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When Eating Insects Goes Wrong

Edible insects are being hailed as a superfood by enthusiasts who claim that bugs provide the healthiest source of animal protein available. Westerners typically acquire their protein and essential amino acids from livestock, and the international effort to transition the western diet from livestock-protein to insect-protein has been slow-going to say the least. While insect…
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Which Mosquito Species Is The Deadliest?

Due to the Zika outbreaks that occurred during 2015 and 2016, it is easy to demonize mosquitoes. Even if mosquitoes were incapable of spreading disease, their blood-sucking behaviors would still make them hated insect pests. However, there exists more than 3,500 insect species in the world, and only a few species are capable of transmitting…
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How A Small Wasp Brutally Kills Large Tarantulas

Tarantulas are commonly feared by humans, and their relatively large size gives the impression that tarantulas must be feared by other arthropods as well. Of course, [caption id="attachment_61371" align="alignright" width="300"] Tarantula Hawk Moving Along Rocky Gravel on Sunny Day[/caption] surviving as an arthropod is a matter that is far more complicated than mere body size.…
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