Connected on 2007-09-06 10:30:00 from Bozeman, MT, US
- Bugscope Team like I said, up till like yesterday it was on my calendar as noon
- Bugscope Team welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Team hey there
- Bugscope Team When you are ready, either start driving the 'scope or select a preset to go to
- Bugscope Team hi all, I am here too
- Bugscope Team Let us know if you have any questions...we are eager to answer!
- Bugscope Team mr. mcgeehan, if you can see this, please try using firefox.
- Bugscope Team okay, i'm calling him now
- Bugscope Team hey welcome back!
- Bugscope Team hi!
- Bugscope Team mr. mcgeehan, you can see this chat?
- Teacher Hi Guys...kids just arrived and are getting their laptops
- Bugscope Team is everything working ok?
- Bugscope Team ok, make sure they use firefox if they can. or IE.
- Teacher Yes, I can see the chat...in a few minutes the kids will be ready with their questions
- Bugscope Team excellent!
- Bugscope Team safari is good too, in case they have mac laptops
- Bugscope Team Hello You All!
- Bugscope Team Mr. McGeehan -- if the kids have trouble with chat or seeing images you might want to have them use Firefox or Safari (if available). They're showing up as using a browser type we haven't tested the interface on
- Bugscope Team hey everyone feel free to start asking questions
- Bugscope Team interesting that we see scales here
- Teacher We don't have firefox and the explorer on our macs wasn't working properly. The kids are haing success using mozilla. Almost ready
- Student What percentage of bugs help the planet?
Bugscope Team pretty near 0. Almost all insects play a vital role in their ecosystem whether it be controlling other insect populations, helping decompose dead plants and animals, etc
- Bugscope Team btw Scott, there are quite a few insetcs with those brochosomes on them
- Bugscope Team few insects have scales besides butterflies, moths, skippers, mosquitos, and silverfish
- Bugscope Team probably more bugs help the planet than we realize until there start to be problems
- Bugscope Team like with the decline in bee populations affecting crop pollination
- Bugscope Team this kind of looked like a mosquito but up close it just looked weird so I wasn't sure
- Bugscope Team Bees are very very beneficial, they polinate crops and make honey and wax
- Bugscope Team haha, whoops, somethign wrong with the chat parsing there, should have been "pretty near 100 percent"
- Bugscope Team I wonder if the brochosomes come from having been collected together or swimming in the same fluids AD
- Bugscope Team also flies and carrion beetles are beneficial because they decompose dead and rotten stuff
- Bugscope Team ants do that as well, efficiently
- Bugscope Team i almost added ants
- Bugscope Team ;)
- Student What is that a picture of?
- Student WHAT IS THIS A PIC OF
- Student ?
- Bugscope Team take the mag down to see where you are
- Bugscope Team Mr. McGeehan, try expanding the browser window, it may be cutting off the scroll bar?
- Bugscope Team Mosquito?
- Bugscope Team what we are looking at is the limb or body of an insect with scales on it
- Teacher It sais that admins have locked controls, probably while finishing set up
- Bugscope Team ACK! Sorry, just unlocked it for you.
- Bugscope Team it looks like the body of a mosquito, as Annie says
- Bugscope Team oops on Alex
- Bugscope Team our bad, we forgot to unlock the session when we finished setting up
- Bugscope Team silver paint on carbon background
- Bugscope Team here we are looking at the double sided---d'oh!
- Bugscope Team this is the substrate the insects are placed upon
- Bugscope Team if you move toward the paint, to the right, you should find one of the samples for today
- Student what percent of the world do bees take up?
Bugscope Team Well, I don't know if anyone knows exactly what percentage of insects bees are. There are lots of bees, not just honey bees that are all beneficial
- Bugscope Team unfortunately they are now taking up less, whatever the number is
- Teacher My screen reads "Please wait while that command executes..."
- Bugscope Team There are orchid bees and carpenter bees and "sweat bees" and stingless bees
- Bugscope Team did it quit?
- Bugscope Team i wouldn't mind those stongless bees
- Bugscope Team now we're back to the mosquito preset
- Bugscope Team grr
- Bugscope Team haha
- Bugscope Team stingless!
