Connected on 2013-12-10 08:30:00 from Cook, Illinois, United States
- Bugscope Team good morning!
- Bugscope Team sample is now pumping down
- Bugscope Team good morning!
- Bugscope Team Guest where are you from?
- Bugscope Team we are ready to roll
- Bugscope Team Good Morning, Ms. R-C!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team you have control of the microscope
- Bugscope Team you can change magnification, focus, move the sample by clicking on the central screen (that will make a feature you have clicked go to the center), and also select from any of the presets on the lefthand screen
- Teacher Good Morning to all of you. I think we are ready to roll! My students will get out of assembly in 2 minutes and then a class will start to come in.
Bugscope Team cool! If you have other computers available you can also log students in to them
- Teacher Did you receive my insects in the mail?
Bugscope Team not yet. sometimes the mail gets to us slowly, I'm sorry
- Teacher Oh no. I sent them priority mail last Tuesday! There were supposed to get there by the end of the week!
- Bugscope Team today we have a ladybug larva, cucumber beetle, parasitoid wasp, large beetle, cranefly, and other insects/arthropods
- Teacher I could get additional computers if you think that is better. Right now I have the image projected on the smart board.
Bugscope Team all good!
- Bugscope Team this is a part of the wasp, on or near the thorax, where we see a pollen grain, and slightly more into the foreground, a butterfly scale
- Bugscope Team the thing to the upper left is part of a plant, looks like...
- Bugscope Team wasp spiracle
- Teacher My class is here. We are going to take turns operating the scope. Is this the pollen grain?
- Bugscope Team this is the tip of a large wing scale, and the tiny thing we see we're not sure about; it may be a brochosome, from a leafhopper, but it is pretty large
- Bugscope Team this is all on the body of a parasitoid wasp
- Bugscope Team i think it's part of a broken scale
- Bugscope Team we can also see setae, which is what the hairs are called
- Bugscope Team you can take the mag lower, if you would like, to get an idea of where you are
- Bugscope Team this is cool!
- Bugscope Team this is the head of a moth
- Bugscope Team its proboscis is coiled up when it is not being used
- Bugscope Team that's the thing on the left
- Bugscope Team now we're looking at the compound eye, which has thousands of facets called ommatidia
- Bugscope Team the eye is dented
- Bugscope Team the moth can see light that we cannot see
- Bugscope Team it also has very good peripheral vision, since it has two large globe-shaped eyes
- Bugscope Team this is debris on the surface if the compound eye
- Bugscope Team you can see, beneath the debris, the hexagonal facets of the compound eye, the ommatidia
- Bugscope Team here's a pollen grain
- Bugscope Team we can see that the pollen grain is maybe 15 micrometers in diameter
- Bugscope Team it has tiny pores on it
- Bugscope Team to the left you see the fine features of one of the ommatidia
- Bugscope Team we think of those features as being similar to the rods or cones in our own eyes
- Bugscope Team now you are in the nano range
- Bugscope Team smaller than the wavelengths of even ultraviolet light
- Bugscope Team the electron beam is distorting the image a bit because we are so close
- Bugscope Team it is affecting the sample itself
- Bugscope Team good job driving!
- Bugscope Team neat that you found these things by yourself
- Bugscope Team you're driving a $600,000 scanning electron microscope from your classroom
- Bugscope Team be sure to let us know when you have questions, and please also check out other areas on the sample when you have a chance
- Teacher Ben and George are taking over now- that was Allison and Lily driving!
- Bugscope Team good job allison and lily!
- Bugscope Team wow cool! good job, Allison and Lily!
- Bugscope Team this is a salt crystal from a Wendy's restaurant. we like them because they have these cool incised patterns
- Bugscope Team see the scalebar below the screen to the left?
