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Kelly Weinersmith @FuSchmu Charlottesville, VA

Aspiring bug nerd & space nerd. Adjunct at Rice University, parasitologist, & co-author of NYTimes Bestseller Soonish. Married to @ZachWeiner. She/her

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@jdwasmuth I have plenty of privilege here as well. And I somehow always forget that I'm usually twice as productiv… https://t.co/a7FrKaIdDb @jdwasmuth You've inspired me! I can't wrangle a whole day off today, but I'm taking a half day. Thanks for sharing… https://t.co/GUqdRPqA0v @jdwasmuth I like this answer. It's been 3 days in a row now, and my to-do list keeps telling me I have to keep goi… https://t.co/tI8ubUmZk9 @space_stations Drat. 2 days left to go @Serafincito @Djshaw62 My kids typically do not sit still through movies. And certainly not a whole day of them! @Djshaw62 It’s a trick question! The kids would never allow a parent to stay in bed watching movies all day! https://t.co/CNmy1uDrTRHow many days in a row of your kiddo keeping you up since 3am before you get to ditch your responsibilities and spe… https://t.co/iEOlZi3sBNThis week's #WeirdBirdOfTheWeek is Bulwer's Pheasant, a Bornean species that's classed as Vulnerable because of for… https://t.co/lWDvfKDjQb
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @americanbeetles I love our chicken with feather pants!Enjoying the farm life this morning https://t.co/rgej8AaCbhAnchorwood species of the day: Seek IDs this as a Dingy cutworm moth (Feltia jaculifera). Native to VA. Been seeing… https://t.co/DndNLwlz7uEnjoy zombie movies, and parasites that manipulate host behavior? Then this Halloween-themed talk is for you. :) https://t.co/CX4iKuBvw4
10/28
2020
@DrRossPiper Thanks! @DrRossPiper Oh cool! Thanks! I don't now what species that is either. But by "what state", I was unclear. I'm wond… https://t.co/mbMl5uY7xH @DrRossPiper Awesome!! In what state did you see this?This 7-spot ladybird has probably had better days. Protecting the cocoon of the parasitoid wasp (Dinocampus coccine… https://t.co/mUKMurSXVw
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @chenhua_li My pleasure! I'm thrilled you shared the story with us. :)Applications for our full-tuition scholarship close in a month and a half! Have you submitted your video yet!? If n… https://t.co/z0Z9Tx9mRZ
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @callanbentley Thanks! @americanbeetles What a deal!Anchorwood sotd: Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). Native. This one appears to be sunning itself on our gazebo to wa… https://t.co/b743tP07J5 @CinTyLee1 Thanks, Cin-Ty! @RosemaryMosco Thank you!Oops. forgot the @. @RosemaryMosco :)I think this is a turkey vulture, since I don’t see white feathers at the end of the wing. But I can’t see head col… https://t.co/OmQsd8pzcBI love this story about Chenhua and her mom. https://t.co/VYeSKANoTx
10/27
2020
New paper alert! In CA killifish & its brain #parasite, we show that energetic impacts of parasites may arise BEFOR… https://t.co/gfDhk4E1bd
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithAnchorwood sotd: faint-spotted palthis moth (Palthis asopialis). Native to VA. Host plants include Bidens, & leaves… https://t.co/PcfF4ThP4JJust in time of #Halloween2020, @RiceUNews story on my collaboration with @UNAM_MX scientists Ernesto Samacá & Alej… https://t.co/DsJ656C6SJ
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10/26
2020
Anchorwood species of the day: A praying mantis in the Tenodora genus. There are 2 introduced Tenodora species in… https://t.co/BQ4tecE4fv @stressiptera Excellent! Thanks again for ID help, Steven! @EricOlsonTMF Oh yikes! I am so not mentally prepared for snow yet. @StrepsipZerg @jpmartinsci Thanks for the help! @pasi_pasi Thanks, Pasi! I installed it on my Mac OS X, but the package isn't running the way it's supposed to afte… https://t.co/Xc5gNZwGrI @harora6 I did. Thanks for the suggestion!Anyone know what kind of mantid this is? Central Virginia. Maybe a Carolina mantis? We know there are some nonnativ… https://t.co/Jwb5MAnFiS @Artifex_Prime Just living on the farm :) @FuSchmu do you know if that is an assassin bug? https://t.co/uIjQbwW7rY
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @lejatorn I don't know for sure, but it does look assassin bug-like to me!
