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- 1:10 pm
- Bugscope Teamsetting up the session now
- Bugscope Teamcruising around for cool presets
- 1:16 pm
- Bugscope TeamGnarly
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- 1:44 pm
- Bugscope Teampresets are all done!
- 2:12 pm
- Bugscope TeamHi Mrs. Evans!
- Bugscope TeamWelcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope TeamAre you going to be projecting or forwarding this page to your students? That is, are your students remote? Or are they in a classroom?
- Bugscope TeamAlso, you should have control of the microscope now if you want to test anything.
- 2:34 pm
- TeacherHello! My students are signing in now! I am also sharing it remotely
- Bugscope TeamHi!
- Bugscope Teamhi everyone!
- Bugscope TeamMrs Evans has control now, with the little start next to her name.
- Bugscope Teamif you want us to confer control to anyone let us know
- TeacherCan Jayce have control now?
- Bugscope Teamthe background we see now with the little bumps and bubbles in it is carbon doublestick tape.
- Bugscope TeamJayce has control!
- Bugscope TeamNote that you can move to the lefthand screen and select a place to go from any of the presets
- 2:40 pm
- GuestIs a leaf hopper the same thing as a grass hopper?
Bugscope Teamno. they are smaller than grasshoppers and are true bugs, while grasshoppers are not
- Bugscope TeamAlso, if you click the Mag + you can bring the magnification up.
- Bugscope TeamAztec salt
- TeacherMay I take a turn please?
- Guestis this salt from Wendys?
Bugscope Teamyes from a few years ago
- GuestThat's why i asked if they're the same thing
- Studentwhat do leaf hoppers do that grass hoppers dont
Bugscope Teamthey are smaller. they also have brochosomes on them, which are little ball-shaped particles that no other insect has or can make
- Bugscope Teamthey both can hop around though
- Guestthats a bee head?
- Guestso hairy
- Guestlooks like something out of a horror movie
- Bugscope Teamyes it is hairy
- TeacherCan Sophia have control now please
- Bugscope TeamSophia has control
- Bugscope TeamAlso, leafhoppers are Hemiptera -- true bugs -- like bedbugs, for example. They have a proboscis that facilitates sucking, unlike grasshoppers.
- Bugscope TeamBees and wasps have four wings -- two on each side
- 2:45 pm
- Bugscope TeamWhen bees or wasps fly, they hook their fore- and hind-wings together. When they land, they can fold their wings up, allowing them to get into a hive, if that is where they live.
- Teacherit says microscope busy
- Teachernot allowing commands
- Guesthow does our computers/phones control your microscope from miles away
Bugscope Teamconnected to the Internet
- Bugscope Teaminsects like this bee, and ants, often have a little spur like this that operates like a comb to help clean the antennae
- Guestbut its really cool
- TeacherThank you
- Bugscope Teamthe other hairlike things are called 'setae,' and they are usually sensory.
- TeacherThanks, can Maddi have a try?
- Bugscope Teamthe setae can be mechanosensory, but depending on the type of seta they can also sense hot and cold, or they can smell with them.
- Bugscope TeamMaddie has control!
- Bugscope TeamThose were palps
- Teacherlike a bee pollen
- 2:50 pm
- Bugscope Teamthis is the housefly eye
- Guestare those eyes???
Bugscope Teamthey have what appear to be eyespots on the top side of the head, but that would be opposite where we could see a minute ago. The things that look like eyes are part of the palps, and they are likely smell and touch sensory.
- TeacherAre they mobile?
- Bugscope Teamthe hexagons are called ommatidia, and each is an individual eye facet
- Bugscope Teamthe eyes can't move like ours can
- TeacherThere are no pupils as well
- Bugscope Teami believe they can see movement faster than we can yes
- TeacherCan Morgan have a turn?
Bugscope Teamis Morgan logged in? I don't see her.
- Guesti dont mind?
- TeacherOh sorry! She is on her phone...How about Maher?
- Bugscope TeamMaher has control!
- Guestit says command ignored?
- Guestis it true that they see us slower than we're actually moving?
Bugscope TeamI'm not sure. I remember hearing that. They move so fast that we seem very very slow.
- Studentwhats kind of fly can be poiseness
- 2:56 pm
- Guestits not letting me press the plus nor minus
- Bugscope Teamthis is cool -- you can see the eyes, the antennae, the palps, the mouthparts
- Guestoh there you go
- Guestis that why they're so fast?
Bugscope Teamthey need to be super fast in order to survive, and their lives are often very short
- Bugscope Teami'm sorry i can't seem to get the mag to change right now either
- Guesthe can go
- TeacherOk one last student would like a try - Anthony, please
- Bugscope Teamin the center here we can see the mouthparts, which are often kind of spongy
- Bugscope Teama tsetse fly found in africa can bite you and inject you with dangerous toxins
- Bugscope Teamteppie gave control to anthony
- Bugscope Teamthe setae we see -- the little spikes -- are probably mechanosensory
- TeacherAre setae dispatch the susbstances as well?