- Bugscope Team it gives us an idea of the sizes of what we are seeing
- Bugscope Team we can see that the spider's eye is not as complex as that of the moth
- Bugscope Team it is not a compound eye, and spiders often cannot see very well, even with eight eyes
- Bugscope Team these are setae ('see-tee') that help the spider sense touch and vibration, very important for a spider\
- Bugscope Team the single seta we see now goes into the cuticle and attaches to nerves so it can transmit touch information to the spider
- Teacher what is right next to the setae in the opening
- Bugscope Team looks like a little bit of dirt or oil
- Teacher This is Anne, Sofie and Clare
Bugscope Team Yay! Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team beetles have palps that help them taste their prospective food
- Bugscope Team this palp has little features on it that we believe help them sense chemicals -- the features are called chemoreceptors
- Teacher what are the hole spiricles
Bugscope Team i think that one is a pore for a seta
- Bugscope Team yes it looks like a seta broke off and this is where it was
- Bugscope Team insects and similar arthropods have an exoskeleton -- they have a hard shell and no bones on the inside
- Bugscope Team they do not have skin like we do with nerve endings in it
- Bugscope Team there are some chemosensory regions
- Bugscope Team we think these are specialized chemoreceptors, oops, as Cate said
- Bugscope Team insects often have two sets of palps, which are accessory mouthparts, that help them eat
- Teacher Is that debris over the lines? are the lines the chemoreceptors?
Bugscope Team yes it is some kind of dust or debris, exactically
- Teacher Will, James and Ethan are coming on!
Bugscope Team super cool!
- Bugscope Team this is one of the assassin bug's claws
- Bugscope Team we found another chunk of debris
- Bugscope Team this is cool, quite small
- Bugscope Team now we can see how the assassin bug holds onto its prey
- Bugscope Team with the spines on its arms
- Bugscope Team hi!
- Teacher this is olivia, emily and chloe!
Bugscope Team yay! Hi!
- Bugscope Team the ant is quite small
- Bugscope Team we can see its compound eye, and we can see how its antenna has a ball and socket joint that connects it to the head
- Bugscope Team these are the ommatidia
- Bugscope Team the compound eye is made of individual units called ommatidia
- Bugscope Team there are so few ommatidia compared to the moth
- Bugscope Team the brochosomes are so small it is hard to focus on them
- Bugscope Team they look like little soccer balls
- Bugscope Team usually they are 250 to 400 nm in diameter
- Bugscope Team the more ommatidia an insect has the more it relies on vision
- Teacher this is kaela georgia and jolie
Bugscope Team awesome!
- Teacher Last group for this class, Mac, Jack, and Zach
- Bugscope Team hey guys
- Bugscope Team brochosomes are produced by leafhoppers, but we find them on lots of other insects
- Bugscope Team so cute
- Bugscope Team baby ladybug
- Bugscope Team we can see two of its eyes, which are called stemmata
- Bugscope Team this is one of the antenna
- Bugscope Team antennae
- Bugscope Team they are voracious predators and love to eat aphids
- Bugscope Team there is one of the eyes, now we see two
- Bugscope Team these are mean little dudes
- Bugscope Team this is where the cuticle was soft, relatively, and shrivel up when the larva died
- Bugscope Team some insects have a kind of waxy cuticle that helps keep them from drying out
- Teacher I have a new class here- Dugong class, we will start having groups come up!
- Bugscope Team cool!
- Bugscope Team ok sounds good
- Bugscope Team this is a parasitoid wasp -- a wasp that lays its eggs in other insects, and the larvae eat their way out
- Bugscope Team we can see that the compound eye, which has lots of facets called ommatidia, is covered with a fine film of some kind of oil
- Bugscope Team the mandibles and palps are to the left, and the antennae are to the righ
- Bugscope Team right.
- Bugscope Team to the right are its antennae
- Bugscope Team hi nick. hi graham!
- Teacher this is nick and graham
Bugscope Team awesome! welcome aboard!
- Bugscope Team these simple eyes help with orientation during flight, and also with circadian rhythm (internal clock of day/night cycle)
- Bugscope Team here we are looking at the mouth, from the side
- Bugscope Team the hairs you see here are called seatae
- Bugscope Team the upper righthand thing is one of the mandibles, and to the left is part of one of the palps, which are used to help feed
- Teacher please take the picture! we are learning about circadian rhythm in class right now !
