Connected on 2008-03-28 10:00:00 from Palm Harbor, FL, US
- Bugscope Team vac is good, starting presets
- Bugscope Team so how many legs does this have?
- Bugscope Team this is the head
- Bugscope Team that is pretty cool looking stuff
- Bugscope Team someone's tongue
- Bugscope Team hi me, i'm me too! welcome to bugscope
- Bugscope Team where are you loggin in from me?
- Guest kansas
- Bugscope Team cool
- Guest what is this - what insect what part
- Bugscope Team this is a molt from a catepillar
- Bugscope Team the head
- Bugscope Team are you an upcoming bugscope member? or interested in becoming one?
- Guest we are a class of 4th graders- were on chickscope and decided to see what was on bugscope
- Bugscope Team we have just finished setting up preset for a school in florida, they should be on in 20-30 minutes
- Bugscope Team ah cool! a chickscope member.
- Guest if we come back in 20 minutes can we see it too?
- Bugscope Team if you are interested in bugscope, we'd love to have you. you can apply very easily
- Bugscope Team yes, of course, you are welcome to sit in on any session
- Bugscope Team to apply for bugscope: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/apply
- Bugscope Team hey that is cool
- Bugscope Team yeah but i wasnt sure about it, it looked broken or something
- Bugscope Team hello ms. k, welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Team Hello Ms. K!
- Teacher good morning. how are you all doing
- Bugscope Team we are doing great, ready to look at some bugs!
- Bugscope Team So far so good...
- Bugscope Team how are things in florida?
- Teacher things are sunny :)
- Bugscope Team cool, we start in 20 minutes right? or do you want to start early?
- Teacher no, 20 minutes is fine, I am just here doing set-up. the kids are still in their classes
- Bugscope Team okay
- Bugscope Team if you have any questions or need help please just let us know
- Bugscope Team we can also be reached by dirct phone: 217-265-8164
- Bugscope Team Hello GiddensJenks!
- Guest Hello BugScope
- Teacher awesome. now when the students log on, they are guests and then pick a user name, correct?
- Bugscope Team ms. k, the students should log in as "student", but guest is okay as well
- Bugscope Team the students should be able to log on as students
- Bugscope Team but we prefer student, so we know who is with you, and who is logged in to watch, such as GiddensJenks
- Bugscope Team there should be no password for the students
- Bugscope Team and they can choose any name they like
- Bugscope Team The session is now unlocked and you, Ms. K, can drive if you would like -- try things out
- Guest *waving
- Teacher ok :)
- Bugscope Team bye suzzane!
- Bugscope Team we'll see yoj on the 11th!
- Bugscope Team you i mean
- Guest lol YES you will.
- Bugscope Team :)
- Bugscope Team I am going to be flying then.
- Guest there goes my incognito look
- Teacher awesome, thanks :)
- Bugscope Team heh, well, i just happened to remember suzzane, no problem at all
- Guest that's a nice picture!
- Bugscope Team this is a true bug
- Guest sorry we missed our last session
- Bugscope Team not a problem mrs. giddens. we understand that can happen. it's nice to see you logged in and preping for your april 11th session though
- Guest this stuff is awesome!
- Bugscope Team right now, ms. k, from a school in florida, is preparing for her session in about 15 minutes.
- Bugscope Team how is it going ms. k? any questions?
- Teacher not so far, i am just getting used to the controls using the smartboard
- Bugscope Team coolness
- Bugscope Team if you notice a lot of lag (slowness), then try avoiding "click to drive" and "focus". those to functions use the most network bandwidth.
- Guest it's great on the Smartboard! Ms. K
- Bugscope Team are the kids going to be using computer workstations today, is it all centralized with the smartboard, or is it a mix?
- Bugscope Team we see it every way
- Teacher we are doing a mix. the controls will be on the smartboard and the students are in groups of 3 at their own stations
- Bugscope Team "click to drive" and "focus" use live video feed from the scope, so they need the most amount of network bandwidth. but the other functions use single pics and don't require nearly as much.
- Teacher yeah, it looks really cool up there. we will keep that in mind
- Guest me is back - can i sign up my class for this?
Bugscope Team yes! you can apply very easily, we accept almost every application. http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/apply
- Bugscope Team you bet, me]
- Bugscope Team you can also find out lots of information about bugscope at our main site: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu
- Teacher there is no student option on the log in page
- Bugscope Team okay, looking into it
- Bugscope Team it looks like our student option disappeared
- Bugscope Team after the "Teacher" logs in, the Teacher option should change to Students. but it didn't work this time.
