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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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