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- 10:37 am
- TeacherHello. My students went to lunch and we will be ready for 12:15.
- 10:43 am
- 10:49 am
- 10:55 am
- Bugscope Teamok, we are setting up presets, we'll be done soon
- Bugscope Teamok, we are ready when you are, i've unlocked the session, you should see controls mrs. dapont
- 11:16 am
- GuestWhat is this?
- Guestwhy are they called antlions?
- Studentdo antlions lay eggs
- Guestcan we see the millapade?
- Bugscope Teamthis is an owlfly larva -- it looks like an antlion
- StudentWhen do antloins have babies
- Bugscope Teamantlions lay egss
- GuestWho are ant lion pretadors?
Bugscope Teampretty much anything bigger than an antlion and that can live against the powerful and scary jaws the antlion has
- GuestHow big dose a antlion grow?
- Guesthow did the antlions get there names?
- Studentwhat do antlions always eat
Bugscope Teamthey eat ants and other small insects
- Guesthow many inches can an antlion grow?
- Bugscope Teamantlions are eaten by larger creatures such as birds, rodents, even bears
- Guestweres ithead
Bugscope Teamthe head is in the middle of the screen. the things that looks like antlers are its jaws
- StudentWhy do anylions love to eay ants
- Bugscope Teamthe head is the trapezoid-shaped thing in the middle of the image we see now
- Guestare the antlions ok for pets
Bugscope Teami think it there are websites about how to take care of pet antlions, so it seems to be common enough.
- Studenthow big are they
- GuestAre there any bugs that eat people
Bugscope Teammost insects do not eat people until the people are dead
- StudentWhy did you make this website
Bugscope Teamto help educate young people
- Bugscope Teamthe owlfly larva is currently lying on it's back
- GuestHow come ant lions suck the juice out of an ant then throw out the body
- GuestHow many eggs dose a antlion lay per year?
- Guestis an antlion 100 times bigger than an ant
- Guestwhat are the bumps
Bugscope Teamif you take the mag up you will be able to see what the bumps on the head really are
- Guestdo antlions loose their teeth like us and then grow them back?
Bugscope Teamthey dont have teeth, but insect can grow back bodyparts if they have anymore molts left
- Guestwhere do most antlions live?
Bugscope Teammost antlions live in places with sandy soil where they can build their funnel-like traps
- Guesthow old are insects?
- Guestwhat animals are the antlion good with
- Guestdo you have any pictures of antlions?
Bugscope Teamthere are probably images of antions on our web site -- we have looked at them before
- Studentare antlions blind
- 11:21 am
- Studentwhy do antlion cocoons resemble rabbit droppings and M&M candies
Bugscope Teamheh, i had no idea!
Bugscope Teamthe reason they look like rabbit droppings and candy rolled in nuts is that they are disguising themselves in things they pick up around their bodies
- Guestcan antlions see color
- Guesthow long do antlions live
- Guestdo all antlions have wings
Bugscope Teamantlions do not have wings unless or until they metamorphose into a flying creature, much like an owlfly
- Guestwhats there habitat
- Guestcan you change the picture
- Guesthow many insects in the world?
- Studentare the antlions blind
Bugscope Teamthey have very simple looking compound eyes, which usually means they dont rely on their eyes too much. They have lots of special setae (AKA hairs) that are used to sense vibration, like when an ant falls into their trap
- Bugscope Teammrs. dapont has control of the scope, she can drive around
- Bugscope Teammrs. dapont, if you want us to drive around, just let us know
- GuestHow do antlions get its food
Bugscope Teamantlions often build shallow pits that ants can fall into, and the antlion will be at the base of the pit, in the sandy soil, waiting for its prey
- Guestwhat are the hairy things for
Bugscope Teamthose hairs are called setae (see-tee) and they help the bug to sense its environment
- Guesthow do they dig a pit
- Studenthow old do they live to
Bugscope Teamantlions can live in their larval form for up to 3 years
- Teacherwheres the preset of an antlion
Bugscope Teamwe were not able to use the antlion today because it was still alive yesterday
- StudentCan we see a picture of the big est bug you have
- GuestWhat is that circle in the middle?
