Dr Cathy Roberts, our Mission Mosquito scientific supervisor, was kind enough to let Danny Krige (Y5) have an exclusive interview with her
Q: What made you want to do the mosquito project?
A: There were 2 things I heard from professor Sella & Amelia French about the amazing Lab_13 and they inspired me to work with you all
Q: What have you done so far?
A: We’ve been collecting samples of larvae from water sources and growing them into adults and we have also been collecting adults in our special adult traps. In addition, we have been photographing and cataloguing these samples.
Q: Where have you been keeping them and is it safe?
A: We’ve been keeping them in special cages in Lab_13 which the mosquitoes can’t escape from so yes it is safe for them and for us!
Q: What results are you hoping to get?
A: We are hoping to find what types of mosquitoes like living in the cities and whether we have any coming from Europe.
If you haven’t read about this project before, please take a look at our previous blogs and check out the Lab_13 twitter https://twitter.com/Lab_13Gillespie