Insect patronym auction (>$10,000)

Doug Yanega dyanega at UCR.EDU
Fri Jul 15 09:19:42 CDT 2005

It was inevitable. It's legitimate, and for charity, but what do we
do when people start doing this fraudulently, and for profit? The
slippery slope has begun, and I once again urge the ICZN to think
hard and fast about setting the limits *before* things get out of


Pay 10k for a charity OQO, get an ant species named after you
Posted Jul 14, 2005, 1:05 PM ET by Ryan Block
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It's for a good cause, everyone: our man Jory Bell over at OQO is
auctioning off a one-of-a-kind polished magnesium finish OQO model 01
to benefit the California Academy of Science's Madagascar
Biodiversity Center. Not only is it tax-deductible, but it includes
pre-production OQO VGA video and battery adapters, as well as a spare
battery for those long weekends in the jungle. Oh, and if the bidding
exceeds US $10,000, Jory's friend Dr. Brian Fisher promises
cross-his-heart hope-to-die that he'll name a species of ant after
you. Sounds like a deal, sign us up!

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0314
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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