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- 8:22 am
- StudentHello just getting online - we had network issues
- StudentAnne is the teacher
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamwelcome, let us know if you need any help
- StudentWe are getting the kids online
- Bugscope TeamI have been driving but you are welcome to start as soon as you would like
- Studentdirections on how to use microscope
- Bugscope Teamyou should see controls to the right of this window
- Bugscope Teamyou can get around either by driving manually using the navigation tools (click to center will give you the best control) or you can jump around using our presets located in the lower right corner
- Bugscope Teammagnification, navigation (sometimes click to center is best), focus (up or down and see if it gets worse or better), and "adjust" is for contrast/brightness
- Bugscope Teamyes and as Cate said you can choose from among the presets, below the controls, to get started
- Bugscope Teamthis is a proleg on a caterpillar
- 8:27 am
- Bugscope Teamthe tiny hooks are called crochets
- Bugscope Teamthey were thought to have evolved as an adaptation to hold onto leaves
- Bugscope Teamit's like a suction cup with hooks
- Studentdid it start forming before it died?
- Bugscope TeamChase this was the phase during which the larva was storing up food
- Bugscope Teamso it could form its cocoon and then metamorphose
- StudentWas it a male or female
- Bugscope Teamwe cannot tell -- sometimes it is very hard to differentiate between males and females
- Bugscope Teamnot sure about that hunter
- StudentWhen will you put the chrysalis up?
- Bugscope Teamsometimes even in adult insects it is hard to tell
- Bugscope Teambut in Monarchs the black lines in the wing on the male are finer, and there is another part of the wing that defines males
- Bugscope Teampresets 8 and 9 are the chrysalis
- 8:33 am
- Bugscope TeamAnne you can select from the presets and take yourself there.
- Bugscope TeamBut let us know if you need help.
- Bugscope Teamthis is under the cap of the chrysalis
- Bugscope Teamif you take the mag lower you can see where we are looking
- Bugscope Teamyou can see mold spores on the right
- 8:56 am
- Bugscope TeamHi Rayce, and Hunter, and Chase!
- Bugscope Teamand Quinn!
- StudentWhy did you decide to do this?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of the chrysalis, where it would normally attach to a branch
- StudentWhat happened to the chrysalis. Hi
- Studentwas the chrysalis going to change from black to a differnt color
- Bugscope Teamyou mean do Bugscope? or electron microscopy?
- Studentwhas the butterfly fully formed
Bugscope Teamthe butterfly looked pretty well formed, but it died before it could hatch out
- Studentwhy did it die?
Bugscope TeamMany things can happen to a butterfly when it is in the chrysalis that could cause it to die. Some times the butterfly can get a disease. Other times the chamber or environment is not warm or humid enough and the butterfly fails to develop.
- Studentwhat caused the mold to grow
- Bugscope Teamwe could see through the chrysalis to some extent
- Studentwhy was it all black
- StudentWhat did it die from?
- StudentWhat are we looking at on the screen
Bugscope Teamthis is a monarch butterfly chrysalis for one that "hatched"
- Bugscope TeamQuinn we started Bugscope as part of an effort to develop a sustainable outreach program -- something we could keep doing with little cost
- Bugscope Teamand we really enjoy doing this
- Studentdid you cut the whole chrysalis open
- Studentdid you cut the chrysalis all the way open?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the top of the chrysalis
- StudentHow did it die
- 9:01 am
- Studentwhat happend to the chrysalis
- Bugscope Teamit might have become infected
- Studentwhat is currently showing
Bugscope Teamthis is where the chrysalis attaches to a branch
- StudentHow did that happen
- Studentwhat tip of mold was growing on the inside of the chrysalis?
Bugscope TeamMold decomposes dead stuff...like the chrysalis. Mold helps to break down the garbage of the world.
- Studentwhy is there a hole?
- Studentwhat is it?
- StudentHow many weeks does the proccess take?
- StudentWhat stage was the butterfly in?
- Bugscope Teamonce we had a chrysalis in the microscope, and when the session had been done for a few days (the chrysalis was coated with gold-palladium), it was sitting out on a shelf and the butterfly hatched out
- StudentWhen did it die aprox.
