Connected on 2009-12-21 12:00:00
from Newport News, VA, US
- 10:54 am
- Bugscope Teampumping down...
- Bugscope Teamstarting to make presets
- 11:03 am
- Bugscope Teamhi mich, welcome to bugscope
- Bugscope TeamHi Mich!
- Bugscope Teamwe are setting up presets for today's session
- GuestThank you. My class will be doing this next month -- just wanted to observe
- Bugscope Teamawesome, please ask any questions if you have them
- 11:08 am
- Bugscope Teamhi umesh!
- Bugscope TeamHello Alex. I hope you are doing well. The DC has snow and everything is closed. But, I am in the govt. building.
- GuestIt was 70 here in LA yesterday -- but colder todayt
- Bugscope TeamEnjoy the LA! In central IL, we experience that in the summer.
- Bugscope Teami like snow, so i'm upset we only got 1/4" in illinois
- GuestBorn in Balt. came here from Chgo -- been here 10 yrs
- Bugscope TeamDid you know that May Berenbaum was on NPR yesterday. She was talking about bugs and something else - I will let you figure this out via the NPR.org site.
- Bugscope TeamHere there was 20-inches in some places. The Federal govt. is closed. I am totally surprised.
- Bugscope Teamhey I know her!
- 11:15 am
- Bugscope TeamBaltimore, like John Waters
- GuestShould I send 2 or 3 bugs in case one does not make it there in tact?
- Bugscope Teamyes for sure Mich; we get lots of insects it turns out we cannot use
- Bugscope Teamthanks for thinking about it that way
- Bugscope Teamsend like 17 bugs!
- GuestThanks. I'm sending isopods
- Guestwe do darkling beatles too is one better than the other?
- Bugscope Teamum well by definition all of their legs will look the same ;)
- Guestbut they are breathing through their feet right?
Bugscope Teamthey are crustaceans and I thought the deal was that they have gills that are hard to recognize
- Bugscope Teamdarkling beetles are good as well, also flies, like houseflies; the coolest are earwigs
- 11:20 am
- Guestwe've got earwigs here I could send those
- Bugscope TeamEarwigs would be fantastic
- 11:26 am
- GuestIsopods are not really considered bugs because they have 7 pairs of legs ok my mistake i just looked it up they use all 7 pairs of legs for walking and nothing else. yes they are crustaceeans
- Guestok so earwigs it will be for my students
- Guestwe just do a unit on isopods and darkling beetles and their needs in an environment but my students will love learning this way about anything
- Bugscope Teamhi palmer, welcome to bugscope!
- TeacherGood Afternoon, I am logged in for the teacher...Mrs. Palmer. The students will arrive in about 25 minutes.
Bugscope Teamcool, we are setting up presets for you, will be ready soon
- Bugscope Teammrs. palmer, if you have any questions in the meantime please go ahead and ask
- 11:32 am
- Bugscope TeamWelcome Mrs. Palmer.
- TeacherGood Afternoon Umesh Thakkar...Mrs.Palmer is not in the lab yet. I am just setting up the computers for her class. She will arrive with her class in about 15 minutes.
- Bugscope TeamYou can call him Umesh.
- 11:37 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is Scott
- GuestIs there an advantage to having the students do this in a compter lab where they are on the computers vs. a teacher projecting it on to a huge overhead screen?
Bugscope Teamyes, kids can ask questions themselves when they are logged in. we find that students are much more enthusiastic when they can ask questions themselves
- Bugscope Teamalthough, if we too many kids logged in (more than 15-20) then it can get too busy. in those cases, we prefer if the students double up on a computer
- Guestmy students are second language learners and cannot spell or put their thoughts into the written word very well -- but they are very orally qualified to ask and have me type for them
Bugscope Teamah yes, well then in that case, it is probably best to project your display onto a screen, and you can ask questions
- Bugscope Teamwe do have session like that as well, and they go very well
- 11:43 am
- Bugscope Teamwe are here to help you, the teacher, instruct your students. we are not trying to create any lesson plans for you. so really it is your call on how you want the session to go
- GuestGood. most of my students are below the poverty level and do not have comupters of their own and so they are not very comoputer literate
- Guestwe have a portable lap top lab that I could set for them if it would have been better.
- Bugscope Teamoh yeah, totally. we don't want to make any students feel intimidated by bugscope. we want them to be awe inspired to learn something new
- Bugscope TeamMich: You can use a variety of scenarios to get your students participate in Bugscope. One would be a computer screen that can be projected on a screen, with students taking turns in groups of 2.
- Bugscope TeamYou can use a US map and show the geographic distance.
- GuestI like to do things like this for them to stimulate their imaginations and to let them know the places they can go and the things they can do and not just become house cleaners and gardeners.
- GuestI think I will do that -- have several computers up but with the master one showing on the overhead.
- Bugscope Teamcool mich, you sound like a good teacher :)
- GuestIt seems they come to see settling for mediocraty but I'm on a mission to change that each year.
- Bugscope TeamSome times teachers have students collect bugs, which are then sent to IL. Then students look at same bugs in class and via Bugscope. They share using the scope and asking questions. You will have your own home page. So, you can link to it later from the school site. You can let your local newspaper know about it. Many possibilities to engage your students (and their parents) and your fellow teachers.
- 11:49 am
- GuestGreat ideas -- I'll mention the news to my principal and I will have the students collect the bugs. We have a few low powered microscopes that they can use to look and compare to what you are showing them. I do have a student who is sure that she wants to be a marine biologist -- hope she makes a good impression on the others
- Bugscope Teamgood point umesh. mich, all the images and chat from your session are saved to your bugscope member page, and you and your students can review that page anytime
- GuestIt's great that the kids can go back and do it more slowly. That will work really great for them.
- Bugscope TeamThat would be terrific, Mich. They will soon see that in class there will be limitations to see (1000x as a max) and in Bugscope, then can go to 5,000x. Bugscope will store images, the class mag. will not. Thus, you have many discussions on how to do science today using the Internet. You will be a leader/catalyst for your principal.
- Bugscope TeamUmesh we can go well over 5000x. Like 20,000 or more.
- Bugscope Teamhi abby, welcome to bugscope
- Bugscope TeamWe can actually take publishable research quality images at 200,000x.
- GuestThe more experiences I get for them the more litterate in our language they become
- Bugscope Teamit's seems as though mrs. palmers students are starting to login
- Bugscope TeamWelcome Abbey!
- 11:54 am
- Bugscope TeamMich, before, I forget, chatting with Bugscope staff over the Net will be a good skill for your students, too.
- Bugscope Teamok, we are done with preset mrs. palmer, i've unlocked the session, and you should see controls on the right side of the browser now
- Bugscope Teamhi students, welcome to bugscope!
- GuestYes it would -- but knowing their spelling as I do -- could you really understand them? Sometimes it takes me a while to interpret what they mean to say
- Bugscope Teamhi nicholas, daniel&brandon, welcome to bugscope
- Bugscope TeamGood Afternoon! Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teammrs palmer, you should have control of the scope now, you should see magnify, navigation, focus and adjust... all to the right of the image
- Student Hey
- Bugscope Teamlet us know when you have questions about what you're seeing!
- Studenthow old are you guys
Bugscope Teami'm way old... 38
- Bugscope Teamyes, please, ask away
- Studenthello, good afternoon
- Bugscope TeamThis is part of the wing of the damselfly.
- Bugscope Teamit's a wing vein
- 11:59 am
- StudentI'm jack and hes mason
- Studentwhats a pm
- Bugscope Teamcool!