- Teacher OK...got it figured out
- Bugscope Team when I lived in Okinawa we had tickle bees
- Bugscope Team and they didn't sting?
- Bugscope Team you could catch them and they would tickle the inside of your hand trying to get away
- Bugscope Team no stinging
- Bugscope Team you can imagine I was surprised when I got to the States
- Bugscope Team bzzt
- Bugscope Team We only have one species of stingless bee in the US--I think in Southern Texas
- Bugscope Team cool
- Bugscope Team this is kind of a weird shaped mouth
- Student What is the microscopes highest magnification
Bugscope Team I've run it up to about 800,000 times magnification, although it was with a special sample under ideal conditions
Bugscope Team for comparison, an optical microscope tops out at ~2,000 times magnification, so there is a huge difference
- Bugscope Team this is a weird view
- Student Are these real bugs?
Bugscope Team yes, they are all real
- Bugscope Team Scott said this might be a deer fly
- Bugscope Team these guys have slashing mouthparts
- Bugscope Team not a true bug but a real bug, yes
- Bugscope Team Slashing lapping mouth parts!
- Bugscope Team true bugs are hemiptera? Annie?
- Bugscope Team Correct
- Bugscope Team that is why it hurts so much when they bite
- Bugscope Team Annie is our bug lady
- Bugscope Team this is a compound eye
- Bugscope Team the individual facets of the eye are the ommatidia
- Bugscope Team like multiple tiny lenses
- Bugscope Team OOF
- Bugscope Team better!
- Bugscope Team good job driving!
- Bugscope Team we usually do not get useful images above 200,000x
- Student how many eye fasits are in one compond eye?
Bugscope Team the number seems to depend heavily on how important vision is to the insect with flying insects having the most and underground insects like ants having very few
- Bugscope Team there are thousands here, you can imagine
- Bugscope Team in an ant there are often so few it is easy to count them
- Bugscope Team too many to count without getting extremely bored, I would say
- Bugscope Team this is a great shot!
- Student HOW MUCH BETTER IS AN INSECT'S VISION THAN HUMAN'S?
- Bugscope Team TNTC too numerous to count
- Bugscope Team insects can see better peripherally, and they can see in the ultraviolet (some of them)
Bugscope Team regarding ultraviolet: insects and plants have co-evolved such that flowers sometimes have intricate designs viewable only via UV which attract the insects
- Bugscope Team i am trying to look it up!
- Bugscope Team good answer Chas
- Bugscope Team that is, they have better peripheral vision, or better coverage
- Student how many times does an deer fly eat a day?
Bugscope Team male and female deer flys eat different things, but they mostly are trying to eat all day long. females eat blood, males collect pollen.
- Bugscope Team you can tell that eyes are important to this fly in relation to the size of her antennae
- Bugscope Team good question
- Bugscope Team can't find it....durn
- Bugscope Team kind of looks like the bug has an ugly mole or something here
- Student What is the mite eating here?
- Bugscope Team I think deer flies will eat multiple times until they are full
- Bugscope Team Female deer flies eat blood, and males feed on nectar or sap
- Bugscope Team if they are like mosquitosl, the females need blood in order to be able to successfully lay their eggs
- Bugscope Team I think they are like mosquitoes
- Bugscope Team we don't know much about this mite, and it is hard to see all of it the way it is perched on its host
- Bugscope Team I almost got bitten by a deer fly in California...but I squished it in time!
- Bugscope Team fly eye!
- Student What are some rare insects?
Bugscope Team There are a number of butterflies that are endangered because of habitat loss, such as the Karner blue. There are some endangered beetles that live in sand dunes in the Western US.
- Student what is the fastes beetle in the world?
Bugscope Team some beetle fly, so i would think the flying beetls are the fastest ones, but i'm not sure. that's a good question.
- Bugscope Team once we had a fly from Israel here, and there were only six known in the world
- Teacher What are the little spikes sticking out of the eye
Bugscope Team those are setae (or seta singular) which are "insect hairs"
- Bugscope Team sometimes the habitat is so specialized and isolated that it would be easy to think that there are very few insects outside of that place
- Bugscope Team the spikes are mechanosensory setae that give the fruit fly information about wind direction
- Bugscope Team There are many insects that are rare, just because we don't know much about their life cycles or where they feed...the host tree for the largest beetle in the world is unknown...so they are pretty rare too.
