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Help me fight Spartan Mosquito’s SLAPP

AC2T, Inc., the Mississippi-based corporation that markets the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator, has hit me with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (a “SLAPP”) in response to a review of the device I posted on my blog and for communications I made with the Environmental Protection Agency. Details on the lawsuit here.

Want to help?

If you’d like to contribute to my legal defense fund, I’ve set up a GoFundMe campaign.

More details

AC2T’s suit against me also functions as a way to silence others. Indeed, that is likely its main purpose. For example, the American Mosquito Control Association has done a thorough investigation of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator but has decided to keep the findings private out of fear of litigation. The AMCA has also stayed silent on the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.

If you want to hear more about AC2T from an independent source, please read the $5,000,000 class-action lawsuit that’s pending against them.

Contact

Please send me an email.

Distinguishing tobacco and tomato hornworm caterpillars

Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) caterpillars have stripes (seven of them), so remember that by thinking of Lucky Strikes cigarettes (seven is a lucky number; stripes sort of rhymes with strikes). Plus the horn on a tobacco hornworm is usually red or red-tipped, like a cigarette. Tobacco hornworms also have black shadows on their stripes, and and tobacco gives you dark teeth and lungs.

Tomato hornworms (Manduca quinquemaculata) have eight chevrons (Vs), which you can remember by thinking of V8 juice, which is primarily tomato juice.

Here’s a graphic that summarizes the above:

Photographs of tobacco and tomato hornworm caterpillars

Here’s a larger photograph of a tobacco hornworm (7 stripes, red-tipped horn) covered with Cotesia congregata pupae.

Manduca sexta

Conference poster examples

In case you found this site while searching for conference poster examples, here are two from Daisy Bicking. If you like these, please see my Designing conference posters page for tips and downloadable templates.

Easy application of maggot debridement therapy to treat chronic absceses in laminitic horses

Alternative approach in rehabilitating the chronically laminitic foot utilizing composite materials

And if you’ve found this site because you have a lame horse, you can contact Daisy for details at daisyhavenfarm@gmail.com. She’s based in West Chester, Pennsylvania (near me), but makes road trips with her crew. She also gives seminars on how to do the above, and much more. You can also follow her farm on Facebook. Tell her I sent you.