Connected on 2009-12-11 18:00:00
from , Kyōto Prefecture, JP
- 5:02 pm
- Bugscope TeamDaddio!
- Bugscope Team~Yes, chas just told me.
- Bugscope TeamBut it doesn't appear to work in FF.
- Bugscope TeamTo boot a computer, to we use unctl-unalt-undelete?
- Bugscope TeamJapanese mites? Passed inspection? Hmmm...
- 5:07 pm
- 5:13 pm
- 5:18 pm
- 5:23 pm
- Bugscope Teamhi henry, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamwelcome to illinois!
- Bugscope TeamYay!
- Bugscope Teamonline at least :)
- Bugscope Teamhi Henry!
- TeacherHello from Kyoto!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome!
- Bugscope Teamkonnichiha
- Bugscope Teamohayou gozaimasu
- Bugscope Teamwe are setting up the presets for the session, we will be ready in 10-15 minutes
- Bugscope Teamwhen that time comes, we'll unlock the session and then you will see microscope controls on the right side of the browser window
- Teachersounds great
- Bugscope Teamif you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask, we are here to help
- 5:28 pm
- TeacherI'd like to get my students' computers logged in before they come in. Do they need passwords?
Bugscope Teamnope, they just select "student" from the pulldown menu
- Bugscope TeamIt should automatically recognize their computers as being from the same school and offer the "Student" option. If it doesn't they can choose "Guest" instead
- Bugscope Teamah, yeah, good point chas
- 5:34 pm
- Bugscope Teamit's a good idea to login your students ahead of time. are you having any trouble?
- TeacherI'm finding it goes straight to "choose a nickname" so no problem
- Bugscope Teamcool, that's what it should be doing. if it doesn't then select guest, that is functionally the same as a student
- 5:41 pm
- Bugscope Teamwhen you start controlling the scope henry, to move around you can use two different navigation controls. i think using click to CENTER will work better for you, in case there is any lag in the networks, that will behave better
- Bugscope Teamokay, we are done with presets, unlocking session now
- Bugscope Teamyou should see controls on the right side henry. feel free to start practicing, and let us know if you have any questions at all
- Teacherclick to center, right
- Bugscope Teamyep, click to center
- TeacherI have fifteen terminals primed to log in - I'll let the kids choose their nicknames
- Bugscope Teamsounds perfect
- Bugscope TeamThat sounds great!
- Teacherthis is amazing - what I am looking at?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the mouth the scarab beetle you sent
- Bugscope Teamrarely do we get to see into the mouth
- Bugscope Teamthe jaws are ano either side; they open like a gate
- Bugscope Teamlots of little setae
- Bugscope TeamI looked all the way in earlier to see what she'd been eating
- Bugscope Teamthe bubbles in the background are the tape that hold the insects onto the microscope stub
- Bugscope Teamnot that interesting -- the food matter
- Bugscope Teamand you can click on any preset at any time, it'll take you to that location
- Teacherwhat do the setae do?
- 5:46 pm
- Bugscope Teamsetae are often sensory
- Bugscope Teamthey connect, inside of the exoskeleton, to nerves
- Bugscope Teamif you want more information about what you are seeing, you can always click on the scale bar in the lower left of the image, it gives you lots of scope parameters
- Bugscope Teammore information about the scope that is
- Bugscope Teamwe can answer bug questions, or try to
- Bugscope Teamit's like if you had armor -- like an exoskeleton -- you wouldn't be able to feel what is touching you
- TeacherI see
- Bugscope Teamso the setae extend through the armor, and some are chemosensory, some touch sensory, and some hot/cold receptors
- Bugscope Teaminsects are extraordinarily setae-y... helps em survive
- TeacherThis is fantastic. The controls work great. I'll save further questions for when the kids get here.
- Bugscope Teamhere you can see the compound eye, of course, and the base of an antenna, and some of the palps
- Bugscope Teamall of the insects came from you, Henry, except for the yellowjacket. the spider of course is not an insect...
