Insect Fear Film Festival- this Saturday

Speaking of bug horror movies:

If you can make it to Champaign-Urbana this weekend, the 2010 Insect Fear Film Festival will feature The Black Scorpion (1957) and Ice Crawlers (2003). The grad students are assembling art displays, face painting, and an impressively large arthropod petting zoo. The've even shipped in live horseshoe crabs, as well as bess beetles, tarantulas, ginormous grasshoppers & cockroaches, and others. It's tremendous fun.

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There will be a few ants- I'm donating a colony of Camponotus pennsylvanicus for display, and there should be some trap-jaw ants too.

No ant mites? I'm describing a species of Myrmozercon from Camponotus planatus from the West Indies at the moment. If you have any circular mites riding around on workers or alates, well, you could take pity on me as one who can't attend the Insect Fear Film Festival and send a few.