- Bugscope Team Tiger beetles can run really fast!
- Bugscope Team I bet a tiget beetle is the fastest beetle
- Bugscope Team annie you are right, i looked up tiger beetls and it says for it's size the tiger beetle is the fastest land moving animal in the world!
- Bugscope Team tiger
- Bugscope Team awsesome
- Bugscope Team sp
- Bugscope Team awesome
- Student how many insects come into the lab from differnt places in the world each day?
Bugscope Team well, that depends upon the lab. The government has very strict rules about importing live insects from outside the country. Some labs that are specially equipped can import exotic insects.
- Bugscope Team out
- Student can insects go blind
Bugscope Team There are some insects that can't see---maybe they don't have eyes (some larvae or some cave dwelling insects). Some insects use chemicals to sense their environment and so they don't need eyes.
- Student Can the microscope see in color??
Bugscope Team Well, not really, but we can add color to the image afterwords, based on the elemental analysis of the image.
Bugscope Team color we see is due to pigments selectively reflecting or absorbing the many wavelengths of light that make up white-light. since this microscope relies on interactions between a beam of electrons (particles, not photons), there is definitely no relation to color we see with our eyes
- Bugscope Team it depends on the lab
- Bugscope Team the microscope cannot see in color
- Bugscope Team the electron beam is 2.1 nanometers across, and visible light is 400 to 700 nanometers in wavelength
- Bugscope Team here is a website with our colorized ESEM images: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/diversions/gallery.htm
- Bugscope Team so the electron beam is much smaller than the wavelengths of visible light
- Bugscope Team plus the samples we are looking at are coated with gold-palladium to make them conductive, so they are actually silver-colored
- Student Where is the microscope now??
Bugscope Team i'm sitting right next to it. let me put my head in there...... just kidding.
Bugscope Team it is in Urbana, Illinois.
Bugscope Team It itself is about the size of a medium refridgerator, while it's support equipment fills the rest of a small room. It stays put in a special room in the basement at the Beckman building
- Bugscope Team the microscope is here in the basement of the Beckman Institute building in Urbana Illinois
- Bugscope Team here I would just decrease the mag some, we are really high in magnification, and it could be hard to focus
- Bugscope Team these are brochosomes
- Bugscope Team nice
- Bugscope Team this fly has been fraternizing with leafhoppers
- Bugscope Team brochosomes look like soccer balls and they are all over this insects eye
- Bugscope Team leafhoppers are the only insects that produce brochosomes, which are tiny (as Cate says) soccerball-like waxy bodies
- Student what is a brochosome?
Bugscope Team something a leafhooper makes that are thought to protect their eggs
- Bugscope Team d'oh, wrong its
- Student what is the lifespan of a deer fly
Bugscope Team Probably a month or so.
- Bugscope Team brochosomes can be round, like these, or oval
- Student what are brochosomes for
- Bugscope Team according to wikipedia atleast
- Student Are the digestive juices in a fly the same in a human?
Bugscope Team They are different, I am not sure the exact composition, but flies eat things that humans can't so...they probably have different enzymes in there
- Bugscope Team and they are often just a few hundred nm across
- Student thank you
- Student Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Student thank you
- Student thanks your cool
- Student thanks alot
- Bugscope Team well I hope you had fun
- Student thank you we have to go to lunch!!!!
- Bugscope Team glad to have you guys on!
- Student ;)
- Bugscope Team you all rule. laterz.
- Student thankyouyuorock
- Bugscope Team thanks for your questions
- Bugscope Team Mr McGeehan do have another class coming up?
- Teacher You guys are great!!!! Thanks a bunch...these guys go to lunch now and a new group will be here at 12:18 CT, I am showing a few other teachers the program now
- Bugscope Team ok, we'll be ready for ya.
- Bugscope Team great
- Bugscope Team if you have any questions before hand, please let us know.
- Teacher OK...take a break...more kids back in about 30 minutes. See you in a few
- Bugscope Team Mr. McGeehan you are welcome to drive around the scope now, or let some other teachers try it. We are standing by for whatever you want to do.
