16 February 2007

Today we talked about arthropods and particularly insects in relation to pesticide resistance. Here, JENNA gets a closer look at a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. Also, congrats to JENNA and NICK S. for winning a free week of summer camp through the essay contest.

22 comments:

Courtney Ward said...

ewwwwwww!!.....thats sick Jenna! I HATE cockroaches!! ewwwww! Why would you want to hold it anyway? They are nasty!....im not even sure why mr. Devoe would have them for pets?!?!? GROSS! They hiss and uhhhh!.....they are just sick! Plus they smell!


~Courtney~

p.s.- i am really gonna get sick when we have to disect frogs!! Eww!

Steph said...

Oh Courtney,
Don't be such a chicken! there are worse things out there than a cockroaches! Right Mr. DeVoe? Hee Hee

A sad kid said...

Oh my god, Courtney, don't you listen? Mr. DeVoe said not to put your last name! Nevermind, no one listens to me anyway!

Alen said...

Congratulations Jenna and Nick!! What week are you gonna pick? Next week, when we have no school?

Mr. DeVoe said...

I'm no photographer, but I think this is one of the cooler pictures I've taken so far this year..

Mr. DeVoe said...

I agree Steph...I think the nematode worms that parasitize humans and other animals are much worse than a little cockroach.

Here's the thing: our culture makes it seem normal to "hate" spiders, cockroaches, etc. but, there are SO many other things in life that we should dislike and try to fix. Here's an example: What is worse: a mosquitoe, a frog, a penguin...all of which are simply trying to live a succesful life or a 7th grade peer that says recycling is "gay" and anyone that cares about any life other than humans is a "treehugger"? I think these people need to be corrected, and you as a 13 yr old have a lot of influence on the way they think. Start using your power!

Anonymous said...

hey mr.Devoe, i saw that video on that rare shark thing thats pretty cool!!:)

Anonymous said...

I got the power (in a bruce almighty voice)

Alen said...

I just barfed! I think I have the Flu!! :( :(

Alen :( said...

OMG! I DO HAVE THE FLU!! I LOOKED UP THE SYMPTOMS! Mr, DeVoe, how do I feel better? How long will it take? PLEASE respond. :(

Alen said...

Nevermind, Mr. DeVoe! I have the stomach flu, which only lasts 1-3 days. I'm really happy! I looked up how to treat it, so I am fine. :)

Mr. DeVoe said...

Alen,

Hope you feel better!

Alen said...

Ugh, it's called Gastroenteritis, and it was in yesterday's Cornell Daily Sums newspaper. There is an article about where Ithaca is affected by this virus and how the vomiting and diarrhea dehydrates the body, so people infected need to drink plenty of fluids! It last 1-10 days, and I felt better already! :) Except, I am still contagious for about 3 more days, haha. Is it true that when someone has a virus, they are immune to it after it goes away? I hope so, I DO NOT want to get this disgusting virus again!!!

Anonymous said...

You totally rock, Jenna! I would've held it,too, if I had been there. Guess who said that!

Anonymous said...

Yo, Courtney! Waz wrong with 'roaches! I think they rock! Right, Mr. DeVoe?

~Jen's little sister said...

Hi My name is Chloee~
i am in fourth grade and jenna showed me how to get onto this blog. it's so cool. i am ten years old and i have a gunia pig all to myself! how cool is that. sorry i drink to much coffee, people. but when you need it, you need it.
HA HA Ha dude Ha I love the smell of dead worms.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Hi Chloee...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm jealous of your guinea pig. I only have cockroaches as pets...and 80 7th graders (just kidding) ha ha. I'm looking to upgrade to a dog soon.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Hi Chloee...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm jealous of your guinea pig. I only have cockroaches as pets...and 80 7th graders (just kidding) ha ha. I'm looking to upgrade to a dog soon.

~Jen said...

DeVoe~
So, that's how you think of us, as pets. Well, then i guess we are to call you MASTER. Ha Ha Ha
I can't believe that my sister would put down such stupid, random stuff. LOL "I LIKE THE SMELL OF DEAD WORMS."LOL Stupid stuff.Sometimes she says stuff like that and I don't even know what she is saying. The frogs were not that bad today actually. All I had to do was get by that part that it was once living, then I can cut into it. I made a new friend today, she was my lab patner.

~Jen said...

DeVoe~
Cool, a dog! I'll give you a free pure breed black lab. My dad is moving so we are trying to find a home for his dog. It's 1 1/2 years old. His name is Chester.

~Jen said...

DeVoe~
P.S. He's only free to a good home. He is so sweet. It breaks my heart that he has to get rid of him.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Man....I'd love a dog. I don't think Im quite ready though. Maybe in a yr or so.