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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

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

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

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
Her Majesty, The Termite Queen

Termite Service Termite Services Termite Treatment Termite Treatments Termite Inspection Termite Inspections Written By Bob Kunst

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Scorpion Protein Illuminates Brain Tumors for Surgeons

December 21, 2012By 0 Comments
Scorpion Protein Illuminates Brain Tumors for Surgeons

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
Ensifera insect group info

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

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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