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Lou Sorkin and Bill Schutt: feeding Lou’s bed bug colony

February 1, 2009

An excellent youtube video from Bill Schutt (the author of Dark Banquet) featuring Lou Sorkin feeding his “pets.” We’re big fans of Lou Sorkin, and we can’t thank him (and all the other entomologists who do this) enough for enduring bed bug bites in the sake of research. As Lou quips, “Without me, what are […]

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New book on blood-feeders, “Dark Banquet”

October 21, 2008

There’s a new book on blood-feeders (vampire bats, chiggers, ticks, and our old friend the bed bug, among others) called Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures. New paperback out 10/2009: I have not seen it yet but there’s a nice article on it in the New York Times Science section today, […]

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