10/25
2020
Fall on the farm https://t.co/412x5J3J6jImportant note! If you haven’t had your MMR vaccine since you were a kid and you are middle aged, get your antibody… https://t.co/amSxeeYquA
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithI'm trying to run RFishBC on my Mac, which requires X11.R buddies - I downloaded XQuartz and am trying to install the XQuartz message in R 4.0.2, but get this warning: "Wa… https://t.co/DZuxY8X9Y1 @NYCuratrix Thanks! :) @dcorsetto Thanks, fellow bug girl! :) @Lin_YiZhang Thanks!
10/24
2020
@oscar6ojeda Thanks!My in-laws bought me Virginia specific field guides for my birthday, and my niece baked me a cake with gummy worms… https://t.co/l7KGW4kgviPharyngeal jaws are a 2nd set of jaws hidden deep in a #fish's throat that are distinct from the primary oral jaws.… https://t.co/QuHGs56TMu
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithFive reasons you should absolutely NOT read Future Rising ;) (with apologies to @harari_yuval and @BillGates )… https://t.co/2wxKuHjisD
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmithcome for a night of science, learning, & awful puns!! there will also be two other incredible speakers who will be… https://t.co/TjOYo73HS0
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10/23
2020
Love the embossed cover art on this 1885 nature journal cc @FuSchmu https://t.co/Y9yzv5BdKL
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @the_funhilde @FuSchmu Right? I just want to live on an old farm and draw li’l cartoons of all the bugs I find. Bet… https://t.co/eRbnPzMTSP
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @americanbeetles Wow! That's gorgeous!! I love it @specialagentCK Yikes indeed. You don't realize how many of them are out there until they all congregate!Hey friends - if you're enjoying the Anchorwood species of the day posts, please consider donating to Cal Academy f… https://t.co/2cdKhqPTLt @thefunrevucc Interesting! The article I linked to talks a bit about how house coloration may impact swarming, but… https://t.co/EzHwvSbarsAnchorwood sotd: It's Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) infestation season. non-native. When it starts to get c… https://t.co/kS4Qx43TLx
10/22
2020
@oscar6ojeda @XEBernal @PurdueEEB @PurdueBiolSci Ha! Yes, it is both wonderful and small! We have been chatting ove… https://t.co/aHENoBIk0p @XEBernal @PurdueEEB @PurdueBiolSci Thank you for the invitation! :-) @FuSchmu What a fantastic talk! Parasites manipulating their host, a cool topic that is perfect for this Halloween… https://t.co/q4GJmYrOqo
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithAAAAH. For reasons we can't figure out the audio is running 30 seconds ahead of the video, and we can't figure out… https://t.co/txPb8p6u9w @Jimi_Smash Ha! Thanks.......? @hiddendraggin We are definitely keeping our eyes open for a date when it will be available in our area.I pre-recorded my department seminar because I have crumby rural internet - and now the video is being played while… https://t.co/nJ32EFdvH4Wanna hear about my recent research on parasite manipulation of host behavior? Tune in! I'll talk about the crypt k… https://t.co/YNHjNqp6MPTAG Bennu! You're it! https://t.co/PNhLNO1mCv
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithHonest question: are there any universities in the U.S. that grant paternity leave? LSU's policy is zero days, but… https://t.co/0XgaMYFUwv
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmithwhen it’s aloft, helping it float in the breezes and disguising it as an airborne plant seed. Some, but not all adu… https://t.co/o2ulaH6kXDThe wax streamers shed water, make the aphid look like mold, and are distasteful and distracting (the Harvester cat… https://t.co/4obZaPGQH9Anchorwood species of the day: Seek IDs this as woolly alder aphids (Prociphilus tesellatus). Pointed out to me by… https://t.co/7tFq5SlwUD
10/21
2020
