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- Bugscope Team hello halo, welcome to bugscope!
- Teacher I am getting all my students logged in right now.
- Bugscope Team we are setting up presets we'll be ready in about 10 minutes
- Bugscope Team session starts at 4:30 central, or do you want to start earlier?
- Teacher please take your time. thank you for doing this for us.
- Teacher oh no. i'm just making sure that the computers are going to work.
- Bugscope Team ok, we are done with presets, i just unlocked the session - you should see microscope controls on your right
- Bugscope Team cool, we are ready anytime. you can practice driving the scope if you like
- Bugscope Team if you have any questions please just ask away
- Teacher are they going to click on magnify?
- Bugscope Team the person that is the current controller can change the magnification
- Bugscope Team we can change who can control the microscope, right now you are the controller
- Teacher oh WOW! those are nice clean images.
- Bugscope Team right now you, halo, are controlling the scope. we can transfer control to any students logged in, just let us know if you want us to transfer control
- Bugscope Team these are LIVE images from the microscope. and when you use "click to drive" you are getting LIVE VIDEO from the scope. it's uber cool
- Teacher and the kids can talk to any of you while online?
- Bugscope Team totally, they can type and ask any questions and we'll try to answer as many as we can
- Teacher so totally cool. okay. i think i'm ready. let me go grab my students.
- Bugscope Team they can log in as students and will see everything except the controls
- Bugscope Team we can confer control to anyone you wish to have it, but just one at a time
- Teacher okay. i have them and they are logging on one at a time
- Bugscope Team cool
- Bugscope Team they should login as a "student"
- Bugscope Team hi night rider, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope! Let us know when you have questions
- Bugscope Team hi BIG BUG
- Student HI
- Bugscope Team hi BIG BUG!
- Bugscope Team hi nickel, rebel, welcome to bugscope
- Student what is the coolest bug to examine?
Bugscope Team i like mites, because they are like bugs that are bugs to bigger bugs, if you know what i mean...
- Bugscope Team I like earwigs...
- Bugscope Team that is all a matter of preference. Usually the more interesting insects are the ones with specialized features, like fruit flies
- Student the picture im looking at is awesome\
- Bugscope Team this is pretty cool, though -- a fruit fly antenna
- Bugscope Team I think that fleas are really cool to look at with the SEM
- Bugscope Team hard to get them this good, clean, not charging up with electrons
- Student what's your name?
- Bugscope Team well, these are not just pictures, but this is actual live video from an electron microscope, and your teacher can control the scope at will!
- Bugscope Team and aquatic insects too
- Student do you like spiders
Bugscope Team spiders are pretty cool, yeah
Bugscope Team Yes, I like them a lot. I let them live in my apartment
- Student hi kringkring
- Student yes
- Student how many flys are in u.s
Bugscope Team I am not sure, there are many different species of flies in the US, probably more than 10,000
- Student yeah i love spiers
- Student i know
- Student how much do they pay you
- Bugscope Team spiders are very cool, they eat the bad, annoying insects or each other!
- Bugscope Team We do this for free.
- Student yay!
- Student what is the bug
Bugscope Team we are looking at a fruit fly
- Student is it a fly
- Student is that what the color they really are?
Bugscope Team no, all the video from the electron microscope is in shades of grey (black and white) due to the fact that the scope is using electrons to get the image, not light. whereas light has color (based on the frequency), the electron microscope bangs electrons against the bugs, and a detector inside the scope captures all those electrons and an image is made from that. that's why the resolution can be so good
- Bugscope Team you can see the haltere on this fruit fly
- Student no robert!
- Student Who is a scientist (names)?
- Student how long do flies live
Bugscope Team Most flies live about a year from the time that they are eggs until they die. There are some flies, like mosquitos, fruit flies and house flies that have much shorter life spans. There are many flies and they have very diverse life habits.
- Student 5years
- Teacher STUDENTS: DO NOT ASK FOR THEIR AGES OR HOW MUCH THEY MAKE. BE RESPECTFUL!
- Student what is the that insect
- Student what is the worst germ in the world
Bugscope Team I think Ebola is pretty scary.
- Student hi alice!
- Student what bug is at the bug beging
Bugscope Team we were on the fruit fly's head looking at its antenna
- Student what mean words from Big.Rob
- Student whats that
Bugscope Team this is an ermine moth wing with some silver paint, and the bubbles in the background is the double stick carbon tape
- Student what that
- Student Hi halo what is that thing at the top.
