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Cooking for Bugs?

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in The OFI Blog


Cole Caceres (intern) working in the lab creating beetle food

This summer, Cole Caceres had the opportunity to intern at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in the Terrestrial Ecology Lab. During his time there, Cole cooked an artificial gel for invasive Japanese beetles, hoping to discover how invasive species thrive so well in foreign places.

You can find out more about Cole’s fascinating experiment from a recent article on the SERC Shorelines blog, right here.