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- 4:08 pm
- Bugscope Teamhello halo, welcome to bugscope!
- TeacherI am getting all my students logged in right now.
- Bugscope Teamwe are setting up presets we'll be ready in about 10 minutes
- Bugscope Teamsession starts at 4:30 central, or do you want to start earlier?
- Teacherplease take your time. thank you for doing this for us.
- Teacheroh no. i'm just making sure that the computers are going to work.
- Bugscope Teamok, we are done with presets, i just unlocked the session - you should see microscope controls on your right
- Bugscope Teamcool, we are ready anytime. you can practice driving the scope if you like
- Bugscope Teamif you have any questions please just ask away
- Teacherare they going to click on magnify?
- Bugscope Teamthe person that is the current controller can change the magnification
- Bugscope Teamwe can change who can control the microscope, right now you are the controller
- Teacheroh WOW! those are nice clean images.
- Bugscope Teamright now you, halo, are controlling the scope. we can transfer control to any students logged in, just let us know if you want us to transfer control
- Bugscope Teamthese are LIVE images from the microscope. and when you use "click to drive" you are getting LIVE VIDEO from the scope. it's uber cool
- Teacherand the kids can talk to any of you while online?
- Bugscope Teamtotally, they can type and ask any questions and we'll try to answer as many as we can
- 4:13 pm
- Teacherso totally cool. okay. i think i'm ready. let me go grab my students.
- Bugscope Teamthey can log in as students and will see everything except the controls
- Bugscope Teamwe can confer control to anyone you wish to have it, but just one at a time
- 4:18 pm
- Teacherokay. i have them and they are logging on one at a time
- Bugscope Teamcool
- Bugscope Teamthey should login as a "student"
- Bugscope Teamhi night rider, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope! Let us know when you have questions
- Bugscope Teamhi BIG BUG
- Bugscope Teamhi BIG BUG!
- Bugscope Teamhi nickel, rebel, welcome to bugscope
- Studentwhat is the coolest bug to examine?
Bugscope Teami like mites, because they are like bugs that are bugs to bigger bugs, if you know what i mean...
- Bugscope TeamI like earwigs...
- Bugscope Teamthat is all a matter of preference. Usually the more interesting insects are the ones with specialized features, like fruit flies
- Studentthe picture im looking at is awesome\
- Bugscope Teamthis is pretty cool, though -- a fruit fly antenna
- Bugscope TeamI think that fleas are really cool to look at with the SEM
- Bugscope Teamhard to get them this good, clean, not charging up with electrons
- Studentwhat's your name?
- Bugscope Teamwell, these are not just pictures, but this is actual live video from an electron microscope, and your teacher can control the scope at will!
- Bugscope Teamand aquatic insects too
- Studentdo you like spiders
Bugscope Teamspiders are pretty cool, yeah
Bugscope TeamYes, I like them a lot. I let them live in my apartment
- Student hi kringkring
- Studenthow many flys are in u.s
Bugscope TeamI am not sure, there are many different species of flies in the US, probably more than 10,000
- 4:23 pm
- Studentyeah i love spiers
- Studenti know
- Studenthow much do they pay you
- Bugscope Teamspiders are very cool, they eat the bad, annoying insects or each other!
- Bugscope TeamWe do this for free.
- Studentwhat is the bug
Bugscope Teamwe are looking at a fruit fly
- Studentis it a fly
- Studentis that what the color they really are?
Bugscope Teamno, all the video from the electron microscope is in shades of grey (black and white) due to the fact that the scope is using electrons to get the image, not light. whereas light has color (based on the frequency), the electron microscope bangs electrons against the bugs, and a detector inside the scope captures all those electrons and an image is made from that. that's why the resolution can be so good
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the haltere on this fruit fly
- Studentno robert!
- StudentWho is a scientist (names)?
- Studenthow long do flies live
Bugscope TeamMost flies live about a year from the time that they are eggs until they die. There are some flies, like mosquitos, fruit flies and house flies that have much shorter life spans. There are many flies and they have very diverse life habits.
- TeacherSTUDENTS: DO NOT ASK FOR THEIR AGES OR HOW MUCH THEY MAKE. BE RESPECTFUL!
- Studentwhat is the that insect
- Studentwhat is the worst germ in the world
Bugscope TeamI think Ebola is pretty scary.
- Studenthi alice!
- Studentwhat bug is at the bug beging
Bugscope Teamwe were on the fruit fly's head looking at its antenna
- Studentwhat mean words from Big.Rob
- Studentwhats that
Bugscope Teamthis is an ermine moth wing with some silver paint, and the bubbles in the background is the double stick carbon tape
- Studentwhat that
- StudentHi halo what is that thing at the top.
