Connected on 2014-10-13 18:30:00
from Alameda County, California, United States
- 4:55 pm
- Bugscope Teamsample is pumping down
- 5:02 pm
- Bugscope Teamvac ok in record time
- Bugscope Teamwe can start making presets soon
- 5:14 pm
- 5:20 pm
- 5:25 pm
- Teacherjust checking in….my class starts in an hour :) Looks good so far!!! How are you all?
- Bugscope Teamspider fangs here but charging up
- Bugscope Teamgood here
- Teachernice!!! " See" you soon!
- 5:31 pm
- Bugscope Teamyay!
- 5:37 pm
- 5:43 pm
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- 5:56 pm
- 6:02 pm
- 6:11 pm
- 6:19 pm
- 6:29 pm
- TeacherI will get my class oriented and then to chatting in about 10 minutes :)
- Bugscope Teamsuper cool
- 6:35 pm
- Bugscope Teamso cute!
- Bugscope Teamthis is a crustacean
- Bugscope Teamits antennae are missing
- Bugscope Teambut you can see one of its compound eyes
- Bugscope Teamhello Spiderman!
- Bugscope Teamplease let us know when you have questions
- GuestWill do! Thanks.
- GuestHello Scot, I am a member of the class but currently on the East Coast.
Bugscope Teamdid you take a wrong turn somewhere?\
- Bugscope Teambee stinger; you can see the serrations
- GuestTried gliding to school for the first time. Not the brightest idea.
Bugscope TeamI'm sorry.
- 6:40 pm
- Bugscope TeamSpiderman do you want to drive?
- Guestdid i do this right?
Bugscope Teamyes you did!
Bugscope Teamyou're here !
- Bugscope Teamthese are super small ants
- Bugscope Team20 microns is 10 bacteria long
- GuestHello class!!!!
Bugscope Teamhello Strawberry!
- Bugscope Teamplease let me know when you have questions, about anything, like a magic eight ball
- Bugscope Teamthis is a wasp head
- Bugscope Teamyou can see that its mandibles open to the left and right, like a gate
- 6:45 pm
- Bugscope Teamits antennae are missing
- Teacherwe are heading for the bee face :)
- TeacherCAn I drive?
Bugscope Teamyou have control now
- GuestHello Donatello
- GuestHello all
Bugscope TeamHello Donatello!
- GuestDon't let Donatello drive:)
- Bugscope TeamI might have to drive manually to the bee face because I'm sorry the preset doesn't look like it's working
- GuestHey class
- GuestI think I know who Donatello is...
- GuestPeetuh is the one who can't drive! - FROM RAAAAHHHH!
- GuestGo Rams!!
- TeacherCab I work the focus etc?
- TeacherMay I?
Bugscope Teamyes for sure
- Bugscope TeamCal State is the supreme ruler now.
- 6:51 pm
- GuestWhat are the anatomical differences between a wasp and bee mouth?
Bugscope Teamwe can see that the bee has a labrum protecting its tongue, which is called a glossa
Bugscope Teamthe wasp does not appear to have a glossa, nor a labrum, which is the thing that looks like long rabbit teetj
- TeacherWhat exactly are we looking at?
Bugscope Teamthe face of a honeybee
- GuestWhat are the bits that look like rabbit teeth?
Bugscope Teamthat is the labrum, which protects the glossa, which is the tongue
- Guestwhat are we looking at?
Bugscope Teamthis is the face of a honeybee; you can see its jaws, above the labrum
- GuestWhat happened to the black widow?
Bugscope Teamwe put one spider on the stub, and you can see its fangs, including the venom pores
- GuestWhat are the hairs?
Bugscope Teamthe hairs are called setae, and they are sensory: hot/cold, touch or wind, taste or smell, proprioception
- Guestwhat are the hairy things
Bugscope Teamthey're called setae, and they help insects sense their environment; they stick through the cuticle, which is kind of like armor
- Guestthat is cool
- 6:57 pm
- Bugscope Teambecause insects and comparable arthropods have exoskeletons, and not skin, they need something to help them sense their surroundings, and those are the setae
- GuestAre the setae the same kind of hairs that appear to be all over a honeybee's body?
Bugscope Teamwhat is different about bees is that they are the only insects to have forked setae
Bugscope Teambut they are pretty much the same
- Bugscope Teamthe honeybee you sent actually has one of its pollen baskets full
- Teacherthe fearsome fivesome wants to see the spider fangs!
- Bugscope Teamsetae can be thermosensory, hygroreceptive, mechanosensory, chemosensory, used to proprioception, and actually other things as well
- Bugscope Teamsee the pores?
- 7:02 pm
- TeacherWhat is the purpose of the hairs on the right hand side of the image?
Bugscope Teamspiders need to be very good at sensing vibration, so that is what those do
- Bugscope Teamin the middle of the view we have now we see two fangs, top and bottom
- Teacherwhats the round part to the left of the fangs?
Bugscope Teamit may be a wad of web a male spider put there to help keep himself from being bitten
- TeacherAre different types of setae (thermosensory, hygroreceptive, etc.) in different locations or do all the setae sense all the things?
Bugscope Teamthey are different
- Bugscope Teamsometimes if a male spider is afraid of the female, which is actually a valid concern, he pastes a wad of web on her chelicerae so she cannot open them and use her fangs to bite him
- TeacherIs the protective wad of web intended to protect from biting itself or from bites from other insects?
