Connected on 2008-01-11 14:00:00
from Darlington, SC, US
- 1:08 pm
- Bugscope Teamhi jerry, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamwe are still setting up. session in 52 minutes.
- TeacherHello! Thank you very much.
- 1:13 pm
- 1:18 pm
- 1:23 pm
- Bugscope Teamhave to get all the spelling correct ;)
- Teacherwhat are we going to be looking at exactly?
- Bugscope Teamthe presets on the bottom right tell you what bugs we have in the scope today: 2 spiders, ladybug, fruitfly, cricket and a fly
- Bugscope Teamcan you see the preset on the bottom right?
- Teacheryes, got it!
- 1:29 pm
- Bugscope Teambut you may not see the presets until we unlock the session (after we finish making the presets)
- Bugscope Teamah ok, you can see the presets. but the control aren't visible yet. they will show up once we are done making presets
- Bugscope Teampresets are done!
- Bugscope Teammr. plemmons, i've unlocked the sesson now. you should see controls on your right. you can practice driving the scope now if you want to.
- 1:35 pm
- Bugscope Teamcoolness, you can always click on any preset, and that takes you to that spot on the sample.
- Bugscope Teamclicking on a preset comes in handy when you get lost driving the scope!
- Teacherhow do I give students control? or do they all have it?
- Bugscope Teamnavigating the scope is done in two ways: drive and click to center
- Bugscope Teamonly we can give students control. all you have to do is ask us to do it
- Bugscope Teamit would be bad if all the students were trying to control the scope at once
- Bugscope Teamthe program would get very confused
- 1:42 pm
- Bugscope Teamsome spiders react to music
- TeacherGot that,,,what kind of questions can they ask?
- Bugscope Teamthey can sense the vibrations in the air and
- Bugscope Teamthey can ask ANYTHING
- Teacherstudents are starting to file in...we will start logging in soon
- Bugscope Teamhow old are these students?
- Teacher7th graders...12 to 13
- Bugscope Teamawesome
- Bugscope Teamthey can ask questions about the insects, or the microscope, or our jobs, or science in general.
- Bugscope Teamif annie logs in, she is getting a phd in entomology, so she knows a lot of the scientific background of the insects
- Bugscope Teamscott knows quite a bit too, and scott is our expert electron microscopist
- Bugscope Teamcate is also a microscopist
- Bugscope Teami am a comptuer nerd
- 1:48 pm
- Bugscope Teama computer nerd who can't spell... or type
- Bugscope Teamhey guys
- Bugscope Teamhi clarissa!
- Studenthi aaron
- Bugscope Teamhi zack, welcome to bugscope!
- Studentzoom in
- Studentwaz up
- Bugscope Teamhi students. ready to roll!
- 1:53 pm
- Bugscope Teammr. plremons currently has control of the microscope
- Studentwat is that picture of
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spider, fangs on a spider
- Studento, cool
- Studenta spider dosnt look like 1
- Bugscope Teamthe fangs kind of look like buck teeth
- Bugscope Teammr. plemons's login seems disconnected, can you ask him to login again please
- Studentthis looks weird
- Bugscope Teamat anytime, we can give control of the microscope to any of you students, as long as mr. plemons okays it
- Studentim way
- Bugscope Teamah, mr. plemons is back!
- Bugscope Teamthose are its legs coming across the middle to bottom of the screen
- Bugscope Teamits eyes are at the very top, a little bit cut off
- Studentcate what is that bugt
- Bugscope Teamwe have 2 spiders today, this is one of them
- Bugscope Teamthis is a big spider that scott caught a while ago and froze
- Studentwhat up cate
- Studentwhat is this
- Studentalex ar viruses real
Bugscope Teamuh, yes, not only in the movies!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spider
- Studenthow big is the spider
- Studenthow does the microscope work
Bugscope Teamit is an electron microscope. tiny electrons are "shot" at the spider, bounce off of it, and are collected by a camera that turns it into an image
- Studento cool
- Bugscope Teamthe fangs are folded under the vertical parts we see now
- Bugscope Teamheya bobby
- Studenthow do u chang it
- Teachercan we give student zachary control?
