Connected on 2014-03-06 10:00:00
from Fannin, Texas, United States
- 9:08 am
- Bugscope Teamsample is in 'scope and pumping down for today's session
- Bugscope Teamit's 9:10 a.m.
- Bugscope Teamwe're waiting for the vacuum to get better so we can turn on the electron beam
- 9:16 am
- 9:22 am
- 9:30 am
- 9:38 am
- Bugscope TeamHi Brian!
- GuestHi Scott...I am with you tomorrow...just thought that I would check what is going on :)
- 9:44 am
- Bugscope TeamJust back, Brian. Good to see you!
- StudentHello! We are getting the students logged in!
- Bugscope TeamBug Tracker 1 where is your teacher?
- 9:49 am
- Bugscope TeamOkay got it
- StudentI am the teacher
Bugscope Teamgot it
- Bugscope Teamwe are ready to roll
- StudentWe are in a lab. I have a computer with an interactive board that I am projecting. The students have students stations.
- StudentThe student computers are moving a little slow.
Bugscope Teamdo they have some kind of blcoking software on them
- Bugscope Teamcan't type, sorry
- Bugscope Teamhere we're looking at the millipede you sent
- Bugscope Teamit's coiled up in a ball, with its head at the center
- 9:55 am
- StudentIs that the eye?
Bugscope Teamthe eye is the thing with many little bumps on it. what you might think is an eye is really a broken antenna. The real eye is just below that
- Bugscope Teamhi!
- StudentThese are our students logging in..
- Bugscope TeamBugHunters now has control of the microscope.
Bugscope TeamHi Gaby and Ally!
- 10:00 am
- Bugscope TeamI just moved us to the butterfly's compound eye, way up close
- Bugscope Teamwe can see a few of the ommatidia, which is what the individual facets or lenses of the compound eye are called
- StudentWhat Kind
- StudentThanks. What kind of interesting things can you tell us about the butterfly's eye?
Bugscope Teamthere are tiny nanometer sized features on them that only the butterflies and moths have.
Bugscope Teamthe features might be similar to the rods and cones in our eyes
- Studentwhat kind of butterfly
Bugscope Teami think it was a monarch
- Bugscope Teambutterflies and moths can see in the UV wavelengths of light, and we cannot.
- Studenttell us about the scales
- Studentwhat kind of eye sight does it have
- Studentare all butterfly's eye like this
Bugscope Teamall that I have seen, yes
- Bugscope Teamthat means they can see colors we do not
- Studenthow can we control the microscope
Bugscope TeamI just gave you control.
- Student wow
- Studentwhy is it like that
Bugscope Teamyou mean why is it black and white,?
- Studentwhat color is the eye
Bugscope Teami think it was black
- 10:05 am
- Bugscope Teamgood job driving
- StudentWe are getting there! We are first grade through third
- Studentcan we see the ant
Bugscope Teamask the people who are driving to select that preset and the microscope will drive to that position of the stage
- Studentwhat are those little dots
Bugscope Teamthose are nanometer sized features on the eye. I think they are similar to the rods and cones in our eyes that help us see in different light conditions.
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool
- StudentWhat are these?
- Bugscope Teamwe are looking at ridges and other features of a single wing scale that are so small that they interfere with the wavelengths of visible light and show up as different colors
- Studenthi again
- Studentdo butterflies have r
- Studentwhat are those lines?
Bugscope Teamthe long lines are ridges that strengthen the scale, like a Ruffles potato chip
- Studenthow do we change the picture
Bugscope Teamthe person who has control can click on the blue arrow on the left of the screen and choose a preset area in the microscope to drive to
- Studentdo the lines help the butterfly
Bugscope Teamthe butterfly has thousands of scale that give it color and also protect it from spider webs
- Bugscope Teamscales
- 10:10 am
- Studentoops ! we ment to say do butterflies have eye lashes
Bugscope Teamhaha not really!
- StudentHow do the scales protect it from spider webs?
Bugscope Teamthey can shake loose whatever scales are stuck to the web and get away. monarchs are also poisonous to a lot of insects and spiders, because they eat milkweed, so the spiders will often cut them loose from their webs anyway
- Studentok !
- Studentwhat is its spaecaile abilities
Bugscope Teamthe special abilities of the scales?
- Studentwhat does the butterfly eat
Bugscope Teammonarchs eat milkweed, which is poisonous to a lot of animals
- Bugscope Teambutterflies also drink nectar from flowers
- Bugscope Teamlike sugary water
- Bugscope Teamthis moth lost its mouth and palps, part of its face
- Studentis that the head?