- 5:51 pm
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Wendy's!
- Teachersalt on what?
- Bugscope TeamHenry this is salt from a Wendy's restaurant, on the cabron tape
- Bugscope Teamoops carbon, not a bad word
- Bugscope TeamWendy's is a fast food restaurant in the US. Their salt has some additives that make it look particularly interesting
- TeacherYeah, I know Wendy's - I was wondering what the background is.
- Bugscope Teamit's carbon doublestick tape
- Bugscope Teamthe background is the double sided sticky tape the bugs rest on
- Bugscope Teamlast Wendy's in Japan closes this month
- Bugscope Teamthis is hard to make out -- it's the underside of the spider's head
- Bugscope Teamthe little ridges are what holds the prey while the spider gets it with its fangs
- Bugscope Teamthe fang is folded over, left to right, at the top
- Bugscope Teamthe long portion down the left side is the edge of the chelicer
- TeacherThe chelicer is something like a mandible?
- Bugscope Teamif we saw the spider from the front, the eyes would be on top, and then you'd see these big things that look like buck teeth -- yeah like a mandible
- 5:56 pm
- Bugscope Teamspiders have the capability of autotomizing their limbs; they can jettison a leg if they sense venom from a bit coursing into it
- Bugscope Teamfrom a bite...
- Teacherwow - handy trick
- Bugscope Teamuntil you run out of legs
- Bugscope Teamheh
- Bugscope Teamspiders drink their prey like milkshakes
- Bugscope Teamthey inject venom that dissolves the insides of the insect, and then they suck it all back out
- Bugscope Teami'm hungry now
- TeacherThe kids will start logging in now.
- Bugscope Teamhello students! welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamohayou gozaimasu
- Bugscope Teamhi anmo
- Bugscope Teamlet us know when you have questions, about anything but perhaps starting with what's on the screen
- Bugscope Teamyou're controlling a $600,000 scanning electron microscope from across the Pacific.
- StudentWhat is it
- Bugscope Teamthese are live images from an electron microscope in urbana, illinois USA
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the jaws of the scarab beetle you sent
- Bugscope Teamsee the little scars on it?
- StudentIs this a mandible?
- 6:02 pm
- Bugscope Teamyes it is!
- Bugscope Teamthey open sideways, like a gate
- Studentwhat is it?
Bugscope Teamthis is that green beetle you sent us, and the mouth in particular
- Bugscope Teamthis is the edge of the world.
- Bugscope Teamhello TH
- Bugscope Teambugscope this is the mouth of a scarab beetle
- Bugscope Teamwe are looking right into the mouth
- StudentWhat is that hary things
Bugscope Teamthose are called setae (pronounced see-tee), they help the insect to sense its environment
- Bugscope Teamyou can see lots of setae (hairs) that are likely chemosensory
- StudentIt look's like hair??
Bugscope Teamsure does, but it's a bit different than our hair. "setae" are used by insects to help them sense their environment
- StudentHello! I'm Kazukei. This mouth is cool!
- Bugscope Teamthat is, the beetle can smell, or sense chemicals in the air, with the setae
- StudentIt looks like a dinosauras.
Bugscope Teamyes it does!
- Bugscope Teamit can also sense touch with some of the setae
- StudentThank you for answering!
Bugscope Teamyou are welcome
- StudentIs this a sting?
Bugscope TeamKazukei this is still the inside of the mouth
- Bugscope Teamit's dark in here!
- StudentIt's awesome!
- Bugscope Teamright, setae (those hairs) can be mechanosensory, chemosensory... they feel, smell, taste, etc. all with those setae
- StudentIs it a mouth??
- Guestwhat is this??
- StudentWow!!!!!!!! I didn't know!!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamyay cool
- Bugscope Teamnow we can get a better picture of what we were just looking at
- Bugscope Teamwe can see the whole head now
- StudentIs this a scissor?
Bugscope Teamyeah kind of like Edward Scissorhead
- Bugscope Teamsee the eye?
