The IMR will be at the Alberta Craft Council’s Discovery Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta! If you’re in the area, go take a look! No Morphoids have been discovered this far north, and this is the farthest these particular Morphoids have traveled, making them a rarity in that part of the world.
Sepal, Pteropod and Scarabaeidae are the three Morphoids in the exhibit. The display will be up and open to the public from May 28th – July 9th, 2011. The Discovery Gallery is located at 10186 – 106 Street, Edmonton Alberta.
We, at the IMR have decided that is important for our relationships with the Morphoids to give them proper names. So, we’re going to hold a series of contests!
So what’s this contest, you say?
Name our only specimen of this species of Morphoid, Gynoecium. The name should be easy to pronounce, and just for this particular Morphoid.
How to Play:
Post the name you are suggesting for this Morphoid in the comments below. We will choose a name from the suggestions you come up with!
What’s the prize?
The winner gets an official mention on the IMR website as the name-giver of this particular Morphoid, as well as a signed photograph!
Contest ends Friday, May 27, at midnight.
Honestly, we have no idea. We haven’t seen a Morphoid die yet. The first Morphoid (Sepal) was discovered in 2010, so it’s average life span is assumed to be longer than a year.
Meet Scarabaeidae, who we don’t know too much about. This Morphoid is really not a very social creature. He likes to keep to himself, and his main defense mechanism is to stand perfectly still when he feels something is looking at him.
- The Institute of Morphoid Research currently has a display up in the main mall of the Alberta College of Art + Design. The exhibit will be on display until May 28th.
The display is a diorama of the nymph form of Nephropoleon, one of the most newly discovered Morphoids. A Meet the Morphoids Profile will be online sometime after the exhibit at ACAD is removed. Please go see the display if you can, to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
The Alberta College of Art + Design is located at 1407 – 14th Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
When Foraminifera gets anxious, he likes to climb. Here he is in his natural environment.