Connected on 2014-08-07 16:00:00 from Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- Bugscope Team pumping down the sample now, then i will make presets
- Bugscope Team nice
- Bugscope Team awesome
- Bugscope Team mirror mirror on the wall, who's the evilest of all
- Bugscope Team bacteria on pollen
- Bugscope Team seem pretty happy too
- Bugscope Team sweet!
- Bugscope Team some chemoreceptors are for touch, and some are for volatiles, in the air
- Bugscope Team this is a solfugid, right?
- Bugscope Team yes solfugid spider
- Bugscope Team camel spiders, wind scorpions, and sun spiders are solifugids
- Bugscope Team new mexico dirt :p
- Bugscope Team oops I'm never going to remember that 'i'
- Bugscope Team i cant restart rxl server. it wont let me stop it
- Bugscope Team someone's been dinking around behind the scenes
- Bugscope Team yeah I can't do it either
- Bugscope Team Is the switch on the correct side?
- Bugscope Team I just textualized Chas.
- Bugscope Team no...
- Bugscope Team its fine now
- Bugscope Team something just got fixed -- the micron bar.
- Bugscope Team dont bother chas
- Bugscope Team all presets are bust now but at least you figured that one out
- Bugscope Team k got it
- Bugscope Team Today, we have one preset.
- Bugscope Team they can connect now...
- Bugscope Team talking w Jude'
- Bugscope Team I can be on for a bit
- Bugscope Team Hey Cool Thanks, Tanya
- Bugscope Team Yay Jude!
- Bugscope Team Jude we're remaking some of the presets.
- Teacher students are still arriving so hang in there :)
- Bugscope Team super cool
- Bugscope Team looks like this fly got rolled
- Bugscope Team it's definitely a female
- Bugscope Team pollen soup
- Bugscope Team the soup part being biofilm
- Bugscope Team Hi JMazur!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Student Hello
Bugscope Team J we're remaking some of the presets...
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope, Lydia!
- Bugscope Team go ahead and take it
- Bugscope Team Howdy howdy howdy.
- Bugscope Team Hi Kelly!
- Bugscope Team Jude you are the Supreme Ruler.
- Bugscope Team Let us know if you have any trouble.
- Teacher Thanks Scot
- Bugscope Team Hello Bug Lover!
- Bugscope Team Please let us know when you have questions, about anything.
- Teacher Hi there...anyone can tell us why we are not seeing the edges of the screens left and right?
Bugscope Team you want to click on the white arrow in the blue circle to be able to see either screen
Bugscope Team they're supposed to slide over
Bugscope Team Are you seeing the blue circles with white left/right arrows/pointers? If so, click on them and the presets will slide into view.
- Teacher thanks...we got it
- Bugscope Team when you click on the preset on the lefthand screen, the 'scope should drive to that place on the center screen, but only for the person who's driving
- Bugscope Team a bug is a small group of insects
- Student What is the difference between a bug and an insect?
Bugscope Team not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Bugs refer to true bugs, which look kind of like beetles, but they have a proboscis for a mouthpart, which it uses to drink liquids from either plants or other insects (depending on the type of true bug)
- Guest When click on the pictures it says click to direct the microscope but nothing happens
Bugscope Team ask Jude to let you drive
Bugscope Team try it now, Lydia
- Student This reminds of the movie "honey I shrunk the kids"
Bugscope Team haha
- Bugscope Team we dont have any ants today, though
- Guest Bees have hair like humans have in the nose
- Student honey bee stinger
- Teacher not seeing the link to let others drive
Bugscope Team we have to do it for you, with your permission. I just switched it to Lydia.
Bugscope Team This may be something to change in the next update. It would probably be good if the "teachers" could do this without having to send us a request.
- Guest So what are we seeing currently?
Bugscope Team this is an arachnid called a solifugid
Bugscope Team i found it in new mexico
Bugscope Team they're called wind scorpions, sun spiders...
- Guest Is that cilia we see on the top?
Bugscope Team on insects we call the hairs we see setae, or seta for singular
Bugscope Team and yes
- Student "Honey Bee stingers" would be a good name for a band
- Bugscope Team there are lots of setae of various types that project through the exoskeleton so the insect can use them to sense the environment
- Guest Can they live without the stinger?
Bugscope Team no they would bleed out, which is why when they sting a mammal, and the stinger gets ripped out (because they stick in mammalian skin) they will bleed to death
- Teacher transfer driving to chris
Bugscope Team got it
- Student correction their
- Guest Do honeybees die after they sting (or lose their stinger)?
