Connected on 2009-12-11 18:00:00 from , Kyōto Prefecture, JP
- Bugscope Team Daddio!
- Bugscope Team ~Yes, chas just told me.
- Bugscope Team But it doesn't appear to work in FF.
- Bugscope Team To boot a computer, to we use unctl-unalt-undelete?
- Bugscope Team Japanese mites? Passed inspection? Hmmm...
- Bugscope Team hi henry, welcome to bugscope!
- Teacher thanks!
- Bugscope Team welcome to illinois!
- Bugscope Team Yay!
- Bugscope Team online at least :)
- Bugscope Team hi Henry!
- Teacher Hello from Kyoto!
- Bugscope Team Welcome!
- Bugscope Team konnichiha
- Bugscope Team ohayou gozaimasu
- Bugscope Team we are setting up the presets for the session, we will be ready in 10-15 minutes
- Bugscope Team when that time comes, we'll unlock the session and then you will see microscope controls on the right side of the browser window
- Teacher sounds great
- Bugscope Team if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask, we are here to help
- Teacher I'd like to get my students' computers logged in before they come in. Do they need passwords?
Bugscope Team nope, they just select "student" from the pulldown menu
- Teacher Roger
- Bugscope Team It should automatically recognize their computers as being from the same school and offer the "Student" option. If it doesn't they can choose "Guest" instead
- Bugscope Team ah, yeah, good point chas
- Bugscope Team it's a good idea to login your students ahead of time. are you having any trouble?
- Teacher I'm finding it goes straight to "choose a nickname" so no problem
- Bugscope Team cool, that's what it should be doing. if it doesn't then select guest, that is functionally the same as a student
- Bugscope Team when you start controlling the scope henry, to move around you can use two different navigation controls. i think using click to CENTER will work better for you, in case there is any lag in the networks, that will behave better
- Bugscope Team okay, we are done with presets, unlocking session now
- Bugscope Team you should see controls on the right side henry. feel free to start practicing, and let us know if you have any questions at all
- Teacher click to center, right
- Bugscope Team yep, click to center
- Teacher I have fifteen terminals primed to log in - I'll let the kids choose their nicknames
- Bugscope Team sounds perfect
- Bugscope Team That sounds great!
- Teacher this is amazing - what I am looking at?
- Bugscope Team this is the mouth the scarab beetle you sent
- Bugscope Team rarely do we get to see into the mouth
- Bugscope Team the jaws are ano either side; they open like a gate
- Bugscope Team lots of little setae
- Bugscope Team I looked all the way in earlier to see what she'd been eating
- Bugscope Team the bubbles in the background are the tape that hold the insects onto the microscope stub
- Bugscope Team not that interesting -- the food matter
- Bugscope Team and you can click on any preset at any time, it'll take you to that location
- Teacher what do the setae do?
- Bugscope Team setae are often sensory
- Bugscope Team they connect, inside of the exoskeleton, to nerves
- Bugscope Team if you want more information about what you are seeing, you can always click on the scale bar in the lower left of the image, it gives you lots of scope parameters
- Bugscope Team more information about the scope that is
- Bugscope Team we can answer bug questions, or try to
- Bugscope Team it's like if you had armor -- like an exoskeleton -- you wouldn't be able to feel what is touching you
- Teacher I see
- Bugscope Team so the setae extend through the armor, and some are chemosensory, some touch sensory, and some hot/cold receptors
- Bugscope Team insects are extraordinarily setae-y... helps em survive
- Teacher This is fantastic. The controls work great. I'll save further questions for when the kids get here.
- Bugscope Team here you can see the compound eye, of course, and the base of an antenna, and some of the palps
- Bugscope Team all of the insects came from you, Henry, except for the yellowjacket. the spider of course is not an insect...
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Wendy's!
- Teacher salt on what?