- Bugscope Teamviruses are real but we cannot see them using this microscope, or not very easily
- Student zoom in mr plemons
- Bugscope Teamzachary you now have controll
- Bugscope Teamzzckery, you';ve got control my man
- Studentyes u do
- Studentwhat about me
- Bugscope Teamthe star in the list means you have control
- Bugscope Teamthe electron microscope is sort of like a TV with the electron beam pointed down toward the sample
- Studentwats up jessica
- Bugscope Teamyou will see special controls in your window to move the stage in the microscope
- Bugscope TeamAaron we can have only one person comtrolling at a time
- 1:58 pm
- Studentsee the eyes
- StudentCate whats on the back of the spider
Bugscope Teama piece of a wood stick
- Bugscope Teamthat is the head of the spider in the middle with a piece of a wood stick behind it
- Bugscope Teamzack, try zooming in on the eyes, near the top
- Bugscope Teamexcellent driving zack
- Studentwhat is that cell cate
- Studentwuts that
- Student Cate why is there wood there
Bugscope Teamit needed a sort of prop to keep it still
Bugscope Teamthere wasnt much keeping it on the stub because its legs were lifting it
- Studentwat is dat???
- Studentis the spider dead?
Bugscope Teamwell, yes, most of the bugs we put into the scope are dead. the scope is acutally a vacuum, like outer space!
- Bugscope Teamyeah it is dead for sure
- Studentis the spider dead
Bugscope Teamyes sorry for making it sound like it was alive
- Studentwhy are the eyes like that?
- Studentwat is that??
- Bugscope Teamspiders need to sense vibration -- they cannot see very well
- Studentis that the eye
- Bugscope Teamthere are eight eyes
Bugscope Teamsome spiders have 2, 4, or 6 eyes as well, but most species have 8
- Studentcan the spider eyes see color
- Studentwhere are the eyes?
- Bugscope TeamCate has been a little scared of it.
- StudentCate dosw it show the eyes
Bugscope Teamthis is one of the eyes
- Studenthow far can u zoom in?
- Bugscope Teamif you take the mag down you can see where the eyes are
- Bugscope Teamwe were right on one of them
- Bugscope Teameveryone is so mean to me
- Bugscope Teamthey don't have a lot of detail in them like insect eyes
- Studentcan the spider see in color
- Bugscope Teami'm a meany... he he
- Studentwhere r the eyes??
Bugscope Teamat the top of its head
- Studentwhat els can we see
- Bugscope Teamthere is no color to see in the 'scope because we are not using light -- we are using electrons to image
- Bugscope Teamwe only see the front 4 eyes, there are some more that we cant see
- Studentcan spider see color
- Teachercan we give student jake control?
- Studentcan u put somthing bifrent on the scop
- Bugscope Teamoops Erica just told me I answered the wrong question
- Studenthow big is its fangs
- Bugscope Teamwe've got two spiders, a lady bug, fruit fly, and something else, i forgot for the moment
- Bugscope Teamif you go to another preset, on the right there, you can see something else
- Bugscope Teamjack, yo've got control of the scope.
- 2:03 pm
- Bugscope TeamJake
- Bugscope TeamI am not sure if spiders see in color
- Bugscope Teambig guy i mean
- Bugscope TeamHi all
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a fruit fly.
- Studentthat looks weird
- Bugscope TeamI don't think spiders see in color
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the compound eye in front and one or two ocelli behind it
- Bugscope TeamThanks Annie...
- Studentare virises real
- Bugscope Teamsure viruses are real
- Studentwhat are those bumps on the head?
Bugscope Teamgreat question! those bumps are the simple eyes (ocelli)
- Bugscope Teamall those hairs are the setae. when one looks at insects close up, you see many thousands of setae.