Bugscope Team yes they die because the stinger is pulled out when they sting mammal skin, which is thick
Bugscope Team they can sting other insects without losing their stingers
- Student no wonder there eye ball is always itching!
Bugscope Team haha
- Student wait for it
- Bugscope Team the preset didnt work
- Student Do you think they know they will lose their stinger if they sting a mammal?
Bugscope Team not sure. likely not
- Guest Kamikaze bees?
- Bugscope Team this is the bad dude on the stage today
- Student here is the "Assassin"
Bugscope Team Whoops. Not the assassin bug
Bugscope Team Cate will find it for you.
Bugscope Team Hold on...
Bugscope Team She's trying to blame the bad preset on me. :(
- Guest Humans only see through the cornia does the bee see through all of its eye?
Bugscope Team yes they see a small image through each of the ommatidia, and their brains process the images so they make sense
- Student ?
- Student I wonder what this Assassin bug eats
Bugscope Team other insects
- Student Is your first name Darth? Does it say that on your birth certificate?
Bugscope Team Darth is an honorary title. Just like Jedi is my religion. I inherited it from my father.
- Guest How did it get its name?
Bugscope Team it attacks other insects, sometimes by blending in with flowers or other plants, then it grabs the unsuspecting insect
- Student June Bug
- Student wait for it
- Guest The june bug looks like a tank!
- Student these June bugs look like sumo wrestlers
- Guest What part is this...the face?
Bugscope Team yes from the underside
- Student Do June bugs turn into something else? Or does something else turn into a June bug?
Bugscope Team once an insect has wings, it's done
Bugscope Team June bugs start out as white grubs that feed on the roots of plants, primarily grasses in the midwest. After pupating, they emerge in their adult form which we see as Junebugs.
- Bugscope Team the assassin bug has a three-part proboscis, and the tip is called the rostrum. it plunges the rostrum into its prey and injects venom that dissolves its inner organs
- Guest are those bent things supposed to be whiskers?
Bugscope Team the bent things we see are antennae, and also palps
- Guest Ok, so we've two large appendages on either side and some ones between... are the small ones a part of the mouth?
Bugscope Team there are two sets of smaller appendages called palps that help the insect smell/taste and also maneuver its food into its mouth
- Student Anybody ever seen the movie "the fly"
Bugscope Team Jeff Goldblum; didn't he marry Geena Davis?
- Student cool
- Guest Aw Chris, you just gave me my next login name... Rundlefly!
Bugscope Team haha
Bugscope Team you can log out and back in
- Student Jude tells us you are graduate students studying bugs. When did you decide you wanted to spend your life studying bugs?
Bugscope Team Actually, I just finished a Ph.D. in horticulture. In the course of my studies, we looked at insects primarily from the viewpoint of how to control them.
Bugscope Team Well, sort of finished a Ph.D. The University is now trying to mess with that after sending me the graduation announcement. Ugh.
Bugscope Team what?
- Student The Fly
- Student in your kitchen
- Bugscope Team female fly eyes are far apart, like Uma Thurman
- Bugscope Team male fly eyes are so close they almost touch, like Mikhail Baryshnikov
- Bugscope Team i dont think there is much you can do for the borers, other than cut the trees down. if joe was active right now, he might be more helpful
- Guest So we can tell a female and male fly by its eyes?
Bugscope Team yes it often works that way
- Bugscope Team you can also tell male from female mosquitoes because the males have ornate antennae, whereas those of the female are more utilitarian, not so cool looking
- Student Do insects mate sexually, and if so, who is the lucky guy to mate with the queen?
Bugscope Team could be a few males, several males, not just one
- Bugscope Team for honeybees, any drone (male) can mate with the queen bee. for wasps, it tends to happen in the air, so it's an acrobatic feat
- Guest Do flies have a queen?
Bugscope Team no. they are not social, or most aren't
- Guest Why does a fly almost constantly rub its head with its limbs?
Bugscope Team they're super clean, like OCD
- Student Thanks for the information!
- Student Ah, so Darth, how do I control the Bronze Birch Borer that is destroying all my birch trees?
Bugscope Team Cate says cut all your trees down. I'd say that's about right. :)
Bugscope Team But seriously, you can try to use a systemic pesticide to knock them back. Expect it to be expensive though, as you'll probably have to have someone licensed to do the application. It may even mean having to inject the insecticide directly into the tree's xylem while the borers are young. Hold on and I'll see if I can find you some further information.
