Connected on 2012-06-06 20:00:00 from Orange, California, United States
- Bugscope Team we are making the presets for this evening's session
- Bugscope Team we are ready to roll
- Bugscope Team hey DaddyO
- Bugscope Team Cate made the sample and mounted the scorpion so it is facing us. it
- Bugscope Team whoops
- Bugscope Team it's the rampant position (in heraldry, at least)
- Bugscope Team hello Isaac!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team Hello Everyone!
- Bugscope Team I know I can't type fast enough to get everyone's name now...
- Bugscope Team this, presently, is a view of a scorpion's claw
- Student hi jovita
- Student hi daudio
- Student how you doing
Bugscope Team good! Thank you!
- Student whoa dude
- Student yo
- Student hello
Bugscope Team Hello Jolie!
- Guest iiiii
- Guest hnfgiupdhd
- Student hello se,
- Student what are you doing
- Guest hi
- Student on*
- Student sem
Bugscope Team SEM stands for scanning electron microscope, which is the machine I'm sitting at now. it's what allows us to see this stuff
- Student jovita what do you think it is
- Student oo thank you
- Student les change
- Student oo thank u
- Student are those spikes on the claw
Bugscope Team yeah little spikes or spines that help the scorpion sense when it is touching something
- Student thats o awesome
- Student this is amazing
- Student i mean so
- Student can i zoom on the scorpion stinger
Bugscope Team Mr Papake is driving right now, so he can do it -- it is of course one of the presets
- Student you are sooo smart :D
- Bugscope Team oops Mr Papke sorry for typo!
- Student i see a bug
- Student this is cool
- Bugscope Team insects and arthropods like scorpions have exoskeletons, so it's like they have an armor shell
- Student I want see more
- Student what kind of scorpion is this?
Bugscope Team it's a small one I didn't realize we had, not sure
- Student thats ugly
- Guest can
- Student that is preety interesting
- Student it looks so weird up front
- Student eww
Bugscope Team haha I agree!
- Student lady bug look so weird up close
Bugscope Team they do! wait 'til you see the ladybug larva
- Student ccoooooollllllllll
- Student ugh...
- Student whats in between those to claws
Bugscope Team a lot of debris
- Bugscope Team this is a super tiny ant
- Student ROUND THINGS
- Student what is that?
- Student WATS THAT
Bugscope Team it's the ant's compound eye
- Student thay have lots of tiny little hairs
- Student how do ants see with all those dots in their eyes
- Student Is it true that male lady bug don't have dots ?
Bugscope Team no, they do
- Student so weird
- Student its an ant eye isnt it
Bugscope Team yes it is!
- Student thay have so many eyes
Bugscope Team wasps can have as many as 17,000 facets to a single compound eye
- Student can i see the beetle face
Bugscope Team I think Mr Papke will certainly get to it.
- Student cool
- Student is this a girl of a dude
Bugscope Team it's a girl
- Student how do you know its a girl
- Student how can you tell the difference between a female and a male?
- Student it's hairy
- Bugscope Team this is the ant mouth
- Guest hi its me
Bugscope Team Hi Chelsea!
- Guest it looks weird
- Student why are microscope so expensive???
Bugscope Team they are super complicated. like this one has its own room, its own electricity, air, etc.
- Student oo
- Student which insects stinger is this?
- Student where is the stinger from
- Student y do many of these insects have so many hairs
Bugscope Team the hairs, which we are supposed to call 'setae,' are sensory -- they help the insect or arthropod sense its surroundings
- Guest cool
- Student i see
- Student can it hurt you
Bugscope Team these can
- Student how come insects are poisonous but human can't have stingers
Bugscope Team we have other advantages, I'd say
- Student is this a poisonous scorpion
Bugscope Team yes it is
- Student can you plug that hole up?
Bugscope Team I suppose. It is very small
- Student it looks so pointy
Bugscope Team now we can see that it's a bit broken
- Student were does the poison come from
Bugscope Team further down is the body of the stinger with a poison gland in it
- Student whoa
- Student why does it have a hole
Bugscope Team so it can inject poison/venom
- Student What is this?
- Student where is it attached to
- Student why do misquotes suck on our blood
Bugscope Team only the females do, and it is so they can get enough protein to successfully lay their eggs
- Student what r those flappy things
Bugscope Team those were scales, which are in a way like feathers
- Student is there certain food that 's make them more toxic?
- Guest it looks wierd
- Student how do they prevent the blood from clogging?
Bugscope Team they inject saliva, which also makes us itch, but keeps the blood from clotting. good question, Isaac.