- Student how many insect die in a year
- Bugscope Team Cate is a Physicist, Alex is a Computer Scientist with Music degrees, I have a degree in English and Biology, Annie has a PhD in Entomology...
- Student WHAT YOUR NAME
- Bugscope Team But I think that is because I have been watching too many movies
- Student do u like ur job i think it would be cool
Bugscope Team this job rocks. being a scientist is very nice
- Bugscope Team well, my name is alex
- Student how long does it take to decompose a cockroach?
Bugscope Team it depends on the conditions; ants could take one apart in minutes
- Student how long can thayfly
- Student HOW LONG DO BUGS LIVE
Bugscope Team that depends on the insect. Most live for only the duration of a season, while others can hibernate/migrate for the winter and live for around a year like the ladybug or the monarch butterfly
- Student What is the biggest bug in the world?
Bugscope Team The biggest insect in the world is called the titan beetle. It lives in the Amazon rain forest at it can be 17 cm long.
- Student how man bugs do you look at in a year
Bugscope Team hundreds!
- Student HI
- Student how do you this stuff?
- Bugscope Team Hi Pan Master
- Student are these scales?
Bugscope Team yep! those were scales on a moth, now we are looking at brochosomes
- Student do mosquitos come during the day
Bugscope Team Technically, mosquitoes fly all day. Certain types of mosquitoes are more common in the mornings and evenings.
- Student CHATO MAN
- Bugscope Team those were scales, kk
- Student what is the scarest bug to examine
Bugscope Team I don't think any insect is really scary to examine....all the insects that we look at in Bugscope are dead.
- Student whats that.
Bugscope Team these are brochosomes on a leafhopper
- Student Cool.
- Student How many fly are there in u.s
Bugscope Team Many thousands of species...at least 10,000 I would estimate.
- Student cool!
- Student ALBERTO
- Student what is your favorite bug
- Bugscope Team brochosomes are something that only leafhoppers produce. They are thought to help keep their eggs from drying out
- Student where can u find that
- Student hi pan master
- Student what are we looking at
- Student WHAT IS THAT
- Student alex whats the biggest germ
- Student Annie whats that
- Student IS THAT SOMETHING FOR BEES
- Student scot what are ae looking at
- Student how many longhorned beeles die in a year
Bugscope Team All of the adults for sure. They typically have one generation per year..so all the adult longhorned beetles that emerge in a year die in that year.
- Bugscope Team notice the scale bar says 662 nm!
- Student how did u get the pics?
Bugscope Team these are not pics, they are live images coming live from an electron microscope that your teacher is control, LIVE over the internet
- Bugscope Team these brochosomes are really really small, you can fit one-two million of them in a meter! that means each one is about half a micron
- Student WHT IS THAT
- Bugscope Team OOF
- Student REALLY
- Student OH THATS COOL
- Student what r they called?
Bugscope Team the little round things are called brochosomes
- Student PAPA
- Student ARE THESE BUGS
Bugscope Team We are looking at some little particles that are produced by an insect...this is ON and insect.
- Student what im i lookng at
- Student WOW
- Student BUGS
- Student what do bugs eat
Bugscope Team They eat everything...other insects, blood, feathers, garbage, fungus, plants, trees, flowers, pollen, beeswax, dead bodies, animal waste. They eat every single thing.
- Student pan master youre hot
- Student THAT LOOKS LIKE A PIC FROM AN AIRPLANE
- Student how long do spiders live
- Student where to beetles come rom
Bugscope Team There are beetles on every continent except Antarctica...and there are probably some there too that hitch hiked with the humans who live there.
- Student what bugs spread diseas
Bugscope Team well, i think mosquitoes are one of the worst disease carriers in the world, right annie?
- Student 4MONTHS
- Student LEAFS
- Student yes
- Student what were name nickel
- Student DO YOU CATCH THE BUGS
- Student ALL KINDS
- Bugscope Team tsetse flies, fleas, mosquitos...
- Student how many bugs live in a tree
- Student no
- Student ARE BUGS POISENES
- Bugscope Team this is a spiracle, which is a pore that insects use to breathe through
- Student whats a tsese?
Bugscope Team It is a type of fly that lives in Africa and transmits sleeping sickness of humans
- Student thansk Scot
- Student YES
- Student WHAT KIND OF PICTURE IS THIS
- Student you well come
- Bugscope Team some bugs are poisonous; many insects have toxins or emit chemicals to deter ants from eating them
- Student have u ever examined a frog
- Student THIS IS A BLUR
- Student how do insects walk fast with there four legs?