- Teacher hi its jack matthew and marti
Bugscope Team welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team in the center we see a scale from a moth or butterfly, probably
- Bugscope Team this is some juju on a fungal hypha or perhaps a plant fiber
- Teacher is that debris
Bugscope Team yes it is!
- Bugscope Team it's easy for bugs to get dirty. they don't take baths
- Teacher can you take a picture
- Bugscope Team moths, butterflies, silverfish, mosquitoes, and few other insects have scales on their bodies that protect them from getting stuck in spiderwebs
- Bugscope Team hi girls! welcome!
- Teacher this is rose keiara and isha
Bugscope Team hello!
- Bugscope Team I am sitting at the scanning electron microscope (SEM) controls, so I can quickly fix the focus, sometimes
- Teacher what are these little particles on the surface?
- Bugscope Team this salt crystal is from a Wendy's restaurant; the little particles may be debris but are likely to be bits of salt
- Bugscope Team that could be part of the anti caking agent that gives it that cool look
- Teacher interesting!
- Bugscope Team yes! we think that the salt is made with an anti caking agent that keeps it from sticking to itself
- Bugscope Team when we see that the micron bar reads '5 microns,' that is telling us that we are looking at a scale of five one thousandths of a millimeter
- Bugscope Team or five millionths of a meter, very small!
- Bugscope Team bacteria are often about 2 microns, or micrometers (same thing) long
- Bugscope Team this is cool
- Bugscope Team the beetle seems to be waving to you
- Teacher this is charlie and dylan!
Bugscope Team hi you guys!
- Bugscope Team you all are doing a good job
- Bugscope Team see the claw on the right?
- Bugscope Team this is the pulvillus
- Bugscope Team it has lots of setae on it with those triangular tips that help it cling to surfaces
- Bugscope Team we know from this that the beetle has the ability to climb walls
- Teacher what is the pulvillus?
Bugscope Team they are the pads of setae by the claws
- Bugscope Team this is near some kind of crystal and may be part of the crystal
- Bugscope Team the name 'pulvillus' has the word 'villus' in it. villi are super tiny hairs
- Teacher hi this is madelyn, abby, and lily!
- Bugscope Team when we use this microscope for Bugscope we do not have optimal imaging capability at super high mag
- Bugscope Team this is what the inside of the electron microscope looks like
- Bugscope Team hi girls!
- Bugscope Team this is the inside of the scope
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- Bugscope Team and this is where you moved to on the stub
- Bugscope Team this is super cool
- Bugscope Team you are now on the nanoscale
- Bugscope Team this wasp at some point was hanging around with leafhoppers
- Bugscope Team because leafhoppers produce those tiny spheres
- Teacher This is so cool!!
- Bugscope Team these brochosomes help to waterproof and 'poop' prooof the leafhopper
- Bugscope Team leafhoppers have what is called a 'self-anointing function' in which they spread brochosomes on their bodies
- Bugscope Team awesome driving!
- Bugscope Team if you can't see, the easiest thing to do is refresh the browser
- Teacher this so amazing!
- Teacher A student is trying to watch from home and cant view the pic
Bugscope Team ask her/him to refresh the browser, perhaps
- Teacher hello this is jason and nikita
- Teacher take a picture [lease
- Teacher please
- Bugscope Team wow scott found some mites on this large beetle!
- Bugscope Team they folded their limbs into their carapaces
- Bugscope Team these mites are probably phoretic (hitching a ride)
- Bugscope Team hey girls
- Bugscope Team see the ant's eye?
- Teacher yeah it's cool!
- Teacher Are those setae next to the eyes?
Bugscope Team yes that's right
- Bugscope Team the facets of the eye are called ommatidia; ants often have very few of them, and some do not have eyes at all
- Bugscope Team can your student at home see the images now?