Bugscope Teamthe male does it to protect himself from the female he wants to mate with
- Bugscope Teamthis looks kind of bad
- Bugscope Teamlet's go somewhere else
- 7:07 pm
- Bugscope Teamthank you!
- TeacherHello we are the three bees. Can we please look at the bee stinger?
- Bugscope Teamsince I made the presets, earlier, the sample dried and shifted in the vacuum
- Bugscope Teamhoneybees lose their stingers only when they sting mammals, whose skin is thick
- Bugscope Teama honeybee can sting another insect repeatedly no problem
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the serrations
- Bugscope Teamstingers are modified ovipositors
- Bugscope Teamyay!
- TeacherWe want to know all about a weevil! Will you enlighten us?
- Bugscope Teamthat is a mass of pollen
- TeacherVery cool!
- Bugscope Teamweevils are sometimes called snout beetles, and they can be agricultural pests
- Bugscope Teamthey are kind of cool looking. some have short snouts and some have longer ones, like anteaters
- Teachercan we see the weevil now?
Bugscope Teamit is charging up with electrons
- Bugscope Teamso it doesn't look perfect, plus its antennae are folded over its face
- 7:13 pm
- Bugscope Teamthe limb like things are not legs; they're either palps, which help insects taste and manipulate their food, or they are antennae
- TeacherWhat is your favorite bug?
Bugscope TeamI like leafhoppers, but I like a lot of insects. weevils are awesome, mosquitoes are cool to look at. I like mites, which are not insects.
- Bugscope Teamwhen we mount insects on the stub we do not know if they will look good or bad up close
- Bugscope Teamsometimes they have juju all over them; there's a kissing bug on this stub like that
- TeacherHi, we are team ugly
Bugscope Teamsomos un equipo
- TeacherI sent in a black widow last week, so I would like to see anything pertaining top spiders
Bugscope Teamsee the fangs now?
- Teacherwheres the venom held?
- Bugscope Teamto the right are the chelicers
- Teacherwhat are chelicers
- Bugscope Teamthe venom is probably inside the chelicers, because the fangs are at the tips of the chelicers
- 7:18 pm
- Bugscope Teamif you look at a spider from the front of its head you see like eight eyes, and below them you see two big pieces of the face, side by side; those are the chelicerae
- Teacherso the white object is like a sack?
- Bugscope Teamfocus the other way if it gets worse
- Bugscope Teamthe spider is lying on her back, and we see her from the side as well
- Teacherthank you!
- Teacheron the leg, what is the joint connector called?
Bugscope TeamI'm not sure on spiders. A condyle?
- Bugscope Teamspiders can do this thing called autotomy, which means they can just let one of their legs fall off if they sense another spider's venom entering it
- Bugscope Teamthat is a small little ant
- Bugscope Teamthe booty of an ant is called a gaster
- 7:23 pm
- Teacherhoew many body segments does an ant have?
Bugscope Teamit has a head, a thorax, an abdomen, six legs, two antennae, and the tiny connector I'm trying to remember the name of
- Bugscope Teamthe petiole, which is also the name of plant part, is the piece that the gaster (abdomen) connects to
- Teacherwhat is the thing above the right eye?
- Teacherthis is a new group, we're going to look at the roly poly compound eye
- Bugscope Teamthe antennae are missing, and many of the legs are missing
- Bugscope TeamI think they have 13 to 17 pairs of legs
- Bugscope Teamthey look like old-school librarians
- Bugscope Teamthey have gills, and they are more closely related to lobsters than insects
- Teacherso is that big thing near the right eye normal?
Bugscope Teamthe hood-like elements?
- 7:29 pm
- Teacherwow, so how long do they ususally live?
Bugscope Teamthey don't get like super big; I think probably a few months or less
- Bugscope Teamor there are big ones but in the Tropids
- Bugscope TeamTropics
- Guestthat is adorable
- Teacherthank you. we have to go
Bugscope TeamThank you for connecting with us!
- GuestThank you Scot!
- GuestThank you Scot!
- TeacherOK! Dr. Korb here again....we are going to log off soon. Thank you SO SO much again. The room is buzzing here! LOVE IT! Any final thoughts?
- Guestcan you quickly show a spider leg? thanks!
Bugscope Teamyes just a sec
- Teachershow the spier leg first (Korb) then we will go :)
- Bugscope TeamCara Delavigne
- Bugscope Teamlong legs
- Bugscope Teamthe abdomen is to the lower left
- TeacherAnything else? :)
- 7:34 pm
- Bugscope Teamsee how the abdomen shrivels when it dries?
Bugscope Teamno so sad -- it was a nice one and it got sucked into the turbo pump in the sputter coater
- GuestWhat a sad way to go
- Bugscope Teamthere are little marks and a few scales where it was
- Bugscope Teamthis is a busted off wasp stinger
- Bugscope Teamthis is all that's left of the mosquito
- TeacherDon't you have to go home Scot? :) Ha. Talk to you soon! Take care and thanks! MK
Bugscope TeamI had a Coke and I usually don't so I am supercharged for a while.
- Bugscope Teamthis is totally awesome too
- TeacherOh no ....well, have fun!!
- Bugscope Teamhaha
- Bugscope Teamokay see you next time
- Bugscope Teamthank you, everyone!
- Guestthanks, scot!
Bugscope TeamThank You, Dragonfly!
- GuestThank you!
Bugscope TeamThank You, Celeste!
- 7:39 pm
- Bugscope Teamchipped mandibles
- Bugscope Teamokay I am cruising, and I appreciate working with everyone