- Guesthow do antlions know when their traps reach the angle of repose?
- 11:26 am
- Guestcan i see a antlion
- Bugscope Teamwe made the sample stage yesterday afternoon and the antlion was still very much alive
- Guestwhat is owl fly larvae
Bugscope Teamthey are very closely related to antlions. We put our owlfly larvae on here because your antlion was still alive and angry
- Studentdo you have any ant lion pics.
Bugscope Teamwe do not have antlions on the stage today -- you are controlling a scanning electron microscope from your classroom, and we can only see what is in the microscope for today's session
- StudentWhich state has the most anylions
- Bugscope Teamhere is a pic of an antlion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Distoleon_tetragrammicus01.jpg
- Bugscope Teamwhen they become adults (which look like dragonflies) they will probably live for the rest of the season and then die
- Guestwhat is the big circle
Bugscope Teamthat is its spiracle, which is a breathing hold for the insect
- GuestDo you think your job is exciting?
Bugscope Teamyep, especially doing bugscope, it's a lot of fun
- Guestdoes your job pay well?
- GuestHow do antlions grow wings?
Bugscope Teamsome antlions will go through a phase in which they metamorphose into winged creatures, much like dragonflies
- Teacherplease turn control over to Teddy
- Bugscope Teamteddy & halley have control now
- Guesthow many bugs did you scope
Bugscope Teamwe have looked at a few thousand insects/bugs over the 10 years we have been doing this
- Guesthow long is the life span
Bugscope Teamin their larval stage they live up to 3 years, then they live in a cocoon for a few weeks and become adults and live for around 25 days
- StudentWho long does it take for a antlion to take full metamorphosis
- 11:31 am
- Guesthave you scoped any bug that were cool to you
Bugscope Teamwe all like different insects/arthropods
- Student can we see the millipede
Bugscope Teamyep, ask teddy to click on the millipede preset
- Guestabout how long does a monarch butterfly stay in it's cacoon
Bugscope Teamit is about 2 weeks long
- Bugscope TeamI like earwigs and ticks, especially
- Guestwhat made you interested in bugs
- TeacherTeddy isn't getting signals to control
Bugscope Teamsorry, i'll try again
- Guesthow big can antlions get?
Bugscope TeamAnnie, this morning, said she had seen them 3 inches long.
- Bugscope TeamTeddy should be able to control the 'scope now.
- GuestHow come when an ant lion gets hungrier the deeper they make their pit?
- Guesthow many antlions do you have
Bugscope TeamWe have one in the freezer right now.
- StudentHave you scoped a spider?
Bugscope Teamyes and they are very cool to image. Though sometimes they like to explode a little in the microscope and ruin the vacuum
Bugscope Teamwe have looked at many spiders
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool
- Guestwhat are we looking at right now?
Bugscope Teamthis is part of the butterfly's head
- Bugscope Teamcompound eyes are very interesting, that's the large ball like thing
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a butterfly, and you can see its compound eye
- Guesthow did the antlion get its name?
Bugscope Teamantlions are called antlions because they seem particularly fond of ants and feed on them
- Bugscope Teamall those bumps are individual facets of the compound eye, called ommatidia
- Studentcan a butterfly see or can he hear
Bugscope Teama butterfly relies a lot of sight. It has HUGE compound eyes thats sees almost 260 degrees around. It also relies a lot on smells using its antennae and other special hairs on its body
- Guesthow can you tell if it is a girl or boy
Bugscope Teamwith some insects, the female is larger; with some butterflies, the pattern of the wings is different; with some flies, the eyes of a female are far apart whereas those of a male are close together; with some insects you cannot differentiate the sexes externally
- StudentWhy does a flies head have hexegons on it
Bugscope Teamthose hexagons are part of the compound eye, and they are shaped that way so the eye can be curved. if they were just squares, then it would curve real good
- Guestdo you know weather antlions leave their babies or protect them?
Bugscope Teamthey leave their eggs behind
- Guestcan they see color
- 11:37 am
- Guesthow do you like working at Bugscope?
