Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 44 Arthropods as Pets with Sarah Triplett



Howdy, howdy bug lovers! When we talk about insects and other arthropods, many of our conversations are about their status as pests. On today's Arthro-Pod though, we are talking about them as PETS!


From cockroaches and beetles, to spiders and scorpions there are lots of different kinds of arthropod animals you can have as a pet. With our guest, Sarah Triplett of the Butterfly Pavilion, we talk about which ones are easiest, which ones to avoid, and tips/tricks for helping your pet live a long and happy life with you! Tune in!

Rosie the Rose-hair tarantula prepares to feed


Sarah Triplett is a professional arthropod caretaker! She serves as the lead zookeeper at The Butterfly Pavilion.
The Arthro-Pod gang with some pet arthropods!

If you would like to reach out to Sarah, she invites questions on arthropod care! You can reach her on the following platforms: 


Twitter: @s_e_triplett

Butterfly Pavilion on twitter: @B_flyPavilion
      Instagram/facebook: @butterflypavilion
·     Email: striplett@butterflies.org


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 43 Spotted Lanternfly with Julie Urban



On today’s show, Michael Skvarla talks with Julie Urbanabout spotted lanternfly, a new invasive pest in Pennsylvania that is poised to spread across the country. They discuss how, when, and where SLF was introduced, current research efforts, and some practical measures that can be taken to control it.

If you have spotted lanternfly on your property, consult this calendar to properly time different control strategies. One control method is destroying eggs, which is demonstrated here.

For additional information, see the Penn State Extension website for various fact sheet.



Live adult spotted lanternfly. Photo by Lawrence Barringer, PA Department of Agriculture
Early instar spotted lanternfly showing the black with white polka-dot pattern. Photographer unknown, from here
Late-instar nymph showing red with white polka-dot pattern. Photographer unknown, from here
Spotted lanternfly egg mass. The eggs are laid and then covered with a substance that hardens by the female. Note the eggs in the bottom left that were missed by the covering. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State.
Sticky bands on tree-of-heaven, which catch and kill nymphs as they move up the trunk. For more information about tree banding, see this Penn State fact sheet. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 42 Women in Entomology Part 2



Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today's show is part two of our series on women in entomology. 

In this episode Jody has 4 guests she speaks to individually, May Berenbaum, Karen Walker, Marianne Alleyne, and Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris. They represent a different sectors of our science, different time points in careers, and different passions for insect science. Tune in to hear their stories and perhaps understand a little bit more about the challenges that women have faced in science and issues we all still need to work on. 

Clockwise from top left: Dr. May Berenbaum, Dr. Marianne Alleyne, and Dr. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris


Find our guests on twitter: 
Rebecca: @Phytoseiid
Marianne: @Cotesia1

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 41 Find Your Why with Kristie Reddick


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode we step back from entomology a bit and talk with Kristie Reddick of The Bug Chick about framing "your why". If you are a student or are struggling at work to keep slogging through a difficult time, thinking about why you are doing what you are doing can sometimes help get you back in the flow. As Kristie says in the episode "what makes us go, can help us grow." 



After you sit down and think about your "why" for why you are on social media, why you do research, why you like insects, share it with us on Twitter with #mysciencewhy


Our guest Kristie Reddick and her arthropod friend

Be sure to find Kristie and Jess online at https://thebugchicks.com/
You can also find them on Twitter a @thebugchicks and on Facebook

Kristie and Jess are out there doing great work, check out their site and hire them!



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Friday, March 30, 2018

Arthro-Pod on the Road: At the ESA NCB Share Fair



Jody and Jonathan take Arthro-Pod on the road and head up to Wisconsin! There, they take part in the Entomological Society of America's North Central Branch meeting and interview entomologists as they go through the Extension Share Fair. 







At our podcast booth we had our equipment and a large die for volunteers to roll. After getting a number they answered the corresponding questions. Tune in to find out what



Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth and to swap stories!


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 40 Women in Entomology Part 1


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today's show is part one of a two part series on women in entomology as we celebrate Women's History Month. For this episode your three regular hosts get together to introduce the topic and get the conversation going and the second episode we will feature guest interviews about current issues for women in entomology. 


We start our discussion today though by talking about two luminaries in entomological history, Maria Sibylla Merian and Edith Patch. After that, Jody solicited stories from scientists of today to hear about mentors and issues that persist in our field. We also discuss the role of social media in breaking down barriers, as we saw with #BugsR4girls. We hope you enjoy and learn a little something about our history and how we can still work towards a more equal tomorrow.  


Maria Merian (left) and Dr. Edith Patch are our two historical luminaries for today's episode!
Show notes:

To learn more about Maria Sibylla Merian, check out these resources





To learn more about Dr. Patch, check out these resources
Photos of Patchiella (under a CC BY 3.0 license)

Friends of Edith Patch - “non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and continuing the legacy of Dr. Edith Marion Patch, a pioneering entomologist whose scientific, educational, and environmental work expanded the ecological understandings of scientists, educators, children, and families around the world.”


We also want to thank everyone who retweeted, favorited, or responded to Jody on Twitter! Your responses were very helpful in making our Women in Entomology Series!





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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 39: Talkin' Termites with Hannah Davis



Hello bug lovers and welcome to our latest episode! On today's show Jody Green meets up with Hannah Davis to talk termites! The reason we are featuring those particular insects is that this week (March 12-17) is Termite Awareness Week. While this national spotlight on termites is focused on the problems they can cause, Hannah and Jody highlight the fact that not all termites are bad and some are even necessary! 


Tune in if you want to learn about the wacky life cycle of a termite, how their colonies work, and why termites are considered social cockroaches!

Hannah using an aspirator, or "pooter", to move termites from one box to another

Part of the discussion our termite scientists have today is centered around the recent media postings regarding termites being social cockroaches. Despite this research having been published for a while, there is a sense of interest in this topic right now: 


The blue termite in this image was stained with Nile blue (a histological stain), then treated with an entomopathogenic fungus. The other termites grooming it are demonstrating why biocontrol with fungi does not yet work
Hannah was kind enough to provide a link to a cool film on termite gut flagellates:

You can also find Hannah's personal website here: http://hedavis.net/
Or, connect with her over Twitter @berlinbuggirl

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