- Bugscope Team ms. k, you can either have your students log in as guests, or you could try logging out and back in again, and see if that fixes it
- Teacher i'll try logging out real quick. be right back
- Teacher k, going to check a computer
- Bugscope Team well, it looks like student still isn't there. it's a bug we'll have to fix. it
- Teacher when i logged out, it gave me the student option,
- Teacher but... we can just have them log in as guests and they will be student1 etc
- Bugscope Team ok, i'd like to try something,
- Bugscope Team suzzane, can you log out and come back in 5-10 miuntes?
- Bugscope Team i'd like to see if a guest on is causing the teacher/student to fail
- Bugscope Team suzanne i mean, very sorry about that
- Bugscope Team Ms.K you should be able to use their names, or names they prefer
- Bugscope Team yeah, maybe just loggin in as student1 and student2, as guest will work.
- Bugscope Team We may have a bug (!) in the software that we need to correct
- Bugscope Team this has never happened before though. i've just emailed the programming group for bugscope, we'll get it fixed.
- Bugscope Team Hello Students!]
- Teacher hi george :) nice you could join us
- Bugscope Team welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Team George is in Pittsburgh!
- Bugscope Team hi students, welcome to bugscope!
- Guest hello
- Guest hello
- Guest hello
- Guest hello
- Guest hello
- Guest hi
- Bugscope Team This is a true bug -- Hemiptera
- Guest thank you for being here
- Guest Thank you for your time
- Guest histudent9\
- Guest yo
- Bugscope Team which means it has piercing mouthparts, among other things
- Bugscope Team yo!
- Guest hi from the students that want to learn
- Guest hi georgee
- Bugscope Team so we have the caterpillar molts you sent us and we also have this true bug, a butterfly, and a couple of fruit flies
- Bugscope Team you can see the proboscis in the middle of the image, and you can see the antennae, the eyes, a few of the limbs, and the thorax
- Guest Have you ever ate a bug
Bugscope Team well, i have to scare you but i think everyone in the world has unknowingly eaten a bug from time to time
- Bugscope Team live images, your teacher is controlling the scope live over the internet
- Guest hi george im student3 (marianne & alex)
- Guest how mant legs do a caterpillars have
- Bugscope Team I hope not, but it might have happened without me knowing
- Guest how many types of butterflys are ther
- Bugscope Team you are controlling an electron microscope from your classroom
- Guest what is the largest butterfly
- Guest Is this mrs Hurton's class?
- Bugscope Team butterflies do not have bones the way we think of them
- Guest \yes
- Bugscope Team they have an exoskeleton
- Guest yes this is mrs. hurtons class
- Guest is there any butterflies that are related to eachother
- Guest Hi goerge it's Tylor
- Bugscope Team meaning they have a hard shell like bones but on the outside
- Guest Do butterflies and moths have bones?
- Guest Is the florida white popular?
- Guest Thanks - I'm in the right place
- Guest do butterflys die after laying their eggs
Bugscope Team Not immediately. But, adult insects' "purpose" is to find mates, lay eggs and die.
- Guest how do catapilars grow wing thier crysalis
- Bugscope Team the exoskeletons are made out of the same as your fingernails-- chitin
- Guest what butterfly has a graets population
- Bugscope Team Hi all!
- Guest are butterfies proboscis poisonous
- Bugscope Team I ate bugs on purpose
- Bugscope Team having an exoskeleton is like having armor
- Guest do caterpillars have tails?????????
Bugscope Team Not really. Insects don't have "tails" like vertebrate animals do. They just have bodies...they have legs at the end of their body
- Bugscope Team hey annie
- Bugscope Team Yay Annie!
- Bugscope Team I almost ate a fly once -- it tasted like paper
Bugscope Team yum!
- Guest are florida white popular?
- Bugscope Team it was in a Coke
- Guest are any butterfly poisonous
- Guest what kind of spiders are ppoisonis
Bugscope Team Brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders, Sydney funnel web spiders and tropical banana spiders
- Guest how many types of butterflys are there
- Guest Do caterpillars eat other caterpillars
Bugscope Team Sometimes...insects often cannibalize each other.
- Bugscope Team many spiders are poisonous
- Guest Annie is the florida white popular?
- Guest do butterflys have bad eye sight
- Guest What kind of butterflies are poisonous
- Guest How many poisonious caterpillars are in florida?
Bugscope Team Unless you eat them, they are not poisonous
- Guest what is the smallest butgterfly
Bugscope Team I am not sure what they smallest butterfly is, but moths can be very very small...2 mm wingspan
- Bugscope Team some butterflies taste bad but I am not sure they are poisonous
- Guest yo man i have ben wanting to know what the maximum leangth a probuscis is
Bugscope Team well, on insects i think proboscis are no more than a few milimeters. but you know, an elephants trunk is considered a proboscis, so i think that is the biggest one on earth, maybe?
- Guest what butterfly is most poisonous?