Bugscope Team Dude they have six legs, and they are often pretty fast.
- Student WHAT IS IT
- Student BETO IS BENJE YOUR BROTHER
- Student how many frogs are thar in the wroeld
- Teacher WHICH OF MY STUDENTS IS PAN MASTER?
- Student What is the most poisonus bug.
Bugscope Team It depends on what you mean by poisonous. Insects that sting are technically poisonous, since they cause a reaction in your skin with their stinger. And there are variously levels of pain associated with insect stings. I heard that a bullet ant has the most painful sting...but I am not sure if it is most poisonous.
- Student wat kind of bugs do u study
- Student sorry!
- Student CAN
- Student if theres no male in a beehive how does the queen lay eggs?
- Student what bugs are we looking at
- Student which bug is ur favorite
- Student shut up cjc
- Student wats youre name
- Student do flies have hearts
- Student who r u cjc?
- Student if a frog loes a leag can it die
Bugscope Team Yes, it can bleed to death or it can be so slow that it gets eaten by another animal, like a bird.
- Bugscope Team here is pollen we see most often
- Student billy
- Student what are pollans
- Student looks like spickys
- Bugscope Team they have spikes on them that make them act like burrs so they can stick to things
- Student when does the qeen bees die
- Student YES ALL HIVES HAVE MALES
- Bugscope Team pollen is what you all are studying now, right?
- Student frogs
- Student do you know when thay have babys
- Bugscope Team when you see bees and ants, you are usually seeing females. The females do all the work while the males are only used for mating
- Student can someone die from a disease that a fly spreads
Bugscope Team Yes, a mosquito is a fly and it spreads all sorts of diseases: malaria, yellow fever, west nile, and many other diseases.
- Student how long can the avrege bug live
Bugscope Team gosh, there is so much variety in species, that's not an easy question to answer
- Bugscope Team tsetse flies are found in Africa, not in the US
- Student can flys spred deases
Bugscope Team mosquitos are flies that can spread diseases such as yellow fever and malaria
- Student CAN IT GET THE PEOPLE SIK
- Student what flower does this pollen from
- Student did a bug start the pleg?
Bugscope Team Technically, the plague was caused by a bacteria, not by an insect. But, since the bacteria was spread by a flea, an insect is certainly somewhat responsible for the plague
- Student why are locusts so scary when there alive
Bugscope Team Are you talking about locusts: the grasshoppers or cicadas: the noisy bugs that live in trees and come out in huge numbers every few years?
- Student DO YOU CATCH BUGS
- Student IS THERE POIKEY BUGS
- Student what is a rear discies form a insects?
Bugscope Team I think yellow fever is now relatively rare
- Student IS THE PICTURE A CACTUS
Bugscope Team no, this is pollen on an insect, magnified 5000 times
- Bugscope Team this is cool
- Bugscope Team nice pollen
- Student how many bug bit
- Student 5000?
Bugscope Team now we are at 20,000
- Bugscope Team We are not sure which plant this comes off of, but this is what ragweed looks like
- Student THATS A LOT
- Student grasshoppers ?
Bugscope Team Technically locusts are a type of grasshopper...so a plague of locusts is actually a plague of a type of grasshopper. In the US, people often mistakenly refer to cicadas as locusts because they can be so abundant that it feels like you are in a plague
- Student THATS EVEN BI
- Student can u get sick from a queen bee
- Student whats the biggest bug in the world
Bugscope Team lobster!
- Student what are the worst kind of bugs
Bugscope Team Well, I am going back to the mosquitos. They are the worst all around.
- Bugscope Team there focus a little better
- Student How long does the average mousqito live?
Bugscope Team A few weeks usually.
- Teacher I AM GOING TO LET CHATO RUN THE MAGNIFIER NOW IF THAT'S OKAY?
- Bugscope Team chato man has control now
- Student HOW MANY BEES ARE IN THE U.S
- Bugscope Team okay Chato has it
- Bugscope Team oh wait, chato, i'm sorry
- Student how many bugs do you have in your lab
- Student whats the deadliest bug in the world
Bugscope Team Mosquitos
- Student R there more than 20,000,000,000 insects?
Bugscope Team oh yes, in the world? yes, way way way more than that
- Student Thats short.
- Student DO MISCETOS HAVE DEASES
Bugscope Team Mosquitoes can transmit diseases to humans and to animals.
