Connected on 2009-11-18 11:30:00
from Warden, WA, US
- 11:09 am
- Bugscope Teamdone with presets, session unlocked, we are ready to go!
- Bugscope TeamHello Mr Orton!
- TeacherAre these the bugs we sent in?
- Bugscope TeamYou have control now if you would like. Some of them, like this one, are.
- TeacherAnd some extras?
- TeacherCool thanks!
- Bugscope Teamwe added some insects so you would have more to look at
- Bugscope Teamyou are welcome to drive, and to choose from among the presets
- TeacherGreat I think I will try it out.
- TeacherStudents will be arriving shortly
- Bugscope Teamfor click to drive, it's one click with your mouse over the image to start, and one click to stop
- 11:15 am
- Bugscope Teamwe are thinking about disabling click to drive and just going with click to center
- Bugscope Teamedge of the world
- Bugscope Teamfixed
- Bugscope Teama lot of times we will go with some feature like this and sort of invite you to take the mag down and see where you really are
- 11:21 am
- Bugscope Teamand sometimes we select features because the overall low mag view looks terrible, like if the insect threw up on itself or got mashed or rotted
- TeacherWe are getting students logged in and ready to go
- Bugscope Teamcool
- Bugscope Teamthis is the snout of the weevil you sent, so lovely
- Bugscope Teamsee its eyes, and its antenna?
- Bugscope Teamone of the antennae is busted off
- Bugscope Teamstudents should be able to log in as students or as guests
- Bugscope Teamwe can confer control to them as you wish, one at a time
- Bugscope Teamthey should not have to use a password -- the software recognizes the domain you're connecting from
- Bugscope Teamif you are having any trouble, please just let us know. we are here to help
- 11:26 am
- Teacherthe issue is our wireless network
- TeacherI think we are fine now
- Bugscope Teamif your network is slow, make sure to use "click to center" instead of "click to drive", and stay away from focus
- Bugscope Teamhi, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamHello!
- Bugscope Teamlet us know when you have questions, and we'll try to answer -- about the insects, or electron microscopy, whatever
- TeacherHere we come!
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the samples you sent -- a weevil with a short snout
- Bugscope Teamwelcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamHi! Welcome to Bugscope!
- 11:32 am
- Bugscope Teamhello all
- Bugscope Teamthis is the ventral side, of course -- we usually mount insects on their backs so we can see the more interesting parts -- like the arms, legs, claws, mouthparts, eyes
- Bugscope TeamMr Orton has control of the 'scope now
- Studentthis is cool
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that it has wings, and you can see the elytra -- the hard shell on its back
- Studentinteresting, verry intersting
- Teacherlet's give Big Papa a chance to drive
- Bugscope Teamokay, big papa, you have control now
- Bugscope Teamall of the samples are mounted on doublestick carbon tape, plus a little silver paint, and then coated with a few nanometers of gold-palladium alloy
- Studenthes learning how 2 controll it
- Bugscope Teamtakes a little practice but really it is easty
- Bugscope Teameasy
- Bugscope Teamthe bubbles in the background are in the carbon tape
- Studentlol scot easty.....in a hurry 2 type or what?
Bugscope Teamit's that I can hardly type
- Bugscope Teamand the slightly smoother areas around the base of the insect are silver paint
- Studentwhat partv of the animal is this?
Bugscope Teamthe thorax and the head
- Bugscope Teamthis is a weevil you sent
- Studentwhere not at a party sorry?
- 11:37 am
- Bugscope Teamusing "click to center" give you more control over where you want to go
- Bugscope Teamso let Big Papa know he can click on a preset if he would like as well
- Studentsumone else do this
- Bugscope Teambugs has it
- Bugscope Teamyou did great big papa! really
- Studentlol, thx
- Bugscope Teambugbunny, you now have control
- Bugscope Teamoff the edge of the world
- Bugscope Teamoops try not to drive off the edge! (of the world)
- Bugscope Teamif you get lost, just click on a preset
- Bugscope Teamor drive back... nice
- Studentwhat is that?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the claw of a cricket
- Studenthes hairy
- Bugscope Teamsetae are kinda like cat whiskers, they help insects to sense their environment
- StudentThats kool!!