- Studenti can not see
- Bugscope Teamthe bumps are the ocelli, which are simple eyes
- Bugscope TeamZach hit refresh.
- Studenthes breaking it
- Studenthe broke it
- Bugscope Teamtake the mag down (lower) and you can see where you are
- Bugscope Teamlike, you can see the whole fruit fly
- Bugscope Teamwell, i was kidding, it's not possible to break the scope from where you are. cate, on the other hand, breaks it all the time!
- Studentwhy is there so many hairs
Bugscope TeamThe hairs, or setae as they are more appropriately called, help the insect or spider to sense its environment
- Bugscope Teammaybe scorpions see IR
Bugscope Teamscorpions are classed with spiders and mites
- Studentim not controling it its jake
- Bugscope Teamoh, yes, sorry jake, you are the man
- Studentwats a fruit fly
Bugscope Team"Fruit fly" is a general common name used to describe flies that eat rotten and fermenting fruit
- 2:08 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is silver paint next to one of the critters in the 'scope
- Studentnow he broke it
- Bugscope Teamfruit flies are tiny flies that are often found around fruit
- Studentwat is this?
Bugscope Teamim not sure, you could try to lower the mag or click on a preset to go somewhere else, jake
- Bugscope Teamcan you take the mag down lower?
- Studentcan you see any cells
- Studentwell he brock it
- Bugscope Teamyou can see there is a sample to the right
- Studentcan u see a cell
- Guestcan you see any cells
- Bugscope Teamwe can see cells for sure -- for example we can see bacteria
- Bugscope Teamalex says its a booger
- Studentwhat is this
- Bugscope Teamotherwise we are looking at lots of cells
- Teachercan you give student rickey control?
- Bugscope TeamRicky has it...
- Bugscope Teamyo ricky, it's yours hause
- TeacherI'm sorry Ricky
- Studentno dont let him
- Bugscope TeamRicky is the supreme ruler now.
- Bugscope Teamsorry jake, you did a great job controlling though
- Bugscope Teamnice
- Studentno he didnt
- Studentwhat is this
- Studentwhat is this?
- Studenthe did a bad job
- Studentwhat is this
- Bugscope Teamthis is the claw of a ladybug
- Studentwhat is this
- Studentwhy do ladybugs have claws
Bugscope Teammost beetles do
- Bugscope Teamnow you can cruise around
- Studentkool i didnt know they had claws
Bugscope Teamyes, many insects have claws of some kind, to scoop food into their mouths or help them grab onto their environment
- Bugscope Teamthey need to be able to grab things
- Studentcan you open up the wings
- Studentcan you open its wings
- Studentare those it's hands?
- Studentcan we look at the back
Bugscope Teamsorry zack, once we close the microscope and set the vacuum, we can't turn bugs over. it takes 10-15 minutes to set the vacuum in the scope
- Bugscope Teamthose are its claws
- 2:14 pm
- Studentopen the hands scott
- StudentScott do all insects have hair
- Studentwat is this?
- Studentwat is that??
- Bugscope Teamsorry DaddyO they are gonna be closed
- Bugscope Teamthe head is north of here
- Bugscope Teamthose are 2 pairs of its legs
- Bugscope Teamalmost all insects seem to have hair, which we call setae ('see-tee')
- Studentdud your cool
- Teachercan you give student aaron control?
- Bugscope Teamyou all are pretty cool too
- Studentdont let bobby do it
- Studentis that the bottom of the lady bug?
Bugscope Teammore like the middle
- Bugscope Teamaaron, you've got control
- Studentdo yall see the head
Bugscope TeamWe can't see the head in this shot...drive a little north
- Bugscope Teamthe setae are mechanosensory, or chemosensory, or sometimes they are just there, apparently, to add surface area
- Bugscope Teamaaron can try to drive the scope north and you will all see the head
- Studentis that the lady bugs stomach?
- Studentwhat is that
- Studentare u a sientist
- Bugscope Teamthere it is, good job aaron
- Studenti see the head now
- Bugscope Teamwe mount insects on their backs (on the dorsal side) because the ventral side (the bottom) is usually more interesting.