- Bugscope Team Henry this is salt from a Wendy's restaurant, on the cabron tape
- Bugscope Team oops carbon, not a bad word
- Bugscope Team Wendy's is a fast food restaurant in the US. Their salt has some additives that make it look particularly interesting
- Teacher Yeah, I know Wendy's - I was wondering what the background is.
- Bugscope Team it's carbon doublestick tape
- Bugscope Team the background is the double sided sticky tape the bugs rest on
- Teacher right
- Bugscope Team last Wendy's in Japan closes this month
- Bugscope Team this is hard to make out -- it's the underside of the spider's head
- Bugscope Team the little ridges are what holds the prey while the spider gets it with its fangs
- Bugscope Team the fang is folded over, left to right, at the top
- Bugscope Team the long portion down the left side is the edge of the chelicer
- Teacher The chelicer is something like a mandible?
- Bugscope Team if we saw the spider from the front, the eyes would be on top, and then you'd see these big things that look like buck teeth -- yeah like a mandible
- Bugscope Team spiders have the capability of autotomizing their limbs; they can jettison a leg if they sense venom from a bit coursing into it
- Bugscope Team from a bite...
- Teacher wow - handy trick
- Bugscope Team until you run out of legs
- Bugscope Team heh
- Bugscope Team spiders drink their prey like milkshakes
- Bugscope Team they inject venom that dissolves the insides of the insect, and then they suck it all back out
- Bugscope Team i'm hungry now
- Teacher The kids will start logging in now.
- Bugscope Team hello students! welcome to bugscope!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team ohayou gozaimasu
- Student hello!
- Bugscope Team hi anmo
- Bugscope Team let us know when you have questions, about anything but perhaps starting with what's on the screen
- Bugscope Team you're controlling a $600,000 scanning electron microscope from across the Pacific.
- Student What is it
- Bugscope Team these are live images from an electron microscope in urbana, illinois USA
- Bugscope Team this is one of the jaws of the scarab beetle you sent
- Bugscope Team see the little scars on it?
- Student Is this a mandible?
- Bugscope Team yes it is!
- Guest ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
- Bugscope Team they open sideways, like a gate
- Student what is it?
Bugscope Team this is that green beetle you sent us, and the mouth in particular
- Bugscope Team this is the edge of the world.
- Guest HELLO!!
- Bugscope Team hello TH
- Bugscope Team bugscope this is the mouth of a scarab beetle
- Guest COOL!!!!
- Bugscope Team we are looking right into the mouth
- Student What is that hary things
Bugscope Team those are called setae (pronounced see-tee), they help the insect to sense its environment
- Bugscope Team you can see lots of setae (hairs) that are likely chemosensory
- Student It look's like hair??
Bugscope Team sure does, but it's a bit different than our hair. "setae" are used by insects to help them sense their environment
- Student Hello! I'm Kazukei. This mouth is cool!
- Bugscope Team that is, the beetle can smell, or sense chemicals in the air, with the setae
- Student It looks like a dinosauras.
Bugscope Team yes it does!
- Bugscope Team it can also sense touch with some of the setae
- Student Thank you for answering!
Bugscope Team you are welcome
- Student Is this a sting?
Bugscope Team Kazukei this is still the inside of the mouth
- Bugscope Team it's dark in here!
- Student It's awesome!
- Bugscope Team right, setae (those hairs) can be mechanosensory, chemosensory... they feel, smell, taste, etc. all with those setae
- Student Is it a mouth??
- Guest what is this??
- Student Wow!!!!!!!! I didn't know!!!!!!
- Bugscope Team yay cool
- Bugscope Team now we can get a better picture of what we were just looking at
- Bugscope Team we can see the whole head now
- Student Is this a scissor?
Bugscope Team yeah kind of like Edward Scissorhead
- Bugscope Team see the eye?
- Bugscope Team this is that pretty green beetle you sent us
- Teacher where is the eye
Bugscope Team center
- Student cool!!