Bugscope Teamthis is a moth, not the butterfly, although they look similar
- Studentwhat do they eat
- Studentwhat is on its head
- Studentare those balls it's eyes
Bugscope Teamit does looks like a cardinal or something with its plume of scales on top
- Studentit looks like a parret
- Bugscope Teamscales are a lot like feathers on a bird
- Studentlooks like a goat
- Studentwhy does the nose look like a beak
Bugscope Teamit is missing here; let's see what the butterfly's face looks like
- 10:15 am
- Studentis that the eye
Bugscope Teamthe eyes are on the left and right
- Studentwhy does it look like fly
- Studentdoes the moth eat the same thing as a butterfly
Bugscope Teamoften they eat kind of the same thing. as adults, butterflies and moths may not eat much; they eat more when they are larvae, as caterpillars
- Studentthe eye looks like a flies eye
Bugscope Teamyes in a way it certainly does
- Studentlooks cool
- Studentare those balls its eye,s
Bugscope Teamyes they are!
- Bugscope Teamflying insects need very big eyes. they help to see all around them a lot better, and are thought to see things in motion very quickly (to them our hand swatting at them is very slow)
- Studentwitch insect is most powerful
- Studentwhat is next to the eye
Bugscope Teamthere are the remnants of a palp
- Bugscope Teama palp is an accessory mouthpart
- Studentdoes it have a nose
Bugscope Teaminsects do not have noses. they have spiracles, through which they breathe, and they have lots of chemosensory setae, through which they smell
- Studentit still looks like a bird
Bugscope Teami agree- i think it looks like a bird as well
- Studentwhat are those dots on its eye
Bugscope Teamthe dots are the ommatidia -- the individual facets we had seen earlier
- StudentDo they have bones
Bugscope Teamthey don't. they have an exoskeleton- so that means they have a hard shell with all the mushy stuff inside
- Studentsorry! I meant witch one is most powerful butterfly or moth
- Bugscope Teamthis is awesone
- Bugscope Teamum awesome?
- Bugscope Teamhaha
- StudentTell us a little about this guy
- 10:20 am
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that the ant has a much smaller compound eye
- Bugscope Teamit is a female. almost all ants are female
- Studentwhy does it have hair\
- Studentcan we see the teeth
Bugscope Teamthey do not have teeth, but they have hardened edges to their mandibles
- Studentcan we zoom in on the hair on the ants
- Studentthey have hair
- Studentwhat is that hair
Bugscope Teamthe hair, which we call setae, is very important to insects, because as Cate said, they have exoskeletons, which are like shells, or like armor, and the setae stick through to give the insects a sense of their environment
- Studentdo all ants have the same head or face
Bugscope Teamnot really. some have really big jaws for cutting leaves or snapping its jaws so its body will fly away from harm (trap jaw ants). some have big muscly heads or really small heads
Bugscope Teamsome have no eyes as well
- Studentwhat are all those dots on the eye
- Studentwhy do ants have hair on them
Bugscope Teamthey are chemosensory, for smell; thermosensory, for hot/cold; mechanosensory, for touch and wind; and they also form sticky pads that help the insects crawl on surfaces
- Studentwhy does the eye look like a beehive
Bugscope Teamit comes from the shapes of the ommatidia, and the fact that they form a kind of dome
- Studentare all ants the same
Bugscope Teamno not at all, even within the same species and same colony
- Studentwhy does it look like the hair is being blown off the ant
- 10:25 am
- Studentwhat all do they eat
Bugscope Teamthey eat almost anything. some ants are farmers and eat only fungus that they grow
- Studentwhat do they do to the unhatched eggs\
- Studentwhat do ant eat
- Studentthe eye looks like a brain
- StudentWe do have a general question. Righ now, only one of our students can control the microscope. Is that the way it should be?
- Studentwhich type of ant is most dangerous
Bugscope Teamthere are a kind of army ants that swarm over animals and eat anything they encounter
- Studentwhat ability do ants and wasps share
Bugscope Teamthey have some similar body structures and both like sweet foods to eat. they can also both fly
- Studentwhat are those dots
Bugscope Teamthe dots are the lenses of the eye
- Studentdo all ants eat the same thin if they do what do they eat
Bugscope Teamthey do not all eat the same thing, but many are opportunistic and eat anything edible
- Studentwhat other insects are like the ant
Bugscope Teambees and wasps are related to ants and thus similar in some ways
Bugscope TeamHi Maggie and Raquel!
- Studentis that it's mouth
Bugscope Teamwe are looking at one of the jaws, called also a mandible, duh or we were...
- Bugscope Teamdo you recognize this?
- Studentwhat kind of spider is that
- StudentYes! And it is even scarier up close!
