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5 December 2012


Slightly annotated photo of a Permian therapsid skull on display in the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. Another photo of this same skull is here. This reptile needs an orthodontist.


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4 December 2012

Mystery mylonite

I went into work on the weekend recently, and found two lovely new specimens of mylonite in the lab. Not sure whose they are, or where they came from, but I knew I had to photograph them so I could share them here with you:


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3 December 2012

Monday macrobug: Delicate little wasp

We had several of these guys come inside in October, only to find themselves trapped and spend days flying around the window screens, trying to find a way back outside. This one is dead: Look at those stripey antennae! That thread-like waist! That extended stinger(?) or is it an ovipositor?


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