Ben Welborn
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Is casein hydrolysate the same thing as casamino acids?
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Roughly, yes they are similar, but there are processing differences- the real difference is filtering. A product containing simply casein hydrosylate will only be roughly filtered with lots of ...

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What's this insect (Oregon, USA)?
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I'm pretty sure it is in the Cetoniinae (flower beetle) family. Off-hand I would put it in the genus, Tropinota. It may be a subspecies or relative of Tropinota squalida or Tropinosa hirta. But it ...

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The ring formation of ringworm
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dermatophyte fungi Ringworm is caused by a several species of Trichophyton fungi (T. rubrum, T. tonsurans, T. interdigitale, and/or T. mentagrophytes); and a couple others are well known (Microsporum ...

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E. coli bioreactor or E. coli fermenter?
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I don't think that there is a clear division between bioreactor and fermenter and the terms are often used interchangeably, but they do carry a difference in connotation (and marketing). The term "...

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What is this hummingbird-like insect?
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Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum). For what it's worth, there are also a variety of sphinx moths around the world. Here's a photo from the linked Wikipedia page. As you can see, it ...

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How to protect my mounted insect specimens from ... insects?
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Use borates, like for wood treatment. It's not a repellent like moth balls but it will kill them and not be smelly and it has low toxicity. Borates are also used in taxidermy, especially for ...

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How much energy is in a human brain's electromagnetic activity?
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EEGs pick up about 0.5 to 100 µV on the scalp and about and about 1-2 mV when measured on the surface of the brain, it's about 100 times lower than ECG (heart) signals. Brain waves have been ...

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Is there an evolutionary basis for why women mature faster than men?
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Reproduction is kind of the definition of biological success. Logically, it works because it works because it works. Provided that the mother is responsible and healthy, there's a good chance the ...

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How does residual chlorine in tap water work?
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Actually, I think that to qualify this statment, you should use about a 3.33% solution of household (5%) bleach for disinfecting. So that's actually, 0.15% sodium hypochlorite solution. Also, time ...

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What nutrients are best suited for growing E.Coli
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Optimal is a funny thing; it depends upon what you want. The purpose of the bacteria, is probably the most important aspect when considering the nutrients. There are many recipes capable of growing E. ...

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Are plants really oxygen neutral?
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Photosynthesis basically means 6 CO2 + 6 H2O --> C6H12O6 + 6 O2 Combustion/decomposition means the reversal... C6H12O6 + 6 O2 --> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O Sequestering carbon dioxide is only temporary. However, ...

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Is there a link between digestion and nightmares?
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A nightmare is basically an alarm; typically your subconcious mind trying to wake you. Nightmares often occur when you are experiencing pain or discomfort (like needing to use the bathroom). Dreams ...

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