Tag Archives: Insects

Why Do Insects Lay Their Eggs In Patterns?

Written by Joe Ballenger We get a lot of identification requests on our Facebook page, and we do what we can to identify them. Sometimes, these turn into interesting conversations…which in turn lead to good questions like this: The moth … Continue reading

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Gardening and Beneficial Insects

Written by Nancy Miorelli Spring’s right around the corner! Well, for those of us who aren’t heaped under mountains of snow. To kickstart spring, this month we’re going to post all about mantises! So shoot us your questions! Some of … Continue reading

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The Dress, Color Perception, and What is Real?

Written by Nancy Miorelli So between llamas and a technicolor dress, the internet kind of exploded on Feb 26. The dress in question is a lovely shade of … white and gold or blue and black. Or there was a … Continue reading

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Does UV light kill insects? What about other types of light?

Written by Joe Ballenger Ultraviolet light is pretty nasty stuff. It’s known to cause skin cancer in humans. UV light is a standard material for inducing mutations in lab experiments. It’s also used to sterilize biological safety hoods. It has … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Eat Bugs in Western Culture?

Written by Nancy Miorelli Would you consider adding insects to your diet? Why or why not? Well, to answer this, I had to branch out of my area of expertise and ask a Biological Anthropologist, Dr. Julie Lesnik, as to … Continue reading

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