05-13-2012, 01:25 PM
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I still have scars on two of my fingers where a couple of asp stung me when I was a child while climbing a tree in our backyard. Probably the most painful sting I've ever received.

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 05-13-2012, 02:13 PM
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Ok, I'm curious just what you plan on doing with a focus on studying human bones. As a chiropractor I strive to understand the proper function of all our joints & help them achieve that to optimize body function. We should pick each other's brain a bit.

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 05-13-2012, 02:41 PM
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(05-13-2012, 02:13 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Ok, I'm curious just what you plan on doing with a focus on studying human bones. As a chiropractor I strive to understand the proper function of all our joints & help them achieve that to optimize body function. We should pick each other's brain a bit.

I'm planning on researching how microbial action in bone degradation post-mortem. Hopefully I should be able to start preliminary research this fall, work on a Senior Thesis for the next three years, and use that to make my way into grad school to do some real research.

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 05-13-2012, 02:50 PM
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(05-13-2012, 02:41 PM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 02:13 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Ok, I'm curious just what you plan on doing with a focus on studying human bones. As a chiropractor I strive to understand the proper function of all our joints & help them achieve that to optimize body function. We should pick each other's brain a bit.

I'm planning on researching how microbial action in bone degradation post-mortem. Hopefully I should be able to start preliminary research this fall, work on a Senior Thesis for the next three years, and use that to make my way into grad school to do some real research.

Does this mean your researching if microbes can cause degeneration? Possibly contribute to arthritis?

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 05-13-2012, 02:54 PM
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(05-13-2012, 02:50 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 02:41 PM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 02:13 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Ok, I'm curious just what you plan on doing with a focus on studying human bones. As a chiropractor I strive to understand the proper function of all our joints & help them achieve that to optimize body function. We should pick each other's brain a bit.

I'm planning on researching how microbial action in bone degradation post-mortem. Hopefully I should be able to start preliminary research this fall, work on a Senior Thesis for the next three years, and use that to make my way into grad school to do some real research.

Does this mean your researching if microbes can cause degeneration? Possibly contribute to arthritis?

My dream-come-true would be to find a microbial indicator of a new post-mortem interval. However, my research is very much up in the air and it has been suggested that I look at living tissue as well. So arthritis could definitely fall under that idea.

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 05-13-2012, 03:04 PM
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I'm not sure I know what a post-mortem interval is. Are you referring to things like how long it takes for rigor to set?

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 05-13-2012, 03:05 PM
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(05-13-2012, 03:04 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'm not sure I know what a post-mortem interval is. Are you referring to things like how long it takes for rigor to set?

Yes, basically time since death.

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 05-13-2012, 03:21 PM
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(05-10-2012, 01:31 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(05-10-2012, 12:27 PM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-10-2012, 12:14 PM)Johnny9 Wrote: Hey... How can I get rid of all the Stink bugs that have invaded my home and gardens? Do you want several hundred-thousand for your collection?

While I'm no expert, one suggestion I thought sounded pretty easy is to place some boards around the plants. At nights the stink bugs will crawl under them for protection, so if you get up early enough they should all be under the boards allowing for easy mass removal without using pesticides.

Additionally take a look here:

ugh, those stink bugs are such a PITA in the SE region of Pennsylvania.

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 05-14-2012, 03:22 AM
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(05-13-2012, 03:21 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(05-10-2012, 01:31 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(05-10-2012, 12:27 PM)Tonality Wrote: While I'm no expert, one suggestion I thought sounded pretty easy is to place some boards around the plants. At nights the stink bugs will crawl under them for protection, so if you get up early enough they should all be under the boards allowing for easy mass removal without using pesticides.

Additionally take a look here:

ugh, those stink bugs are such a PITA in the SE region of Pennsylvania.

A major PITA. My shed is filled with them and they're in the house. I made the mistake of picking on up to take outside, my hand stunk for hours.

I've tried the board thing and it does work, but how do you kill them without smelling that funk? They're also attracted to yellow, or so I've read. Maybe I could offer to paint my neighbors barn. lol

They have zero predators. Maybe I can burn them... Roasted bug stink. mmmmm

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 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM
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Excellent job, Anthony!!

My wife is an entomologist, so I know how hard it can be to properly mount some of those specimens. I remember going out with her on collecting trips when we were courting - she was still a student then.

Unfortunately, her collection got destroyed in a basement flood we had. The boxes didn't get wet, but the damp caused mould to grow everywhere.

As it happens, one of the unused boxes she had was a lovely one that I modified for my straights, so it wasn't a complete loss. However, we both regret that those pinned bugs - reminders of our younger days, when we were courting, were lost. Oh well!

The silver lining:

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 05-16-2012, 03:01 PM
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Yohann, that's great. Talk about making lemonade from lemons! Wink

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