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This Is What It's Actually Like To Live With A Person Who Studies Bugs

Entomologists talk about their badass daily routines like sleeping next to fire ants.

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Entomologists recently went on Twitter to describe what it's like to live with bugs. Here's what what we learned:

1. Your kitchen will look like a magical RAINFOREST.

Living the dream #LivingWithAnEntomologist - when there's more insect species in the kitchen than the zoo! @CMBuddle

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2. If anyone rummages through your underwear drawer, they'll discover a pleasant surprise.

This is my bedroom furniture..the rest of my place caries on the theme #LivingWithAnEntomologist

3. Sleeping next to fire ants will be totally normal and awesome.

here is the foot of our bed, and the fire ant nest casts I have made. #LivingWithAnEntomologist

4. And your freezer will not just be a boring storage area for food.

@CMBuddle Vials of beetles collected near @UNBC and water for today's Crooked River trip. #LivingWithAnEntomologist

5. That's because it will will turn into a science lab filled with all sorts of surprises.

Inside the freezer of Richard Levine ... #LivingWithAnEntomologist @CMBuddle

6. In fact, you won't be scared of bugs getting into your food anymore.

Having a squadron of soldier flies protecting your ice cream in the freezer. #LivingWithAnEntomologist @CMBuddle

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7. Because you'll get to witness wondrous things by accident.

You know you're #LivingWithAnEntomologist when you open the fridge for some butter and find this @petercoffey

8. You'll never truly be alone in your selfies.

97% of our holiday photos of me have insects/spiders in them #LivingWithAnEntomologist (Philippines and Africa)

9. And your kids will be badasses who are not afraid of ANYTHING.

This happened in my dining room. #LivingWithAnEntomologist

10. That's because you'll start them off young. Really young.

Teaching my daughter about metamorphosis at a young age #LivingWithAnEntomologist

11. And you'll teach them valuable lessons.

When your children point out no *normal* mothers do dung sampling on the kitchen table... #LivingWithAnEntomologist

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12. In fact, you'll frequently express your love in unconventional ways.

When a romantic weekend is spent chasing grasshoppers instead of drinking them. #LivingWithAnEntomologist

13. And mosquitos will even help you get laid.

@CMBuddle Collecting mosquito larvae on our honeymoon. #LivingWithAnEntomologist

14. And you'll fall in love with bees.

How many dead bees can a man misplace in your bedroom over the course of a summer? Enough. #LivingWithAnEntomologist

15. Jesus himself will even start to look like a bee after a while.

@CMBuddle My son's Sunday school work.#LivingWithAnEntomologist

16. In fact, things like this suddenly look very cute instead of very creepy.

And often I'm only in there as a measure of scale #LivingWithAnEntomologist

17. Because you'll realize many bugs are harmless, important, and totally awesome creatures.

Here a bug, there a bug, everywhere a bug, bug ... #LivingWithAnEntomologist

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