Connected on 2009-11-09 16:30:00 from Logan, UT, US
- Bugscope Team hi skyla, welcome to bugscope!
- Teacher Are we in control? I don't see any control devices?!?!?!
- Bugscope Team i just unlocked the session now, so you should see controls...
- Teacher The picturs are changing, but we're not doing anything. COnfused!
- Bugscope Team got em?
- Teacher nope!
- Bugscope Team scott is driving the scope, sorry
- Bugscope Team ok, one thing at a time, to the right of the image, do you see the controls? Magnify? NAvigation? Focus? etc.?
- Bugscope Team scott is done driving now
- Bugscope Team if you don't see the controls, try expanding your browser window
- Bugscope Team also, bugscope requires at leat 1024x768 resolution
- Bugscope Team I was trying, as I often do, to get one last preset. This is the stinger of the yellowjacket you sent. It is super small, does not look so good, but there it is.
- Bugscope Team You can see that it is charging up with electrons.
- Student I've expanded the screen, and still nothing. ANy advice?
Bugscope Team Only the login Skyla will have control, unless we give it to Hannah.'
- Bugscope Team Hi Hannah!
- Bugscope Team On the Skyla computer you should see controls along the top right of the window.
- Bugscope Team Do you want us to give control to Hannah?
- Student We're only on one computer, but it logged us out and told us that skyla was already on-line. Can we chane Hannah to admin?
- Bugscope Team i just gave control to Hannah
- Bugscope Team Yeah Alex just set you up.
- Student Shoud we be seeing controls?
- Bugscope Team Yes definitely.
- Bugscope Team ok, i just logged off skyla, try logging out, and login again as teacher, with the name skyla, or any other name you want
- Bugscope Team Do you see nothing to the right of the image?
- Student the image goes all the way to the right hand side of the screen
Bugscope Team your screen resolution is probably set too low
- Student I don't see a logout button either. Ae we blowing this?
- Bugscope Team do you know how to change your screen resolution?
- Bugscope Team Alex can tell you how to fix it. We should be good soon.
- Student Yes. We just did. I'll try again.
- Bugscope Team you are doing fine hannah, hang in there, we'll get you working
- Bugscope Team screen res should be 1280x1024, or 1024768 at the lowest
- Student We go 'em! Yay!
- Bugscope Team :)
- Bugscope Team Yay!
- Bugscope Team this is cool
- Student What bug is this?
- Bugscope Team this is the yellowjacket
- Bugscope Team its antenna
- Bugscope Team thisis a wasp, a jellow-jacket wasp
- Bugscope Team see the compound eye
- Bugscope Team and the jaws?
- Student Yes! Very cool!
- Student WE want to know how it is that the first geeration bees laid by the quee are all female.
- Bugscope Team May be because the queen has not mated and is reproducing parthenogenically.
- Student what is parthengenically/
- Bugscope Team Worker bees are female; drones are male. Only the females have stingers, which are modified ovipositors.
- Bugscope Team some lizards can reproduce that way as well. They have only half the chromosome complement because they did not have a mate to contribute the other half.
- Student We can't get back to our preset image? Should we just be able to click on it?
Bugscope Team totally
- Bugscope Team any preset can be clicked on and it'll take you there
- Bugscope Team try refreshing the page if clicking doesn't work
- Bugscope Team refresh with F5
- Bugscope Team Parthenogenesis (from the Greek παρθένος parthenos, "virgin", + γένεσις genesis, "creation") is a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilization by a male. In plants, parthenogenesis means development of an embryo from an unfertilized egg cell, and is a component process of apomixis. The offspring produced by parthenogenesis are always female in species that use the XY sex-determination system.
- Bugscope Team that was copied from Wikipedia.
- Bugscope Team let me know if that doesn't work, i can take you to a preset, and that might fix it
- Student Can you take us to the preset of the rolly polly/
- Bugscope Team ok, there's a problem
- Bugscope Team let's try something...
- Student what is it?