- Student is it really that long
- Guest can you zoom in on the wasp head
- Student interesting
- Student how much blood can a mosquito take from you?
Bugscope Team I'm not sure; less than a milliliter, which is a cubic centimeter.
- Student how much blood can a mosquito take form u
- Student why do bugs and insects need antenna for?
Bugscope Team the antenna have a lot of receptors for, escpecially, chemical scents
- Student it looks like a jaw of an animal
- Student what kind of stinger is it?
Bugscope Team the stinger on a mosquito is inside this tube, and it has four cutting stylets we cannot see now
- Student is there like an opening
Bugscope Team along the side and at the tip
- Student wasp head
- Student how long do they live?
Bugscope Team a few days to a few weeks, generally
- Student what was the first insect or bug ever discovered by a human
Bugscope Team certainly before we had invented writing
- Student its scary
- Student he got beat up
Bugscope Team yeah for sure -- I'm sorry it is in such bad shape
- Student Is the big round thing the eye?
Bugscope Team that is the base of an antenna, called a pedicel
- Bugscope Team sorry 'especially'
- Student Y IS IT SO WRINKLY
- Student arent ladybugs round
- Student why do insects look more larger than in real life
- Student thats a very ugly baby
Bugscope Team haha
- Student many of these insects have so much hair
- Guest is it dead?
Bugscope Team yes it is; it is dead and also very dry
- Student why is it dead
- Student how much eggs can a lady bug produce?
Bugscope Team I have read that the total is over a 1000
- Student that is a lot of eggs that it can produce!!!
- Student is it a baby wasp
Bugscope Team it's a pretty good sized one
- Student are all of these animal dead
- Guest it looks crushed
Bugscope Team I think it's fairly intact but just looks like that.
- Student they die when they sting you
- Student when wasp sting do they die
Bugscope Team no they just keep stinging because they don't lose their stingers like honeybees do
- Student why do the wasp sting?
Bugscope Team to protect its hive or its territory, or if it feels threatened
- Student thank u, have a great day...
Bugscope Team Thanks, Jolie!
- Student WHY DOES IT LOOK SO UGLY
Bugscope Team um I am not sure; some of them don't look so bad once you get used to them
- Student thanks it was great
Bugscope Team Thank You, Isaac!
- Student is its mouth broken
Bugscope Team no, but sometimes we see that the mandibles are chipped
- Teacher One session down ... one to go!
Bugscope Team good students
- Student thank you for the compliment
Bugscope Team Hi Nick!
- Student hello
- Bugscope Team welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team I changed my login name...
- Bugscope Team But I am still sitting at the scanning electron microscope, which gives us these images
- Student thank you for this awesome thing
Bugscope Team Dude it is so much fun to be able to do this.
- Student yup;]
- Student oh i was HI but then i changed my login name also
Bugscope Team haha Nice trick
- Bugscope Team if we look at the stinger, up close like this, we see that it has pores in it
- Student can this venom kill you
Bugscope Team I understand that smaller scorpions can be the worst, but I don't know about this one
- Student are these animal's alive? and where do you get them?
- Student did you guys kill the scorpion
Bugscope Team they are all dead, and they are dry. people send them to us, and we also collect them from our homes, etc. someone from another lab brought me a daddylonglegs this evening
- Student what are the pores for
Bugscope Team I am not sure whether they have venom that oozes from them, or not; I really don't know
- Student cool!
- Student are scorpion claws really that hairy?
Bugscope Team yes the hairs are often called setae in insects or arthropods like scorpions, and the setae are sensory -- they help the 'bug' sense its surroundings
- Student why do the eyes have so many round things
- Student how many eyes do ants have
Bugscope Team they have two compound eyes (some ants do not have eyes) and the number of facets (ommatidia) varies with species and size
- Student how many lenses do an ants eye have, in average?
Bugscope Team I would say fewer than 100 is a good average from what I have seen
- Student what is that thing coming out of the eye
Bugscope Team sorry I missed it Dude
- Student is it one dimention
Bugscope Team not sure what you mean -- the things we are looking at are 3 dimensional, of course
- Student do mosquitos carry many diseases? and which?
Bugscope Team West Nile virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria...
- Student how do the mosquitos suck the blood from that tube
Bugscope Team inside the tube are much sharper stylets that actually come out of the tube to pierce your skin
- Student what do scorpions eat?
Bugscope Team they eat mostly insects, I think, and they chew their food, which is a little different
- Student how old is the lady bug
- Student can these animals see in color?
