Connected on 2013-12-10 08:30:00
from Cook, Illinois, United States
- 7:30 am
- Bugscope Teamgood morning!
- Bugscope Teamsample is now pumping down
- 7:40 am
- 7:45 am
- 7:51 am
- 7:57 am
- Bugscope Teamgood morning!
- 8:03 am
- 8:09 am
- Bugscope TeamGuest where are you from?
- 8:14 am
- Bugscope Teamwe are ready to roll
- 8:19 am
- Bugscope TeamGood Morning, Ms. R-C!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamyou have control of the microscope
- Bugscope Teamyou can change magnification, focus, move the sample by clicking on the central screen (that will make a feature you have clicked go to the center), and also select from any of the presets on the lefthand screen
- TeacherGood Morning to all of you. I think we are ready to roll! My students will get out of assembly in 2 minutes and then a class will start to come in.
Bugscope Teamcool! If you have other computers available you can also log students in to them
- TeacherDid you receive my insects in the mail?
Bugscope Teamnot yet. sometimes the mail gets to us slowly, I'm sorry
- 8:25 am
- TeacherOh no. I sent them priority mail last Tuesday! There were supposed to get there by the end of the week!
- Bugscope Teamtoday we have a ladybug larva, cucumber beetle, parasitoid wasp, large beetle, cranefly, and other insects/arthropods
- TeacherI could get additional computers if you think that is better. Right now I have the image projected on the smart board.
Bugscope Teamall good!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a part of the wasp, on or near the thorax, where we see a pollen grain, and slightly more into the foreground, a butterfly scale
- Bugscope Teamthe thing to the upper left is part of a plant, looks like...
- 8:30 am
- Bugscope Teamwasp spiracle
- TeacherMy class is here. We are going to take turns operating the scope. Is this the pollen grain?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of a large wing scale, and the tiny thing we see we're not sure about; it may be a brochosome, from a leafhopper, but it is pretty large
- Bugscope Teamthis is all on the body of a parasitoid wasp
- Bugscope Teami think it's part of a broken scale
- 8:35 am
- Bugscope Teamwe can also see setae, which is what the hairs are called
- Bugscope Teamyou can take the mag lower, if you would like, to get an idea of where you are
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool!
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a moth
- Bugscope Teamits proboscis is coiled up when it is not being used
- Bugscope Teamthat's the thing on the left
- Bugscope Teamnow we're looking at the compound eye, which has thousands of facets called ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamthe eye is dented
- Bugscope Teamthe moth can see light that we cannot see
- Bugscope Teamit also has very good peripheral vision, since it has two large globe-shaped eyes
- Bugscope Teamthis is debris on the surface if the compound eye
- Bugscope Teamyou can see, beneath the debris, the hexagonal facets of the compound eye, the ommatidia
- 8:41 am
- Bugscope Teamhere's a pollen grain
- Bugscope Teamwe can see that the pollen grain is maybe 15 micrometers in diameter
- Bugscope Teamit has tiny pores on it
- Bugscope Teamto the left you see the fine features of one of the ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamwe think of those features as being similar to the rods or cones in our own eyes
- Bugscope Teamnow you are in the nano range
- Bugscope Teamsmaller than the wavelengths of even ultraviolet light
- Bugscope Teamthe electron beam is distorting the image a bit because we are so close
- Bugscope Teamit is affecting the sample itself
- Bugscope Teamgood job driving!
- 8:46 am
- Bugscope Teamneat that you found these things by yourself
- Bugscope Teamyou're driving a $600,000 scanning electron microscope from your classroom
- Bugscope Teambe sure to let us know when you have questions, and please also check out other areas on the sample when you have a chance
- TeacherBen and George are taking over now- that was Allison and Lily driving!
- Bugscope Teamgood job allison and lily!
- Bugscope Teamwow cool! good job, Allison and Lily!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a salt crystal from a Wendy's restaurant. we like them because they have these cool incised patterns
- 8:51 am
- Bugscope Teamsee the scalebar below the screen to the left?
