Connected on 2011-03-22 14:00:00
from Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
- 1:24 pm
- Bugscope Teamsample is pumping down
- 1:33 pm
- 1:39 pm
- 1:44 pm
- 1:49 pm
- 1:55 pm
- Bugscope Teamnow we're making the presets
- Bugscope TeamHello!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- 2:00 pm
- Bugscope Teamdragonfly wing veins...
- Bugscope Teamplease let us know when you have questions about what you're seeing
- Studenti happy
- Bugscope TeamSweet.
- Studentwho's scott?
- StudentWhos scott??? I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARRRREEE!!!!
- Studentwho the heck is shroom
- Bugscope TeamI am one of the Bugscope people, here in Illinois.
- Bugscope Teamscott is the lab manager here where the microscope is. he also has been with bugscope since it began!
- Studentim offended. MUSHROOM!!! NOT SHROOM.
- Studentmrs. mescal is stinkbug
- StudentILLINOIS???? woah.
- Teacherwho says toodles?
- Studentwhose chrolly?????
- StudentWhat is the spiracle on the stinkbug?
Bugscope Teamthat is a breathing hole. kind of like a nostril to us
- StudentHola mi llamo anna
- 2:05 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is the surface of the stink gland on the stinkbug's thorax
- Studentwhose chrolly?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the mosquito eye scott
- Teacherchrolly is christine and holly, here in the computerlab with you! hola me llamo awesome!
- Studentcomin out your mouth with ur blah blah blah
- Studentthis is soooo cool lol
- Studentmean. scott yell at her!!!
- Studentwill someone answer me plzzzz?????
Bugscope TeamCate said -- that is a breathing hole, kind of like a nostril to us.
- Student who is '''''MUSHROOM''''' still no answer
- Bugscope Teamspiracles are what insects breathe through
- Studentare those eyes?
- StudentAre thise two bulges on his head his eyes?
Bugscope Teamyes that's right!
- Studentme!!! mrs. debe's daughter. in the corner... by the other two girls.
- Studentwhy cant we get the spirial
Bugscope Teamhit refresh. but now you should see the stinkbug's head
- Studentyay i wuz rite!!!!
- Studentare those two buldges his eys?
- Studentare the golf ball thingys the eyes
Bugscope Teamyes they are!
- Studentmushroom??? really????
- Studentwhat makes it so resistent to most pesticides?
- Teacherare they compound eyes?
- Bugscope Teamdown the center of the head, where we looking now, is the proboscis -- the sucking mouthparts
- Studentare those compund eyes?
- Studentthats gross christine
- TeacherDo stink bugs really have breathing holes in there glutious maximus, aka the butt.
Bugscope Teamin a way they do, but all insects do. the gluteus maximus in this case is the abdomen, and there are spiracles on each side of each segment
- 2:10 pm
- Studentyes they do fly
- Studentdo they fly
Bugscope Teamthey can fly, but they seem generally to fly only for short hops
- Studenti dont know.
- Teacherthankyou for the answer scott!
- Studentwhat happened to the picture?
- Studentuhh awwwwwwwwsssssssssssssssssooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmeeeeeee
- Studentwhat are those leg like things where the eyes should be??
- Studentwhy am i seeing the leafhopper head???
- Studentgross. what is that? what are those legs?
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes were on the sides of the head. There are thousands of ommatidia, or facets, of the compound eye
- StudentROLY POLY!!!!!!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a roly poly now
- Teacherhow many legs does the Rolypoly have?
- Studenti caught like 20 of these last sunday
- Studentkaos are you there???? SEM??? who are YOU guys?
Bugscope Teamthey are a couple of logins at the machines that help run bugscope, there's no one at them right now
- Studentthe legs are for what i mean.
- Studentis this a slide show or something????
- Studenthow many legs are there?
Bugscope Teamroly polys have 7 sets of legs. they are not an insect they are crustaceans- like a crab or lobster
- Bugscope Teamhere is the spiracle- breathing hole
- StudentWhat makes them smell
Bugscope Teamstinkbugs have glands that are supposed to be on the thorax between the 2nd and 3rd set of legs on the ventral side -- the underside of the body
- Studentwhat are the dots
- Bugscope Teamand those are the stink glands
- Studentwhat are those hairs in it?