- Bugscope Teamthis is that pretty green beetle you sent us
- 6:07 pm
- Teacherwhere is the eye
- StudentIt's cool
- Bugscope Teamyou can take the mag up on the eye
- Bugscope Teamchemosensory comes from the prefix "chemo", which means it senses chemicals, which is most analogous to our sense of smell
- Bugscope Teamthe eye is curved in shape, it's a compound eye: made up of hundreds of individual facets, called ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamthe eye is upper right
- Studentwhat is this?
- StudentWere is a simple eye?
Bugscope Teamno they are compound eyes, made up of many different lenses called ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamthe eye is to the upper right, as Alrex says
- StudentIt is very intresting!!!
- StudentWhat is this? Body part? Is there a mouth here?
Bugscope Teamthe mouth is to the right; this is now the compound eye
- Bugscope Teamawesome
- Bugscope Teamnice controlling henry, you are doing great
- StudentDoesb`t compound eye get confusion
Bugscope Teamthe individual images are formed into a single image by the brain
- Bugscope Teamsee the individual facets of the eye? they're called ommatidia
- Bugscope TeamIf you adjust the focus now you can make it easier to see the individual ommatidia
- StudentThis is the compound eye!
- Bugscope TeamExcellent!
- GuestI can see hexagons!
- StudentVery strang compaund eye!
- StudentIt's so amazing
- Bugscope Teameach one of those hexagons is called an ommatidium, each one has a lens in it
- StudentWhat trash
Bugscope Teamyeah we don't know just what that is
- StudentWhat is this trash?
- GuestWhy trash has in here?
Bugscope Teaminsects cannot clean themselves after they die
- StudentI'm sorry. I had a mistake!!!!!!
Bugscope Teamno problem at all!
- StudentI can see some rubble!
Bugscope Teamwe call it juju
- StudentCompound shaped like Hexisagon!
Bugscope Teamyep, the hexagonal shape allows the eye surface to be curved, and thus the insect can have very good peripheral vision
- TeacherWhat are these?
Bugscope Teamthose are some kind of plumose setae
Bugscope TeamThe long thin structures are setae. Probably coming out from around the edge of the compound eye
- Bugscope TeamYou will see lots of pieces of dust and other things on these samples. Some of it is regular dust, some of it may be small parts of other bugs that it came into contact with or was stored with
- StudentWhat is this thing?
- Studentwhat are these
- 6:12 pm
- StudentWhat is this
- StudentWhat is this line?
- Bugscope Teamyou could follow the setae to their source if you wanted
- Teacherthe kids are clamoring for some different bugs
Bugscope Teamhenry, you can click on a preset anytime, or we can control the scope for you, whatever you prefer
- Bugscope Teamthis is a stinher
- StudentThere is alot of hexagon shaped eyes!!
Bugscope Teamyes sometimes there are thousands in one compound eye
- Bugscope Teamstinger
- StudentWhat bug is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is a stinger on a yellowjacket
- StudentWhat is it??
Bugscope Teamthis is the stinger of a yellowjacket wasp
- GuestIt a ill !!
- StudentIs it sharp?
Bugscope TeamYes, an it also has backwards facing spines along the edge of the stinger to anchor it under the skin
- StudentIt's scary! Do we die if it stings us?
Bugscope Teamyou would not die unless you were allergic and did not get any help
- StudentWhat id this?
- StudentWhat is stinger?
- Bugscope Teamnotice how the stinger is smooth, that means it can sting you multiple times. honey bees, on the other hand, have hooks on their stingers, and so when they pull out the stinger it takes their guts with it, and the bee dies
- StudentWhat is this??
- Bugscope Teamwasps can be mean and sting you if you annoy them
- StudentWhat is this??????????
Bugscope TeamI believe this is the lower part of the yellowjacket abdomen
Bugscope Teamwe are not sure what this is; at first we thought it was the venom gland, since this yellowjacket was a little smashed
- StudentIt is sooo scary!!
- TeacherWhat is that round thing near the tip?
- 6:17 pm
- StudentWhat is this? Is it a bean or something?