- Bugscope Teamit gives us an idea of the sizes of what we are seeing
- Bugscope Teamwe can see that the spider's eye is not as complex as that of the moth
- Bugscope Teamit is not a compound eye, and spiders often cannot see very well, even with eight eyes
- Bugscope Teamthese are setae ('see-tee') that help the spider sense touch and vibration, very important for a spider\
- Bugscope Teamthe single seta we see now goes into the cuticle and attaches to nerves so it can transmit touch information to the spider
- Teacherwhat is right next to the setae in the opening
- Bugscope Teamlooks like a little bit of dirt or oil
- TeacherThis is Anne, Sofie and Clare
Bugscope TeamYay! Welcome to Bugscope!
- 8:56 am
- Bugscope Teambeetles have palps that help them taste their prospective food
- Bugscope Teamthis palp has little features on it that we believe help them sense chemicals -- the features are called chemoreceptors
- Teacherwhat are the hole spiricles
Bugscope Teami think that one is a pore for a seta
- Bugscope Teamyes it looks like a seta broke off and this is where it was
- Bugscope Teaminsects and similar arthropods have an exoskeleton -- they have a hard shell and no bones on the inside
- Bugscope Teamthey do not have skin like we do with nerve endings in it
- Bugscope Teamthere are some chemosensory regions
- Bugscope Teamwe think these are specialized chemoreceptors, oops, as Cate said
- 9:02 am
- Bugscope Teaminsects often have two sets of palps, which are accessory mouthparts, that help them eat
- TeacherIs that debris over the lines? are the lines the chemoreceptors?
Bugscope Teamyes it is some kind of dust or debris, exactically
- TeacherWill, James and Ethan are coming on!
Bugscope Teamsuper cool!
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the assassin bug's claws
- Bugscope Teamwe found another chunk of debris
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool, quite small
- Bugscope Teamnow we can see how the assassin bug holds onto its prey
- Bugscope Teamwith the spines on its arms
- 9:07 am
- Bugscope Teamhi!
- Teacherthis is olivia, emily and chloe!
Bugscope Teamyay! Hi!
- Bugscope Teamthe ant is quite small
- Bugscope Teamwe can see its compound eye, and we can see how its antenna has a ball and socket joint that connects it to the head
- Bugscope Teamthese are the ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamthe compound eye is made of individual units called ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamthere are so few ommatidia compared to the moth
- Bugscope Teamthe brochosomes are so small it is hard to focus on them
- Bugscope Teamthey look like little soccer balls
- Bugscope Teamusually they are 250 to 400 nm in diameter
- Bugscope Teamthe more ommatidia an insect has the more it relies on vision
- Teacherthis is kaela georgia and jolie
- TeacherLast group for this class, Mac, Jack, and Zach
- 9:12 am
- Bugscope Teamhey guys
- Bugscope Teambrochosomes are produced by leafhoppers, but we find them on lots of other insects
- Bugscope Teamso cute
- Bugscope Teambaby ladybug
- Bugscope Teamwe can see two of its eyes, which are called stemmata
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the antenna
- Bugscope Teamantennae
- Bugscope Teamthey are voracious predators and love to eat aphids
- Bugscope Teamthere is one of the eyes, now we see two
- Bugscope Teamthese are mean little dudes
- Bugscope Teamthis is where the cuticle was soft, relatively, and shrivel up when the larva died
- Bugscope Teamsome insects have a kind of waxy cuticle that helps keep them from drying out
- 9:17 am
- TeacherI have a new class here- Dugong class, we will start having groups come up!
- Bugscope Teamcool!
- Bugscope Teamok sounds good
- Bugscope Teamthis is a parasitoid wasp -- a wasp that lays its eggs in other insects, and the larvae eat their way out
- Bugscope Teamwe can see that the compound eye, which has lots of facets called ommatidia, is covered with a fine film of some kind of oil
- Bugscope Teamthe mandibles and palps are to the left, and the antennae are to the righ
- Bugscope Teamright.
- Bugscope Teamto the right are its antennae
- Bugscope Teamhi nick. hi graham!
- Teacherthis is nick and graham
Bugscope Teamawesome! welcome aboard!