- Studentthats kool
- Bugscope Teamwithout those setae (hairs) they wouldn't feel, taste, smell, nothing
- Bugscope Teamif you watch insects walk, you can see that sometimes they don't walk on their claws, but on some of the tarsi further up the leg
- Bugscope Teamthat's because insects don't have skin, instead they have an exoskeleton which is very hard and has no nerves in it
- TeacherAre Cate, Scot, and Alex in the lab or at the same location?
Bugscope TeamWe are all near each other but not in the same room. Sometimes we have an entymologist, Annie, log in, and she is currently living in California
Bugscope Teamwe are in different rooms, within the same lab (microscopy suite) in urbana illinois
- 11:42 am
- TeacherIs there a way to capture images or add them to our transcript?
Bugscope Teamyes! anytime after your session, you can view ALL the images and chat from this session on your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-116
- Studentwhat r u doin bugsbunny?
- Bugscope Teamthe head!
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that the antennae are busted off
- Bugscope Teamyou can actually view that member page now if you want, it is updating in real time
- Bugscope Teamso yeah as Alex said the images are collected automatically
- Studentwhy does it look flaky?
Bugscope Teamsometimes there's some dried up juju on the surface of the insect -- sometimes they throw up on themselves if they're killed with CO2 or whatever is used
- Studentthey dont heva lotion lol
- Studenti see u
- Studenthello mg
- Bugscope Teamthis is a true bug. check out the compound eyes on either side of the head
- Bugscope Teamwell, now you are zoomed in on the proboscis
- Bugscope Teamtrue bugs have piercing/sucking mouthparts like this
- Bugscope Teamand now something else...
- Bugscope Teamthere's an eye!!!
- Bugscope Teamthat's a compound eye
- Bugscope Teamcompound eyes are cool, they are made up of hundreds of individual facets, called ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamsometimes they pierce other bugs and drink the hemolymph; sometimes they drink plant fluids like sap
- 11:47 am
- Studentwow awesome
- Teacherplease let student have control
- Bugscope Teamusually there is an obvious hexagon pattern to the facets, but here it's not so defined
- Bugscope Teamgo student, you have control
- Bugscope Teamif you click on the micron bar you can see some of the 'scope parameters, and then click again when you want that to go away
- Studentshes learning how 2 do it 2
- Bugscope Teamstudent is driving the scope, everyone put your seat belts on
- Studentis this still it eye
Bugscope Teamif you click on the scale bar that is on the image, it will let you know whereabouts we are
- Studentlol i would if i was in a car
- Bugscope Teamyou can still see the eyes there, yes
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that there is some kinda sap on the little dude -- you could see it in the setae
- Bugscope Teamthis scope is a lot more expensive than any car you'll ever drive...
- Bugscope Teamcool
- Bugscope Teamthis is a moth
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of the moth
- Bugscope Teama moth head
- Studentdamg i was wrong again
- Bugscope Teamits proboscis is in the center
- Studentthats ugly
- Studentwow so hairy
Bugscope Teamthose are actually scales. moth scales
- Bugscope Teammoths are gnarly looking dudes, that's for sure
- Studentwhat!!! WOW!!
- Bugscope Teamwhen it wants to extend its proboscis it pumps hemolymph into it, and the pressure makes it roll out like a party favor at New Years
- Bugscope Teamwith some hairs too i guess?
- Bugscope Teamwell, not hairs, setae i mean
- Bugscope Teamthose big half spheres are compound eyes
- Studentwhats the proboscis used for?
Bugscope Teamdrinking nectar from flowers
- Bugscope Teamyou can take the mag up on one of the eyes if you want
- Studentum can we look at the compound eyes please?
