The Biology of the Collembola (Springtails)

By Steve Hopkin

The Collembola, or springtails, are amongst the smallest but most successful animals. These tiny creatures are the most abundant insects in the world, found in vast numbers in almost all habitats from the seashore to the tops of mountains. 

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Cartoon image of a hatchet fish on a museum pass

In World War II the Museum was used as a secret base to develop new gadgets for allied spies, including an exploding rat!