- 9:22 am
- Bugscope Teamthese simple eyes help with orientation during flight, and also with circadian rhythm (internal clock of day/night cycle)
- Bugscope Teamhere we are looking at the mouth, from the side
- Bugscope Teamthe hairs you see here are called seatae
- Bugscope Teamthe upper righthand thing is one of the mandibles, and to the left is part of one of the palps, which are used to help feed
- Teacherplease take the picture! we are learning about circadian rhythm in class right now !
- Teacherhi its jack matthew and marti
Bugscope Teamwelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamin the center we see a scale from a moth or butterfly, probably
- Bugscope Teamthis is some juju on a fungal hypha or perhaps a plant fiber
- 9:28 am
- Teacheris that debris
Bugscope Teamyes it is!
- Bugscope Teamit's easy for bugs to get dirty. they don't take baths
- Teachercan you take a picture
- Bugscope Teammoths, butterflies, silverfish, mosquitoes, and few other insects have scales on their bodies that protect them from getting stuck in spiderwebs
- Bugscope Teamhi girls! welcome!
- Teacherthis is rose keiara and isha
- Bugscope TeamI am sitting at the scanning electron microscope (SEM) controls, so I can quickly fix the focus, sometimes
- Teacherwhat are these little particles on the surface?
- Bugscope Teamthis salt crystal is from a Wendy's restaurant; the little particles may be debris but are likely to be bits of salt
- Bugscope Teamthat could be part of the anti caking agent that gives it that cool look
- Bugscope Teamyes! we think that the salt is made with an anti caking agent that keeps it from sticking to itself
- 9:33 am
- Bugscope Teamwhen we see that the micron bar reads '5 microns,' that is telling us that we are looking at a scale of five one thousandths of a millimeter
- Bugscope Teamor five millionths of a meter, very small!
- Bugscope Teambacteria are often about 2 microns, or micrometers (same thing) long
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool
- Bugscope Teamthe beetle seems to be waving to you
- Teacherthis is charlie and dylan!
Bugscope Teamhi you guys!
- Bugscope Teamyou all are doing a good job
- Bugscope Teamsee the claw on the right?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the pulvillus
- Bugscope Teamit has lots of setae on it with those triangular tips that help it cling to surfaces
- Bugscope Teamwe know from this that the beetle has the ability to climb walls
- Teacherwhat is the pulvillus?
Bugscope Teamthey are the pads of setae by the claws
- 9:38 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is near some kind of crystal and may be part of the crystal
- Bugscope Teamthe name 'pulvillus' has the word 'villus' in it. villi are super tiny hairs
- Teacherhi this is madelyn, abby, and lily!
- Bugscope Teamwhen we use this microscope for Bugscope we do not have optimal imaging capability at super high mag
- Bugscope Teamthis is what the inside of the electron microscope looks like
- Bugscope Teamhi girls!
- Bugscope Team this is the inside of the scope
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- Bugscope Teamand this is where you moved to on the stub
- 9:43 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is super cool
- Bugscope Teamyou are now on the nanoscale
- Bugscope Teamthis wasp at some point was hanging around with leafhoppers
- Bugscope Teambecause leafhoppers produce those tiny spheres
- TeacherThis is so cool!!
- Bugscope Teamthese brochosomes help to waterproof and 'poop' prooof the leafhopper
- Bugscope Teamleafhoppers have what is called a 'self-anointing function' in which they spread brochosomes on their bodies
- Bugscope Teamawesome driving!
- 9:48 am
- Bugscope Teamif you can't see, the easiest thing to do is refresh the browser
- Teacherthis so amazing!
- TeacherA student is trying to watch from home and cant view the pic
Bugscope Teamask her/him to refresh the browser, perhaps
- Teacherhello this is jason and nikita
- Teachertake a picture [lease
- Bugscope Teamwow scott found some mites on this large beetle!
- Bugscope Teamthey folded their limbs into their carapaces
- 9:53 am
- Bugscope Teamthese mites are probably phoretic (hitching a ride)
- Bugscope Teamhey girls
- Bugscope Teamsee the ant's eye?
- Teacheryeah it's cool!
- TeacherAre those setae next to the eyes?