- Student It's cool
- Bugscope Team you can take the mag up on the eye
- Bugscope Team chemosensory comes from the prefix "chemo", which means it senses chemicals, which is most analogous to our sense of smell
- Bugscope Team the eye is curved in shape, it's a compound eye: made up of hundreds of individual facets, called ommatidia
- Bugscope Team the eye is upper right
- Student what is this?
- Student Were is a simple eye?
Bugscope Team no they are compound eyes, made up of many different lenses called ommatidia
- Bugscope Team the eye is to the upper right, as Alrex says
- Student It is very intresting!!!
- Student What is this? Body part? Is there a mouth here?
Bugscope Team the mouth is to the right; this is now the compound eye
- Bugscope Team awesome
- Bugscope Team nice controlling henry, you are doing great
- Student Doesb`t compound eye get confusion
Bugscope Team the individual images are formed into a single image by the brain
- Student !
- Bugscope Team see the individual facets of the eye? they're called ommatidia
- Bugscope Team If you adjust the focus now you can make it easier to see the individual ommatidia
- Student This is the compound eye!
Bugscope Team yes!
- Bugscope Team Excellent!
- Guest I can see hexagons!
- Student Very strang compaund eye!
- Student It's so amazing
- Bugscope Team each one of those hexagons is called an ommatidium, each one has a lens in it
- Student What trash
Bugscope Team yeah we don't know just what that is
- Student yaix?
- Student What is this trash?
- Guest Why trash has in here?
Bugscope Team insects cannot clean themselves after they die
- Student I'm sorry. I had a mistake!!!!!!
Bugscope Team no problem at all!
- Student I can see some rubble!
Bugscope Team we call it juju
- Student Compound shaped like Hexisagon!
Bugscope Team yep, the hexagonal shape allows the eye surface to be curved, and thus the insect can have very good peripheral vision
- Teacher What are these?
Bugscope Team those are some kind of plumose setae
Bugscope Team The long thin structures are setae. Probably coming out from around the edge of the compound eye
- Bugscope Team You will see lots of pieces of dust and other things on these samples. Some of it is regular dust, some of it may be small parts of other bugs that it came into contact with or was stored with
- Student What is this thing?
- Student what are these
- Student What is this
- Student What is this line?
- Student coganemush?
- Bugscope Team you could follow the setae to their source if you wanted
- Student It's
- Teacher the kids are clamoring for some different bugs
Bugscope Team henry, you can click on a preset anytime, or we can control the scope for you, whatever you prefer
- Bugscope Team this is a stinher
- Student There is alot of hexagon shaped eyes!!
Bugscope Team yes sometimes there are thousands in one compound eye
- Bugscope Team stinger
- Student What bug is this?
Bugscope Team this is a stinger on a yellowjacket
- Student What is it??
Bugscope Team this is the stinger of a yellowjacket wasp
- Guest It a ill !!
- Student Is it sharp?
Bugscope Team Yes, an it also has backwards facing spines along the edge of the stinger to anchor it under the skin
- Student bee?
- Student It's scary! Do we die if it stings us?
Bugscope Team you would not die unless you were allergic and did not get any help
- Student What id this?
- Student What is stinger?
- Bugscope Team notice how the stinger is smooth, that means it can sting you multiple times. honey bees, on the other hand, have hooks on their stingers, and so when they pull out the stinger it takes their guts with it, and the bee dies
- Student criket~~~~~~~~.
- Student What is this??
- Bugscope Team wasps can be mean and sting you if you annoy them
- Student What is this??????????
Bugscope Team I believe this is the lower part of the yellowjacket abdomen
Bugscope Team we are not sure what this is; at first we thought it was the venom gland, since this yellowjacket was a little smashed
- Student hitosh.
- Student It is sooo scary!!
- Teacher What is that round thing near the tip?
- Student What is this? Is it a bean or something?
- Guest what is this?
- Student What is a little hair in here?