Bugscope Teami like it very much, especially when the students are as cool as you kids!
- Studentwhy does the cattipiller leg look like it has claws
Bugscope Teamit does have claws -- lots of tiny claws called crochets!
- Studentwhat are the spikey things for
- Guestwhat are the leg things
- Guestare those big long things in front?
- Bugscope Teamthe legs we are looking at are called 'prolegs'
- Guestwhat are the pointy things
Bugscope Teamthe pointy things were claws called crochets
- Bugscope Teamtori, you now have control
- Bugscope TeamTori and Brooklyn have control now.
- Studentwhat is this
- Guestwhat is your favret bug?
Bugscope Teammine would be a praying mantis because they have cool front legs and a really alien-looking head!
- Bugscope Teamthese are tiny flattened setae on what resembles an eyespot on a chrysalis from your school
- Guestwhat are we looking at now?
- GuestWhy do antlions live in sandy areas
Bugscope Teamit is easy to build shallow pits in sand to trap ants and other insects
- Guestwhat are those twig like things
- Bugscope Teamthe flattened setae remind us of tenent setae on a fly's claws
- Guestdo you have any hissing cokroaches?
Bugscope TeamHissing cockroaches are almost too big to look at with Bugscope
- Guestwhat is that
- Bugscope Teamthis is the mouth of the fly
- Guestis that a mouth
- Studentwhy are there manyhairs on the face
Bugscope Teamthe hairs (setae) help the fly feel and taste what it might be eating
Bugscope Teamwell, those hairs also help the fly to sense its environment. some of the hairs might be chemosensory, which means they are able to smell the environment, to aid the fly in feeding and surviving
- Bugscope Teamthis fly has sponging/sucking mouthparts
- Guestwhat is the haer on the flys toung?
- Studentcan a house fly lay eggs or does it have normal birth
Bugscope Teamit lays eggs
- 11:42 am
- Guestare those hairs on it`s body
- Guesthow powerful is your microscope
Bugscope Teamwe can take publishable images at 200,000x, although we rarely go that high in mag
- Bugscope Teamwe have gotten houseflies that still had an egg attached to her
- Bugscope Teamactually they were fruitflies
- GuestWhat are the bumps on the eye?
Bugscope Teamthose bumps are the individual eye facets, each one has a lens in it. the facets are called ommatidia
- Studentwhy does it look like cow utters
Bugscope Teamconvergent evolution! not really; it just shares that shape
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes are on a stalk
- Guestwhy is it all bobly
- Bugscope Teamricardo has control!!!!
- Guestwhat is that cactus thing
Bugscope Teamthose are setae (which are insect hairs) that the owlfly has. They are pretty cool looking, and are most likely good for sensing vibrations
- Bugscope Teamif you were an insect that covers itself with dirt and sand grains, it might be helpful to have your eyes on stalks rather than streamlined into the body surface.
- Guestwhy does it look moldy?
Bugscope TeamIt may be a little moldy...mold decomposes dead insect bodies
Bugscope Teamwell, sometimes they bugs get moldy and dirty after they die
- GuestHow come ant lions suck out all of the juices of an ant and throws the body out of their pit?
Bugscope Teamthey get the best most nutritious part of the insect that way, like a spider does when it eats
- Guestcan a caterpiller have babyes
Bugscope TeamNo, only full grown adult butterflies can lay eggs
- Guestis this an eye?
Bugscope Teamtotally. a compound eye
- Guestwhat is that pointy thing
Bugscope Teamthat's a hair (setae), and it's probably a mechanosensory setae, it senses wind to help the insect while moving?
- Bugscope Teameach one of those hexagons has a lens in it
- GuestWhy is there one piece of hair in the picture?
- Bugscope Teamhere we can see the hexagons you had mentioned much earlier
- Guestwhat is the little hair?
Bugscope Teamthat is a seta; it is likely there so that the insect can sense something that is touching the surface, or perhaps it can feel the wind
- Studentwhy does it have a hair on it
- 11:47 am
- Guestwhat eye is this from?