- Studenthow many insect die in a year
- Bugscope TeamCate is a Physicist, Alex is a Computer Scientist with Music degrees, I have a degree in English and Biology, Annie has a PhD in Entomology...
- StudentWHAT YOUR NAME
- Bugscope TeamBut I think that is because I have been watching too many movies
- Studentdo u like ur job i think it would be cool
Bugscope Teamthis job rocks. being a scientist is very nice
- Bugscope Teamwell, my name is alex
- Studenthow long does it take to decompose a cockroach?
Bugscope Teamit depends on the conditions; ants could take one apart in minutes
- Studenthow long can thayfly
- StudentHOW LONG DO BUGS LIVE
Bugscope Teamthat depends on the insect. Most live for only the duration of a season, while others can hibernate/migrate for the winter and live for around a year like the ladybug or the monarch butterfly
- StudentWhat is the biggest bug in the world?
Bugscope TeamThe biggest insect in the world is called the titan beetle. It lives in the Amazon rain forest at it can be 17 cm long.
- Studenthow man bugs do you look at in a year
- 4:28 pm
- Studenthow do you this stuff?
- Bugscope TeamHi Pan Master
- Studentare these scales?
Bugscope Teamyep! those were scales on a moth, now we are looking at brochosomes
- Studentdo mosquitos come during the day
Bugscope TeamTechnically, mosquitoes fly all day. Certain types of mosquitoes are more common in the mornings and evenings.
- StudentCHATO MAN
- Bugscope Teamthose were scales, kk
- Studentwhat is the scarest bug to examine
Bugscope TeamI don't think any insect is really scary to examine....all the insects that we look at in Bugscope are dead.
- Studentwhats that.
Bugscope Teamthese are brochosomes on a leafhopper
- StudentHow many fly are there in u.s
Bugscope TeamMany thousands of species...at least 10,000 I would estimate.
- Studentwhat is your favorite bug
- Bugscope Teambrochosomes are something that only leafhoppers produce. They are thought to help keep their eggs from drying out
- Studentwhere can u find that
- Studenthi pan master
- Studentwhat are we looking at
- StudentWHAT IS THAT
- Studentalex whats the biggest germ
- StudentAnnie whats that
- StudentIS THAT SOMETHING FOR BEES
- Studentscot what are ae looking at
- Studenthow many longhorned beeles die in a year
Bugscope TeamAll of the adults for sure. They typically have one generation per year..so all the adult longhorned beetles that emerge in a year die in that year.
- Bugscope Teamnotice the scale bar says 662 nm!
- Studenthow did u get the pics?
Bugscope Teamthese are not pics, they are live images coming live from an electron microscope that your teacher is control, LIVE over the internet
- Bugscope Teamthese brochosomes are really really small, you can fit one-two million of them in a meter! that means each one is about half a micron
- StudentWHT IS THAT
- Bugscope TeamOOF
- StudentOH THATS COOL
- Studentwhat r they called?
Bugscope Teamthe little round things are called brochosomes
- StudentARE THESE BUGS
Bugscope TeamWe are looking at some little particles that are produced by an insect...this is ON and insect.
- Studentwhat im i lookng at
- Studentwhat do bugs eat
Bugscope TeamThey eat everything...other insects, blood, feathers, garbage, fungus, plants, trees, flowers, pollen, beeswax, dead bodies, animal waste. They eat every single thing.
- Studentpan master youre hot
- StudentTHAT LOOKS LIKE A PIC FROM AN AIRPLANE
- Studenthow long do spiders live
- 4:33 pm
- Studentwhere to beetles come rom
Bugscope TeamThere are beetles on every continent except Antarctica...and there are probably some there too that hitch hiked with the humans who live there.
- Studentwhat bugs spread diseas
Bugscope Teamwell, i think mosquitoes are one of the worst disease carriers in the world, right annie?
- Studentwhat were name nickel
- StudentDO YOU CATCH THE BUGS
- StudentALL KINDS
- Bugscope Teamtsetse flies, fleas, mosquitos...
- Studenthow many bugs live in a tree
- StudentARE BUGS POISENES
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spiracle, which is a pore that insects use to breathe through
- Studentwhats a tsese?
Bugscope TeamIt is a type of fly that lives in Africa and transmits sleeping sickness of humans
- Studentthansk Scot
- StudentWHAT KIND OF PICTURE IS THIS
- Studentyou well come
- Bugscope Teamsome bugs are poisonous; many insects have toxins or emit chemicals to deter ants from eating them
- Studenthave u ever examined a frog
- StudentTHIS IS A BLUR
- Studenthow do insects walk fast with there four legs?
