Connected on 2014-10-28 13:30:00 from Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
- Bugscope Team sample is just coming out of the sputter coater
- Bugscope Team duh Now it's in the 'scope
- Bugscope Team and it's pumping down
- Bugscope Team 1.6
- Bugscope Team 1.5
- Bugscope Team 1.4
- Bugscope Team we have liftoff
- Teacher Hi people!
- Bugscope Team Yay! RayRay
- Bugscope Team Cate said that.
- Bugscope Team that sounds compelling
- Teacher They seem compelled
- Bugscope Team we are ready to roll
- Bugscope Team Daniel should be here soon.
- Bugscope Team Cate will be logging in in a sec.
- Teacher yay! Daniel!
Bugscope Team he has a PhD in some kind of plant science
- Bugscope Team like a PhD in vegetation or flowers or something
- Bugscope Team brb
- Bugscope Team herbivory, something like that; you can ask him
- Bugscope Team a palm frond signifies that the butterfly was martyred
- Teacher Let's see if this works
- Bugscope Team Yay!
- Teacher Fixed
- Bugscope Team see if you can drive
- Bugscope Team hi Katrina!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Guest thank you!
- Bugscope Team wasp with food particles coming out of its mouth
- Bugscope Team Don King
- Guest hey!
Bugscope Team Yay!
- Guest wow this is awesome!
Bugscope Team Hello Dr D!
- Bugscope Team Hello Madisynn!
- Bugscope Team this is cool -- tiny tenent setae near the bee's knee
- Bugscope Team Hello Michael, Jayne, BAE, EJ, Alex...
- Teacher Can Michael drive?
Bugscope Team Michael is the supreme ultra commander
- Student Hi.
- Bugscope Team another martyy; you can see the palm frond to the left
- Guest Here.
- Bugscope Team Hi Sarah!
- Bugscope Team and the first pair of legs...
- Guest Yes
- Guest scot, how long have you been a microscopist
Bugscope Team haha
- Student Scot, how long have you been a microscopist?
Bugscope Team full time?
- Guest nice driving michael!
- Student Yep!
Bugscope Team um May 1983
- Bugscope Team good job driving!
- Bugscope Team Aphids are actually bugs, this is because they have piercing sucking mouthparts
Bugscope Team All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs
Bugscope Team For example, butterflies and wasps are not bugs, but they are insects
- Guest These hairs looked forked.
Bugscope Team let's go a little closer
- Guest That's so funny!!
- Student What's your favorite insect?
Bugscope Team lobster
Bugscope Team I like leafhoppers and weevils
Bugscope Team Mine is the praying mantis - it's the only insect capable of turning it's head to the side
Bugscope Team Tree Lobster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryococelus_australis
- Guest A scaly antennae.
- Student What was your favorite class in graduate school?
- Guest how much wood can a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck would chuck wood?
- Guest what is the significance of scales on the antennae
Bugscope Team the scales help protect the bf or moth or silverfish or mosquito from getting caught in spiderwebs; they also function kind of like wings
Bugscope Team oops I mean like feathers
- Student Scot, that's a crustacean.
Bugscope Team it's a big insect with gills and a second set of antennae
Bugscope Team a technicality
Bugscope Team an more legs
- Teacher Can Charlie drive?
Bugscope Team Charlie is the Czar
- Guest looks like velcro
Bugscope Team yes it does!
- Bugscope Team The butterfly's drinking straw - aka the proboscis
- Bugscope Team Cate busted the proboscis off the butterfly's head.
- Guest I wrote an entire paper on the proboscis
- Bugscope Team this is awesome
- Bugscope Team Even though this is a sucking mouth part, Butterflies are not bugs because they have both a larval stage (caterpillar stage) and the proboscis does not pierce
- Guest How do they elongate the proboscis?
Bugscope Team they force hemolymph into it
Bugscope Team and push it out like a New Years' toy
- Guest if it's full of hemolymph, how does it siphon substance in?
Bugscope Team it has different chambers, and one of them fills with hemolymph
- Bugscope Team Insects can be broken down into two groups - hemimetabolous and holometabolous
Bugscope Team Hemimetabolous = insect is born resembling the adult and just gets bigger
Bugscope Team Holometabolous = insect has larval form, then pupates to reach adult form
- Bugscope Team one of our sysadmins is hemimetabolous
- Guest can you tell if this is a male or female mosquito?
Bugscope Team yes by the antennae, which are sort of uininteresting
Bugscope Team the female also has piercing mouthparts
Bugscope Team like if it was a male its antennae would be super cool looking
- Bugscope Team The Doctor is Daniel.
- Bugscope Team see the barbs?
- Student Hi Daniel
- Guest whats the longest proboscis you have seen scot?
Bugscope Team I dunno. Probably an elephant?