Bugscope Teamthis is a butterfly compound eye
- StudentWhy does a butterfly eye have hexegons on it
Bugscope Teamwell, the eye is curved, and think about it, if the facets were squares, then it would be impossible to have the curved surface. the hexagons allow the eye surface to be curved. make sense?
- Studentis that an eye of some kind
Bugscope Teamyep, a compound eye
- Guestwhat do house flies eat?
Bugscope TeamAlmost anything...rotten food, dead animals, dung, sticky candy, crumbs...anything!
- Guestwhat are the little things that look like dots
- Guestwhy does it look like a inside of a bee hive
Bugscope Teamwell, that is a coincidence, both the beehive and compound eyes have hexagons
- Bugscope Teamyes this is a compound eye, made of many different lenses called ommatidia
- Guesthow can you tell if a caterpiller is a boy or agirl
- Guesthow long can ant lions live
- Guestwhy does it look like grass and leaves
- Guestare antlions cooid
- Guesthow arethose pattrerns formed on the last picture?
- Teacherplease turn control to Emme
Bugscope Teamemme has comtrol
- Studentwhy does it have a hair on it
Bugscope Teamthe hair on the eye?
- 11:53 am
- StudentWhy does it look like it have leaves on it
Bugscope Teamwell, it's just a coincidence, those leaf looking things are setae or could be some dirt too
- GuestWhat year was the first insect recorded?
Bugscope TeamThe oldest insect fossill is 400 millions years old
- Bugscope TeamThe oldest insect fossil is about 400 million years old.
- Guestis it true that dogs can't see color
Bugscope Teamyes, dogs are called dichromats, and see only two colors, kind of like red-green color blindness in humans
- Guestdo antlions have posion in it
Bugscope TeamNo, I don't think they are poisonous, even to their prey
- Guestwhat was the first bug that died in your factory?
- GuestWhy does this picture look hairy and looks like it has broken shells
Bugscope Teamit looks hairy because it is hairy. It also has a lot of scales, some of which are loose
- Studentwhy does it look so old and moldy is it beacause it is old
- Teacherwhat does max control mean
Bugscope Teamwell, that means you can't go in that direction anymore, whether its lowering the mag, or focus, etc.
Bugscope TeamIt means that we have reached the limit of what we are trying to do; in some cases it may be incorrect.
- Teacherthank you
- GuestAre antlions cooled blooded or warm blooded?
Bugscope Teamthey are cold-blooded
- Guesthow can you tell if a bug is a boy or girl?
Bugscope Teamsometimes it is easy to tell and sometimes you cannot tell at all from the outside
- Bugscope Teamhere, for example, we are at the lowest mag we can get to, which is 36 to 39x
- Guestdo you have any reccomendations on books to read about bugs?
Bugscope Teamthere are many books about insects, and I would start by getting one of the guidebooks that helps you identify those in your area or part of the US. They often have descriptions that will lead you onto more interesting things.
- Guestdo antlions have any history
- 11:58 am
- Guesthow many bugs died
- GuestI heard there was an insect that sprayed poison, what bug is that?
Bugscope Teamthere are many insects that spray or drip toxic or bad tasting compounds, often in an effort to repel ants
- Guestdo bugs have blood like humans do?
Bugscope Teamyes they have blood but it is different from ours. It is said to be clear or greenish, they dont have red blood cells like us
- Studentwhat is a sphereicle
Bugscope Teama spiracle is a hole on the abdomen of an insect. the air flows into the hole, and this is how the insects breaths!
- Guesthow come ant lions are sometimes called doodlebugs
Bugscope Teambecause when they make their sand traps they leave circular marks in the sand, so it looks like someone was doodling in the sand
- GuestWhat insect has the most blood?
Bugscope Teamprobably the largest insect would have the most hemolymph, which is what substitutes for blood in the insect world. So it would be a goliath beetle, probably.
- Teacherplease give control to Samantha
Bugscope Teamok they should have control now
- GuestWhy do insects sometimes have different colored blood?
- Bugscope Teamsam has control
- Guestwhat are the hairy things
- GuestWhat is the lowest tempreture that a antlion can live in?
