Tag Archives: Insect

Don’t Get Choked Up Over It! Can Insects Choke?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This brilliant gem came from a five year old. Kids ask the best questions, don’t they? MY 5 YEAR-OLD: I have a good question ME: okayKID: can bugs chokeME: wow KID: knew it was a good … Continue reading

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Why Do Bugs Circle Lights and Fibonacci, and Other Mathematical Patterns Found in Insects

Written by Nancy Miorelli I recently received this question when talking to one of the tourists at the Maquipucuna Ecolodge, where I work. I thought it was so interesting because we always hear about mathematical patterns – especially Fibonacci sequences … Continue reading

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Hooks, Graspers, Spikes, and Stalkers … Oh My!

Written by Nancy Miorelli I’d give this post a PG13 rating. Please don’t take dating advice from insects. Keep¬†everything consensual in your love life. And now, everything you ever wanted to know about insect sex. Actually, that would take too … Continue reading

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A Night in the Museum

Written by Nancy Miorelli Basically, things showed up in boxes with with various bits of label data. Some of which is¬†incomplete, some of which the specimens aren’t preserved properly, and some of which aren’t stored properly. This all kind of … Continue reading

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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

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A Bug Landed On Me. Now What?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This question came in from our email. Your Name: Su What is the best thing to do when an unidentified bug lands on or is crawling on me?¬† Panic and just Get It Off or stay … Continue reading

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What insects are entomologists afraid of?

Written by Joe Ballenger Your Name: Jessica Your message: Just wondering if entomologists feared any insect bug or other creatures with lots of legs? I’m recently freaked out but monster freaking demon camel crickets so pretty much every cricket is … Continue reading

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