- Bugscope Team oh, okay, see you soon then.
- Bugscope Team Mr. McGeehan, when you come back your session may have timed out. If so, just login again. Make sure to use Firefox, not Netscape.
- Teacher OK, will do...mozilla seemed to work best on the kids computers...I was running Firefox
- Bugscope Team Good to know, thanks
- Bugscope Team Hi Ginger, are you with Chief Joseph Middle School or just dropping in?
- Bugscope Team Hi Ginger!
- Guest Hi Everyone! A teacher in our school system (Lauderdale County Schools Alabama) sent out an e-mail about this site so I thought I would drop in for a visit.
- Bugscope Team no problemo
- Bugscope Team great, well we're not doing much right now as we're waiting for the second class session to come in. they're supposed tobe back soon though
- Bugscope Team we are waiting for a new session to start. a school from montana
- Bugscope Team Ginger how long do you have to stay with us?
- Guest Great. I don't mind waiting. I'm here until 3:00. Btw, I have a degree in elementary education but my position right now is in tobacco prevention.
- Bugscope Team Ginger, we'll give you control of the scope here till today's teacher logs back in
- Bugscope Team If you have any questions about what you see on the screen, don't hestitate to ask
- Bugscope Team You should have a set of controls show up to the right of the microscope image
- Bugscope Team Ginger we can let you drive now -- Chas has given you control of the 'scope.
- Guest Oh, wow! What do I do?
- Bugscope Team if you would like to click on a preset or use the drive controls
- Bugscope Team try clicking on a preset first
- Bugscope Team you should see, for example, presets on the right of the chat here
- Bugscope Team let us know if you have trouble
- Bugscope Team there ya go!
- Bugscope Team these are tenent setae, with brochosomes on them
- Bugscope Team setae are what we have to call hairs
- Guest Oh my gosh! This is so cool!! My dad is a science teacher and he will love this! He's been teaching 40 yrs!
- Bugscope Team they are in this case what helps the firefly attach to glass or the ceiling
- Bugscope Team you can take the mag down to see where you are
- Bugscope Team we would love to work with you/your dad
- Bugscope Team tell him to sign up for a session! http://discord.itg.uiuc.edu/participation
- Bugscope Team Now you can see what the firefly has on its tarsi that allow it to stick to glass
- Bugscope Team if you take the mag down further you can see where you are on the body
- Bugscope Team hi mr. mcgeehan!
- Bugscope Team welcome back.
- Bugscope Team we are ready for you and your class.
- Bugscope Team That's all for now Ginger, thanks for joining us. You're welcome to stay and watch!
- Bugscope Team Ginger it just happened that we were running a session when you dropped in. This is not up all of the time. But be sure to stay connected today while Mr McGeehan's class runs the 'scope, if you would like.
- Teacher OK...I'm back...it will take a few more minutes to get all of the kids logged in
- Bugscope Team Cool.
- Guest Thank you very much. I'm thrilled to have been able to take part.
- Bugscope Team Ginger just stopped in from Alabama, and she got to drive for a sec.
- Bugscope Team Ginger you can watch the commentary and chime in if you'd like. Be sure to tell your dad about this.
- Bugscope Team You are welcome to participate, as is your dad.
- Bugscope Team We have given control to Mr McGeehan, who is helping his students log in for this part of his session. He has been with us before.
- Guest Thanks, I called him just now. His school internet is down, but I sent him the link. He loves stuff like this!! He teaches at Mars Hill Bible School here in Florence, AL.
- Bugscope Team Ginger you can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bugscope Team hey guys, go ahead in asking whatever questions you may have as we go along
- Bugscope Team My email is email@example.com
- Guest Thank you, Scott. Bye for now.
- Bugscope Team Thank You.
- Bugscope Team Mr McGeehan's class be sure to let us know when you have questions. There are four or five of us on this end to help you.
- Bugscope Team This guy has interesting mouthparts.
- Bugscope Team we are looking at the head of a beetle
- Student how many lenses does this bug have?
- Student what is your favorite insect to look at?
Bugscope Team I think my favorite insect to examine during bugscope is a mosquito or a tick
- Bugscope Team I bet it has about 150 ommatidia on each of the two compound eyes.
