After the insects are caught, they must be pinned on the styrofoam to dry.
Before being placed into the display boxes, bugs must be dried for at least one week.
After drying, insects are labeled and organized into their respective orders.
Seniors Casey Harris and Arden Ambrose-Winters present their insect collection.
Seniors Quinten Jones, Connor Spann, and Mike Basso express their relief after successfully completing their collections.
Students gather around a lab station to show off their collections.
At the end of the period, Timothy Peevyhouse collects the boxes for grading.
Delaney Coleman, Casey Harris, and Timothy Peevyhouse pose as flies in celebration.
By Rifa Akanda,
The Davis High Zoology and Botany classes are assigned to catch 30-40 insects of at least 11 different orders. This insect collection lasts for about seven weeks and makes up a portion of the student’s first quarter grade.