Connected on 2011-03-08 10:45:00
from Arlington, Virginia, United States
- 10:29 am
- TeacherI am logging computers on now for students to use during the session. We are so excited to partake in the project!
- Bugscope TeamCool! Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamwe're making the presets
- Bugscope TeamThis is Scot. Scot = Kaos right now
- Bugscope TeamCate is on the SEM, making the presets
- 10:34 am
- TeacherI will be bring in the first class around 11:50 ... I have five computers up and I think we'll have some parents joining in as well as guests.
- TeacherWelcome Mrs. P ... students are still at recess, but we will be getting started soon.
- GuestCan't wait
- 10:40 am
- 10:45 am
- Bugscope TeamHello! Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamWe are remaking some of the presets.
- Bugscope Teamwe had a glitch in which they were not moving to the saved position on the 'scope
- Bugscope Teamso we may have to 'drive' the 'scope for you
- GuestSophie waz here
- TeacherAs you can see we are here and ready to go
- Guestcan u show us a stimk bug
- Gueststink srry
- Bugscope Teamd'oh cannot spell
- Guests the name of the huge bug
- Guestcool 8-)
- Bugscope TeamThere are two nice ones you sent us.
- Bugscope Teamthis is the center of the proboscis
- Guestwhen will it be ready?
- Bugscope Teamand now you can see the head
- GuestThis is cool
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes are slightly hidden under the legs
- 10:51 am
- Bugscope Teamthese are floret-shaped setae on the side of the head
- Guestdo you cut the big bug in half?
Bugscope Teamno we just mount them on a stub, usually on the dorsal side, so the ventral side shows
- TeacherWhich specimen is this?
Bugscope Teamthis is the sintkbug, one of them
- Bugscope Teamheh stinkbug!
- Guestwhat is the name of the big bug
- Bugscope Teamthat was the stink gland
- Guestcan we see the antennae?
- Bugscope Teamwe will be able to go back later -- Cate wants to try to re-do the presets
- Guestours has LAG
- Bugscope Teamoh the big bug, sorry -- that is a male Dobsonfly
- Guestoh that is super cool
- TeacherWhat would this gland do?
Bugscope Teamif you pester a stinkbug it produces a chemical that stings and also can burn your skin
- GuestWhat is a Dobsonfly?
- Guestwow what i sdat
- Bugscope Teamthis is a super tiny beetle
- Guestwhat is that
- Bugscope Teamand now we are looking at the compound eye facets -- the ommatida -- of the mosquito
- Guest is that the antenae
- 10:56 am
- Guestthat look sharp
- Bugscope Teamwe're making it so that your teacher will be able to select those places we're going by so quickly, and actually take the time to look at them
- Guestwhat is that
- Bugscope Teamthis is the other stinkbug
- GuestCan you tell us the pictures that you post?
- Bugscope Teamits eyes are much easier to see
- TeacherSo this was the very small insect we sent???
Bugscope Teamthe very small insect was the silverfish
- Guestr screen is messedc up
- Guestthose r big eyes
- Bugscope Teama very nice-looking silverfish
- Bugscope Teamsilverfish have scales, like moths and butterflies and mosquitoes
- Guestwhat is this part?
- Guestis that the skin?
- Bugscope Teamsorry we are moving so quickly just now
- Guestwow is that the head?
Bugscope Teamthis now is the wasp's antenna
- Guestit looks like hair
Bugscope Teamthey are called 'setae,' but yes they look just like hair
- Guestyah it does look liker hair
- Guestare thoes sharp
Bugscope Teamthey are sharp but flexible, mostly
- Guestwhoa whats that?
- GuestTHAT LOOKED COOL
- Guestis that the face?
Bugscope Teamyes that was the face of the wasp
- GuestThats probably the coolest
- Guestthose look like tusks
- Bugscope TeamMrs Jones you may drive now.
- Guestwhat is it
- Guestwhat is that part?
- Guestdrive what?
- Guestcan we change
- TeacherA question about the eye ... if it's a compound eye how many "eyes" are there usually?
Bugscope Teamthat depends on how much it relies on its sight
Bugscope Teamit really depends -- there may be 5000 facets in the eye of a large wasp, but 10 or 12 in some ants
- Guestwhat it that?
- Guestwoah BIG!
- Guestthat was a face of a wasp?
Bugscope Teamyes it was!
- Guestmagniy it more
- Guestis that the wasps claw?