- Guestwhat is this?
- StudentWhat is a little hair in here?
Bugscope Teamwell, not really hairs, they are called setae (see-tee) and they stick through the exoskeleton, it's how bugs feel their environment
- Bugscope Teamnow we are looking at the abdomen of the yellowjacket wasp
- StudentWhat is this hary things?
Bugscope Teamthose are setae (pronounced see-tee)
Bugscope Teamthe abdomen is covered with fine setae
- StudentWhat this, a furly hair?
- Bugscope Teamnice!
- Bugscope Teamcheck out the seta in the compound eye
- Bugscope Teamupper right
- StudentWhy is wasp eye bumpy???????
Bugscope Teamthey are all the individual components of a compound eye. They are thought to each see an image
Bugscope TeamThe bumps are actually the individual eyes that make up the compound eye
- StudentIt's like a pillow! Is this a compound eye?
Bugscope TeamYes, we're seeing only a few ommatidia in this image
- StudentCan insects see color?
Bugscope Teamyes, but some better than others, and some colors better than others
Bugscope TeamInsects can also see outside the range that people can. Many can see ultraviolet, and as a result most insect-pollenated flowers have patterns that can only be seen in UV to attract the insects
- Bugscope Teamif you click on the micron bar, in the lower left corner of the image, you will be able to see some of the parameters we are using to image the samples
- StudentWhat is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is a compound eye of a yellowjacket wasp
- Bugscope Teamnice zoom out henry!
- Studentthere is a crack on the eyes!!
Bugscope Teamthe wasp got squished
Bugscope TeamKazukei maybe you are right!
- Studentwhat is this
- Bugscope Teamthat is some sort of plant fiber lying across the compound eye
- Studentdon`t say that!
- Studentwhat is this?%!
Bugscope Teamthe head of the yellowjacket
- 6:22 pm
- StudentWhat is this long one?
- TeacherWhere are the antennae
Bugscope Teamthey're broken off
- StudentIt's squished because it's killed?
- StudentWhere is the other compound eye?
Bugscope TeamIt would be on the side of the head that's facing away from us
- StudentWow! is this a wasp's arm?
- Studentit looks like hair!
- StudentIt's ooky!
- StudentPedipalp in here!
- Bugscope Teamthat long thing is one of the spider's legs
- Studentwhat does wasps eat???
Bugscope TeamThey eat caterpillars, other insects. They like proteinaceous food.
- StudentWHAT! IT'S COOL!$
- StudentThat's the broken off antennae!
Bugscope Teamthat's right!
- Bugscope Teamsee the tube with the hole. That is a broken antenna
- StudentWhat is this tube?
- StudentWhy do insects have two kinds of eyes?
Bugscope Teamthey have compound eyes that help them see, directly, and they have ocelli that help them keep track of where the sun is
- StudentWhy there is a hole in the antennae?
Bugscope TeamBecause it is broken--there used to be more of ti
- Bugscope Teamit
- StudentWhat this?
Bugscope Teamthis is the broken off end of the antenna
Bugscope Teamthis is the broken antenna of a wasp
- StudentIt'spooky and cute
- StudentWhere is the hole that insects can breeze?
Bugscope Teamthat is called a spiracle
Bugscope TeamThe spiracles are often times along the side of the body.
- StudentThere is a crack on the antennae too!
- Bugscope Teampreset #5 is a spiracle on a katydid
- GuestWhy anttennae is braking
Bugscope TeamWhen insects die, they become brittle, and so when they get jostled about, they break
- Bugscope Teamplacoid sensilla
- StudentThank you for answer!!!
- 6:27 pm
- Bugscope TeamCate smashed the yellowjacket onto the stub today.
Bugscope Teamww. did not, it was already like that
- StudentDo the insects protect with their fur? Not only the animals?
Bugscope Teamthey don't have fur, but it looks like it.
- StudentIs this sharp?
- StudentHow do spiracles work?
