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Tag Archives: Education
Fair Use: Can I Use That (Bug) Picture in My Art?
Written by Nancy Miorelli With help from Stephane De Greef I’m an admin for the Entomology FaceBook Group and copyright comes up a lot. In fact, the admins had a long discussion about this particular picture. We discovered that it closely … Continue reading
Posted in Law Tagged Art, copyright, creative commons, Education, fair use, flickr, photos, pictures, public domain, transformative, wikimedia commons 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
Why can’t you buy a jar of fireflies? Or: What factors decide which insects are sold online?
One of the neat things about this project is that we get some questions that are asking about things in a very narrow sense, but hit on some really important and interesting topics which are very relevant in a broader … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Economics, Education Tagged Beneficial Insects, Education 9 Comments
Adventure Time! In The Rain Forest!
Written by Nancy Miorelli Posting for the next week or so may be more sporadic than usual. We try very hard to post twice a week usually around Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. We totally appreciate you and your patience as Joe … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology, Education, News Tagged Education, Entomology, Rain forest, SciComm, Volunteer 1 Comment
When a Spider Loses a Leg, Does Its Whole Hydraulic System Lose Pressure?
Written by Joe Ballenger @BugQuestions whenever a spider loses a leg, does its whole hydraulic system loses pressure as well? My ghost spider lost a leg and froze. — Katzider (@katzider) April 10, 2015 This question came to us from … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Physiology Tagged Beneficial Insects, Education, Insect Killing, Pets, Physiology, Predator, Science, Science Communicaiton, Spiders, Veterinary Care 7 Comments
The truth about GMO mosquitoes.
Written by Joe Ballenger People have asked Nancy and me a lot of questions about the sterile GMO mosquitoes the British company Oxitec is planning to release in Florida. We get these questions on a Facebook page we administrate as … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology, Education, Research Tagged Agriculture, Aquatic, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Death, Education, GMOs, Insect Killing, Medical Entomology, Mosquitoes, Physiology, Science Communicaiton 5 Comments
Why do entomologists kill insects? A non-taxonomist’s perspective.
Co-Written by Joe Ballenger and Nancy Miorelli Admittedly, this isn’t really a direct user submission per se, but it’s a question which comes up in the entomological world enough to warrant a discussion. Collecting of insects is not controversial amongst … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Research, Taxonomy Tagged Agriculture, Collections, Education, Entomology, Habitat Loss, Inects, Insect Killing, Medical Entomology, Research, Science, Science Communicaiton 18 Comments