Some St. Patrick’s Day Science

Lots of folks like to have some kind of meal with potatoes for St. Patrick’s day. Here’s a diagram of the life cycle one of the potato plant’s biggest pests: the Colorado Potato Beetle. This insect has proven to evolve quick resistance to just about every chemical people throw at it.

UNDERDONE the lifecycle of the potato beetle
It doesn’t seem to be resistant to one form of extermination, however—the shoe.

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And here’s a bonus comic featuring an invertebrate that has nothing to do with Ireland, but there’s a Leprechaun in it!

Hermit crabs need to find new shells to fit into while they grow. This one found something different.


Happy St. Patty’s!

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