- Student if theres no male in a beehive how does the queen lay eggs?
Bugscope Team The queen only needs to mate once to lay all the eggs she ever lays.
- Bugscope Team the deadliest is the mosquito because they carry so many diseases
- Student THERES MORE THAN BIG ROB
- Bugscope Team Chato you can drive now.
- Student how many types of flys are their
- Student how any more like past a trillion?
- Student MORE
- Student how long can a spider live
Bugscope Team Some tarantulas can live for more than 20 years.
- Bugscope Team For example you can select one of the presets from those on the right.
- Teacher SOMETHING HAPPENED AND CHATO NO LONGER HAS THE CONTROL
- Bugscope Team mosquitos carry yellow fever, west nile virus, and malaria to name a few
- Student THERES A LOT OF BUGS
- Bugscope Team do you want chato, or chato man, to have control?
- Bugscope Team Chato has control, Chato Man does not.
- Bugscope Team if you can't see the controls, try refresh (F5)
- Student HOW DO YOUCATCH THE FLYS
- Student are there flies that suck blood
- Student do flies have disices?
Bugscope Team insects can get diseases themselves as well
- Student how are flies made where
- Student what are those
- Bugscope Team nice job chato, now we are looking at scales
- Student URE
- Student do big frogs eat small
- Bugscope Team these are moth scales
- Student COOL
- Student THEY HAVE SCALES
- Student whats that Cate
Bugscope Team these are individual moth scales that are similar to feathers on a bird
- Student what are we looking at right now
- Student What is picture 13?
Bugscope Team preset 13 is ermine moth scales, at 1,500x
- Bugscope Team these scales are the same as the powder that comes off when you rub their wings
- Student WHAT BUG IS THE MOST DANGEROUS
Bugscope Team Mosquitoes for sure because they transmit diseases.
- Teacher chato's screen no longer has the magnifier.
Bugscope Team can you hit refresh (F5)? see if that fixes it
- Student can flies live longer then a day
- Student WIDOW
- Student so do flies have disceses?
- Student alex thank you
- Student when the scales on a fly comes off can they regrow it?
Bugscope Team flies dont have scales, only moths, butterflies, silverfish, and some beetles have scales. When a moth or butterfly loses their scales they do not grow back, but that is ok because they have so many to spare
- Student THEY ALREADY ANSEWERED IF FLYS HAD DISEASIS
- Student HUH?
- Teacher go ahead and send it to kring kring
- Student do people eat bugs
Bugscope Team Yes, insects are an important source of protein for many people all over the world
- Bugscope Team kringkring has control now
- Student what is that?
- Student whatis that
- Student what bug lives the longest
Bugscope Team There are some termite queens that have been reported to live nearly 20 years.
- Student how many eyes do flie have
- Bugscope Team this is a hoverfly
- Student A MASQIUTO
- Student do big frogs eat smaller frogs
Bugscope Team If they can catch them.
Bugscope Team yes big frogs often eat smaller frogs
- Student What is 15?
- Student wat is that
- Student whats that alex
Bugscope Team this is more pollen
- Student WHAT IS THAT
- Student how do frogs make babies
Bugscope Team when frogs mate it is called 'amplexus.' they have external fertilization.
- Student how do frogs make babys
Bugscope Team They have external fertilization. Females jay unfertilized eggs in the water and males fertilize them.
- Student how do frogs have babys
- Student what are the dots in its mouth
- Student OWWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW
- Student what r those pionty things sticking out?
Bugscope Team those are all setae (hairs we find on insects)
- Student ARE THERE QUEEN WASP
Bugscope Team In some types of wasps there are queens. Unlike bees, you typically can't tell the queens from the workers.
- Student what are the dots in the mouth Alex
- Student how is it that when an ant hill moves the queen ant needs to mate again?
Bugscope Team An ant queen only needs to mate once too. What you are seeing is an ant hill moving is probably the founding of new colony with a new queen.
- Student how many bugs have diseasis
- Student is there bugs in the sea
- Bugscope Team setae are used to help the insect know what is going on in the environment around them through their tough exoskeleton. The hairs give them the same function has our skin gives us
- Bugscope Team these are simple eyes on the head of a fly
- Student is that a eye
- Student what is that
Bugscope Team these are ocelli, or simple eyes, on the fruitfly head. What we are looking at are the bumps among the hairs
- Bugscope Team simple eyes, compared to compound eyes
- Bugscope Team simple eyes are also called 'ocelli'
- Student what is that scot
Bugscope Team this is the top of the head of a fly. the domes are ocelli -- simple eyes
- Student what is 15
- Student DO YOU KILL THE BUGS
Bugscope Team well, the bugs need to be dead so they don't move around in the scope while we are looking at them. we kill them by freezing them, they don't feel it really, they just sort of slow down, and down...