- Bugscope Team Lately it's been fun to image earwigs, which often have mites on them.
- Student what is a ommatidia
- Bugscope Team Ommatidia are the individual eye facets.
- Bugscope Team even though a tick is not an insect, of course
- Bugscope Team You can just about count them.
- Student When did you get the microscope?
- Bugscope Team in the beginning of 1999.
- Student how much does the microscope cost???
- Bugscope Team The microscope is large. We brought it in on pallets and assembled it here.
- Student how do you prepare the bugs
- Bugscope Team about $600,000.
- Bugscope Team Cate can tell you about that.
- Bugscope Team basically we go through a stock of bugs and pick out some interesting ones
- Bugscope Team then we put them onto a stub that is a couple inches in diameter that has double stick carbon tape
- Student what is your favorite part of the insect to look at?
Bugscope Team My favorite part is usually the eyes....just because you can tell a lot about an insect from its eyes.
- Student how far in can you zoom on the microscope?
Bugscope Team 200,000x is about the maximum useful for most samples, although with a special one I've imaged at 800,000x magnified!
- Bugscope Team you will notice that all the insects we look at today are either on their backs or sides, the back of an insect is rarely interesting to look at
- Bugscope Team I guess they say that about people too!
- Student what is the smallest insect in the world
Bugscope Team well, probably a type of parasitic wasp called a Mymarid--or fairy fly
Bugscope Team the fairfly is very small, not sure it's the smallest, but it's less than 0.139mm in length
- Student can you put any thing besides insects in this microscope
- Teacher Ok...be honest now...have you ever plucked a nose hair and looked at it just for fun
Bugscope Team I've looked at all sorts of weird stuff, but not nose hairs yet. I did look at newborn baby hair, it was SUPER thin
- Bugscope Team I guess that would be a fairyfly--since it isn't really a "fly"
- Bugscope Team hahaha
- Bugscope Team Eeuuw.
- Student what are the little hairs on the eye
Bugscope Team these hairs (which we call setae) help the fly to navigate in the wind
- Student haha..Have you ever eaten an insect on purpose?
Bugscope Team yup...several different types of insects, in fact
- Bugscope Team they're mechanosensory setae
- Student can you put any thing other than a insect in this microscpoe
Bugscope Team you can put tons of stuff in, the main requirement is that it's dry, although our microscope has a special mode that can get around even that
- Bugscope Team plucking nose hairs can cause brain damage...
- Student how many insects have you looked at with the microscope???
Bugscope Team well, just in bugscope sessions alone we've run over 300 in 8 years, with probably ~8 bugs each... so thousands
- Bugscope Team Here you can see the ocelli -- the extra three eyes on top of the head
- Student do insects see different than us cause they have all those facets?
Bugscope Team last I heard, it's essentially pure speculation as to how they percieve their environment... it's hard to say how their brain fuses all those images together
- Bugscope Team they see lots of images and process them together
- Student why do they have so many facets instead of just one like us
Bugscope Team that is a good question, although I am not sure that it has an answer. Our one single eye is bigger than an insects many eyes...
- Bugscope Team the3 bumps in a triangle shape are the extra eyes
- Bugscope Team in the brain
- Bugscope Team for a lot of flying insects the brain devotes most of its space to visual imaging
- Teacher What kinds of things can you learn about an insects by looking at it's eyes?
Bugscope Team well you can how important sight is to the insect. For a dragonfly or a horse fly--vision is really important. Dragonflies have to catch flying insects, horse flies have to avoid getting smushed. But insects like ants or ground beetles don't need to see much, since they live in the dirt...so they have smaller eyes.
- Bugscope Team the lobes of the brain dedicated to visual processing are huge
- Bugscope Team female fly eyes are often further apart; those of males are often close together
- Student how long would it take for a insect to drown with it's whole body underwater?
- Student can insects hold their breath?
Bugscope Team some insects breath through holes in the side of their bodies!
Bugscope Team but they can typically close up those holes, the spiracles when they want to hold their breath. some can go for a long time, hours even with their spiracles closed up
- Bugscope Team they hold their breath by closing their spiracles
- Bugscope Team so a roach on the stage in the microscope could close its spiracles and hold its breath until you let it out
Bugscope Team if it were alive, maybe. more likely for something very small like a mite. once we actually did have a butterfly chrysalis hatch after surviving a bugscope session (we didn't think it was still alive before we put it in). we came back after the weekend and there was a butterfly in the room and the chrysalis was broken
- Student what are the pads on the fireflys arm for??
