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Insects

insects are a class, insecta, of arthropoda whose members are characterised by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth, several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. They have lived on earth for about 350 million years, as compared with less than 2 million for man. While insects are often commercially valuable and useful as scavengers, many species are harmful, causing enormous losses in agriculture and storage. Three orders, hemiptera, diptera, and siphonaptera, are of medical interest in that they cause disease in man and animal.


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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... a while. I've been to several doctors. No help. I'm losing my mind. It's warming up and I worry spiders will start attacking me in hunt of these insects. Is there any doctors that diagnose and treat this?

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by tmob
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

I too have these miserable bugs/insects. They won't touch my girlfriend laying right next to me but they are all over me. My doctor thinks I'm crazy but tonight i finally caught one and I'm taking this little bastard in to the office to prove ...

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by kicker739
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:04 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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biology urgent need help?

... Which one could be the three confounding variables? A - Varying humidity across the chamber B - The orientation of the chamber C - The age of the insects D - The non-reflective material from which the chamber is made E - The type of light source used F - Varying temperature across the chamber ...

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by zak
Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:19 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology urgent need help?
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... was thinner and not so curved, but otherwise the shape was the same. Perhaps it was an immigrant? We seem to be getting a lot of continental insects in Kent in the last few years.

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by animartco
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: strange beetle
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Re: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

Another strength of using aphids as opposed to other insects, is that many aphids only can eat their host plant, meaning that the chances for environmental contamination from foreign species can be completely avoided, which is a major drawback to using ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:54 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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