No, but my friend Dr. David Berman has found 4 - in Pittsburgh and in Germany. All of them were curled up in theri burrows, nose to tail, every bone in place.
From Kaitlin N.: Does it take a college degree to be a paleontologist?
Usually, yes. But many of the people who clean fossils and help with exhibits don't have advanced degrees.
From Clarence F.: Is paleontology fun and easy?
Yes, because you get bitten by ants and chased by millipedes, bitten by chiggers and poked by 3 kinds of cactus. Yes, because you get to look back through time, millions and millions of years to see all kinds of weird and wonderful and wonderful.
Is it easy? No. It's hard. But it's fun hard.
From Aaron B., Kyle H. and Callie P.: What feeling do you get when you discover a new species? What do you use to dig in the soil? How many fossils, on average, do you find per dig?
For digging, the most important tools are your eyes, your fingertips and your feet. For non body-parts, the most important is good glue - you need to stabilize the fossil before you can dig. You also need scrapers and brushes. And Ziploc bags.
Here, we find lots of fossils on every dig. Up to hundreds of individual bones.
From Brandon T.: What do bugs taste like?
From Carrie H.: What does it take to make chocolate covered crickets and grasshoppers, and how long?
From Sklar O.: Can you give me some tips on cooking bugs?
A great way to try bug eating is to google “Hotlix."They sell commercially prepared bug snacks. At the Museum we have a vending machine stocked with them, no soda machine, no candy, cookies or chips just crickets, mealworms, and scorpions. One of my favorites is the Larvettes Mexican Spice flavor, these are roasted and seasoned mealworms. I have prepared my own roasted mealworms and I can never get the to turn out quite as well.
From Lance B.: Why does Mr. Temple eat bugs?