- Studentwhat is the thing that looks like a sucction cup
- Studentwhat college did you go to
- Bugscope Teama um is a micron. one micron is one millionth of a meter!
- StudentWhat degree do you have?
Bugscope Teami have two degrees in music composition. scott has degrees in english and biology
- Bugscope Teamthat is a Greek letter mu and an m.
- StudentThis is really cool but thats kind of different because I really am not fond of bugs
Bugscope Teamyeah you don't have to touch them
- Studentwhat part of the bug is this
- StudentHow ya doing
- Bugscope Teamthis is the wing
- Studentwhat is the sphere with holes in the middle
Bugscope Teamwe were not sure, actually, whether it really belonged there are was a fungus or something
- Bugscope TeamBugs are cool. There are more bugs than students/people.
- Studentwhat is the tube thingy
Bugscope Teamit looks like some kind of fungus on the wingvien
- Bugscope Teammrs. palmer, using "click to center" is a little easier than click to drive
- Bugscope Teamoops wingvein
- Studentwhat college do you go to
Bugscope Teami went to the university of illinois
- Bugscope Teamah, cool, this is a stink bug, it's head
- Studentdoes he have pinchers
Bugscope Teamhe has claws
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a stinkbug, which is a true bug (hemiptera)
- Studentwhat are the holes for
- StudentWhat is on its head
- StudentWhere were you born scot
Bugscope TeamKansas City Kansas
- Studentdo the stink bugs really stink when you kill one?
Bugscope Teamthey stink when you bother them
- Studentwhy are the eyes on the side
Bugscope Teamit gives the insect better peripheral vision
- Bugscope Teamstink bugs are also called shield bugs
- Studentwhat are the spikes?
Bugscope Teamsome of those are protection against being attacked, some are the antennae
- Studentohhhhh so no wonder it didn't stink when i ran over it.
- StudentHow do they stink when there so tiny? I would think you couldn't really smell them
Bugscope Teamthe smell is pretty strong, like perfume -- you don't need much
- Studentare the circuler balls the eyes
- Studentwhy are there so many holes in the bug
Bugscope Teamthose form its pattern and strengthen its armor -- its exoskeleton
- Studentwhat is that line right down the middle
Bugscope Teamthat is the proboscis
- Studentwhat are the holes in it's chest
Bugscope Teamthose are where the front legs were
- Studentwhat are the holes beside the pipe looking thing?
Bugscope Teamthat's where its front legs are busted off
- Bugscope Teamthe stink comes from an organic compound, called an aldehyde
- 12:05 pm
- Studentare the jointed cylinders the anntenae
Bugscope Teamyes at the top
- Bugscope Teama proboscis is any kind of tube structure that comes from the head area. the largest proboscis in the world is the elephant trunk
- Studentwhere are you guys at
Bugscope TeamIllinois, 23 feet underground
- Studentwhy are they called shield bugs
Bugscope Teambecause their whole body is shaped like a shield
- Studentewww, that disgusting
- Studentwhy is one anntennae broken off?
Bugscope Teamwell, bugs can get hurt too, like humans can. this one's antenna got hurt
- Studentwhy are you underground
Bugscope Teamless vibration down here for the microscopes
- Bugscope Teamwe almost always mount them on the dorsal side so we can see the ventral side
- StudentWhy are there spines on it's side for
Bugscope Teamthey help keep things from attacking
- Bugscope Teamalso, bugs dry out when they die, and that can cause them to become fragile and easy to crack or break
- Studenthow big is the microscope you used
Bugscope Teamwell, mrs. palmer is controlling the scope right now, it's a large scope, about the size of a desk
- Bugscope Teamcool, you can see the compound eyes on either side of the head!
- Studentwhy are his eyes like spongews
Bugscope Teamthose are compound eyes, made up of hundreds of individual facets, called ommatidia
- Studentthis is marleah but we had to get a new nickname
Bugscope Teamworks for us!
- Studentdoes a stinkbug have hair
Bugscope Teamsort of like hair but called setae, and they are sensory
Bugscope Teamwell, not hair really, they are called setae (pronounced see-tee)
- Studentwhat is the hair for
Bugscope Teamthe hairs are called setae (see-tee), they help insects to sense their environment
- StudentWhat are those ripplies?
Bugscope Teamthe ripples are mechanoreceptors that let the fly know how fast its haltere is moving, opposite the beats of the wings'
- Studentwhat part of the fly is it
- Studentwhat are the little hair looking things on its body and what are they used for?
Bugscope Teamthey are called setae (see-tee), they help to sense their environment
- Studentis this the eye
Bugscope Teamthis is the shaft of a haltere on a fly
- Studentwhat is mechanoreceptors
- Studentwhat are those hairs on the bug
- Student have you ever ate a fly
Bugscope Teamoh yeah, we all have...
- Studentwhat part of the fly is this
- Studentwhat are the spine looking things next to the setae?
- Bugscope Teamsetae (those hair looking things) stick through the insect exoskeleton, to nerves underneath. that's how they feel things.
- Studenti know i have!
- Bugscope Teamflies have only two wings, and they have halteres, like this, that beat with an opposite motion to stabilize the fly as it flies
- Studentwhy is there a hole on the top
- StudentHow old is scott?
Bugscope Teama really old prime number
- Studenthow big is this part?
Bugscope Teamcheck out the scale bar in the lower left of the image, one um = one micron = one millionth of a meter. so this is really small
- 12:10 pm
- Studentwhat does a fly taste like?
Bugscope Teamheh, i don't remember! good question though :)
- Studentit looks hairey and ugly
Bugscope Teamyes lots of insects are hairier than we expect
- Bugscope Teamif you take the mag down lower you can see where you are on the fly's body
- Studentis that a hole inside of the body
Bugscope Teamnot here; it's just a folded area
- Bugscope Teami wonder if a fly tastes like chicken?
Bugscope Teamno they taste like paper to me
- Studentwhat are the spine looking things next to the setae?
Bugscope Teamthe setae are spinelike themselves
- Studenthow many years have you been doing this bug stuff?
Bugscope Team11 years
- StudentWow thats a long time
- Studentwhat kind of fly is it
Bugscope Teamlooks almost like a housefly
Bugscope Teami think it's a normal house fly
- Studenthow big was the biggest fly you ever saw
Bugscope Teamcraneflies are large; they look like giant mosquitos
- StudentWhat is your favorite bug?
Bugscope Teami like spiders!
- Studentthose things look like bendy straws
- Studentis this the inside of a fly
Bugscope Teamthis is part of the haltere
- Studentsounds tasty
- Studentwhat was your favorite bug that you rememeber?
- Studentel wants to eat a fly
- Studentwhat is the haltere
Bugscope Teama haltere is like a little punching bag that beats opposite the way a wing beats in a two-winged insect -- in a fly
- Studentit looks lik a leaf
- Bugscope Teamthis is a ground beetle
- Bugscope Teamthis black beetle eats other insects and worms; you can see a mite on its mouth there
- Studentwhats a brown beetle
- Studentis it upside down
- Studentwhat are all of the things that are sticking out of it's head
- Studentcould you see all these features of a bug whithout a microscope
- Studentare they all that fat looking?
- Studentare all the things on the top of its head antennae i thought there was only two
- Studentwhat are the hairs
- Studentwhy is it called a ground beetle
Bugscope Teamthey cruise along the ground and scavenge for food
- Bugscope Teamyes, it is upside down, the underside of insects is usually more interesting than the topside
- Studentis that its mouth
Bugscope Teamyes, somewhere in there
- Studentwhy is he uneven
Bugscope Teamone reason he is not bilaterally symmetrical is that he has a mite on his face
- Studentdoes it have a neck
- Studentdo they have teeth
- Studentmy sister hates spiders
- Studentmy brothe ate one of those things
- Studentare those fangs?