Bugscope Teamlooks like she wants to see the proboscis
- Bugscope Teamyeah, ask student to focus in on one of the eyes
- Bugscope Teamthere we go, to the east
- 11:52 am
- Studentdo we have a preset of its wings?
Bugscope Teamno but you could drive there
- Bugscope Teamthis is a busted off palp, in between
- Bugscope Teamnow, you can see the individual facets of the eye, those are called ommatidia, each one has a lens in it
- Studenthow many lenses are in a compound eye? like an estimation
- Bugscope Teamflying insects have great vision, all due to their compound eyes
- Bugscope Teamcompound eyes give insects greater peripheral vision, and they also update quickly, giving the insect a better ability to perceive motion
- Bugscope Teambut different insects have different numbers of ommatidia. flying insects have more than walkers
- Bugscope Teammaybe 5000 per eye
- Studentcan i have control now
- Studentdang thats Alot
- Bugscope Teamis student done driving?
- Bugscope Teamstudent is that alright?
- Studentdo all bugs see UV rays like bees do?
Bugscope Teamnot all of them, but moths do
- Studentyes student is done driving
- Bugscope Teammr. orton, can we give control to muffin?
- Bugscope Teamcoolness, muffin, you are the master
- Bugscope Teamthought he was a man but he was a muffin
- Studentlol she aint no master......but all wel
- Bugscope Teamfrom the Zappa song
- StudentI am the master of muffins
- Teacherthe strange thing is that it is actually two girls
- Bugscope Teamthis is salt, from wendy's restaurant
- Bugscope TeamAztec salt
- Bugscope TeamOOF
- Bugscope Teamyou can certainly go to a higher mag
- Studentzoom in
- Bugscope Teamand focus, of course
- Bugscope Teamwe can focus for you quickly if you want?
- 11:57 am
- Bugscope Teamor you can try it
- Bugscope Teamwe're all backseat drivers, sorry
- StudentHERE WE GO!........time for the argues
- Studentstacee sucks at this
- StudentI can't move it
- Bugscope Teamyou are doing fine muffin
- Bugscope Teamwhen you focus it's either one way or the other; if it gets worse go the other way
- Bugscope Teamyou are doing very well in fact
- Studentwhat are the imprints in the salt crystals?
Bugscope Teamwe think that Wendys' supplier uses an anticaking agent, and that is what we see
- Bugscope Teamand we can help, as well
- Studentare they like just erosion?....or no?
- Bugscope Teamah cool, this is a praying mantis head
- Studentdude its liek a hole new world man
Bugscope Teamright on
- Studentah koo
- Studentthis is kool
- Studentthose its mandibles?
- Studentwhy does it have a hole?
Bugscope Teamwell, that looks like a tear in the exoskeleton. but often you'll find holes on the abdomen, called spiracles, those are used for breathing
- Studentnevermind muffin moved it now
- Studentdid it get in a fight?
- Bugscope Teamthis looks like an injury
- Studentwhy is it cut in half?
- Bugscope Teami think cate stepped on it... ;)
- 12:02 pm
- Studentdude, look at them chompers
- Bugscope Teamwell, insects are fragile when they die, they dry out and become hardened. that makes them easier to damage
- Studentthere u go comadre!
- TeacherComadre!'s turn please
- Bugscope Teamwhen insects die, they also lose water, and so you'll see features that are shrunken
- Bugscope Teamcomadere!, you are da man!
- Studentthats good to know
- Bugscope Teamcomadre! i mean, sorry
- Studenti thought they were girls
- Studentthats so awsome
- Studentwhat is it
- Studentr they jaws
- StudentGo to the Spider's Claw
- Bugscope Teamthey are spines, not jaws
- Bugscope Teampraying mantises use these forelegs to grab onto insects
- Bugscope Teamspines on a praying mantis, on its arm segment i think?
- Bugscope Teamhelps to hold them in place while the mantids eat them
- Bugscope Teamright alex
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spider
- Bugscope Teamits hard to see because there is a lot of extra junk around it, but the claw is in the middle of the picture at the end of the arm
- Studentwhat kind of spider is this??
