Connected on 2014-03-12 13:30:00
from Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
- 12:40 pm
- Bugscope Teamwe are pumping down now
- 12:52 pm
- Bugscope Teamvacuum is just about ready, then i will begin making presets
- 12:58 pm
- 1:04 pm
- 1:16 pm
- TeacherHi, we are here. images look great. kids arrive around 135 your time, but we'll have to sign them in
- 1:24 pm
- Bugscope Teamhi great to have you back
- Bugscope Teamlet me know if you have any questions. we can also give control to a student logged in
- Teacherok, thanks. students will get loggedd in, 2 to a station, so probably about 10 stations
- 1:38 pm
- Teacherdo the students go to interface on the bugscope web site to log in?
- Bugscope Teami see some students now.. if they dont see a student available as a log in, they can use guest
- Bugscope Teamthey should be able to get to the login page from the homepage of the bugscope website
- Teacherok all are getting logged in now
- Bugscope Teamgreat!
- Bugscope Teamhi!
- Studentthis is nifty
- Studenthello bubs
- Bugscope Teamwe are currently on the head of a cute borer beetle (they bore into trees, and are often a pest). In the clutches of its mouth is a little mite
- Studentada is awesome and don't you forget it
- Bugscope TeamThis is really cool. Do you see the mite?
- Studentaidan is awesomer
- Studentisaac is awesome bub
- Teacherwe are all logged in
- Studentaidan too
- 1:43 pm
- Studentow wow
- Teacherbill is explaining the diversity of beetles
- Studenthow do you make the smallerpictures bigger
- Studenti want to ask sciency questions
- Studentoh boy...
- Bugscope Teamyou can ask us whatever questions you would like
- Studentwhat is that
- Studentthe trachea is weirdly cool
- Bugscope Teamand the mite!
- Studenthow did the mite get there?
- Studenti'm confused
- Studentis it a PARASITE
- Studentdude, i rule
- Studentno i want to look at spider face
- Student what is an ash tray
- Studentthey eat ALL the ash trees,the beetles
- Studentlump is cool
- Studentwhy do they bore into tree's?
Bugscope Teamthe adults bore into trees to lay their larvae. the larvae then feed on the trees, and disrupt the flow of nutrients to other pasrts of the tree
- Studentso is cate
- Studentbutterfly scales=...3?
- Studentwhy do termites eat wood?
Bugscope Teamthey actually feed on a variety of things, but wood has a lot of cellulose (which is what they like to eat) so that's why they eat wood.
- Studentit is a tray
- Bugscope Teamthank you 12
- Studentcan you lable whats happening?
- Studentwhy is it hary
- Bugscope Teamjoe!
- Bugscope Teamemerald ash borer is probably the most known borer.
- Studentwhat the heck is that
- Studentwhats with all the hair?and what is the kind of mite and bettle?
Bugscope TeamMuch of the hair, called setae, is sensory; some of it, here, is the vestments, which allows other beetles to recognize it and may also have a thermoregulatory function.
- Bugscope Teamjoe is an entomologist that joins us sometimes to help answer the harder questions
- Studentawesome hairs
- Studenti do NOT rule? that's so funny i forgot to laugh!
- Studenthow dose it eat
- Studenti want to see the baby nija
- 1:48 pm
- Studentis it boy
- Studenthow many types of beetles are there?
- Studententomologists study bugs
- Studentis it a boy
- Studenti get it now
- Studenti duno
- Studenthow did termites get their name?
Bugscope Teamfrom latin word termes that means woodworm
- StudentWHO KEEPS WRITING SWEG
- Studentwhat is a ash tray
- StudentAs I junior zoologist, i love bugs!
- Bugscope Teamthis beetle actually came from joe, but he might not know what kind it is, or if it is a boy/girl. You often have to cut them open to be able to tell
- Studentwoodworm really?
- Studentyes i do
- Studentwhat is jub
- Studenti like dissecting
- Teacherwhere did you get the emerald ash borer? we don't want them here in NC
Bugscope Teamthis one isn't an emerald ash borer. I'm not sure what type it is
- Studenttell me every thing
- StudentI WAS RIGHT BUBS
- StudentHow many Beatles are there
- Teacherwe are trying to figure out what beetle is--bill thinks may be click beetle
- Studenttermites,mites,im confused
Bugscope Teamif it helps, a mite is an arachnid- like a spider
- Studentclick click click
- Studentit is a click beetlte
- Studentbecause it is
- Studentwe agree
- Studentcan i see the fly head
Bugscope TeamWhoever is driving, from your school, can select that preset & the 'scope will drive there.