Bugscope Teamyou can see the jaws
Bugscope Teamno, these are antennae, things to help it sense things that it might want to eat
- 12:15 pm
- Studentdo they have teeht
Bugscope Teamthey don't have teeth, but the jaws are sometimes hardened
- Studentis it laying on a leaf
Bugscope Teamit is on some silver paint on carbon tape
- Studentwhat is the diet of a ground beetle
Bugscope Teamthey eat worms and aphids and little bugs, stuff like that
- Studentsrry about the typo
Bugscope Teamno problemo
- Studentare they meat eaters
Bugscope Teamsome beetles eat other insects, yes, so they are called predatory insects
- Studentis this a male or a female?
Bugscope Teamwe don't always know, we cannot always tell from the outside
- Studentwhat are the things that look like they fold out of the side on the left and right
Bugscope Teamthose are antennae
- Studentdo they eat their own species?
- Studentis it one of our bugs
- Studentthat is gross!!!!1
- Studentwhat is all the stuff that looks like snot
- Studentwhere is the mite
Bugscope Teamthe mite is to the right of the mouth area, just to the right of center, it looks like an oval m&m
- Studentwhere does he live
- Studenthow many legs the mite have
Bugscope Teamnot sure: six or eight
- Studentwait where is the mite
- Studentdo they have pinchers
- Bugscope Teamthe mite is to the right of center
- Studentdoes it have a exoskeliton
Bugscope Teamright on! all insects have an exoskeleton, good work!
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the hard shell of the mite
- Studentwhat are the quarter circles on the bottom right and left
Bugscope Teamthe eyes were near those, a little further back
- Bugscope Teamnot much is known about many of the mites
- Studentcan we see the spider claw
Bugscope Teamyour teacher, mrs. palmer is controlling the scope
- Studentare those the eyes on the side of his head?
Bugscope Teami think so yes, usually the eyes have clear bumps (ommatidia) but these are smoother...
- Studentwhat are those cyliders
Bugscope Teamthe bases of the antennae
- Studentdoesa it able to eat human food
Bugscope Teamno this eats sap, plant fluids, stuff like that
- Studentwhere are his eyes
Bugscope Teamon the side of its head
- StudentI mean is it able to eat human food
Bugscope Teamoh yeah, humans have a large diet, and i'm sure we share it with the insect world
- 12:20 pm
- Studentwhat is a true bug
Bugscope Teamtrue bugs (hemiptera) have piercing/sucking mouthparts, and there is also something about the elytra/wings that is different
- Bugscope Teamthe big thing in the middle is what helps it pump fluids into its proboscis
- Studentwhat is the big thing in the middle
- StudentWhat is this type of bug?
Bugscope Teamthis is a "true bug"
- Studentis this the top or the bottom
Bugscope Teamthis is the top, the head
- Studentdoes it have hair
Bugscope Teamwell, yes, but it's not like our hair. it's called setae (see-tee), and they help the insect to feel things
- Studentwhy do they call it a true bug
- Studenthow small is the mite
Bugscope Teama few hundred microns long; there are 1000 microns in a millimeter
- Studentwhat are the tubes on the top side of the head
Bugscope Teamthose are the broken off antenna
- Student eat
Bugscope Teamsap and other plant juices
- Studentsorry our nickname is really James and ryan
Bugscope Teamwe will remember, then, thanks
- Studentis the thing in the bottom right an arm?
Bugscope Teamor a leg, i think?
- Studentmy nick name is sage
- Studentno its not sage is b rabbit
- StudentIt looks like a Monk
- Studentour new nickname is marlemarle. Not marmarlele
Bugscope TeamI thought you were Marleah.
- StudentIs that hair sticking out from everywhere?
Bugscope Teamwell, not hair really, it's called setae (see-tee), they help the insect feel things
- Studentbrandon is a wise herb
- Studentmy nickname is d ps:his nickname is b rabbit
- Studentmason's nickname is m & m
- Studentwhat do these bug do to give it the name true bug
Bugscope Teamthey have piercing/sucking mouthparts and a distinct way their wings and elytra are formed
- Studentis that the brain on the top
- StudentIt looks like a corpse
- Studenthow big is it
Bugscope Teamyou can see that it is several mm wide
- Student :( i dont have a nickname
- Studentwhat bug is that?
- Studentis it sleeping
- StudentWe were marleah at first but then we changed to mamarleah then now marlemarle
- Bugscope Teamsee, insects have a hard shell instead of skin, called an exoskeleton. they can't feel anything in that shell, it'd be like you wearing a suit of armour. now, those setae (hairs) stick through the exoskeleton, to nerves underneath, and that's how information about the outer world is passed to the insect
- 12:25 pm
- StudentI mean the BRAIN
- Bugscope Teamthis is a closeup view of the antenna of the cricket
- Studentwhat is the stuff sticking out of it?
- Studentwhat is the circle thingy on one of the3 spikes
Bugscope Teamsome kinda dirt
- Studentwhy does it look like waves what are they
- Studentwhat are the spikes?
Bugscope Teamthose are setae
- StudentWhat is the round thing on the spikey things?
Bugscope Teamjuju... dirt, gunk, stuff like that
- Studentit looks like a bead of nai;ls
Bugscope Teamyes it does
- Studentsorry no 3
- GuestThank you for letting me in as a guest. Now I know what to do for my students in Feb. See you then. Bye.
Bugscope TeamThank You Mich!
- Studentis that a mite on the hair
Bugscope Teamno it is just some kind of dirt, but it is always a good idea to check
- Studentit looks like a dead forest
- Bugscope Teambye mich! see you later
- StudentWhat do the waves have to do with an antenna
- Studentis it dead skin
Bugscope Teamthey really do not have skin -- they have a shell, which is like armor, so they need to have the little setae to poke through that to sense things
- Studentso long mich
- Studentdo some of the bugs scare you or do you have no fear!?
Bugscope Teameveryone has fears, and yeah, some bugs scare me
- Studentwhy is som hair white and some grey
Bugscope Teamjust the way it looks -- like scales, kind of. it is the way the antenna grew
- Studentwhat bug is this
Bugscope Teamthis is a cricket antenna
- Studentsome sorry
- Studentis this a broken off antenna
Bugscope Teamwell, these are setae on an antenna, i'm not sure if the antenna is broken?
- StudentWhich ones are you afriad of?
Bugscope Teamwell, mosquitos kinda freek me out, because i know they can carry disease, really nasty stuff
- Studentdoesit make calls for mating
Bugscope Teamyes it does; it uses its legs
- Studentsorry about the typo will was typing
- Studentwhy are the spikes different colors
Bugscope Teamwell, i'm not sure, but i think it's just because it is in the scope, and the electrons are charging some of the setae more than others.
- Studentus too
- StudentWhat are those skailly looking things on it.
Bugscope Teamon the antenna?
- Studenthow does a cricket make that noice at night
Bugscope Teamit rubs its legs a certain way; it is called stridulating
Bugscope Teamit rubs its legs together
- Studentwhy are there holes
Bugscope Teamwell, some of the holes are on the background double-sided tape we stick the bugs to
- 12:30 pm
- Studentwhat is the thing in the bottom right?
- Studentyeah sorry about that.
- Studentis this the crickets head
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the spider
- Bugscope Team's claws
- Studentis this dangerous? if you get pinched?
