Connected on 2014-10-28 13:30:00
from Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
- 12:33 pm
- Bugscope Teamsample is just coming out of the sputter coater
- Bugscope Teamduh Now it's in the 'scope
- 12:42 pm
- Bugscope Teamand it's pumping down
- Bugscope Team1.6
- Bugscope Team1.5
- Bugscope Team1.4
- 12:47 pm
- Bugscope Teamwe have liftoff
- 12:53 pm
- TeacherHi people!
- Bugscope TeamYay! RayRay
- Bugscope TeamCate said that.
- Bugscope Teamthat sounds compelling
- TeacherThey seem compelled
- 12:59 pm
- 1:04 pm
- 1:09 pm
- 1:15 pm
- Bugscope Teamwe are ready to roll
- Bugscope TeamDaniel should be here soon.
- Bugscope TeamCate will be logging in in a sec.
- Teacheryay! Daniel!
Bugscope Teamhe has a PhD in some kind of plant science
- Bugscope Teamlike a PhD in vegetation or flowers or something
- Bugscope Teambrb
- 1:20 pm
- Bugscope Teamherbivory, something like that; you can ask him
- Bugscope Teama palm frond signifies that the butterfly was martyred
- TeacherLet's see if this works
- Bugscope TeamYay!
- Bugscope Teamsee if you can drive
- Bugscope Teamhi Katrina!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- 1:25 pm
- Guestthank you!
- Bugscope Teamwasp with food particles coming out of its mouth
- Bugscope TeamDon King
- Guestwow this is awesome!
Bugscope TeamHello Dr D!
- Bugscope TeamHello Madisynn!
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool -- tiny tenent setae near the bee's knee
- Bugscope TeamHello Michael, Jayne, BAE, EJ, Alex...
- TeacherCan Michael drive?
Bugscope TeamMichael is the supreme ultra commander
- Bugscope Teamanother martyy; you can see the palm frond to the left
- Bugscope TeamHi Sarah!
- 1:31 pm
- Bugscope Teamand the first pair of legs...
- Guestscot, how long have you been a microscopist
- StudentScot, how long have you been a microscopist?
Bugscope Teamfull time?
- Guestnice driving michael!
Bugscope Teamum May 1983
- Bugscope Teamgood job driving!
- Bugscope TeamAphids are actually bugs, this is because they have piercing sucking mouthparts
Bugscope TeamAll bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs
Bugscope TeamFor example, butterflies and wasps are not bugs, but they are insects
- GuestThese hairs looked forked.
Bugscope Teamlet's go a little closer
- GuestThat's so funny!!
- StudentWhat's your favorite insect?
Bugscope TeamI like leafhoppers and weevils
Bugscope TeamMine is the praying mantis - it's the only insect capable of turning it's head to the side
Bugscope TeamTree Lobster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryococelus_australis
- 1:36 pm
- GuestA scaly antennae.
- StudentWhat was your favorite class in graduate school?
- Guesthow much wood can a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck would chuck wood?
- Guestwhat is the significance of scales on the antennae
Bugscope Teamthe scales help protect the bf or moth or silverfish or mosquito from getting caught in spiderwebs; they also function kind of like wings
Bugscope Teamoops I mean like feathers
- StudentScot, that's a crustacean.
Bugscope Teamit's a big insect with gills and a second set of antennae
Bugscope Teama technicality
Bugscope Teaman more legs
- TeacherCan Charlie drive?
Bugscope TeamCharlie is the Czar
- Guestlooks like velcro
Bugscope Teamyes it does!
- Bugscope TeamThe butterfly's drinking straw - aka the proboscis
- Bugscope TeamCate busted the proboscis off the butterfly's head.
- GuestI wrote an entire paper on the proboscis
- Bugscope Teamthis is awesome
- Bugscope TeamEven though this is a sucking mouth part, Butterflies are not bugs because they have both a larval stage (caterpillar stage) and the proboscis does not pierce
- GuestHow do they elongate the proboscis?
Bugscope Teamthey force hemolymph into it
Bugscope Teamand push it out like a New Years' toy
- 1:41 pm
- Guestif it's full of hemolymph, how does it siphon substance in?
Bugscope Teamit has different chambers, and one of them fills with hemolymph
- Bugscope TeamInsects can be broken down into two groups - hemimetabolous and holometabolous
Bugscope TeamHemimetabolous = insect is born resembling the adult and just gets bigger
Bugscope TeamHolometabolous = insect has larval form, then pupates to reach adult form
- Bugscope Teamone of our sysadmins is hemimetabolous
- Guestcan you tell if this is a male or female mosquito?
Bugscope Teamyes by the antennae, which are sort of uininteresting
Bugscope Teamthe female also has piercing mouthparts
Bugscope Teamlike if it was a male its antennae would be super cool looking
- Bugscope TeamThe Doctor is Daniel.
- Bugscope Teamsee the barbs?
- StudentHi Daniel
- 1:46 pm
- Guestwhats the longest proboscis you have seen scot?