Bugscope TeamDude they have six legs, and they are often pretty fast.
- StudentWHAT IS IT
- StudentBETO IS BENJE YOUR BROTHER
- Studenthow many frogs are thar in the wroeld
- TeacherWHICH OF MY STUDENTS IS PAN MASTER?
- StudentWhat is the most poisonus bug.
Bugscope TeamIt depends on what you mean by poisonous. Insects that sting are technically poisonous, since they cause a reaction in your skin with their stinger. And there are variously levels of pain associated with insect stings. I heard that a bullet ant has the most painful sting...but I am not sure if it is most poisonous.
- Studentwat kind of bugs do u study
- Studentif theres no male in a beehive how does the queen lay eggs?
- Studentwhat bugs are we looking at
- Studentwhich bug is ur favorite
- Studentshut up cjc
- Studentwats youre name
- 4:38 pm
- Studentdo flies have hearts
- Studentwho r u cjc?
- Studentif a frog loes a leag can it die
Bugscope TeamYes, it can bleed to death or it can be so slow that it gets eaten by another animal, like a bird.
- Bugscope Teamhere is pollen we see most often
- Studentwhat are pollans
- Studentlooks like spickys
- Bugscope Teamthey have spikes on them that make them act like burrs so they can stick to things
- Studentwhen does the qeen bees die
- StudentYES ALL HIVES HAVE MALES
- Bugscope Teampollen is what you all are studying now, right?
- Studentdo you know when thay have babys
- Bugscope Teamwhen you see bees and ants, you are usually seeing females. The females do all the work while the males are only used for mating
- Studentcan someone die from a disease that a fly spreads
Bugscope TeamYes, a mosquito is a fly and it spreads all sorts of diseases: malaria, yellow fever, west nile, and many other diseases.
- Studenthow long can the avrege bug live
Bugscope Teamgosh, there is so much variety in species, that's not an easy question to answer
- Bugscope Teamtsetse flies are found in Africa, not in the US
- Studentcan flys spred deases
Bugscope Teammosquitos are flies that can spread diseases such as yellow fever and malaria
- StudentCAN IT GET THE PEOPLE SIK
- Studentwhat flower does this pollen from
- Studentdid a bug start the pleg?
Bugscope TeamTechnically, the plague was caused by a bacteria, not by an insect. But, since the bacteria was spread by a flea, an insect is certainly somewhat responsible for the plague
- Studentwhy are locusts so scary when there alive
Bugscope TeamAre you talking about locusts: the grasshoppers or cicadas: the noisy bugs that live in trees and come out in huge numbers every few years?
- StudentDO YOU CATCH BUGS
- StudentIS THERE POIKEY BUGS
- Studentwhat is a rear discies form a insects?
Bugscope TeamI think yellow fever is now relatively rare
- StudentIS THE PICTURE A CACTUS
Bugscope Teamno, this is pollen on an insect, magnified 5000 times
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool
- Bugscope Teamnice pollen
- Studenthow many bug bit
Bugscope Teamnow we are at 20,000
- Bugscope TeamWe are not sure which plant this comes off of, but this is what ragweed looks like
- StudentTHATS A LOT
- 4:44 pm
- Student grasshoppers ?
Bugscope TeamTechnically locusts are a type of grasshopper...so a plague of locusts is actually a plague of a type of grasshopper. In the US, people often mistakenly refer to cicadas as locusts because they can be so abundant that it feels like you are in a plague
- StudentTHATS EVEN BI
- Studentcan u get sick from a queen bee
- Studentwhats the biggest bug in the world
- Studentwhat are the worst kind of bugs
Bugscope TeamWell, I am going back to the mosquitos. They are the worst all around.
- Bugscope Teamthere focus a little better
- StudentHow long does the average mousqito live?
Bugscope TeamA few weeks usually.
- TeacherI AM GOING TO LET CHATO RUN THE MAGNIFIER NOW IF THAT'S OKAY?
- Bugscope Teamchato man has control now
- StudentHOW MANY BEES ARE IN THE U.S
- Bugscope Teamokay Chato has it
- Bugscope Teamoh wait, chato, i'm sorry
- Studenthow many bugs do you have in your lab
- Studentwhats the deadliest bug in the world
- StudentR there more than 20,000,000,000 insects?
Bugscope Teamoh yes, in the world? yes, way way way more than that
- StudentThats short.
- StudentDO MISCETOS HAVE DEASES
Bugscope TeamMosquitoes can transmit diseases to humans and to animals.
- Student if theres no male in a beehive how does the queen lay eggs?
Bugscope TeamThe queen only needs to mate once to lay all the eggs she ever lays.