Bugscope Teamno it is too small for you to feel
- StudentI brought thbug to school
- Student why is the spider claw hairy
Bugscope Teamspiders also have sensory hairs, and they need them because they often have very poor eyesight
- Studentwhat are those feather like things
Bugscope Teami'm not sure, i think to help feel things it is grasping
- Studentsorry for the typo
- Studentgood. From marmar. Awww from lele
- Studentwhy does it look like a tiny peakock
- Studentare any of the bugs you handle poisonous?
Bugscope Teamsometimes, but they are almost always dead. we did get a live scorpion once, but it was sick
- Studentcreepy!!!!!!! :0
- Studentis that a common house spider
- Studentwhat is the spikey thing in the backround
Bugscope Teamthose are long setae
- Studenthow do they have bad eyesite with eight eyes
Bugscope Teamsome of them do see well, but they depend more on the ability to sense vibrations
- Studentbecauscaught one befor
- Studenthow big is it ?
- Studentis it deadly
- Studentwhat is the holes
Bugscope Teamsome of the setae fall out of the exoskeleton, thus the holes
- Studentis that a powerful part of the spider
Bugscope Teamno just one of the claws
- StudentI would never look at bugs this close but now I know how cool they are.
Bugscope Teamrock on!
- Studentoh cool
- Studentwhatall those parts
- Bugscope Teamspiders can do this thing where if they sense poison entering a leg, they can make the leg fall off.
- TeacherWhen my next class comes in can we just continue what we're doing, with them logging in with their names? I'll show them different bugs so you don't have to answer the same questions.
Bugscope Teamsure, that's fine with us. whatever works best for you
- Bugscope Teamit is called autotomizing
- StudentI mean what are all of those parts for
Bugscope Teamwe don't know exactly what all of the parts are for, but likely some of them help it with its web
- Studentcan sj answer some questions please ? I'm asking nicely
Bugscope Teamsorry, we are trying to answer everything, please ask again
- Studentwhat are the tall things with the dots on them :?
- 12:36 pm
- StudentWho is Umesh_Thakkar
Bugscope TeamUmesh is a guy who helps us, and he is doing an important fellowship in DC
- Studentwhat type of spider is this
Bugscope TeamI am sorry we are not good at identifying spiders, and this one was partially squished
Bugscope Teami'm not sure, sorry
- Studentcan you tell how old a bug is
Bugscope Teamsometimes you can, but it's very difficult
- Studentis that grass under the claw
- Studentwhat about alex
Bugscope Teami'm sitting right next to the electron microscope
- Studentit looks like a dirtycocoa puff
- Studentwhat are those flakey bumps?
Bugscope Teami'm not sure, sorry, maybe they help sense things that the spider is grabbing with its claw
- Studentarent spiders arachnids?
Bugscope Teamyes they are!
- Bugscope Teamso are ticks!
- Bugscope TeamCompound eye!
- Bugscope Teamawesome
- Bugscope Teamthis is the eye of the weevil!
- Studentdoes all eyes look like that?
Bugscope Teammany compound eyes look much like that
- Studentit looks like a golf ball
Bugscope Teamsure does! but it is an eye, trust us
- Bugscope Teamyou can see it has a couple of hundred facets
- Bugscope Teamthose bumps are the individual facets of the compound eye, each one has a lens in it
- Studentwhy is it called the compound eye
- StudentWhy is it callled a compound eye
Bugscope Teamit is made up of hundreds of individual facets called ommatidia. it is made of many parts, thus it is a compound eye
- Studentwhat is the difference of a compound eye and a regular eye
Bugscope Teama regular eye is called an ocellus or a stemmata
- Studentwhat is the deadlist type of bug you ever looked at
- Studentwhat is the bump on the eye
- Studentwhat bug is this
- Studentwoa why does it look like a snake skin
- Studentwhy is there hexagon shapes
- Studentwhy does it look like a bee hive
Bugscope Teamwell, the shape is hexagonal so that the surface can be curved yet completely covered. think about it, you couldn't curve it like that if the facets had to be square, right?
- Studentthat was also will
- StudentThats facinating
- Studentwhat is around the eye
- Studenthow does it defend itself
Bugscope Teamnot sure how the weevil defends itself; it may release chemicals
- Bugscope Teamand a compound eye has many facets, like hundreds and sometimes thousands of tiny lenses
- Studentwhat are the things around the eye\
Bugscope Teamthose a scales
- Bugscope Teamhuman eyes have a single lens in a movable socket. bugs don't have eyes like that. they have unmovable sockets, but to compensate, they have hundreds of facets, each with a lens in them
- Studentwhat are the shell thingys around it? this t
- 12:41 pm
- Studentthat time it was me jake :)
- Bugscope Teammosquitos, butterflies, moths, silverfish, and some weevils have scales
- Studentdaniel wants to know what are those things around the eye
- Bugscope Teamscales, sorry
- Bugscope Teamif you had compound eyes you would be able to sense changes in the view (motion) much more quickly.
- Studentwhat are those hexagon things
Bugscope Teamthose are the individual facets of the eye, called ommatidia
- Studentwhat is on the eye
- Student what is that looks like jelly stuff?
- Studentdo you know why all eyes are circular?
Bugscope Teamnot all are circular but many are, and it has to do with maximizing the field of view and the ability to see
- Bugscope Teamah, here is another compound eye, just much closer
- Studentwhat is the worm
Bugscope Teamthat is a seta
- Studentwhat ids the hair?
Bugscope Teamthat is a seta, some compound eyes have setae on them, to help sense wind while the insect is flying
- Bugscope Teamcool, you can see a setae sticking out of the eye too
- Studentcan the bug look in many different directions at one time
Bugscope Teamit can see in many different directions at once, you are right!
Bugscope Teamtotally, all because the compound eye is curved and has many ommatidium pointing in all directions
- Studentit looks like a honey comb
- Studentsorry for the typo i do not do typos often
- Studentis a wasp compound eye different from the one we just saw
- Studentwhats a seta
- Studentexept it's grey not yellow
- Studentwhat is a seta
Bugscope Teamseta (singular), setae (plural), the hair type things...
- Studentwhy arnt the hexagons equal
Bugscope Teamsometimes they are a little more perfect looking, but here they aren't; it is normal
- StudentI know I say this all the time but this is AWESOME
Bugscope Teamright on
- Studentwhy is the eye SO dirty
Bugscope Teamoh, you'd look just as dirty at this mag as well. there is dirt and dust all over this world
- Studentwhere does it live
- Studentwhat is brochosomes?
Bugscope Teambrochosomes are tiny pellets that look like soccerballs made of wax
- Studenthow are our eyes different from bugs?
Bugscope Teamhumans have a much more complex eye socket, the lens can move around in it. insect eyes can't do that. but to compensate, they have tons of sockets
- Studentwhat is a brochosomes
Bugscope Teamcool! a brochosome is a special product from a leafhopper
- Studentcan you keep these as a pet
- Bugscope Teamonly leafhoppers can make brochosomes
- Studentwhat is a leafhopper
Bugscope Teamit is an insect that lives on plants, on the juices from the leaves and stems
- Studentwhat are the white bumps
- 12:46 pm
- Studenthave these been around since prehistoric times
Bugscope Teamyes, i think some beetles go back millions of years
- Studentand the holes
- Studentis the eye gray or is it just the microscope
Bugscope Teamjust the microscope, which sees in gray scale
- Studentwhat is under the brecchosomes?
- Studentwhat is the the tubr
Bugscope Teamthat is a spine on the wasp's abdomen
- Studentwhat are the honey comb looking things
Bugscope Teamthose are the brochosomes
Bugscope Teamthose are the brochosomes!