- Studentwhich type of spider is that
Bugscope Teamscott thinks it could be a wolf spider. we aren't very good at identifying spiders though
- Studentwe got in the warehouse
- Bugscope Teamspiders, in front of their eyes, have great big things like jaws called chelicers, or chelicerae, and at the tips they have fangs that inject venom into their prey
- Studentwhat are those 2 big things
- 10:31 am
- Studentwhat is the hair for
Bugscope Teamthe hair helps the spider sense vibration; often but not always they do not see very well
- Studenthow do you now what kind of spider it is
- Studentwitch spider is the most dangerous
Bugscope Teama black widow or a recluse spider are both good candidates because their venom can kill tissue
- Studentcan we see more
- Studentis this spider posions
- Studenthow are we able to control the microscope
Bugscope TeamMinecraft we gave you control. You are the supreme ruler now.
- Studentwhat is that thing that looks like a shell
Bugscope Teamthe head is joined to the thorax in spiders, and it looks like a shell; it is called a cephalothorax
- Studentwhat are those bumps on it's head
Bugscope Teamthose are its eyes!
Bugscope Teamthe bumps are the simple eyes of the spider
Bugscope Teamthere are usually 8 on a spider
- Studentwhat kind of spider is this
Bugscope Teamwe think it is a wolf spider, but it is hard for us to tell. often when we get spiders they are shrunken, a bit, and we do not recognize them
- Studentthat looks cool
- Bugscope Teamwe think this is a female because the pedipalps, on either side of the chelicers, which we see now, are small
- Student what are those dots at the side
Bugscope Teamon the right were features of the double stick carbon tape we use to stick the insects down
- Studentlooks like flowers
- 10:36 am
- Studentdo they stink
- Bugscope Teamstinkbugs do not like the bad smell they make any more than anything else does
- Studentwhy does it loos like this?
- Bugscope Teamso this flower-looking stuff absorbs the smell
- Studentis the daddy long legs the most poisonous spider of all
Bugscope Teamwe have read that people say that, and it is said that it is not true, after all
- Studentwhat are those things that looks like a flower
Bugscope Teamthis part, right now, is a chemosensor that helps the stinkbug smell
- Studentdo all of their glands look like this
Bugscope Teamthe gland opening we cannot see right now, but it is nearby
- Studentwhat is that
Bugscope Teamthat was a small part of the ventral side of the stinkbug (ventral means the underside, and dorsal means the top side)
- Studentit looks like mushrooms
Bugscope Teamyes they do!
- Studentcan you put us on control
- Studentwhat age do they get there stink sack
- Studentcan we control it
Bugscope TeamMaggie and Raquel are now the supreme rulers
- StudentAnything else that is cool about the stink bug? We thinks it's funny that they don't like their smell either!
Bugscope TeamI think the idea is that if you thought you smelled great it would not seem like much of a weapon to you.
- 10:41 am
- Studenti thought you said that we were supreme ruler
Bugscope TeamI'm sorry, Minecraft. We can have only one supreme ruler at a time. A sad fact.
- Studentare those the eyes
Bugscope Teamthose are the eyes
- Studentmaggie zoom in
Bugscope TeamMinecraft you are now a consultant on how to drive the microscope, for your classmates
- Studentdo they have en
- Studentcan you put us in control
Bugscope Teamyou are next
- Studentthis is awesome! do all stink bug's body's look like this. what do stink bugs eat
Bugscope Teamthey eat plant sap
Bugscope Teamand yes they have the same body type
- Studentwhat age can insects live up to
Bugscope Teamit depends, of course; cicadas live part of their lives undergrouind, some for 17 years, but most insects live for 6 weeks to perhaps a season, to perhaps a year
- Bugscope TeamGaby and Ally are now the Popes of the 'Scope
- Studentare those pointy things the teeth
Bugscope Teamyes in a way by thy are really just jaws or mandibles. they move outwards like a gate, instead of up and down like our jaws
- Studentsad face
Bugscope Teamsorry my friend
- Studentare those claws
- Student why do their tongues look like this
Bugscope Teamtheir tongues need to be absorbent, in a way. they need to be capable of having pollen stick to them, for example, or nectar, and they may also have a delivery feature, like a paint brush
- 10:47 am
- Studentdo they have any organs
Bugscope Teamon the inside they have organs, but they are not quite like ours. they exist in a blood-like fluid called hemolymph
- StudentI did not realize that yellow jackets had tongues!
Bugscope Teamyes they do, and this one'
- StudentI have heard that yellow jackets and wasps have different types of poison or venom. Is that true?
- Bugscope Teams tongue is caught in its mandibles!