Bugscope Teamhard to tell -- we don't know enough about spiders. but it looks like a male
- Studentwhy do the legs look like they got some little hairs on them?
Bugscope Teamthat's because they do! Spiders are very hairy and a lot of those hairs most likely help the spider feel for vibrations like when an insect is stuck in the web
- Bugscope Teamand if you find the head, you might be able to see the spiders simple eyes, spiders have simple eyes in addition to compound eyes
- Studentare the little hairs called seate
Bugscope Teamyou rock! yes... way to use the old brain nugget there!
- Bugscope Teamyes seta is singular
- 12:07 pm
- Bugscope Teamthose bumps near the top are the simple eyes
- Bugscope Teamsetae, though, not seate
- Studentwe can't spell, sorry
- Bugscope Teamsometimes the hairs are called trichae, microtrichae, microsetae, bristles, spines
- Bugscope Teamme no spell good either
- Studentgotta go dudes n dudets, piece
- Bugscope Teamand even entomologists call them hairs
- Studentthank youu!! :)
- Bugscope Teamwhat you'
- TeacherCould I get control back for a minute
- Bugscope Teamre gone?
- StudentThanks guys gotta go to nxt class
- Studentthis was in awesome
- TeacherSome students are leaving and some new ones are coming in
Bugscope Teamoh cool
- Bugscope Teamremember, mr. orton, all the images and chat are saved to your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-116
- Studentbye bye
- Bugscope Teamok cool, more students
- Bugscope Teamyou can barely see one of the fangs at the bottom of the image here
Bugscope Teamhey DaddyO
- Studentwhat is that
Bugscope Teamsome kinda juju that oozed out the spider when it died
- Bugscope Teamhi, welcome to bugscope
- Studentwut is dat
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spider, in an electron microscope
- Bugscope Teammr. orton has control of the scope at the moment
- Studentwut part of the spider
Bugscope Teamthe head -- or cephalothorax
- Bugscope Teamhey, there's a simple eye!
- Studentsup ace nice spider legs.. lol
Bugscope Teamhairy spider legs
- Bugscope Teamusually spiders have eight eyes like this, and often they cannot see that well
- Studenteww!!!whats that bump?
Bugscope Teamthat is one of the eyes
- Bugscope Teamthey depend more on their ability to sense vibration
- Studentwut is this now
Bugscope Teamwe're looking at a portion of the head
- 12:12 pm
- Studentdo they even have a pupil?
Bugscope Teamsometimes they seem to have pupils, but if they did we would not be able to see inside
- Bugscope Teamin the middle are the palps
- Studentive seen better spiders
Bugscope Teamyeah, but in an electron microscope that YOU can control over the internet???
- Studentwut is this
- Studentweird abs lol
- Studentshow me its jaw
Bugscope Teamit's under the palps there; you can actually see one of the fangs
- Bugscope Teamthe scanning electron microscope cannot see through things
- Studentthats wierd
- Studenthi ana
- Studentcool spider
Bugscope Teamspiders are softbodied and thus often do not look good when they die and dry up
- Studenthow many eyes do they have?
- Studentnice ive never seen anything like thisbefore
- Studentwut part is that??
Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a weevil
- Studentnice snout
Bugscope Teamyes it is!
- Bugscope Teamanteaters are similar to this
- Bugscope Teamnow you can see one of the antennae, and both compound eyes
- Studenthow big is the weevil?
Bugscope Teammaybe a centimeter long
- Studenthey is there a n eye
- Studentwats up
- Studentwatz up watz up
- Bugscope Teamthis is a compound eye
- Bugscope Teamon the damselfly
- Studentso how many lenses????????????????????/
- Bugscope Teamoops it's a lacewing
- 12:17 pm
- Bugscope Teamhundreds of lenses, sometimes thousands
- Studentwut that?
- Studentwat is dat
- Studentnice preymantice
- Studenteww thats ugly???