Bugscope TeamUnlike mammals that use muscles to actively suck air into their lungs, insects allow air to passively diffuse through their spiracle holes into a branching structure
- Bugscope Teamthis is the spiracle
- StudentWhat is this hole?
Bugscope TeamThis is a spiracle--it is like a nostril for an insect
- StudentIf bugs has spiracles on bugs is there a lungs???
Bugscope TeamNo, insects don't have lungs. They have a system of tracheae that divide smaller and smaller until they are so small that they provide each cell with a supply of oxygen
- StudentWhat is this? Spiracle!!
Bugscope Teamyes it is!
- Studentdragonfly`s had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- StudentOh, then what is that fur thing?
Bugscope Teaminsects often have many fine setae that may form patterns that other insects recognize. For example, the 'fur' on the head is called the 'vestiture,' like it is the clothing of the head.
- Guestwow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It a cool !
- TeacherHow many spiracles are there on one katydid?
Bugscope TeamThere are spiracles on each segment of the body
- StudentWhy It have spiracle?
Bugscope Teamwell, it needs to get nutrients from the air, and it evolved spiracles as a way to do that
- StudentThis is a spiracle! I got it!
- StudentIt's amazinz!!$
- StudentThank you! Finally we could know it!
- StudentWhere dose the grass hopper have an spiracle??
Bugscope Teamalong the sides of the abdomen
- TeacherCan the spiracles be closed?
Bugscope TeamIn some insects they can.
- StudentOh my gosh!
- StudentWhat is this line?
Bugscope Teamthat is part of the filtering apparatus on the inside of the spiracle
- StudentIt's cool
- StudentWhat is in the spiracles? I see a striped pattern!
- StudentIt a cool!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamthe minimum mag of the scope is about 40x...
- 6:32 pm
- Studentwhat is this part?
Bugscope TeamThis is the abdomen
Bugscope Teamthis is a katydid, like a grasshopper
- StudentWhat is this?
- StudentThere are many spiracles! There are many holes! I see!
Bugscope TeamYes, you are right! Each segment has one on each side
Bugscope Teamretsushi you seem concerned
- StudentIs this wings???
Bugscope Teamthe wings are folded to the right
- TeacherI was trying to get to the ovipositor - can we get there?
Bugscope TeamHenry I am sorry the abdomen is extended over open space and the end is beyond the range of the stage
- StudentWow! this is a back side of the grasshopper!!! Is it???
- StudentIt's amz
- StudentIt is a foot?
- StudentAre there all these hole spiracle
- StudentEveryone is confusing!
- Bugscope Teamso I kept moving it back when it went too far
- Bugscope Teamyou can see other ovipositors, on the crickets
- Bugscope Teamdisembodied head
- StudentThe eyes are so big!!!
Bugscope Teamyep! flying insects often have really big compound eyes
- StudentIt is big!!
- 6:37 pm
- StudentI love this site!!!!This is a compound eyes!!!Dragon fly??I think...
Bugscope Teamyes! the eyes are on either side
- StudentIt's looks beg
- StudentIs dragon fly eyes compand eyes??
- StudentBut if we see the dragonfly's eye normaly it is small and it's like lots of dotts. Is this eye is hexagon too?
Bugscope Teamyes, i think so. we have seen some ommatidia that are more square shaped, but most often they are hexagons
- StudentDo they have any simple eye?
Bugscope TeamI am not sure if we have ever seen ocelli.
- Studentbest house 123
- Studentwhat is the part in front?
- StudentDo other small insects get stuck in the eyes??
Bugscope Teamsometimes pieces of insects do get caught
- TeacherThe controls are getting a bit sluggish here.
Bugscope Teamah, sorry, try clicking refresh F5
- StudentWhy do dragonflies have massive eyes?
Bugscope TeamThey need them to capture their prey
Bugscope TeamThey need them to capture their prey...they hunt and capture their prey in the air
- Bugscope Teamtry clicking refresh: F5 to speed things up again
- StudentWhy does dragonfly have big eyes?