- Bugscope Team that was a long answer
- Bugscope Team the pads are covered with tiny setae that allow the insect to stick to surfaces
- Bugscope Team the setae are called tenent setae, meaning, as in Spanish 'tener,' that they hold with them
- Bugscope Team ooh, you can see the tarsal claw
- Bugscope Team You can see that the insect can flew its tarsus and pull away from the surface when it takes a step
- Student why do they breath out of there abdoman instead of there mouths
Bugscope Team insects have a different type of respiratory system than we do. Insects don't have blood to carry oxygen. Their cells get oxygen from their tracheae---which are the tubes they breath through...so it is like they have lots of mouths all over their bodies connected to little lungs that supply each individual cell with oxygen
- Student hwo do you kill your bugs
- Student How many type of fireflys are there, and whay aren't ther that many aroud here?
Bugscope Team there are more than 2000 species of firefly in the world, most like tropical environments.
- Bugscope Team usually the insects we get are already dead
- Bugscope Team or we freeze them to kill them
- Student do you now the names of most of the insects
- Bugscope Team Annie knows the names of most of the insects
Bugscope Team ha ha
- Student When did you become interested in studying insects?
Bugscope Team I became interested in studying insects when I was in high school in a biology class.
- Bugscope Team another long answer
- Student how so insects close their spiriacles
Bugscope Team I am not sure if it is well understood, actually. They probably can close and open them with their muscles.
- Bugscope Team for most of us, we became interested in insects by imaging them as we are today
- Bugscope Team I think they have a sort of muscular control of the openings
- Bugscope Team the spiracles
- Student how long do you think it takes for a insect to dye in the freezer
Bugscope Team sometimes it takes more than a few days -- they just sleep until it warms up again
- Student what is the life spand of an average insect??
Bugscope Team as usual, it depends upon the insect. There are termite and bee queens that can live for many years, while some mayflies live for only a few hours as adults...
- Bugscope Team ooh, see...the ant has really small eyes because it lives in the dark and it relies on chemical communication and chemical signals to find its way around
- Teacher What is the shortest life span of an insect and the longest?
- Bugscope Team you can tell that ants use their antennae more than their eyes
- Bugscope Team some ants have no eyes at all
- Bugscope Team this ant we are looking at, we had once frozen for a few days, and we took them out and they were still moving around
- Bugscope Team took them a while to die
- Bugscope Team think of 17-year locusts
- Bugscope Team sometimes they wake up and it's the wrong year
- Bugscope Team whoops
- Guest Freezing them is actually very humane. They just get really sleepy. I had to do an insect collection in entymology at Auburn.
Bugscope Team yup, because they're cold-blooded, their metabolisms just keep slowing down as the temperature decreases
- Bugscope Team yah...and there are reports of longhorned beetles emerging from 40 year old furniture
- Bugscope Team yeah it is disturbing when they wake up again out of the freezer
- Bugscope Team That is actually the record, I think.
- Bugscope Team longhorned beetles -- you mean cerambycids?
- Student What is the ant laying on?
- Bugscope Team Yup. See. longhorned beetles are the best...what can I say? The biggest, the oldest...the awesomest
- Bugscope Team it's on silver paint, on carbon tape
- Bugscope Team this one did not stay in focus
- Student awsomest isn't a word
- Bugscope Team the little balls are brochosomes, which come from leafhoppers
- Bugscope Team ;)
- Bugscope Team most awesome
- Bugscope Team like in Wayne's World
- Student does every insect grow setae
Bugscope Team yes, I think so...because insects have exoskeletons they have to have a way to sense the external environment, and they setae are connected to the nervous system and they allow the insect to know what is going on around them
- Teacher How do the leafhoppers put them there and why?
Bugscope Team The brochosome are produced by the malpighian tubules, which are like insect kidneys. How they are produced, is not well uinderstood.
