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With the polar vortex descending upon much of the Midwestern US, there are lots of people wondering if Old Man Winter is killing those pesky bugs. The short answer is, no probably not! For the long answer, tune in to hear Jody, Mike, and Jonathan discuss insect overwintering strategies!

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Some basics on insect overwintering: 
https://www.amentsoc.org/insects/fact-files/overwintering.html
https://bugguide.net/node/view/163372

Stink bug article
https://www.wthr.com/article/polar-vortex-may-have-killed-95-percent-stink-bug-population

XKCD Comic
https://xkcd.com/1321/

Frozen nematodes return to life
http://www.siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/worms-frozen-in-permafrost-for-up-to-42000-years-come-back-to-life/


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This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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