Bugscope Teamthe big eyes help them see very well, and they have better peripheral vision
- Bugscope Teamdid refresh help henry?
- Teachernot really
Bugscope Teamhmm, well it could be slowness in the overall network. we are fine here. make sure to NOT use click to drive or focus at this point
- StudentScot, you are expert!!! What is the little things at dragon fly's head?
- StudentWhy it has to be compound eye??
Bugscope Teamit works better that way, if you think about it, because the tiny lenses that form the eye also allow it to wrap around the head like that
Bugscope TeamBy having many smaller lenses, compound eyes can be simpler and have features like 360Â° vision that our eyes can't do
- StudentI like it
- Bugscope Teamcompound eyes also help insects see changes in movement very quickly
Bugscope TeamThis is because the nerves directly in the eye can detect movement without the signals first needing to go all the way to the brain to be processed
- Studentwere is antena
Bugscope TeamDragonflies have very small antennae--and they are on the top of the head. We can't see them from this angle
- Bugscope Teamwe could drive for you if you want?
- Studentwhere is the nose? Can they smell?
Bugscope TeamDragonflies smell with little sensilla on hairs all over their bodies. They have "smelling hairs" on their feet, their antennae. Dragonflies rely more on their sense of vision than smell
- Studentwere is antena?
Bugscope Teamthey would be on top of the head but we cannot see them now
- StudentWhat is this
- 6:42 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is a dragonfly head
- StudentHuman or insects,which can smell well?
Bugscope Teaminsects can smell very small quantities of chemicals in the air; they may be better at that, or at sensing certain chemicals, than we can
- Bugscope Teamantennae broke off the head
- TeacherI'm trying to switch to the cricket ovipositor, but no response...
Bugscope Teamhmm, and F5 refresh doesn't fix it?
- Studentwhat is the back part?
- StudentWhy do they have their eyes on the side?
- Bugscope Teamtrying to fix the scope now
- Bugscope Teamfixed
- StudentHurry up!
- Bugscope Teamhenry, please try again, sorry about that
- Bugscope Teamcricket head!
- Bugscope Teamsee the antenna?
- TeacherWhat do the cerci do?
Bugscope TeamThe cerci are sensory, they have have chemosenors and receptors that help the cricket to select an appropriate place for the eggs
- StudentInteresting! I can see the face!
- StudentWhat's this?
- StudentHow many eggs does this insect lay? The hole is small!
Bugscope TeamIt is hard to know, an insect can have lay hundreds of eggs if they live long enough
- Studentwhat is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is the base of the abdomen of the cricket
- 6:47 pm
- StudentI can see some sharp things!
Bugscope TeamThe sharp things can help the insect dig her ovipositor into tight places. It serves as a guide for the ovipositor
- StudentWhy does the ovipositor look like a pair of pliers
Bugscope Teamit is dried and open, unlike it would be if the cricket was alive
- StudentDoes all of that baby live alive?
Bugscope Teamthey die with the host
- Bugscope Teamoh no! it's a colony of mites!
- Bugscope Teamcool... mites!
- Bugscope Teamthis is so cool
- Studentwhat is this
- Bugscope Teama beautiful tiny mite on the little roach you sent
- TeacherIs this the front or the back?
Bugscope Teamthis is the front
- StudentThis is like jellyfish plus slipper! Look at that!!!1
- Bugscope Teamfront
- StudentI see a jellyfish!!!!! What bug is this?
- StudentIs the cricket have a compand eye??
- Bugscope Teamthis kind of mite does not have eyes
- Studentdo they bite
Bugscope TeamNot humans
- StudentWhat happen if alot of mites come to the bug
Bugscope Teamit is interesting that we do not know much at all about these mites; we are not sure what they eat, even
- Studentdo mites have eyes?
- GuestIt a big !!!
- StudentWhat part is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is the entrance to the mouth
- 6:53 pm
- Guestglasshopper is a cool !!
- StudentThank you! Expert scot!
- StudentHow many teeth do they have?
