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Tag Archives: Science Communicaiton
What is it like to be a scientist?
Written by Joe Ballenger Your Name: Chelsea Your Bug Question: Hi, I’m a middle school student and I was hoping you could answer a few of my questions about being an entomologist for a research paper I’m writing. Your Name: … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Education Tagged Doing Science, Science Communicaiton 2 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