Bugscope Team well, not really hairs, they are called setae (see-tee) and they stick through the exoskeleton, it's how bugs feel their environment
- Student WHAT!!$$
- Bugscope Team now we are looking at the abdomen of the yellowjacket wasp
- Student What is this hary things?
Bugscope Team those are setae (pronounced see-tee)
Bugscope Team the abdomen is covered with fine setae
- Student What this, a furly hair?
- Bugscope Team nice!
- Bugscope Team check out the seta in the compound eye
- Bugscope Team upper right
- Student Why is wasp eye bumpy???????
Bugscope Team they are all the individual components of a compound eye. They are thought to each see an image
Bugscope Team The bumps are actually the individual eyes that make up the compound eye
- Student It's like a pillow! Is this a compound eye?
Bugscope Team Yes, we're seeing only a few ommatidia in this image
- Student Can insects see color?
Bugscope Team yes, but some better than others, and some colors better than others
Bugscope Team Insects can also see outside the range that people can. Many can see ultraviolet, and as a result most insect-pollenated flowers have patterns that can only be seen in UV to attract the insects
- Bugscope Team if you click on the micron bar, in the lower left corner of the image, you will be able to see some of the parameters we are using to image the samples
- Student What is this?
Bugscope Team this is a compound eye of a yellowjacket wasp
- Bugscope Team nice zoom out henry!
- Student there is a crack on the eyes!!
Bugscope Team the wasp got squished
- Student Eyebrows!?
Bugscope Team Kazukei maybe you are right!
- Student what is this
- Student ?
- Bugscope Team that is some sort of plant fiber lying across the compound eye
- Student don`t say that!
- Student what is this?%!
Bugscope Team the head of the yellowjacket
- Student +
- Student What is this long one?
- Teacher Where are the antennae
Bugscope Team they're broken off
- Student It's squished because it's killed?
- Student Where is the other compound eye?
Bugscope Team It would be on the side of the head that's facing away from us
- Student Wow! is this a wasp's arm?
- Student it looks like hair!
- Student It's ooky!
- Student Pedipalp in here!
- Student WHY?
- Bugscope Team that long thing is one of the spider's legs
- Student what does wasps eat???
Bugscope Team They eat caterpillars, other insects. They like proteinaceous food.
- Student WHAT! IT'S COOL!$
- Student That's the broken off antennae!
Bugscope Team that's right!
- Bugscope Team see the tube with the hole. That is a broken antenna
- Student What is this tube?
- Student Why do insects have two kinds of eyes?
Bugscope Team they have compound eyes that help them see, directly, and they have ocelli that help them keep track of where the sun is
- Student !bee?
- Student Why there is a hole in the antennae?
Bugscope Team Because it is broken--there used to be more of ti
- Bugscope Team it
- Student What this?
Bugscope Team this is the broken off end of the antenna
Bugscope Team this is the broken antenna of a wasp
- Student It'spooky and cute
- Student Where is the hole that insects can breeze?
Bugscope Team that is called a spiracle
Bugscope Team The spiracles are often times along the side of the body.
- Student There is a crack on the antennae too!
- Student why!!!
- Bugscope Team preset #5 is a spiracle on a katydid
- Guest Why anttennae is braking
Bugscope Team When insects die, they become brittle, and so when they get jostled about, they break
- Bugscope Team placoid sensilla
- Student Thank you for answer!!!
- Bugscope Team Cate smashed the yellowjacket onto the stub today.
Bugscope Team ww. did not, it was already like that
- Student Do the insects protect with their fur? Not only the animals?
Bugscope Team they don't have fur, but it looks like it.
- Student wow!
- Student Is this sharp?
- Student How do spiracles work?
Bugscope Team Unlike mammals that use muscles to actively suck air into their lungs, insects allow air to passively diffuse through their spiracle holes into a branching structure
- Bugscope Team this is the spiracle
- Student What is this hole?
Bugscope Team This is a spiracle--it is like a nostril for an insect
- Student If bugs has spiracles on bugs is there a lungs???