- Studentcan 16 drive the scope?☺
- Studentthank ou
- Bugscope Teamhere is a spider claw
- Bugscope Teamthis looks like a click beetle.
Bugscope Teambut it is more likely a false click beetle
Bugscope Teamthe legs are unfortunately covering a key area.
- Studentlooks like a butterfly butt
- Studentspider claaawwwww!!!!!!!
- Studentmore ditails
- Student: )
- Bugscope TeamWow.
- Studentwhat are all the hairy things
- Teacherstation 23 asked for the spider claw. maybe give them controls?
- Studentsilky bott
- Studenti alraidy said butt!!!!!
- Studentcan you zoom in to see the end of there leg?
- 1:53 pm
- Studenti think it looks like a pine tree
- Studentthis is SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL☺
- Studentwhat is a click
Bugscope Teamclick beetles are beetles that can flick and flip themselves when they are on their backs, and make a clicking noise.
- Studentjoe ur cool
- Studentjoe thank you
- Studentnow i see the spider leg
- Studentsorry mistype
- Studentit is small
- StudentIf the legs are that hairy, imagine the armpit hair!
- StudentwHAT kind of spider is it
- Teacherfly head
- Studentthey shed there bone
Bugscope Teamsome spiders shed their exoskeleton. Only if they live long enough, like a tarantula. If they do have molts, and they lost a leg, they get back a brand new leg intheir next molt
- Studenthow many mini eyes does he have
- StudentHe has swag
- Studentjoe i need help
- Studentcool animal
- Studentthat fly is boss
- Studentdose their bone grow back when they shed it?
Bugscope Teamonly if they have molts, but a lot of insects don't live long enough to have molts. Tarantulas live for many years so they get molts
- Studentso black and white and old timie
- Studentthe click beetle clicks because if you pick them up,they think u are bird.
- Studentgross coc roches
- StudentCate,I didn't know that only tarantulas only live so long
- Student did U no that flies spit on our food? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
- Studenthow much was the microscope cost
- Teachercan we give 23 the controls?
Bugscope Team23 has control
- Studenthuge compound eyes
Bugscope Teamthey can see almost 360 degrees around it, and they can see motion very quickly, so that everything would look like they were moving in slow motion
- Student9 whats the coltrols
- 1:59 pm
- Studentno they actually puke on whatever they land on
Bugscope Teamthey puke on their food to help make it liquid so they can eat it. They often have sponging mouthparts to soak up the liquid
Bugscope Teamhorseflies have biting mouthparts, so they don't really puke
- Studentoh sick
- Studentshow us the real bug, i do not know what it is
- Studentcan he see 360 or 180
- Studentwhy is it a compound eyee
- Studentcompound eye
- Studentlook like scales
- Student why do muskitos sip blood?
- Studentwhy do masquitos bite you ?
Bugscope Teamthey need the bloodmeal in order to reproduce. only the females bite you.
- Studentwhy do fly's have two sets of wings
Bugscope Teamthey actually only have one set of wings
Bugscope Teamthe other set has been adapted to be gyroscope like, and helps with flight balancing and midair acrobatics (probably)
- Teachercan 21 have control
Bugscope Team21 has it!
- Studentwhy do masquitos bite you ?
Bugscope Teamthe females need the blood to give them energy to reproduce.
- Student9 whats the coltrols lol
- Studentwhat is that
- Studentwhat that
- Studentcrane fly
- StudentIs that a snout?
- StudentIf i had compound eyes, i would see isaac coming up behind me to be wierd to me
- Teacherbig snooter head
- Studentit is its iball
- Studentwhat is the stem
- Studentwhats the long thing
- Bugscope Teamyou can tell if a mosquito is male or female by looking at their antennae. The male antennae have really frilly, poofy antennae.
Bugscope Teamthe females just have plain, stick-like antennae
- Studenti didn't know that cate
- Teacher2 wings, thorax, legs
- Studenti see its nose/snount
- Studentso,the cranefly is sometimes is mistaken for a moskito???????
- Studentwhy only two eyes?
- Studentpeople mistake crane flies for misquetos
- Teachercan 17 have control
Bugscope Teamgot it!
- Studentwhat is that?