- Bugscope Team that person should be able to log on as a guest and see everything as well as also, comment
- Bugscope Team these different units work together to provide a complete image for the ant
- Teacher no she is facetiming with us but she can't get in.
Bugscope Team please just have her log into Bugscope directly, as a guest
- Bugscope Team she will be able to see the chat as well, and she can communicate that way
- Teacher She tried going iut and going back in, and it won't work still.
- Bugscope Team the images they see are a mosaic of sorts and not multiple complete images as is often depicted in sci-fi
- Bugscope Team http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/
- Bugscope Team all she should need to do is select Guest rather than Student
- Bugscope Team to the left we see one of the wingscales of another insect
- Teacher Hi it's Ms. R-C again. I have a new class here- Oh, we will tell her to say guest. She is on the website but can only see our chatting not the picture.
Bugscope Team if she is on an iPhone, that will let you see only the chat
- Bugscope Team but on an iPad or a larger computer, anyone in the world can actually log on as a Guest
- Bugscope Team this is the ant's knee
- Guest hi im caroline, im in florida but i got in
- Bugscope Team this is the top of the spider's head
- Bugscope Team we are looking at the eyes, of which there are eight
- Bugscope Team they are not compound eyes like we see on many adult insects
- Teacher Hi this is Sydney, Nora, and Elijah
Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team insects have a head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, and two antennae
- Bugscope Team spiders do not have a head and a thorax; rather, they have a combination head/thorax called a cephalothorax
- Bugscope Team spiders have a cephalothorax, abdomen and 8 legs
- Guest hi nora, sydnet, elijah
- Bugscope Team Hi Julie!
- Teacher Our student from home is on now and can see! Thank you- She is Caroline but going by Julie she is at her Grandparent's
Bugscope Team I am so glad! Super cool!
- Bugscope Team this is the top of a spider's head
- Teacher what are the little lines and bumps?
Bugscope Team the bumps are the spiders eyes, the hairs are likely sensory setae
Bugscope Team since spiders and insects have hard exoskeletons, up close they all look hairy, and a lot of these hairs help with sensing their environment, some with self awareness, and some with thermoregulation
- Bugscope Team you can see a few of its eyes, and also some of the sensory setae (hairs) that help it sense its surroundings, and vibration, since the eyes are often not very good
- Bugscope Team this is a salt crystal, kind of a special one
- Bugscope Team most salt is kind of boring, like a solid cube
- Teacher hi! this is olivia R, olivia G, and Maya!
Bugscope Team Totally Cool! Yay!
- Bugscope Team we think this kind of salt has an anticaking agent added to it that gives it this funny incised shape, or series of shapes
- Teacher and why are there so many specks?
- Teacher why are there so many different levels
Bugscope Team sodium chloride forms cubic crystals, and we think the anticaking agent is disrupting the ability to form larger cubic crystals but not small ones
- Teacher cool
- Guest nice question olivia
- Teacher thanks julie!
- Teacher how does salt form
Bugscope Team sodium ions in water are positively charged, and chlorine ions are negatively charged; when the water starts to dry away, the ions stick to each other, and they form cubs
- Bugscope Team this is a cute little cucumber beetle
- Bugscope Team we can see its mandibles, which open left and right, like a gate, and we can see its compound eyes
- Teacher hello, this is now Siona, Sehar, and Lulu
- Bugscope Team hi!
- Bugscope Team there are also palps around the mouth that help it manipulate/taste food and things
- Bugscope Team we can also, on the right, see one of the beetle's claws, and also the pulvillus, which is a pad that has tenent setae on it that stick to surfaces so the beetle can climb
- Bugscope Team there is also a central component of the mouth, like a kind of plate, called a clypeus
- Bugscope Team insect mouths are very complicated
- Teacher what makes them complicated?
Bugscope Team they have so many components, at least in this case
- Teacher what are the different parts of the insect mouth?
Bugscope Team the mandibles, left and right; the palps, mandibular and maxillary, with sometimes other names; the clypeus; often a fringe that filters things out...