Bugscope Team No, insects don't have lungs. They have a system of tracheae that divide smaller and smaller until they are so small that they provide each cell with a supply of oxygen
- Student What is this? Spiracle!!
Bugscope Team yes it is!
- Student dragonfly`s had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Student Oh, then what is that fur thing?
Bugscope Team insects often have many fine setae that may form patterns that other insects recognize. For example, the 'fur' on the head is called the 'vestiture,' like it is the clothing of the head.
- Guest wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It a cool !
- Teacher How many spiracles are there on one katydid?
Bugscope Team There are spiracles on each segment of the body
- Student Why It have spiracle?
Bugscope Team well, it needs to get nutrients from the air, and it evolved spiracles as a way to do that
- Student This is a spiracle! I got it!
- Student wow
- Student It's amazinz!!$
- Student spidar`s?
- Student Thank you! Finally we could know it!
- Student 009
- Student Where dose the grass hopper have an spiracle??
Bugscope Team along the sides of the abdomen
- Teacher Can the spiracles be closed?
Bugscope Team In some insects they can.
- Student Oh my gosh!
- Student What is this line?
Bugscope Team that is part of the filtering apparatus on the inside of the spiracle
- Student It's cool
- Student What is in the spiracles? I see a striped pattern!
- Student It a cool!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Bugscope Team the minimum mag of the scope is about 40x...
- Student what is this part?
Bugscope Team This is the abdomen
- Student grasshopar?
Bugscope Team this is a katydid, like a grasshopper
- Student What is this?
- Student There are many spiracles! There are many holes! I see!
Bugscope Team Yes, you are right! Each segment has one on each side
- Student no~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bugscope Team retsushi you seem concerned
- Student Is this wings???
Bugscope Team the wings are folded to the right
- Teacher I was trying to get to the ovipositor - can we get there?
Bugscope Team Henry I am sorry the abdomen is extended over open space and the end is beyond the range of the stage
- Student Wow! this is a back side of the grasshopper!!! Is it???
- Student It's amz
- Student It is a foot?
- Student Are there all these hole spiracle
Bugscope Team Yes
- Student Everyone is confusing!
- Bugscope Team so I kept moving it back when it went too far
- Bugscope Team you can see other ovipositors, on the crickets
- Student yes~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Bugscope Team disembodied head
- Student The eyes are so big!!!
Bugscope Team yep! flying insects often have really big compound eyes
- Student It is big!!
- Student I love this site!!!!This is a compound eyes!!!Dragon fly??I think...
Bugscope Team yes! the eyes are on either side
- Student It's looks beg
- Student Is dragon fly eyes compand eyes??
- Student But if we see the dragonfly's eye normaly it is small and it's like lots of dotts. Is this eye is hexagon too?
Bugscope Team yes, i think so. we have seen some ommatidia that are more square shaped, but most often they are hexagons
- Student Do they have any simple eye?
Bugscope Team I am not sure if we have ever seen ocelli.
- Student best house 123
- Student what is the part in front?
- Student Do other small insects get stuck in the eyes??
Bugscope Team sometimes pieces of insects do get caught
- Teacher The controls are getting a bit sluggish here.
Bugscope Team ah, sorry, try clicking refresh F5
- Student Why do dragonflies have massive eyes?
Bugscope Team They need them to capture their prey
Bugscope Team They need them to capture their prey...they hunt and capture their prey in the air
- Bugscope Team try clicking refresh: F5 to speed things up again
- Student Why does dragonfly have big eyes?
Bugscope Team the big eyes help them see very well, and they have better peripheral vision
- Bugscope Team did refresh help henry?
- Teacher not really
Bugscope Team hmm, well it could be slowness in the overall network. we are fine here. make sure to NOT use click to drive or focus at this point
- Student Scot, you are expert!!! What is the little things at dragon fly's head?
- Student Why it has to be compound eye??
