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CMS: The Wonderous World of Bugs
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03/31/2010
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Following the annual state bed bug forum, Colin chats everything insectoid with two bug experts.

 

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49:29 minutes (23.76 MB)
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When asked what his studies of nature had taught him about the mind of God, the British biologist JBS Haldane is said to have answered, "He is inordinately fond of beetles." By which he meant that whoever made beetles didn't stop after making one kind. There are more than 40,000 different identified species and scientists think there may be another 40,000 waiting to be discovered.

That's the way it is with bugs. There are lots and lots of them. You may be meeting, next month on this show, some Tibetan monks. When I've talked to them in the past, I've noted that their strong belief in reincarnation is accompanied by the knowledge that they will probably come back as bugs because the odds so completely favor that.

Today we're going to talk about bugs. The ones you like and the ones you don't. You probably don't even like to hear that there IS something called the Connecticut Bedbug Forum.

You can join the conversation. Share your bug stories below. What do you love about insects? What do you hate? Leave your comments, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.

 


 
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Listener E-mail from Gary

I have been placing my mattresses outside for a night or two in sub freezing temperatures during the winter.

My brother tells me that it does nothing to kill bugs in the bedding.

Thoughts?