Bugscope Team Butterflies are only poisonous if you each a bunch of them
- Guest ty annie
- Bugscope Team luckily the poisonous spiders that are bad to us are shy and stay away from us like the black widow
- Guest what kind of butterfly is poisonous
Bugscope Team monarch butterfly is poisonous because they eat milkweed which is poisonous to some animals
- Guest can chrysalis break scott
- Guest how old do butterflys live to
Bugscope Team Most have one generation a year...they hatch from their eggs, molt to adult and die within one year
- Guest how many legs do a caterpillars have?
- Guest ANNIE is the florida white popular????????/
Bugscope Team Butterflies are really popular among collectors and the general public. I collect beetles, so I don't know if the Florida white is a popular species or not.
- Guest is there a scientific name for a cattapiller
- Bugscope Team and caterpillars can have many more than six legs
- Guest bonjore
- Guest how many eyes does caterpillar have?
Bugscope Team we have a a couple presets that show the head/eyes of the caterpillar molts
- Guest What bugs do you dicet
- Guest what was the first butterfly
- Guest hayden wants to know how wide a butterfly can get
Bugscope Team The biggest butterfly I have seen had maybe a 7 in wingspan. Moths can be slightly larger
- Guest scott what is the smallest butterflys
- Guest how many legs does a catterpiller have?
- Guest How large can a mothes wings get???????
Bugscope Team Maybe 9 inches across...there are some huge moths
- Guest ohlah
- Guest are egiptaion bugs real
Bugscope Team There are insects in Egypt
- Guest hi
- Guest How many different species of butterflies are there?
- Guest whats your favorite butterfly
Bugscope Team i like moarchs the best
- Guest Do butterflys eat there eggs
- Guest how many butterflys are there?
- Bugscope Team the Western Pygmy Blue has a wingspan of a little more than a centimeter
- Guest hi student 9
- Guest hi
- Guest what insects do you disect?
- Bugscope Team monarchs i mean
- Guest hey Tylor
- Bugscope Team we try not to dissect insects, but sometimes we have to so we can isolate the parts someone might want to see
- Guest hi micheal
- Guest Whats up goege
- Guest why does the harvesster have a monkey face on the chyrsails
- Guest does a butterfly have a spine
- Guest hi george this is student 7 (ryan and daleah)
- Guest alex how long does a butterfly live to
Bugscope Team the butterfly lifespan can be anywhere from a few days to a year, depending on the species of course. monarchs can live a year. (thanks cate for the info)
- Guest hi george from cameron
- Bugscope Team Annie often dissects cerambycid beetles so she can look at the prothorax
- Guest How many colors could a butterfly have on it's wings Annie
Bugscope Team Many...probably hundreds. Butterlflies can have pigments that give them colors and they can have special scales that reflect certain wavelengths of light...which produce different colors. It depends on the butterfly
- Bugscope Team a butterfly does not have a spine the way we would think of it
- Guest whats your favoite insect
- Guest we are student 6
- Guest Are there any types of food they eat that are poisonous besides milkweed of the monarch caterpillars?
- Bugscope Team I like earwigs.
- Guest hi camron
- Guest whats the most poisionis spider in the world
- Guest do you like working with bugs
- Guest hi micheal
- Guest is there a scientific name for a butterfly?
Bugscope Team There are scientific names for all butterflies...butterflies are in the order Lepidoptera
- Guest are some butterflys the same color of their chrysalis
- Guest hi other micheal
- Guest What kind of stuff do you disect
- Guest is there a scientific name for a catterpiller?
Bugscope Team Caterpillars are larvae of lepidoptera...they have the same genus and species name as the adult
- Guest do butterlies have bones
- Guest ?
- Guest hi goerge from sierra
- Guest hi sophie
- Bugscope Team In North America the female black widow spider is said to be the most poisonous.
Bugscope Team but they are shy so unless you provoke them, they won't bite you
- Bugscope Team The monarch's scientific name is Danius plexippus
- Guest how does a butterfly mate
Bugscope Team The same way that most things mate. They have internal fertilization.
- Guest what was the frist butterfly scott
- Bugscope Team butterflies do not have bones -- they have an exoskeleton
- Guest hi tanner
- Guest what are the spikes for certain caterpillars?
Bugscope Team Some caterpillars have urticating hairs that will stick in the skin of animals that touch it. These hairs have toxins that can cause a rash or a burning sensations
- Guest What do butterfly eat
Bugscope Team butterfly's eat nectar
- Guest annie are there any butterflies that are related to each other
- Guest Have you ever eat a caterpillar?
- Bugscope Team Mrs K please try another preset if you would like...
- Guest Alex does a mother butterfly carry it's egg if it's not right?