Bugscope Teamyes that's right
- Bugscope Teamthe facets of the eye are called ommatidia; ants often have very few of them, and some do not have eyes at all
- Bugscope Teamcan your student at home see the images now?
- Bugscope Teamthat person should be able to log on as a guest and see everything as well as also, comment
- Bugscope Teamthese different units work together to provide a complete image for the ant
- Teacherno she is facetiming with us but she can't get in.
Bugscope Teamplease just have her log into Bugscope directly, as a guest
- 9:59 am
- Bugscope Teamshe will be able to see the chat as well, and she can communicate that way
- TeacherShe tried going iut and going back in, and it won't work still.
- Bugscope Teamthe images they see are a mosaic of sorts and not multiple complete images as is often depicted in sci-fi
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/
- Bugscope Teamall she should need to do is select Guest rather than Student
- Bugscope Teamto the left we see one of the wingscales of another insect
- TeacherHi it's Ms. R-C again. I have a new class here- Oh, we will tell her to say guest. She is on the website but can only see our chatting not the picture.
Bugscope Teamif she is on an iPhone, that will let you see only the chat
- Bugscope Teambut on an iPad or a larger computer, anyone in the world can actually log on as a Guest
- 10:05 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is the ant's knee
- Guesthi im caroline, im in florida but i got in
- Bugscope Teamthis is the top of the spider's head
- Bugscope Teamwe are looking at the eyes, of which there are eight
- Bugscope Teamthey are not compound eyes like we see on many adult insects
- TeacherHi this is Sydney, Nora, and Elijah
Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teaminsects have a head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, and two antennae
- Bugscope Teamspiders do not have a head and a thorax; rather, they have a combination head/thorax called a cephalothorax
- Bugscope Teamspiders have a cephalothorax, abdomen and 8 legs
- Guesthi nora, sydnet, elijah
- Bugscope TeamHi Julie!
- 10:11 am
- TeacherOur student from home is on now and can see! Thank you- She is Caroline but going by Julie she is at her Grandparent's
Bugscope TeamI am so glad! Super cool!
- Bugscope Teamthis is the top of a spider's head
- Teacherwhat are the little lines and bumps?
Bugscope Teamthe bumps are the spiders eyes, the hairs are likely sensory setae
Bugscope Teamsince spiders and insects have hard exoskeletons, up close they all look hairy, and a lot of these hairs help with sensing their environment, some with self awareness, and some with thermoregulation
- Bugscope Teamyou can see a few of its eyes, and also some of the sensory setae (hairs) that help it sense its surroundings, and vibration, since the eyes are often not very good
- Bugscope Teamthis is a salt crystal, kind of a special one
- Bugscope Teammost salt is kind of boring, like a solid cube
- Teacherhi! this is olivia R, olivia G, and Maya!
Bugscope TeamTotally Cool! Yay!
- Bugscope Teamwe think this kind of salt has an anticaking agent added to it that gives it this funny incised shape, or series of shapes
- Teacherand why are there so many specks?
- Teacherwhy are there so many different levels
Bugscope Teamsodium chloride forms cubic crystals, and we think the anticaking agent is disrupting the ability to form larger cubic crystals but not small ones
- 10:16 am
- Guestnice question olivia
- Teacherthanks julie!
- Teacherhow does salt form
Bugscope Teamsodium ions in water are positively charged, and chlorine ions are negatively charged; when the water starts to dry away, the ions stick to each other, and they form cubs
- Bugscope Teamthis is a cute little cucumber beetle
- Bugscope Teamwe can see its mandibles, which open left and right, like a gate, and we can see its compound eyes
- Teacherhello, this is now Siona, Sehar, and Lulu
- Bugscope Teamhi!
- Bugscope Teamthere are also palps around the mouth that help it manipulate/taste food and things
- Bugscope Teamwe can also, on the right, see one of the beetle's claws, and also the pulvillus, which is a pad that has tenent setae on it that stick to surfaces so the beetle can climb
- Bugscope Teamthere is also a central component of the mouth, like a kind of plate, called a clypeus
- Bugscope Teaminsect mouths are very complicated
- Teacherwhat makes them complicated?