Bugscope Teamthose are like nose hairs- they keep bigger particles out
- Bugscope Teamthey dom't sneeze though
- Bugscope Teamdont*
- 2:16 pm
- Studentwhat is the thing hanging down? i think it is for...i dont know. im asking.
Bugscope Teamhard to tell; it may be a piece of a plant or some waxy materials
- Studentwhat are those pimple-like things?
- Studentwhat sare those things beside the breathing hole?
Bugscope Teamthey look kind of like pollen, but they may just be dirt
- Teachercan we see the glands?
- Studentoh. waxy material or plant. i can see that. thanks!
- Studentwhat are these?
- Studentohhhh cool
- Studentaww it went back
Bugscope Teamif it is still black try refreshing
- Studentwhy does it have "stems" extending from the "bases"
- Studentback, not black
- Studenttbut are the flower thingys glands
Bugscope Teamthat is the surface of the area where the glands are
- Teacherwhich part gives off the smell?
Bugscope Teamthere is a thing that looks like a vent, but it is covered by the legs
- Studentcan we see the vents? or is it to small?
- Studentwhere are the glands???????????????????
- Studentwhat are the stringy things that are between the glands???
Bugscope Teamthose are softer areas of the exoskeleton that can expand out if needed. They are wrinkled right now
- Studentwhere are dey
- 2:21 pm
- Studentthey multiplying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Studentwhats that crusty stuff on the glands?
Bugscope Teamthose are things that don't belong- like dust or dirt most likely
- Studentare the glands where the chemicals are stored??
- Studentdoes the lacewing claw pich you?
Bugscope Teamthey are very small, it probably wouldn't hurt very much
- Bugscope Teamstinkbugs are said not to like the smell they produce any more than any other insect or animal
- Studentoh, thnx cate!
- Teacherhow long have stinkbugs existed?
Bugscope Teamthey have only been in the US since the late 90's
- Bugscope Teamso stinkbugs have absorbent material that sucks up the smell so they don't have to smell it
- Studentcan someone answer my qestion please???
- Studentsomeone PLEASE answer me
Bugscope Teamsorry we missed your question, Anna
- Studentdo stinkbugs fart??
- Studentis this where the chemicals are stored?
Bugscope Teamthis is thought to be where the stink bug soaks up the stink to keep it away from itself. The stink bug doesnt like its own smell.
- Teacherwhat type of plants are stink bugs attracted to?
- Studentwhat are the strings connecting each gland??
Bugscope Teamwe don't know, but we can see that it is wrinkled like a deflated balloon, so this may be the place where the absorption of the stink goes on -- as Cate just beat me to saying...
- StudentWhat are stinkbugs attracted to?
- Bugscope Teamin the upper right you see it looks like there is some substance over them, that is probably the stuff it oozes
- 2:26 pm
- Studentwhy do we find stinkbugs in our homes? to they like the heat, or humidity?
- Studentforgot the questionmark... srry.
- StudentWhat are stinkbugs attracted to?
- Studenthow longs is the stinkbugs lifespan
Bugscope Teamthey live for around a year
- Studentdo stinkbugs have predators?
- Bugscope Teamsome stinkbugs like other bugs and caterpillars
- Studentcan we look at the proboscis?
- Studentcan someone answer my question plz?????????
- Studentwhat do stinkbugs eat for food? insects or plants or...
Bugscope Teamthey like plants- they are a considered a pest
Bugscope Teamthere are a couple species that do prey on other insects like caterpillars, and these are thought to be the good guys
- Studentcan we please see a close-up of the proboscis?
- StudentAre there any known predators from Asia that also live in America?
Bugscope Teampredators of the stinkbug?
- Studenthow long do they liiiiivveee
- 2:31 pm
- Studenthow long do they live for?