Bugscope Team well, i'm not sure, but butterfly's usually lay their eggs onto plants and such
- Guest are butterflys single or do they mate
- Guest are centapedes poisionis
Bugscope Team yes, centipedes have modified front legs that contain venom
- Guest What do caterpillars drink
Bugscope Team nectar
- Guest whats the most poisouns butterfly
Bugscope Team i dont know what the most poisonous butterfly is. I know the monarch butterfly is poisonous. the Goliath Birdwing is a poisonous butterfly from Indonesia.
- Bugscope Team Ms. K there are presets to the bottom right that you can select to jump to another insect
- Guest how long have you been a scientist
Bugscope Team I guess my whole life...but i have been in graduate school since 2003.
- Guest are all caterpaillars biters?
Bugscope Team Yes, they all have chewing mouthparts (as far as I know)
- Guest can you see the screen micheal
- Bugscope Team butterflies mate -- they are not solitary, or they are not that solitary
- Guest When I look at the butterfly up close it looks like a Lobster. I guess because they both have exoskeletons???
- Guest Scott, how many diffrent butterflies have you researched?
- Guest how lond do butterflys live
Bugscope Team Most live one year.
- Guest hi george it's jordan
- Guest how long do butterflys live
- Guest how long do butterflys live
- Guest hi student 13
- Bugscope Team Ms K?
- Guest well, of course! how could they eat!!!
- Guest What do caterpilars drink?
Bugscope Team Water or in some cases nectar. Many of them eat leaves and other plant materials with lots of water. They can get water from their food.
- Teacher can we switch to the molt sample of the caterpillar?
- Guest that was blake george
- Guest is it ever hot george
- Guest do you like being a scienctist
Bugscope Team Yes, I like it very much. I get to travel, to discover new things, and to share ideas with other scientists.
- Guest are butterflys eye sight bad
- Guest how did you become a scientist
Bugscope Team By being curious about the world around me and by going to school for a long time
- Guest srry for being mean
- Guest Cate, so some butterflies have more than 4 legs.. just curiouse
Bugscope Team they have six, like other insects
- Guest Hi george
- Guest Hi Goerge it's Willam saying you are cool
- Guest can butterflys eat chunks of food or do they slurp
Bugscope Team Chunks.
- Guest sometimes but not this week
- Bugscope Team Butterflies have pretty good eyesight. They need to be able to fly, and that means they need to be able to see fairly well.
- Guest hi scot
- Guest hi scientist
- Teacher Thank you! :)
- Guest !!
- Guest how long have you been a scientist
- Guest yo
- Bugscope Team this is one of your spikey molts
- Guest hi Jake
- Bugscope Team this is the head of one of the molts.
- Guest are caterpillars spickey for there defence?
Bugscope Team yes. they are soft-bodies and slow. They're main job is to just eat. They need some sort of defense mechanism, and having spikes is one of them
- Guest is that the painted lady skin ?
- Guest hay george
- Guest WHAT WAS THE FIRST BUTTERFLY!
- Guest what is one a butterflys skin AleX??????????
Bugscope Team butterfly's have an exoskeleton, this is a hard protective shell that keeps their insides inside, because they have no bones
- Guest can butterflys hear?
- Guest How do butterflys taste if you eat them
Bugscope Team Salty, crunchy and chewy at the same time. Some parts are squishy and some parts are dry. You would get legs and antennae and other chitinous parts stuck in your teeth
- Guest are there any poisionis spiders in florida
- Bugscope Team I don't think anyone knows what the very firs butterfly was
- Guest Martinez - are you student 7?
- Guest hay george this is ryan
- Guest do they sleep upsidedown
- Bugscope Team Now you can see some of the simple eyes
- Bugscope Team they are indeed spikey for defense
- Guest scott what was the first butterfly
- Guest wow i thought butterflies had 4 legs not six thanks cate! How many eyes do they have cate?
Bugscope Team they have 2 compound eyes. They might have 3 ocelli, but I;m not sure. Most flying insects have ocelli (which are simple eyes on the top of the head which help them navigate)
- Guest how many legs do a caterpillars hace cate
- Bugscope Team they are often also equipped with chemical defenses
- Bugscope Team I am not sure when butterflies evolved. I don't have my book with me.
- Guest cate, why do you want to be a scientist?
Bugscope Team i love science! at least since high school. It took me a while to like chemistry tho.
- Guest do butterflys have scelatons Annie
- Guest hi mrs.koss
- Guest how do you know if that is what it taste like
Bugscope Team I have eaten insects before. We have a class here at University of Illinois that has an edible insects lab.
- Guest Alex have you ate a butterfly
Bugscope Team well not on purpose
- Bugscope Team Butterflies are nested within the evolutionary tree of moths. Their origins may date back to the Cretaceous Period, ending 65 million years ago.