- Studentwhy does it look like honey combs i want to eat themm Jamie
Bugscope Teamyeah, they look yummy, don't they?
- Studentwhat is that stick thingy
- Bugscope Teamheh
- StudentWhat is under the brochosomes?
Bugscope Teamthe surface of the wasp's abdomen
- Studentwhats the stem
- StudentFrom the other picture
- Studentwhat are those splatches
- Studentwhat is the web
- Bugscope Teamthis is highly magnified, 18,000x now
- Studentwhat are the white dots that surround it
- Bugscope Teambrochosomes are VERY small, you can fit half a million of them in one meter
- StudentWhat is an abdomen?
Bugscope Teamstomach area
- Studentwhy is hte surface so bumpy
Bugscope Teamwell, remember, we are magnified at 18,000x here, that means we'll see detail you wouldn't otherwise
- Studentwhat kind of car do you own?
Bugscope Team68 El Camino
- Bugscope Teamor even a million of them...
- Studentwhat kind of wasp is this
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool, I think it is an ichneumon wasp but I am not sure
- Studentwhat is the pocket on the top
Bugscope Teamthat is a compound eue
- Studentis it standing
- Studentis that a compound eye
- Bugscope Teameye
- StudentOh wow
- Studentwhy dose it have hair
Bugscope Teamthe hair (setae) helps it sense its environs; it may also serve to help identify it to other wasps, and it may also help provide lift in the air
Bugscope Teamall insects have setae, that's how they feel things
- Studentwhat are the hairy thing next to its eyes?
- Studentwhy are the eyes so big
Bugscope Teamwell, the more facets they have, the better they can sense movement, very important for flying
- Studentdoes this wasp have a stinger
- Studenthow manY spots are in there eyes
Bugscope Teamthousands, flying insects usually have thousands of facets, called ommatidia
- Studentwhere is it's eye?
- Studentwhat is the two tubes on its head
Bugscope Teamantenna of some kind
- Studentare those fangs
- Studenthow long does the average wasp live
Bugscope Teamprobably 4 or 5 weeks
- 12:51 pm
- Student why does it have such a skiney neak
- StudentDoes he have nose?
Bugscope Teamno, insects don't have noses, they smell with those hairs (setae) and they breath through spiracles (holes on the sides of their bodies)
- Studentwhy are the atenna stuck together
Bugscope Teamthey are very close, but at the ends they are separated
- Studentwas the microscope alot of money?
Bugscope Teamabout $600,000
- Studentwhen did you start studying bugs
- Studentis it's mouth cracked
Bugscope Teamno it has jaws with those toothlike shapes to them
Bugscope Teamwhy what?
- Studenthow tall are those attenae
- Studentdoes a wasp have fangs
Bugscope Teamno it has those jaws that open side to side but no fangs
- Studentwhat is the thing in the bottom left corner
Bugscope Teamthat's the body of the wasp
- StudentWhy does it live a seasomn
Bugscope Teamwell, worker wasps are busy little dudes, and many don't need to live very long. a queen would live much longer.
- Studentdo you like your job
Bugscope Teamlove it. go for a job that interests you, it makes work fun and worth while
- Studentis that thing in the bottom right corner a wing or not
Bugscope Teamyes it is the base of the wings; there are four wings
- Studentseason i mean
- Studentdoes the tube coming out from his head connect to someting?
Bugscope Teamthose were the antennae, in the middle rising up
- StudentThis has been really fun. We leave the lab in like 4 minutes. SADNESS
Bugscope TeamThank You!
- Studentwhats the hole on the side
- Studentis this a strong part of a wasp
- Studentdoes that claw hurt?
Bugscope Teamit is too small to hurt
- Studentis that the stingger
- StudentYour welcome
- Bugscope Teamyou all ROCKED, thank YOU!
- Studentlooks likea leaf
- Studentis that the thing that stings you
Bugscope Teamno it is a claw; we could not find the stinger
- Studenthurt you and hurts
- Studentwhat does the wasp eat
- Studentwhy are ther lines
Bugscope Teamthe lines are ridges that strengthen the claw
- StudentShould you get a financially secured job or a job you enjoy?
Bugscope Teamwell, that is your decision ultimately, but i would suggest a job you like is more important.
- 12:56 pm
- Studentis that grass in the back round?\
- Studentwhy could not find it
- Studentos the microscope bigger than me? (i am about 5 ft 5)
Bugscope Teamit is bigger than Alex, even, and he is over 6 ft tall
- Studenthow many classes did you get bugs from?
Bugscope Teammaybe 25%
- Studentsorry i am 4 ft 5
- Studentit look like a leaf
- Studentit looks likeleaf
- Bugscope Teammarlemarle, we are all learning, everyone, even old people, we still learn about life and how to live it. what job to get, what to do, etc. only you can know for sure what is right for yourself.
- Studentit looks like a leaf
- Studentsee ya later
Bugscope Teamsee ya!
- Studentwhat is your favorit part of this jobb
Bugscope Teamthis is it; we don't do this all of the time
- Studentgoodbye thankyou
- Bugscope TeamThank You for all of your questions
- Studentthanks you
- Studentthank you guys.we lerned alot
Bugscope Teamyou are totally welcome
- Studentbye! thanks!
- Studentsee you later
- StudentTHANK YOU we leaned alot
- Student>:< i wish we had longer
Bugscope Teamask your teacher to do another session sometime
- Bugscope Teamsee you next time!
- Studentthank you for everything
- StudentThanks for the FUNNESS. PEACE LOVE AND HAPPINESS
- Studentthanks a whole bunch it was cool see ya! jake hres will:) (: ( bye
- Bugscope Teamokay, we are ready for your next bunch. this is going great mrs. palmer... good session
- 1:01 pm
- Bugscope TeamHi Jac!
- Bugscope TeamLet us know if you have questions before this next session gets going.
- Bugscope Teamhi spencer&miles, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamhey, it's spencer and miles!
- Bugscope TeamXavier and Sam!
- Teacherthe next group should be looging in now
- Bugscope Teamwelcome to bugscope, students of riverside elementary
- Studentso what kind of bug is this
Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of the claw of a wasp
- Bugscope Teamthis is a wasp
- Bugscope Teamthe claw of a wasp
- Studentcool is that the stinger?
Bugscope Teamwell, no, we couldn't find the stinger, this is a claw, like a hand
Bugscope Teamno this is one of the claws on one of the limbs
- Studentwhat are those bumps on the wings
- Studentwhat is the sise of the micrscope you use to see the bugs
Bugscope Teamwell, the whole thing is the size of a desk, the chamber the bugs are in is about the size of a bread basket
- StudentHow magnified is this picture?
Bugscope Teamcheck out the magnify level, right now 387x, but the scope can magnify up to 800,000x, click on the scale bar in the lower left, you'll get more info
- Studentwhat kind of bugs do you study?
- Studentwhat is the upside-down h and w stand for?
Bugscope Teammu and m
- Studentwhat kind of microscope are you using
Bugscope Teamthis is an electron microscope, it uses electrons to get the image, not light
- Studentwhat part is this
- StudentWhy does it have quils
Bugscope Teamthose quill-like things are setae that help it sense touch, and smell and hot and cold
- Bugscope Teamit stands for micro meter
- Studentwhat is this?
Bugscope Teamthere now you can see it better
- Studentwhat kind of wasp is this
Bugscope TeamI was thinking it was an ichneumonid waps, which can drill into wood to lay eggs, but it is hard to tell
- Bugscope Teamsince we are not using light to get the image, we don't have color. but the upside to using electrons is the magnification is way way high
- StudentIs this a leg?