- Student What is number 15?
- Student DO BUGS HAVE TEETH
- Student no alex
- Student wat is that thing we are looking at
- Bugscope Team see two*
- Bugscope Team Beetle Head!
- Student what is that
- Student wat is that
- Bugscope Team see the lamellar antennae?
- Student is that a beetle
- Student witch bug could live without there head.
Bugscope Team roaches can live for a little while without their heads, but it's not much of a life anymore
- Bugscope Team the eyes are on the sides of the head
- Bugscope Team the antennae look like golf clubs
- Student annie what is that
Bugscope Team this looks like the edge of a bees wing...but I am not super sure.
- Student halo what is that?
- Bugscope Team the hooks here are hamuli. We see them on insects with 2 pairs of wings and are used to link the hind and fore wings together so they are like one big wing
- Student what kind of fly is the worst
- Student wat are we looking at now
- Bugscope Team annie is right
- Bugscope Team Hooray
- Student are thos teeth
- Student how do bugs eat?
Bugscope Team they eat in a variety of ways: some only ingest their food as liquids, and some cut and chew their food
- Student what is that on the right
- Teacher okay. go ahead and put control with me again.
- Bugscope Team halo, you now have control
- Student HOW DO INSECTS EAT WITH NO TEETH
Bugscope Team some insects, continuing what I said below, have a sharp pointy proboscis that they stick into juicy food or another bug, and they suck up their food in liquid form
- Student do flys have teeth
- Student how many ants are in a ant hill
- Student WHAT IS THE BIGGEST KIND OF BUG
- Student DO ALL DUGS DISEASE
Bugscope Team no not all insects have/carry diseases
- Student do flies have male or female
Bugscope Team you can usually tell the difference of male and female flies by looking at their huge compound eyes. If they are spread really far apart they are females.
- Student how many flies do u exsamine a year
- Teacher how many types of flies are there?
Bugscope Team there are at least 100,000 species
- Student how much food do ants collect in a year
- Student how many musles does a caterpillar have to a human
Bugscope Team that is hard to answer, but humans likely have many more, and more specialized, muscles
- Bugscope Team yeah female flies are cuter
- Student HOW OLD CAN A BUG LIVE
- Student !
- Student can an ant live without a head
- Student how many types of flies are there
Bugscope Team there are at least 100,000 species
- Student HOW DO MOSQUITOES BITE WITH NO TEETH
Bugscope Team mosquitos have four to six cutting blades as part of the fascicle, with which they slice deeply into your skin
- Student how long do theylive
- Student what bug is that
- Student can bugs have cures
- Student can flies kill each other
- Student WHAT R THE FLIES WORST ENEMY?
Bugscope Team anything that is bigger than it!
- Bugscope Team I don't think anything can "live" long without its head
- Student OH SO ONLY MOSCITOES HAVE TEETH
Bugscope Team Dude they don't really have teeth; they have thin blade-like laciniae that they use to cut into your skin
- Student how many types of flies are there
- Student what insects can live without their heads
Bugscope Team None of them can live without their heads for very long
- Student is it true that flys smaggots
- Student WHAT IS THE WORST BUG TO BE BITTEN BY
- Student Do bug like spider have diseas
Bugscope Team Spiders are not insects--they are arachnids. And no, I don't know of any diseases that are spread by spiders
- Student DO BUGS KILL DIFFERENT BUGS OFTEN
Bugscope Team some bugs, like wheelbugs, specialize in eating other bugs. there are also many species of parasitic wasps that inject their eggs into caterpillars and eventually the larvae will kill the caterpillars
- Student WHAT IS THE BIGEST NUMBER OF SPOTS ON A LADY BUG?
Bugscope Team 13 I think.
- Student do lice all ways go for the hair on the top of your head
Bugscope Team No, there are body lice as well that live in your clothes, but only venture onto your body to bite!
- Student IM NOT A BOY DUDE
- Student ARE MOSCIETOS MORE DANGEROUS THAN FLIES?
Bugscope Team yes they are :)
- Student how long do beetles live
- Teacher WHO IS CJC?
