We’ve noticed lately that whenever we teach, we have to tell students to look with their eyes and not with their phones and tablets. Touch technology is everywhere nowadays, and we’re not immune to its charms. Kristie recently upgraded her iPhone and touches, taps and interacts with the best of them. She was waxing poetic the other day about how much she loves it, and it reminded us of a podcast we created of couple years ago when touch technology was new and fresh.
This podcast explores the tactile communication of ants and how they use touch to interact with their environment. We humans are so proud of all our inventions and developments but if we look closely, we’ll find that for most of them, bugs did it first!
Here are some great arthropod apps. You can find many of them for both Apple and Android. Do you use any awesome arthropod related apps? Let us know in the comments!
Apps for iPhone/iPod/iPad (available through iTunes store)
Bugs and Insects
Butterflies & Moths of North America
Auduarbon’s Insect and Spider Field Guide
Spider- Secret of Bryce Manor
Amazon: Hidden Expeditions
Bug Village HD
Bugs and buttons
*Many thanks to Bug Bytes listener Jaden Walker for some excellent app suggestions!
iTouch, uTouch Transcript Note: The transcript can be opened in iBooks.
This podcast was originally produced for Bug Bytes
and published 10/07/10.