Bugscope Teamthey live usually a few months, maybe as many as 7, but it depends. some can live for a few years, depending also on where they live
- Studentwhat is tht clump of glands in the top left corner?
- Studentwhere would they go to live longer???
- StudentWhere would they live longer?????
Bugscope Teamin the Tropics where there is no real winter
- Studentwhat are those legs that are where the eyes should be?
Bugscope Teamthose are antenna!
Bugscope Teamthe antennae actually are curling around where the eyes are
- Studentwhy do they have leg hair?
Bugscope Teamthey have that hair to help them sense/feel what is going on around it in it's environment. The hairs help them feel like how our skin can feel things
- Studentand if you want me to repeat it :Are there any known predators from Asia that also live in America?
Bugscope Teamthe asian ladybug would be a big one
Bugscope Teamthere are parasitic wasps that attack the brown marmorated stinkbug but they live in Asia, and there is discussion of whether those wasps should be brought over -- but you do not always know what the consequences of something like that will be.
- Studenthow did they get here?
Bugscope Teamthe stinkbugs? they could have arrived on a fruit shipment, or on plants imported to the US
- Studentwhat is the fur on the legs???
Bugscope Teamthose are little spines or setae that are often mechano- or touch - sensory
- StudentWhat is their weakness???
- 2:37 pm
- Teacherwhat types of plants are stink bugs attracted to?
Bugscope TeamI get the idea that they are not too particular but like typical garden plants
- Studentwhat is their weakness
Bugscope Teamwell one weakness could be parasitic wasps that will sting them and lay their eggs in their bodies
- Studentor a milllepeed
- Studentcan a centipeed be shown peasle
Bugscope TeamTYTY we do not have any centipedes in the 'scope today -- I am sorry
- Studentwhy do they lay eggs in the bodies(of the stinkbugs)? is it a "nursery" sort of?
- Studentits ok
- Studentare those all pupils?
Bugscope Teamthey dont have eyes like we do. They have compound eyes that are made up of many facets, which each act like one of our eyes. And with the mosquito eye there are even smaller parts to the facets
- StudentIf we brought some Asian ladybugs to control the stinkbugs how would they effect the envirment
Bugscope Teamladybugs don't go after stink bugs, I don't think. They are too big for them. Ladybugs meal of choice are aphids. if they were to eat stink bugs, then I believe there would be an even bigger ladybug population and maybe a non-existent stink bug one
Bugscope TeamCate is not too happy about those Asian ladybugs as it is.
- Studentyour face
- Studentwow that's impressive. does that mean mosquito can see things humans cant?
- Studentpreviously you said that the asian lady bug was a predator....
- Bugscope Teampraying mantises, assassin bugs, flickers (birds like woodpeckers), and ants will also attack and feed on stinkbugs
- 2:42 pm
- Studentwhat do those eyes see in all those facets
Bugscope Teamwell mosquitos can see infrared, but other insects will see light like we do, or only certain lightwaves
Bugscope Teamthose are individual sensors in a single ommatidium, so they help collect just one image
- Studentt-man your buttttttttt!!!!
- Studentare all those eyes facets
- Teachercan we look at the stinkbug proboscis please?
- Studentdo stinkbugs and most insects have organs somewhat similar to ours?? like kidneys and hearts?
Bugscope Teamthey have organs that are different from ours but serve similar purposes. the Malpighian tubules might be like kidneys, and the hearts are quite different -- they have an open circulatory system. no veins and arteries
- Studentmy aunt found several stinkbugs in her house and her house is normally cold. i am unsure why they were atracted to her house and not another or something. or if they didnt come at all.
Bugscope Teammost likely, if they are anything like the ladybugs that come in my house, they like houses that have little openings or cracks that they can get into. Some other houses don't have such easy openings
- Studentif we got all of those things would stingbugs possible become exstinct, or endangered?
Bugscope Teamno likely since we have all those things here in the US
Bugscope Teamif an area that had a higher population of stunk bugs didn't have one of those things, then maybe one of the animals could be imported and help take care of the stink bugs
- 2:47 pm
- Studentwe would like that. kayla is mushroom.
