at the CSU Insectary
Roach motel it ain’t
There are other insectaries near the campus, most located at the Center for Disease Control – Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Desease (CDC-DVBID) out near the B.W. Pickett Equine Center. There is also the Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory (AIDL) nearby but I don’t plan on visiting these places anytime soon.
or the Russian Wheat Aphid is living at 250 West Pitkin street. I was a bit disappointed to hear that these aphids are the main occupants at this location. I was expecting a nice collection of walking stick insects or something of that nature.
“No wait! We have a Walking Stick!”
and a few mantids and a taranchula or two. The lab is a controlled environment for insect research so most of the exotic bugs might be found at the Gillette museum.
Apparently collecting “Bugs that go Up” into the little vials located on the top of these cardboard tubes.
“Bugs that go Down”
at the bottom of these cardboard boxes. Note the heavy use of Duct tape.