- Bugscope Teamthe deadliest is the mosquito because they carry so many diseases
- StudentTHERES MORE THAN BIG ROB
- Bugscope TeamChato you can drive now.
- Studenthow many types of flys are their
- Studenthow any more like past a trillion?
- Studenthow long can a spider live
Bugscope TeamSome tarantulas can live for more than 20 years.
- Bugscope TeamFor example you can select one of the presets from those on the right.
- TeacherSOMETHING HAPPENED AND CHATO NO LONGER HAS THE CONTROL
- Bugscope Teammosquitos carry yellow fever, west nile virus, and malaria to name a few
- StudentTHERES A LOT OF BUGS
- Bugscope Teamdo you want chato, or chato man, to have control?
- Bugscope TeamChato has control, Chato Man does not.
- Bugscope Teamif you can't see the controls, try refresh (F5)
- StudentHOW DO YOUCATCH THE FLYS
- Studentare there flies that suck blood
- Studentdo flies have disices?
Bugscope Teaminsects can get diseases themselves as well
- Studenthow are flies made where
- Studentwhat are those
- Bugscope Teamnice job chato, now we are looking at scales
- Studentdo big frogs eat small
- Bugscope Teamthese are moth scales
- 4:49 pm
- StudentTHEY HAVE SCALES
- Studentwhats that Cate
Bugscope Teamthese are individual moth scales that are similar to feathers on a bird
- Studentwhat are we looking at right now
- StudentWhat is picture 13?
Bugscope Teampreset 13 is ermine moth scales, at 1,500x
- Bugscope Teamthese scales are the same as the powder that comes off when you rub their wings
- StudentWHAT BUG IS THE MOST DANGEROUS
Bugscope TeamMosquitoes for sure because they transmit diseases.
- Teacherchato's screen no longer has the magnifier.
Bugscope Teamcan you hit refresh (F5)? see if that fixes it
- Studentcan flies live longer then a day
- Student WIDOW
- Studentso do flies have disceses?
- Studentalex thank you
- Studentwhen the scales on a fly comes off can they regrow it?
Bugscope Teamflies dont have scales, only moths, butterflies, silverfish, and some beetles have scales. When a moth or butterfly loses their scales they do not grow back, but that is ok because they have so many to spare
- StudentTHEY ALREADY ANSEWERED IF FLYS HAD DISEASIS
- Teachergo ahead and send it to kring kring
- Studentdo people eat bugs
Bugscope TeamYes, insects are an important source of protein for many people all over the world
- Bugscope Teamkringkring has control now
- Studentwhat is that?
- Studentwhatis that
- Studentwhat bug lives the longest
Bugscope TeamThere are some termite queens that have been reported to live nearly 20 years.
- Studenthow many eyes do flie have
- Bugscope Teamthis is a hoverfly
- StudentA MASQIUTO
- Studentdo big frogs eat smaller frogs
Bugscope TeamIf they can catch them.
Bugscope Teamyes big frogs often eat smaller frogs
- StudentWhat is 15?
- Studentwat is that
- Studentwhats that alex
Bugscope Teamthis is more pollen
- StudentWHAT IS THAT
- Studenthow do frogs make babies
Bugscope Teamwhen frogs mate it is called 'amplexus.' they have external fertilization.
- Studenthow do frogs make babys
Bugscope TeamThey have external fertilization. Females jay unfertilized eggs in the water and males fertilize them.
- Studenthow do frogs have babys
- Studentwhat are the dots in its mouth
- Student OWWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW
- Studentwhat r those pionty things sticking out?
Bugscope Teamthose are all setae (hairs we find on insects)
- 4:54 pm
- StudentARE THERE QUEEN WASP
Bugscope TeamIn some types of wasps there are queens. Unlike bees, you typically can't tell the queens from the workers.
- Studentwhat are the dots in the mouth Alex
- Studenthow is it that when an ant hill moves the queen ant needs to mate again?
Bugscope TeamAn ant queen only needs to mate once too. What you are seeing is an ant hill moving is probably the founding of new colony with a new queen.
- Studenthow many bugs have diseasis
- Studentis there bugs in the sea
- Bugscope Teamsetae are used to help the insect know what is going on in the environment around them through their tough exoskeleton. The hairs give them the same function has our skin gives us
- Bugscope Teamthese are simple eyes on the head of a fly
- Studentis that a eye
- Studentwhat is that
Bugscope Teamthese are ocelli, or simple eyes, on the fruitfly head. What we are looking at are the bumps among the hairs
- Bugscope Teamsimple eyes, compared to compound eyes
- Bugscope Teamsimple eyes are also called 'ocelli'
- Studentwhat is that scot
Bugscope Teamthis is the top of the head of a fly. the domes are ocelli -- simple eyes
- Studentwhat is 15
- StudentDO YOU KILL THE BUGS
Bugscope Teamwell, the bugs need to be dead so they don't move around in the scope while we are looking at them. we kill them by freezing them, they don't feel it really, they just sort of slow down, and down...