Bugscope Team we've seen them a few centimeters, maybe, in insects
Bugscope Team Hawkmoths (e.g. the tobacco hornworm) can have very long ones. I've never measured them, unfortunately, though they are consistently the longest.
Bugscope Team Hawk moth's tend to have a long proboscis - some can be over a foot long
Bugscope Team I believe Darwin's Hawkmoth is the longest - reaching 14in long
Bugscope Team Haha, TdotJdot! You started first, but I won. :) (I was going to mention Darwin's, but didn't want to state something I wasn't certain about.)
Bugscope Team I think I'll just call you Tdot. Sounds like a good hip-hop name. :)
- Bugscope Team Daniel is one of the original Bugscope type people.
- Guest Where is the barb?
- Guest Congrats Daniel on recent PhD.!
Bugscope Team Thanks! You know of any jobs there?!?
- Teacher Can Stumpy drive?
Bugscope Team got it!
- Bugscope Team super cool
- Bugscope Team or vegetarianism
- Bugscope Team oh yeah, like the Dorothy Parker quote.
- Bugscope Team pollen basket
- Guest Graeters is hiring...
Bugscope Team One scoop or two, sir? (*voice cracks*)
Bugscope Team Captain Adenoid.
- Bugscope Team Daniel is restless, thouh
- Bugscope Team though... likely he'll just go for another PhD while he's looking for a job.
- Bugscope Team chew marks on the thorax
- Student Is that a pin hole?
Bugscope Team I think it's from a dermestid or a parasitoid hatching out
- Student What's the hole from?
Bugscope Team not sure -- we could look for chew marks
- Bugscope Team He has a PhD in herbivory or something.
Bugscope Team Sigh. Horticulture. sigh.
- Bugscope Team most of these insects did have pins in them
- Bugscope Team we put this in for Dr Ray but it is covered with juju.
- Guest what is juju?
Bugscope Team A technical term. Usually you only see it in high-impact factor journals, like Nature or Cell. I believe it is latin for "junk".
- Bugscope Team it's like someone was super lazy about collectings insects and just used bug spray.
- Guest its what you get when you are on a witch doctor's bad side
Bugscope Team quite so
Bugscope Team Exactly. :)
- Bugscope Team the insects have pins in them like voodoo dolls
- Teacher Can Jill drive?
Bugscope Team sure!
Bugscope Team Go easy on the clutch. We need this ESEM to last...
- Guest how often do you encounter internet trolls?
Bugscope Team during Bugscope, not often so far
Bugscope Team Pretty much any time I help out. :) Not that often, actually.
- Bugscope Team welcome to the nanoscale
- Guest what are the bumps on the ommatidia?
Bugscope Team i think of them as like the rods and cones in our eyes
- Bugscope Team proprioception
- Bugscope Team please feel free to ask us questions, about anything
- Bugscope Team Carbon, sticky tape...
Bugscope Team Ooops, no comma there. Just making a comment about the background.
- Bugscope Team silver paint
- Teacher can Sarah H drive?
Bugscope Team she has control
- Guest of different organisms?
- Guest do you change the slides for different bug scopes?
Bugscope Team yes we make a whole new sample each time
Bugscope Team They're actually on metallic stubs. They look like a DJ's turntable turned upside down, just a lot smaller.
- Guest Does a saturniidae fit in this microscope?
Bugscope Team Parts of it. I doubt we'd try a cecropia.
- Bugscope Team this is what the stub looks like
- Bugscope Team and the inside of the 'scope
- Guest how large is that chamber thing?
Bugscope Team 1.75 inches across
Bugscope Team Interior volume is less than 4 liters. The stub itself is ~4cm in diamter.
- Teacher What did you coat the specimens in?
Bugscope Team Gold
Bugscope Team some of them in bugspray, apparently
Bugscope Team Au/Pd
Bugscope Team Gives 'em a bit of bling.
Bugscope Team :)
- Teacher Eh, are these the specimens that I sent?
Bugscope Team scott told me to use the impaled ones in the box
Bugscope Team you sent like a suitcase of specimens
- Bugscope Team good job driving!
- Guest Are you allergic to these scales?
- Bugscope Team Scott is going to twerk the focus a bit.
- Bugscope Team Don't move for a second or two...
- Bugscope Team pigment granules
- Guest what's inside those gaps?
Bugscope Team Pigment granules.
- Bugscope Team the imaging would be better if we weren't so far from the polepiece.
- Teacher I promised that I would send specimens.
Bugscope Team And you came through! At least we remembered you sent them this time, unlike yesterday... (oops!!! :))
- Bugscope Team the ridges cause structural colors to be formed, and the pigment is responsible for regular colors
- Bugscope Team to the upper right of the butterfly head is a painted wing that would probably look better
Bugscope Team cool we can drive up there
- Teacher At least all the ones that I sent were dead
Bugscope Team yes
Bugscope Team so thoughtful
Bugscope Team Yes, unlike the ones I bring in.