- Guest cate on the screen, what are we seeing?
Bugscope Team one of the hairier caterpillar molts you sent us
- Guest Can butterflies live in cold places Alex?
- Guest DO BUTTERFIES HAVE HAIR
Bugscope Team they have scales, which act like the feathers on a bird
- Guest are caterpillars daf?"|
- Guest annie is a snout butterfly a worm
Bugscope Team A snout butterfly has a caterpillar that probably resembles a worm...but it is not a worm. It's a caterpillar
- Bugscope Team I don't like to eat bugs...they taste like dirt.
- Guest how do butterflys see
- Bugscope Team Butterflies have two compound eyes, and we will have to ask Annie if they have ocelli.
- Guest scott, why do you like being a scientist
- Guest What is the rarest type of butterfly
- Bugscope Team some butterflies, like Monarchs, can taste with their feet.
- Guest Cate, is this the painted lady or the monarch?
- Guest is there any poisonis spiders in florida
- Guest How do you eat the butterfly by an accident Alex?
Bugscope Team well, if you are running really fast and breathing hard, a small butterfly might go into your mouth, and then you swallow. i'm sure this has happened to you kids with regular flies... right?
- Guest HOW MUCH DOES A BUTTERFLY WEIGH
- Guest Scott have you ever killed a butterfly
- Guest hey annie how many legs do a caterpillars have
- Guest How many legs do caterpilars
Bugscope Team they have six legs on their thorax and probably five or six pairs of prolegs on its abdomen
- Bugscope Team you can see with these spines sticking out, it will be harder for a predator to eat it
- Guest have
- Bugscope Team this is the thicket of spines on the back of the caterpillar
- Guest Have you ever seen a butterflies heart Cate?
Bugscope Team no I havent really dissected any insects. Annie might have though
Bugscope Team I have seen insects' hearts. Not adult butterflies, but caterpillars. They don't look like much, they are a tube at the top of the body....not that interesting
- Guest are butterflys
- Bugscope Team I answered for Alex
- Guest scott what is the most comon butterfly you will see in florida
- Guest hi adam
- Bugscope Team Student one I have never killed a butterfly on purpose.
- Guest scott how many butterflies have you seen before
- Guest HOW MUCH DO BUTTERFLYS WEIGH ANNIE
Bugscope Team Not much...moths weigh more than butterflies. Probably a couple of milligrams.
- Bugscope Team whatever you do, don't eat a mouse to catch a fly in your stomach
- Guest Alex... NO it hasent
- Guest hey nicole
- Guest Annie what is the rarest type of butterfly
Bugscope Team Umm, there are some extinct butterflies in the genus Xerces. There are 40 species of endangered butterflies in the United States. The one I am more familiar with is the Karner Blue. But there are obviously others.
- Bugscope Team annie is a bugetarian
- Guest hi
- Guest hi
- Guest hi
- Bugscope Team When I was in Okinawa I saw lots of Monarchs, and also lots of Cecropia moths.
- Guest Annie have you seen a butterflies heart?
- Bugscope Team Annie is an insectivore.
- Guest won't you die if you ate a scorpion
Bugscope Team well, some people eat scorpions. and the scorpions are poisonous if the venom gets into your blood, your stomach may have acids that neutralize the poison. cate is checking it out online.
- Guest ARE THERE RARE BUTTFIES SCOTT
- Guest are there any very very pisionis bugs
Bugscope Team Yes, there are some beetles that have poisonous substances in their bodies that native people use to poison arrow tips. But, they would only hurt you if you ate them. I don't eat that kind of bug.
- Guest scott how old are you
- Guest maby george1
- Guest how many butterflys are there in florida.. not you scott i want alex
- Bugscope Team Student4 I am probably as old as your dad.
- Guest What do scorpians taste like
- Guest how high can a butterfly fly
- Guest alex, how long have you been a scientist
Bugscope Team i'm not a scientist. i'm a computer technician. called a systems administrator.
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- Guest yes you would george
- Guest Annie, How long do butterlies live?
Bugscope Team up to a year for monarchs, but most species live for a few days
- Bugscope Team Alex is a computer scientist.
- Bugscope Team here we moved to the butterfly
- Guest alex,what is your favorite butterfly
Bugscope Team i love the monarch butterfly, it's so pretty
- Bugscope Team this is a coiled up proboscis
- Guest who is student 6
- Guest have you ever seen a buttereflys' heart , Alex?
Bugscope Team no, but i bet it'd look pretty interesting, but small...
- Bugscope Team this is the proboscis of a butterfly
- Guest blake is student 6
- Bugscope Team now you can see one of the eyes
- Guest scott are there any poisonis spiders in florida
Bugscope Team widow spiders and recluse spiders are found in florida
- Bugscope Team you can see the huge eye of the butterfly (this is a side view)
- Guest no
- Guest cool pictures
- Guest koo
- Guest kool!
