About Clint Penick

Clint Penick is a biologist with interests in development and evolution. For his past work he traveled to India to study “How ants got their queen,” and now he’s working in New York City to study what ants eat and how ants respond to changing temperatures.

Updating the Species Scape

This post was written by Clint Penick & Magdalena Sorger As the world’s entomologists gather in Orlando this week for the International Conference of Entomology [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:43+00:00 September 25th, 2016|

Glowing Ants

Just in time for Halloween, MJ Epps and I have created glowing ants. Like mad scientists, we locked ourselves in our office last week with [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:53+00:00 October 31st, 2014|

The Art and Science of Life After Chernobyl

At first glance, the insect paintings by Cornelia Hesse-Honegger look no different than the images in a Peterson field guide. The subjects are set against [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:16+00:00 January 6th, 2014|

The Odor of the Odorous House Ant

A visitor prepares to sniff the odorous house ant. Photo credit: Magdalena Sorger. This past weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Natural [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:19+00:00 September 26th, 2013|

Nature in Your Backyard: Fungus Gardeners

One of my favorite past times is flipping rocks. It sounds boring, I know. Maybe not something to suggest on a first date, but by [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:19+00:00 September 5th, 2013|