Does feeding "reset the clock" on a bug exposed to DE?(1 post)
There was a famous dust study published PMP, where Mother Earth D killed all bed bugs within 10 days. However, I've long wondered whether a nymph that's able to feed after being exposed to it might grow a new exoskeleton that's unaffected. And even in the case of adults, since the DE just accelerates water loss, can they compensate by feeding more frequently?
BTW, I once caught a stink bug and dropped it in a container of DE. I pulled it out and put it in a plastic box w/ air holes. It was very dead (but not visibly desiccated) by the time I checked on it only 24 hours later.
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