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Louis Sorkin Talks Bed Bugs (and feeds them)

A short video with bed bug expert Louis Sorkin and his bed bugs. He shows us what bed bugs look like as he feeds them. You’ll get an excellent view and size comparison of an adult and a newly hatched nymph.


Louis Sorkin, a scientific assistant who has worked at the American Museum of Natural History for over 30 years, maintains a small colony of a few thousand bed bugs in four jars in his lab and has become a media expert on this group of animals. Watch as Sorkin feeds the museum’s collection of live bed bugs using his hands, and hear him discuss the breeding habits and misconceptions associated with the hot topic creatures.



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