We all talk about sandflies. Those seemingly invisible blood suckers that roam the sandy shores of Singapore, from East Coast Park to Coney Island and Chek Jawa. Their presence is unknown until they deliver painful bites and then they disappear into thin air, leaving behind those red bumps that last very long and itch endlessly. … Continue reading What is a sandfly in Singapore, really? The final low-down.
Met zegt dat verandering moeilijk is, vooral als het om eten gaat. Dit weerhield een groep van vijf studenten er echter niet van om insecten te promoten als duurzame bron van eiwitten tijdens de Dag van de Duurzaamheid op 10 oktober 2010 aan De Haagse Hogeschool (HHS). Wat is het verhaal? De Entomologist Lounge komt … Continue reading Insect food: Too cool for school? (NL)
Tucked away inside an unassuming building right on the fringe of The Hague city, there is an aquaponic farm that produces 45 tonnes of fresh produce a year through its rooftop greenhouse, and 19 tonnes of fish a year through a fish farm right underneath the greenhouse. This is where urbanisation, sustainability and agriculture coexist, in … Continue reading Growing sustainable food close to home
(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) There is so much about the author as it is about the book. Dr Gilbert Waldbauer is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Waldbauer writes many books post-retirement, with his aim to popularise entomology and to make it … Continue reading “Insights from Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us” by Gilbert Waldbauer
(This article is the full version of the summary published in Shell Outpost The Hague newsletter July-August 2017) Summer is here. School break is coming. Travel plans roll in. But make sure bedbugs don’t hitchhike your trip. Here are helpful pointers you need to protect your home from these unwanted souvenirs. 1. What are bedbugs? … Continue reading Bedbugs Prevention: Your Outpost Guide