Tag Archives: Chemical ecology

Is oxygen the reason insects were so big way back when?

Written by Joe Ballenger I read a few things on the size of insects and the decrease of size from there ancestors to now are related to the oxygen levels from then to now. I was wondering if anyone has … Continue reading

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How do wasps find other bugs to parasitize?

For our final #KidQuestions post, I thought it would be fun to tackle a question submitted to us by Bridget Mendel’s first grade class: How do wasps find their hosts? I got my start in entomology by going through a … Continue reading

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The perfect April Fool’s day post: What’s going on in this video?

In our email on Monday, we received a message from Mike Menefee with a link to this video: I witnessed (and videoed) an interesting interaction today between a wasp and a fly.  They seemed to be working together in some … Continue reading

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What does an osmeterium smell like? Does the smell differ between species?

Written by Joe Ballenger After our initial launch, we had a number of people submit questions. One of the first, from Antnommer on Twitter, I found particularly interesting because it aligns with my interest in biochemistry. @SciBugs @BioInFocus @BugQuestions What … Continue reading

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