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  1. Company of Ants and Bees, The (1990 Video)

    Producer
    Christopher La Fontaine
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Professor James Gould of Princeton University investigates ant and bee societies, which have existed for more than 50 million years and look destined to last longer than the human race. A beehive is an...

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  2. Insect Plague Latest Menace to US Wheat

    Date released
    12 Jun 1947
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    1699
    NoS ID
    040574
    Story no
    3 / 6
    Extras
    1 commentary sheet, 1 cameraman dope sheet, 1 shot list

    Oregon wheatfields ravaged by crickets whose natural enemies are insufficient to counteract them. Farmers employ new insecticide in their destruction.

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  3. I Saw Japan Mix by Douglas Hardy - Paramount War Correspondent

    Date released
    7 Jan 1946
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    1550
    NoS ID
    039849
    Story no
    3 / 4
    Extras
    1 commentary sheet, 1 cameraman dope sheet, 1 shot list

    First British War Correspondent to enter Nagasaki and Sasebo tells his impressions. Resigned to defeat, Japanese live insect-life amidst devastation.

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  4. Pine Beauty (1985 Video)

    Producer
    Aileen Llewellyn
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    A rare native moth, the Pine Beauty, suddenly reached pest proportions and caused devastating damage of pine forests in the north of Scotland. The outbreak was linked to the introduction of a new species of...

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  5. Boat Show

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    Date released
    Jun 1964
    Series name
    Roundabout
    Issue no
    25
    NoS ID
    327623
    Story no
    1 / 5

    COI synopsis: Visits London’s International Boat Show and discusses a new process for combatting the teredo beetle, a tropical insect which damages boats’ wooden hulls.

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  6. Cabbage Root Fly Bites The Dust

    Date released
    1969
    Series name
    Living Tomorrow
    Issue no
    7
    NoS ID
    350757
    Story no
    2 / 4

    COI synopsis: As insects develop immunity - insecticides have to be made more and more powerful threatening all forms of wildlife. Now experiments with a sterilising agent in food successfully used on the...

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  7. Wheat Bulb Fly

    Date released
    12 Aug 1957
    Series name
    Colour Pictorial
    Issue no
    137
    NoS ID
    120431
    Story no
    2 / 3
    Extras
    1 film clip

    Pathe synopsis: The Wheat Bulb Fly is an insect pest which does untold damage to Britain’s crops, but at the Rothamsted Experimental Station scientists are fighting this pest with all their resources....

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  8. Aphid-Trapping Potato Plants: A Scientific Project of Dr R W Gibson (1979 Video)

    Director
    Chris C Doncaster
    Producer
    Chris C Doncaster
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale (video - BUFVC), Videocassette. VHS. col. 6 min., 1996 sale: £20.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    'Solanum berthaultii’, an insect-resistant wild potato from Bolivia, has abundant sticky-tipped hairs on the foliage to which small insects and mites get stuck. In contrast, the foliage of cultivated...

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  9. Underwater: WASP

    Date released
    1977
    Series name
    Living Tomorrow
    Issue no
    205
    NoS ID
    325876
    Story no
    3 / 4

    COI synopsis: An offshore submersible which can best be described as a cross between a submarine and a diving suit. The Wasp, as it is called, is fully pressurised and has its own life-support system. Its...

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  10. Biological Control 2 (1986 Video)

    Producer
    Mike Gunton
    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Biological control can be one of the most effective of all methods of pest control - self-regulating, safe and very cost-effective - but it has a limited success rate. There is interest in improving the...

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