- Studentoh i mean lacewean
- Bugscope Teamlacewing
- Studentmy bad
Bugscope Teamno big deal
- Studentwut is that
- Bugscope Teamno problemo
- Studentthats kool bro is it yours
Bugscope Teamyour skool sent it
- Bugscope Teamthis is a lacewing, near the wing joint
- Studentwas up
- Bugscope Teamthe wing is to the lower left, the head is upper right
- Bugscope Teammuffin, you've got control
- Studentcome on muffin man
- Studentlets go
- Bugscope Teammuffin you can choose from among the presets to the right of the chat box if you'd like
- Bugscope Teamgive muffin a chance, it's kool
- Bugscope Teamit's not always easy to get started
- Bugscope Teamyeah, you can klick on a preset to go there
- Studentwatz up watz up
Bugscope Teamthis is the head of the cricket
- Studentnice krecket
- Studentis that an eyeball
- Bugscope Teamoops, i mean, you kan klick on a preset
- Studentis that its head?
Bugscope Teamyou recognize it?
- Bugscope Teamyep, this is its head!
- Studentthe normal or king cricket???????????
- Studentwhat insect is that?!!
Bugscope Teamit's a cricket, and I think it is normal
- Studentwat is that
- Studentwat is dat
- Studentthe head of the crikcet??
- Bugscope Teamthis is a baby cricket
- Bugscope Teamthis is a cricket, the head, not sure if it's a king cricket?
- Bugscope Teamvery small
- Studentoh datz kool
- Bugscope Teamah, a baby, like cate says
- Studentcan you zoom up on the eye
- Bugscope Teamsure, ask muffin to zoom in on it
- Bugscope Teammuffin is controlling the scope now
- Studenthey muffin!! can ya zoom in?
- Studentwatz up iris
- Studenteww wats hat
- Bugscope Teamthis is the compound eye, well, now we are looking at a true bug
- 12:23 pm
- Bugscope Teamquick peek at the cricket eye and we could see that it was covered with some sorta film
- Studentgabe u suck
- Studentwhoa is that the eye
- Bugscope Teamterminator was here
- Studentim bored
Bugscope Teamtough life
- Studentnice one wut is it
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes are up above, on either side of the head. the hole is where an entomologist stuck it with a pin
- Bugscope Teamah, this is cool, this is a close-up of a moth scale
- Studentwhats that
- Bugscope Teammoth scales have these holes in them, which help to keep the weight of the scale low
- Studentwat is dat
- Studentwhats a moth scale?
Bugscope Teamit's what makes their wings feel velvety if you rub moth or butterfly wings
- Bugscope Teamthis is a moth scale
- Bugscope Teamyeah this is pretty cool -- this is one of the scales of the moth, very small
- Studentwat is that supposed be
- Bugscope Teamlook at the micron bar
- Studentturn it to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamwell, moths have thousands of scales on them, kinda like fur, but not really
- Studentic u bianca
- Studentgabrail whats up
- Bugscope Teambugs, you've got control now
- Studentwhats that
- Bugscope Teamnow you can see the whole scale... zoom out even more
- Studentzoom in
- Studentwat does that look like
- Bugscope Teamoops, now we are going somewhere else....
- Bugscope Teamthis is a praying mantis head
- Studentwud up black guy 2
- Studentwhat big eyes u have
- Studentsup tanner
- Studentwhats that? is it a praying mantis?
Bugscope Teamyes it's one I brought in that I found by my house
- Bugscope Teamif they crash into a spider web they can just shed some of those scales and get away
- Studentwhat is that
- Studentno gabriel
- Studentwut is that
- Studentwhat up ninja
- Bugscope Teamthis is how it holds its prey
- Studentso guys wuts this
- Teacherabout another five minutes or so?
Bugscope Teamsure, that's fine
- Studentthat look likes teeth
- Studenti love sch
- Studentthis call
- Studenti i now this class is so boring
- Studentthat me
- Bugscope Teamgot to click to stop
- Bugscope Teamone click
- Studentthis clazz iz borin
Bugscope Teamgo get a job at Burger King and see if that's better
- Studentare those teeth
- Studentwat is dat
- Bugscope Teamclick again to stop bugs
- Studentjohnny sucks
- Bugscope Teamthere ya go!
