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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.


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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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Recent Answers from Walter Hintz

2016-11-30 Ant Farm:

Hi Kristine   I think it is great that your son is interested in insects, especially ants.  I began my love for bugs at about 6 years of age and I have been studying ants for many years. We live on a world

2016-11-26 Insect found in bedding:

Hi Dale   There is just a part of an insect here and it is the abdomen. From just looking at the abdomen I cannot positively identify it. However from the size and where you found it, it does look like

2016-11-26 Tiny Bugs on window sill:

Hi Rick   With regards to Buq 1 I cannot see enough here to make any identification but Bug 2 is a beetle and from the facts you have b given me about it could be one of the common household pests. If

2016-11-17 Spider Identification:

Hi Andrew   It appears you have 2 different spiders here  he thinner one is a Cellar spider likely of the Genus Pholcidae.. The one with the nasty looking palps or jaws in the front is a Long Jawed Spider

2016-10-27 Bugs in our kitchen:

HI Anneli   You are correct. This is a immature cockroach. This means that you may be able to nip any population explosion in the bud because they are not breeding yet. Try getting things under control


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