Bugscope TeamIt is hard to know from the chrysalis alone....
- Bugscope Teamhard to tell -- it might have died en route
- Studenthow long did it take for it to die?
Bugscope TeamIt depends on if it died from a disease or if it dried out. A disease will usually kill an insect in over the course of a week or so. If it died from dehydration, it may have happened over a couple of days. It is hard to know for sure
- Studenthow did the butterfly die
- Studenthow did the tip broke off
- Studentdoes the butterfly have fungus growing on it?
- Bugscope Teamat first we thought it would be okay, but then we saw the fungus
- Studentwhat is that?
- Studentwere is the fungus?
- StudentWhat are we currently viewing
Bugscope Teamthis is a spiracle on the chrysalis. a spiracle is a breathing hole
- Studentwhere the wings formed when youcut it open?
- Studentwhat is currently showing
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the spiracles -- the air holes -- on the side of the chrysalis
- 9:06 am
- Studentwhat stage was the butterfly in when it died
Bugscope Teamit looked like it was about to hatch
- Bugscope Teamwith the electron microscope we look at a lot of things, including nerve cells, fibroblasts, fish ear stones called otoliths, things made of silicon, nanotubes, bacteria....
- Studenthow did it die?
Bugscope TeamIt could have died from dehydration or from a disease
- Bugscope Teamyes it looked like it was pretty well formed in there, just about ready to hatch
- StudentHow does the butterflies have babys?
Bugscope TeamButterflies (and almost all insects) lay eggs, usually on the plant that the larvae will eat when the eggs hatch
- Studentwhat is the part in the center
Bugscope Teamso a spiracle is like a nose. it has little hairs, or on insects we call them setae, to keep particles from getting in
- Bugscope Teamthe spiracle has lots of fine setae -- hairlike structures -- on it that help keep dust from getting inside
- Bugscope Teamit looks like a wide mouth
- Studentwhat is between the 2 things? if you were cut it open?
Bugscope Teamthats where the butterfly/caterpillar would be
- Bugscope Teamit is sort of like an air vent to the outer world
- Studentah ok
- Studentwhere is it now?
- Bugscope TeamI am not sure whether it would open to tracheae or just function like a vent
- 9:11 am
- Studentwhat is the lump on it?
Bugscope Teamthat looks to be some sort of debris, like dirt or dust
- Bugscope TeamI think the butterfly was well developed enough that the spiracle was nothing but a vent
Bugscope TeamThe pupa does breathe through the spiracle until the butterfly emerges
- Bugscope Teamwe often find dirt on insects/arthropods
- Studentwhat is the whole in the center
- Studentdid you cut it open
- Bugscope Teamand we find lots of the tiny hairs called setae on their bodies
- Studentwhy didn't iy live?
- Bugscope Teamthat is a fold, I think, in the chrysalis
- Studentdid the caterpillar die from fungus that was growing inside the chrysalis?
- Studentwhat is the thing in the side looking like a finger
- Bugscope Teamit might have died because it dried out, and then the fungus got in
- Studentwhat are these dots
- Studentwhat part of the chrysalis is this?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the outside, and it is just a little dirty
- Studenthow do the eggs come out?\\
Bugscope TeamThe eggs come out of the female's ovipositor
- Bugscope Teamnice focussing
- Studentis that fungus showing
- Studentcan you geuss why it died?
- Studentwhat part of the chrysalis is this
- TeacherCan you help us find a place on the slide where they might be able to see more recognizable parts of the butterfly?
- Bugscope Teamthere could be some fungus spores here
- Studentdo you think it ate something bad before we got the caterpillar
Bugscope TeamIt is possible, but impossible to know at this point
- 9:16 am
- Studentwhat reason do you think the chrysalis turn black?
Bugscope TeamThe chrysalis probably turned black because it was starting to rot. Fungus and bacteria were breaking the chrysalis down
- Bugscope TeamI clicked on a preset for the stemmata
- Studentwhat is this ?
- StudentWhat is this?
- Studentis that fungus spores
- Studentwhat is a ovipositor?
- Studentwhat are these bumps
- Studentwhat are the lumps?