- Guestwhat is inside the claw?
- 11:01 am
- Guesti don
- Guesti think this is thw wasps claw
- Bugscope TeamMrs Jones now has the ability to drive the 'scope, so she should be able to change the mag, select from the presets on the left, etc.
- Guesti knew it!!
- TeacherCan you tell us what specimen this is?
Bugscope Teamthis is the wasp's claw
- Bugscope Teamif you take the mag down you can see more of the body
- Guestis there a wasp?
- Guestcan we see the stinger?
- Guestwhat bug is that from
- Guestlooks like it
- Bugscope Teamthe folded thing between the claws is what helps the wasp cling to surfaces
- Guestthats creepy
- Guestweird wasp!
- Guestyea i wanna see stinger
Bugscope Teamthe abdomen was broken off, I am sorry. But the stinger was not visible in this case
- Guestthat's so gross
- Guestokay, thats creepy
- Guestit looks like its smiling
- Guestlooks like it is smileing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
- Guestyeah right
- Guestis that hair on it?
Bugscope Teamthe things that look like hair are called 'setae,' and they are sensory
- GuestCan we see the wing?
- Bugscope Teamthis is a parasitic wasp
- Guestwhat are those doughnut things
- Bugscope Teamsome setae are chemosensory, some are mechanosensory, and some are thermosensory
- Guestthat looks cool
- Guestcan we see a close up of the wings?
- Bugscope Teamso smell or taste, touch or wind, and hot/cold sensing
- Bugscope Teamthe wasp is sitting on carbon tape, which appears to have little holes in it
- Guestwhat does that mean?
- Guestlives on something
- Guestwhat does parasitic mean?
Bugscope Teamit lays eggs in other insects, like caterpillars. Then the eggs hatch and eat their host
- Bugscope Teamwe had an entomologist here a couple of weeks ago who studied parasitic wasps
- Guest*does it
- Bugscope Teamthey don't do it to humans
- GuestSo does this live on something
- Guestdoesit bite?
Bugscope Teamit can with it's mandibles, but they are very tiny, we wouldn't feel much pain, if any
- Bugscope Teamthe entomologist told us that there is a parasitic wasp for nearly every insect
- 11:06 am
- Guestwhere is the stinger/
Bugscope Teamthe stinger was inside the abdomen, and you could not see it -- I checked this morning, early
- Guestwhat is the spot?
- Bugscope TeamMrs Jones you should be able to select a new preset, from the choices on the left screen
- Bugscope Teamwhen you wish
- Guesthow did it get in there
- Guestis that a bug?
- Guestor a wart
- Guesttht is such a cool wing
Bugscope Teamyes they are. They usually have little hooks, called hamuli, that hook the fore- and hindwings together, but today I couldn't find them
- Bugscope Teamthe presets are areas we have found for you, but when you click on the preset the 'scope really does drive to that place
- Guestit looks ripped
- Guest( the spot in the middle of the wing)
Bugscope Teamit was where a piece of dirt was sitting, and then got blown away at some point
- Guesthmmm very cool
- Guestoh gross
- Guestr computer is super slow
- GuestSorry that was miles
- TeacherThe wing looks transparent ... do you know what the dark spot is?
Bugscope Teamthe electrons pass through very thin things like that. usually we cannot see through anything with this microscope
- Guestso the wing is transparent?
Bugscope Teamthey are, but the electrons don't see that. They bounce right off giving us a topographical view
- GuestWhat is that
Bugscope Teamthis is the head of the tiny insect you sent. I thought at first it was a baby roach, but it is a silverfish
- Guestthat looks like a crab or something
- Bugscope Teamhere's a silverfish, often found in bathrooms
- GuestDanielle and Patrick are fighting
- Guestwow what is this?
- Guestwow what is this?
- GuestWhat's a silverfish
- Guestcool silver fish
- Guestnever mind
- 11:11 am
- TeacherThe students want to know what the hole is ... is this part of the antennae
Bugscope Teamyeah that's where an antenna broke off. Both of them are broken. Limbs and antennae can fall off easily when insects die and dry out
- Guestlooks like a hairy frog
Bugscope Teamyeah like a jim henson creation
- GuestWhats on it?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the eye of the mosquito. It's a male mosquito
- Bugscope Teamit doesn't normally have all those wormy things on it. I think that happened sometime during the drying process we put it through
- Guestlooks like mildew
- Guestwhat do u think happend?
