Saturday, January 28, 2006

In the news: Cochineal bugs















We have these weird and interesting little bugs at the arboretum. On tours, I like to point them out to the kids and even squish one to show the prized red color inside. (Yeah, I know, but it's all in the name of science and education.)

Here's a recent news article about them:

CNN.com - FDA: You're eating crushed bug juice - Jan 27, 2006
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