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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History   Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History EmptySat Jul 14, 2018 6:34 pm

I was in Chicago these last few days and visited the Field Museum of Natural History. They have this amazing exhibit called 'Underground Adventure'. You walk through a couple rooms, reminiscent of something from Dr. Who, what 'shrinks' you down to 1/100th of your normal size. You then walk through an underground tunnel inhabited by subterranean soil organisms. I snapped a few pics. I wish I knew what happened to these displays when finished; I'd love to have some of these replicas in my collection :). The larger ones (centipede, wolf spider, earwig, crayfish) were often animatronic.

Sorry, lighting was not very good (since it was supposed to be underground):

first up, a scarab beetle larva:

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next some cool springtails. sorry about the lack of focus in this image; hadn't realized until I was back home. Would love to get a few of these when the exhibit is over:

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part of an earthworm:

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a centipede (this was was at a tricky angle to photograph):

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a cool earwig, guarding her eggs and young:

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a couple cicada exuviae (I think these were intended for kids to sit on and get their pictures taken on...):

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a huge crayfish:

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a neat oribatoid mite (again, would love to get one of these!):

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a wolf spider munching on a beetle grub:

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PostSubject: Re: Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History   Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History EmptySat Jul 14, 2018 10:45 pm

WOW !!! Good that we aren't 100 times smaller affraid

Imagine if evolution had resulted in this What a Face

Thankyou for a very interesting topic Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History   Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History EmptySat Jul 14, 2018 11:05 pm

As a concept, this exibit is genial! The result we can see from your photos is quite impressive! I am sure the experience locally is priceless and that you enjoyed it a lot. There's no doubts that the small creatures are among the most bizarre and these examples do not show actually the scariest ones. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it and I wished I was there.

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PostSubject: Re: Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History   Underground Adventure - Field Museum of Natural History EmptySun Jul 15, 2018 3:39 pm

Very interesting :)

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