- Bugscope Teaman ovipositor is a hollow shaft through which eggs are laid
- Studentwhat is a ovipositor
Bugscope Teamin wasps and bees, it is also the stinger
- Studentis that an eye?
Bugscope Teamthese are some of the caterpillar eyes, they are simple eyes
- Bugscope Teamthe lumps are stemmata -- yes they are eyes
- Studentwhat is the hair
Bugscope Teamjust that-- hair! although on insects we are supposed to call them setae (see-tee)
- StudentWhat are the simple eyes made out of
Bugscope TeamThe simple eyes are made of chitin and protein
- Studentdid you cut it all the way open?
- Studentdid you take these pics. before we came on or is it happening now?
Bugscope Teamthis is all happening now, these arent just pictures. Your teacher is controlling the microscope
- Studentwhat is the stuff under the eyes
- Studentwhat are the hairs
- Studentis their hair on the caterpillar?
- Bugscope TeamChase this is all happening now
- StudentIs that hair ?
Bugscope Teamyes it is! insects are a lot hairier than they seem. caterpillars already do seem hairy though
- Bugscope Teamfor example we could take the mag down a little...
- Studenthow many eyes dose a caterpillar have?
Bugscope Teamthey usually have 6 on each side
- Studenthow do you disect the bugs?
- Bugscope Teamwe usually do not dissect the bugs
- Studentis that its head
- Bugscope Teamthe number of simple eyes varies
- Studentwhat part is that?
- Bugscope Teamyes this is the caterpillar's head
- 9:21 am
- Bugscope Teamnow you should see its face
- Studentwhat kind of butterfly is this?
- StudentWhat is that
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a caterpillar, but we do not know what kind it was...
- Studentwhat are those 2 sticks?
Bugscope Teamat the bottom of the screen are 2 of its legs, and on the head the small things sticking out are palps. there are 2 pairs of palps and they help the caterpillar eat
- Studenthow many legs dose a caterpillar have on each side
- StudentDoes each butterfly have different time proccess?
Bugscope TeamMost insects are active in the spring and summer and then die (or hibernate) in the fall and winter. There are some moths that are household pests that are active all year long.
- Studentwhy do butterflies have hair?
- Studentwhat is the two post
- Studenthow did the fungus get in the chrysalis?
- Bugscope TeamI don't know what kind of caterpillar this is either...caterpillars are difficult for me to identify. Sorry
- Studentwhat is the two sticks things sticking out
- Studentis that caterpillar inside the chrysalis
- Bugscope Teamthe caterpillar has legs that look like rolypoly legs, I think six, called thoracic legs, and then it has things called prolegs
- Studentdid you take the whole caterpillar out of the chrysalis?
Bugscope Teamno we didn't, it was really juicy which is bad for the vacuum in the 'scope
- Bugscope Teamcaterpillars often exude chemicals to repel things that might want to eat them, like ants
- Studentwhat are palps
- Bugscope Teamwe were very sad about the butterfly in the chrysalis and did not want to cut it up
- Studentis this an one that died a while ago?
- Studentwhy is it so hairy
Bugscope Teama lot of caterpillars are really hairy and sometimes have spikes so other insects/birds won't eat them
- Bugscope Teamyes elisha
- Bugscope Teampalps are like extra limbs that help the insect -- here a caterpillar -- eat
- Studenthow many years can a butterfly live
Bugscope TeamUsually an adult butterfly can only live for a month or so. But some butterflies can live as adults for several months
- Bugscope Teamsome of the palps have little taste buds on them so that the insect can taste its food
- Studentthan how are we looking at the caterpillar?
- Studentwhat is the juice that came out
- Studentwhat is the hairy part for?
- 9:26 am
- Studentdo all caterpillar eat the same plants
Bugscope TeamNo, they eat all sort of plants. Most species of butterfly will only eat a couple of plant species though.
- Studenthow old was it when it die
- Bugscope TeamKaelin this is not the same one that was in the chyrsalis -- this is one we put on the stub so you would be able to see what a caterpillar looks like up close
- Studentwhat is all of the things on it's face?
