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Infested, the book. Friday June 12, 2015

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  1. loubugs

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Jun 11 2015 12:00:22
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    Tomorrow, Friday, if you're in Brooklyn or wish to travel there.........

    http://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/infested-how-the-bed-bug-infiltrated-our-bedrooms-and-took-over-the-world
    Begins at 6:30PM - 8PM

    I'll be there with more educational tools including a digital microscope and some live bed bugs.
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    Lou Sorkin

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    Sat Jun 13 2015 6:51:10
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    There were around 30 people who attended. Good thing I brought the live bugs because education is sadly lacking. Different people often remarked, "I didn't know they were so small or I didn't know they were so big" when referring to the same specimen. It's one thing to have people search for infestations, but it's another to show them what they should be looking for. Verbal descriptions don't work and even pictures really don't help 100%.
    I use one vial of first instars, some fed, some unfed. Other vials contain mixtures of nymphs and adults, some with fresh graph paper with fresh waste deposition and other vials with older, heavily used papers to show eggs plus pale and dark waste buildup and shed skins. The digital microscope gives people a really crisp view to clearly show body parts and behavior. And a little wine supplied by the hosts didn't hurt, either. I even brought along some prepared mole crickets to taste.

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    Sat Jun 13 2015 9:38:08
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    That sounds so interesting- I was busy last night but would've loved to attend. Will there be other opportunities in the NY area?

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    Sat Jun 13 2015 12:49:33
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    I'm not sure about Brooke's readings and book presentations; I have nothing planned for the very near future.

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    Sat Jun 13 2015 13:24:41
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    Looking forward to her next book and can't gel but wonder if there will be a bedbug angle to it.

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