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- 12:46 pm
- Bugscope TeamHi Ms. Abseh!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- TeacherHello :)
- Bugscope TeamWe're testing controls just now. Should be fine
- Bugscope TeamDo you see the ant head?
- Bugscope Teamplease let us know how we might help
- 12:51 pm
- Bugscope TeamThere are some glitches we are working out, what are you trying to see?
- TeacherWe would like to see the wasp claw
- Bugscope TeamScott will drive us there...
- Bugscope TeamSorry about the "bugs"...
- Bugscope Teamthis is one of the wasp's claws
- TeacherMy students want to know what the purpose of all the "hairs"
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the tarsi of another claw
- Bugscope TeamThe "hairs" are sensory, some for touch, some for taste, some for temp.
- Bugscope Teaminsects have an exoskeleton, which would be to us like wearing a coat of armor
- Bugscope Teamso in order to feel they have little 'setae' that help them sense their environment
- Bugscope TeamAnd the scope just went for a walk. We are working on that.
- TeacherThey are hoping to see a tick
- Bugscope TeamOn the way
- 12:56 pm
- TeacherIs there any interesting that you think my students would like to see?
- Bugscope TeamThis is an adult, we know because it has 8 legs. It is on it's back in the image.
- Bugscope TeamThis is his head, called capitulum, the central part is called a hypostome, the outer thing that looks like eyes, that is what pokes you
- Bugscope TeamThe center pokes you when the outer edge bends down
- Bugscope Teamthe outer parts are the palps, which fold down when the tick bites you
- TeacherA student wants to know why the head is so easily removed from a tick when you are trying to remove it from you once it has bitten you.
- Bugscope TeamThe spines on the center part hold it into your skin
- Bugscope TeamOne second please, the scope went funny.
- 1:02 pm
- Bugscope TeamSorry about that. I'll let Scott answer about the head. I am not sure.
- Bugscope TeamAh, the head gets stuck in your skin, like a bee's stinger
- Bugscope TeamThe spines on the tick head hold it in
- 1:07 pm
- Bugscope TeamOh no! Ms. Abseh, I may have booted you off!
- TeacherThat's ok.
- TeacherWhat are we looking at now?
- Bugscope TeamThese are setae on the ants abdomen
- TeacherAre ants and ticks similar in the sense that they both have "claws" for biting? Why is it that a tick acts like a stinger but an ant does not?
- Bugscope TeamTicks feed by sticking their mouthparts into your skin
- Bugscope Teamthe claws help them grasp things
- TeacherI'm having issues with the control features.
Bugscope Teamhaha I am sorry we are too!
- Bugscope TeamTicks bite to feed on you, ants bite in self defense.
- Bugscope Teamsome ants have stingers as well, but they do not feed through them
- Bugscope TeamJuvenile ticks have six arms, and when they become adults, after molting a few times, they grow eight legs
- Bugscope Teamwould you like to see the butterfly wing scales?
- 1:13 pm
- Bugscope TeamThis is the whole stage with all the bugs.
- TeacherWhat is the maximum zoom on the microscope?
- Bugscope TeamThese are monarch scales...
- Bugscope TeamYou can't see the colors obviously, but the scales are really small. The powder that comes off when you touch them is the scales.
- TeacherWhat is the main function of the scales?
Bugscope Teamthey function kind of like feathers
Bugscope Teamthey also produce what are called 'structural colors,' which help the butterflies recognize same species butterflies
- Bugscope Teamthe colors we see when we look at a Monarch differ from the colors the insects see
- Bugscope TeamAnd this is the antenna cleaner! Like a builkt in comb for their antenna
- Bugscope Teamwe cannot see ultraviolet wavelengths of light, but many insects can
- Bugscope Teamto the butterfly, the wings have quite different colors
- 1:18 pm
- Bugscope TeamThe little pockets you see are where other scales were that fell off/
- TeacherTHe functions are unresponsive. Am I doing something wrong?
Bugscope Teamwe have been fighting the same issues with our new software; I am sorry
- Bugscope TeamPlease let us know where you'd like to go. I can take us to the Swallowtail wing scales
- TeacherCan we look at the unidentified bug?
- TeacherInteresting. What are the functions of the holes?
- GuestThat looks so cool
- Bugscope TeamYou bet...this image is Swallow tail wing scales. Unidentified bug coming up.
- Guestsuper cool
- Bugscope Teamthis is a very small true bug, with a long proboscis
- Bugscope Teamyou can see its eyes, called ommatidia
- Guestdoes it have eyes
Bugscope Teamyes they are the things with the little dots
- 1:23 pm
- GuestThis is Barrack Obama
- Bugscope Teamyou can see the bases of the antennae too
- Guestwhat is holding the antenna things down
- Bugscope Teammaybe a sort of remote resemblance...
- GuestWhy is this bug Unidentified?
- GuestThis is the president of the united states of america
- TeacherI'm sorry about that.
- Bugscope TeamWe just aren't sure what kind of bug it is, but it is a true bug because of the long proboscis
- Bugscope TeamThis is probably related to stink bugs and bed bugs
- TeacherIs it eating something? It looks like it is eating another bug.
- GuestYea it is really cool.
- Bugscope TeamThis is the wasp mouth, and it looks like it is eating another bug, but that is it's mandibles.
- TeacherThank you for taking the time to show us these bugs today.
Bugscope TeamThank you, Ms Abseh. In part just for tolerating the microscope controls, which have a mind of their own today.
Bugscope TeamSorry for the issues, we are still working on the new version.
- Guestthank you for showing us this
Bugscope TeamThank you, Chris!
- Guestwhat are the honey comb like things
- TeacherWhat are we looking at here?
- 1:30 pm
- TeacherPlease feel free to show us anything you think the kids would be interested in since we don't really have control. :)
- Bugscope TeamIs it time to go?
- Bugscope TeamThis is a small roach, upside down to us.
- Guestdo bugs like roaches an ants discreet waste?
- Bugscope TeamFun fact: I found the wasp in my house and brought it in just for you!
- Guestoh my goodness
- Bugscope TeamThe craters in the background is the carbon tape that the ant is stuck to
- TeacherWe have time, but I understand if you would like to end it short.
Bugscope TeamWe just feel bad you can't control the scope (we can barely)
- Bugscope TeamThis is the other antenna cleaner, and you can see the ball and socket in the lower right
- GuestThank you for showing this to us. Have a Great evening!
- TeacherEnjoy your weekend!
- TeacherThank you for you time. Hopefully you get your scope working soon.
Bugscope TeamWe sure hope so
- Guesthave a nice day
- Bugscope TeamPlease come back again, sometime. We'll have the software under control, I hope.
- Bugscope TeamThank you all for your patience! Come back anytime!
- 1:35 pm
- GuestWow! that looks like the teeth of a shark :)
Bugscope TeamThat is part of the comb the ant uses to clean its antennae
- Bugscope TeamAll of the images we have captured during your session will be saved.
- Bugscope TeamOkay we're going to shut down and work on the software....
- Bugscope TeamThank you, Everyone!