Meet the Experts
Entomology curator Derek Sikes explores the fascinating habits and habitats of arthropods and explains the importance of the museum's collections. Graduate student and spider specialist Brandi Fleshman uncovers the incredible talents of web spinners.
Leggy! Spiders in Alaska
UUAF graduate student Brandi Fleshman says spiders stand out from the leggy class with their silk spinning skills and venomous fangs.
Leggy! Small as a Strategy
Entomology curator Derek Sikes says these animals may be small, but that's to their advantage.
Leggy! Entomology Careers
Entomology curator Derek Sikes says people enter the field for a variety of reasons, but the study of arthropods can lead to a bevy of career opportunities.