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PCT Announces Winner of 11th Annual Photo Contest

December 28, 2012By 0 Comments

PCT Announces Winner of 11th Annual Photo Contest RICHFIELD, Ohio — Dr. Claudia Husseneder of the LSU Agricultural Center’s Department of Entomology was announced as the winner of PCT’s 11th Annual Best Pest Photo Contest. Husseneder won with a photo of the horse fly, Tabanus turbidus. She wins $500 from PCT. Some of the comments […]

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ANTS MARCH INTO HOMES

December 27, 2012By 0 Comments

ANTS MARCH INTO HOMES Fischer Environmental  encourages homeowners to take proactive steps to eliminate ants There is one house guest that no one wants, but nearly everyone gets – ants. And as the weather continues to cool, this pest will begin marching one-by-one indoors. Fischer Environmental encourages homeowners to take the necessary steps to prevent […]

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Photosynthesis-like process might allow this insect to feast merely by sunbathing.

December 26, 2012By

Insect discovered that may harvest energy from the sun like a plant Photosynthesis-like process might allow this insect to feast merely by sunbathing. By Bryan Nelson Photo: Shipher Wu and Gee-way Lin/Wiki Commons Photosynthesis is the process by which many plants, algae, bacteria and some fungi produce energy from sunlight. Now for the first time, […]

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Her Majesty, The Termite Queen

December 24, 2012By

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Scorpion Protein Illuminates Brain Tumors for Surgeons

December 21, 2012By 0 Comments

Jim Olson, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, was reviewing with his colleagues the case of a 17-year-old girl several years ago who had just undergone brain surgery to remove a tumor. An MRI scan revealed a thumb-size piece of tumor left behind. In the operating room, the tumor tissue had looked just like […]

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Ensifera insect group info

December 20, 2012By 0 Comments

The hearing system of the Ensifera insect group continues to surprise. Though mammals and insects have been evolving separately for a long time (and of course, they’re a much older group than us), a study in November found that how both gr oups hear is not all that different. Mammalian hearing generally has three stages: […]

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Subterranean Termites

December 19, 2012By 0 Comments

Subterranean Termites Family Rhinotermitidae Subterranean termites live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas aboveground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive “mud tubes” to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air. Termite colonies are organized into castes depending on tasks — workers, soldiers and […]

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