Bugscope Teamthey have so many components, at least in this case
- 10:21 am
- Teacherwhat are the different parts of the insect mouth?
Bugscope Teamthe mandibles, left and right; the palps, mandibular and maxillary, with sometimes other names; the clypeus; often a fringe that filters things out...
- Bugscope Teamthere are four palps, and they function to help push food toward the opening of the mouth, but they also have things like tastebuds on them
- Bugscope Teammost of the hairs are for sense of touch
- Bugscope Teamthey can't feel through their exoskeleton like we can our skin
- Teacherwhat are the hairs on the top?
Bugscope Teamthe hairs are often called setae, or bristles, or spines, as well as hairs, and as Cate says they are often sensory
- TeacherHi its Holden, Kendal, And Parker
- Guestoh ok
- Bugscope Teami think another school had sent this at some point
- 10:26 am
- Teacherwhy is the eye dented?
Bugscope Teamit likely happened after it died, while being handled
Bugscope TeamCate did it.
- Bugscope Teamthe coiled tube is the moth's probocis
- Teacherhi its maya and Aidan
- Bugscope Teamthanks scott >.>
Bugscope Teamhaha I know this one was already dented when we got it
Bugscope TeamHi Julie!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a spiracle
- Bugscope Teamoops and this is a baby ladybug
- Bugscope Teamthis is a ladybug larva; when they are young they are voracious eaters of aphids
- Teacherwhy are there spikes on its back?
Bugscope Teamthe spikes likely help keep it from being eaten
- Bugscope Teamnothing much would like to eat something with spikes on its back
- Teacherand who eats it?
Bugscope Teambirds, mice, other insects
Bugscope Teamphysical deterrent
- 10:31 am
- Bugscope Teamsort of like hedgehogs/porcupines
- Guesthi maya, amy, and elaine
- Teacherhi julie!
- Teacherwhat exactly are mites?
- Teachernever mind
- Bugscope Teamthese are mites on a large beetle
- Bugscope Teamthe mites are kind of like super tiny turtles
- Teacherwhere on the bug can you see the mites?
Bugscope Teamif you take the magnification down you can see where they are -- mostly along the center line of the underside of the body
- Teacherwhat are the mites used for?
Bugscope Teamthey are either hitching a ride or actually living on the beetle
- Teacheroh! ok
- Bugscope Teamwe don't know if they eat food the beetle misses or if they perhaps live on the fluid (hemolymph, like insect blood) that sometime leaks out of the joints
- 10:36 am
- Bugscope Teamthe beetle is startting to rot, a bit, so the surface of the cuticle looks kind of gooey
- Bugscope Team'starting' to rot
- TeacherHi It's Ms. R-C- we found that interesting- now it'g going to be Jackson and Matthew- last group for this class.
- Bugscope Teamhi guys!
- Bugscope Teamusually we can see the mites' limbs quite clearly, but these mites seem to have tucked their limbs in toward their undersides
- Bugscope Teamthese are breathing holes for insects
- Bugscope Teamthey are connected to a trachea that runs through the body to supply oxygen
- Teacherwhat is it for
Bugscope Teamthis is a pore that insects have in many places on the body, usually one on either side of a body segment
- Bugscope Teamthese are also gated to keep dust and other particles out
- Bugscope Teaminsects can open or close the spiracles, oops, as Joe says
- Bugscope Teamthey can use the spiracles for gas exchange
- Teacherwhere should we look
Bugscope Teamusually on the sides
- Teacherwhat are the hairs?
- Bugscope Teamthe tracheal tubes actually bring oxygen to each cell, since they have a different circulatory/gas exchange system
- Bugscope Teamthe hairs inside the spiracle are to help keep small particles out, like nose hairs
- 10:42 am
- Bugscope Teamif we put a live roach in the electron microscope, it could close its spiracles and hold its breath in the vacuum there until we let it out
- Teacherwhat does it look like to you?
- Bugscope Teamkind of like a stomate on a leaf
- TeacherHi again. It's Ms. R-C. My last class is coming in now- they are settling in and looking at the screen!
- Bugscope Teamstomata can open and close; they have an analogous purpose
- Teachersorry, I hit return. This is Caroline's class. She is the one joining us from home.