- 1:06 pm
- Studenthave you ever collected bugs before?
- Studentwhat is the big needle called?
- Studentcan you show the stinger
Bugscope Teamsorry, but we coulnd't find the stinger
- Studentis this a spider
- Studenthow long is this stinger
Bugscope Teamthe stinger is missing; this is one of the arms
Bugscope Teamthis is a claw
- StudentThats so cool!
- StudentAre those hairs?!!
Bugscope Teamwell, kinda like hairs, they are called setae (pronounced see-tee), they help the bug to sense its environment
- Studentthat is too bad
Bugscope Teamyeah, sorry, sometimes we can get a stinger, sometimes not
- StudentWhat is the coolest bug you've ever seen?
Bugscope Teamwe have seen some super cute weevils
- Studenthow long is the arm
- Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of the mosquito proboscis
- Studentis that where it sucks blood
- Bugscope Teamsee, insects have a hard outer shell, called an exoskeleton. they can't feel anything with that exoskeleton. so those hairs (setae) stick through the exoskeleton to nerves underneath, that's how they feel things
- Studentwhy do mosquitoes drink blood
- StudentWhat is the thing at the end of the nose?
- Bugscope Teamand you can see part of the fascicle, the part that sticks into you, at the end
- Studentwhen you first look at this did it creep you out
Bugscope Teamyep, totally
Bugscope Teamyes a little
- Studentwhy is the noes rough
Bugscope Teamit has junk on it, and it looks that way because underneath the junk are barbs that cut into your skin
- StudentDo misquitoes mate?
- Bugscope Teamhey, this is the stinger!! did you find it scott?
- Studentwhy did you decide to do this?
- Bugscope Teamgood work
- Studentwhat is the fasicicle
Bugscope Teamthe part of the mosquito that has all of the cutting stylets and the siphon tube and sticks into your skin to get the blood out
- Studentis the stinger where it sucks blood
- StudentWould this stuff look different if the bug was alive?
Bugscope Teamhmm, interesting question. i'm not sure, but i think it would look simliar
- Studenthow long was this
- Studenthow small is a micrometer
Bugscope Teama micrometer, or micron, is one one-thousandth of a millimeter
- Studentwhy does the bug do that
Bugscope Teamfood = survival = live longer. always a good thing for an organism
- Studentwhat is the actual size of the nose
Bugscope Teamseveral mm long
- StudentHow long is the nose in cm.
Bugscope Teamabout 0.4 cm
- 1:12 pm
- Studentwhich mosquito sucks blood?
Bugscope Teamthe female mosquito sucks blood; if it does not get a blood meal it cannot lay its eggs
- StudentHow much blood does a misquito suck a day?
- Studenthow fast can a mosquito hatch
- Studentwhat kind of a mosqueto is this
Bugscope Teami'm not sure, sorry
- Studentdo you study crickets
Bugscope Teamwe have some but we do not study them
- StudentDoes a mosquito need blood to live?
- Studentis this nose of a full grown mosqueto
Bugscope Teamyes it is
- StudentSORRY IS IT A MALE OR A FEMALE
Bugscope Teami do not know, sorry
- Bugscope Teammales do not bite
- Studentwhat would be the differance
Bugscope Teammales also have frilly antennae
- Bugscope Teamah, thanks scott
- Studentare females larger than males
Bugscope Teamsometimes they are fatter
- Studenthow many eggs does a mosquito lay per year?
- Studentwould it drink a blood of a cow
Bugscope Teamsome would
- Studentwhere did you find this misqueto?
Bugscope Teamsomeone sent it to us
- Studentthank you
- Studenthow did you catch it
Bugscope Teamwe catch them in bottles sometimes
- StudentWhich gender of mosquitos is more dominate?
Bugscope Teamthe females are the ones that are more aggressive, because they are the ones that bite
- Studenthow do you tell if it is male/female?
- Studentzoom out
Bugscope Teammrs. palmer has control of the scope now
- Studentwhy do fleas only bite furry things?
Bugscope Teamthey could bite things that are not furry but maybe it is harder to hold onto something that is not furry
- Studentsorry we forgot
- Bugscope Teamso, the female mosquito does not require blood, but the male usually does.
- Studentwhat is the differance of a nose of a baby mosqueto or a full grown mosqueto
- Bugscope Teamboth male and female mosquitos feed on nectar as well
- Studenthow far would it be able to fly in a day
- Studentwhat part is this
- Studentwhat is THIS???
- Studentwhy does the mosquito appear black and white under the microscope
Bugscope Teamwhen we look at things using this microscope we are not collecting light; we are collecting signal from secondary electrons that have been ejected from the sample
Bugscope Teamthis is an electron microscope, it uses electron to image things, not light. since color is a product of light, and since there is no light in the scope, we don't see color
- Studentwhy do mosquitoes have feathers
Bugscope Teamscale, not feathers
- StudentWhy do miqueto wings have featthers
- Studentcan the wings atack
- 1:17 pm
- Studentwhy do they look so stringy
Bugscope Teamthis is right at the end of the wing, and it is a sort of fringe
- Studentwhat part of the mosquito is this?
- Studenthow many times does a mosquito wing go up and down in a second
- StudentHow many times a second do mosquitos flap their wings?
Bugscope Teamgood question, but i don't know the answer, sorry
- StudentHow come the scales look like feathers
- Studentdo mosquitoes have scales when they are young?
Bugscope Teamnot when they are larvae, I don't think they do, because they are in water
- Student do these help them fly
Bugscope Teamyes, the scales are light weight and that helps the mosquito to be able to fly
- Studentwhere do mosquetoes like to reproduce
Bugscope Teamthey lay their eggs in stagnant water, or still water
- StudentHave you ever discovered any new species?
Bugscope Teamheh, no, i'd called it alexsquito!
- Studentis the bug 40 micrometers, or is the bug itself?
Bugscope Teamthe scalebar is 40 micrometers long to give us a sense of the lengths of everything near it
- Studentdo these scales enhance the mosquitos flying ability
- StudentDo you study things like this all day
Bugscope Teamwe do a lot of different things at our jobs, looking at bugs is only a small part
- Studentwhy do mosquito wings have feathers?
Bugscope Teamthe things that look like feathers are scales, and one thing you can do it if you have scales is slip out of a spider web
- StudentHow many scales are on a mosqitos wings?
- Studentwhat do the larva eat
- Studenthow fast can a mosquito fly
Bugscope Teamthey are said to be able to fly 1 to 3 km per hour and 3 to 4 hours straight, so it means they can fly a couple of miles in a few hours
- Studentwhat is the rarest bug you have found so far?
- StudentDo you enjoy your jobs?
Bugscope Teamoh yeah
- Studentwhy are they not congruent
- Studentwhy are the scales diff\
- StudentWhy do female spiders eat they're kids?
Bugscope Teamsometimes they are just hungry and will eat anything
- Studenton the head what is the open part
- StudentWhy do female black widows eat their mates?
Bugscope Teamfood, maybe?
- 1:22 pm
- Studentwhate do they eat
- Studentwhy are the sides of the flies head look so rounded
Bugscope Teamthose are the eyes: compound eyes
Bugscope Teamthose are the compound eyes
- Studentdid it creep you out
- Studentis this bug poisonous
Bugscope Teamno, a damselfly is not poisonous
- Studentwhat do damselflys do?
Bugscope Teamthey eat other insects
- StudentAre their legs jointed?
Bugscope Teamyes they are
- StudentDo the Damsel Fly have eyes?