- Studentare all yellowjackets look the same. sorry if i missspeld anything
Bugscope TeamI think their are likely a few different species we call yellowjackets, but I am not sure; there would be small differences
- Studentare insects cold blooded
Bugscope Teamyes they are
Bugscope Teamyes they don't generate their own bodyheat
- Studentwhich insect lives the longest
- Studenthappy face
- Studentwhat are those tube like stuff
Bugscope Teamthose are setae, or hairs on the wasp
- Studentminecraft finest has not had control sad face
- Studentwhat do they eat
Bugscope Teamthey like sugary liquids
- StudentOk. I have a question. It has been very cold here in Texas, and we were hoping that it would thin the mosquitoes out. We had a warm day on Friday, and there one was! How is that pssible?
Bugscope Teamthe mosquito was waiting for a warm day; they need to be able to do that. there must have been some water, even a small quantity, outside, that the larva lived in, and when it warmed up the larva had become an adult
Bugscope Teami think it is kind of like how fish can hibernate in frozen water. Insects can as well. I know that i have ladybugs that like to overwinter in my house
- StudentCan you all give control to Vasant and Kyleigh for a bit?
Bugscope TeamVasant and Kyleigh are now the bosses.
- 10:52 am
- Studentwhat are those scales
Bugscope Teamsorry Froopper I missed that.
- Studentlike what
- Studentare those bumps the eye
Bugscope Teamvery small bumps on the carapace, to the upper left
- Bugscope Teamthis rolybug suffered a bit after it died
- Studentdo they have claws
Bugscope Teamyes they do!
- StudentSo, are roly bugs really insects?
Bugscope Teamno they are crustaceans
Bugscope Teamno. they are crustaceans. that means they are more related to lobsters and crabs
- Studentwhat are those hairs
Bugscope Teamthey are mostly fungal hyphae that is found when things are decaying
- Studenthow hard is their shell to insects
Bugscope Teammost small insects will not be able to pierce it
- Studentwitch insect has been around the longgest
Bugscope Teamthere are walking sticks in the Tropics that can be 21 inches long
- Studentwheres the candy????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Bugscope Teamoh man I knew we forgot something
- Studentwhat are those pointy stuff
- StudentSorry for the off-topic comments
Bugscope Teamit happens
- StudentKyleigh and Vasant are switching us to the claw. Then, if we could let Frooper have it for a bit.
Bugscope TeamFroopper has been a trouper about this. Now Froopper is the Supreme Ruler.
- 10:58 am
- Studentis that the claw
Bugscope Teamyes it is; these are called 'isopods' because 'iso' means 'the same,' and all of the little feet are the same, like this
- Studentturn it down
- Studentwhere is its eye
- Studentwhat dose it's hair do
Bugscope Teamthe hair is sensory
- Studentdoes the hair help with anything
Bugscope Teamthey help sense what is going on around the insect, like sense of touch, smell/taste, temperature, etc
- Studentwhich bug is first bug
Bugscope TeamI don't know.
- Studentwhy does it have hair
Bugscope Teamthe hair is sensory
- Studentdo they eat everything
Bugscope Teamthey eat liquids
- Studentwhats that on top of of its head
Bugscope Teamthat is one of the antennae
- StudentI have also heard that house flies secrete something on their food before they eat it: true or false?
Bugscope Teamyes they spit up digestive juices that help dissolve their food
- 11:03 am
- Studentwhat does it eat
Bugscope Teamthey like sugary stuff
- Studentcan you zoom in frooper
- StudentSo are you all teachers and students at the University?
Bugscope Teamwe are scientists that work at a lab within the university
- Studentdoes it have a toung
Bugscope Teamthey have sponging mouthparts, which are like tongues in a way
- Studentit looks like a beak
- Studentgo v @ k
- Studentdo you like your job
Bugscope Teami do. it never gets boring. we see all kinds of different research projects come through that we get to be a part of
- Studentdo they really have a short life span
- StudentCan you tell us a little bit about your jobs? We have some students here that might be interested in doing something like this.
Bugscope Teamwe train graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to do their own research using a variety of microscopes and other devices
- Studenthow old are yall
- StudentWhat kind of education do you need to work in your lab?
Bugscope TeamI have a degree in English and Biology, and Cate has a degree in Physics.
- Studentwitch insect is the most beutiful
Bugscope Teamprobably butterflies. they have some really pretty coloring
- Studentdo you like your job
Bugscope Teamyes it is really fun but super busy
- Studentare there still some bugs to discover
- StudentWell, we have really enjoyed this. It is awesome that you let us use your equipment! We had a great time!
- Studenthow much did the microscope coast
Bugscope Teamabout $600,000
- Studentsee you later (:
- Studentwere going leave soon have a nice day by
- Studentwow $
- 11:08 am
- StudentOur bus will be coming back soon, so we are going to leave now. Thank you again!!!
- Studentthats a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Studentyour job sounds like a lot of fun!
- Bugscope Teamthanks you for the great questions and joining us today!
- Studentbye bye
- Bugscope TeamGood Bye!
- Student thanks for helping me discover more things