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Angler's Entomology Podcast


Welcome to the Angler's Entomology Podcast.  On this podcast and blog, I am documenting my re-entry into the world of entomology.   Join us as my wife and I explore the environment in which trout live and the insects and other creatures that live in and share that space.  This is not just a dry recitation of facts, I hope to bring these creatures alive - show you how they live, what makes them fascinating in their own right, and help you understand how they interact with trout in ways that will help your fishing.  So, please join us.  I hope you enjoy the program...

Links:

Selene's Blog and Page for Classic Streamers; and you can finder her interview on the podcast the Liar's Club. 

Angler's Entomology Quizup

 

Links for Episode 20: Fly tying pests

Feb 28, 2018

Hi folks,  Here are some links for this episode,  including pictures of these pests, so you can recognize them.

Dermestid beetles.  As I’ve mentioned, there are multiple species you need to worry about, here are some pictures of some of them:

This link has a nice picture of a larder beetle adult and larva.  I’ve seen these a lot in our house, and sometimes in our materials, but they really aren’t the ones I’m most worried about (at least in my experience):

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/larder-beetle

and here is a nice link showing several different species – as well as their immature stages:

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7436.html

the black carpet beetle is our nemesis in this house.

And here is a nice link on clothes moths:

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7435.html

which also has information about fumigation with carbon dioxide using dry ice – which is an interesting technique. 

As promised, here is a link to the press release about the article on insects in our homes.

https://www.calacademy.org/press/releases/rich-bugs-revealed-scientists-say-homes-in-wealthier-neighborhoods-host-a-greater

I thought it was a nice article – kind of fun.

And finally, a really fun article about how the Field Museum in Chicago uses dermestid beetles to clean skeletons:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-flesh-eating-beetles-field-museum-20141027-column.html

 

And lastly, here are two articles about washing your materials:

http://globalflyfisher.com/tie-better/washing-your-materials

and

http://globalflyfisher.com/tie-better/cleaning-fly-tying-material

where I think I would disagree with the second article about microwaving to get rid of pests.  Selene has tried that in particular, and did not have luck with that method.