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  1. Insects: Food and Feeding Habits (1978 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 9 min.

    Shows different foods eaten by insects and the ways in which the insects have adapted to the particular foods they eat.

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  2. Vital Dances in the Hive (1961 Film)

    Director
    Etienne Geerinckx; W Wittekindt
    Producer
    H Willems
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows how scout bees using dance language, pass on information about localities where nectar, pollen, water and propolis can be collected. Bees perform round dance, sickle dance, and wagtail dance. Finally...

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  3. The Virus

    Date released
    1971
    Series name
    London Line
    Issue no
    337
    NoS ID
    350439
    Story no
    2 / 4

    COI synopsis: An interview with Dr. Tinsley, head of a unit at Oxford University concerned with virus research about the benefits of using virus control in keeping down insect populations.

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  4. From Dust to Maize: Overcoming the Larger Grain Borer in Africa (1996 Video)

    Subject
    Agriculture
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 20 min., 1997 sale: £20.00 (inclusive)

    Looks at the larger grain borer, a serious beetle pest of farm-stored maize and cassava. The programme is intended to encourage policy makers, quarantine and phytosanitary officials, and all those...

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  5. Dissection of a Mosquito for Malaria Parasites, The (1953 Video)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 10 min.

    The phases of the life cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito are briefly described and the appearance of both oocysts and sporozoites are shown. Demonstrates 1) how the salivary glands of the...

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  6. Social Insects (1976 Video)

    Director
    Peter Boulton
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 15 min.

    Aims to illustrate the underlying similarities between the different insect social groupings. Social behaviour in insects is found among bees, wasps, ants and termites. The organisation of each group is...

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  7. Green Machines / Nitrate in Drinking Water (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Environmental science
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 49 min., 1998 sale: £195.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    [See individual programme entries for synopses.]

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  8. Disaster Aid

    Date released
    1970
    Series name
    London Line
    Issue no
    282
    NoS ID
    326515
    Story no
    3 / 4

    NoS synopsis: Machines to control insect pests such as mosquitoes are manufactured just outside London.

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  9. Indication of Distance and Direction in the Honey-Bee: Round and Waggle Dance (1975 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 20 min., 1996 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Honey-bee. Proof of the distance and direction indication by means of the round and the tail-wagging dances for distances of 100, 200, 500 and 1000m from the hive. Synchronised rasping and begging calls,...

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  10. Drosophila: Biology and Behaviour of Hawaiian Picture Wings (1991 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    The biology and behaviour of Hawaiian ‘Drosophila’, - the so-called ‘picture-wings’ - showing the life cycle and male-male and male-female interactions. Discusses a natural fungicide that is a...

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