- StudentWhat is number 15?
- StudentDO BUGS HAVE TEETH
- Studentno alex
- Studentwat is that thing we are looking at
- Bugscope Teamsee two*
- Bugscope TeamBeetle Head!
- Studentwhat is that
- Studentwat is that
- Bugscope Teamsee the lamellar antennae?
- Studentis that a beetle
- Studentwitch bug could live without there head.
Bugscope Teamroaches can live for a little while without their heads, but it's not much of a life anymore
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes are on the sides of the head
- Bugscope Teamthe antennae look like golf clubs
- Studentannie what is that
Bugscope Teamthis looks like the edge of a bees wing...but I am not super sure.
- Studenthalo what is that?
- Bugscope Teamthe hooks here are hamuli. We see them on insects with 2 pairs of wings and are used to link the hind and fore wings together so they are like one big wing
- Studentwhat kind of fly is the worst
- Studentwat are we looking at now
- Bugscope Teamannie is right
- Bugscope TeamHooray
- Studentare thos teeth
- 4:59 pm
- Studenthow do bugs eat?
Bugscope Teamthey eat in a variety of ways: some only ingest their food as liquids, and some cut and chew their food
- Studentwhat is that on the right
- Teacherokay. go ahead and put control with me again.
- Bugscope Teamhalo, you now have control
- StudentHOW DO INSECTS EAT WITH NO TEETH
Bugscope Teamsome insects, continuing what I said below, have a sharp pointy proboscis that they stick into juicy food or another bug, and they suck up their food in liquid form
- Studentdo flys have teeth
- Studenthow many ants are in a ant hill
- StudentWHAT IS THE BIGGEST KIND OF BUG
- StudentDO ALL DUGS DISEASE
Bugscope Teamno not all insects have/carry diseases
- Studentdo flies have male or female
Bugscope Teamyou can usually tell the difference of male and female flies by looking at their huge compound eyes. If they are spread really far apart they are females.
- Studenthow many flies do u exsamine a year
- Teacherhow many types of flies are there?
Bugscope Teamthere are at least 100,000 species
- Studenthow much food do ants collect in a year
- Studenthow many musles does a caterpillar have to a human
Bugscope Teamthat is hard to answer, but humans likely have many more, and more specialized, muscles
- Bugscope Teamyeah female flies are cuter
- StudentHOW OLD CAN A BUG LIVE
- Studentcan an ant live without a head
- Studenthow many types of flies are there
Bugscope Teamthere are at least 100,000 species
- StudentHOW DO MOSQUITOES BITE WITH NO TEETH
Bugscope Teammosquitos have four to six cutting blades as part of the fascicle, with which they slice deeply into your skin
- Studenthow long do theylive
- 5:04 pm
- Studentwhat bug is that
- Studentcan bugs have cures
- Studentcan flies kill each other
- StudentWHAT R THE FLIES WORST ENEMY?
Bugscope Teamanything that is bigger than it!
- Bugscope TeamI don't think anything can "live" long without its head
- StudentOH SO ONLY MOSCITOES HAVE TEETH
Bugscope TeamDude they don't really have teeth; they have thin blade-like laciniae that they use to cut into your skin
- Studenthow many types of flies are there
- Studentwhat insects can live without their heads
Bugscope TeamNone of them can live without their heads for very long
- Studentis it true that flys smaggots
- StudentWHAT IS THE WORST BUG TO BE BITTEN BY
- StudentDo bug like spider have diseas
Bugscope TeamSpiders are not insects--they are arachnids. And no, I don't know of any diseases that are spread by spiders
- StudentDO BUGS KILL DIFFERENT BUGS OFTEN
Bugscope Teamsome bugs, like wheelbugs, specialize in eating other bugs. there are also many species of parasitic wasps that inject their eggs into caterpillars and eventually the larvae will kill the caterpillars
- StudentWHAT IS THE BIGEST NUMBER OF SPOTS ON A LADY BUG?
Bugscope Team13 I think.
- Studentdo lice all ways go for the hair on the top of your head
Bugscope TeamNo, there are body lice as well that live in your clothes, but only venture onto your body to bite!
- StudentIM NOT A BOY DUDE
- StudentARE MOSCIETOS MORE DANGEROUS THAN FLIES?
