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Queen's University


Dynamic "moth-ematics"

Bill Nelson

Photo: Bernard Clark

Follow the trail Professor Bill Nelson’s research is blazing and you’ll end up in a room in the basement of the Biosciences Complex. There, after donning a lab coat and elasticized booties that slip on over your street shoes, he guides you into a screened-off area filled with boxes created out of hard pink insulation, resting on industrial shelving, each connected by hoses to a noisy cooling system sitting in the corner. Those boxes, each kept at a separate temperature, house Japanese tea tortrix moths at the different stages of their life cycle – egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

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