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Category Archives: Culture
What is it like to be a scientist?
Written by Joe Ballenger Your Name: Chelsea Your Bug Question: Hi, I’m a middle school student and I was hoping you could answer a few of my questions about being an entomologist for a research paper I’m writing. Your Name: … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Education Tagged Doing Science, Science Communicaiton 2 Comments
Cockroach milk is not the next superfood. It could be a lot more important than that.
Written by Joe Ballenger A number of articles circulating everywhere online are claiming that a new ‘superfood’ has been found in cockroaches, and although I’m happy popular culture is focusing on the fact cockroaches are good moms…they’re missing a far … Continue reading
Posted in Chemistry, Culture, Developmental Biology, News, Physiology Tagged Biochemistry, Cockroach, Cockroach milk, Cockroaches, X-ray crystallography 6 Comments
How similar is Entomology to Pokemon? Do scientists ever make bugs fight?
Written by Joe Ballenger The release of Pokemon Go has been great for us entomologists, because we have been able to get people to realize why we love our jobs so much. The creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri, actually got … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Culture, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Insect Rearing, Physiology Tagged Agriculture, Beneficial Insects, Bug Fights, Butterflies and Moths, Culture, Parasites, Physiology, Wasps 1 Comment
Ecuador Update #3 – From FaceBug to Housing
Hello again! Just bringing you some more news. We’ve so far raised $2,227!! That leaves us with just $300 to go to reach our goal and build six houses in Carlos’s community. We’ve been planning with Manuel and Cristina and the … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, News Tagged activism, challenge, earthquake, facebug, facebugoff, philanthropy Leave a comment
Facebug Challenge, Chibis, and New Houses – Ecuador Earthquake Relief Update
When I put out our plea for help a few days ago asking for aid after the recent earthquakes in Ecuador. I had no idea what was going to become of it. It’s always a little terrifying when you throw a … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, News Tagged ContigoEcuador, Ecuador, EcuadorStrong, Face bug, Face bug off, pledge, support 3 Comments
Shake It Off – Earthquake Relief in Ecuador
Hai! You might remember me as one of the authors on this site, although in all honesty, internet-less jungle life has hampered my abilities to research and write articles. But I do surface from time to time to talk about … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, News Tagged Disaster, Disaster Relief, earthquake, Ecuador, Esmeraldas, Manabi, Manta, Muisne, terremoto 1 Comment
The Entomologist Hobbyist
Let’s jump right on in there. First of all, it seems to me that you’re really interested in Entomology! You’ve told me twice in this short email how you’re excited to get started, so jump on in there!! As long … Continue reading
Posted in Culture Tagged beginner, bug collection, collection, Entomologist, Entomology, friends, hobby, SciComm Leave a comment
So what’s the deal with Zika virus? What’s going on in Brazil?
In the recent few weeks, the news has been filling up with stories about a new epidemic called Zika virus. Since it’s a hot topic, and potentially very important, I wanted to write something explaining what this virus is from … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Education, News, Pest Management, Physiology Tagged Education, Insects, Mosquitoes, Parasites, Physiology, Viruses, Zika 10 Comments
Which arthropod pets are good for beginners?
Your Name: Alex Your Bug Question: Hello. I love my pets very dearly. Sadly I am going to college and cannot take them with me. I believe a tarantula would be the best option because I plan to bring it … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Insect Rearing Tagged arthropod, Insect, Pet, tarantula 3 Comments
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