June 2023 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Category Archives: Insect Rearing
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
So let’s talk about another type of GMO for a minute…
We’ve gotten this question, and it’s a really good question, but I didn’t initially understand what the person was asking. I knew what they were getting at-why is Oxitec using a tetracycline dependent system-but I wanted to wait for them … Continue reading
Posted in Chemistry, Education, Evolution, Insect Rearing, Pest Management, Physiology, Research Tagged Biochemistry, genetics, Genomics, GMOs 1 Comment
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
What proportion of insects dying in captivity is considered ‘normal’?
Written by Joe Ballenger Your Name: Caryl Your Bug Question: I raise early season monarchs inside in New Zealand.(I bring the chrysalides inside because of our poor spring weather with heavy rains and gales). Yesterday 12 eclosed but 3 fell … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Insect Rearing Tagged Beneficial Insects, Butterflies and Moths, Butterfly, Physiology Leave a comment
How do I relocate insects and spiders?
This is actually one of the more common questions we get, and it’s a pretty difficult one to answer because every situation is different. Insects can get themselves into a lot of awkward situations, and I can totally relate to … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Education, Insect Rearing, Pest Management Tagged Arthropod Handling, Insects, Relocation, Spiders 6 Comments