- Bugscope Teambut if you look beyond the white stuff, you will see even smaller bumps, and those are like the cones in eyes
- Guestit looks 2 d
- Guestis it different from a female mosquite eye?
Bugscope Teamno, but their mouthparts and antennae are different
Bugscope Teammales have more showy looking antennae
- GuestThis is Miles. He said it looks like ravioli
- GuestWhat is that giant bump
Bugscope Teamthe bump is the dobsonfly eye
- Bugscope Teamthe hole is another broken antenna
- Bugscope Teamand the part going off to the right is where the mandible is
- GuestHow'd it get in thier
- Guestdoes the female have bigger inteni?
Bugscope Teamfor mosquitos? No not necessarily, they just don't have the extra fronds that the males have
- Guestis it mold?
- Guestwow this is MOLD
Bugscope Teamyes it is, found in the mouth of a beetle
- Guesthow does the mold develope?
- Guesti think the bumps are the mold...
- Guesthow fast does the mold grow? Is it dangerous to the insect[
- Guestwhat are the bumps?
Bugscope TeamI'm not sure what the small bumps are for, but the segments are so that the mold and break off and grow somewhere else. That's why mold is so pesky
- 11:16 am
- TeacherWould the insect get the mold from eating food?
Bugscope Teamit probably happened after it died. Mold likes damp, decaying things
- Guestooooooh okay
- GuestWhat is that wierd thing
- Guesta seedbug?
- GuestWhat bug is this
Bugscope Teama little beetle. I think it is some sort of seedbug
Bugscope Teama leaf beetle would be more accurate
- Guestit looks cute!
- GuestIs this the silverfish
- Guestlooks like a WEIRD frog
- Guesthow does the mold form in the mouth?
Bugscope Teamall the juicy stuff is inside the insect
- Guestumm... not sure it looks cute
- GuestWHo wrote thats
- Guestwhat is that?????????????
Bugscope Teamthis is the silverfish again. If this happened while trying to click on another preset, then that preset is broken- sorry
- Guestis this the best microscope that you have in your lab?
- Guestit is nit cute miranda
- GuestHow is that cute????????????//
- Bugscope Teamlet us know if we need to drive the microscope -- it looks like it is stuck again
Bugscope Teamno i just hadnt gotten rid of all the broken ones
- Guestit looks scaly
- GuestWhy is it called a sliver fish?
Bugscope Teamlight reflects silver off their scales, giving them a silver appearance
- Guestis it frowning?
- GuestWas that a joke Miranda
- Bugscope Teamthey like to appear in bathrooms
- Guestdoi bugs have a big enough brain to have emotion?
Bugscope TeamI'm not sure. I don't think they can really show emotion, but some people keep the bigger insects as pets, like certain stag beetles
- Teacherdoesn't appear that the moth scale and it's not coming up
- GuestIs it a bug or some other animal
- Guestis that hair
Bugscope Teamthe things that look like hair are setae, which insects and comparable arthropods use to help sense their environment
- 11:21 am
- GuestWhat order is this
Bugscope Teamsilverfish belong to the order thysanura
- Guesthow many insects are in your lab?
Bugscope Teamwe have a few hundred, probably. they get depleted over the winter
- Guestthanks, my class is leaving now!
- TeacherBe back in a few minutes
- Bugscope Teamok great!
- Bugscope TeamThank You!
- GuestThank You
- Guestthank you so much for showing us therse great pictures. Have a great afternoon! THANK YOU
- Guestsome people do not like hurting animals because they think they have emtion
Bugscope Teamscott used to have some fish as pets and thought they had emotion, so who knows
Bugscope Teamsome fish are smarter than dogs. my fish were for sure smarter than Afgans.
- GuestI loved this
- Bugscope Teamthis is the eye and the base of the antenna of the Dobsonfly
- Bugscope Teamthe Dobsonfly is a male, and we can tell because it has those huge mandibles
- Bugscope TeamThank You!
- Bugscope TeamDobsonflies spend most of their lives in another form --- as hellgrammites, which live underwater
- Bugscope Teamnow we can see three ocelli -- simple eyes -- on the top of the Dobsonfly's head.
- Bugscope Teamthey are the larvae form
- Bugscope Teamhere we see the other compound eye
- 11:26 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is a tiny piece of the wing of the Dobsonfly
- TeacherHello from Mrs . Russell's class we are excited to join in ...