Bugscope TeamThey have no real "teeth"--they have two mandibles and some smaller jaws inside that also help to chew
- Studentwere is eye?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the inside of the scope, oops now back to the electron collector
- Student What is this??And where is ateeth?
- Studentwhat are these lines?
- GuestIt a nice sute
Bugscope Teamit has a suit of armor
- StudentDo beetle tarsi hurt?
Bugscope Teamthey are very small, so it would be a little pinch, usually
- StudentHow many foo
- Guestwhat are this stick?
Bugscope Teamthose are spines on the tarsi. the tarsi are what we call the last several segments of the arm or leg of an insect.
- StudentWhat is this nail thing??
Bugscope TeamThese stout setae probably help the scarab to dig
- Bugscope TeamThese are the digging front legs of a scarab beetle
- Student crar
- StudentWhat is this little mark all over surface?
Bugscope TeamIt is just the natural texture and sculpturing of the cuticle
- GuestIs this is beetle
Bugscope Teamyes Hitoshi this is a beetle you sent.
- StudentDoes this insect have nail? It's like a nail.
Bugscope TeamThese are setae, little hairs.
- Bugscope Teamsometimes we will see little scars on the limbs and jaws from fighting or jousting
- StudentHow many foots do they have?????
- Teacherhow many individual strands of silk are spun together to form one thread?
Bugscope Teamit varies, we think. some silk is not sticky
- Bugscope Teamthe cuticle, or chitin, that the exoskeleton is made of, is like your fingernails.
- 6:58 pm
- StudentWhere does the silk come from?
Bugscope TeamThe silk is produced from glands on the abdomen
- StudentInsect have hairs!? Do they protect with the hair?
Bugscope Teamyes, some hairs (which are technically called setae) can serve a defensive or protective function. Others help the insect to smell or taste or to detect motion or touch
- StudentOther animals stick on the spiders webs.But how about spiders??
Bugscope Teamspiders can eat the web if they want - they are good recyclers
- StudentWhat is a sticking things?
- Bugscope Teamspiders also make web that does not stick, so they can walk on that
- Bugscope TeamMany spiders are happy to eat other spiders
- Studenthow many foots do they have?????
Bugscope TeamSpiders have eight legs
- Bugscope Teamsome insects, especially as caterpillars, which are larvae, have web as well, and it comes from glands near the head, in some cases
- Studentdo other types of spiders get stuck on the web?
- StudentIs the spider web yummy? Someone said spiders eat their own web and recycle.
- Bugscope Teaminsects have six legs
- StudentCan spiders bend their spinnerets?
Bugscope Teamyes they can point them particular directions if they want
- StudentWhere is web coming?
Bugscope TeamThe web is secreted as a liquid and then transformed by the spinnerets into the solid web silk
- TeacherAre we okay for time?
Bugscope Teamabout 10 more minutes okay?
- Studentwow! cool!
- StudentWhy the spiders eat there webs?
Bugscope Teamthey do it to recycle it so they can use it again, and they can also eat it to get out of it if they get stuck.
- Guestwhat is a this part
- TeacherRoger on the time.
- StudentIt's cool!
- 7:03 pm
- StudentA spider's claws!? What do the spiders use claws?
Bugscope TeamThey use them to cling to their webs, and also to wrap their prey in silk
Bugscope Teamyes, this is one of the claws
- StudentWoW! Can we make clothes from spider's silk?
Bugscope Teamyou could if you wanted to. some people collect
Bugscope TeamIn the news just recently I read about someone who made the largest thing yet out of spider silk. It was a 12 foot long rug I believe. Sold for a lot of money
- Studentwhat do they use the claws for
Bugscope Teamto grab onto things like food usually
- StudentWhat is this sharp thing????????
- Bugscope Teamsome people actually raise spiders to collect their silk
- Studentwhat's this?
- StudentThis wings have lots of scratch!
Bugscope Teamyes they do!
- StudentHAHAHAHA..Have you made some clother from spider's silk,Scot?
Bugscope Teamnot me but I have read about it. I don't even cook...