Bugscope Teamit is hard to tell; they may be able to survive freezing for awhile
- Studentwhat is tje smallest bug
Bugscope Teamthose would be fairy flies which are tiny wasps
- 12:04 pm
- Bugscope Teamthe largest insect but in larval form i bet would have the most bug blood since they are like giant caterpillars :)
- Guestwhy is every picture dark and gray?
Bugscope Teamthe images we see when we use the scanning electron microscope are generated using electrons, not light, and the electrons that form the images we see come as signal that can be broken into greyscale values, not real colors
- Guestcan aspider be really dangerous
Bugscope Teamyes they can. black widows and brown recluses are dangerous in the united states for instance.
- Guestwhen are most bugs most active
Bugscope Teammany insects are nocturnal, and I bet that is the time they are most active overall
- Studentwhy does the chrysalis spiricle look like a lip with teeth
Bugscope Teamthats what i thought it looked like! The teeth are actually hairs. spiracles are similar to nostrils on humans. It is a way for insects to breath. So the hairs keep out things that shouldnt be coming in
- Guesthow do you know if noseems are real?
- Guestwhat is this picture?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the abdomen of a wasp i think?
- Bugscope Teammove up and we can see better
- Studentwhat is the thing sticking out
- Guestwhat is the most common insect that you get
Bugscope Teamprobably flies and ladybugs
- Guestdoes every anmial have eyes
Bugscope Teamno they dont all have eyes. some ants and other critters that live mostly in the ground dont need their eyes so over time they evolved to not have eyes
- Bugscope Teamwe are at the end of the abdomen of the parasitic wasp
- 12:10 pm
- GuestWhat does every insect have?
- Guestdo some of the animals ever frustrate you
- Studentin total of all the insects you get how ofen do you get the wasps
- Guestwhat is this
- Bugscope Teamwe are fixing the scope, just a second
- Bugscope Teamok, now we should be good
- GuestaRE WE GOING TO SEE A CALIPITER
- Guestit is good
- GuestDo antlions mate?
Bugscope Teamyes they do, first they mate and then the female will lay her eggs in the sand and she will often go off again to mate some more!
Bugscope Teamoops 'yes they mate, but it might be in their flying forms'
- Bugscope Teammichael and sam are in control
Bugscope Teamyes they mate, but it might be in their flying forms
- Bugscope Teamgo to preset 5 for the caterpillar
- Guesthow many days does a butterfly live in a cacoon
Bugscope Teamthey live in their chrysalis state for around 2 weeks
- Teacheryes they still are
- Guesthow put the picture here
- 12:15 pm
- Bugscope Teamhit refresh if you do not see the image
- Bugscope TeamF5
- Guestwhat part of the boddy is this
Bugscope Teamthis is on the leg of a parasitic wasp. this is a comb that wasps and ants have to clean their antennae and eyes with
- Bugscope Teamthis is the leg of a wasp, showing us where the little comb is
- GuestAt the top>
- Studentwhat is the cracks behind the insect
Bugscope Teamthat is the double stick carbon tape we put the insects on
- Guestwhat are the hairs
Bugscope Teaminsects tend to be very hairy because they have a hard exoskeleton around them. they use those hairs, which are attached to nerves underneath to feel whats around them in their environment
- Bugscope Teamthis is the caterpillar!!!
- Bugscope Teamyou can see its eyes!
- Bugscope Teamlots of eyes
- Guestdoes a antlion do a dace befoere mateing
Bugscope Teamno, and they mate in their adult forms which resemble dragonflies
- Studentwhy does it look like there is dirt on the head
- Studentwhat are the hairs for
- GuestAre the eyes the little bumps?
Bugscope Teamyes those are the eyes!
- Guestwhat are the fang things
Bugscope Teamif you go up in mag you can see them better
- GuestHow many eys does it have?
