Connected on 2014-08-07 16:00:00
from Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- 3:22 pm
- Bugscope Teampumping down the sample now, then i will make presets
- 3:34 pm
- 3:40 pm
- Bugscope Teamnice
- Bugscope Teamawesome
- 3:45 pm
- Bugscope Teammirror mirror on the wall, who's the evilest of all
- Bugscope Teambacteria on pollen
- Bugscope Teamseem pretty happy too
- Bugscope Teamsweet!
- 3:52 pm
- Bugscope Teamsome chemoreceptors are for touch, and some are for volatiles, in the air
- 3:57 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is a solfugid, right?
- Bugscope Teamyes solfugid spider
- Bugscope Teamcamel spiders, wind scorpions, and sun spiders are solifugids
- Bugscope Teamnew mexico dirt :p
- Bugscope Teamoops I'm never going to remember that 'i'
- 4:05 pm
- 4:18 pm
- Bugscope Teami cant restart rxl server. it wont let me stop it
- Bugscope Teamsomeone's been dinking around behind the scenes
- Bugscope Teamyeah I can't do it either
- Bugscope TeamIs the switch on the correct side?
- Bugscope TeamI just textualized Chas.
- Bugscope Teamno...
- Bugscope Teamits fine now
- Bugscope Teamsomething just got fixed -- the micron bar.
- Bugscope Teamdont bother chas
- Bugscope Teamall presets are bust now but at least you figured that one out
- Bugscope Teamk got it
- Bugscope TeamToday, we have one preset.
- 4:26 pm
- Bugscope Teamthey can connect now...
- Bugscope Teamtalking w Jude'
- Bugscope TeamI can be on for a bit
- Bugscope TeamHey Cool Thanks, Tanya
- 4:31 pm
- Bugscope TeamYay Jude!
- Bugscope TeamJude we're remaking some of the presets.
- Teacherstudents are still arriving so hang in there :)
- Bugscope Teamsuper cool
- 4:37 pm
- Bugscope Teamlooks like this fly got rolled
- Bugscope Teamit's definitely a female
- Bugscope Teampollen soup
- Bugscope Teamthe soup part being biofilm
- Bugscope TeamHi JMazur!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
Bugscope TeamJ we're remaking some of the presets...
- 4:42 pm
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope, Lydia!
- Bugscope Teamgo ahead and take it
- Bugscope TeamHowdy howdy howdy.
- Bugscope TeamHi Kelly!
- Bugscope TeamJude you are the Supreme Ruler.
- Bugscope TeamLet us know if you have any trouble.
- TeacherThanks Scot
- Bugscope TeamHello Bug Lover!
- Bugscope TeamPlease let us know when you have questions, about anything.
- TeacherHi there...anyone can tell us why we are not seeing the edges of the screens left and right?
Bugscope Teamyou want to click on the white arrow in the blue circle to be able to see either screen
Bugscope Teamthey're supposed to slide over
Bugscope TeamAre you seeing the blue circles with white left/right arrows/pointers? If so, click on them and the presets will slide into view.
- Teacherthanks...we got it
- Bugscope Teamwhen you click on the preset on the lefthand screen, the 'scope should drive to that place on the center screen, but only for the person who's driving
- 4:47 pm
- Bugscope Teama bug is a small group of insects
- StudentWhat is the difference between a bug and an insect?
Bugscope Teamnot all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Bugs refer to true bugs, which look kind of like beetles, but they have a proboscis for a mouthpart, which it uses to drink liquids from either plants or other insects (depending on the type of true bug)
- GuestWhen click on the pictures it says click to direct the microscope but nothing happens
Bugscope Teamask Jude to let you drive
Bugscope Teamtry it now, Lydia
- StudentThis reminds of the movie "honey I shrunk the kids"
- Bugscope Teamwe dont have any ants today, though
- GuestBees have hair like humans have in the nose
- Studenthoney bee stinger
- Teachernot seeing the link to let others drive
Bugscope Teamwe have to do it for you, with your permission. I just switched it to Lydia.
Bugscope TeamThis may be something to change in the next update. It would probably be good if the "teachers" could do this without having to send us a request.
- GuestSo what are we seeing currently?
Bugscope Teamthis is an arachnid called a solifugid
Bugscope Teami found it in new mexico
Bugscope Teamthey're called wind scorpions, sun spiders...
- 4:52 pm
- GuestIs that cilia we see on the top?
Bugscope Teamon insects we call the hairs we see setae, or seta for singular
Bugscope Teamand yes
- Student"Honey Bee stingers" would be a good name for a band
- Bugscope Teamthere are lots of setae of various types that project through the exoskeleton so the insect can use them to sense the environment
- GuestCan they live without the stinger?