- 12:28 pm
- Studentscrew u tanner
Bugscope Teamhey I am sorry, but think about what you're seeing. this is pretty cool
- Studentbye ppl
- StudentBye bye
- Studentsee u guys later
- Studentpeace out
- Studenti have to go science people
- Studentpiece out player
- Studentsee ya
- Bugscope Teamthanks for participating in bugscope with us and driving the scope
- Studentlaterz haterz
- Studentit was a good time though
- Studentfurizle my nizle
- Bugscope Teamchowzers
- Bugscope Teamgood job
- Bugscope TeamPeace Out
- Bugscope TeamHi Nosey!
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-116
- Bugscope Teammr orton you can go visit your member page at http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-116/ anytime to see images and chat from today
- Bugscope TeamMr O you have control again
- Bugscope Teamthat has all your chat and images mr. orton
- 12:33 pm
- Bugscope Teamany final questions mr orton?
- Guestdo you have a time frame for future sessions to be scheduled?
Bugscope Teamthey are presently in January and February
- TeacherSorry about that last part
- Bugscope Teamhey, no problem, we've seen worse
- Bugscope Teamand kids are kids, it's kool
- Bugscope Teamno I should apologize, no big deal here really
- Teachermy first class loved their time on the scope
- Bugscope Teami think they actually liked it though
- Bugscope Teamwhat I usually do is ignore the bad kids and concentrate on the ones who care
- Bugscope Teamyou can review all the images and chat from your session on your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-116
- Bugscope Teamlately I've had a short fuse, but that's not the way to deal with it
- Bugscope TeamSo Nosey you can go the the Bugscope website -- the front page -- and apply from there
- Bugscope Teamif you would like to drive now, for a few minutes, let us know
- Bugscope Teamwell, scott, i think your point was right on. maybe the student will think about that
- Teacherthe second group was younger and a little squirrely
- Bugscope Teamthey did ask some good questions, and saw some cool insects
- GuestThanks - I've had the pleasure of your help for the past two years - you have become very popular! I think I've waited too long to apply :(
- 12:38 pm
- Bugscope Teamwas this your first session mr orton?
- Bugscope Teamthe deal is we don't really know the kids, and someone could be working his/her way through school at BK
- Bugscope Teamyeah, looks like it was your first. good job!
- TeacherI had better go too
- TeacherThank you soo much
- Bugscope Teamok, bye, thanks for joining bugscope
- Bugscope TeamThank You and hope to see you again
- Bugscope TeamTD!
- TeacherThis was my first session and will not be my last!
- TeacherHave a great day
Bugscope TeamYou too. Thank You.
- Bugscope Teamgood bye
- Bugscope TeamTD has control of the 'scope now
- Bugscope TeamNosey would you like to drive?
- Bugscope TeamI just gave you control
- Guestno thanks - I'm just looking around..... :)
- Bugscope Teamour school is done, so we're going to peel off soon
- Guestno problem - feel free to do what you need to - I'm going soon too - thankyou
- 12:43 pm
- Bugscope Teambut please think about running a session with us in the future, or asking your kids' teacher if she/he would like to do it
- Bugscope TeamBye!
- Bugscope Teamit's easy to apply http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/apply
- GuestI am the teacher - is there any way to squeeze in a session before January?
Bugscope Teamwell, it depends on the schedule, i think the best thing to do is to submit an application, and you can email with kendra to find an open slot before january
- Guestsounds great - thanks
- Bugscope Teambugscope@beckman.illinois.edu, or apply through the website. kendra handles all scheduling, but she is very cool
- Bugscope Teamwe'll try our best to fit your class in
- Bugscope Teamok, we are outa here, take care
- Guestwe love your program - it's the best - I'll email her right away
- Bugscope Teamok
- Bugscope Teamnice session everyone