Bugscope Teami think it might have 5 or 6 on this side, hard to tell if there is dirt covering one or not
Bugscope Teamlooks like it has about 10 or 12 simple eyes
- Bugscope Teamnow you can see that there is dirt on the head
- Studenthow many legs would you think this catapillar has in total
- 12:20 pm
- Guestis there a kind of food they can eat
- Teacherplease give control to Devon
- Studentare those handprints around the caterpillar head
- Bugscope Teamdevon has control
- Guestwhy do thay have hair
- GuestHow long dose an antlion live?
Bugscope Teamit lives around 3 years in its larva stage, around 2 weeks in its metamorphosing stage, and then around 25 days in its adult form
- Guestwhere are the eyes?
- Bugscope Teamhairs are used in insects/arthropods to sense their environs
- GuestHow many insects are in the world this year?
Bugscope Teamwhoa, lots and lots, more than i could even guess. trillions upon trillions. way more than there are people. millions more.
- Guestdo you have a millpade
Bugscope Teamwe dont have a millipede in the microscope today, sorry
- Studentwhat is this
- Bugscope Teamit looks like the mag is too high to see anything
- Guesthave you ever had a two head insect
Bugscope Teamno but we have looked at insects with double eyes
- Bugscope TeamI just moved us to the butterfly wing scales
- Guestwhy do insects need hair is it natural?
Bugscope Teamthose hairs are used to sense the environment, so they are critical to the survival of insects
Bugscope Teamit is natural to have setae, which is what we call hair
- Guestthose look like pickles
Bugscope Teamheh but they are very small and flattened
- 12:25 pm
- Bugscope Teamyum, pickles
- Teacherplease give control to Ria,Devons battery died
- Guestwhat are the lines in the butterflys wing scale
Bugscope Teamthe lines are ridges, part of the structure that keeps the scale semi-rigid
- Bugscope Teamria????
- Teachersorry nickname is R
- Bugscope Teamwhat is the login name of ria?
- Guestwhat do insects do to communicate?
- Guesthow do antlions capture prey
Bugscope Teamthey make a pit in the sand that ants will fall into, and then the antlion jumps out and grabs them with its jaws
- Guestwhy are millapades called millapades/
Bugscope Teamwell, the name means thousands (milli) of legs (pedes), so it usually means a bug that has thousands of legs
Bugscope Teammillipedes have two pairs of legs per segment, and centipedes have one pair of legs per segment
- Teachernickname is randg
- Bugscope Teamgot it
- Bugscope Teamcool, ria has control
- Guesthow many insects are alive in your lab
- GuestDo you think bugs are cool?
Bugscope Teambugs are way cool dude!
- Studentwhat is Brochomes on Ovipositor
Bugscope Teamthe stick we are on now that is to the right is the ovipositor (aka stinger) of a wasp. there are little brochosomes on it that only leafhoppers make
- Guestis that a leg?
- Guesthave you ever test liken
Bugscope TeamI am not sure if we have imaged lichen in the 'scope before
- Bugscope Teamand centipedes have hundreds of legs, centi means one-hundred, and pede means leg again...
- GuestDo antlions carry poison?
Bugscope Teamwe do not believe that antlions have venom
- Guestdo you have a deid chrysails
Bugscope Teamwe have a dried chrysalis in here that we have a couple presets for
- 12:31 pm
- Guestdo you enjoy bugs
- Guestdoes it hurt when an antlion bites
Bugscope Teami imagine it would, it would be like a small pinch though
- Bugscope TeamI moved us to the chrysalis preset, one of them...
- GuestWhat is your favorite insect?
Bugscope TeamI like earwigs, but lots of insects are cool. Weevils are often kind of cute. And now I like leafcutter ants as well.
- Guestare those twigs
- Guestwhat is that
- Guestis it hard to take pictures of bugs
- Guestdo you have a dead chrysails to show us
- Guestbut dont antlions have sharp teeth?
Bugscope Teamthey have big powerful jaws like our owlfly larva today has
- GuestWhat color do bugs see in?
Bugscope Teamdepends on the bug; some insects can see all of the colors we see plus UV light, which we cannot
- Studentwhat is this
- Teacherrandg lost control
- Guestwhat made you interested in bugs
Bugscope Teamthey are endlessly fascinating -- look at all of the questions they generate!
