Connected on 2014-10-13 18:30:00 from Alameda County, California, United States
- Bugscope Team sample is pumping down
- Bugscope Team vac ok in record time
- Bugscope Team we can start making presets soon
- Teacher just checking in….my class starts in an hour :) Looks good so far!!! How are you all?
- Bugscope Team spider fangs here but charging up
- Bugscope Team good here
- Teacher nice!!! " See" you soon!
- Bugscope Team yay!
- Teacher I will get my class oriented and then to chatting in about 10 minutes :)
- Bugscope Team super cool
- Bugscope Team so cute!
- Bugscope Team this is a crustacean
- Bugscope Team its antennae are missing
- Bugscope Team but you can see one of its compound eyes
- Bugscope Team hello Spiderman!
- Bugscope Team please let us know when you have questions
- Guest Will do! Thanks.
- Guest Hello Scot, I am a member of the class but currently on the East Coast.
Bugscope Team did you take a wrong turn somewhere?\
- Bugscope Team bee stinger; you can see the serrations
- Guest Tried gliding to school for the first time. Not the brightest idea.
Bugscope Team I'm sorry.
- Bugscope Team Spiderman do you want to drive?
- Guest did i do this right?
Bugscope Team yes you did!
Bugscope Team you're here !
- Bugscope Team these are super small ants
- Bugscope Team 20 microns is 10 bacteria long
- Guest This.Is.Awesome
- Guest Hello class!!!!
Bugscope Team hello Strawberry!
- Bugscope Team please let me know when you have questions, about anything, like a magic eight ball
- Bugscope Team this is a wasp head
- Bugscope Team you can see that its mandibles open to the left and right, like a gate
- Bugscope Team its antennae are missing
- Teacher we are heading for the bee face :)
- Teacher CAn I drive?
Bugscope Team you have control now
- Guest Hello Donatello
- Guest Hello all
Bugscope Team Hello Donatello!
- Guest Don't let Donatello drive:)
- Bugscope Team I might have to drive manually to the bee face because I'm sorry the preset doesn't look like it's working
- Guest Hey class
- Guest I think I know who Donatello is...
- Guest Peetuh is the one who can't drive! - FROM RAAAAHHHH!
- Guest Go Rams!!
- Teacher Cab I work the focus etc?
- Teacher May I?
Bugscope Team yes for sure
- Bugscope Team Cal State is the supreme ruler now.
- Guest What are the anatomical differences between a wasp and bee mouth?
Bugscope Team we can see that the bee has a labrum protecting its tongue, which is called a glossa
Bugscope Team the wasp does not appear to have a glossa, nor a labrum, which is the thing that looks like long rabbit teetj
- Teacher What exactly are we looking at?
Bugscope Team the face of a honeybee
- Guest What are the bits that look like rabbit teeth?
Bugscope Team that is the labrum, which protects the glossa, which is the tongue
- Guest what are we looking at?
Bugscope Team this is the face of a honeybee; you can see its jaws, above the labrum
- Guest What happened to the black widow?
Bugscope Team we put one spider on the stub, and you can see its fangs, including the venom pores
- Guest What are the hairs?
Bugscope Team the hairs are called setae, and they are sensory: hot/cold, touch or wind, taste or smell, proprioception
- Guest what are the hairy things
Bugscope Team they're called setae, and they help insects sense their environment; they stick through the cuticle, which is kind of like armor
- Guest that is cool
- Bugscope Team because insects and comparable arthropods have exoskeletons, and not skin, they need something to help them sense their surroundings, and those are the setae
- Guest Are the setae the same kind of hairs that appear to be all over a honeybee's body?
Bugscope Team what is different about bees is that they are the only insects to have forked setae
Bugscope Team but they are pretty much the same
- Bugscope Team the honeybee you sent actually has one of its pollen baskets full
- Teacher the fearsome fivesome wants to see the spider fangs!
- Bugscope Team setae can be thermosensory, hygroreceptive, mechanosensory, chemosensory, used to proprioception, and actually other things as well
- Bugscope Team see the pores?
- Teacher What is the purpose of the hairs on the right hand side of the image?
Bugscope Team spiders need to be very good at sensing vibration, so that is what those do
- Bugscope Team in the middle of the view we have now we see two fangs, top and bottom
- Teacher whats the round part to the left of the fangs?
Bugscope Team it may be a wad of web a male spider put there to help keep himself from being bitten
- Teacher Are different types of setae (thermosensory, hygroreceptive, etc.) in different locations or do all the setae sense all the things?
Bugscope Team they are different
- Bugscope Team sometimes if a male spider is afraid of the female, which is actually a valid concern, he pastes a wad of web on her chelicerae so she cannot open them and use her fangs to bite him
- Teacher Is the protective wad of web intended to protect from biting itself or from bites from other insects?
Bugscope Team the male does it to protect himself from the female he wants to mate with
- Bugscope Team this looks kind of bad
- Bugscope Team let's go somewhere else
- Bugscope Team thank you!
- Teacher Hello we are the three bees. Can we please look at the bee stinger?