Bugscope TeamI dunno. Probably an elephant?
Bugscope Teamwe've seen them a few centimeters, maybe, in insects
Bugscope TeamHawkmoths (e.g. the tobacco hornworm) can have very long ones. I've never measured them, unfortunately, though they are consistently the longest.
Bugscope TeamHawk moth's tend to have a long proboscis - some can be over a foot long
Bugscope TeamI believe Darwin's Hawkmoth is the longest - reaching 14in long
Bugscope TeamHaha, TdotJdot! You started first, but I won. :) (I was going to mention Darwin's, but didn't want to state something I wasn't certain about.)
Bugscope TeamI think I'll just call you Tdot. Sounds like a good hip-hop name. :)
- Bugscope TeamDaniel is one of the original Bugscope type people.
- GuestWhere is the barb?
- GuestCongrats Daniel on recent PhD.!
Bugscope TeamThanks! You know of any jobs there?!?
- TeacherCan Stumpy drive?
Bugscope Teamgot it!
- Bugscope Teamsuper cool
- Bugscope Teamor vegetarianism
- Bugscope Teamoh yeah, like the Dorothy Parker quote.
- Bugscope Teampollen basket
- GuestGraeters is hiring...
Bugscope TeamOne scoop or two, sir? (*voice cracks*)
Bugscope TeamCaptain Adenoid.
- Bugscope TeamDaniel is restless, thouh
- Bugscope Teamthough... likely he'll just go for another PhD while he's looking for a job.
- Bugscope Teamchew marks on the thorax
- 1:52 pm
- StudentIs that a pin hole?
Bugscope TeamI think it's from a dermestid or a parasitoid hatching out
- StudentWhat's the hole from?
Bugscope Teamnot sure -- we could look for chew marks
- Bugscope TeamHe has a PhD in herbivory or something.
Bugscope TeamSigh. Horticulture. sigh.
- Bugscope Teammost of these insects did have pins in them
- Bugscope Teamwe put this in for Dr Ray but it is covered with juju.
- Guestwhat is juju?
Bugscope TeamA technical term. Usually you only see it in high-impact factor journals, like Nature or Cell. I believe it is latin for "junk".
- Bugscope Teamit's like someone was super lazy about collectings insects and just used bug spray.
- Guestits what you get when you are on a witch doctor's bad side
Bugscope Teamquite so
Bugscope TeamExactly. :)
- Bugscope Teamthe insects have pins in them like voodoo dolls
- TeacherCan Jill drive?
Bugscope TeamGo easy on the clutch. We need this ESEM to last...
- 1:57 pm
- Guesthow often do you encounter internet trolls?
Bugscope Teamduring Bugscope, not often so far
Bugscope TeamPretty much any time I help out. :) Not that often, actually.
- Bugscope Teamwelcome to the nanoscale
- Guestwhat are the bumps on the ommatidia?
Bugscope Teami think of them as like the rods and cones in our eyes
- Bugscope Teamproprioception
- Bugscope Teamplease feel free to ask us questions, about anything
- Bugscope TeamCarbon, sticky tape...
Bugscope TeamOoops, no comma there. Just making a comment about the background.
- Bugscope Teamsilver paint
- Teachercan Sarah H drive?
Bugscope Teamshe has control
- Guestof different organisms?
- 2:02 pm
- Guestdo you change the slides for different bug scopes?
Bugscope Teamyes we make a whole new sample each time
Bugscope TeamThey're actually on metallic stubs. They look like a DJ's turntable turned upside down, just a lot smaller.
- GuestDoes a saturniidae fit in this microscope?
Bugscope TeamParts of it. I doubt we'd try a cecropia.
- Bugscope Teamthis is what the stub looks like
- Bugscope Teamand the inside of the 'scope
- Guesthow large is that chamber thing?
Bugscope Team1.75 inches across
Bugscope TeamInterior volume is less than 4 liters. The stub itself is ~4cm in diamter.
- TeacherWhat did you coat the specimens in?
Bugscope Teamsome of them in bugspray, apparently
Bugscope TeamGives 'em a bit of bling.
- TeacherEh, are these the specimens that I sent?
Bugscope Teamscott told me to use the impaled ones in the box
Bugscope Teamyou sent like a suitcase of specimens
- Bugscope Teamgood job driving!
- GuestAre you allergic to these scales?
- Bugscope TeamScott is going to twerk the focus a bit.
- Bugscope TeamDon't move for a second or two...
- Bugscope Teampigment granules
- Guestwhat's inside those gaps?
Bugscope TeamPigment granules.
- Bugscope Teamthe imaging would be better if we weren't so far from the polepiece.
- 2:07 pm
- TeacherI promised that I would send specimens.
Bugscope TeamAnd you came through! At least we remembered you sent them this time, unlike yesterday... (oops!!! :))
- Bugscope Teamthe ridges cause structural colors to be formed, and the pigment is responsible for regular colors
- Bugscope Teamto the upper right of the butterfly head is a painted wing that would probably look better
Bugscope Teamcool we can drive up there
- TeacherAt least all the ones that I sent were dead
Bugscope Teamso thoughtful
Bugscope TeamYes, unlike the ones I bring in.