I visited with Ms. Schranz's 2nd grade class @PemHillSchool in #KansasCity, #Missouri, via @zoom_us. We talked abou… https://t.co/kPSPzLEo49
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithJoin us this Wednesday for EcoLunch. Kelly Weinersmith @FuSchmu will give a talk on parasite manipulation of host p… https://t.co/8suBPx0YEb
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @oscar6ojeda Happy Birthday! @Oblivion Anchorwood is the name of the lab/field site where I work :) glad you enjoy the posts!You know those medieval paintings where the artist has never seen an elephant, but they DID read a description of t… https://t.co/O3Bhm1n4v0
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithAnchorwood species of the day: Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus). Native. This is a non-venomous snake, which is d… https://t.co/lbABabePkz
10/19
2020
One of the relatively few economically important #galls. #pteromalidae https://t.co/ZWQagsT1Tq
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10/18
2020
Powassan virus: How it started VS How it's going! https://t.co/ihBw1mGdXT
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @neville_park @CrawliesWithCri I'd definitely love to know if I got the ID wrong... @axelsimon Amen
10/17
2020
Anchorwood species of the day: Seek IDs this as a peppered jumping spider (Pelegrina galathea). Native to VA, and a… https://t.co/tGSdaavLyg
10/16
2020
Today the Parasitology students did skin scrapes to see if they could find Demodex! This is a mite that is thought… https://t.co/9uXBTTbbpK
Retweeted by Kelly WeinersmithOne thing covid has taught me, beyond doubt, is that I am not in any way competent to teach small children anything… https://t.co/XEFUCVjf71
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmithand the bushes really stick out. We have loads of them, which may explain why we had loads of spicebush swallowtail… https://t.co/SqbTK0dRPtAnchorwood sotd: Spicebush (Lindera genus). Native to VA. The leaves smell spicy. @ZachWeiner has been telling me t… https://t.co/FsOkKiUMsn
10/15
2020
@Edwards_evoeco @markowenmartin @ZachWeiner Thanks for suggesting Soonish, Collin! And I LOVED talking to your clas… https://t.co/SsVWbNxYrt @jackcschultz So cool!Two #galls remaining green after their leaf has died and fallen. This is akin to the "green island" effect caused b… https://t.co/x3ygPwCUa4
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @markowenmartin @Symbionticism AWESOME!!! This is new to me. Thanks for sharing. Hey @scottegan - had you heard tha… https://t.co/xNn67vA6yY @FuSchmu And then there is this! Wolbachia has many faces. @Symbionticism https://t.co/mtWPPgL33A
Retweeted by Kelly Weinersmith @Blackmudpuppy Agreed! Try to escape the parasitoids, bacteria, fungi, etc. :) @BEBischof I believe they are moving around inside the leaf. I just learned about this recently, so hopefully an en… https://t.co/vBtHcvajoCIt then emerges and completes its development. I believe that the thickness of the line can tell you about the path… https://t.co/3WclqDPeBsAnchorwood species of the day: leaf miners! Various insects (like moths and flies) can be leaf miners, and I don't… https://t.co/69r4RhQym2
10/14
2020
@Entemnein Agreed! I hope to spend more time in the creek next yearSome people “farm” caddisfly larvae, giving them bits of semiprecious stones and metals to build with and then maki… https://t.co/VAIwEeRSNQuse plant materials or teeny stones to construct portable cases that may be “log-cabin,” tube, or snail shell-shape… https://t.co/vyYjvFh1yfAnchorwood species of the day: Seek thinks this is a Giant Casemaker Caddisfly, but doesn't know the species. This… https://t.co/MsXaQmwbXvThird and last advertised talk from the #CyberSpaceIAC2020 is a concept study of a novel thruster that uses ferrofl… https://t.co/DG5Mz7qRxw
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10/13
2020

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