- 2:04 pm
- Studentcan i pleas have the control
- Studenttrue bugs
- Studentthats a true bug
- Studentcan i have cOntrols
- Studentcan i pleas have the control NO
- Studentfly eye
- Studentwhy do they suck
- Teacherleg of grasshopper, femur, tibia
- Studentwhat do they suck
Bugscope Teamplants mostly. some will suck the insides of other insects, and others will feed on blood
- Teachertarsus is his foot, have tarsal claws
- Studentwitch leg is it
- Studentclaws on feet to help hold on
- Studentit is the hind leg i think
- Studentwhat is a tarsus foot
- Studentcan we have control
- Studentwhy do grasshoppers jump?
- Teachercontrols to 14 pleaswe
- Studentlocusts eat crops
- Studentwhy do grass hoppers jump
- Studenti was just told
- Studentlook at his eye
- Studentno 9
- Studentgo to the true bug
- 2:09 pm
- Studentit IS a cricket
- Teachercontrols to 14 next please
Bugscope Teamsorry for taking the time to, but 14 has control
- Studentthe chirp=mating sound
- Studentmay we have control next
- Studentno anttenne
Bugscope Teamit's easy for parts to fall offafter insects/spiders die. the dry out and things get brittle
- Bugscope Teamthese are what ragweed pollen grains look like
- Studentit looks like a pine cone
- Studentlike velcro
- Studentwhy is it pointy
- Studentthis is the coolest website EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Teacherpollen grains. why so many spikes
Bugscope Teami think, and it's only speculation, but maybe it helps to stick to things so they get carried to some other place to pollenate
Bugscope Teamor stuck in our noises to make us sneeze :p
- Studentborer beetle
- Studentcause it is
- Studentsotg.0 ????????????????
- Studentthe borer beetle clAW and...pulvillus?
- Bugscope Teamsome pollen grains are smoother and look like footballs, so maybe those are sticky instead
- Studentwhat are those hairy thingies
- Studentlooks like a grappling hook [like ninjas use. that's what i like about it].
- Bugscope Teamthese pads of fur are called pulvilli. they have tenent setae in them that help them walk on vertical surfaces
- Studentant neck
- Studenti onley got my permit
- Studentcvuszkubsdtck [ that means it's weird]
- Teacherknobs are eyeballs
- Teachercan 19 have controls next?
- Studentthats a spider face and i see 7 eyeballs
- Bugscope Teamspiders typically have 8 simple eyes, but sometimes they have less
- 2:14 pm
- Student can we have the controls?
- Studentant comb
- Studentthose look like grappling hooks
- Bugscope Teamthe bottom part of the triangle is the comb, they are used to clean their antennar
- Studentwho has the controles
- Bugscope Teamantennae
- Student1drop the base
- Studenti reapet, who has the controles
- Studentwhat are the thing that fell off
- Studentwhy do they eat it
- Studentlook at that leaf
- Teachercan 19 have controls? typing again since chat moves so fast
Bugscope Team19 has it!~
- StudentCAN 16 HAVE THE CONTROLS????????????????????????????????????????????
- Bugscope Teamleafcutters harvest leaves to farm fungus with
- Studentit looks like it has knives
- Bugscope Teamassassin bugs eat the blood, hemolymph, of other insects
- Studenti repeat; can 17 have the controls?!
- Bugscope Teammaybe you can have them next 17
- Studentdarn it!
- Studentasasasain bug sweg
- Studentafter 19, int it 16???
- Studenthairy legs
- Studentwhats that fuzzy thing
- Studentmy brother's friend has a big beehive that beekeepers use in his backyard
- 2:19 pm
- Studentwhy does the assassin bug have pollen
Bugscope Teamthey walk over plants, so pollen sometimes just gets stuck on, could also be contamination from other things in the sample
- Studentbutterfly scale
- Studenthow much juice is in a assassin bug
- Studentit looks like cartilage
- Teacherscale off wing of butterfly
Bugscope Teami don't remember but it might be a monarch wing
- Student omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Teachercan number 9 have controls next (17 already had control)
Bugscope Team9 has control. sorry
- Studentwe zoomed out
- Studentit's a butterfly! it's not dangerous!
- Bugscope Teamthese scales are the same as the powder that comes off on your fingers if you rub their wings
- Studentall the way
- Studentcolor i think
- Studentwhat are those lumps
- Studentwith what
Bugscope Teamthey have a proboscis, which is like an elephant's trunk that you see now. near the end is where they poke this into the insect
Bugscope Teamthey then inject digestive juices into the other insect and suck up the digested innards.
