orthopterans

This past week in the Insect World found us dissecting grasshoppers (sometimes known as "Louisiana Lubbers" of the genus Romalea). Here we have them rinsing pre-event...

 And once you carefully pull the one apart, you can see details like tracheal tubes that let the insect
breathe ( alas, no need for lungs! )

 This configuration, post dissection, made me think of the National Geographic image from their 

OK, enough about hoppers, time I better hop along myself...


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