- Studentare all ladybugs red?
Bugscope TeamNot at all...beetles in the family Coccinellidae can be orange, yellow, white, black. They can even have stripes instead of dots
- Bugscope Teamjake, annie is a scientist, scott and cate are electron microscopists, i am a tech dude
- Bugscope TeamI don't know what just happened there, I got logged out
- Studentno ash-pee
- Bugscope Teamentomologist
- Studentis that the head
- Bugscope Teambut we try to keep it real
- Studentannie are all ladybugs red?
- Studentlooks like its gonna eat me
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the eyes, tucked in on the sides
- Studentwhat part is that?
- Studentwat is this?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the face
- Studenthow many eyes does it have
- Bugscope Teamthis is the mouth part of the ladybug
- Studenthow many eyes does a lady bug have?
- 2:19 pm
- Bugscope Teammostly we are looking at the mouth
- Bugscope Teamor face, scott is right
- Studentcan they be like pink or somthing
Bugscope TeamYes, they can be pink. Kind of a dark pink
- Bugscope Teamit has 2
- Studenty isent it in color
Bugscope Teamthe microscope uses electrons to "see" the bugs. since electrons are sooo small, smaller than the wavelength of visible light in fact, we can't get color from it. we can only see contrasts from the electrons.
- Bugscope Team2 eyes
- Studentare any ladybugs posinous?
Bugscope TeamThey aren't poisonous to humans unless you ate a whole whole bunch of them. Ladybugs do something called reflexive bleeding, where they squirt bad smelling blood from their joints. Some also spit up bad smelling fluid as well. They would taste really bad if you were to eat them.
- Studentcan lady bugs bite you
Bugscope TeamYes, some species of ladybug can and do bite. The Asian multicolored ladybeetle is a biter.
- Studenty is it in black and white
- Studentwhast are we looking at here
- Studentis the eyes
- Bugscope Teami think this is part of its head
- Bugscope Teamthis is the ladybug face, or mouth. 656x magnification
- Bugscope Teamthe eye is to the right
- Bugscope Teamthe eye is to the right here
- Studentare the eyes open
- Bugscope Teamthere it is
- Studentr the eyes open
- Bugscope TeamD'Oh!
- Bugscope Teamjust needs to be focused a little bit
- Studentdo they close their eyes
Bugscope TeamNope...no eyelids.
- Studentis this a male or female
- Studenthow does it pee
Bugscope TeamMost beetles don't really pee...their pee is kind of more like bird pee...sort of solid. Water is pretty precious to them and so they mostly secrete solid wastes
- Bugscope Teamout of its abdomen, at the other end
- Teachercan we give student bobby control?
- Bugscope Teamso the lesson is: dont eat ladybugs!
- Studentsay NO
- Bugscope Teamgo ahead bobby
- Studenthe brakes everthing
- Bugscope Teamladybugs taste bad on purpose -- so they will not be eaten. that is probably also why they are red
- Bugscope Teamim sure he will do fine
- Studentdoes it hurt when a lady bug bites?
Bugscope TeamIt isn't like breaking your arm or anything...it stings a little. It doesn't hurt as bad as a bee sting.
- Bugscope Teambobby, you are the man.
- Studentshes right
- 2:24 pm
- Student i think hes a boy
- Studentbobby is not the man hes is the little boy
- Studenthe brakes everything and no he not the man
- Bugscope Teamcool bobby, this is the head of a cricket
- Bugscope Teambobby is cool
- Studenthow long do crickets ussually live?
Bugscope TeamThey usually live through one spring and summer...they may overwinter as eggs though.
Bugscope Teami'm not sure, but i think they live a season or less, so less than a year. they mate in late summer and lay their eggs in the fall. the eggs hatch in the spring and they usually hatch in groups of 2,000
- Studentbobby is not cool
- Studenty do crickits squeak
- Studentwhy do crickets make that sound that is annoying
Bugscope TeamGood question. Male crickets sing to attract female crickets
- Studentdont they rub there legs
Bugscope TeamDifferent types of crickets have different types of sound producing structures. They can make noise with their legs or with their wings.