- Bugscope Team They have a self-anointing behavior in which they spread them over their bodies -- over the exoskeleton
- Student where is the microscope located/
Bugscope Team in urbana, illinois, i'm sitting right next to it: http://www.itg.uiuc.edu/ms/equipment/microscopes/esem/
- Bugscope Team here you can see the haltere
- Guest I found the best place to catch insects was at the tennis courts at night. I found the neatest specimens there. Good luck with your collections!
- Bugscope Team somebody looking for me...
- Bugscope Team The leafhoppers brush the brochosomes onto their egg masses to protect the eggs from drying out. That is the theory anyway.
- Student what kind of food do insects eat
Bugscope Team they eat everything. Some eat garbage, some eat blood, some eat fungus, some eat other insects, some eat pollen, some eat nectar...some eat dead animals...I could go on and on
- Student thank we have to go
- Student thanks we gotta go
- Student where so they find your insects
- Student thanks, we have to go!
- Student Bye!!
- Student thank
- Student Thanks we got to go
- Student thank you we have to go
- Student thank you... we have to go!!!
- Bugscope Team thank you all for the questions!
- Bugscope Team bye bye! thanks for doing this!
- Bugscope Team sometimes we find out insects by chance, and sometimes they are given to us by people like Annie
- Bugscope Team ginger, you want to hang out and drive a bit?
- Teacher Wow...you guys know your stuff. Thanks again for a great session. The kids really enjoyed it!!! We are done for the day.
- Bugscope Team Thanks Mr. McGeehan!
- Bugscope Team thanks mr. mcgeehan, you are very very good too. this was a good session for us.
- Guest Sure, Alex, if it's okay with you.
Bugscope Team okay, let's wait until mr. mcgeehan is done.
- Bugscope Team Great, thanks for doing a session with us again
- Bugscope Team okay, i'm giving control to giner now.
- Bugscope Team giner it's yours
- Bugscope Team ack, ginger i mean.
- Bugscope Team sorry
- Bugscope Team Ginger be sure to let us know if you have questions or any trouble driving.
- Guest Thanks, I think I'll look at the deer fly mouth.
- Bugscope Team that's what I would've done
- Bugscope Team Ginger, you are using IE6, which works okay, but we really prefer people to use firefox. The interface works much better with firefox.
- Bugscope Team we were contacted by a guy who works for a toy company, and educational toy company
- Bugscope Team and the guy wants us to take 3D images for him
- Bugscope Team he
- Bugscope Team When you get your own session, we send you a link to a test compatibility page, where our software will determine if your computer setup (browser, internet acess, etc.) will work with bugscope.
- Bugscope Team will pay us industrial rate
- Guest No hablo techno. Our tech person is fussy with our computers. How do I use firefox?
Bugscope Team Ah, not a problem. Firefox is just a program, like internet explorer, and you need to install it for it to work. There is also a non-install version, which we can show you how to setup without having to talk to your tech people.
- Bugscope Team you can see the slashing mouthparts
- Bugscope Team Firefox is just another browser. You or I would not notice the difference.
- Bugscope Team cool
- Bugscope Team f
- Bugscope Team now a little more focus
- Bugscope Team For now, using what you are now is fine.
- Bugscope Team we should be able to see how they cut
- Bugscope Team Alex is it the IE6 that makes the screen go away?
Bugscope Team I'm not sure, Chas may know. The screen can always be brought back with a refresh though.
- Bugscope Team when you focus you are going in and out of the focal plane
- Bugscope Team up and down in z
- Bugscope Team Ginger can you get it to focus? We can try it from here if you'd like.
- Guest Thanks, that's much better. I better get back to work, though. Hee, hee. I've really enjoyed this.
- Bugscope Team that is a bad boy
- Bugscope Team Thanks for sitting in Ginger. Please just contact us if you want to do a session: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bugscope Team Ah Ginger Thank You!
- Bugscope Team I'm outta here.
- Bugscope Team all right im loggin out
- Bugscope Team this is always fun for us
- Bugscope Team Should I close the session Scott?
- Bugscope Team hasta luego
- Guest Me, too. Thanks guys! I can tell you love your jobs!!
- Bugscope Team yeah man go for it
- Bugscope Team Okay, closing the session in a few seconds. See you everyone!