Disarticulation Station

Disarticulation Station

The most recent specimen cleaned in the Terhune lab’s dermestid colony was an adult North American River Otter or Lontra canadensis that was killed by a local dog and donated to the Terhune lab. While the otter’s cranium was broken and stored in formalin...
Veiled Chameleon Dissection and Timelapse

Veiled Chameleon Dissection and Timelapse

For the past couple weeks the Terhune Lab has been cleaning chameleons for the Willson Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences here at UArk. The video below is a timelapse of the beetles cleaning an adult veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) over the course...
Happy Holidays from the Terhune Lab!

Happy Holidays from the Terhune Lab!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Terhune Lab! Unfortunately, one of our local chipmunks will not be singing this year due to a tragic accident involving the neighbor’s dog. However, we at the Terhune lab believe it would have wanted its...
Roadkill Revitalized

Roadkill Revitalized

Our latest specimen receiving a dermestid beetle cleaning is a large male Virginia opossum or Didelphis virginiana. It is commonly known as the North American opossum since it is the only marsupial found in United States! Unfortunately, our male was hit by a car but...