- Studentwhat is a proleg?
- StudentDo caterpillers have blood in it?
Bugscope TeamCaterpillars and other insects have blood, which we call hemolymph. It is clear and it doesn't carry oxygen like our blood does
- Bugscope Teamoops chrysalis
- Bugscope Teamthey have stuff sort of like blood called hemolymph
- Bugscope Teamit bathes the inner organs
- Studenthow high does a butterfly fly?
- Studentwhy is the scat green?
Bugscope TeamBecause they eat plants and plants are green ;)
- Studentdoes the caterpillare have claws
Bugscope TeamThey have little claws on their thoracic legs that help them to cling to plants and other surfaces.
- StudentDo moths and butterflys have the same life span
Bugscope TeamMost live as adults for a few weeks--
- Studentwhat is hemlymph
- Studenthow long until the caterpiller has to make a chrysalis?
- Bugscope Teamthis is a proleg
- Studenthow long does the monarch butterfly live
- Studenthow many prolegs does a butterfly have
- Bugscope Teamlike knitting heh
- StudentWhy do butterflys have a short life
Bugscope TeamAdult butterflies (and insects in general) have only one purpose: to reproduce. They have to find a mate and lay eggs--and then they can die. Flight is dangerous and energetically expensive, they are constantly exposed to predators like birds. So, as adults, they don't live very long.
- Studentwhat are those holes?
- Studentwhat is that part in the center
- Bugscope Teamthe little claws -- the crochets -- are also thought to help them walk on the silk they produce
- Bugscope Teamthis is fluff from milkweed. monarchs eat from milkweed plants
- Studentwhat are the holes
Bugscope Teami think thats where they were attached to the seed
- Bugscope Teama lot of predators dont eat monarch butterflies because they dont taste good because of the milkweed they eat
- 9:31 am
- Bugscope Teamsome caterpillars have a spinneret on their head that produces web
- Studentwhat are those those circles or holes?
- Studentis milkweed poision
- Bugscope Teamthe web is silk and becomes the cocoon
- Studentwhat is the stuff conected to the holes
- Studenthow many types of milkweed are there?
- Bugscope Teamyes it is poisonous
- StudentDo you get butterflies from all over the world?
Bugscope TeamFor Bugscope, we usually we just look at butterflies from the US. It is hard to get permission from the government to import butterflies from other countries.
- Studenthow do butterflies get on the wholes
- Studentis that milk weed fluff cut?
Bugscope Teamnot where you saw the holes. i cut some of the fluffy bits because they were long
- Bugscope Teamwe mostly get butterflies from the US
- Studentare those leaves
- Bugscope Teamthose are scales
- Studentare butterflys in the worm family?
Bugscope TeamNope. Worms are in a completely different phylum: the Annelida. Insects are in the Arthropoda
- Studentwhat is the seed made out of?
Bugscope Teamim not sure what it is made out of but here is some interesting info: Milkweed fluff bursts out when the pod matures and parachutes the seeds away on the slightest movement. The fluff was used to make life preservers in World War II because of its buoyancy and widespread availability.
- Studentis it poisionous to humans
Bugscope TeamYOu would have to eat a lot of milkweed to get sick
- Studentare they poissonous
- Bugscope Teamwing scales may have evolved originally to help the insect regulate its body heat
- StudentHow are moths and butterflies differrent
Bugscope TeamButterflies fly during the day and have a club at the end of the antenna. Moths generally fly at night and have no club on the end of the antenna.
- Studenthow come they are so soft and you can hurt them?
- Studentis milkweed posinos to us
- Studentwhat family is the catterpiller in
- Studenthave you reaserched other butterflies?
- Studentdo hornets eat caterpillars?
Bugscope Teamsome parasitic wasps will lay their eggs on caterpillars
- Bugscope TeamLepidoptera
- Studentdo most butterflys live or die in captivity?
Bugscope TeamMost butterflies live and die in the wild.
- Studentthose are the scales on the butterfly
- StudentAre butterflys warm blooded
Bugscope TeamNo they are cold blooded. That is why you usually don't see butterflies flying around on a cool day
- Studentdo most butter flies die during the chrysalis stage?