- Studentwhat is that?
- Studentwhy do they have hairs?
Bugscope Teamthe hairs are called setae, and they help the insect sense their envoronment
- Studentwat is dat??
- StudentCate is this male
- Studentthank u
- Studentthank you
- Studentthank you
- Studentthank u
- Student very much
- Guestthank you peace out
- StudentTHANK YOU
- Bugscope Teambye guys
- Bugscope Teamare we done? that was nice, thanks kids!
- Studentthis was cool but i have to go
- Studentthank you sike
- Bugscope Teamlaterz
- StudentTank u fo the fun thing bye
- 2:29 pm
- Teachernew group in about 5 mninutes
- Bugscope TeamBye all
- Studentthank youannie,cate,scott,and alex
- Bugscope Teambobby, don't listen to them. iyou are cool my man
- Bugscope Teambye ryland
- Studentbye Cate
- Bugscope Teambye jake
- Bugscope Teambye zachery
- Studentbye annie 2
- Teachercan you give me control?
- Bugscope Teamsure thing
- Bugscope TeamGiot i\
- Bugscope Teamgot it
- Bugscope TeamMr Plemons you have control
- Bugscope Teamyou're new students can log in anytime. any questions for us mr. plemons?
- Bugscope Teamyour
- Teacherwhat do you think are the most interesting areas to see?
- TeacherWhci bug?
- Bugscope Teamwell, the fly's have spiricles on them, the fruit fly. they are small holes on the fly that are used for breathing.
- Bugscope Teampreset #3
- Bugscope TeamMr P you can drive around and take the mag down on for example, as Alex said, the fruit fly
- Teacherokay. we'll start there
- 2:35 pm
- Bugscope Teampreset #5 is tenant setae, these are used to "grasp" things.
- Bugscope Teampreset #6 is a spider web and spinnerets
- Bugscope Teamspiracles, oops
- Bugscope Teamspiracles are the breath holes on spiders
- Bugscope TeamI think there are usually two spiracles on each segment, on either side, on an insect
- Bugscope Team~something does not work right with my computer today
- Bugscope Teampreset #1 is the antenna on a fly, a sewer fly, that's slang for a fly that normally is found in bathrooms and such
- Bugscope Team~currently my page is not refreshing =(
- Bugscope TeamWhoa Smiley!
- Teacherthak you very much for offering this....the next group is logging into computers now
- Bugscope Teamdeutch i mean
- Bugscope TeamDeutsch
- 2:40 pm
- Bugscope TeamSmiley is back in a new incarnation
- Teacherwe are having inernet issues
- Teacherconnection on this end\
- Bugscope Teamuh-oh
- Bugscope Teamwhat's the problem, give me a call at 217-265-8164
- Bugscope Teamoh. can you see the image?
- Bugscope Team~oh those darn Macs...I hope this appears offscript...maybe safari does not work for bugscope...i forgot...
- Bugscope TeamOr can we call you?
- Bugscope Teamif internet drops below 100 KB/sec, the lag will be bad
- Bugscope TeamSafari works for sure -- remember that Chas wrote the software and he is a mac dude.
- Teacheroh no, it is totally on our end'
- Bugscope Teamok mr. plemons. we will sit tight. we are ready anytime you are.
- Bugscope Teamif the session needs to be rescheduled, that is cool with us too
- Teacherwe got it
- Bugscope Teamawesome, welcome to bugscope kids!
- Studentim in teach
- Bugscope Teamheya erick
- Teachergive control to student Erick
- 2:46 pm
- Studenthey erick
- Studenti don't know wha that thing is?
