Profile overview for InsectGuy.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

3 submissions to entomology

1 submissions to KotakuInAction

This user has so far shared a total of 4 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 111 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 51 and downvoted 2 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 689 and downvoted 175 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

New Reddit content policy, sub bans, and quarantine. Includes coontown now being banned., submitted: 8/5/2015 10:26:11 PM, 110 points (+110|-0)

MRW when people tell me moths aren't pretty., submitted: 6/14/2015 4:50:24 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

Example of polymorphism in the Peppered moth (Biston betularia), submitted: 6/14/2015 4:41:58 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Acherontia lachesis, an Asian Death's-head Hawkmoth I found in Vietnam, submitted: 6/14/2015 4:47:23 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Example of polymorphism in the Peppered moth (Biston betularia), submitted: 6/14/2015 4:41:58 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Acherontia lachesis, an Asian Death's-head Hawkmoth I found in Vietnam, submitted: 6/14/2015 4:47:23 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

MRW when people tell me moths aren't pretty., submitted: 6/14/2015 4:50:24 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

New Reddit content policy, sub bans, and quarantine. Includes coontown now being banned., submitted: 8/5/2015 10:26:11 PM, 110 points (+110|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Feminists want to ban sex robots because theyre like prostitutes submitted by dvdgrdll to news

InsectGuy 1 points 59 points (+60|-1) ago

Clearly the next step is banning dildos because they objectify the penis, which is bad because of objectifying, and also because penis.

Tape recording reveals Tim Hunt's audience of female scientists and journalists weren't offended (Text Inside) submitted by fluffingtonthefifth to news

InsectGuy 0 points 51 points (+51|-0) ago

Central tenet of SJW. Don't admit to being wrong, don't validate anything, don't confront actual issues/people when you can circlejerk and kick up trouble instead.

UK to ban encrypted messenger services to combat the specter of ISIS submitted by satleab to news

InsectGuy 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago

Clearly the solution is to ban eyeballs. Can't kill what you can't see!

3 lowest rated comments:

Donald Trump: Robert Gordon University strips honorary degree submitted by RainGoat to news

InsectGuy 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago

Same as always? From a distance so he can repeatedly declare chapter 11 bankruptcy when his company fails to complete a project successfully?

Account Deleted By User submitted by wilfra to news

InsectGuy 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Is the entrance just a revolving door?

This Man's Patent Could Be The One To Destroy Monsanto- Make This Go Viral To Change The World submitted by AaronSwartzrolling to news

InsectGuy 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

some mushroom

Very scientific reporting there. Not all fungi are mushrooms.

leading company who provide GMO products and pesticides for crops and farms will no longer be significant for their services

This is so vague and completely wrong I genuinely don't know where to start.

Many GMO crops already use fungal components to produce pesticides which aren't chemical in nature, but one of the largest problems when discussing the whole GMO issue is people tunnel vision GMO to mean something it doesn't, sometimes have no idea what GMO actually means, and think genetic modification is a new concept despite such things having been happening on a slower scale since the invention of agriculture in Mesopotamia.

Pesticides aren't just used to target insects as the term "pest" is extremely vague. Field of potato plants with a single ragwort plant growing in it would classify the ragwort as a pest. Single potato plant growing in someone's garden would have the potato plant classified as the pest. It depends on context and the invested individuals that are affected by the species present.

How many people do you know that are into horticulture that have Rhododendrons as a feature? It's a plant that was imported into western culture and as such has no local "pest" species to control it. It competes with surrounding plants by producing toxic chemicals and short of burning it to the ground then digging up the roots it is very hard to get rid of. But to many people it's a nice garden feature despite being an extremely problematic pest species to others.

Additionally "pesticides" are more than just chemicals and also more than just something you keep in a bottle on the shelf until you need to use it. Integrated Pest Management [IPM] focuses on using both biological and non-biological control methods such as known predators of pests, fungal/bacterial/viral control solutions all of which have specific uses. Claiming that someone who is trying to patent a pre-existing control method as having discovered a new pesticide approach is both false and extremely misleading as shown in the patent information when it starts mentioning just what species they are looking at.

Specific fungi named: Metarhizium anisopliae.

Further reading reveals this to have been named by Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian scientist who lived from 16 May 1845 – 16 July 1916 that first applied Metarhizium anisopliae as an insecticide in 1879, so it's fair to say that work on this particular fungi has been going on for over a century. The difference now is someone is trying to patent it.