Principles of Entomology Laboratory
Prof: Rebecca Baldwin / Spring 2023
Apr 12, 2023
The first few labs will go over external and internal anatomy of insects. This is a lot of information so be sure to use flashcards or take good notes for the Final Exam at the end of the semester. There is a lab report you have to write on an experiment done with using household cleaners as an insecticide. You have plenty of time to write it (about 6 weeks). Each week a new section of the paper will be due. The TA's will go over exactly what they are looking for and will give you advice and/or feedback if you need, don't be shy about emailing them or going to office hours. I was dreading the paper, but it was really useful to go through a research paper and know how they are written and to write one yourself - I'm pretty proud of mine! The biggest challenge in this class is the insect col...read more
This is a very interesting class, and it gets you outdoors and exploring the area around you. You'll gain an appreciation for the 'little' world that we don't pay attention to on a daily basis. But I suggest you collect collect!
Prof: Sarah Weaver / Fall 2021
Dec 25, 2021
This is a 1 credit lab for ENY 3005 and it was a lot of work for one credit, so I'd say only take this class if you absolutely need to. You need to curate a collection of 40 insects of 10 different orders and 2 non-insect arthropods. This will take loads of outside class time because during the lab you get stuck doing rather unhelpful busy assignments. However, I loved the class because my TA was amazing (the TAs run the labs) and I started and nearly finished my collection super early. I recommend trying to have most of your collection done before the halfway point in the semester because as things get busy, you'll have less and less time to collect. Also, the requirements and info on the collection is disorganized and spread out so make sure to ask your TA questions about the logisti...read more
Identifying the major categories of insects. Useful for most ag and life science majors.
I LOVED MY TA! Best human on the planet. Super helpful, always responded to emails, accommodated me in a pinch, and her passion and energy for insects (especially bees) was lovely to see and learn from.
I wish I knew this class would take so much time outside of class and certain things about the rules for the collection.
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