Still busy with the beginning of fall classes today, so how about reading these arthropod posts elsewhere?
Bootstrap Analysis finds a new species in her yard!
Ants invade….a printer? (video)
EPA limits use of Carbofuran for wildlife safety reasons:
“Carbofuran is one of the most deadly pesticides to birds left on the market. It is responsible for the deaths of millions of wild birds since its introduction in 1967, including Bald and Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, and migratory songbirds. In its 2005 ecological risk assessment on carbofuran, EPA stated that all legal uses of the pesticide were likely to kill wild birds.”
New mosquito virus identified–one they get, not one they transmit! A possible tool for future mosquito control.
Myrmecos finds an ant basketball in a tree
- This, I suppose, is an improvement over the people who want to kill you for teaching evolution: guy wants work camps for Evilutionist scientists. (oh, and we shouldn’t be allowed to vote, either.)
- Science has additional coverage on the new Bush Administration revisions to the Endangered Species Act that exempt many projects from review. Ugh.
And some random stuff:
- 43 folders covers what makes a good blog. I certainly meet the “focused obsession” category :)
Do you agree with his criteria?