Saturday, May 26, 2007

Pining insects

This morning I woke up with 30 insect bites of unknown origin... First I get one bite, then the next day there are 3, then 30 - how does this work? I can't see anything crawling around biting me. Maybe they are chigger bites, because no mosquitos are around yet.

In Leiden, The Netherlands, they have this sculpture in the middle of their town square - it is a pinned beetle on a pin that is about 10 meters (30 feet tall). Pretty cool! Art that mimic science is great, and this reminds me of course of Dad's insect collecting. I haven't been able to figure out who made it, but it is really unique.


O.K. said...

Chiggers, är det nån slags kvalster?

LS said...

Yes, I think chiggers are little mites. But now I think my 'bites' are poison ivy... sigh!