Monday, October 31, 2022

Arthro-Pod EP 124: Investigating Forensic Entomology with Krystal Hans


Welcome back to Arthro-Pod! Today's show features Dr. Krystal Hans of Purdue University. Dr. Hans is a forensic entomologist and she guides the gang through wriggly and wonderful world of using bugs to solve crime. Tune in to learn about how to get into forensics, how evidence is collected, and in what order the insects would colonize your body!

Larval Chrysomya rufifaces, photo by Andrew Meeds

Show Notes

You can find Dr. Hans online in these spaces

Lab website:

Consulting Website:

Tik Tok: Forensic Entomology

Instagram: hans_forensic_entomology

Twitter: @KrystalHans

Learn more about forensic entomology at these sites

North American Forensic Entomology Association 

Texas A&M forensic entomology write up

Entomology Today article

Adult Chrysomya rufifaces, Photo by Andrew Meeds

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