- Bugscope Team eggs
- Teacher from what?
- Bugscope Team Peanuts!
Bugscope Team Oh. Eggs. Rats. That's the horticulturist for you. Don't know nothing about bugs or poultry...
- Teacher haha
- Guest what's the difference between structural colors and regular colors
Bugscope Team structural colors are formed when the shape interferes with light, so they're not real pigmented colors
Bugscope Team some structural colors are in the UV!
- Guest What are these?
Bugscope Team I think they are aphid eggs.
- Teacher Can Dr. Dangly drive?
Bugscope Team dangly has control
Bugscope Team Awesome. I think I'm going to start using that as my normal login name.
- Bugscope Team this shows that some insects are also mammals
- Guest how does this show that?
Bugscope Team I think Scot went off his meds. He thinks this is an udder.
- Teacher veeery very small
- Bugscope Team those were chemosensory receptors on the tip of a palp
- Guest do the palps just aid in tasting or do they have another function?
Bugscope Team they are like forks and spoons as well; they help the insect manipulate its food
- Bugscope Team this is the image of the day
- Bugscope Team Cate found this -- the tip of the fascicle
- Teacher Can Madisynn drive
- Teacher This is a good image
Bugscope Team Yah. We should probably grab a hires of this before the session ends.
- Bugscope Team it will have four stylets, a siphon tube, and another piece
- Bugscope Team we can see the tip of the siphon tube here, on the bottom
- Bugscope Team Madisynn is behind the wheel.
- Bugscope Team sometimes when you try to click on a preset you will find that the sample has moved a bit
- Bugscope Team square jaws
- Guest Can we zoom in on the eyes?
- Teacher What kind of wasp is this??
Bugscope Team i put what looked like a yellow jacket on
- Teacher We are ready to wrap things up here.
- Guest Thank you!
- Guest bye
- Guest thank you!
- Guest Thank you, bye!
- Guest Thank you
- Teacher Thank you all for your help today.
- Student thanks
- Bugscope Team Thank you, Everyone!
- Bugscope Team thanks for having fun with us
- Bugscope Team Thank you, Dr Ray!
- Bugscope Team Bye Dr. Ray and class - I hope you've all had a good time
- Bugscope Team we miss you dr. ray
- Bugscope Team Hey hey, ho ho, why you all got to go?
Bugscope Team (Sorry, we've had a bunch of protests here in the last few years.)
- Guest later!!!
Bugscope Team Later Cole!
- Teacher I only get them until 3:30
- Guest thank you
Bugscope Team Thank you, Charlie!
- Bugscope Team Dr. Ray - I was told to tell you: Dance On
- Teacher The class is over!
Bugscope Team So? Where's your drive? Where's the extra credit opportunities???? :(
- Teacher From whom?
- Bugscope Team had to be Daniel-San
- Teacher Who knows my dancing secrets?
Bugscope Team We also know you fight crime in the evenings. No secret is safe with us!!!!
Bugscope Team A doctor of sorts
Bugscope Team Crime Fighting name: The Cerambycid
Bugscope Team You should team up with The Tick.
Bugscope Team and Ant Man
Bugscope Team Earthworm Jim might also be interested in starting an Invert. Crime fighting Club
Bugscope Team Sadly, I'm stuck with The Flaming Carrot as our horticultural superhero.
- Bugscope Team okay I'll take it all down
- Bugscope Team Annie you didn't send separate samples, did you?
Bugscope Team Maybe she's gone. :(
- Teacher No I sent a giant box for
- Teacher A giant box for posterity
- Teacher yesI should
Bugscope Team Do you suppose The Tick gives Lyme Disease to villains to keep them off the streets?
Bugscope Team take
Bugscope Team takes a long time to take effect
Bugscope Team OR tick paralysis
Bugscope Team or rocky mountain spotted fever
Bugscope Team Do you think Annie's actually still here, or are we all talking to ourselves?
Bugscope Team She's probably sitting back shaking her head at us..
- Teacher Sorry...kids are asking me quesitons about moths
Bugscope Team No problem.
- Teacher Well...TJ, whomever told me to dance...tell them I am taking tango lessons
Bugscope Team I read that as "banjo" for some reason and thought "cool". Then I re-read it. Oh well. (Have you considered banjo?)
Bugscope Team That's awesome :)
- Teacher And everyone else, thank you for a great session today. I have to go help kids study for the practical.
Bugscope Team Thanks for the fun session :)
Bugscope Team Don't forget to study for the impractical too! That's more fun.
- Bugscope Team shutting down..
- Teacher I miss you guys!
- Bugscope Team Bye!
- Teacher Bye!!
Bugscope Team Miss you too! Bye!
- Bugscope Team killing everyone
Bugscope Team scary