- Guest Cate what is that picture
Bugscope Team we were on the compound eye close up of the butterfly, now we are back to the proboscis
- Guest coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
- Guest Cate...what's the longest butterfly wing you ever saw
- Guest What are butterflies eyes made out of
- Bugscope Team Florida has four kinds of widow spiders, like the black widow, and they also have recluse spiders. All of those are poisonous.
- Guest what is your most favorite butterfly
Bugscope Team I think I like the clear wing butterfly or the butterflies in the genus Heliconia.
- Guest what bug do you study most Cate ?
Bugscope Team annie studies insects the most, I just look at them
- Guest WHAT IS THE LARGEST CATERPILERS
- Guest they tast like you
- Guest anne how fast can butterfly fly
Bugscope Team I am not sure...they can't fly that fast, maybe 2 miles per hour max...don't quote me on that though
- Guest you 10
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- Bugscope Team this is a coiled-up proboscis, sort of like a tongue/mouth combination
- Guest do moths really eat your clothes
Bugscope Team Yup, some definitely do.
- Guest are recuses dangrus to humans scott
- Guest Why do you guys eat bugs cate?
Bugscope Team I don't. Annie is the weird one :)
Bugscope Team Why not?
- Guest yes george
- Guest how long does it take a butterfly to lay eggs?
- Guest Well why does annie eat bugs!!??!?!?!
Bugscope Team she needs protein!
- Bugscope Team Yes recluse spiders are dangerous -- their toxin can eat your flesh and muscle away.
- Guest Annie do you like the zebra longwing
Bugscope Team Yes...I think that is a very nice butterfly.
- Guest cate, how many types of caterpillars are there
- Bugscope Team did you all know that many butterfly's migrate, like birds do, and some butterflys can migrate up to 3-4 thousand miles!
- Guest How long can butterflies live for Annie
Bugscope Team Most live one year.
- Guest do moths actually eat your clothes?
Bugscope Team no but their offspring do
- Guest do cattipilers live through cold
Bugscope Team Some do...but most of them overwinter as eggs or as pupae
- Guest ohhhhh!!
- Guest william you looking at the screen
- Guest speeking of cold it's freezing here
Bugscope Team WHAT? you live in florida!
- Guest how many years did you go to school to be a scientist
Bugscope Team I went to four years of regular college and I have been in grad school for 5 years.
- Guest scot what do butterflys need to survie
- Guest can the wandering spider kill you
- Guest HOW BIG IS THE I BALL
- Guest You rock Annie!
Bugscope Team thanks.
- Bugscope Team won't see much interesting things at 62000x for insects a lot of the time
- Bugscope Team never mind george, you are in PA, right?
Bugscope Team I used to live in Hatfield, PA
- Guest are butterflys piosonus
- Bugscope Team One thing butterflies need to survive is the right environment -- the right plants to feed on as caterpillars, for example
- Bugscope Team ms k, try zooming out to get back the focus
- Guest How old were you annie when you started your job?
Bugscope Team I was 22 when I started as a graduate student
- Guest Annie i am doing a project and that is my butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bugscope Team That is really cool.
- Guest what happens if a pupa falls with a larve in it
Bugscope Team That is a trick question. The larvae becomes the pupa!
- Guest you dont rock anie
- Guest do have to get as and bs
Bugscope Team It is best if you do. But, as long as you try really hard and are motivated to learn, you can become a scientist. What usually happens is that as people become interested in a topic, they start to get As because they want to learn about the particular subject
- Guest yes. it's 39 degrees
- Guest hi
- Guest scott can wandering spiders kill you
- Bugscope Team it is likely a pupa would get eaten by ants
- Guest i am just kidding Annie!
- Guest to be a sintiset
- Bugscope Team most spiders cannot kill you
- Guest Do you have a list of names for the butterflies that you exame?
- Guest Annie, how long do butterflies live?
- Bugscope Team the recluse and the widow spiders usually stay in one place -- they usually hide
- Bugscope Team butteflys live from a feqw days to a year.
- Guest Cate how old were you when you started your job
Bugscope Team I think i was 20 or 21
- Bugscope Team the monarch butterfly can live a year
- Guest how many insects have you disected, Annie?
Bugscope Team Lots. Maybe 100 or 200
- Guest you are awsome
- Guest Whats the largest butterfly/Moth that you ever saw
- Guest HOW OLD ARE YOU NOW CATE?
Bugscope Team 23
- Guest Cate Whats the largest Butterfly/Moth that you ever saw
- Guest how old were you Alex when you started this job
Bugscope Team i was 29 when i started working here
- Guest do you have to get as and bs
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- Guest Can you the skreen to a butterfly picture
- Guest are you gys having fun??????????