Bugscope Team some can, some cannot; some see certain colors better than others; also, some insects can see ultraviolet wavelengths of light, which we cannot
- Student where do ladybugs lay their eggs?
Bugscope Team um I think on leaves, have to look it up..'
- Student what are those little hairlike looking things on the wasp antenna
- Student where are a ladybugs eyes?
- Bugscope Team I see that they do lay their eggs on leaves, and probably other places as well
- Student this lady bug is beat up and dirty
Bugscope Team yeah it is
- Student are the hornes the antenas
Bugscope Team those are palps, of which there are two types -- palps are accessory mouthparts
- Student how and what do they eat?
Bugscope Team they eat aphids, which are also on the stub this evening, and they bite them with those skinny little mandibles
- Student i learned it from you:)
Bugscope Team haha
- Student do ladybugs even have eyes
Bugscope Team yes they do -- they are kind of streamlined into the head on either end. I am sorry we cannot see them well. Actually I could drive you to see part of one eye.
- Student how do scorpions are born?
- Student that would be cool
- Student why do lady bugs give out yellow liquids
Bugscope Team they produce a super smelly liquid that is intended to dissuade other insect, birds, etc. from eating them
- Student does it have various hearts or just one
Bugscope Team They have what we would consider a primitive heart, and I am not sure right now if they have more than one or not
- Student when a wasp uses its stinger, does it die?
Bugscope Team no it can sting repeatedly, although it does not always have the same amount of venom
- Student ohhhh! cool!
- Student do wasps have teeth
Bugscope Team they have mandibles that are hardened, with what look like tines of a fork, or spork, but they do not have real teeth
- Student these insects have cool stradegy they use to survive
- Student does the wasp have faceted eyes?
Bugscope Team yes it does -- the facets are called ommatidia. they also have three ocelli, which are simple eyes
- Student what is this
- Student really, how much did the one you barely showed us have
Bugscope Team probably 50 microliters, but I am not really sure, Angel
- Student what is it made of?
- Student what's alphabet city?
Bugscope Team it's 'cause those salt crystals look like blocks to me
- Student why are they in cubes
Bugscope Team sodium chloride -- table salt -- forms cubes
- Bugscope Team this is salt from Wendy's restaurant, and it has those totally cool incised patterns. oops not now....
- Bugscope Team this is an aphid, which is a plant pest -- you see them infesting leaves, and we're looking at the mouthparts they stick into the leaves to drink the sap/fluids
- Student whats an aphid stylit
Bugscope Team the stylet is the sharp part that sticks into the plant
- Student what is that?
- Student what type of a beetle is this?
Bugscope Team I am not sure what that beetle was. It may have been a cerambycid beetle -- a longhorned beetle
- Student how many pincers does an ant have? and are there any venomous ants?
Bugscope Team they have two mandibles, and sometimes they are quite venomous; some have stingers
- Student how many eyes do scorpians have
Bugscope Team we could see six, but there are at least two more in the middle of the head where we cannot see this evening
- Bugscope Team these are a few ommatidia on the wasp's compound eye
- Student can wasp eyes really get that dirty
Bugscope Team yes and worse, but this one is dead so some of this likely happened after it died
- Bugscope Team stargazer lily pollen
- Student is that pollen
- Bugscope Team this is on the ladybug, but it's likely we dropped it on their when we made the sample today; Cate made the sample and I am sorry she could not be here tonight.
- Student this is really cool!
Bugscope Team Sweet!
- Student i think this is fun.
Bugscope Team yes totally cool
- Student is that pollen
Bugscope Team yes it is; pollen takes lots of different shapes
- Student thank you!
Bugscope Team Thank You, Kiki
- Student say thank you to cate for me please
Bugscope Team Cool I will.
- Student and thank you Mr. ScottJ
Bugscope Team Thanks, Angel!
- Teacher Scott, looks like they had a few good questions... are your fingers tired from typing so fast?
Bugscope Team no problem DaddyO, I am used to it
- Teacher Everyone is taking off. the "science night" is coming to an end.
- Teacher Thanks again for a fun night. The kids really liked it
- Student one more thing, how do you type so fast
Bugscope Team I get a lot of practice but really am not very fast. Cate would laugh.
- Student haha bye.
- Bugscope Team Thank You, Everyone!
- Bugscope Team Bye, Angel.
- Student thank you for leting us learn
Bugscope Team hey Thank You, Xochitl.
- Teacher Thanks ... logging off ...
Bugscope Team Bye!
- Teacher you guys are awesome!!!
- Bugscope Team Dude I forgot to say that scorpions bear their young live....
- Bugscope Team Thank you.