Bugscope Teamoh yes
- Studentis it upside down
Bugscope Teamyes it is on its back so you can see its mouthparts
- Studentdid it creep you out
- Studentis this fly dead
Bugscope Teamyes it is dead
- StudentAre those hairs on the legs?
Bugscope Teamnot hairs, setae
- Studentcan this bug fly
Bugscope Teamyes it can; it has four wings
- StudentWhere do you find a Damsel FLy?
Bugscope Teamyou can catch them in traps or with a big net
- Bugscope Teamdamselflys are also known to feed on spiders
- Studentits head looks like two lobsters!!!
Bugscope Teamheh, lobsterhead
- Studentwow how many eyes do they have
Bugscope Teamat least two compound eyes; I am not sure if it has ocelli or not
- StudentWhat are the antenae like things
- StudentDo they eat any other bugs?
Bugscope Teamyes they do!
- Studentdo they have claws
Bugscope Teamyep, most insects do have claws
- StudentWhy do flies have separated eyes?
Bugscope Teamyeah, good question, they have two compound eyes, one on either side of the head. this allows the fly to have a much great range of sight, which is very important when flying around
- StudentWhat other bugs do they eat?
- StudentWhat would you do if you found a bug in your house?
Bugscope Teamheh, i usually let it go. i'm a sucker for bugs now. if it's a mosquito, i kill it though...
- Studentwhere is the thing they suck blood with located
- StudentHow big are they?
- Studentwould this fly eat a entire chickin
Bugscope Teamgiven enough time, it would try...
- Studentsorry we had tenichal difficlties
- StudentAre those folded things arms?
Bugscope Teamthose are palps, which are accessory mouthparts
- Studentben really realy?
- Studentwow i fell sorry for the chicken
- StudentHow long is this bug in cm.?
- StudentWhat happens when a black widow bites you?
Bugscope Teamit injects venom that rots your skin and muscle
- 1:27 pm
- Studentcan they bite and if they do does it hurt?
Bugscope TeamI don't think they bite people, and their mouths are fairly small
- Studentwhat are the little hairs on it
Bugscope Teamnot hairs, setae, they help the insect to feel its environment
- StudentI love chicin
- StudentAre scorpions considered bugs?
Bugscope Teamthey are not insects; they're related to spiders
- Studenthow big does the enemy bug have to be for this bug to eat it?
- Studentwhere would it live
- Studentwhy do they have such big eyes
Bugscope Teamso they can see things that are moving very fast, there's thousands of lenses in those compound eyes
- Studentis that on the inside or outside of the bug
- Studentooooooooooooooooh creeaappppyyyyy
- StudentWhat is it biting?
- StudentWhat type of enviornment do these bugs live in?
Bugscope Teamthis is a spider
- StudentAre spiders aarachnids?
- Bugscope Teamvery cool, this is where the venom comes out of the spider
- StudentWhat do poison pores do?
Bugscope Teamwell, that's where the poison comes out when the spider bites you
- Studentwhat kind of spider is this?
Bugscope Teami'm not sure
- Studentwhat is the gapcalled
- StudentWhat kind of spider is it?
- Studentwhat part of the spider is this?
Bugscope Teamthe tip of one of the fangs
- StudentIs this the inside of a bug?
- Bugscope Teamspiders inject poison into their prey, and the poison rots the inside of the prey -- dissolves it. Then the spider sucks it all back up like a milkshake.
- StudentHow big is the fang?
- Studentwhat are the tubes that look like veins called
- StudentWhat is the dark spot?
Bugscope Teamthat is the pore
Bugscope Teamthat's the pore in the fang, where the poison comes out of
- Studentooh he has a cavity...
- Studentis that the only fang are there two?
- Bugscope Teamthere's the two fangs
- Studenthow would the sting feel to you
Bugscope Teamoften you do not feel it bite
- Studentcool twofangs
- StudentWhat is this dark area in the middle?
- StudentWhat's the stringy stuff?
- Bugscope Teamthe stringy stuff is fungus
- Studentit's hard to tell this is a spider...
Bugscope Teamif mrs palmer zooms out more, you can start to see the spider
- Studentcan this pop a ballon
Bugscope Teammaybe if it could extend a bit
- Studentwhat are the two nedles
Bugscope Teamthose are spider fangs, tips of the fangs
- Studentwhy does the spider have fungi?
Bugscope Teamprobably started to rot after it dies
- 1:32 pm
- StudentHow many teeth does a spider have?
Bugscope Teamit does not really have teeth, and we are looking at the fangs
- StudentHow much venom can this spider inject?
- Bugscope Teamafter it died, that is
- Studentthe two needles are the fangs i think
- StudentAre those vains inside the spider
- Bugscope Teamnow you can see the whole spider
- Studentnow i see it
- Studentwhere is this located
Bugscope Teamwe are in urbana, illinois
- Bugscope Teamhe's kinda a big fella
- Studentisit a turantula
Bugscope Teamno it is very small, a different species
- Studentwhere would the spider like to live
- StudentWhat part of the spider is this?
- Bugscope Teammrs palmer, the minimum X of the scope is around 40x...
- StudentWhat type of enviornment does this spider live in?
Bugscope Teamwe are not sure where this came from, but probably a somewhat protected environment, and they are often territorial, not moving around much
- Studentthis is very neat
- Studentbuck teeth
- Studenthes huge and is this spider upside down
- StudentWhat bug has the fastest-acting poison, and which one has the deadliest?
- Studenthaha hahah buck teeth
- StudentHow fast can spiders go?
- Studentwhat is the point of these hairs
Bugscope Teamso the spider can feel its environment
- Studentwhat would it like to eat
Bugscope Teamit is a predatory organism, so it feeds on insects and the like
- StudentHow many species of spiders are their?
Bugscope Teamwell, today we know of about 40,000 different species of spider, but that is growing
- StudentDo they feed off of other bugs?
- Studentso what is a tarsus
Bugscope Teamthe tarsi are the last four or five segments of the arm or leg
- Studentit looks like a grappling hook
Bugscope Teamyes it does!
- StudentAre those antenae?
Bugscope Teamno those are claws
- StudentWhat is is that?!!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a claw
- Studentwhat are the hook shaped things
- Bugscope Teama beetle claw
- StudentWhich segment of the leg is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is the final segment, where the claw is
- Studentwhere is the tarsis
Bugscope Teamthe tarsis is behind the claw
- Studentwhat bug?
- Bugscope Teamthey open and close when a tendon-like thing called an unguitractor pulls up or down
- StudentIs there a reason it looks like an anchor?
Bugscope Teamin a way; it is used for grasping and hooking onto things
- 1:38 pm
- Studentwhere is this tarsus located
- StudentWhat bug is this?
- Studentwhat are the spikes in the background
Bugscope Teamthose are spines on the arm that help it keep from getting bitten
- StudentWhat bug has the fastest-acting poison, and which one has the deadliest?
Bugscope Teami'm not sure, sorry
- Studentit has pointy things on its claw
- StudentIs this just a part of the bug or the whole thing?
- Studentwhat bug is this
- StudentWhat is the little bumps on the claw?
- StudentAre those claws?
- Studentis the bottom one broken
Bugscope Teamyeah, it's cracked at the tip
- StudentWhat is this in the background?
- StudentHow big is the claw?
- Studentwhat kind of microscope do you use?
Bugscope Teaman electron microscope
- StudentWhat is this?
Bugscope Teama beetle claw
- Studentwas it like that when you got it
- StudentHow many species of beetles are there?