- Bugscope Team we'll get it
- Bugscope Team in your controls, does your navigation give you two button, click to drive and click to center?
- Student yes
- Bugscope Team we are working on it
- Student thank you!
- Student WE red that they are monogomous. Are many bugs that way?
- Bugscope Team when using "click to drive", make sure to click to start driving, but also, very important, you must click again to stop moving
- Bugscope Team The queen bee can fly, and she is said to go far from the hive when she wants to mate to ensure that she is mating with new genetic stock.
- Student haha! How many times do rolly pollies lay eggs?
- Student are those hairs?
Bugscope Team those are little sensory spines.
- Bugscope Team Roly polies of course are not insects. They are isopods, and they have more than six legs.
- Student are they still bugs?
Bugscope Team Technically they are not bugs. True bugs are insects, but only certain insects are true bugs. The stinkbug and the assassin bug on today's sample stub are true bugs.
- Bugscope Team insects do have lots of hairs on them, but they aren't called hairs, they are setae. (see-tee) setae help insects to sense their environment
- Bugscope Team nice job driving!
- Student So what is a rolly pollie then?
Bugscope Team it is a crustacean
- Student Wow!!!
- Bugscope Team heh, yeah, cool huh?
- Bugscope Team Yes they are crustaceans, as Alex says, and they are supposed to have gill-like structures but I am not sure we have ever seen them.
- Bugscope Team more technically, it is called a terrestrial crustacean
- Bugscope Team Hey, I am late!!!
- Student Hi annie! We're tryiing to get to the stinger.
- Bugscope Team Good luck!
- Bugscope Team the stinger is where we started, and it did not look very good so I didn't make it into a preset. It is south and west of here.
- Student Sensory spines? or hair?
Bugscope Team We often call the little hairs setae, or spines or bristles or trichae or microsetae...
- Bugscope Team If you take the mag as low as it will go and drive to the south and west...
- Bugscope Team Or I can drive you there. I can get there using the microscope itself.
- Student Takeus there!
- Bugscope Team scott is on it
- Student That's so tiny!
- Student Is there venom in it? How does that hurt s much?
Bugscope Team The venom causes a kind of allergic reaction that causes the site of the sting to swell and burn
- Bugscope Team The venom is in a sac at the base of the stinger, it is hidden inside the body
- Bugscope Team some of the setae are touch receptors, some are smell receptors, some are hot-cold sensory...
- Bugscope Team see the stinger is coming out only maybe 100 microns -- a tenth of a millimeter.
- Student how much of the stinger is inside the body? What percentage are we seeing?
Bugscope Team I would say we can see about 1/3 of the whole stinger
- Bugscope Team you can see that the brightness settings for the stinger kicked everything up here.
- Student Did we send you a fly too? I don't see it in the presets
Bugscope Team There are a bunch of flies on the stage. The third insect you sent we newer found.
- Bugscope Team presets 6, 9 and 10 are some kind of fly's and such
- Bugscope Team maybe preset 11 is a fly too, a haltere is always found on some kind of flying insect i think
- Bugscope Team a haltere is always found on Diptera, which are flies. di means two, and ptera means wing
- Bugscope Team the halteres balance the motion of the wings; halteres are like counterbalances.
- Student is that a toungue?
Bugscope Team that is its probscis
- Bugscope Team this is the head of the assassin bug, a true bug
- Bugscope Team proboscis
- Bugscope Team sorry
- Bugscope Team That is the whole mouth
- Student why is it an assasin?
Bugscope Team They sneak up on their prey (other insects and even spiders) and they catch them and eat them!
- Bugscope Team the largest proboscis in the world is found on a elephant! the elephant trunk is also a proboscis
- Student what do flies eat?
Bugscope Team a lot of them have spongy mouthparts and sop up their food. they spit out digestive juices and then sop up what they want -- like nectar, juice, sweet stuff.
- Bugscope Team they have spines on the inner surfaces of their arms that let them hold their prey tightly
- Bugscope Team sort of like praying mantises
- Student hairy tongue?