- Student CORAL
- Student wat is the enemy of the mosqitoe
Bugscope Team well, one big enemy is human beings, they often are trying to control the mosquito in ways that make them less harmful to us
Bugscope Team bats, some other flying insects, birds, people...
- Student DO FLIES HAVE MAGGETS
Bugscope Team Pan Master flies come from maggots; I don't believe they have maggots themselves.
- Student what are the worst kind of good bug
- Student in an ant colonies are there death penies
- Student cate how many theeth dos a fly have
Bugscope Team no teeth, they don't have any teeth
- Student ALEX HOW MNY EYES DOES A FLIE HAVE?
Bugscope Team well, it has two compound eyes, and then some might have several single eyes as well, maybe? but for sure two big compound eyes
- Student how much blood does a mosquito suck
- Student in an ant colonies are there death penilties
Bugscope Team if you were an ant, and someone smeared the smell of death on you, the other ants would take you away even if you were alive
- Student HOW MANY EYES DOES A BUG HAVE
Bugscope Team that depends on how much it needs its eyes. Ants have small compound eyes or sometimes no eyes at all, while a lot of flying insects like mosquitos have eyes almost completely covering their head!
- Student do misquitos have as many eyes as flies do
- Student HOW DO BUGS LAY EGGS
Bugscope Team Female insects usually have ovipositors which are a tube through which the eggs exit the female
- Student ANNIE HOW MNY LEGS DOES A FLIE HAVE
- Student how many legs those a flie have
- Student Cate can you answer my last question "PLEASE" ?
- Bugscope Team but almost all insects will have 2 compound eyes
- Student IS THAT WOOD?
- Student how do flies lay egg
Bugscope Team Female insects have ovipositors. The eggs come out of the ovipositor.
- Bugscope Team joe what was your question?
- Bugscope Team well that is wrong too...
- Student do bugs have hair
Bugscope Team well, yes, but it functions as a way for the insect to feel its environment. those hairs are called setae (see-tee), and they stick through the exoskeleton to nerves underneath, that's how the bug feels its way around
- Bugscope Team almost all insects will have two eyes period
- Bugscope Team they dont have to be compound
- Student does a flie have a brain
Bugscope Team yes they do have brains. those of fruit flies, and likely many other flies, are largely devoted to processing visual data
- Student HOW BIG IS A FLYS BRAIN
- Student IS THEIR A ANT THAT CAN KILL A PERSON
Bugscope Team If a person was really allergic to ant stings, then that person could die from being stung by an ants
- Student Nevermind,cate.
- Student DO TICKS LAY EEG
Bugscope Team yes they do
- Bugscope Team ant
- Student ls there such a thing called ant jail in an ant colonie
Bugscope Team no
- Student ARE FLEES A BUG
Bugscope Team Fleas are insects
- Student WHAT MAKES A STINKBUG STINK
Bugscope Team They have glands at the base of their abdomens that release a smelly liquid if you harass the insects
- Student how many tips of beatelare thar
Bugscope Team Some people estimate there are over a million species of insect
- Student WHATS ON ITS CLAWS?
- Student how do you know when a misquito is sucking your blood
Bugscope Team You can sometimes feel it biting you
- Student Alex can a fly fart
Bugscope Team well, i really hope so, since it can be quite a pleasant experience. but i really don't think they do in the way humans do
- Bugscope Team harass the stinkbug, that is
- Student wat type of bettel is this
- Student HOW BIG IS A ANTS HEART
- Student how many types of bugs are there?
Bugscope Team More than we know. Some people think there could be several million species of insects that are not yet known to science.
- Student WHERE DO THEY GET THE STINK
Bugscope Team the stink comes from aromatic chemicals that the stinkbug mixes internally
- Student IS A GRASER SOFT
- Bugscope Team beetles, geez!
- Student DO BEETLES SWET ANNIE?
Bugscope Team nope, they don't have sweat glands
- Bugscope Team a million species of beetle!!!
- Student can a fly pee
Bugscope Team absolutely, they often have to expel liquid waste, especially if they consume a lot of liquid food
- Student how meny snaked are they
- Student HOW DO THEY MIX IT
Bugscope Team the chemicals come from different vessels inside of the stinkbug
- Bugscope Team some stinkbugs do not like their own stink -- they find it offensive as well
- Student can a flie walk
- Student WHAT DO THEY MIX IN IT TO GET THE STINK
Bugscope Team there are a lot of chemicals that just smell bad
- Student ANNIE HOW FAST CAN A FLIE&A MOSCIETOS GO?
