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Eating Insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Cousins Aryanna Nicole Torres, 8, of Woodland and Aaden Matthew Brazelton, 8, of Vacaville, get ready to eat insects. Their grandmother, UC Davis employee Elvira Galvan Hack of Dixon, accompanied them to the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fact: Eighty percent of the world's population eat insects. Fact: At least 80 percent of those attending the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open...

Cousins Aryanna Nicole Torres, 8, of Woodland and Aaden Matthew Brazelton, 8, of Vacaville, get ready to eat insects. Their grandmother, UC Davis employee Elvira Galvan Hack of Dixon, accompanied them to the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cousins Aryanna Nicole Torres, 8, of Woodland and Aaden Matthew Brazelton, 8, of Vacaville, get ready to eat insects. Their grandmother, UC Davis employee Elvira Galvan Hack of Dixon, accompanied them to the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cousins Aryanna Nicole Torres, 8, of Woodland and Aaden Matthew Brazelton, 8, of Vacaville, get ready to eat insects. Their grandmother, UC Davis employee Elvira Galvan Hack of Dixon, accompanied them to the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eager eaters--this brother and sister from Dixon loved eating insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eager eaters--this brother and sister from Dixon loved eating insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eager eaters--this brother and sister from Dixon loved eating insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These youngsters enjoyed holding the critters from the live
These youngsters enjoyed holding the critters from the live "petting zoo." They included Madagascar hissing cockroaches and walking sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These youngsters enjoyed holding the critters from the live "petting zoo." They included Madagascar hissing cockroaches and walking sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of the earthworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A close-up of the earthworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of the earthworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This display,
This display, "Bug Buffet," featuring appetizers and entrees, drew lots of interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This display, "Bug Buffet," featuring appetizers and entrees, drew lots of interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation

Why These Mealworms Don't Miss a Meal

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Several years ago you probably read about the Stanford researchers who discovered that mealworms--larvae of darkling beetles--eat Styrofoam. And if...

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Quick: What Critter Eats Styrofoam?

Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick question: What critter can chew and digest Styrofoam? Drum roll...Time's up... If you answered "mealworms"--or the larval form of the...

Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:16 PM
 
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