Category Archives: insects

Inside Out?

Naturally, when you look at an insect you think: “I wonder if I can sterilize the outside of that thing, crush it up in sterile media and plate the resulting goo to see if any microbes from the inside will … Continue reading

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Death on time and Emergence

Adult count – 0.   According to my calculations, this last little dude assumed room temperature bit the dust at about 6:13am Sunday morning.  Of course I am not 100% sure of that time, as I was home getting ready for … Continue reading

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Beau Handsome (or, Thoughts While Watching Students Take a Test)

Beauveria bassiana, asexual form (“anamorph” for the word collectors) of Cordyceps bassiana, the Gozer of fungi (more pictures). Why no sex, Beauveria? Is that an independent variable we can play with? Widely found in soils and grows on MacConkey agar!!! … Continue reading

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Springtails A-poppin!

Its my spring break, and while my big brother was here from California exercising the kids  I was fooling around with insect pit traps.  Partly this is me trying to come up with bullet proof projects that will allow students in … Continue reading

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