my promotional flyer for the AAS convention

I am super excited to attend (as a guest of Charles Griswold from the from CAS) the American Arachnological Society yearly convention held this summer in Berkeley!  Pretty convenient…I whipped up this collage to throw down on the odds and ends table for researchers to gnaw on.

Fascinating presentation topics coupled with crazy vocabulary, my favorite being footage of the hyper-flamboyant courtship displays of a certain male Salticid- it was somewhere between a bird of paradise, a crack junkie, and an alien vibrating back and forth, flashing all manners of iridescence.  And also super sweet were the slowed-down audio thumps of Lycosids drumming on substrates.