“What does bug poop look like and smell like?”

I'll bet this guy has pretty fancy poop. (Photo: I f...ing love science via Facebook)

I’ll bet this guy has pretty fancy poop. A Eucharitid wasp. This tropical predator eats ants, not people.  (Photo: I f…ing love science via Facebook)

After reading Taro Gomi’s book Everybody Poops, The then Three-Year-Old naturally wanted to know what bug poop looked like. I put her off as long as I could. The topic has been coming up again lately for reasons I don’t want to examine too closely, so I decided it was time to give her an answer.

I’m going to go with microscopic bits of dirt or mud. There’s a lot more to it, but I can’t bear to write about it this early in the morning. If you want to, you can find a very detailed answer here.

Whew. That wasn’t so bad, was it?

I’ve got about 1523 deadlines this week, so the Caterpickling will be light. See you on the other side of this mountain of work.

More seasonally appropriate (& far less disgusting) Caterpickles, in case you need a fix:


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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