Bugscope Teamno they would bleed out, which is why when they sting a mammal, and the stinger gets ripped out (because they stick in mammalian skin) they will bleed to death
- Teachertransfer driving to chris
Bugscope Teamgot it
- Studentcorrection their
- GuestDo honeybees die after they sting (or lose their stinger)?
Bugscope Teamyes they die because the stinger is pulled out when they sting mammal skin, which is thick
Bugscope Teamthey can sting other insects without losing their stingers
- Studentno wonder there eye ball is always itching!
- Studentwait for it
- Bugscope Teamthe preset didnt work
- StudentDo you think they know they will lose their stinger if they sting a mammal?
Bugscope Teamnot sure. likely not
- GuestKamikaze bees?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the bad dude on the stage today
- Studenthere is the "Assassin"
Bugscope TeamWhoops. Not the assassin bug
Bugscope TeamCate will find it for you.
Bugscope TeamHold on...
Bugscope TeamShe's trying to blame the bad preset on me. :(
- GuestHumans only see through the cornia does the bee see through all of its eye?
Bugscope Teamyes they see a small image through each of the ommatidia, and their brains process the images so they make sense
- 4:57 pm
- StudentI wonder what this Assassin bug eats
Bugscope Teamother insects
- StudentIs your first name Darth? Does it say that on your birth certificate?
Bugscope TeamDarth is an honorary title. Just like Jedi is my religion. I inherited it from my father.
- GuestHow did it get its name?
Bugscope Teamit attacks other insects, sometimes by blending in with flowers or other plants, then it grabs the unsuspecting insect
- StudentJune Bug
- Studentwait for it
- GuestThe june bug looks like a tank!
- Studentthese June bugs look like sumo wrestlers
- GuestWhat part is this...the face?
Bugscope Teamyes from the underside
- StudentDo June bugs turn into something else? Or does something else turn into a June bug?
Bugscope Teamonce an insect has wings, it's done
Bugscope TeamJune bugs start out as white grubs that feed on the roots of plants, primarily grasses in the midwest. After pupating, they emerge in their adult form which we see as Junebugs.
- Bugscope Teamthe assassin bug has a three-part proboscis, and the tip is called the rostrum. it plunges the rostrum into its prey and injects venom that dissolves its inner organs
- Guestare those bent things supposed to be whiskers?
Bugscope Teamthe bent things we see are antennae, and also palps
- 5:02 pm
- GuestOk, so we've two large appendages on either side and some ones between... are the small ones a part of the mouth?
Bugscope Teamthere are two sets of smaller appendages called palps that help the insect smell/taste and also maneuver its food into its mouth
- StudentAnybody ever seen the movie "the fly"
Bugscope TeamJeff Goldblum; didn't he marry Geena Davis?
- GuestAw Chris, you just gave me my next login name... Rundlefly!
Bugscope Teamyou can log out and back in
- StudentJude tells us you are graduate students studying bugs. When did you decide you wanted to spend your life studying bugs?
Bugscope TeamActually, I just finished a Ph.D. in horticulture. In the course of my studies, we looked at insects primarily from the viewpoint of how to control them.
Bugscope TeamWell, sort of finished a Ph.D. The University is now trying to mess with that after sending me the graduation announcement. Ugh.
- StudentThe Fly
- Studentin your kitchen
- Bugscope Teamfemale fly eyes are far apart, like Uma Thurman
- Bugscope Teammale fly eyes are so close they almost touch, like Mikhail Baryshnikov
- Bugscope Teami dont think there is much you can do for the borers, other than cut the trees down. if joe was active right now, he might be more helpful
- GuestSo we can tell a female and male fly by its eyes?
Bugscope Teamyes it often works that way
- Bugscope Teamyou can also tell male from female mosquitoes because the males have ornate antennae, whereas those of the female are more utilitarian, not so cool looking
- StudentDo insects mate sexually, and if so, who is the lucky guy to mate with the queen?
Bugscope Teamcould be a few males, several males, not just one
- Bugscope Teamfor honeybees, any drone (male) can mate with the queen bee. for wasps, it tends to happen in the air, so it's an acrobatic feat
- 5:08 pm
- GuestDo flies have a queen?
Bugscope Teamno. they are not social, or most aren't
- GuestWhy does a fly almost constantly rub its head with its limbs?
Bugscope Teamthey're super clean, like OCD
- StudentThanks for the information!
- StudentAh, so Darth, how do I control the Bronze Birch Borer that is destroying all my birch trees?
Bugscope TeamCate says cut all your trees down. I'd say that's about right. :)
Bugscope TeamBut seriously, you can try to use a systemic pesticide to knock them back. Expect it to be expensive though, as you'll probably have to have someone licensed to do the application. It may even mean having to inject the insecticide directly into the tree's xylem while the borers are young. Hold on and I'll see if I can find you some further information.