Bugscope TeamA good number do, but I can't really say if most do or not. There are many ways that a butterfly can die at each stage of its life.
- Studentare they poisonous to humens
- Bugscope Teamunless they have a large enclosure and lots of light and food, most butterflies will die in captivity
- Studentare the butterflies cold-blooded?
- 9:37 am
- Studentare some butterflies
- Bugscope Teamthe Monarch we had in the lab flew into the lights continuously, and I put it outside even though it was cold
- Studentwhy do they lay their eggs on caterpilars
Bugscope Teamit is their food source. when the eggs hatch they eat the caterpillar
- Bugscope TeamI felt sorry for it but did not want to kill it
- Studenthow much milkweed plant does a catterpiller eat
- Studentis there more moth's then butterfies?
Bugscope TeamI think there are more moth species than butterfly species.
- Studentwhat is that pine looking parts
- StudentAre catterpillars the same color?
- Bugscope Teamhaha, I misunderstood the question
- Bugscope Teamsome parasitic wasps will use their ovipositors to put eggs inside of caterpillars, and the eggs will hatch into larvae that eat their way out
- Studenthas this problem happened before?
- Bugscope TeamAndrece you mean the chrysalis not living?
- Bugscope TeamIt happens often
- Studentdo some die when they are a butterfly? like when they just come out?
Bugscope TeamYes, sometimes their cuticle doesn't harden or they get injured and bleed to death or they could dehydrate
- Studentcan a butterflybite you?
- Bugscope Teamwe do not usually get live insects
- Bugscope Teamthe butterflies we see do not have a mouth they could bite you with
- Studenthow come the butterfies die often?
Bugscope TeamThere are many more butterflies than can be supported by the environment. If all the butterflies in the world survived, there would be nothing for them to eat and they would probably go extinct.
- StudentWhy do some butterflys have tails
- Studentare those seeds?
- StudentAre cattarpillars the same color?
Bugscope Teamno, they are all different colors with different patterns depending on the species
- Bugscope Teamthey have a long straw like tube called the proboscis that they can suck nectar and liquid up with
- Studenthow big was the bigist butterfly
- Studentwhat is in the midil
- 9:42 am
- Studentwhat is that part!?
- Studentdo you know how long is the probisic?
- StudentWhat are the bumps on the probiscus
- Bugscope Teamyes when you are done you can go to your session (2008-036) on the web and print a transcript of the session
- Studentdo biger butterflys eat littler butterflys?
Bugscope TeamSometimes caterpillars will eat each other. Adult butterflies and moths can't eat each other though---they don't have the right mouhtparts
- Studentcan butterflys eat baby hornets or the eggs
Bugscope TeamAdult butterflies can't really eat anything that is not liquid...so no, they can't eat hornets or hornet eggs.
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2008-036/
- Bugscope Teamthis is the proboscis which is like a drinking straw
- Studentwhats the stuff in the backround
- Studentwhat do butterflies use the proboscis for?
Bugscope Teamto drink nectar
- Studentwhat is this?
- Studentwhat do butterflies eat?
- Bugscope Teamthere are lots of setae and flattened setae called scales
- StudentWhat animals are predators to butterflies?
Bugscope TeamBirds, bats, lizards, rodents, frogs, skunks and other weasels, and probably bears and coyotes (if they can catch them)
- Bugscope Teamthe proboscis may be extended into a flower to collect nectar from within\
- Studenthow old is the chrysalis ?
- Bugscope Teamthese are monarch butterfly scales
- Bugscope Teamthis is a couple of scales up close
- Studentis this the wings?
- Studentwhy does this look like a waffle ?
- Bugscope Teamit is part of a wing, yes Amy.
- Bugscope Teamyou can see where the one scale fits into a socket
- Bugscope Teamthe scales are similar to feathers on a bird
- Bugscope Teamwithin the latticework of the scales you sometimes find pigment granules
- Studentdo some eggs get eaten?