- Bugscope Teamokay cool, so Caroline is coming to us today, from home, as Julie
- Guestyes that is me
- Bugscope Teamwe can give Julie/Caroline control of the 'scope if you would like.
- Guestno thank you im ok with watching
Bugscope Teamtotally cool
- 10:47 am
- Guestthanks for the offer though
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a cranefly, which is one of those big kind of clumsy flies that looks like a super industrial bigboy mosquito
- Bugscope Teamits mouthparts are coming toward us, so we cannot see how far they stick out
- Bugscope Teamthis is the compound eye
- Bugscope Teamwith all its facets, or lenses, called ommatidiaa
- Bugscope Team'ommatidia'
- Bugscope Teamwe can see that the ommatidia are a bit dried
- Bugscope Teamand we can see a mold spore on one of them
- Guesthey guys!
- TeacherHi it is Hannah, CJ and Katie
- Bugscope Teamthis is the top edge of the coiled proboscis of the moth
- Bugscope Teamthe proboscis, in this case, is like a straw the moth uses to suck nectar from flowers
- 10:52 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is a bunch of juju on the top of the proboscis -- stuff like mold and fungus and even perhaps a piece of web there
- Bugscope Teamsome bacteria produce (exude) a gel-like liquid that they can then swim around in; it protects them
- TeacherThat is gross!
- TeacherIt is also cool
- Bugscope Teamthat is why some bacteria are more dangerous -- because they are hard to wash off of plants, due to the biofilm
- Bugscope Teamthat is why it is good to brush your teeth...
- Bugscope Teambacteria -- the rod-shaped ones called bacilli -- are usually about 2 microns long
- Bugscope Teamso we could see them if they were here
- TeacherI agree!
- Bugscope Teamthis is mostly mold spores and fungal hyphae
- Bugscope Teamwhen things die the mold and bacteria move in an make them rot, turn them back into a kind of dirt
- 10:58 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is a mold spore
- Bugscope Teamthey are flying through the air all of the time
- Bugscope Teamthis is kind of cool as well
- Bugscope Teamwe are looking at the antenna of a parasitoid wasp, up close
- Bugscope Teamwe see lots of setae -- sensory hairs
- Bugscope Teamand those long placoid sensillae, which I believe are mostly chemosensory
- TeacherHey! This is Giselle, Abby, and Lindley
- Bugscope Teamsetae like this collect information from the outer world, often chemical information, and they send it to nerves beneath the cuticle
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that when we go to super high magnification, sometimes there is nothing to see
- Bugscope Teamwe do not know if this is a mechanosensory, chemosensory (pheromones), or thermosensory seta
- TeacherDo they sense pheremones?
Bugscope Teamyes they do!
- Bugscope Teaminsects process chemical data, including those from pheromones, far more than we do
- 11:03 am
- Bugscope Teamants, for example, do most of their communication via chemicals
- TeacherOh, got it
- Bugscope Teamto the left we see (the trapezoid shape) one of the ant's mandibles
- Bugscope TeamJoseph is an entomologist, and we are lucky to have him working with us
- TeacherWhat is the purpose of the anntenna?
Bugscope Teamthe antennae are covered with chemosensory, thermosensory, and mechanosensory setae, so they help the insect interpret the world
Bugscope Teamin social insects the antennae are important in nestmate recognition
Bugscope Teamin addition to the things Scott has listed
- TeacherHello, it's Jonathan, Brandon, and Zaid!
- Bugscope Teamif an ant is covered with dead ant smell, even if it is still alive the 'cleanup' crew ants will take it away
- Bugscope Teamthis is the joint between the claws at the end of the assassin-bug's arm, or leg
- Bugscope Teamthere is a lot of dirt and dried goo here
- Bugscope Teamnow we can see some brochosomes, as well
- Teacheroh thats gross but cool!
- Bugscope Teamlook what you found!
- Bugscope Teamawesome
- 11:08 am
- TeacherYou are a genius.
