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How This Tiny Warrior Crashed the Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle

Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He wasn't invited, but he crashed the party anyway. A few minutes before the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle began on the Briggs Hall lawn at the  University of California, Davis, water warrior Jasmine Morriseau, 10, noticed...

Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Filling water balloons for the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle are (from left) Yuan Ding, visiting graduate student; Dongyang Li, assistant project scientist; and Deguang Liu, visiting scholar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Filling water balloons for the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle are (from left) Yuan Ding, visiting graduate student; Dongyang Li, assistant project scientist; and Deguang Liu, visiting scholar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Filling water balloons for the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle are (from left) Yuan Ding, visiting graduate student; Dongyang Li, assistant project scientist; and Deguang Liu, visiting scholar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 2000 colorful water balloons are ready to be tossed. In the background is water warrior Lea Barnych, 4, whose mother Natalia Vasylieva is a researcher in the Bruce Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some 2000 colorful water balloons are ready to be tossed. In the background is water warrior Lea Barnych, 4, whose mother Natalia Vasylieva is a researcher in the Bruce Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 2000 colorful water balloons are ready to be tossed. In the background is water warrior Lea Barnych, 4, whose mother Natalia Vasylieva is a researcher in the Bruce Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock catches a water balloon tossed at him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock catches a water balloon tossed at him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock catches a water balloon tossed at him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Splash! It was an international soakfest at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, with eight  countries represented. That's Hammock in the center getting sprayed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Splash! It was an international soakfest at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, with eight countries represented. That's Hammock in the center getting sprayed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Splash! It was an international soakfest at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, with eight countries represented. That's Hammock in the center getting sprayed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christophe Morisseau, a researcher in the Hammock lab and coordinator of the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Christophe Morisseau, a researcher in the Hammock lab and coordinator of the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christophe Morisseau, a researcher in the Hammock lab and coordinator of the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gregory Zebouni, account manager for the Hammock lab, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gregory Zebouni, account manager for the Hammock lab, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gregory Zebouni, account manager for the Hammock lab, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The water warriors pose for a group portrait following the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The water warriors pose for a group portrait following the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The water warriors pose for a group portrait following the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear That Buzz? Beginning Beekeeping Courses at UC Davis!

A honey bee frame. Find the queen bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear that buzz? If you're thinking about becoming a beekeeper but don't know how and where to begin, the University of California, Davis, is offering beginning beekeeping classes in early August. The California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP), directed...

A honey bee frame. Find the queen bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee frame. Find the queen bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee frame. Find the queen bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Congrats to UC Davis Doctoral Students Who Study Spiders: AAS Awards

Rebecca Godwin with a statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the American Museum of Natural History, where she did some of her research. She won first place in the student poster research competiion at the recent meeting of the American Arachnological Society.

Chances are you're not thinking about spiders right now, but arachnid experts at the University of California, Davis, are. Two doctoral students from the Jason Bond laboratory, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, won first- and...

Here's Why Your Workplace Needs a Water Balloon Battle

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The posters displayed at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion last August in the UC Davis Conference Center epitomized state-of-the-art scientific research.   Typical of the posters, all by Hammock lab affiliates: "Insect Gut--Pathogen...

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab,  and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab, and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab, and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water Warriors Bracing for Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle

Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're baking in France. The village of Villevieille recorded an historical high temperature of 113.2 degrees Fahrenheit on June 28. The villagers probably wish they were at the University of California, Davis, where plans are underway for the 16th...

Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lol, who served as his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, formerly of the Hammock lab, is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology. She serves as an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lol, who served as his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, formerly of the Hammock lab, is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology. She serves as an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lol, who served as his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, formerly of the Hammock lab, is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology. She serves as an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2018 photo,
In this 2018 photo, "splash brothers" Bruce Hammock (left) and Christophe Morisseau go at it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2018 photo, "splash brothers" Bruce Hammock (left) and Christophe Morisseau go at it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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