- Bugscope Teameggs
- Teacherfrom what?
- Bugscope TeamPeanuts!
Bugscope TeamOh. Eggs. Rats. That's the horticulturist for you. Don't know nothing about bugs or poultry...
- Guestwhat's the difference between structural colors and regular colors
Bugscope Teamstructural colors are formed when the shape interferes with light, so they're not real pigmented colors
Bugscope Teamsome structural colors are in the UV!
- GuestWhat are these?
Bugscope TeamI think they are aphid eggs.
- TeacherCan Dr. Dangly drive?
Bugscope Teamdangly has control
Bugscope TeamAwesome. I think I'm going to start using that as my normal login name.
- Bugscope Teamthis shows that some insects are also mammals
- 2:13 pm
- Guesthow does this show that?
Bugscope TeamI think Scot went off his meds. He thinks this is an udder.
- Teacherveeery very small
- Bugscope Teamthose were chemosensory receptors on the tip of a palp
- Guestdo the palps just aid in tasting or do they have another function?
Bugscope Teamthey are like forks and spoons as well; they help the insect manipulate its food
- Bugscope Teamthis is the image of the day
- Bugscope TeamCate found this -- the tip of the fascicle
- TeacherCan Madisynn drive
- TeacherThis is a good image
Bugscope TeamYah. We should probably grab a hires of this before the session ends.
- Bugscope Teamit will have four stylets, a siphon tube, and another piece
- Bugscope Teamwe can see the tip of the siphon tube here, on the bottom
- Bugscope TeamMadisynn is behind the wheel.
- 2:18 pm
- Bugscope Teamsometimes when you try to click on a preset you will find that the sample has moved a bit
- Bugscope Teamsquare jaws
- GuestCan we zoom in on the eyes?
- TeacherWhat kind of wasp is this??
Bugscope Teami put what looked like a yellow jacket on
- TeacherWe are ready to wrap things up here.
- GuestThank you!
- Guestthank you!
- GuestThank you, bye!
- GuestThank you
- TeacherThank you all for your help today.
- Bugscope TeamThank you, Everyone!
- Bugscope Teamthanks for having fun with us
- Bugscope TeamThank you, Dr Ray!
- Bugscope TeamBye Dr. Ray and class - I hope you've all had a good time
- Bugscope Teamwe miss you dr. ray
- Bugscope TeamHey hey, ho ho, why you all got to go?
Bugscope Team(Sorry, we've had a bunch of protests here in the last few years.)
Bugscope TeamLater Cole!
- TeacherI only get them until 3:30
- Guestthank you
Bugscope TeamThank you, Charlie!
- Bugscope TeamDr. Ray - I was told to tell you: Dance On
- TeacherThe class is over!
Bugscope TeamSo? Where's your drive? Where's the extra credit opportunities???? :(
- TeacherFrom whom?
- Bugscope Teamhad to be Daniel-San
- 2:25 pm
- TeacherWho knows my dancing secrets?
Bugscope TeamWe also know you fight crime in the evenings. No secret is safe with us!!!!
Bugscope TeamA doctor of sorts
Bugscope TeamCrime Fighting name: The Cerambycid
Bugscope TeamYou should team up with The Tick.
Bugscope Teamand Ant Man
Bugscope TeamEarthworm Jim might also be interested in starting an Invert. Crime fighting Club
Bugscope TeamSadly, I'm stuck with The Flaming Carrot as our horticultural superhero.
- Bugscope Teamokay I'll take it all down
- Bugscope TeamAnnie you didn't send separate samples, did you?
Bugscope TeamMaybe she's gone. :(
- TeacherNo I sent a giant box for
- TeacherA giant box for posterity
- TeacheryesI should
Bugscope TeamDo you suppose The Tick gives Lyme Disease to villains to keep them off the streets?
Bugscope Teamtakes a long time to take effect
Bugscope TeamOR tick paralysis
Bugscope Teamor rocky mountain spotted fever
Bugscope TeamDo you think Annie's actually still here, or are we all talking to ourselves?
Bugscope TeamShe's probably sitting back shaking her head at us..
- TeacherSorry...kids are asking me quesitons about moths
Bugscope TeamNo problem.
- TeacherWell...TJ, whomever told me to dance...tell them I am taking tango lessons
Bugscope TeamI read that as "banjo" for some reason and thought "cool". Then I re-read it. Oh well. (Have you considered banjo?)
Bugscope TeamThat's awesome :)
- TeacherAnd everyone else, thank you for a great session today. I have to go help kids study for the practical.
Bugscope TeamThanks for the fun session :)
Bugscope TeamDon't forget to study for the impractical too! That's more fun.
- Bugscope Teamshutting down..
- 2:30 pm
- TeacherI miss you guys!
- Bugscope TeamBye!
Bugscope TeamMiss you too! Bye!
- Bugscope Teamkilling everyone