Bugscope Teamyes they are :)
- Studenthow long do beetles live
- TeacherWHO IS CJC?
- Studentwat is the enemy of the mosqitoe
Bugscope Teamwell, one big enemy is human beings, they often are trying to control the mosquito in ways that make them less harmful to us
Bugscope Teambats, some other flying insects, birds, people...
- 5:09 pm
- StudentDO FLIES HAVE MAGGETS
Bugscope TeamPan Master flies come from maggots; I don't believe they have maggots themselves.
- Studentwhat are the worst kind of good bug
- Studentin an ant colonies are there death penies
- Studentcate how many theeth dos a fly have
Bugscope Teamno teeth, they don't have any teeth
- StudentALEX HOW MNY EYES DOES A FLIE HAVE?
Bugscope Teamwell, it has two compound eyes, and then some might have several single eyes as well, maybe? but for sure two big compound eyes
- Studenthow much blood does a mosquito suck
- Studentin an ant colonies are there death penilties
Bugscope Teamif you were an ant, and someone smeared the smell of death on you, the other ants would take you away even if you were alive
- StudentHOW MANY EYES DOES A BUG HAVE
Bugscope Teamthat depends on how much it needs its eyes. Ants have small compound eyes or sometimes no eyes at all, while a lot of flying insects like mosquitos have eyes almost completely covering their head!
- Studentdo misquitos have as many eyes as flies do
- StudentHOW DO BUGS LAY EGGS
Bugscope TeamFemale insects usually have ovipositors which are a tube through which the eggs exit the female
- StudentANNIE HOW MNY LEGS DOES A FLIE HAVE
- Studenthow many legs those a flie have
- StudentCate can you answer my last question "PLEASE" ?
- Bugscope Teambut almost all insects will have 2 compound eyes
- StudentIS THAT WOOD?
- Studenthow do flies lay egg
Bugscope TeamFemale insects have ovipositors. The eggs come out of the ovipositor.
- Bugscope Teamjoe what was your question?
- Bugscope Teamwell that is wrong too...
- Studentdo bugs have hair
Bugscope Teamwell, yes, but it functions as a way for the insect to feel its environment. those hairs are called setae (see-tee), and they stick through the exoskeleton to nerves underneath, that's how the bug feels its way around
- Bugscope Teamalmost all insects will have two eyes period
- Bugscope Teamthey dont have to be compound
- Studentdoes a flie have a brain
Bugscope Teamyes they do have brains. those of fruit flies, and likely many other flies, are largely devoted to processing visual data
- 5:14 pm
- StudentHOW BIG IS A FLYS BRAIN
- Student IS THEIR A ANT THAT CAN KILL A PERSON
Bugscope TeamIf a person was really allergic to ant stings, then that person could die from being stung by an ants
- Student DO TICKS LAY EEG
Bugscope Teamyes they do
- Bugscope Teamant
- Studentls there such a thing called ant jail in an ant colonie
- StudentARE FLEES A BUG
Bugscope TeamFleas are insects
- StudentWHAT MAKES A STINKBUG STINK
Bugscope TeamThey have glands at the base of their abdomens that release a smelly liquid if you harass the insects
- Studenthow many tips of beatelare thar
Bugscope TeamSome people estimate there are over a million species of insect
- StudentWHATS ON ITS CLAWS?
- Studenthow do you know when a misquito is sucking your blood
Bugscope TeamYou can sometimes feel it biting you
- StudentAlex can a fly fart
Bugscope Teamwell, i really hope so, since it can be quite a pleasant experience. but i really don't think they do in the way humans do
- Bugscope Teamharass the stinkbug, that is
- Studentwat type of bettel is this
- StudentHOW BIG IS A ANTS HEART
- Studenthow many types of bugs are there?
Bugscope TeamMore than we know. Some people think there could be several million species of insects that are not yet known to science.
- StudentWHERE DO THEY GET THE STINK
Bugscope Teamthe stink comes from aromatic chemicals that the stinkbug mixes internally
- StudentIS A GRASER SOFT
- Bugscope Teambeetles, geez!
- StudentDO BEETLES SWET ANNIE?
Bugscope Teamnope, they don't have sweat glands
- Bugscope Teama million species of beetle!!!
- Studentcan a fly pee
Bugscope Teamabsolutely, they often have to expel liquid waste, especially if they consume a lot of liquid food
- Studenthow meny snaked are they
- StudentHOW DO THEY MIX IT
Bugscope Teamthe chemicals come from different vessels inside of the stinkbug
- Bugscope Teamsome stinkbugs do not like their own stink -- they find it offensive as well
- Studentcan a flie walk
- StudentWHAT DO THEY MIX IN IT TO GET THE STINK
Bugscope Teamthere are a lot of chemicals that just smell bad
- StudentANNIE HOW FAST CAN A FLIE&A MOSCIETOS GO?