- Bugscope Teamthe holes make the wing lightweight
- Studentwhat are the holes on the scales
- 9:47 am
- Bugscope Teammy dog likes to chase them sometimes too
- StudentDo you get Catterpillars in a chrysalis
- Studentwhat is this
- Bugscope Teamscales can be easily brushed off of the wings or body, and they can help a butterfly or moth when it gets caught in a web
- Studentwhy are the wings so soft?
- Studentor regurally
- Studentdoes the monarch butterfly eat only milk weed plants?
Bugscope TeamYes, they eat only milkweed. That is one of the reasons why it is importatnt to protect natural habitats where milkweed occurs
- StudentWhat are butterflys predators to
- Bugscope Teamthe wings are soft and slick to touch because of the scales we see now
- Studentabout how fast can a butterflys fly
- Studentwhat do the butterflies eat?
- Studentif some one touches a butterflyies wing will it die or not fly much?
Bugscope TeamIt depends how hard you touch it. Just rubbing some scales off will not hurt the butterfly
- Bugscope Teambutterflies do their damage when they are caterpillars
- Studentwhat is the difference between butterfly wings and dragonfly wings
- StudentWhat is your favorite butterfly
Bugscope Teamhmm, I guess I like mourneing cloak butterflies the best
Bugscope Teami like the swallowtails, they have really pretty wings
- Studenthow do the adult butterflys eat?
- Bugscope Teamdragonfly wings do not seem to have scales on them, for one thing
- Studentdo the butterflies have different scales like we have different thumbprints?
- Studenthow fast can a butterfly fly
Bugscope Teamthe monarch can flap its wings up to 120 times a minute, but for how fast- it takes them about 2 months to get from the northern part of their summer range to Mexico, about 3200 km
- Studentwhat are the predators of thecaterpilars
Bugscope TeamAll the things that will eat an adult butterfly will also eat a caterpillar. Caterpillars are also eaten by other insects.
- Studenthow do you make it so fun?
- Bugscope TeamAmy there is probably a variation in the fine position of scales that is similar to a thumbprint.
- Studentis this our butterfly
- Bugscope TeamElisha this is fun for us -- we are lucky to get to do this. But we don't do this all of the time.
- StudentHow many people help you with this?
- StudentWhy are some caterpillars poisunus
Bugscope TeamTo discourage predators from eating them.
- Studentcan the wing re-generate after it gets torn
Bugscope TeamNo it can't. Once an insect emerges from its pupal stage, that is it. If its wing gets torn it is out of luck.
- Bugscope TeamI think this is part of a Monarch wing from our collection.
- 9:52 am
- Studenthow long can monarch butterflies wings be?
- Studentwhat do you do with your spair time?
Bugscope TeamI hike, run, watch movies, knit, spend time with my friends, cook...
Bugscope Teami usually am reading in my spare time
- Studentis this your favorite type of science
Bugscope Teami dont know if i have a favorite type of science, that is probably why i work with microscopes so I can see a lot of different sciences under the microscopes we have in the lab
- Studenthow did the fungus get in the chrysalis?
Bugscope TeamFungal spores are all around us. If a spore lands in a favorable spot (like a loaf of bread or a butterfly chrysalis) it will germinate into fungus
- Bugscope Teamgetting images like this is one of my favorite parts of science
- Studentwhat happens if it dies after it hatches
- Studentare thoes holes on the things
- Studentdo all caterpillers have a way of protecting them selfs?
Bugscope Teammost do--they will wiggle around, some have stinging hairs, some are poisonous, some squirt out nasty smelling liquid
- Bugscope Teamthe fungus was in the air, and it landed on a susceptible surface with just the right moisture content
- Studentdo you like your
- Studentwith this
- Bugscope TeamI don't like to go outside in the daytime, unless it is to go somewhere.
- Studentwhy do the wings look like chips?
Bugscope Teamhey they do look like chips, pringles maybe
- Studenthow many people help you with this?
- StudentHow many caterpillars are poisunus
Bugscope TeamI don't know if anyone knows for sure. New species of butterfly and moth are described everyday. I would say there are thousands of species of moths and butterflies that use some sort of chemical deterent
- Studentdo you like your job?
