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Going into hybernation

The Ottawa Insectarium is sad to announce that along with our six and eight legged friends, we too will be hibernating for the winter.  If all goes well, we will emerge from our prolonged hiatus on May 10th 2019, ready to welcome you to the wonderful world of insects and spiders. 
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Cultural Entomology

What is cultural entomology? Cultural entomology studies the connection and influence insects have with humanity: art, food ,medicine, politics, religion, commerce, science, music, film, literature and other aspects of human society. In almost every culture, past and present, insects have shaped the psychology and daily pragmatic life of humans.  We have a dedicated section highlighting…
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Ottawa Bug Collecting

For most of us the fascination with our friends in the insect world starts early. For some it lasts our entire life. As with any form of insect collecting some choose to catch and release while others decide to collect specimens to keep. Whatever your choice remember to respect the species by limiting your catch.…
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