- Bugscope Team there are four palps, and they function to help push food toward the opening of the mouth, but they also have things like tastebuds on them
- Bugscope Team most of the hairs are for sense of touch
- Bugscope Team they can't feel through their exoskeleton like we can our skin
- Teacher what are the hairs on the top?
Bugscope Team the hairs are often called setae, or bristles, or spines, as well as hairs, and as Cate says they are often sensory
- Teacher Hi its Holden, Kendal, And Parker
- Guest oh ok
- Bugscope Team i think another school had sent this at some point
- Teacher why is the eye dented?
Bugscope Team it likely happened after it died, while being handled
Bugscope Team Cate did it.
- Bugscope Team the coiled tube is the moth's probocis
- Teacher hi its maya and Aidan
- Bugscope Team thanks scott >.>
Bugscope Team haha I know this one was already dented when we got it
- Guest hi
Bugscope Team Hi Julie!
- Bugscope Team this is a spiracle
- Bugscope Team oops and this is a baby ladybug
- Bugscope Team this is a ladybug larva; when they are young they are voracious eaters of aphids
- Teacher why are there spikes on its back?
Bugscope Team the spikes likely help keep it from being eaten
- Bugscope Team nothing much would like to eat something with spikes on its back
- Teacher and who eats it?
Bugscope Team birds, mice, other insects
- Teacher how?
Bugscope Team physical deterrent
- Bugscope Team sort of like hedgehogs/porcupines
- Guest hi maya, amy, and elaine
- Teacher hi julie!
- Teacher what exactly are mites?
- Teacher never mind
- Bugscope Team these are mites on a large beetle
- Bugscope Team the mites are kind of like super tiny turtles
- Teacher where on the bug can you see the mites?
Bugscope Team if you take the magnification down you can see where they are -- mostly along the center line of the underside of the body
- Teacher what are the mites used for?
Bugscope Team they are either hitching a ride or actually living on the beetle
- Teacher oh! ok
- Bugscope Team we don't know if they eat food the beetle misses or if they perhaps live on the fluid (hemolymph, like insect blood) that sometime leaks out of the joints
- Bugscope Team the beetle is startting to rot, a bit, so the surface of the cuticle looks kind of gooey
- Bugscope Team 'starting' to rot
- Teacher Hi It's Ms. R-C- we found that interesting- now it'g going to be Jackson and Matthew- last group for this class.
- Bugscope Team hi guys!
- Bugscope Team usually we can see the mites' limbs quite clearly, but these mites seem to have tucked their limbs in toward their undersides
- Bugscope Team these are breathing holes for insects
- Bugscope Team they are connected to a trachea that runs through the body to supply oxygen
- Teacher what is it for
Bugscope Team this is a pore that insects have in many places on the body, usually one on either side of a body segment
- Teacher cool
- Bugscope Team these are also gated to keep dust and other particles out
- Bugscope Team insects can open or close the spiracles, oops, as Joe says
- Bugscope Team they can use the spiracles for gas exchange
- Teacher where should we look
Bugscope Team usually on the sides
- Teacher what are the hairs?
- Bugscope Team the tracheal tubes actually bring oxygen to each cell, since they have a different circulatory/gas exchange system
- Bugscope Team the hairs inside the spiracle are to help keep small particles out, like nose hairs
- Bugscope Team if we put a live roach in the electron microscope, it could close its spiracles and hold its breath in the vacuum there until we let it out
- Teacher what does it look like to you?
- Teacher cool
- Bugscope Team kind of like a stomate on a leaf
- Teacher Hi again. It's Ms. R-C. My last class is coming in now- they are settling in and looking at the screen!
- Bugscope Team stomata can open and close; they have an analogous purpose
- Teacher sorry, I hit return. This is Caroline's class. She is the one joining us from home.
- Bugscope Team okay cool, so Caroline is coming to us today, from home, as Julie
- Guest yes that is me
Bugscope Team Yay!
- Bugscope Team we can give Julie/Caroline control of the 'scope if you would like.