Bugscope Teamthis is a sperical that is like a breathing hole
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spiracle on a spider, it uses that hole to breath
- Bugscope Teamspiracle
- Bugscope Teamthe spelling isnt right on mine
- Bugscope Teamthis is a fruit fly, now
- Studentokay what is a spiracle
Bugscope Teamit is a small hole on the side of an insect, used to intake air for breathing
- Bugscope Teaminstead of breathing through their mouths, they breath through the spiracles on the side of their bodies
- Studentwhat is this thing?
- Bugscope Teamthere is one on either side of the thorax
- Studentit is some sort of spider thing ducky
- Bugscope Teamsome entomologists describe the spiracle as a 'nose'
- Studenti think so
- Studentwhat's that stuff that looks like it's crawling in it's eye
- Bugscope TeamKind of like a nostril...it doesn't smell, it just takes in air
- Studentis that a fly?
Bugscope Teama fruit fly
- Studenthow does it work
- Studenti think so
- StudentShut it David
- Bugscope Teamthe things that look like little tree limbs are the antennae -- part of the them
- Bugscope Teamthere are "hairs" called setae all over its body, even on its compound eye
- StudentI know
- Studentwhat does a fruit fly do?
Bugscope TeamFruit flies eat yeast and bacteria on fermenting fruit
- Studentyeah what does a fruit fly do
Bugscope Teamwell, and also they reproduce, that is their main goal. food is a way to accomplish that.
- Studentha ha ha ha ha ha hah ah hahaaaaaaahahhahahahhahahahhahahah
- 2:51 pm
- Studentwho's Hater
- Bugscope Teamthey hang around fruit... in a lab they are often used in genetic experiments
- Bugscope Teamfood is the feuel that keeps them going i mean
- Studentwhat's that mouth thing?
- Bugscope TeamIn the grand scheme of things fruit flies are probably very important decomposers of plant matter, but they can be agricultural pests when they eat the same fruit that we'd also like to eat
- Studentis that their mouth
Bugscope TeamYup that little thing in the middle is the mouth
- Studentwhat are we looking at?
- Teachercan you give control to michalia?
- Studentit is it stores food
- Studentnever mind i know
- Bugscope TeamIt is kind of shrivelly since the fly is dead
- Bugscope Teamgo for it michalia
- Studentoh sorry
- Bugscope Teamyes Lee that is the mouth -- it is a little bit shrunken compared to the way it would be in life
- Studenthow do they eat their food
Bugscope TeamTheir mouth is kind of like a straw with a sponge..they press the sponge to the surface of the fruit (or whatever) and they suck up liquids and bacteria and other yummy things through the tube attached to the spongey part
- Bugscope Teamwhen the insects dry -- when they air-dry -- some of the body parts shrivel up
- Studentwhat are those hairs on the fly
Bugscope Teamthe hairs on all insects are called setae, they help them to sense their environemnt
- Studentwhat is that is that a heart
- Studentwhat else do they do
- Studentwhat is this
- Studentwhat are the hairs for
- Studenthow long do they live
Bugscope TeamThey don't live long...maybe a week or two at the longest.
- Studentwhat are we looking at?
- Bugscope TeamVery very scientific
- Bugscope Teamhairs, which we are supposed to call 'setae,' have different functions.
- Studenthow long can these fliy's live
- Studenti think they live for a bout 200 years
- Studentwait, fruit flies are real?
Bugscope TeamUnlike unicorns.... ;)
- Studentand sorry for the bad spelling
Bugscope Teamnot a problem, i'm a bad speller myself
- Bugscope Teamannie, do you know about the life cycle of the fly?
- Bugscope Teamah, thanks annie
- 2:56 pm
- Studentdo they only live for a week or two weeks
- Studentthat is so cool and kinda gross
- Studentwhat is that thing
Bugscope TeamThis is the underside of a lady bug
- Studentits a ladybug
- Studenti think it a lady bug
- Studentit's kinda gross
- Teachercan you give control to lee?
- Studentis this a ladybug
- Teacherthank you for your patience guys
- Bugscope Teamlee, you are the driver of the scope
- Bugscope TeamLee you have it.
