Did your mum ever tell you to eat lots of carrots because they would help you to see better in the dark? Whilst carrots and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables will help to prevent certain eye ailments, to see really well at night you actually need special eyes. Like other nocturnal animals, Quentin the Quoll was able to find food and evade prey even … Continue reading But I eat lots of carrots!
Federica Turco is a post-doctoral research fellow working at Queensland Museum. She and research associate, Geoff Monteith, are investigating some amazing beetles living in dark caves near Rockhampton. These beetles have been around since the Pleistocene epoch (approx 2.6 million – 12,000 years before the present) and possibly even the Late Pliocene (3.6 million years ago). They belong to the genus Mystropomus (Order: Coleoptera; Family: … Continue reading Prehistoric Beasties!