- Guestfly head
- Teacherstill see the housefly
- Bugscope Teamsetae are just there to help the insect to sense its surroundings
- TeacherTrying to see the monarch wings
- TeacherI see, thank you
- 3:01 pm
- Bugscope TeamHere it is!
- Bugscope TeamWe gave it a nudge
- TeacherTo keep the color?
- Guestno it looks so different than the way i imagined
- Bugscope Teamthis is a closeup of a single wing scale on the wing of a Monarch butterfly.
- TeacherThats amazing
- Teacherlooks strong
- TeacherHow many scales does each wing have?
- Bugscope Teamwhen you rub the wings of a butterfly and dust-like stuff comes off, it's actually scales like this
- Bugscope Teamit let me click a preset
- Bugscope Teamif you want to try clicking something go ahead
- TeacherAre scales help them to migrate?
Bugscope TeamThey help the insect fly, like feathers, but they also (because they come off easily) help protect it from getting caught in spider webs
- TeacherWhen you try to catch them, they leave the powder on the fingers
- Bugscope Teamthere are a lot of scales on the wings. it can sacrifice some to get out of trouble and still fly just fine
- Bugscope TeamScales like these also produce structural colors, which help the butterflies recognize each other
- TeacherVery delicate creature
- Bugscope Teamthe structural colors may be in the UV, where we cannot see them
- 3:06 pm
- Bugscope Teamin a way, the shape of the scale with its narrow parallel lines, is like one of those lenticular postcards in which the image changes as you move it
- TeacherCool facts!
- Bugscope Teamthe distance between the narrow lines is about 2 micrometers (2 microns), which is about the length of many bacteria.
- TeacherHumans copied it from the nature
- Bugscope Teama micrometer, or micron, is a thousandth of a millimeter and a millionth of a meter
- TeacherDo dragonflies have similar scales on their wings?
Bugscope Teamno they don't. they're a much older insect
- Bugscope Teamdragonflies dont have scales
- TeacherThank you
- Bugscope Teamthey have thin wings made from chitin, like the rest of their exoskeleton
- TeacherWhich one, Mrs. Evans?
- 3:11 pm
- Bugscope TeamI am not sure about the wings of dragonflies, but we know that the wings of cicadas have millions of tiny spikes on them. The tiny spikes help make them shed water, and it appears as well that they impale bacteria -- killing the bacteria and thus not allowing them to harm the insects
- Bugscope TeamWe want to show you the brochosomes as well, maybe a bit later. They're found on leafhoppers, and they're super tiny, like 400 nm in diameter. They look like little whiffle balls.
- Guestlike the extinct dino carbonymes
- Guestcan you make cementing paste out of chitin
Bugscope TeamWe don't know
Bugscope Teamif you could, you would need a lot of insects to do it. but who knows? they are starting to make dog food protein out insects
- TeacherThank you very much!
- Bugscope Teamthis is the claw of a tick. the tick hangs itself on leaves, for example, and reaches out with its claws so it can catch onto your skin or clothing when you walk by
- Bugscope Teambrochosomes are thought to help keep leafhopper eggs from drying out, so yes
- TeacherTo give a horrifying Lime disease
- Teacherbrochosomes protect, correct?
Bugscope TeamI am not sure they their full purpose has been defined, but it has been thought that they keep their eggs from drying out, for example.
- GuestThanks for everything!!!!!
- TeacherThank you so much - os there anything else we should see before we go?
- Bugscope TeamLet's move closer to the samples so we can see the brochosomes up close.
- Bugscope TeamCate is going to find a better brochosome
- 3:17 pm
- Bugscope TeamNormally we keep the samples fairly far away from the polepiece, where the electrons come from, so we can show you most of an insect.
- TeacherWhat is your favorite image Ms. Cate?
Bugscope Teami like the sunflower pollen! It makes me think of warmer times
- TeacherYes, it's beautiful
- Studentdo all types of flys help the earth?
Bugscope TeamI'm sure they all have their own niche in the ecosystem to support life
Bugscope Teamprobably in some way, generally
- Guestwhy are fly's so interested in flying to my ear
Bugscope Teamhopefully they dont get stuck in there
Bugscope Teamnot really sure about that, maybe trying to tell you something
- TeacherThis was exciting - thank you so much for your time!
- TeacherThey want to whisper the latest secret
- Bugscope TeamThank you all!
- Studentthank you so much for the new dacts, and taking time out of your day to do this for us
- Guestthank you so much it was super fun and nice to meet you guys!!!
- Guestbye everyone have a good day
- TeacherThank you very much for outstanding scientists!
- TeacherThank you again for your time! It was amazing to see everything!
- TeacherHave a great day, bye!
- Bugscope TeamHave a great afternoon!
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