Bugscope Team Mosquitos are slow and wimpy. I am not sure how fast a flea can jump...pretty darn fast.
- Student CAN FLEEZ KILL YOU
Bugscope Team Fleas can transmit several diseases like the plague and murine typhus
- Student OH WHATS THE VESSEL CALLED
Bugscope Team CJC they are not always named -- they are often called 'defensive glands'
- Student is the tail on a scorpion a tail or is it there abdemon
Bugscope Team Abdomen
- Student can a fly eat a fly
Bugscope Team yes, some types of flies can eat other flies. Robber flies for example will eat other flies if they can catch them.
- Bugscope Team fleas are about as harmful as lice
- Student IS THERE A BOY AND A GIRL BLACK WIDDOW
Bugscope Team Yes, there are. The males are smaller and brown colored.
- Student CATE WHAT IS ON THE CLAWS!
Bugscope Team dirt and some other junk we like to call juju-- anything that doesnt belong
- Student how many types of bugs are there
- Student how fast does a beatle fly
Bugscope Team It depends upon the beetle. Smaller beetles fly faster than big beetles.
- Student if a bee lose its stinger well it die
Bugscope Team Yup, it will "bleed to death"
- Student Do flys often often kill each other?
Bugscope Team I don't know if anyone has measured how often flied kill each other...maybe some sad PhD student spent his or her 20s counting how many flies a robber fly ate
- Student hi
- Student can an ant live withouits abdomen
Bugscope Team for a little while...but eventually it will starve to death because it can't digest food
- Student WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FLIE GOES IN YOUR MOUTH?
Bugscope Team I would spit it out. They taste kind of like paper.
- Student wat are these
Bugscope Team night rider these are pollen grains
- Student HI â™¥KRINGKRINGâ™¥
- Student Halo please go back to the praying mantis.
- Student do brains have brains
Bugscope Team yes, just like frogs and worms and birds and you and me. Insect brains are much smaller and simpler though
- Student CATE WHAT R THAT?
Bugscope Team these are hairs that have pollen stuck to them, there are around 2-3 different types of pollen grains
- Student â€¢â—˜â—‹â™¦â™£â™ â˜ºâ˜»â™¥
- Bugscope Team kringkring do you know how to make little peace symbols instead of hearts?
- Student CATE WHAT IS THAT
- Student IS A BOY BLACK WIDDOW MORE DANGOERS TAN A GIRL
Bugscope Team No, I think they are equally venomous
- Student Ã â˜ºâ˜»â™¥â™ â™£â€¢â—˜â—‹
- Bugscope Team nice scott
- Student Alex can a frog eat a frog
Bugscope Team Cole frogs do eat frogs
- Bugscope Team black widows are very non-aggressive. I had a couple that lived in my garden and around my house last year
- Student â€¢â—˜â—‹â™¦â™£â™ â˜ºâ˜»â™¥3
Bugscope Team C JC how do you make a peace sign?
- Student ANNIE,CATE,SCOT,&SCOT HOW HIGH CAN A FLIE GO IN THE SKY?
- Bugscope Team They don't like to fight, they usually hide if you bother them too much
- Student Do any insects live on ♣'s.
- Student CAN FLIES WALK
Bugscope Team Yes, they walk with their legs. They can't walk as fast as they fly though
Bugscope Team well, yes, they have legs and can walk around, you can see them walking sometimes
- Student is a praying mates a nice bug
Bugscope Team it depends on what you mean by nice bug; they do not bother people, and they eat other bugs
- Student ARE THERE A BEE THAT IS ALL BLACK
Bugscope Team Yes, there are bees that are black, there are bees that are metallic purple and metallic green. There are lots of different types of bees other than the yellow and black ones that you normally think of
- Bugscope Team Black widow web is really strong and sticky. You can hear it if you put your hand through it.
- Student I GOT IT FROM KRINGKRING SO ASK HER
- Student SORRY I MENT ALEX AND SCOT
- Student DO FLIES VOAMET
Bugscope Team Absolutely. They regurgitate saliva onto their food. The saliva contains digestive enzymes that turns their food into a kind of predigested milkshake. Then the fly slurps the milkshake up
- Teacher I'LL SUBMIT ANOTHER APPLICATION...BUT TOWARDS THE END OF MAY THE KIDS WILL BE BACK ON HERE IF THAT'S OKAY
Bugscope Team yep, keep in mind all the chat and images from today's session are kept on your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2009-040
- Bugscope Team yum
- Student what is the deadliest spider in the world
Bugscope Team Sydney funnel web in Australia
- Student Halo can you go to a praying mantis?
