Skeletons in the Closet: Flesh Eating Beetles Pick the Bones Clean

Skeletons in the Closet: Flesh Eating Beetles Pick the Bones Clean

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You may see a few skeletons walking about once a year on Halloween night, but a colony of voracious flesh eating beetles at the University of Texas at Austin are busy every night turning roadkill into one of the spookiest collections on campus. Tour the Skeletal Preparation Laboratory and learn how this centuries old technique continues to yield new information for paleontologists and biologists.