- Guest no thank you im ok with watching
Bugscope Team totally cool
- Guest thanks for the offer though
- Bugscope Team this is the head of a cranefly, which is one of those big kind of clumsy flies that looks like a super industrial bigboy mosquito
- Bugscope Team its mouthparts are coming toward us, so we cannot see how far they stick out
- Bugscope Team this is the compound eye
- Bugscope Team with all its facets, or lenses, called ommatidiaa
- Bugscope Team 'ommatidia'
- Bugscope Team we can see that the ommatidia are a bit dried
- Bugscope Team and we can see a mold spore on one of them
- Guest hey guys!
- Teacher Hi it is Hannah, CJ and Katie
Bugscope Team Hello!
- Bugscope Team this is the top edge of the coiled proboscis of the moth
- Bugscope Team the proboscis, in this case, is like a straw the moth uses to suck nectar from flowers
- Bugscope Team this is a bunch of juju on the top of the proboscis -- stuff like mold and fungus and even perhaps a piece of web there
- Bugscope Team some bacteria produce (exude) a gel-like liquid that they can then swim around in; it protects them
- Teacher That is gross!
- Teacher It is also cool
- Bugscope Team that is why some bacteria are more dangerous -- because they are hard to wash off of plants, due to the biofilm
- Bugscope Team that is why it is good to brush your teeth...
- Bugscope Team bacteria -- the rod-shaped ones called bacilli -- are usually about 2 microns long
- Bugscope Team so we could see them if they were here
- Teacher I agree!
- Bugscope Team this is mostly mold spores and fungal hyphae
- Bugscope Team when things die the mold and bacteria move in an make them rot, turn them back into a kind of dirt
- Bugscope Team this is a mold spore
- Bugscope Team they are flying through the air all of the time
- Bugscope Team this is kind of cool as well
- Bugscope Team we are looking at the antenna of a parasitoid wasp, up close
- Bugscope Team we see lots of setae -- sensory hairs
- Teacher w
- Teacher Wow
- Bugscope Team and those long placoid sensillae, which I believe are mostly chemosensory
- Teacher Hey! This is Giselle, Abby, and Lindley
Bugscope Team Hello!
- Bugscope Team setae like this collect information from the outer world, often chemical information, and they send it to nerves beneath the cuticle
- Bugscope Team you can see that when we go to super high magnification, sometimes there is nothing to see
- Bugscope Team we do not know if this is a mechanosensory, chemosensory (pheromones), or thermosensory seta
- Teacher Do they sense pheremones?
Bugscope Team yes they do!
- Teacher Awesome
- Bugscope Team insects process chemical data, including those from pheromones, far more than we do
- Bugscope Team ants, for example, do most of their communication via chemicals
- Teacher Oh, got it
- Bugscope Team to the left we see (the trapezoid shape) one of the ant's mandibles
- Bugscope Team Joseph is an entomologist, and we are lucky to have him working with us
- Teacher What is the purpose of the anntenna?
Bugscope Team the antennae are covered with chemosensory, thermosensory, and mechanosensory setae, so they help the insect interpret the world
Bugscope Team in social insects the antennae are important in nestmate recognition
Bugscope Team in addition to the things Scott has listed
- Teacher Hello, it's Jonathan, Brandon, and Zaid!
Bugscope Team Hello!
- Bugscope Team if an ant is covered with dead ant smell, even if it is still alive the 'cleanup' crew ants will take it away
- Bugscope Team this is the joint between the claws at the end of the assassin-bug's arm, or leg
- Bugscope Team there is a lot of dirt and dried goo here
- Bugscope Team now we can see some brochosomes, as well
- Teacher oh thats gross but cool!
- Bugscope Team look what you found!
- Bugscope Team awesome
- Teacher You are a genius.
- Bugscope Team sometimes they are oval, but they are often round and about 250 to 400 nanometers in diameter
- Bugscope Team they come from the Malpighian tubules, part of the digestive system
- Teacher What is a brochosomes
Bugscope Team brochosomes are tiny particles produced solely by one kind of insect, the leafhopper
Bugscope Team they help waterproof the insect and also helps with making the insect's own poop stick less to the insect
- Teacher bye ty
Bugscope Team bye!
