Connected on 2014-05-15 13:45:00
from Alameda County, California, United States
- 10:58 am
- Bugscope Teamstarting to make presets for today's session with Michele Korb in New Orleans
- Bugscope Teambrb..
- 11:05 am
- Bugscope Teamback!
- 11:11 am
- 11:17 am
- 11:23 am
- Bugscope Teammaking presets
- 11:29 am
- 11:34 am
- Bugscope Teamwe are ready to roll
- 11:39 am
- Bugscope Teamhello Dr Korb's Mom!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamThis is the face of a cricket Dr K sent.
- Bugscope Teamyou can see its compound eyes, on either side of its head, and you can see where its left antenna, on the right, broke off
- Bugscope Teamin the center you can see its mandibles
- Bugscope TeamJust got a text message from Dr K, who says they're having internet connection problems, just now.
- Bugscope Teamwe've been through that before, at conventions in which we'd demo'd Bugscope
- 11:44 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is a Junebug.
- Bugscope TeamHello Dr Korb's Dad!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamthis is Scott...
- Bugscope Teamplease be sure to let us know when you have any questions
- 11:50 am
- Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of the Junebug's abdomen, where some ants chewed through it
- 11:59 am
- Bugscope TeamHI Bob!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Teamplease let us know if you have any questions
- Bugscope TeamDr K, via text, says she's still workingn on making a connection from N.O.
- Bugscope TeamIs Boris the spider around as well?
- Bugscope Teamthis is the head of a yellowjacket wasp
- Bugscope Teamif we go up close, on the mandible to the left, we can see where it has chemoreceptors embedded in the cutting surface
- 12:04 pm
- Bugscope Teamnow you can see some of the longer setae, most of which may be mechanoreceptors
- Bugscope Teamnow we can see where the mandible is thinner, where it cuts
- Bugscope Teamand now we can start to see tiny pores near the cutting surface
- Bugscope Team...
- GuestHi I am Sue and I am in the room with Michelle and we are crowded around one computer that works.
- Bugscope TeamHi Sue!
- GuestWhat are we looking at right now?
- Bugscope Teamsee the chemoreceptors on the yellowjacket mandible?
- Bugscope Teamthose little bumps help the yellowjacket taste what is bites into
- Bugscope TeamI'll take the mag down, now
- Bugscope Teamthe pores are where we just were
- Bugscope Teamthere's the whole head
- Bugscope Teamkind of a wild hairdo
- 12:09 pm
- Bugscope Teamthere's a spider's cephalothorax, and we can see 7 eyes
- Bugscope Teamthose bumps in the center are the spider's eyes
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the fangs underneath that
- GuestScott do I have control of the scope?
Bugscope TeamJust gave it to you.
- Bugscope Teamlooks like this spider lost some legs on its left side
Bugscope Teamprobably Cate, doing prep, so we could see better
- Bugscope Teamlooks like this is a male
Bugscope Teamfrom the large pedipalps you see to the sides of his face
- GuestGot it. Pretty amazing.
- Bugscope Teamspiders have soft bodies, with the exception of the cephalothorax, so often, if we get them partially desiccated, we don't know for sure what we have
- GuestWhat kind of spider is this?
Bugscope Teamit's hard to identify spiders, not really sure
Bugscope Teamif i had to guess, probably a house spider
- GuestScott we don't have control. Could you keep driving the scope, creating new images?
- 12:14 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is a closeup of the honeybee's antenna. we can see placoid sensillae as well as setae that are also likely chemoreceptors
- GuestTips for viewing with an iPhone?
Bugscope Teamyou know it used to work, and lately I'm not sure how to get it to work correctly -- all you can do is send and read messages but not see the images
- Bugscope Teamtaking the mag down so you can see where we were
- Bugscope Teamwhere we are
- Bugscope Teamnow we see that we were on a single segment of the antenna
- Bugscope Teamhere's the honeybee's tongue, called a 'glossa'
- Bugscope Teamusually it is at least partially covered by the labrum, which is what the thin sleeve-like things are called, together
- Bugscope Teambig wide head
- Bugscope Teamthe nectar gets stuck on the hairs of the glossa
- Bugscope Teamand then the bee retracts it and takes in the nectar
- Bugscope Teamants, bees, and wasps are all related; like, they know each other
- Bugscope Teamyou can see its hairy eyes to the sides there
- 12:19 pm
- Bugscope Teamsorry Joe -- messing you up
- Bugscope TeamJoe is an entomologist, and he can log in from any other computer to work with us
- Bugscope Teamthis, in the middle, is the pollen basket
- Bugscope Teamit's been cleaned off
- Bugscope Teamnow for something completely different
- Bugscope Teamthis is the tip of a Junebug's palp -- one of its four palps
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that it has 'tastebuds' lined up to help it smell/taste its prospective food
- Bugscope Teampalps are little feelers -- accessory mouthparts many insects have
- Bugscope Teamspider palps, also called pedipalps, are a bit different
- Bugscope TeamJune beetles are all chafers, and feed on leaves and petals
- Bugscope Teamthere are two palps -- sometimes called mandibular and maxiallary
- 12:25 pm
- Bugscope Teamwe see that the palps on the right, on the Junebug's left side, are missing
- Bugscope Teamalso the antenna, but there is one on the left here
- Bugscope Teamthis is a lamellated antenna, which can open like a fan to expose more chemosensors
- Bugscope Teamsometimes -- often -- we can see into the openings of the lamellae
- GuestThis is Mark struggling with internet
Bugscope TeamHi Mark!
- Bugscope TeamNSTA has control -- you just changed the mag
- Bugscope TeamJoe and I also have control, as admins; and I am sitting at the microscope as well, so can drive directly
- Bugscope Teamthis is a kind of messy area. a bit to the left we see the bodies of some ants that had apparently been snacking on the Junebug
- Bugscope Teamthere's the ant center left
Bugscope Teamlooking away from us in shame
- 12:30 pm
- Bugscope Teamhaha. Here's where they were doing some archaeology.
- Bugscope Teamthe little gumdrop-like things are modl spores
- Bugscope Teamthey look much like pollen grains but are usually smaller and also generally softer
- Bugscope Teammold spores are really soft, so they can crumple. they tend to appear on anything moist that sat around a little bit
- Bugscope Teamyou can see more on the upper fork of this tarsus
- Bugscope Teampollen grains will also tend to have more texture to them
- Bugscope Teamthis may give a better idea how small they are
- 12:37 pm
- Bugscope Teamthe hooks that you see coming across the screen from bottom left to top right are the hamuli
- Bugscope Teamthey hook the two wings togethe
- Bugscope TeamMichele just called. She had a lot of difficulty connecting -- said it clearly worked better when she'd connected with us from Australia. We've had our own problems in the past, even after we thought we'd lined up help at various conventions.
- Bugscope TeamThank You, Everyone!
- Bugscope Teamthanks!
- Bugscope Teamclosing down shortly...
- GuestThank you! Very informative! Enjoyed it!! Hope I do not have nightmares tonight!
Bugscope Teamyes I hope not! Nice to get to talk with you!
- GuestKeep up the excellent work!
Bugscope TeamThank You! Michele has been with us for years, you know, since early on at Marquette.
- Guestmy flower garden will be more interesting to me as I watch these little creatures
Bugscope Teamhaha Yeah. Leafhoppers are one of my favorites.
- Guestgather their food Thanks so much Michele "s dad
Bugscope TeamThank You!
- Bugscope Teamover and out!...