- Bugscope Teamok you can take over then
- Bugscope TeamI just selected a preset from the left of the silverfish scales
- 11:32 am
- TeacherThanks, we're going to look at the mosquito claw
- Guestcan we se the bi
- GuestWhat r the small points???
Bugscope Teamthis is the mosquito claw. It appears to have small spines coming off from the main claw parts, like antlers
- GuestR those hairs?
Bugscope Teamyes that's right! Insects are covered in them. We call them setae (pronounced see-tee). They allow the insect to do many things like feel or taste or sense temperature changes.
- TeacherDid you do anything with the large "beetle" that we sent? Are there any presets of that organism?
Bugscope TeamI'm not sure, we do have 2 stink bugs on here, a rather large dobsonfly, silverfish that I think all came from you. Maybe if scot gets back on, he'll say what he did with the beetle
- Bugscope Teamscot made the sample
- Guesthow and what does it eat?
- GuestAre the round cups the eyes?
- Guestwhat does the mosquito use its claws for?
Bugscope Teaminsects have claws to grab on things, like for support or to hold on to their meals
- Guestwhere are the eyes? are they those little cylinders
- Guestare those slalks on the head eye sockets
Bugscope Teamthose are where the antennae broke off. Here is another hole from a broken antenna
- 11:37 am
- GuestOMG! what is that tube?
Bugscope Teamthat is where the antenna used to be, but it broke off sometime after it died
- Guestdoes it have a pupil?
- GuestWhat are those hair things?
- Bugscope Teamthis is a mosquito compound eye. the wormy things aren't supposed to be there. They happened sometime during the drying process we put the mosquito through
- Guestwhat are the white thing hanging of it
- Bugscope Teamif you look beyond the white things you can see the cones on the facets
- GuestIs that dirt?
Bugscope Teamit might be wax. Not sure where it came from though
- Guestdoes the bug see one image through the compound eye, or like one million tiny pictures?
Bugscope Teamthey are thought to see many tiny parts of images that they put together like a jigsaw puzzle in their brain. Flying insects have such big eyes that they can see almost 360 degrees around themselves
- GuestAre these compound eyes?
Bugscope Teamyes those were the individual facets of a compound eye
- Guestwhat bug is this claw from??
- Guestabout how big is that?
Bugscope Teamthe whole compound eye was maybe around a millimeter big
- Guestwhat is the bent thing inside the two claws
- Bugscope Teamhere are some other claws
- Guestare those claws used to hook onto something?
- TeacherCan the claws be used as weapons against other insects?
- GuestWhat are the hairs used for?
- Guestmore hairZ!!!!!
Bugscope Teamthat's right! They have pretty much a suit of armor on, and without those hairs they wouldn't know what's going on around it. But those hairs are connected to nerves beneath the exoskeleton, giving them a similar sensation to what we get with our skin
- TeacherWhat is the upside "u" shaped material between the claw
- 11:42 am
- Guestare the hairs the same as the hair on humans?
Bugscope Teamour hairs aren't the same. Ours were originally to keep us warm. Their hairs are similar to our skin though
- GuestR those things hairs r more stingers?
- Guestwhat is the claw for?
Bugscope Teamto grab onto things
- GuestWhat is the claw holding??
- Guestdo you have any qwue
- Guestwhat is the bent thing inside the two claws
Bugscope Teamthat is a pad, kind of like what dogs and cats have
- Guestcan the claws hurt humans??
Bugscope Teamif it was from a big enough insect they could pinch us hard enough, but those claws were very tiny- we wouldnt feel them
- GuestWhat is the stink bug's main defense??
Bugscope Teamit's stink! And it doesn't even like it's own stink so it has special areas to soak up the smell from it
- Guestis that a nose?
- Guestwhat are the circles/holes there for?
Bugscope Teamthose are where special hairs are
- Guestis the large thing in the center a proposis
Bugscope Teamyes that's right!
- Guestdo you have any queen bees?
Bugscope Teamno sorry, but bees are fun to look at, especially honey bees
- Guestdoes dat have a stinger?
Bugscope Teamno but the proboscis is used to jab into plants or other insects to drink the liquids from them. The stink bug is a plant eater
- GuestAre those craters in the wings?
Bugscope Teamno, the wings are hiding under it's elytra on its back (like a ladybug). The little pits do have hairs that look similar to mini wings
- GuestIs that a tooth or a claw?
Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of the dobsonfly mandible. Only the males have such large mandibles
- Guestdo you have scorpions or trantulas?
Bugscope Teamno sorry
- 11:47 am
- Guestwhat are the holes in the picture
Bugscope Teamthe samples are all sitting on carbon tape, which have little holes in it. Maybe you were talking about that?
- Guesthow does the stinkbug excrete the smell??
Bugscope Teamthe smell comes from glands on the sides of the stinkbug
- GuestIs dat used 2 attack or defend?
Bugscope Teamdefend. it doesn't attack other insects
- Guestis a silverfish related to a fish
Bugscope Teamno, it's called that because it kind of wiggles around when it moves (grosses me out when i find one). They are called silver because light reflects off their scales with a silver color
- GuestIs a silverfish related to a goldfish
- Guest do you have any bombbader bettles?
Bugscope Teamno what kind of beetle is that
- Guestwhy do the scales have ridges
- Guestwhat are those little lines on the scales
Bugscope Teamthose give the scales structure and also give the scales color for when the light refracts off them
- Guestdid the mold form while the bug was alive or did it form after the bug died?
Bugscope Teamit forms most likely after it died. Mold likes moist decaying areas
- Guestdo you have scorpions or trantulas?
- GuestIs the silverfish as big as a pencil sharpener
- Guesthow long dose the silverfish live
Bugscope Teamthey live between 2-8 years
- Bugscope Teamscales can also act as a defense mechanism. Say a silverfish or some moth got caught in a web, it can shake some loose and get away
- Guestwhat type of mold is it
- Guestis that mold?
- Guestwhat are the circles?
Bugscope Teamthose are the individual mold spores. They form in strands and then can break away and make more in other areas
- Guestis that pollenjik
Bugscope Teamno but pollen is similar in size
- 11:53 am
- Guestwhat are the circles for??
- Guestwhats that blob on the right hand side?
Bugscope Teamlooks like a piece of dirt or dust
- Guestwhat insect is this on
Bugscope Teamthis is a small beetle, most likely a leaf beetle
- Guestdo you have any bombader beetles
Bugscope Teamno but they don't sound like a fun beetle to come in contact with
- GuestWhat r da lines?
Bugscope Teamthose are the main ridges of the wing to give it support
- GuestAre those holes??
Bugscope Teamyes, areas where the wing tore
- GuestIt looks like a leaf
- Guest., are the little dimmples on the wing cells
Bugscope Teamno, the wing is very bumpy. It is also made of chitin- the same stuff our fingernails are made of
- TeacherCan you tell us what a spiracle is?
Bugscope Teamit is a breathing hole. They are connected to a trachea that runs along the body, supplying the body with oxygen. Kind of like our nostrils
- Guest? is the tube?
- GuestY does it look like a leaf?
Bugscope Teamthey are very thin, and to us they are frail.
- GuestWhat are the pionting things in the hole??
- Guestwhat happens if those holes get clgged
- Guestit doesn't look like a leaf!
- TeacherVery cool ... looks like there are hair to filter foreign material
Bugscope Teamyes that's right!
- Guesthow long does the silverfish live
- GuestWhat are the dots?
Bugscope Teamthose are oils that dried on the exoskeleton. Maybe stink bug juices
- 11:58 am
- Guestwow this is amazing i never thought a bug could be so complex
Bugscope Teamsome bugs like roaches aren't very complex. They haven't changed since prehistoric times!
- Guestwhat is dat
- Guestre those goose bumps
- Guestwhat happens if the hole gets clogged
Bugscope Teamit wouldn't be able to breath well out of it, but they have a hole in each segment of their abdomen. You can kind of see another one in the lower right
Bugscope Teamthey have a hole on each side,. in each segment
- Guest'what bug is this?
- Guestwhat are mosquitos' claws used for?
Bugscope Teamto grab onto things like our skin when it is about to bite us
- Guestit looks like armor
- Guestwhat r those lines???????????
Bugscope Teamthose are the segments in the stink bug. They have multiple segments so they can bend a little
- Bugscope Teamthese are ocelli on the dobsonfly. They are simple eyes that are used to help it navigate using light
- TeacherCan you explain what ocelli are?\
Bugscope Teamthey can triangulate the position of the sun to help it navigate where it needs to go, which is why there are 3 of them
- Guestr those things wrinkles?
- GuestAre those wrinkles?