- Studentit went blank
Bugscope Teamhit refresh
- Teachercan we look at the stinkbug proboscis please?
- Studentwhy does it look like a horse's hoof? and if u look closely above the two things at the bottom if you go a little higher u can kind of see things that look like scales? what are those?
- 2:53 pm
- Studentum what are those things in the background?
Bugscope Teamright now this is a little foot pad on a leafhopper, in the background there were some hairs on the leg and maybe some crusty stuff
- Teachercan we look at the stinkbug proboscis please?
- Studentwhat is the proboscis used for
- Bugscope Teamthis is the piercing part of the proboscis
- Studentwhat is the proboscis used for?
Bugscope Teamthey are used to pierce either plants or insects to drink the juices
- Studentwhat is the hair up close? is it just in the way?
Bugscope Teamyeah it's just in the way- most likely from a leg
- Studentwhat is the stuff that looks like it "leaked" out?
- 2:58 pm
- Studentwhere is the proboscis located
Bugscope Teamit comes out of the head, and it is long, so it is stored against the thorax when it is not being poked into a branch or leaf or stem or another insect
- Studentwhere is the proboscis located?
Bugscope Teamit is a mouthpart, and it originates at the head
- Studentwhat is the stuff that looked like it "leaked" out?
Bugscope Teamit's probably plant sap
- Studentwhat is it piercing in the picture??
Bugscope Teamit's not piercing anything right now. There is some stuff around it- some sort of dried liquid, maybe plant sap
- Studentcan we look at the lacewing claw
Bugscope TeamChrolly should be able to drive, or click, to reach it. Please let us know if for some reason that is not working.
- Studentoh. i though it was juices that came back out.
- Bugscope Teamthere are parasitic wasps for every kind of insect, and often for different life stages of insects as well
- Studentdo the parasitic wasps also sting people/
Bugscope Teamthey would likely not care about people -- usually they are specific to a certain kind of insect
- Teacherwhat are we doing to control the stinkbug problem?
Bugscope Teampresently they are discussing importing parasitic wasps that attack the brown marmorated stinkbugs; that would kill them
Bugscope Teambut then there would be an increase in population to parasitic wasps :)
- Bugscope Teamparasitic wasps are often very small, like gnats; they are generally not large like some wasps you would think of
- 3:03 pm
- Studentwhat are those things that look like balls?? are those the compound eyes?
Bugscope Teamthe brochosomes on the leafhopper are nanoparticles
- Teacherthat thing looks like the face of a baby bird!
- Studentfrom a distance it looks cute. like a baby.
Bugscope Teamand then when you get close it is a scary baby
- Studentwhat are those hair like things?
- Studentand what are brochosomes?
- Studentwhat are nanoparticles??
Bugscope Teamthey are little particles in the nano-scale. The brochosomes are something that only leafhoppers produce
- TeacherDear Cate and Scott, We enjoyed our session immensely, unfortunately we have to catch the bus. Thank you so much, The MAMS Science and Environmental Clubs
- Studentwe enjoyed our session! thanks! oops! gotta catch the bus! bye!
- Bugscope Teamthank you for using bugscope with us today!
- Bugscope Teamhope you all had fun
- TeacherThank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us.\
- Studenti dont hav eto catch the bus, i have to go to stage crew :)
- Student~MAMS Environmental Club (we are from New Jersey) you are far away from us.
- Studentthank you
- Studentthanks ya scott and cate
- StudentTHANK YOU TIMES FOURHUNDRED!!!
- StudentBYE THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS WITH US!!!
- Studentthank you scott and cate. your the best!!!!!!!
- Studentwhat is a lacewing
Bugscope Teamlacewings are actually very good at getting rid of pest insects, as larvae
- Studentlol im an ...
- Studentjongkey is writing this for ocheze. shes calling her dad and wanted to say thnx
Bugscope Teamhey cool. Thank You!
- 3:08 pm
- Bugscope Teamevil baby out...
- Bugscope Teamhaha
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- Bugscope TeamThank You! See you next year!
- Bugscope TeamOver and out...