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Tag Archives: Insect Killing
Do insects feel pain?
The last two questions we tackled revolved around the cognitive abilities (communication, and personality) of arthropods, specifically insects and spiders. These are really tough questions to tackle because a lot of people, even (especially?) those who genuinely like insects and … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Physiology Tagged Biochemistry, Drosophila, Hornworm, Insect Killing, Insects, Manduca, Pain, Physiology 13 Comments
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