The Layman with Jon Gabrus: The World of Bugs with Michael Wall, Curator of Entomology At SDNHM

Earwolf Presents #73 May 24, 2017

To hear more episodes from the series The Layman with Jon Gabrus go to http://www.stitcherpremium.com/layman and use promo code LAYMAN at checkout to receive 1-month of our premium service for free!  Michael Wall isn’t just Vice President of Research and Public Programs for the San Diego Natural History Museum, he’s also the Curator of Entomology. That means when someone in Southern California has a bug question, he’s probably getting called. Dr. Wall gave us a behind the scenes tour of his research facilities and showed off an incredibly preserved menagerie of insects and reptiles. We were simultaneously thrilled and creeped out while walking through the world’s largest preserved rattlesnake collection. Dr. Wall also showed us a spectrum of insects arranged by how much it hurts when they sting, called the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. Join us backstage at the San Diego Natural History Museum, where they keep the stuff that’s too good to show the public!

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