Bugscope Team Here is an extension article about it. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/bronze-birch-borer/
Bugscope Team make sure you chip the wood from the tree too the borer can survive in cut wood
Bugscope Team (Due to a formatting bug, you'll have to copy and paste that URL. Sorry. I've got a list of bugs to fix a mile long...)
Bugscope Team Anyway, like the Emerald Ash Borer here, if the tree is too far gone - say 50% dead - then there is no hope. Just cut it down and either burn the wood or take it somewhere offsite. I'd wait a while before replanting birch, then choose a more resistant variety.
- Bugscope Team some have slashing/cutting mouthparts
- Student how do they get in your house?
Bugscope Team maggots
- Guest Usually OCD doesn't spend all their time on garbage...
Bugscope Team some OCD people wash their hands compulsively
- Guest Should I be concerned that I had a donut out of the grocery store case and later noticed about twenty flies in there?
Bugscope Team Yes.
Bugscope Team Even if they haven't laid eggs in the donut, most likely they've walked across the sugary surface, which is an excellent broth for the growth of some nasty bacteria.
- Guest They would gang fight
- Student Okay guys and gal lets compare the head of a honey bee to the fly
- Student If I were to have an antfarm and I put different ants from different colonies in it, would they work together or would they fight?
Bugscope Team haha They would not be very thrilled with each other.'
Bugscope Team My brother had an ant farm in college he purchased from some hobby shop. Within two weeks, wild ants had moved in and killed off the ones he bought. To him, ants were ants, so he didn't care.
- Student wait for it
- Student Do all ants bite?
Bugscope Team some sting, and some foam, and some project formic acid from the tip of the abdomen'
Bugscope Team but maybe it's correct to say that all ants have mandibles, although some are too small for you to feel the bite
- Guest Ants bite?
Bugscope Team yes they can
- Student Honey Bee
- Student So how do I make myself less attractive to mosquitoes?
- Bugscope Team Speaking of ants - here's a great story that happened just yesterday! I caught a mouse in a mousetrap. In a hurry to get to work, I decided to dispose of it when I came home in the evening. When I picked it up later that night, ABOUT 30 ANTS CAME POURING OUT OF THE MOUSE'S NOW HOLLOW SKULL AND BODY CAVITY. Cool.
Bugscope Team haha So did you keep the skull to make earrings for your wife?
Bugscope Team They were those huge, coal black ones, body size about 1cm long. They scattered like, well, ants when I picked it up. Felt like was in an episode of CSI.
- Guest If honey comes out of their mouths I never want honey again. YUCK!
- Student Is it true that some people attract mosquitoes more than others?
Bugscope Team yes!
Bugscope Team yes, and there are different ways
Bugscope Team Mosquitos are attracted to lactic acid which we produce in our sweat
Bugscope Team A very sweaty person can attract more mosquitos than someone less sweaty. They are also more attracted to heat so warmer people attract more mosquitos
- Guest GROSS!
Bugscope Team Darth used to bring us whole Panera bags full of june bugs.
Bugscope Team No, I did not! It was a bag full of Japanese beetles and Japanese beetle excrement.
Bugscope Team haha I didn't look that carefully
- Guest The eyes of these insects are so large. If humans had similar body to eye ratio, how large would our eyes be? Completely cover both sides of our head?
Bugscope Team Ever watch Japanese anime? That size.
Bugscope Team yes it would for sure be expensive to buy sunglasses
- Guest Totally different.
Bugscope Team haha
Bugscope Team Indeed it is! Junebugs are cute lil' fellers. Japanese beetles are mean!
- Student signing off
- Student Thank you
- Guest Thanks everyone! Have a great night.
- Student Thank you for sharing with us!
- Bugscope Team having compound eyes means that your visual field updates super quickly, so besides being able to see all around you, you can register motion way fast
- Student Thanks for your time!
- Teacher Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful teaching resource with us tonight...and for the humor!
- Bugscope Team thanks for logging in today and using bugscope with us
- Bugscope Team Thank you, Everyone!
- Student enjoying a honey snack
Bugscope Team haha
- Student Do these insects see like 100 images of what in front of them? I would be freaking out
Bugscope Team It's hard to say since we can't ask them, but since we rarely see two seperate images with our eyes, it is most likely that their neural structures fuse the image into one.
- Bugscope Team Bye!
- Guest We are being cut off- thank you so much for your time :)
Bugscope Team Thank you, Kelly!
- Guest Thanks for telling me what I needed to know so I never eat honey again
Bugscope Team Bees are super clean too...
- Teacher funny to see you removing the sets
- Teacher Good night and thanks
- Bugscope Team yep that was me
- Bugscope Team night!