- Studenthow does the fungus get in the air
- Studentgood question Quinn
- Studentdo you do any thing else besides science
- Bugscope Teamwe have several people working on this. one of the most important ones is Kendra, who sets up the sessions for us -- does the scheduling
- Bugscope Teamwe get to do the fun parts
- Studentwhy is there a little whoele at the side
- Bugscope Teamwhen you work in a lab, it's all about science
- Studentare those scales all together ?
- 9:57 am
- Bugscope TeamI like art, and chairs, and design, and I like to read
- Studentdo you like your job
Bugscope TeamI like my job. Right now, I am in "field biologist" mode, and I am in California doing research for my PhD
- Bugscope TeamI like movies, too, like Annie, but I don't knit and do not cook
- Studentcould we see some of the layers with our naked eye?
- Bugscope Teamyes i like my job very much, it is a lot of fun usually
- Bugscope Teamcaterpillars have lots of defenses -- sometimes they exude chemicals that repel predators such as ants
- Studenthow long can butterflys fly for?
- StudentWhat is wendy's salt from?
- Studentwhere is the salt from
- Bugscope Teamthis is salt from a Wendy's restaurant
- Bugscope Teamit has such a cool pattern
- Bugscope Teamto the naked eye, we cant even see the scales really. you can kind of see them when you rub you fingers on the wing and see the stuff left on your fingers
- StudentWhy do they look like ice cubes?
- Studentwhat are these cubes?
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that salt -- sodium chloride -- forms in a cubic structure
- Studentusually your job is cool
- Bugscope Teamas you noted
- Bugscope Teamthis salt looks like aztec ruins or something
- Studenthow did you get it so close to it?
- Bugscope Teamnot all chemicals form cube shapes
- Bugscope Teamand not all salt looks like this
- Studentwhat are the holes inside of the cubes
- StudentWhats inside of the salt?
- StudentWhy do you have salt on bugscope
- Bugscope Teamwe are using an electron microscope -- that is what you guys are driving today
- Studentwhat are we looking at
- Bugscope Teamwe put it on because we think it is cool to be able to show you common things in an uncommon view -- a way you cannot normally see them
- Studenthow does it form like that?
- Studentwhy is the salt shaped like a cube
- 10:02 am
- StudentIs there any inside views we can see?
- Bugscope Teamthe way the two chemicals -- the sodium and the chlorine -- interact forms cubic shapes
- Studentwhat are tose hills thing ?
- Studentthank you!
- Studentthank you
- Studentthank you very much
- Bugscope Teamnot up close, that is
- Studentthank you all
- Bugscope Teamthank you for all your great questions
- Bugscope TeamThank You!
- Bugscope Teamyou all were great
- Bugscope Teamthank you all!
- StudentThank you very much,see you next time
- Studentyour welcome
- Studentthank you so much cate1,Annie,Cate and scott
- Studentyour welcome
- Bugscope Teamthank you
- Studenti hope we see you again
- Studentthank you very much for answering our questions,we had so much fun today!!!!!!
- StudentI learned so much today
- Studenti learned so much
- Studenti lerned so much
- Studentthank you all for ansring qestins
- Studentthank you very much !!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamgood deal -- that is what we like
- Studentthank you for answering all our questions
- Studentthank you for the awesome experience from:rayce and kaelin!!!
- StudentThank you so much for using your time I really enjoyed it .I learned so much today. Thank you all so much for today!
- StudentBye Everyone!
- Studenti learned so much about what happened today
- Bugscope Teamthere are more and more questions, and we have to read more and study a little more to try to answer them -- and sometimes we can do experiments to get answers
- Bugscope Teamwe like to hear that amy1
- Studentbye everyone
- Studentyour welcome
- Bugscope Teamwe are so glad you were able to connect with us today
- StudentGood bye!!
- Bugscope Teamanne you can see the transcript with the images on your session page
- StudentSee you next time!
- Studentsee yah!
- Studentme too
- Teacherthanks for a woderful science experience
- Student i don't want to go!
- Bugscope TeamThank You Anne.
- Studentme neither
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2008-036/ and you will be able to find your chat and images next to the chat
- Bugscope TeamWe have to go 'cause Cate has a lot of work to do, and I am on vacation!
- Bugscope Teamso see you next time!