(Gina - Insect Collector)
On this episode I had the honour to have Gina as my guest. She shared with me her interest in collecting insects as her hobby.
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Instagram: @swamptoswamp (https://www.instagram.com/swamptoswamp/)
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00:28 - Intro
01:00 - Who is Gina?
02:14 - How did you get introduced to bugs?
04:07 - Were you interested in bugs when you were a child?
04:49 - What is you favorite type of bug?
06:28 - Do you collect live bugs or dead ones?
07:22 - How big is your collection?
07:57 - How do you organize your collection?
10:10 - What was the first bug that started your collection?
12:12 - If you were to discover a new bug, what would you name it?
12:38 - What is the funniest bug name you encountered?
13:47 - What was the worst bug big you received?
15:24 - How is the bug community around you?
16:35 - Do you trade insects?
17:22 - are there any insects from around the world you want to collect?
19:39 - Do you own any extinct insects?
20:50 - What is the best part about collecting insects?
25:04 - Talking about bees attacking a hornet.
26:25 - What was your biggest challenge when you first started collecting insects?
28:07 - What is your current challenge?
30:34 - Has collecting or researching bugs ever stressed you out?
32:39 - Has collecting insects ever helped you relax when you are feeling stressed?
33:53 - Was there that one bug you could not catch?
35:14 - What are some misconceptions about people who collect insects?
38:04 - What has collecting insects taught you in life?
38:55 - Do you want to present this hobby to the world or use it as an escape from reality?
41:35 - Do you have any word of advice for anyone who might be interested in this hobby?
42:34 - Do you have any social media links or websites you would like to share?
45:07 - Do you have any questions for me about collecting insects?
50:32 - Outro