Dung Beetle Diaries

 

Dung Beetle Diaries will feature videos related to research in the Sheldon Lab. You can also go to our YouTube channel to watch videos. Enjoy!
 
 
 
Sheldon Lab graduate student Maggie Mamantov spoke about the natural history and ecology of dung beetles in the Smokies for the Science @ Sugarlands hosted by Discover Life in America. You can listen to her talk here:
 

 
 
 
Sheldon Lab graduate student Claire Winfrey gave a public talk on “How the humble dung beetle can help save the world” for the UT Science Forum. You can listen to her talk here:
 

 
 
 
Listen to Sheldon Lab graduate student Maggie Mamantov talk about natural history and ecology of dung beetles!
 

 
 
 

This Canthon imitator discovered some canine dung. The ‘rolling’ is a little clunky given the surrounding vegetation and the fact that the dung ball isn’t well formed.
 

 
 
 

This Canthon imitator had to compete with several other beetles that had arrived at a dung source. Once it secured a piece of the dung, the beetle scurried off with its (rather small) prize!

 

 
 
 

A Canthon imitator taking flight.

 

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