Bugscope Teamthose are patterns in the exoskeleton. Not sure what their purpose is
- GuestWhat are those dome thingys
Bugscope Teamthose domes are the ocelli- simple eyes
- 12:03 pm
- GuestR those things wrinkles?
Bugscope Teamthey are called crenelations. On some insects a certain way they are positioned will allow them to seem shiny. Don't know what these do
- GuestThis was so much fun! Thankyou so much Cate! Hope kids next year will love as much as this year!
- Guestis there life just trying to stay alive?
- Bugscope Teamants have them, which is why some black ants look kind of shiny
- TeacherThank you for the great answers!
- GuestI LOVE HOW U R SO SMART!!!
- Guestthanks i loved it
- GuestTHANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Guestwhy do they hav bumps
Bugscope Teamthe ocelli are mainly found on flying insects like fruit flies
- Bugscope Teamthanks, hope you all had fun
- Bugscope Teamthanks for using bugscope today!
- GuestYOU GUYS ARE AWESOME111
- GuestTHANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Guestthank you for making me want to do this again!!!
- GuestYO PEACE OUT HOME DOG
- GuestTHANK U FOR ALL THE INFORMATION U GAVE ME!!!!!!!!!
- GuestTHANK YOU sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssSooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH
- Guestu rox i like the yankees
- GuestGood Bye Cate! Thankyou so much for giving us great answers! We had so much fun!
- GuestI LOVE U
- Guestthank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks
- TeacherThe next class will start around 1:25 ... thanks for doing this three times in a row. Each class is soooo energized!
- 12:20 pm
- Bugscope Teamjust checking but is that 1:25 your times?
- Teachergive us about 5 minutes and we'll be back with you
- Bugscope Teamok I'll be here
- 12:25 pm
- GuestWHAT ARE THE HORNS ON THAT STICK THINGGY
Bugscope Teamthis is the dobsonfly claw. the horns are the claw parts and the stick is the leg
- TeacherHi everyone, we're back. This is Mrs. Jones' class.
- Guestwhat is that beak-like thing?
- Guestthey look like a mustache
Bugscope Teamyeah they kind of do. Claws are used to grab onto other things. Like food or just to help keep the insect stable
- 12:30 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is a silverfish head. The Stalks at the top of the head are where the antennae fell off
- GuestIs that it's face??
- Guestwhy is it called a silver fish?
- GuestThose holes look like eyes!
- Guestdo they grow back
Bugscope Teamif the insect has another molt it can regrow lost limbs. The silverfish lives for up to 8 years, so the longer an insect lives the more molts it probably gets.
- Bugscope TeamSomething that has a short adult life like the dobsonfly wouldn't have another molt
- Guestwhat are those pore like things?
- Guestinteresting where are its eyes?
Bugscope Teamif it had eyes they would have been on the very sides of the head. Almost towards the back. Some insects don't have eyes because they like dark places anyway
- GuestDo you know how many eyes are in the compound eye?
Bugscope Teamit depends on how big the insect is. Something like the dobsonfly could have thousands of facets in the compound eye
- TeacherThe exoskeleton looks like it has dimples on it ... is the surface rough?
- GuestIT has a BIG HOLE!
- Bugscope Teamwhat we see here is part of the antenna, where it broke, and the long part jutting off to the right is the start of the mandible for the dobsonfly
- Bugscope Teamthe dome is the compound eye
- Guestwhat is it111
- Bugscope Teamthis is a mosquito claw, but we were just looking at only part of the dobsonfly head before
- Bugscope Teamthe mosquito claw is the v shape with the little antler protrusions
- 12:35 pm
- GuestIs the claw as spikey as it looks?
- GuestHow do the claws on a misquito attach?
Bugscope Teamthey have a tendon they are attached to beneath the exoskeleton that the insect can pull or loosen when it wants to grab or let go of things. I don't know if you have ever eaten crab legs before but they have a similar attachment in them
- Guest/how does it eat and what does it eat
- GuestIS THat the way it bites
Bugscope Teamno no no. They have a proboscis that has different mouth parts in it. Some of the parts cut into the skin, then there is a tube that injects an anticoagulant in our blood and sucks out the blood
- Guestwhy does a mosqutio give you red bumps and what part of the its body does that
Bugscope Teamthe anticoagulant it injects us with before it feeds makes us itchy as well
- Guestis that claw sharp??? wILL IT HURT ME???!!!!!
