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Visit Dr. Entomo's Amazing Arthropods
Tarantulas, scorpions, and black widow spiders have deadly reputations, but are they deserved?

Come one, come all to the most amazing show on Earth, right here in Syracuse! The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is hosting Dr. Entomo's Amazing Arthropods exhibit beginning March 22! Come face-to-face with a black widow spider, a bird-eating tarantula and glow-in-the-dark scorpions!

Freakish wonders of the insect world will be on display - many of them alive - in an exhibit that resembles an old-fashioned circus sideshow. Those daring enough to enter will be captivated by the deceptive and treacherous techniques these insects use on unsuspecting predators.

In the Rogue's Gallery of Criminals, meet six arthropods that are among the most dangerous in the world - or are they? You can decide if the goliath bird-eating tarantula, wolf spider, and desert hairy scorpions are guilty. Meet the Devil with Two Heads, a giant Vietnamese centipede that confounds predators with a tail that looks just like its head. In Nature's Chemical Plants, learn about the giant African millipede, which looks harmless but can unleash a deadly cyanide secretion.

To capture the essence of the traveling circus, large, colorful hand-painted banners introduce the visitor to the inhabitants they are about to meet. Each section presents a new concept based on the natural history of the animals on display. In some instances, the visitor is challenged to question their own beliefs about the true value of our fellow bugs.

The exhibit ends with a trip to the kitchen. That's right, a display of edible insects. The United Nations encouraged people last year to eat more bugs, calling them an excellent source of protein. So gather up your ants, earthworms, and beetles; cook up a little stir-fry; and chow down.

The exhibit in included in regular admission to the MOST, and will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 17.


 

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