Bugscope Team a lot of the setae (hairs) are chemosensory setae, that means they can smell and taste with them
- Bugscope Team but not all flies have sponging mouthparts. some have slashing mouthparts -- like deerflies or horseflies. and they drink blood.
- Bugscope Team bacteria to the upper right
- Bugscope Team But there are as many flies that eat different kinds of foods as there are foods. Flies will eat living plants, blood, dead bodies, animal waste, other insects, fungus, pollen. Flies, as an order, are very diverse.
- Student Do they ee one image or a bunch?
Bugscope Team they process the images into a coherent whole, we think. if you had compound eyes like a dragonfly, or like a bee, you would have better peripheral vision.
- Bugscope Team take the mag down and you can see that this aphid was clinging to a fruit fly
- Student see
- Bugscope Team see it was lying upside down on the fly
- Bugscope Team cool, you can see off the edge of the stage now
- Bugscope Team also if you had compound eyes you would be able to sense motion better than we do -- you would get better updates of things moving near you.
- Bugscope Team but you might be funny looking if you had compound eyes. people might not talk to you.
- Student Why don't roaches die easily?
Bugscope Team Well, they die quite easily if you step on them. It is difficult to get rid of them if you have an infestation because they hide and they move around a lot and there are usually so many of them.
- Student Do bees really die after they sting you
Bugscope Team honeybees do.
- Bugscope Team this is cool. salt from a Wendy's restaurant.
- Bugscope Team when they sting you the stinger comes out, plus the gland with the venom, which works like a little outboard motor to pump all of the venom into your skin.
- Student yellow jackets don't?
Bugscope Team They don't necessarily...usually when I get stung I smash the yellowjacket and she doesn't get away alive!
- Bugscope Team so the bee has made a big hole in the end of its abdomen and can't live after that.
- Bugscope Team yellow jackets can keep stinging, I think. they're not bees
- Student How do butterflies protect themselves?
Bugscope Team butterflies often taste bad, and that is a good defense. also, they can shed scales, for example if they fly into a spider web. that allows them to slip away
- Student What's the exact definition of bee, then?
Bugscope Team A bee is a type of wasp in the family Apidae. Technically, they are separated by having forked hairs all over their bodies. Many bees are social, and most feed on pollen and nectar (they are usually vegetarians).
- Bugscope Team there is something on the web telling you how to get a yellowjacket sting out of your skin. I think they are mistaken.
- Bugscope Team Annie is an entomologist.
- Bugscope Team a cool fact about butterfly's is that some of the species migrate long distances. the monarch butterfly migrates 3000 miles (Mexico to Canada)
- Bugscope Team some spiders will cut butterflies out of their webs because they don't want them
- Bugscope Team spiders eat by injecting venom into their prey. the venom digests the insides of the victims, and the spiders suck that back out like a milkshake. they don't chew and would not like scales anyway.
- Student We're out of time time on our end! Thank you for all of your help!
- Bugscope Team Oh.
- Bugscope Team Thank You!
- Bugscope Team See you next time!
- Bugscope Team don't forget, ALL the chat and images from this sessions are saved to you member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-114
- Student thank you so much! This was very cool once we ironed out the technical details!
- Bugscope Team :)
- Bugscope Team Thank you all!!
- Student We want your jobs when we gro up
- Bugscope Team this is fun but it is not all we do.
- Bugscope Team Hahaha! I am trying to find a permanent job, I just graduated in May.
- Bugscope Team this is the most fun, but we get to see some pretty cool research as well.
- Bugscope Team Annie got her PhD here and logged on today from her place in California.
- Student Dad is a scientist. We totally get that!
- Bugscope Team We're in Illinois, 23 feet underground, in Urbana-Champaign.
- Student Dad graduated in November 08 and now we're stuck in UT becasue that's the only place he could find a job. Good luck!
- Bugscope Team I completely understand that!
- Student Bye guys! Good luck Annie!
- Bugscope Team later hannah
- Bugscope Team Thank you!
- Bugscope Team Bye bye thank you!