If you haven't read "Bee Bites" by Roger Swain. I recommend it. It was reprinted in '"Insect Lives: Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World" by Hoyt & Schultz in 2002.



On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 1:52 PM, Barry OConnor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yes, and virtually all of my relatives call anything that stings a bee, despite my efforts to introduce the term "wasp". And there are two kinds of bees - honey bees and "ground bees". - Barry

- So many mites, so little time!

Barry M. OConnor
Professor and Curator
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Museum of Zoology
1109 Geddes Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079 USA
phone: 734-763-4354
FAX: 734-763-4080

On Aug 10, 2013, at 2:23 PM, Mike Ferro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Some of my earliest memories are of trying to get my cousin to apply the terms "frog" and "toad" correctly. Are some of us born this way? Perhaps, but maybe it also has to do with our personal interests. 

The ant bite/sting problem is really annoying, especially because for some people it's the difference between life and death. 

Mike


On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Chris Fall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi All,

Perhaps we are being to analytical here.  I think that perhaps they may
have meant to state that the "Bite" was in reference to the cost of Fire
Ant control.  If this is the case, the designers should have been
blatantly clear. (perhaps I am being too analytical here)

Best,

Chris

Christopher J. Fall
V.P. General Manager
BioQuip Products, Inc.


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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Collman, Sharon J
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 5:20 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: ant exhibit irritation

Well, hmm.  I know from experience that management  crisis has it's
merits if one is short staffed.  So my thought is that not many folks
listen to their own, but an outsider are always more credible.  A
reasoned logical "the museum surely doesn't want to be known for it's
errors" approach plus a gentle reminder that while they "may be very
good exhibits people, it would be good to  work as a team within your
ranks to catch such errors before they become costly and so that the
overall effect is, in fact, the excellence they strive for."

Now we just need an email address of the director so we can each craft a
different but gentle and tactful letter.

It has been brought to my attention....

I happened to notice.....


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Chirps!!

Sharon J. Collman

WSU Snohomish County Extension

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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve
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Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 3:10 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: ant exhibit irritation

You might be interested in this response from a personal contact there
at the LACM:

"Oh yeah, I KNOW. Myself and several other people have talked to the
exhibits people about it. They "have it on their list." Apparently there
are more pressing concerns with other parts of the exhibit. That's not
the only thing in there that has me in a tizzy. Thank you for sending
this to me; I will continue to make a stink about it in hopes that
speeds things up. Unbelievable."

So, evidently, the exhibits people are well aware of the problem and
have been for some time now.

--
Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
              http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82




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Contact info:

Kipling W. Will
Associate Professor/Insect Systematist
Interim Director,Essig Museum of Entomology

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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780

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