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It Was a Scorpion Kind of Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Little Logan Loss of Rocklin is only 6 but already he knows more about scorpions than many, if not most, adults do. Logan, a visitor at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on spiders and other arachnids, wowed the crowd with his...

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpion Scientist Lauren Esposito to Deliver Research Seminar at UC Davis

Scorpions are often difficult to find without the aid of ultraviolet light. (Photo byKathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone knows that scorpions are venomous--some are more venomous than others--and that they fluoresce under ultraviolet light. But did you know that scorpions are the oldest living terrestrial arthropods on the planet--that they're approximately 400...

Scorpions are often difficult to find without the aid of ultraviolet light. (Photo byKathy Keatley Garvey)
Scorpions are often difficult to find without the aid of ultraviolet light. (Photo byKathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpions are often difficult to find without the aid of ultraviolet light. (Photo byKathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpion scientist Lauren Esposito, who holds a doctorate in arachnology from the American Museum of Natural History, has worked at the California Academy of Science since 2015. (California Academy of Science Photo)
Scorpion scientist Lauren Esposito, who holds a doctorate in arachnology from the American Museum of Natural History, has worked at the California Academy of Science since 2015. (California Academy of Science Photo)

Scorpion scientist Lauren Esposito, who holds a doctorate in arachnology from the American Museum of Natural History, has worked at the California Academy of Science since 2015. (California Academy of Science Photo)

Crowd-Pleasing Hamilton Will Be at Dixon May Fair

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed seeing Hamilton, not to worry. Hamilton will be at the 142nd annual Dixon May Fair on Friday, May 12. Not the crowd-pleasing Broadway musical, but a crowd-pleasing scorpion named Hamilton, a resident of the UC Davis Bohart Museum of...

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Celeste, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Celeste and another scorpion named Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Meet Celeste, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Celeste and another scorpion named Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Celeste, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Celeste and another scorpion named Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer holds his two scorpions, Celeste (left) and Hamilton. Fairgoers will be able to see and photograph them on Friday, but not hold them. Scorpions are venomous. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer holds his two scorpions, Celeste (left) and Hamilton. Fairgoers will be able to see and photograph them on Friday, but not hold them. Scorpions are venomous. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer holds his two scorpions, Celeste (left) and Hamilton. Fairgoers will be able to see and photograph them on Friday, but not hold them. Scorpions are venomous. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This scorpion sculpture, made of hex nuts, is the work of Roberto Ortiz of the Dixon FFA and is displayed in the Dixon May Fair's Youth Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This scorpion sculpture, made of hex nuts, is the work of Roberto Ortiz of the Dixon FFA and is displayed in the Dixon May Fair's Youth Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This scorpion sculpture, made of hex nuts, is the work of Roberto Ortiz of the Dixon FFA and is displayed in the Dixon May Fair's Youth Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Hutson, superintendent of the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building, stands in front of a bee-decorated exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dave Hutson, superintendent of the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building, stands in front of a bee-decorated exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Hutson, superintendent of the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building, stands in front of a bee-decorated exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Buggy, a 275-pound Berkshire hog raised by Sophia DeTomasi (shown), 10, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club. Trying to photobomb this image is her sister Toni's hog named Bea. They share a pen in the Dixon May Fair Livestock Barn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Meet Buggy, a 275-pound Berkshire hog raised by Sophia DeTomasi (shown), 10, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club. Trying to photobomb this image is her sister Toni's hog named Bea. They share a pen in the Dixon May Fair Livestock Barn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Buggy, a 275-pound Berkshire hog raised by Sophia DeTomasi (shown), 10, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club. Trying to photobomb this image is her sister Toni's hog named Bea. They share a pen in the Dixon May Fair Livestock Barn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM

From Venomous Scorpions to Neuropathic Pain Research

Holding a copy of Discover magazine's edition of

Fascinating stories in the scientific world... Have you heard about the entomologist who went from researching venomous scorpions to alleviating human neuropathic pain? That would be Bora Inceoglu, who holds a doctorate in entomology from the...

Holding a copy of Discover magazine's edition of
Holding a copy of Discover magazine's edition of "The Top 100 Science Stories of 2015," are (from left) UC Davis researchers Bora Inceoglu, Fawaz Haj and Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Holding a copy of Discover magazine's edition of "The Top 100 Science Stories of 2015," are (from left) UC Davis researchers Bora Inceoglu, Fawaz Haj and Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Scorpions!

Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpions--to fear or to revere? The Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house last Sunday drew visitors of all ages who marveled at the scorpions glowing under ultraviolet light. UC Davis entomology major Alexander Nguyen flashed a UV light on the...

Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Alexander Nguyen flashes a UV light on a scorpion, as Professor Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D., of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, watches.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Alexander Nguyen flashes a UV light on a scorpion, as Professor Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D., of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, watches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Alexander Nguyen flashes a UV light on a scorpion, as Professor Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D., of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, watches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:43 PM
 
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