Bugscope TeamMosquitos are slow and wimpy. I am not sure how fast a flea can jump...pretty darn fast.
- StudentCAN FLEEZ KILL YOU
Bugscope TeamFleas can transmit several diseases like the plague and murine typhus
- StudentOH WHATS THE VESSEL CALLED
Bugscope TeamCJC they are not always named -- they are often called 'defensive glands'
- 5:19 pm
- Studentis the tail on a scorpion a tail or is it there abdemon
- Studentcan a fly eat a fly
Bugscope Teamyes, some types of flies can eat other flies. Robber flies for example will eat other flies if they can catch them.
- Bugscope Teamfleas are about as harmful as lice
- StudentIS THERE A BOY AND A GIRL BLACK WIDDOW
Bugscope TeamYes, there are. The males are smaller and brown colored.
- StudentCATE WHAT IS ON THE CLAWS!
Bugscope Teamdirt and some other junk we like to call juju-- anything that doesnt belong
- Studenthow many types of bugs are there
- Studenthow fast does a beatle fly
Bugscope TeamIt depends upon the beetle. Smaller beetles fly faster than big beetles.
- Studentif a bee lose its stinger well it die
Bugscope TeamYup, it will "bleed to death"
- StudentDo flys often often kill each other?
Bugscope TeamI don't know if anyone has measured how often flied kill each other...maybe some sad PhD student spent his or her 20s counting how many flies a robber fly ate
- Studentcan an ant live withouits abdomen
Bugscope Teamfor a little while...but eventually it will starve to death because it can't digest food
- StudentWHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FLIE GOES IN YOUR MOUTH?
Bugscope TeamI would spit it out. They taste kind of like paper.
- Studentwat are these
Bugscope Team night rider these are pollen grains
- StudentHI â™¥KRINGKRINGâ™¥
- Student Halo please go back to the praying mantis.
- 5:25 pm
- Studentdo brains have brains
Bugscope Teamyes, just like frogs and worms and birds and you and me. Insect brains are much smaller and simpler though
- StudentCATE WHAT R THAT?
Bugscope Teamthese are hairs that have pollen stuck to them, there are around 2-3 different types of pollen grains
- Studentâ€¢â—˜â—‹â™¦â™£â™ â˜ºâ˜»â™¥
- Bugscope Teamkringkring do you know how to make little peace symbols instead of hearts?
- StudentCATE WHAT IS THAT
- StudentIS A BOY BLACK WIDDOW MORE DANGOERS TAN A GIRL
Bugscope TeamNo, I think they are equally venomous
- StudentÃ â˜ºâ˜»â™¥â™ â™£â€¢â—˜â—‹
- Bugscope Teamnice scott
- StudentAlex can a frog eat a frog
Bugscope TeamCole frogs do eat frogs
- Bugscope Teamblack widows are very non-aggressive. I had a couple that lived in my garden and around my house last year
- Studentâ€¢â—˜â—‹â™¦â™£â™ â˜ºâ˜»â™¥3
Bugscope TeamC JC how do you make a peace sign?
- StudentANNIE,CATE,SCOT,&SCOT HOW HIGH CAN A FLIE GO IN THE SKY?
- Bugscope TeamThey don't like to fight, they usually hide if you bother them too much
- StudentDo any insects live on ♣'s.
- StudentCAN FLIES WALK
Bugscope TeamYes, they walk with their legs. They can't walk as fast as they fly though
Bugscope Teamwell, yes, they have legs and can walk around, you can see them walking sometimes
- Studentis a praying mates a nice bug
Bugscope Teamit depends on what you mean by nice bug; they do not bother people, and they eat other bugs
- Student ARE THERE A BEE THAT IS ALL BLACK
Bugscope TeamYes, there are bees that are black, there are bees that are metallic purple and metallic green. There are lots of different types of bees other than the yellow and black ones that you normally think of
- 5:30 pm
- Bugscope TeamBlack widow web is really strong and sticky. You can hear it if you put your hand through it.
- StudentI GOT IT FROM KRINGKRING SO ASK HER
- StudentSORRY I MENT ALEX AND SCOT
- StudentDO FLIES VOAMET
Bugscope TeamAbsolutely. They regurgitate saliva onto their food. The saliva contains digestive enzymes that turns their food into a kind of predigested milkshake. Then the fly slurps the milkshake up
- TeacherI'LL SUBMIT ANOTHER APPLICATION...BUT TOWARDS THE END OF MAY THE KIDS WILL BE BACK ON HERE IF THAT'S OKAY
Bugscope Teamyep, keep in mind all the chat and images from today's session are kept on your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2009-040
- Bugscope Teamyum
- Studentwhat is the deadliest spider in the world
Bugscope TeamSydney funnel web in Australia
- StudentHalo can you go to a praying mantis?