Bugscope TeamIt takes a very long time to get enough silk: The tapestry that was recently made took 1 million spiders collected by 70 people over 4 years. And it is only 11x4 foot large
- Studentreal wing?
Bugscope TeamYup, the real deal
- StudentWhy is it scaly?
- StudentWhats this scratch??
- Bugscope Teamthis is the dragonfly wing
- StudentWhat is this?? It likes leaves!
Bugscope TeamYes, it does--the veins look like the veins of leaves
- Bugscope Teamscott try's to boil water, and it freezes
- Guestis a white colore
Bugscope Teamit is transparent, like glass, no color in real life
- Studentwhats that dot?
- StudentWhy they have scratches on there wing?
- StudentWhy wings have vines??
- StudentI heard We can eat trantura...Is this real?
Bugscope TeamYou CAN eat tarantulas. You can order them from mail order companies
- StudentWhat is this
- Bugscope Teamthis is way cool
- Studentwhat's this?
- Bugscope Teamthe katydid walks on the flat things, not on the claw
- Guestwhat is a this stick?
- Bugscope Teamthese are the ped's of the katydid
- 7:08 pm
- Studenthahaha what colar is this?
- StudentWhat is this ??
- StudentWoW!!! BUT...I won't eat it...I think,,,,,,Because I think it is not so yummy!!1
Bugscope TeamYeah, I do not enjoy eating insects.
- Bugscope Teamtarantulas have little hairs called 'urticating hairs' that they can release when you come near them, and the hairs get caught in your nose and mouth and make you want to go away
- Bugscope TeamYou can eat any insect, if you want. There are some insects that would be poisonous in large amounts--but they wouldn't kill you, just make you throw up.
- StudentDo grasshoppers walk on these toes?
Bugscope TeamKeibu this is interesting. This insect does not walk on this part but on the parts we saw earlier.
- StudentHow long can grasshopper can jump????????
Bugscope TeamIt depends on the size of the grasshopper. A medium sized grasshopper can jump about a meter.
- StudentWhats this large hole???
- Guestwhat is this incects
Bugscope Teamthis is a katydid
- StudentIt's cool
- StudentBecause they are living like us!They have lifes like us,too.
Bugscope TeamYes. This is true.
- Bugscope TeamMaybe less.
- StudentIt's like fook!
- Guestits a big
- Studenthoo is ggggg
- StudentWhat is this?????????
Bugscope TeamThis is an extreme close up of the foot
- StudentI want to go into the insect's body....
- TeacherAre we supposed to log off now?
Bugscope Teamwell, yes, we are near the end of the session
- StudentWhat is this, a round thing???
- StudentWe are gggggg
- Studentwhat is this?????
- Bugscope Teamyou all did a GREAT job though
- Studentghc fdjswdmdjs jflg
- StudentThank you for answering Scott, Annie, Cate, DeW , Chas, and alex! Thanks!
- TeacherThank you so much! What a great experience!
Bugscope Teamthanks henry, you did great!
- Bugscope TeamThank you for being excellent Bugscopers!
- Studentthank you very much!!!
- Bugscope TeamWe have to go, I am sorry. Please come back again!
- Studentthank you sooo much! I really enjoyed it!
- Bugscope TeamYou're welcome, it was great to have you with us!
- Bugscope Teamthank you for all your questions!
- Bugscope Teamyou are most welcome
- 7:13 pm
- GuestThank you!
- StudentThank you!!!!! Very much!!!!
- StudentThank you very mach
- Studentthankyou so much for answering
- StudentThank you!
- StudentThank you,Scott,Annie,Alex,Cate,DeW,and Chas!!! We had a great time!
- Studentthank you odil!
- Bugscope Teamhenry, all your images and chat are saved to your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-118
- Studentspell miss sorry!!!!!!!
- StudentThank you for the answers!!!
- Bugscope Teamyou can review all the chat and images from this session anytime, at that page
- StudentThank you Scott Alex Dew annie
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-118
- Bugscope Teamgoodbye!!