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Tag Archives: Environment
Do we need to bring back DDT?
Written by Joe Ballenger I’ve had a number of friends ask me to tackle the topic of possibly bringing back DDT. These requests go back months, and I’ve been hesitant to tackle the topic because of the politics surrounding this … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Ecology, History, Pest Management, Uncategorized Tagged Environment, History, Malaria, Mosquito control, Science Politics 1 Comment
Entolegality: Do entomologists have special bug privileges?
Written by Joe Ballenger Is it true that you can order insects when it is illegal for me to order them? Example I would wanna buy a beetle from Japan and it’s illegal for me to own one can you … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, History, Law, Pest Management, Uncategorized Tagged Agriculture, Environment, Government, History, Invasive Species, Law, Protocol, Science 1 Comment
Never growing up: why are there insects which *don’t* go through metamorphosis?
Written by Joe Ballenger If someone begins a statement with ‘this might be a dumb question, but…’ my ears usually perk up, because it’s very likely that something interesting is about to follow. @Stylopidae whoa! this is a dumb question, … Continue reading
Posted in Developmental Biology, Physiology, Taxonomy Tagged Development, Environment, Food, genetics, Genomics, Neoteny, Paedogenesis, Parasites, Parasitoids, Physiology, reproduction, reproductive biology, sex Leave a comment
Black Out: How Do Insects Survive the Winter
Written by Nancy Miorelli What if the world went suddenly dark? Or cold? Or both? We all know what fate the dinosaurs had, but what would happen to insects? Before we get going on a wild goose chase through a … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology, Evolution Tagged Black out, caves, climate change, Darkness, dinosaurs, Environment, ice age, Insects, meteorite Leave a comment
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