Field work on my insect of choice, grasshoppers, is at a standstill here on the Colorado Front Range. I’m spending my time trolling the Web, building up this blog, writing my honor’s thesis on ant anosmia, and enjoying the beautiful snowfall we have today.
In case you’re curious about what happens with insects during the winter, here’s some general information. Some insects are “freeze-tolerant,” meaning that they have evolved strategies to survive colder temperatures than those that are “freeze-resistant” or those that die from cold. (more…)