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Dreams of nationhood uncovered

The past is not gone, it merely lies buried.

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  • A maggot’s tale

    June 2017

    We found these strange-looking worms in a bucket of water where we were soaking palm fruits at our plant nursery. What are they and how did they get there?

    Rat-tailed maggot of the Green Hoverfly (Austalis copiosa) seeking place to pupate.
    Video courtesy of Colleen Foelz.

  • Why the long face?

    May 2017

    This unusual weevil was sent to the museum for identification. There are tens of thousands of different kinds, but fortunately this is one of the more distinctive species.

  • Sickly Green

    April 2017

    This green paper was lining an antique cupboard I purchased. I was told it could be toxic. Is this paper dangerous?

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