Ronald Clouse

I won’t soon forget a collecting excursion nearly seven years ago on Guam with Prashant Sharma. He and I had been crisscrossing Micronesia and the Philippines looking for various daddy-long-legs and ants, and although there were some species of these animals collected only from Guam and the nearby Mariana Islands, it had been several decades...

What’s cuter than a basket of puppies, you ask? Easy: a dish full of cyphos! Collected by us last July, specimens of these strange relatives of ticks and daddy longlegs have found their way from Bukidnon Province on the Philippine island of Mindanao to North Carolina via the National Museum of the Philippines and Harvard...

On his recent expedition, Ronald Clouse ventured into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.  I left Mindanao and the Philippines in mid-July feeling relieved we...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.  At the end of the last report, we were deciding how...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.  Ever since Dr. Arvin Diesmos picked up two juveniles under a...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.  After leaving Mt. Bulusan behind and reconvening in Manila, my colleague,...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. After returning to Manila from Panay Island, I was there for...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. Our decision to leave Panay Island early in the hopes of...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. We took the short cut up to Sibaliw (“si-BAL-yu”) Research Station,...

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. Tuesday night, May 14th, I arrived in Manila via Hawaii and Guam....