- Studentwhat is this
- Studentare those it's legs
- Studentsorry for the mistake, folks
- Bugscope TeamHello Michalia.
- Bugscope TeamThose are the legs of the ladybeetle.
- Studentwhat is that lee
- Bugscope Teamwell, claws at the end of the leg
- Studentcan those claws pinch you?
- Bugscope Teamthey are probably too small to pinch your skin
- Bugscope TeamHello Kathyryn
- Bugscope Teamwell, they probably can, but woulnd't hurt much. they are used to grab food, or manipulate the environment
- Bugscope TeamKathryn
- Studentwhat do they eat?
- Studenthow are they small scott
- Studenthey scott what do they eat
Bugscope Teamother insects
- Bugscope Teamthey are not poisonous
- 3:01 pm
- Bugscope Teamthey eat other insects
- StudentLIKE WHAT KIND OF INSECTS?
Bugscope TeamAphids, thrips...pretty much anything smaller than them.
- Bugscope Teamrobert, you have control my man
- Studentscott can they kill us
Bugscope TeamThey cannot kill us.
- Bugscope Teamthat was quick
- Studentthat is so ossume
- Bugscope Teamnot unless there were millions of them and they fell on you
- Bugscope Teamthey taste bad
- Studentwhat spider is that
Bugscope TeamI am not good with spider identifications
- Studenthi annie2
- Studentis thi a frog
- Bugscope TeamHi Kathryn
- Studentno it a flee
- Bugscope TeamNot a flea either
- StudentHi annie
- Bugscope TeamHi Lee
- Studentokay scott what spider is it
- Studentare thoose hair
- TeacherI know it's past time, so when you guys have to go just say so.
- Bugscope Teamwe are fine mr. plemons, you all keep going!
- Bugscope TeamI 'like' that answee...not think
- Bugscope Teamgeez...typos
- Studentwhat is typos
- Bugscope TeamErick it is one we found and we are not sure what kind it is
- Studenthiiiii that is weird looking
- Bugscope TeamI keep typing things wrong...I keep typing typos
- Studentare those hairs
Bugscope Teamyes but people like annie call them setae in the insect world
- Studentwhat do they eat
Bugscope TeamSpiders eat very similar things to what ladybugs eat. They eat anything arthropod smaller than them
- Teachercan you give control back to michalia?
- Studentit's alright annie2
- Bugscope Teammichalia, now you've got us all chatting about how one could die by spiders: eating 10,000 of them, etc...
- Studentwhat is seate
Bugscope Teamit is just a hair that is on an insect, seta for singular
- Studentwho is jon
- 3:06 pm
- Bugscope Teamsetae are the tiny hairlike things
- Bugscope TeamJon is our light microscopist
- Bugscope Teamhairs are on mammals
- Bugscope TeamI work with Scott Cate & Alex here
- StudentWHAT IS THIS
- Studentoh what that
Bugscope Teamthese are spinnerets and some webbing attached
- Studentwhat is that thing?
Bugscope TeamIf you decrease the magnification I can tell you what it is
- StudentWHY AREN'T SPIDERS EVER AROUND WHEN YOU NEED THEM?
Bugscope TeamThat's a good question.
Bugscope Teamwell, in fact, they are around quite a bit. and they do a lot of good in this world!
- Bugscope TeamHello
- Bugscope Teamthese are spinnerets and some webbing attached
- Studentkathryn cut it out
- Bugscope TeamThis is one of the spinnerettes
- Bugscope Teamand you can see the web coming out
- Studentwhy do you need spiders around when they can kill us humans
Bugscope TeamVery very few spiders can actually kill humans. I imagine dogs cause more human deaths than spiders
- Bugscope Teamand weaving itself together
- Studentis that a web
- Studentoh yeah what about poison ones
- Studentwh at a spinnerets
Bugscope Teamthey make different kinds of webs
- Studenti COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU, BUT DO THINK SORT OF STOP HUNTING DURING THE RAINING SEASON WHEN BUGS ARE USUALLY OUT?