Bugscope Team we don't have a praying mantis in the microscope today, sorry
- Bugscope Team It is also a busy time of year, so you will want to submit your application as soon as you can
- Teacher OKAY GREAT. THE NEXT TIME THEY WILL STUDY BUTTLERFLIES AND BACTERIA
Bugscope Team cool
- Student where does the back wido gets its posion
Bugscope Team It synthesizes it in its venom glands in its fangs
- Bugscope Team Halo if you read the transcript there is a place where I say that a lobster is the biggest bug. But that is not true.
- Teacher OKAY.THANK YOU
- Bugscope Team Yes, sorry I couldn't get to telling Scot he was WRONG!
- Student ARE BUGS CLEANER THE N HUMANS
Bugscope Team I think they are. Some insects are anyway.
- Student R ALL BEEZ BLACK&YELLOW?
Bugscope Team nope, they are many other colors
- Bugscope Team thank you for all your great questions!
- Student kk thx â˜»
- Bugscope Team the chat and images are saved here: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2009-040
- Teacher LOL. THAT'S FINE. THE KIDS KNOW THAT EVEN ADULTS MAKE MISTAKES
- Bugscope Team thank you students, you all rock and or roll!
- Bugscope Team well it wasn't really a mistake...
- Bugscope Team :)
- Student HOW LONG DO BUTTERFLIES LIVE?
Bugscope Team They can live anywhere between a few weeks and a year. It depends upon the species
- Student LIKE WHAT KIND OF COLORS ANNIE
Bugscope Team Black, brown, metallic green, metallic purple, orange
- Student hi â—‹
- Bugscope Team the biggest bug is the Japanese spider crab
Bugscope Team SCOT crabs are not insects!!
- Student what are moths mostly atracted to
Bugscope Team Some are attracted to light. Some are attracted to rotten fruit or flowers. Most are attracted to other moths.
- Bugscope Team some monarch butterflies will migrate to mexico for the winter, so they can live for around a year
- Student dos a bug have more than one eye
- Student how do butter flys get their color
- Student DO THE POKEY SPOT HURT WHETH YOU TOUCH IT
Bugscope Team no, they spikes are too small for you to feel
- Bugscope Team Japanese spider crabs can be more than 12 feet long.
Bugscope Team They are still not insects
- Teacher HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE WITH YOU GUYS?
- Student how long can a frog live
- Student WHAT BUGS ARE MORE POISINIS JUNGLE BUGS OR CITY BUGS
Bugscope Team insects found in the jungles are more diverse, so you will find more exotic insects that can be more deadly
- Bugscope Team I think we are over time...
- Student is there such thing as a flipping beatle?
Bugscope Team click beetles flip in the air when disturbed
- Student are ther any bugs in ocean life
- Teacher OKAY THEN. WE WON'T KEEP YOU GUYS ANY LONGER. I KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE NEED THE SCOPES.
- Bugscope Team Thank you all for the good questions
- Student what do click beetles look like
Bugscope Team they look like a kind of long beetle, and they have a joint about mid body
- Bugscope Team Thank you All!
- Student DO BLACK BEE LIVE LONGER THAN YELLOW BEE
- Bugscope Team thank you students of cawston elementary, you did a great job
- Student thak you for your time
- Student THANK YOU FOR THE TIME
- Student thank your time we are now loging off
- Bugscope Team here are lots and lots of pollen grains
- Bugscope Team or maybe you could say the joint is about one third down from the head, on a click beetle, but the head is often pretty long
- Student what do click beetles eat
Bugscope Team the adults of some species feed on the larvae of woodboring beetles
- Bugscope Team you are welcome
- Student THANK U FOR YOUR TIME CATE2,ANNIE,SCOT,ALEX!!!!!!
- Student RAWR
- Bugscope Team thank you for hanging out with us
- Teacher THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME
- Bugscope Team OK--I am going to log out now. Thanks everyone!!
- Teacher U GUYS TOTALLY ROCK
- Bugscope Team Thank you! Over and out...
- Bugscope Team you are welcome halo, see you again at another session, feel free to apply
- Student thanx â™¦
- Bugscope Team no problemo, bye bye