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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Better than the fridge

It seems obvious, but it's more effective than you think.

Offering a restless insect food will often cause it to stop moving rapidly. This is quite plain, but many people are unaware that even extremely terrified insects will settle down on a piece of fruit like nothing happened. Once, I offered a small carabid beetle banana after dumping it into a plastic dish. It eagerly started gulping away, despite the fact that it was in broad daylight and carabids are extremely skittish.

Distracted midge

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