Bugscope TeamThey don't stop hunting...it is just there are too many insects for them to handle. Where as an annoying insect can respond relatively quickly to take advantage of rain or abundant food or whatever, spider populations grow more slowly, lagging behind the populations of the insects they eat. This is actually a major concept in ecology.
- Studentwhat kind of webs
- Studentthis is pretty cool
Bugscope Teamthis is the butt
- Bugscope Teamannie: because it doesnt take as many dogs to fall on you to kill you
Bugscope TeamThanks Cate
- Studentwhat i9s this
- Studentwhat is it
- StudentwHAT IS THIS?
- Studentwhat that
- Studentsorry for spelling the wrong word
- 3:12 pm
- Studentis this the but
- Studenteeeeewwwwwwww and i meant the other picture
- Bugscope Teamsorry erick i meant to answer to the "what is this" question
- Bugscope Teamit's the tip of the abdomen of the spider
- Studenthow many bugs do they eat a day
- Bugscope Teamspiders?
- Studentcate and jon and alex and scott and annie2 this stuff is cool and kinda gross
Bugscope TeamThat is why I study insects...
Bugscope Teamyeppers. cool and gross are our specialties
- Teachercan you give control to Kathryn?
- StudentdO SPIDERS REALLY ALWAYS DIE WHEN THEY'RE BABIES ARE BORN,
Bugscope TeamDepends upon the spider. If a spider produces only one 'batch' of eggs, usually they will do that at the end of the summer. The eggs will overwinter and hatch in the spring, when it gets warm. Since most spiders only live one summer, by the time the eggs hatch, the mother spider will be dead.
- Studentthis spinnerete this can catch bugs right
Bugscope TeamActually it is used to make webs that catch bugs
Bugscope Teamthe webs that come from them do
- Studentwhat that
- Teachercan you give control to kathryn?
- Studentso the spinnerete stores what kind of stuff that makes the web
Bugscope Teamsilk begins in certain glands located in the abdomen
Bugscope Teamthe silk basically leaks out tiny holes
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- Studentwhat is that thing it looks gross
- Studentwhat do they aet
Bugscope TeamCrickets are omnivorous...they eat anything they can find. I don't think they actively hunt for anything, but if they found something dead laying around they'd be happy to eat it.
- Bugscope Teamthis is the hed of a cricket
- Studentthat is a cricket head
- Studentcool jon
- Studenthi people
- Bugscope Teamyes, but the spinnerete does help to store and apply the web
- StudentHOW IS A CRICKET BORN? FROM EGGS?
Bugscope TeamMost insects hatch from eggs.
- Bugscope TeamCrickets are kind of like cockroaches in their eating habits
- Studentthats cool
- Studenthow long can cricket's survive through the winter
Bugscope TeamI think it depends upon the cricket...I know that some overwinter as adults, so they must have some adaptations to the cold. A lot of insects like that can just hide out somewhere warm and humid, like decomposing leaves or basements and they avoid freezing to death outside.
- Studentthank you very very much
- Teacherclass is about done...thank you very very much!!
- StudentTHANK YOU SO MUCH!! SO FUN
- Studentthank you very much you guy's and gal's
- Bugscope Teamthanks students, you all were very cool, and had great questions too!
- Studentsee ya
- Bugscope Teamoh thanks guys
- Bugscope TeamThanks everyone
- StudentTHANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! =)
- 3:23 pm
- Teacherthank you again, I'd like to set up another one of these!!!
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- Bugscope Teamwe always have fun with these sessions
- Bugscope TeamGood session today!
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- TeacherI'll email you with how things went over here. Again, you guys are great and my studnets loved it
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- Teacherwill do, have a great day!
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- Bugscope Teamok session is done
- 3:28 pm
- Bugscope Teamdisabling session, stopping rxl
- Bugscope Teamok, i'm outta here. good session people