Bugscope Team totally
- Guest annie how do butterflys lean to fly
Bugscope Team They don't...they are genertically programmed to do it. They just fly...like you just breather or scratch your nose.
- Guest to be a sintiest
Bugscope Team you can get by with C's. But as long as you pass the class ok and understand it that's what counts
- Guest Annie what i like about the zebra longwing is the stripes that look like zebra stripes
Bugscope Team I like it because it is not really common. So it is cool when you find one
- Bugscope Team George this is fun for us.
- Bugscope Team i dont know what the largest butterfly or moth i have seen was, probably something ive seen in a zoo
- Guest WHEN MONARCS MIGREAT WAIR DO THEY GO AND HOW MMANY ARE THERE
Bugscope Team the monarch butterfly migrates from north america to mexico.
- Guest how mant types of poisonas butterflys are there Kate
- Guest many
- Guest is there any flys that can make you sick
Bugscope Team Yes, mosquitoes are responsible fro more deaths than any other animal
- Guest Wow I nvr new they were there, What's the King/Queen Butterfly/
Bugscope Team I don't think there is a king butterfly. There is a queen though. You all have it in Florida. It is related to the Monarch
- Guest How fast does a butterfly fly Annie?
- Guest What's the King / Queen butterfly cate
- Bugscope Team tsetse flies too
- Guest Annie have you seen one before
- Guest Bye Goerge
- Bugscope Team Thanks for logging in George!
- Guest cate how long does it t5ake for u to lay a egg
Bugscope Team well i dont lay eggs.
- Guest will you ever eat a butterfly
- Guest bey george
- Guest are painted ladys and american painted ladys the same butterfly
- Guest cate i mean how long does it take a betterfly to lay a eggs
- Guest Cate how old do you have to be to be a scientist
Bugscope Team it varies. Somewhere in 20's. I guess you could be one right out of high school which would be late teens
- Bugscope Team hahahaha
- Bugscope Team student 8! humnans are mamals, they don't lay eggs!
- Guest Do Butterflys Change their color Scot
- Guest alex do you have any pets?
Bugscope Team yes, two cats: furmat and purmees
- Guest yes george
- Guest how many diffrent kinds of butterflies have you researched cate?
- Guest Annie How old are you
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- Guest HOW MANY BUTTERFIES DIE A YEAR
- Guest is there any illoinio the state spidrers that are poisionis scott
- Bugscope Team I don't think they change color but that is a good question. We have some images of butterfly wing scales that will be in a TV documentaryn on color.
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- Guest srry cate i meant to say how long does it take a butterfly to lay a egg?
- Guest scot what is your favorite bug
- Guest do you like being a scientiest
- Guest hay george it's jordan
- Guest scientists rocks
- Bugscope Team student8 I like earwigs
- Guest are there a lot of butterfly florida
- Guest how many types of butterflys are there Scott
- Guest haw old r u
- Bugscope Team George I am afraid has left the building
- Guest cate how old are you
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- Guest hi
- Guest Have you ever seen a human eat a butterfly other than you guys?
Bugscope Team My friends and students in the Insects and People class eat butterflies. It is far more common to eat grubs and caterpillars than full-grown adult butterflies.
- Guest hi
- Bugscope Team there are hundreds and may be thousands of kinds of butterflies
- Guest Wow your young Cate
Bugscope Team compared to some of the other people I work with I am
- Guest scott do you like butterflies
- Guest what do you like doing best
Bugscope Team I like to be outside somewhere warm collecting longhorned beetle and enjoying nature. And getting sunburned (not really, I slather on the sunscreen).
- Bugscope Team im not sure how long is takes a butterfly to lay eggs BTW
- Bugscope Team I like things that you can pet.
- Guest scot how old are you
- Guest is being a scientst fun
Bugscope Team as long as you are in a science field you like it is
- Guest do you like harvester
- Bugscope Team I am more than twice as old as Cate.
- Guest Are butterflys eyesight bad
Bugscope Team well, i don't think it's bad, the butterfly eyes are well developed... according to wikipedia
- Guest hay alex what kind of stuff do you diesect
- Guest alex do you like zebra longwings
- Guest whats the most common butterfly in florida annie
- Bugscope Team Doing this is fun because we get to see all kinds of the latest in science.
- Guest alex how old are you
Bugscope Team i am 245, in cat years
- Guest have u ever disecd a worm
Bugscope Team Yup, not only have I done it myself...I have taught college kids how to dissect a worm.
