In Belgium, today was the last day before the carnival holidays...Traditionaly school children then go to school in a costume; a witch, a gnome, a princess, etc.

We decided to act normal and went on with our business of digitizing ossicles of aspidochirotid type specimens, but today we put on a slightly more joyful outfit that we received from Aurore, a GTI/ABIC student from Ivory Coast.

Oh yes, the little dance performed is on the occasion of our finding of this 'snow-flake' ossicle in the cloaca of Stichopus japonicus var. typicus.