Unbeknownst to most landlubbers, polychaetes rule the seas. There are at least 10, species of these swimming bristly worms, some of which pop with brilliant colors or light up with a bioluminescent glow. It takes a unique mind to appreciate the diversity and strangeness of polychaete lifestyles, and one of the greatest belonged to Kristian Fauchald. He studied polychaetes at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History from until he passed away this past April. In his career, Fauchald named three families, 34 genera and nearly species of polychaetes, and he mentored and befriended far more human students and colleagues. He was so esteemed that at least 36 species have been named after him, according to the World Register of Marine Species.
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Mealworms are the larval form of the mealworm beetle , Tenebrio molitor , a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolic insects , they go through four life stages: Larvae typically measure about 2. The mealworm beetle breeds prolifically.
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