Bugscope Teamprobably hundreds of thousands
- Bugscope Teamthere is an ant that has a very poisonous sting
- StudentWhy is the claw torn near the bottom?
Bugscope Teamaccidents happen
- StudentWhat ant is that where does it live
Bugscope Teami think there are some dangerous fire ants in south america
- StudentDo these beetles fight?
Bugscope Teamsome will, yes
- Studentdoes the tarsus have hair
Bugscope Teamyes, but not hairs, setae. setae is found all over insects
- Studenthow many legs does a beetle have
Bugscope Teamsix, always six
- Studentis it a
- StudentWow that is alot of species?
Bugscope TeamI think they are the most numerous
- Studentwhy are there only two claws
Bugscope Teamthere are probably six pairs of claws
- Studentunless one falls off
- Studentis it all bone
Bugscope Teamthe exoskeleton is made of chitin, which is like what our fingernails are made of, or like a shrimp shell
- Studenthaha good one sam
- Studentxavier sez woah
- StudentHow big is the cricket claw?
Bugscope Team200 micron
- Studentwhat are the hairs for
- StudentIf a bug's exoskeleton cracked open, would their insides ooze out?
Bugscope Teamyeah, pretty much
- 1:43 pm
- StudentWhat are the little bumps on the claw
Bugscope Teamthat's where the setae are stick out right?
- StudentI didn't know that crickets have claws!
Bugscope Teamyeah, it's cool, most insects have claws of some kind
- StudentHow many different colors can a cricket be?
- Studentis thate setea
- Bugscope Teambeetles cannot type like we do, though
- StudentIIs the surface of the claw prikley?
- Studentare those hairs or setae and what do they do
Bugscope Teamthey are setae, and most of them are mechanosensory -- touch sensory like cat whiskers
- StudentThat makes sense
- Studentgood to know
- StudentThis is cool
- Studentwhat are tose hairs
Bugscope Teamsetae, they sense their environment with setae
- StudentDo you have a picture of their insides?
Bugscope Teamwe have imaged the insides in the past
- StudentWhat is the difference between hairs and setae?
Bugscope Teamwell, insects don't have hairs really. these are all setae. they help insects to sense their environment
- StudentIs this a zoom in of the same picture?
- Studentis that setea
- StudentDoes a cricket kill anything with its claw?
Bugscope Teamwell, i think it could, not sure it does that on a regular basis though
Bugscope Teammore likely it bites something to kill it
- Bugscope Teamthis is live imaging -- they are not really pictures
- StudentO.O wow this bug has a lot of setae..
Bugscope Teamtotally. insects are covered in setae
- Studentcool pollen
- Bugscope Teama pollen grain!
- Bugscope Teamsetae act like our skin does. so yeah, they have lots of setae
- Studentpollen is pointie
Bugscope Teamyes it helps it stick to things and get dispersed that way
- Studentwhate flower is the pollon from
- Studentwoah does that hurt the bug?
Bugscope Teamnot really
- StudentIs this photo from a black cricket?
Bugscope Teamthis is a live image, not a photo, although of course it looks like a photo
- StudentWhy is is it so spiky
- StudentHow far may this cricket carry the pollen grain?
Bugscope Teamfor its entire life, i could imagine
- StudentDo crickets feed off of other bugs
- Bugscope Teamit is from a brown cricket
- StudentWhy do cricets make sounds?
Bugscope Teamthey want to attract other crickets as mates
- Studentwhy is it under the hair
Bugscope Teamthat's where the pollen ended up, just happened that way
- Studentwhat flower is the pollen from
Bugscope Teamnot sure; many pollen look like this
- Studentwhy do the setae have little ridges
- Studentsetae looks like yarn from up close
Bugscope Teamthese do. some are smooth
- StudentWhat are the chances that it will carry it all its life?
- 1:48 pm
- StudentDon't crickets make noise by rubbing there wings together?
Bugscope Teamtheir legs
- StudentIs it from a black cricket?
- Bugscope Teama brown cricket, sorry, not a black cricket
- Studentwhat part is it sticking to
- Bugscope Teamif you take the mag down you can see where we are
- Studentdo crickets have jointed legs?
Bugscope Teamyes they do, and this is on one of the joints
- StudentI thought is was a brown cricket
Bugscope Teambrown cricket
- Studentwhate crickot is this
- StudentOh! their legs!
- StudentYou're welcome!
- Studentwhat cricket is this
- Studentis it covered in pollen
- Studentthis is so cool how you discover what kind of insects are on the screen!~
- StudentWhy are the setae spiraled?
Bugscope TeamI think those are touch receptors, and they are stronger if they are spiral compared to being flat
Bugscope Teami'm just not sure, sorry
- Studentwhat part of the cricket on
- StudentHow many pollen grains can the cricket collect it at a time?
Bugscope Teamsometimes hundreds, but here there only seem to be a few
- StudentWhy do wasps have big eyes?
Bugscope Teamthey fly, and they need to be able to see well
- Studenthead of wasp WOAH TALK ABOUT STAR WARS...
- Studentis it dead
Bugscope Teamyes, all the bugs are dead. we need them to be still when we look at them so close
Bugscope Teamyes it is!
- Studentthat is so cool
- Bugscope Teamants and bees and wasps are related
- Studentare those big bulgy things the eyes
- StudentWhy don't they have eyelids?
Bugscope Teamthey do not have skin, so no eyelids
- Studentdoes it have setea
Bugscope Teamyep, lots of setae, you are getting the idea :)
- StudentIs it true that insects can see thousands of ways?
Bugscope Teamthey can collect thousands of images and form them into a coherent whole that also lets them gauge motion
- 1:53 pm
- StudentThose eyes are huge, Man!!!
Bugscope Teamtotally dude
- Studenthairy also
Bugscope Teamwell, not hairy really... setae-y
- StudentSHAVE CRICKIT! (improvising)
Bugscope Teamshaved cricket wouldn't be able to feel anything at all!
- StudentWhat does a wasp eat?
- StudentCan bugs die by crashing into windows?
Bugscope Teamwell, they could yes, but they rarely do. those setae would help to let the insect know that the air pressure is changing, and it would fly another direction
- Studentsince the eyes of a wasp have many little squares in the eyes do they see many images of the thing they are looking at
- Studentthank you so much it is so cool
- StudentThank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
- StudentThank you so much for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Studentthank you! Bye!
- Studenttttttttthhhhhhaaaannnnkkkyyyooouuu we have learned alot
- Bugscope Teamyou all were AWESOME!!!
- Bugscope Teamthank you!
- Studentploopyyyyyy! that means thank you
- Bugscope Teamit was our pleasure to help you and answer your questions
- Studentfofi: I learned so much thanks !!!!!
- StudentThank you! We learned so much today!
- Student thank you for the coment see you later :)
- Studentthank you so much bye !
- Bugscope Teammrs. palmer, remember, all the chat and images are saved to your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-130
- Studentthank you for answering our questions, we learned alot
- Bugscope TeamWasps as adults are said to feed on nectar and honeydew, but they also feed their young other insect parts
- Bugscope Teaminsects have nerves on the inside that are connected to the setae on the outside, so they can feel, and they can feel pain...
- Bugscope Teampalmer, any last questions?
- Bugscope Teamremember your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-130
- Bugscope Teamyou can review all the chat and images on that page, long after the session
- 1:59 pm
- TeacherThanks, , I'll be checking back later to read their questions more carefully. This was great. I will definitely be doing it again!!
- Bugscope Teamok, nice session every, we are closing it down... cool mrs p, great work!
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- Bugscope Teamgreat sessions
- Bugscope Teamgood bye!