Bugscope Teamno it is very tiny- we most likely won't feel it
- GuestThe claw looks like it has feathures. well sort of.
- Guestcan we see the part that gives you the bite
Bugscope Teamthis mosquito is actually a male but it has a proboscis that it uses to drink nectar from
- Guestwhat type of necter?
- Bugscope Teamonly the females bite us. They need the blood to have the energy to lay their eggs
- Guestwat r those feather like thingys o it
Bugscope Teamthose are scales, the mosquito is covered in them
- Guestwhat makes stink buugs stinky when you kill them and my friend calls them frankies is that the sceintific name of is that a nickname
- Bugscope Teamit is very leggy but between the eyes is the proboscis
- Bugscope Teamthe proboscis kind of looks like a leg
- Guestcan we see the thorax
Bugscope Teamsure the thorax is the part where the legs are attached
- GuestIs that the inside or outside of its body?
- Guestcan we see thewasp head ?
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes are the bumpy squished part in the middle of the screen
- Bugscope Teamand the proboscis goes up to the upper left
- 12:40 pm
- Guestcan we see the moskito eye?
- Guestwhat r those large bumpy things
- Bugscope Teamsure the driver can take you there when ready
- Guestare those things sticking out its legs?
Bugscope Teammost of them are. It has very long legs and a long proboscis
- Bugscope Teamhere is a spiracle on a stink bug
- GuestWHAT IS THAT?????
- Bugscope Teamit is a hole used for breathing. They are connected to a long tube that runs along the body called a trachea. They don't breathe through their mouths like we can, and they dont have noses. These are similar to nostrils since they have little "nose hairs"
- GuestWhat are the bumps right around the spiracle?
Bugscope Teamthose are dried juices, like oils maybe from the stink it produces
- Guesthow big are those hairs in thast hole?
Bugscope Teamright now the scalebar is about the size of a human hair, so they are much smaller
- Guestcan we see the wasp head?
- Guestcan we see the wasp claw
- GuestWhere is that hole with trhe hair located?
- Guestwhere is that hole located?
Bugscope Teamit is on the abdomen of the stink bug. There are multiple segments on the abdomen that make it so the abdomen is more flexible, and here there are 2 spiracles on each segment- one on either side
- Bugscope Teamthis is the stink gland area
- 12:46 pm
- Bugscope TeamThe little matrix above the hairs we think helps soak up some of the smell so the stink bug doesn't have to smell its own stink
- Guestare the circles cells??
Bugscope Teamthey are made up of multiple cells that we can't see
- GuestWhat is that webbed stuff? It looks like it is a cobweb.
Bugscope Teamwe think those help soak up the stink smell. The little wrinkles are soft area that can expand a little possibly. Not sure how it works exactly
- Guestwhy does it have the grid pattern?
- Guestwhat are those tree like things? on the bottom?
Bugscope Teamthose are little hairs, like what we saw in the spiracle. The stink might come out of that area, or it could be a different type of spiracle. There is also a hole you can see at a lower mag that the stink might come out
- GuestWas that a girl or boy bug?
Bugscope Teamnot sure if this is a girl or boy sorry
- Guestso the webed stuff is like a sponge
- Bugscope Teamstink bugs didnt even show up in the us until the 1990's.
- GuestAre there any possible ways to tell?
- Guestwhat are the little horns?
Bugscope Teamthose were hairs
- Guestwhat is that/
- Guesthow do they mate
- Bugscope Teamsee that little slit nearer the leg could be the stink hole
- Bugscope Teamthe long stick in the middle of the bug is the proboscis
- Guestwhere did stinkbugs come from?
Bugscope Teamasia, like those fun asian ladybugs we have
- Guestwhy do the legs look hairy?
- GuestI MEAN WHAT DO THOSE HAIR THINGS DO?
- Guesthow do they mate
- 12:51 pm
- GuestWhat are those little hairs that I THINK ARE ON HIS LEGS
Bugscope Teamthey are hairs. Hairs help the insect to sense what is going on around it, like feel or taste or temperature changes. Most you see on the body are for feeling
- Guestwhat are the circles in the backround?
- GuestWhat are the bumps next to the body
Bugscope Teamthat is the carbon tape that we stick the insects on
- Bugscope Teamthe carbon tape has lots of little bumps in it
- Guesthow do they mate ,really we want to know.
- GuestWhat are those shapes around the centerz?
- Guestwhat is the silverfish sceintific name?