Bugscope Teamoh like a spider
Bugscope Teamyes, exactly
- Studentis that thing dangerous
Bugscope Teamnot really, but there are some species that are dangerous for humans since they spread diseases
Bugscope Teamkissing bugs are one right?
- Studentwhat are the black lumps
Bugscope Teamthere are some places on the scales that are not as grounded for the electrons that are hitting it. the darker parts where were the electrons were going to ground. the brighter spots are where the electrons weren't being grounded- they were being absorbed into those areas, lighting them up
- Studentap seriii
- Studentwhat is that
- Studentare there layers of butterfly scales?
Bugscope Teamthey overlap a little, like shingles on a house
- Studentlove you!
- 2:24 pm
- StudentFYI 21 already had the controls and you spelled thought wrong
- Teachercan 16 have controls next
Bugscope Team16 has control
- Studentwhy are they called kissing bugs
Bugscope Teamthey give you a kiss with their piercing mouthpart! they are assassin bugs that can carry chagas disease
- Studentaphid head
- Studentim a c001 cid im totally good ad sbelling
- Bugscope Teamhere on the compound eye you can see that there are little setae, hairs, sticking out between the ommatidia
- Studentbutt meghee
- Bugscope Teamthese are a little dired out, but i think when it was alive the ommatidia would be a little fuller looking
- Studenthow many little eyes do insects have
- Student ccc
- Studentthey kiss you?
Bugscope Teamno, they bite you
- Studentthese are a little dired out, but i think when it was alive the ommatidia would be a little fuller lookingl
- Studentfly neck
- Teachercan 12 have control?
Bugscope Team12 has control!
- Studentit looks like toobs
- Studenthis head is torn of
- Studentthen why are they called kissing bugs
- Studentwhy is he decapitated
Bugscope Teami accidentally popped its head off while putting it on the tape
- Studentthat is gross
- Studentis there a trachea
- Studenthow many little eyes do insects have?
Bugscope Teamthey typically have 2 compound eyes, but how many ommatidia are in them can vary. sometimes as many as tens of thousands in one compound eye, and sometimes only 20 or so, like on an ant
Bugscope Teamthey can also have simple eyes, and that ranges from 0-3
- 2:29 pm
- Studentwhos in control??
- Studentdoes it have to do with there size
- Teacherstill no controls at 12
Bugscope Teamsorry, got a bit of lag
- Studentap shery!
- Teacherif controls can't go to 12, can you give them back to me?
Bugscope Team12 should have control now
- StudentWhy does it vary
Bugscope Teamit varies dependent on how much an insect relies on its sight
- Studentap Shery!
- Bugscope Teamthe trachea is the tube that supplies oxygen along the insect body
- Studentthat is assassin boog
- Studentaphid proboscus
- Studentap Shery!
- Studentwhy do some insects have long antenas and some are short
- Studentspider face!!!
- Studenti thot they had 200000000
Bugscope Teami don't think there is anything with that many ommatidia combined. sorry. dragonflies have a lot, but pretty sure it isn't that many
- Studentleaf cutter ant
- Studenti like cate
- Studentgood bye
- Studentwhoooo is ap sherri
- Studentcate nice
- Studentap SHERY!
- Bugscope Teamthank you
- Studentbye everyone and let 21 have control next time
- Bugscope Teamsorry for having to reschedule your session before, but i'm glad we were able to run bugscope with you today
- TeacherClass is over, a great success! Thanks!
- Bugscope Teamthat's great to hear!
- Bugscope TeamThanks! It was fun!
- 2:34 pm
- Bugscope Teamyou can access your chat and images from today by going to your member page
- Bugscope Teamhttp://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2014-005
- 2:39 pm
- Bugscope Teamwhen we run bugscope we run at a long working distance so you can see more of the insect at once at lower magnifications. normally we would use a shorter working distance to get better resolution at higher magnifications
- 2:44 pm
- Bugscope TeamI'm sorry but we are going to have to shut down now so someone else can use the microscope
- TeacherThanks again, a lot of enthusiastic hangers-on here
- Bugscope Teamcool!
- TeacherWe are signing off now
- Bugscope Teamhere is the inside of the microscope
- Bugscope Teamwhere the bugs are sitting