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Unecessary Carnage responses
January 22, 2011 4:47 pm
I love your witty and informative Unecessary Carnage responses.
Signature: Mary Sue Rubin

Hi Mary Sue,
It is refreshing to hear that.  Few things incite more vitriol on our website than Unnecessary Carnage comments.  The only possible exception is the Nasty Reader Award section.

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the curious world of bugs
January 4, 2010
hi daniel,
just wanted to say that my husband gave me your book “The Curious World Of Bugs
for christmas. i was thrilled to receive your book and i am enjoying it immensely! i am very
happy you wrote the book. i so enjoy your perspective.
venice kelly

Thanks for the positive feedback Venice.

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Future format question
December 21, 2010 8:56 pm
First, I love WTB?!
You must have heard this before… but, Has there been any thought of WTB? creating an app similar to IBird? It would be wonderful to have WTB? at your fingertips in the wild. Keep up the good work.
Signature: stephen gerardin

Thanks for the suggestion Stephen.  We will be sure to forward it to our webmaster for consideration.

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Just saying thank you
December 18, 2010 9:24 am
This morning I was surprised to discover a scary-looking bug lounging on my mug when I went to get my coffee. Normally, my immediate reaction would be to scream in terror, but thanks to you, I grabbed my camera to identify it instead. You guys have changed my entire family’s outlook on bugs in general (and, I now know this one was a milkweed assassin bug nymph, though I don’t know why it wanted coffee). I just wanted to say thanks–and please keep up the good work, because we appreciate you!
Signature: Kate

Hi Kate,
Thanks for your kind email.

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Box Elder help
December 12, 2010 7:21 pm
First, I want to thank you for this site. I’m using it in a mental health capacity to help with my bug phobia. It’s really helpful to look at the pictures and descriptions and learn about individual insects and creatures. It helps to demystify them and I’m finding myself much less scared of harmless bugs I see now.
Secondly, I live in Wisconsin where it is bitter cold and blowing snow right now. I’ve noticed a box elder bug is taking refuge in my apartment. I know he or she is harmless, so am using this as an opportunity to calm my fears and let this creature exist in my home with me instead of forcing it outside where it will surely freeze to death.
What I’m wondering is if there is any reason I shouldn’t continue to let it hang out in my home, and also how long it might survive in here as opposed to outside. Thanks a lot!
Signature: Rosemary

Hi Rosemary,
Thanks so much for your kind letter.  Our readers who are plagued by Boxelder Bug home invasions will be amused with your solitary visitor.  Boxelder Bugs often seek shelter indoors in prodigious  when cold weather arrives, and they will pass the winter in comfort while waiting for spring to arrive.  The Boxelder Bug will not harm your home and there is no reason why you shouldn’t allow it to remain.

Boxelder Bugs

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General Comment(aka “Fan Mail”)
December 5, 2010 6:56 pm
Hey what’s WTB? I just love the site. I’m on it for hours and hours and a time. Also love the new book. I got it a few weeks ago, and I read it when i was on bed rest from a surgery. Finally someone talks about feeding habits of fiery searcher ground beetles and bee robber flies. Hopefully I get into the UW of Madison entomology class next year(knock on wood). But I am only 15 years old so a UW class will kick me around a bit. Anyway I’ll wrap this up. I know you are busy so no need to response. Unless you would like to. Keep up the Great Work! ~ Alex G.
Signature: Alex G.

Hi Alex,
Thanks so much for your kind letter and Good luck getting into the UW Madison class.

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