Bugscope Teamsilverfish are in the genus lepisma in the order thysanura.
- Guestwhat is that??????????????
- Guestdo you have a asian ladybug
Bugscope Teamno sorry. Our stock is very low after the winter. We hope to start replenishing it soon
- Guestwat does an asian ladybug look like
Bugscope Teamit looks like a normal ladybug
- Guestplease do!!!
- Guesthow does it mate
- Guestis any of that hair???
Bugscope Teamyes there is some hair there and scales
- GuestAbout how long is a stinkbugs life?
Bugscope Teamstink bugs live for about a year.
- Guesthow do they mate?
Bugscope Teamthe stink bugs meet up abdomen to abdomen
- Bugscope Teamsame for mosquitos
- Bugscope Teamthey look like they are facing away from each other when they are mating
- Guesthow do you tell if a bug is a boy or girl
Bugscope Teamsometimes they will have a telling feature on them, like the antennae of a male mosquito are more frilly than a females. Sometimes you won't be able to tell until you open them up
- 12:56 pm
- Guesty do stink bugs invade your house
- GuestDo you know how large the largest stinkbug is?
Bugscope Teamthey can get to be around a half an inch long
- Guestwhat is that? it looks weird
Bugscope Teamthis is the mosquito compound eye. The white wormy things are probably wax from the drying method we put the mosquito through
- Guestwhat are those lumps?
Bugscope Teamthey wouldn't normally be on the eye but that is what wax looks like
- Guesthow do the bugs use those parts
- Guestwhat do you look for when you open up the bug?
- Guest \
- Guestwhat is that
Bugscope Teamthese are simple eyes found on the top of the head on the dobsonfly. The simple eyes are used to triangulate the direction of the sun so it knows where to fly. That's why there are three. This is why sometimes at night insects are attracted to light
- Guestwhen sicateas mate there is like a powdery stuff, what is it?
- Guesthow long do bugs carry there babys in there stomach
Bugscope Teamin the case of the roach, they can be pregnant their entire lives- they just keep popping out babies
- 1:01 pm
- Guestwhat are those scales????????????
- Gueston that anima;ls back it looks like it has scales
Bugscope Teamthis is a silverfish and it is covered in them
- Bugscope Teamthe silverfish gets its name from the way it wiggles around when it moves and the light that reflects off their scales (makes them look silver)
- Guestwhat is the largest bug or insect in the world and where>
- Guestwill u pleez answering our questions?
- Guestthank you cate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Guesti mean thank you you are specail and i love you!
- Guestthanks for the bug scope it will be a memory i will never frget
- GuestThank you for doing this!!!
- Guestthanks CATE!!!!!
- Guestwe had lots of fun
- GuestthAT WAS VERY FUN! THANK YOU FOR AWNSERING OUR QU
- Teacherthank you alot for the zooming in of the silver fish
- TeacherDo insects have ears or a way to hear?
Bugscope Teamthey don't have ears, but some insects have membranes called tympanums, which is synonymous to our eardrum
- GuestThank you Cate! go red sox
- Guestthank you cate. You are really awesome
- GuestThank You so much!
- Guesthow long do bugs carry there babys in there stomach
Bugscope Teamit depends, some lay their eggs right away and some stay pregnant for their entire lives and are continuously giving birth
- Bugscope Teamthanks
- Teacheryou rock! that was so cool!
- Bugscope TeamHope you all had a good time and hope to see you again in the future
- 1:06 pm
- GuestI HAD TO SAY THANK-YOU FOR THEM!!!!
- Bugscope TeamWe are glad to hear that!
- Guesthow thick is the average wing
Bugscope Teamthey are made of the same material as our fingernails but are much thinner than fingernails
- Teacherthanks 4 the informATion of the sweet bugz! sincerly person0035
- Bugscope Teamthe roach is the insect that stays pregnant their entire lifetime
- TeacherThis is Mrs. Jones ... my students were very excited about this project. Thanks again for all the time you devoted to this today!
- Bugscope Teamthis is the inside of the chamber where the insects are kept at a vacuum
- Bugscope Teamand at anytime you can see the chat and images from today from your member page: https://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2010-124
- 1:24 pm
- GuestI want to be able to view the wasp head closer
- GuestI clicked the wasp head but nothing happened.
- GuestI'm assuming the session is over
- 3:15 pm
- StudentSorry, last class has dismissed. Thanks again!