Bugscope TeamHere is an extension article about it. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/bronze-birch-borer/
Bugscope Teammake sure you chip the wood from the tree too the borer can survive in cut wood
Bugscope Team(Due to a formatting bug, you'll have to copy and paste that URL. Sorry. I've got a list of bugs to fix a mile long...)
Bugscope TeamAnyway, like the Emerald Ash Borer here, if the tree is too far gone - say 50% dead - then there is no hope. Just cut it down and either burn the wood or take it somewhere offsite. I'd wait a while before replanting birch, then choose a more resistant variety.
- Bugscope Teamsome have slashing/cutting mouthparts
- Studenthow do they get in your house?
- GuestUsually OCD doesn't spend all their time on garbage...
Bugscope Teamsome OCD people wash their hands compulsively
- GuestShould I be concerned that I had a donut out of the grocery store case and later noticed about twenty flies in there?
Bugscope TeamEven if they haven't laid eggs in the donut, most likely they've walked across the sugary surface, which is an excellent broth for the growth of some nasty bacteria.
- GuestThey would gang fight
- StudentOkay guys and gal lets compare the head of a honey bee to the fly
- StudentIf I were to have an antfarm and I put different ants from different colonies in it, would they work together or would they fight?
Bugscope Teamhaha They would not be very thrilled with each other.'
Bugscope TeamMy brother had an ant farm in college he purchased from some hobby shop. Within two weeks, wild ants had moved in and killed off the ones he bought. To him, ants were ants, so he didn't care.
- Studentwait for it
- StudentDo all ants bite?
Bugscope Teamsome sting, and some foam, and some project formic acid from the tip of the abdomen'
Bugscope Teambut maybe it's correct to say that all ants have mandibles, although some are too small for you to feel the bite
- GuestAnts bite?
Bugscope Teamyes they can
- 5:13 pm
- StudentHoney Bee
- StudentSo how do I make myself less attractive to mosquitoes?
- Bugscope TeamSpeaking of ants - here's a great story that happened just yesterday! I caught a mouse in a mousetrap. In a hurry to get to work, I decided to dispose of it when I came home in the evening. When I picked it up later that night, ABOUT 30 ANTS CAME POURING OUT OF THE MOUSE'S NOW HOLLOW SKULL AND BODY CAVITY. Cool.
Bugscope Teamhaha So did you keep the skull to make earrings for your wife?
Bugscope TeamThey were those huge, coal black ones, body size about 1cm long. They scattered like, well, ants when I picked it up. Felt like was in an episode of CSI.
- GuestIf honey comes out of their mouths I never want honey again. YUCK!
- StudentIs it true that some people attract mosquitoes more than others?
Bugscope Teamyes, and there are different ways
Bugscope TeamMosquitos are attracted to lactic acid which we produce in our sweat
Bugscope TeamA very sweaty person can attract more mosquitos than someone less sweaty. They are also more attracted to heat so warmer people attract more mosquitos
Bugscope TeamDarth used to bring us whole Panera bags full of june bugs.
Bugscope TeamNo, I did not! It was a bag full of Japanese beetles and Japanese beetle excrement.
Bugscope Teamhaha I didn't look that carefully
- GuestThe eyes of these insects are so large. If humans had similar body to eye ratio, how large would our eyes be? Completely cover both sides of our head?
Bugscope TeamEver watch Japanese anime? That size.
Bugscope Teamyes it would for sure be expensive to buy sunglasses
- 5:18 pm
- GuestTotally different.
Bugscope TeamIndeed it is! Junebugs are cute lil' fellers. Japanese beetles are mean!
- Studentsigning off
- StudentThank you
- GuestThanks everyone! Have a great night.
- StudentThank you for sharing with us!
- Bugscope Teamhaving compound eyes means that your visual field updates super quickly, so besides being able to see all around you, you can register motion way fast
- StudentThanks for your time!
- TeacherThank you for taking the time to share this wonderful teaching resource with us tonight...and for the humor!
- Bugscope Teamthanks for logging in today and using bugscope with us
- Bugscope TeamThank you, Everyone!
- Studentenjoying a honey snack
- StudentDo these insects see like 100 images of what in front of them? I would be freaking out
Bugscope TeamIt's hard to say since we can't ask them, but since we rarely see two seperate images with our eyes, it is most likely that their neural structures fuse the image into one.
- Bugscope TeamBye!
- GuestWe are being cut off- thank you so much for your time :)
Bugscope TeamThank you, Kelly!
- GuestThanks for telling me what I needed to know so I never eat honey again
Bugscope TeamBees are super clean too...
- Teacherfunny to see you removing the sets
- TeacherGood night and thanks
- Bugscope Teamyep that was me
- Bugscope Teamnight!