- Teacher Hello, it is James and Michael
- Bugscope Team these tiny features, we think, help the moth focus light into its ommatidia
- Bugscope Team they are quite small, even smaller than brochosomes
- Bugscope Team you are imaging on the nanoscale, James and Michael.
- Teacher compared to other units of measurment how zoomed in are nanoscales
- Bugscope Team there, sorry, had to answer the phone
- Teacher bye bye
- Teacher Are we to close to focus?
Bugscope Team yes about as close as we can get at this working distance
- Bugscope Team are you still there?
- Teacher hi it's Kenny, Mac, and David
- Bugscope Team this is the inside of the vacuum chamber
- Teacher take a picture please
- Bugscope Team the electrons come from the top of the column, and what we are looking at now is the sample stub with the insects on it
- Bugscope Team there! that is one of the salt crystals that apparently escaped
- Bugscope Team we can see that it has tiny dust-like features
- Teacher from?
Bugscope Team Cate had put some salt on another part of the stub but I didn't see it
- Teacher where did you get the salt cristal
Bugscope Team from a Wendy's restaurant
- Bugscope Team we really like their salt crystals
- Teacher lol
- Bugscope Team because they do this cool thing
- Bugscope Team other salt is boring
- Teacher ttyl
- Bugscope Team actually Wendy's seems to have changed their salt.
- Teacher bye bye
Bugscope Team Goodbye!
- Teacher Hi, its Stefanie and Ashley
Bugscope Team Hi Stefanie and Ashley!
- Bugscope Team this is the top of a spider's head, where the eyes are
- Bugscope Team spiders do not have compound eyes
- Bugscope Team they have eyes that are more like simple eyes, like ocelli
- Bugscope Team here we see a couple of the sensory setae on the cephalothorax
- Bugscope Team plus some mold spores, on the surface there
- Teacher interesting
- Bugscope Team you can actually see what the mold spore has done
- Bugscope Team it grew that tail we see coming across from right to lower left
- Bugscope Team spiders have lots of what we believe are vibration-sensitive setae
- Bugscope Team this is really cool
- Bugscope Team a kind of pollen we have not seen before
- Teacher bye thank you!!!:)
Bugscope Team Bye!
- Bugscope Team Thank you!
- Guest bye girls, thanks mrs. r c
- Teacher Hey it's Tucker and Ben
- Bugscope Team Hi Tucker and Ben!
- Bugscope Team beetle face
- Bugscope Team the pointy things are palps
- Bugscope Team which are accessory mouthparts, like feelers
- Teacher what are palps
- Bugscope Team this is one of the legs, the tarsi
- Bugscope Team tarsi are the last several segments of the leg
- Teacher what is coming out of the eye
Bugscope Team it looks like it is coming out of the eye but it is not really
- Bugscope Team this is the shaft of the leg
- Bugscope Team with its own tiny setae on it
- Teacher what is a setae
Bugscope Team they're like hairs that are used to sense things like touch, wind, hot/cold, and most importantly chemicals
- Teacher Please take a picture
- Teacher that is really cool
- Bugscope Team the images are collected automatically and stored on your member page
- Bugscope Team http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2013-089
- Teacher thank you so much
Bugscope Team Thank you!
- Bugscope Team time for us to give the 'scope up to the researchers
- Teacher We really had a great experience today. You guys did a great job predicting their questions and answering them. Sometimes you would answer the question while they were typing it! Thank you so much, Juliana Reese-Clauson
- Bugscope Team is everyone done?
- Teacher If you do receive my insects, please feel free to use them however you would like to for future classes. We could try to look later to see if we can recognize any of the ones that we sent in from pictures taken with other classes.
Bugscope Team cool. thank you! eventually the people upstairs will get them and let us know
- Bugscope Team see you next year!