- Bugscope Teamthey look like antlers
- Bugscope Teamok, randg, try again...
- Bugscope Teamrandg, if it still isn't working, try F5 to refresh
- Bugscope Teamyay!
- Bugscope Teamoh, wait that was cate
- Guesthave you always liked bugs
- Guestscot can bees see like humans
Bugscope Teambees see better than humans in some ways; they have compound eyes that give them much better peripheral vision as well as the ability to see in the ultraviolet wavelengths; they also have simple eyes on the top of the head that help they stay oriented with respect to the sun
- Bugscope Teamthis preset moved
- 12:36 pm
- Guestwhats this picture
Bugscope Teamthese are brochosomes, very small thigns that only come from a leafhopper
- Guestdo some bugs scare you
- Bugscope Teamfire ants have very painful stings
- Guestwhat is this?
- Studentare these brochsomers on ovipositer
- Teacherexplain leafhopper
Bugscope Teamyou've all seen a leafhopper, they live on plants and such, and they produce these brochosomes that are so small, it wasn't until an electron microscope looked a a leafhopper that the brochosome was discovered
- Guesthow many bugs have tryed to hurt you while you were trying to examen them
Bugscope Teamnone for me, but i only want to look at them when they are dead
- Guestwhy are threre puple unnoticable
Bugscope Teamthey may not have pupils like we do, or like we see with praying mantises and spiders sometimes
- GuestAre those the leaf hoppers?
- Bugscope Teami know annie has gotten stung a lot while examining insects in the field
- Bugscope Teamhere is a pic of a leafhopper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eupteryx.aurata.jpg
- Guestwhat bug is blind
Bugscope Teamsome ants are blind, and often we see mites that are blind. ants get more information from their antennae than from their eyes; termites are often blind
- Teacherplease give control to Emma
- Bugscope Teamemma has control now
- Guesthave you ever examined anything but inscects?
Bugscope Teamwe use the scope for many other things. researchers look at metals, bones, etc. lots of research happens on this scope
- Guestwhat is the stuff that looks like mold
- 12:42 pm
- GuestWhat are fleas?
Bugscope Teamthose are the things your dog/cat gets
Bugscope Teamfleas are insects in the order siphonapterak, which sort of describes a little bit about them -- they suck blood like little siphons, and 'aptera' means that they are wingless
- Guestis that a mouth
- Guestalex have you try to touch a bee
Bugscope Teamheh, well, not really because i'm a little scared of bees, but they are pretty gentle unless you mess with them, so it would hurt. now some bees are bad, so don't go around trying to touch bees
- Guestwhat is this
- Guest are those hairy things teeth
Bugscope Teamthat is a spiracle, through which the caterpillar breathes as it metamorphoses
- Studentis that sponges around it
- Guestwhat is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is a spiracle, which is a breathing hole for insects. we are on the butterfly chrysalis
- Guestthanks by!
- Guestbi i really injoyed this!
- GuestThanks, We never knew half of the stuff we asked.You all are awsome!
- Bugscope Teamthank you!
- Bugscope Teamyou all did a great job
- GuestThank you for all of your time
- Guestgood bye we will miss you love brooklynn an tori thankyou
- Bugscope Teammrs. dapont, all the chat and images are saved to your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2009-037
- Bugscope Teamspiracles often have things like teeth that keep big chunky pieces of dust out of the tracheae
- Bugscope Teamthank you for all your questionds
- Studentthan you for spending your time with us! ;)
- Bugscope Teamyes Thank You!
- Bugscope TeamGood Bye! Thank you for connecting with us this year. Please come back again.
- Bugscope Teammrs dapont: you can visit your member page (http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2009-037/) at any time to view the chat and images from today
- Studentthank you for all your time!
- TeacherOur time is running out, so I want to thank you all so very much.
- 12:47 pm
- Bugscope Teamyou are very welcome mrs. dapont
- Bugscope Teamyou all did great
- Bugscope Teamany final questions mrs. dapont?
- Bugscope Teamok, i'm closing the session, nice job everyone! good work!