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A general term for organisms (rats, insects, etc.) which may cause illness or damage or consume food crops and other materials important to humans. An organism that is considered a nuisance to man, most usually having [[pathogenic properties.

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Why Forest Are Necessary?

After all in our modern world where so much organic material is moving backwards and forwards between continents, containment of pest species isn't really an option anyway.

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by qaism123
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

... of organic matter. Now, just as an example, imagine if we could get ahold of some bamboo aphids, which are commonplace in parts of the world, a pest, and remember that bamboo grows about three feet a day. Assuming that pair would be easily sustainable, think about the potential organic matter ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
Replies: 2
Views: 5127

The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

I think we should put a sensible ruling on the introduction of non native species. I.E. IF it's big enough to shoot, and has never reached pest proportions in its place of origin it's OK. I would certainly be against the introduction of a parasitic wasp. It might decide to prey on loads of ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
Replies: 3
Views: 8632

Does smashing walnuts kills the pests that invade it?

If you smash a walnut with eggs of a pest already laid in it, or on it, and throw it away on the ground, can these eggs still hatch, and live, and for how long is that possible. I know it is an odd question, but indulge me please, it is a bet. ...

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by astralus
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does smashing walnuts kills the pests that invade it?
Replies: 1
Views: 2274


... triggers mutations, but then again, its a random occurrence. 3)You said "Furthermore, some higher organisms develop similar resistances, e.g. pest insects targeted by pesticides." Again, you guys look for an example of resistance which develops, and then you simply, without proof, label ...

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by biohazard
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
Replies: 40
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