In my case, unintentionally: the insects gulp from a glass of water, shortly before I do.
The article then ascends toward an Abbott and Costello sketch, “fourteen percent of Americans count themselves as foodies—people who, says Why, ‘will probably eat the grasshopper that looks like a grasshopper’,” before suggesting, “we also need to think about a bottom-up approach.”
You can now attach electronic circuits to cockroaches to control their movement.
First, place the cockroaches “in icy water to subdue them before sandpaper is used to remove the waxy coating on the shell of the insect’s head. An electrode connector and electrodes are then glued on to the insect’s body and a needle is used to poke a hole in their thorax in order to insert a wire.
Their antennae are then cut and electrodes are inserted. A circuit is attached to their backs, and signals are received through a mobile phone app allowing users to control the cockroaches’ movements to the left and to the right.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24455141)
This attitude toward to life must be nurtured – the perfect gift for psychopathmas.
“Gears are not the only mechanical solutions that were long thought to be unique to human engineering and then found to have been mastered by evolution [the plant hopper Issus coleoptratus has rounded joints that connect its hind legs with a series of tiny intermeshing teeth like cogs]. The screw-and-nut system is another example … in the legs of a weevil beetle. … Honeybees ‘couple the movement of both wings to stabilize their flight by using pegs … like Velcro.'” (http://www.nature.com/news/insect-leg-cogs-a-first-in-animal-kingdom-1.13723)
“There is a fear that if the [leaf miner] insect damages the foliage and weakens the [horse chestnut] tree sufficiently, it may reduce the trees’ resistance to disease, therefore they could suffer more from the bleeding canker disease.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23490686)