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Moth succession

That’s pretty much what I thought of when I wrote out the title.

It’s come to that latter phase of my Ph. D where I’m training others to take on my lab duties… and these include maintaining the moths that I’ve previously posted about.

It’s a relief, but also kind of sad… I’ll no longer be the Moth Overlord, sought after from across the land to set up infections for people (mostly myself, but, oh well).

How we house moths to breed

Goodbye, moths.

When I’d close my eyes at the end of an infection day, I’d see you wiggling away as that image had burnt into my retinas… I’d creep out shop attendants when I’d ask for raw honeycomb ‘not for human consumption’… granola has taken on a whole new meaning when it’s literally what I feed to you all…

What? I just have dirt in my eyes. That’s all…

Onwards to better things, right?


A wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. D student residing in Australia.

2 thoughts on “Moth succession

    1. We tend to infect them before they form cocoons… although sometimes we’ve had to dig them out. The process of slicing the cocoons open and extracting these wiggly little larvae… Stuff of nightmares.

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