- Guest what is a scientist like
Bugscope Team nerdy :p
- Guest bye bye
- Guest yo
- Bugscope Team we get to see research that has not been announced yet
- Bugscope Team haltere
- Guest What butterflys are you allowed to eat
Bugscope Team I guess you are allowed to eat whichever ones you want...as long as they are not endangered.
- Bugscope Team this is a haltere on a fruit fly
- Guest hay cate
- Guest Alex how old are you?
- Guest How is it like being a.....Butterfly.....Scientist.....Person....Cate
Bugscope Team it must feel short-lived to be a butterfly since it only lives around a few days. But I'm sure they dont realize this. Their mission is to eat and reproduce.
- Guest have you opened a butterfly
- Guest what is a haltere?
Bugscope Team a haltere is a small punching bag like thing on flying insects. it is there to bounce off the body of the insect in flight, and it helps the insects hold it's body during flight. it's a flight stabilizer.
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- Bugscope Team butterflies need to have a very good eyesight. If you remember looking at that butterfly earlier, it had a very big compound eye. Flying insects will usually have those big eyes
- Guest Annie how many bugs have you eat
Bugscope Team Probably 10 or 20. I don't really think they taste very good.
- Guest But some are poisonus
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- Guest HAVE YOU SEEN A BUTTERFLY DIE
Bugscope Team Yup, I have collected them for my insect collection.
- Guest How many Bugs have you eaten Annie?
Bugscope Team 10-20...like I said, i think there are better things to eat.
- Guest HOW MANY ALEX
Bugscope Team how many what?
- Bugscope Team two-winged insects often have halteres, which can probably be considered modified wings
- Guest have you seen a buterfly emerge from the chrysalis? i did.
Bugscope Team wow, cool, that must have beet neat!
- Guest do you think your job is fun
Bugscope Team yep, we really like doing most parts of our job. bugscope is a pleasure for us.
- Bugscope Team they balance the motion of the wing in flight
- Guest HOW MANY BUTERFIES
Bugscope Team how many butterflys what?
- Guest have you scot?
- Bugscope Team we had a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis here in the lab
- Bugscope Team after it had been in the microscope
- Guest cate im student 2 was 3
- Bugscope Team ok cool
- Bugscope Team there's the haltere!
- Bugscope Team here is the haltere again
- Guest do you like your jobs all of you
Bugscope Team yes i do very much. I am also glad today is friday. I am ready for the weekend
- Guest have you dicected a butterfly?
- Bugscope Team yep, this is fun to do!
- Guest how fast does a butterfly fly
- Guest do you have a pet
- Guest annie have you dicected a butterfly?
Bugscope Team I have dissected many caterpillars...but only one or two adult butterflies
- Guest cate how long does it take a buterfly to lay a egg?
- Bugscope Team annie is the beetle girl
- Guest what happens when you detsor chryalis
- Guest HOW MANY BUTTERFIES IN YOUR COLLECTION
- Guest why does a butterfly put his wings up when its resting
Bugscope Team Probably to keep the wings from getting too hot. There is a lot of surface area there.
- Bugscope Team We had a bugscope session several years ago in which we imaged a chrysalis. So the chrysalis was in the microscope for a few hours.
- Guest hello caye
- Guest how did you learn so much
- Guest How do you know witch butterfly is witch(there names)
Bugscope Team There is a giant moth called the black witch.
Bugscope Team usually by the markings/coloring on their wings
- Guest hello cate'
Bugscope Team Hey there!
- Guest when does a egg emerge
- Teacher Thank you all so much for your time :)
- Bugscope Team ahh
- Bugscope Team thank you ms k!
- Bugscope Team aww i mean
- Guest Thank You everyone!
- Bugscope Team Thank you all
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- Bugscope Team thank you for all your questions
- Bugscope Team thank you students from florida! you all rock and or roll!
- Bugscope Team we tried to answer as many as we could
- Teacher the students really enjoyed themselves :) This was awesome!!
- Bugscope Team Thank You!
- Bugscope Team all the images and chat are saved on your member site: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/members/2008-019
- Bugscope Team over and out -- Hi /Bye Smiley!
- Teacher awesome. I am sure they will enjoy looking at that to get answers to questions they may have missed :)
- Bugscope Team yeah, we keep that data on your member page forever, so you can view it anytime
- Bugscope Team sure thing. And if you want to do bugscope again, just fill out an application
- Bugscope Team Good bye everyone. Have a nice Friday!!
- Bugscope Team Bye
- Bugscope Team have a nice weekend
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- Bugscope Team well, i'm going to start closing up the session unless there are any other questions?
- Bugscope Team Bye
- Guest have a nice weekend! thanks again! mrs. k :)
- Bugscope Team thanks you too
- Bugscope Team thank you!
- Bugscope Team have a good one
- Bugscope Team session locked, rxl stopped, session disabled. nice session everyone. bye!