I am a 21 year old Biology graduate interested predominantly in bugs and food. Currently studying MSc Integrated Pest Management (aka applied Entomology!) Follow me on Twitter for more nonsense @AMGibbles or more science @EntoGribble
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22nd July 2014

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I think I might have really fucked up my project

Tagged: my data show nothing significant or conclusivesome of the responses don't make any biological sensewhich makes me think I carried it out wrong and messed everything upI don't know how I can explain myself or how I can discuss my shitty resultsfuckI've really fucked myself over

22nd July 2014

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hmmmmm I think I might’ve fucked up my ANOVAs a bit but I’m not sure how to fix it because I dooooon’t understand this very well at all

Tagged: here's hoping the Stats Man gets back to me

22nd July 2014

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Tagged: uagh! what a great gifichneumonidaehymenopterainverts

22nd July 2014

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bye then

Tagged: I removed the audio because I made dumb noises like I always do

22nd July 2014

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mandopony:

arewefadingout:

HELP I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING

Sometimes life is just beautiful.

Tagged: this makes me so happyI've said it once and I'll say it againmarry me

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22nd July 2014

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this lady was a bit lost!

Small Tortoiseshell - Aglais urticae

Tagged: what a sweetheartinvertslepidopterarhopaloceranymphalidaeaglais urticaesmall tortoiseshellbutterflysmall tort

21st July 2014

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21st July 2014

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a local woman spends hours and hours maintaining this little piece of land right near my house, adding colourful and seasonal flowers to it all the time. She deserves a bloody medal because it always looks so beautiful!

a local woman spends hours and hours maintaining this little piece of land right near my house, adding colourful and seasonal flowers to it all the time. She deserves a bloody medal because it always looks so beautiful!

Tagged: I can see it out of my bedroom window so it's fun to watch it change as the seasons passa couple of months back while it was still cold it was full of beautiful deep green plants and purple flowersit really is amazingplantsnature

21st July 2014

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atelierentomologica:

Vintage insect flash cards

atelierentomologica:

Vintage insect flash cards

Tagged: invertsartscientific illustration

21st July 2014

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21st July 2014

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furything:

beetles

furything:

beetles

Tagged: mmmmmmagic babiescoleopterascarabaeidaebeetlesinvertsiridescentbluethey're such a beautiful colour

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21st July 2014

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pixelatedcrown:

splish splish splash, water effects!today I’m gonna work on blocking in the last meal, it’d be great if I could finish it today but it involves stuff I haven’t actually planned so we’ll see how it goes!

pixelatedcrown:

splish splish splash, water effects!

today I’m gonna work on blocking in the last meal, it’d be great if I could finish it today but it involves stuff I haven’t actually planned so we’ll see how it goes!

Tagged: this makes me v happy

21st July 2014

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biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.

Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 

Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014

Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013

Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013

Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

Tagged: god blessofc this is still hotly debated by various groupsbut the consensus seeeems to still point to neonics as the bad thingneonicsneonicotinoidspesticidesbees

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21st July 2014

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molluscagonewild said: Cool project!!! I'm an ethologist so I can relate :D although I work with mammals (humans, dogs) and robots but arthropods are just as exiting! Can your supervisor help you with the analysis/statistics? Are you going to write your thesis from this research? If I can help somehow, tell me! Cheers, Bea

wow, that sounds really cool! I don’t know if he’d be very helpful, particularly since he’s just fucked off on holiday for a few weeks. And yeah, this research is for my thesis D: research projects just stress me out soooooo sososo much, particularly at this stage where I’m battling with statistics and I’m trying to understand it as I go. Thank you so much, it’s so kind of you to offer!! xx

21st July 2014

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shirtlessboys:

moses by gaoxuan1992 on Flickr.

shirtlessboys:

moses by gaoxuan1992 on Flickr.

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