- Bugscope Team since I made the presets, earlier, the sample dried and shifted in the vacuum
- Bugscope Team honeybees lose their stingers only when they sting mammals, whose skin is thick
- Bugscope Team a honeybee can sting another insect repeatedly no problem
- Bugscope Team you can see the serrations
- Bugscope Team stingers are modified ovipositors
- Bugscope Team yay!
- Teacher We want to know all about a weevil! Will you enlighten us?
- Bugscope Team that is a mass of pollen
- Teacher Very cool!
- Bugscope Team weevils are sometimes called snout beetles, and they can be agricultural pests
- Bugscope Team they are kind of cool looking. some have short snouts and some have longer ones, like anteaters
- Teacher can we see the weevil now?
Bugscope Team it is charging up with electrons
- Bugscope Team so it doesn't look perfect, plus its antennae are folded over its face
- Bugscope Team the limb like things are not legs; they're either palps, which help insects taste and manipulate their food, or they are antennae
- Teacher What is your favorite bug?
Bugscope Team I like leafhoppers, but I like a lot of insects. weevils are awesome, mosquitoes are cool to look at. I like mites, which are not insects.
- Bugscope Team when we mount insects on the stub we do not know if they will look good or bad up close
- Bugscope Team sometimes they have juju all over them; there's a kissing bug on this stub like that
- Teacher Hi, we are team ugly
Bugscope Team somos un equipo
- Teacher to*
- Teacher I sent in a black widow last week, so I would like to see anything pertaining top spiders
Bugscope Team see the fangs now?
- Teacher wheres the venom held?
- Bugscope Team to the right are the chelicers
- Teacher what are chelicers
- Bugscope Team the venom is probably inside the chelicers, because the fangs are at the tips of the chelicers
- Bugscope Team if you look at a spider from the front of its head you see like eight eyes, and below them you see two big pieces of the face, side by side; those are the chelicerae
- Teacher so the white object is like a sack?
Bugscope Team um
- Bugscope Team focus the other way if it gets worse
- Bugscope Team the spider is lying on her back, and we see her from the side as well
- Teacher thank you!
- Teacher on the leg, what is the joint connector called?
Bugscope Team I'm not sure on spiders. A condyle?
- Bugscope Team spiders can do this thing called autotomy, which means they can just let one of their legs fall off if they sense another spider's venom entering it
- Bugscope Team that is a small little ant
- Bugscope Team the booty of an ant is called a gaster
- Teacher hoew many body segments does an ant have?
Bugscope Team it has a head, a thorax, an abdomen, six legs, two antennae, and the tiny connector I'm trying to remember the name of
- Bugscope Team the petiole, which is also the name of plant part, is the piece that the gaster (abdomen) connects to
- Teacher what is the thing above the right eye?
- Teacher this is a new group, we're going to look at the roly poly compound eye
Bugscope Team yay!
- Bugscope Team the antennae are missing, and many of the legs are missing
- Bugscope Team I think they have 13 to 17 pairs of legs
- Bugscope Team they look like old-school librarians
- Teacher haha
- Bugscope Team they have gills, and they are more closely related to lobsters than insects
- Teacher so is that big thing near the right eye normal?
Bugscope Team the hood-like elements?
- Teacher wow, so how long do they ususally live?
Bugscope Team they don't get like super big; I think probably a few months or less
- Bugscope Team or there are big ones but in the Tropids
- Bugscope Team Tropics
- Guest that is adorable
Bugscope Team haha!
- Teacher thank you. we have to go
Bugscope Team Thank you for connecting with us!
- Guest Thank you Scot!
- Guest Thank you Scot!
- Teacher OK! Dr. Korb here again....we are going to log off soon. Thank you SO SO much again. The room is buzzing here! LOVE IT! Any final thoughts?
- Guest can you quickly show a spider leg? thanks!
Bugscope Team yes just a sec
- Teacher show the spier leg first (Korb) then we will go :)
- Teacher spider
- Bugscope Team Cara Delavigne
- Bugscope Team long legs
- Bugscope Team the abdomen is to the lower left
- Teacher Anything else? :)
- Bugscope Team see how the abdomen shrivels when it dries?
- Guest mosquito?
Bugscope Team no so sad -- it was a nice one and it got sucked into the turbo pump in the sputter coater
- Guest What a sad way to go
- Bugscope Team there are little marks and a few scales where it was
- Bugscope Team this is a busted off wasp stinger
- Bugscope Team this is all that's left of the mosquito
- Teacher Don't you have to go home Scot? :) Ha. Talk to you soon! Take care and thanks! MK
Bugscope Team I had a Coke and I usually don't so I am supercharged for a while.
- Bugscope Team this is totally awesome too
- Teacher Oh no ....well, have fun!!
- Bugscope Team haha
- Bugscope Team okay see you next time
- Bugscope Team thank you, everyone!
- Guest thanks, scot!
Bugscope Team Thank You, Dragonfly!
- Guest Thank you!
Bugscope Team Thank You, Celeste!
- Bugscope Team chipped mandibles
- Bugscope Team okay I am cruising, and I appreciate working with everyone