- Bugscope Teamsometimes they are oval, but they are often round and about 250 to 400 nanometers in diameter
- Bugscope Teamthey come from the Malpighian tubules, part of the digestive system
- TeacherWhat is a brochosomes
Bugscope Teambrochosomes are tiny particles produced solely by one kind of insect, the leafhopper
Bugscope Teamthey help waterproof the insect and also helps with making the insect's own poop stick less to the insect
- Teacherbye ty
- TeacherHello, it is James and Michael
- Bugscope Teamthese tiny features, we think, help the moth focus light into its ommatidia
- Bugscope Teamthey are quite small, even smaller than brochosomes
- Bugscope Teamyou are imaging on the nanoscale, James and Michael.
- 11:13 am
- Teachercompared to other units of measurment how zoomed in are nanoscales
- Bugscope Teamthere, sorry, had to answer the phone
- Teacherbye bye
- TeacherAre we to close to focus?
Bugscope Teamyes about as close as we can get at this working distance
- Bugscope Teamare you still there?
- Teacherhi it's Kenny, Mac, and David
- Bugscope Teamthis is the inside of the vacuum chamber
- Teachertake a picture please
- Bugscope Teamthe electrons come from the top of the column, and what we are looking at now is the sample stub with the insects on it
- Bugscope Teamthere! that is one of the salt crystals that apparently escaped
- Bugscope Teamwe can see that it has tiny dust-like features
- 11:18 am
Bugscope TeamCate had put some salt on another part of the stub but I didn't see it
- Teacherwhere did you get the salt cristal
Bugscope Teamfrom a Wendy's restaurant
- Bugscope Teamwe really like their salt crystals
- Bugscope Teambecause they do this cool thing
- Bugscope Teamother salt is boring
- Bugscope Teamactually Wendy's seems to have changed their salt.
- Teacherbye bye
- TeacherHi, its Stefanie and Ashley
Bugscope TeamHi Stefanie and Ashley!
- Bugscope Teamthis is the top of a spider's head, where the eyes are
- Bugscope Teamspiders do not have compound eyes
- Bugscope Teamthey have eyes that are more like simple eyes, like ocelli
- 11:24 am
- Bugscope Teamhere we see a couple of the sensory setae on the cephalothorax
- Bugscope Teamplus some mold spores, on the surface there
- Bugscope Teamyou can actually see what the mold spore has done
- Bugscope Teamit grew that tail we see coming across from right to lower left
- Bugscope Teamspiders have lots of what we believe are vibration-sensitive setae
- Bugscope Teamthis is really cool
- Bugscope Teama kind of pollen we have not seen before
- Teacherbye thank you!!!:)
- Bugscope TeamThank you!
- Guestbye girls, thanks mrs. r c
- TeacherHey it's Tucker and Ben
- Bugscope TeamHi Tucker and Ben!
- Bugscope Teambeetle face
- Bugscope Teamthe pointy things are palps
- Bugscope Teamwhich are accessory mouthparts, like feelers
- Teacherwhat are palps
- 11:29 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the legs, the tarsi
- Bugscope Teamtarsi are the last several segments of the leg
- Teacherwhat is coming out of the eye
Bugscope Teamit looks like it is coming out of the eye but it is not really
- Bugscope Teamthis is the shaft of the leg
- Bugscope Teamwith its own tiny setae on it
- Teacherwhat is a setae
Bugscope Teamthey're like hairs that are used to sense things like touch, wind, hot/cold, and most importantly chemicals
- TeacherPlease take a picture
- Teacherthat is really cool
- Bugscope Teamthe images are collected automatically and stored on your member page
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2013-089
- Teacherthank you so much
Bugscope TeamThank you!
- 11:34 am
- Bugscope Teamtime for us to give the 'scope up to the researchers
- TeacherWe really had a great experience today. You guys did a great job predicting their questions and answering them. Sometimes you would answer the question while they were typing it! Thank you so much, Juliana Reese-Clauson
- Bugscope Teamis everyone done?
- TeacherIf you do receive my insects, please feel free to use them however you would like to for future classes. We could try to look later to see if we can recognize any of the ones that we sent in from pictures taken with other classes.
Bugscope Teamcool. thank you! eventually the people upstairs will get them and let us know
- Bugscope Teamsee you next year!