Bugscope Teamwe don't have a praying mantis in the microscope today, sorry
- Bugscope TeamIt is also a busy time of year, so you will want to submit your application as soon as you can
- TeacherOKAY GREAT. THE NEXT TIME THEY WILL STUDY BUTTLERFLIES AND BACTERIA
- Studentwhere does the back wido gets its posion
Bugscope TeamIt synthesizes it in its venom glands in its fangs
- Bugscope TeamHalo if you read the transcript there is a place where I say that a lobster is the biggest bug. But that is not true.
- TeacherOKAY.THANK YOU
- Bugscope TeamYes, sorry I couldn't get to telling Scot he was WRONG!
- StudentARE BUGS CLEANER THE N HUMANS
Bugscope TeamI think they are. Some insects are anyway.
- StudentR ALL BEEZ BLACK&YELLOW?
Bugscope Teamnope, they are many other colors
- Bugscope Teamthank you for all your great questions!
- Studentkk thx â˜»
- Bugscope Teamthe chat and images are saved here: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2009-040
- TeacherLOL. THAT'S FINE. THE KIDS KNOW THAT EVEN ADULTS MAKE MISTAKES
- Bugscope Teamthank you students, you all rock and or roll!
- Bugscope Teamwell it wasn't really a mistake...
- Bugscope Team:)
- StudentHOW LONG DO BUTTERFLIES LIVE?
Bugscope TeamThey can live anywhere between a few weeks and a year. It depends upon the species
- StudentLIKE WHAT KIND OF COLORS ANNIE
Bugscope TeamBlack, brown, metallic green, metallic purple, orange
- 5:35 pm
- Studenthi â—‹
- Bugscope Teamthe biggest bug is the Japanese spider crab
Bugscope TeamSCOT crabs are not insects!!
- Studentwhat are moths mostly atracted to
Bugscope TeamSome are attracted to light. Some are attracted to rotten fruit or flowers. Most are attracted to other moths.
- Bugscope Teamsome monarch butterflies will migrate to mexico for the winter, so they can live for around a year
- Studentdos a bug have more than one eye
- Studenthow do butter flys get their color
- StudentDO THE POKEY SPOT HURT WHETH YOU TOUCH IT
Bugscope Teamno, they spikes are too small for you to feel
- Bugscope TeamJapanese spider crabs can be more than 12 feet long.
Bugscope TeamThey are still not insects
- TeacherHOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE WITH YOU GUYS?
- Studenthow long can a frog live
- StudentWHAT BUGS ARE MORE POISINIS JUNGLE BUGS OR CITY BUGS
Bugscope Teaminsects found in the jungles are more diverse, so you will find more exotic insects that can be more deadly
- Bugscope TeamI think we are over time...
- Studentis there such thing as a flipping beatle?
Bugscope Teamclick beetles flip in the air when disturbed
- Studentare ther any bugs in ocean life
- TeacherOKAY THEN. WE WON'T KEEP YOU GUYS ANY LONGER. I KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE NEED THE SCOPES.
- Bugscope TeamThank you all for the good questions
- Studentwhat do click beetles look like
Bugscope Teamthey look like a kind of long beetle, and they have a joint about mid body
- Bugscope TeamThank you All!
- StudentDO BLACK BEE LIVE LONGER THAN YELLOW BEE
- Bugscope Teamthank you students of cawston elementary, you did a great job
- Studentthak you for your time
- StudentTHANK YOU FOR THE TIME
- Studentthank your time we are now loging off
- Bugscope Teamhere are lots and lots of pollen grains
- Bugscope Teamor maybe you could say the joint is about one third down from the head, on a click beetle, but the head is often pretty long
- Studentwhat do click beetles eat
Bugscope Teamthe adults of some species feed on the larvae of woodboring beetles
- 5:40 pm
- Bugscope Teamyou are welcome
- StudentTHANK U FOR YOUR TIME CATE2,ANNIE,SCOT,ALEX!!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamthank you for hanging out with us
- TeacherTHANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME
- Bugscope TeamOK--I am going to log out now. Thanks everyone!!
- TeacherU GUYS TOTALLY ROCK
- Bugscope TeamThank you! Over and out...
- Bugscope Teamyou are welcome halo, see you again at another session, feel free to apply
- Studentthanx â™¦
- Bugscope Teamno problemo, bye bye