Bugscope Team it works better that way, if you think about it, because the tiny lenses that form the eye also allow it to wrap around the head like that
Bugscope Team By having many smaller lenses, compound eyes can be simpler and have features like 360Â° vision that our eyes can't do
- Student I like it
- Bugscope Team compound eyes also help insects see changes in movement very quickly
Bugscope Team This is because the nerves directly in the eye can detect movement without the signals first needing to go all the way to the brain to be processed
- Student Wha
- Student were is antena
Bugscope Team Dragonflies have very small antennae--and they are on the top of the head. We can't see them from this angle
- Bugscope Team we could drive for you if you want?
- Student where is the nose? Can they smell?
Bugscope Team Dragonflies smell with little sensilla on hairs all over their bodies. They have "smelling hairs" on their feet, their antennae. Dragonflies rely more on their sense of vision than smell
- Student were is antena?
Bugscope Team they would be on top of the head but we cannot see them now
- Student What is this
- Bugscope Team this is a dragonfly head
- Student Human or insects,which can smell well?
Bugscope Team insects can smell very small quantities of chemicals in the air; they may be better at that, or at sensing certain chemicals, than we can
- Bugscope Team antennae broke off the head
- Teacher I'm trying to switch to the cricket ovipositor, but no response...
Bugscope Team hmm, and F5 refresh doesn't fix it?
- Student go
- Student what is the back part?
- Student Why do they have their eyes on the side?
- Bugscope Team trying to fix the scope now
- Student no~~~~~~~~~~~~~!
- Bugscope Team fixed
- Student Hurry up!
- Bugscope Team henry, please try again, sorry about that
- Bugscope Team cricket head!
- Bugscope Team see the antenna?
- Teacher What do the cerci do?
Bugscope Team The cerci are sensory, they have have chemosenors and receptors that help the cricket to select an appropriate place for the eggs
- Student Interesting! I can see the face!
- Student What's this?
- Student It'scool
- Student How many eggs does this insect lay? The hole is small!
Bugscope Team It is hard to know, an insect can have lay hundreds of eggs if they live long enough
- Student what is this?
Bugscope Team this is the base of the abdomen of the cricket
- Student I can see some sharp things!
Bugscope Team The sharp things can help the insect dig her ovipositor into tight places. It serves as a guide for the ovipositor
- Student Why does the ovipositor look like a pair of pliers
Bugscope Team it is dried and open, unlike it would be if the cricket was alive
- Student wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Student Does all of that baby live alive?
Bugscope Team they die with the host
- Bugscope Team oh no! it's a colony of mites!
- Bugscope Team cool... mites!
- Student wow
- Bugscope Team this is so cool
- Student cool
- Student what is this
- Bugscope Team a beautiful tiny mite on the little roach you sent
- Teacher Is this the front or the back?
Bugscope Team this is the front
- Student hitoshi
- Student This is like jellyfish plus slipper! Look at that!!!1
- Bugscope Team front
- Student I see a jellyfish!!!!! What bug is this?
- Student Is the cricket have a compand eye??
- Bugscope Team this kind of mite does not have eyes
- Student do they bite
Bugscope Team Not humans
- Student What happen if alot of mites come to the bug
Bugscope Team it is interesting that we do not know much at all about these mites; we are not sure what they eat, even
- Student do mites have eyes?
- Student grassfoper
- Guest It a big !!!
- Student mandibles!!!
Bugscope Team yes!
- Student What part is this?
Bugscope Team this is the entrance to the mouth
- Guest glasshopper is a cool !!
- Student Thank you! Expert scot!
- Student hitoshi
- Student How many teeth do they have?
Bugscope Team They have no real "teeth"--they have two mandibles and some smaller jaws inside that also help to chew
- Student were is eye?
- Student ??
- Bugscope Team this is the inside of the scope, oops now back to the electron collector
- Student What is this??And where is ateeth?
- Student Do
- Student what are these lines?
- Guest It a nice sute
Bugscope Team it has a suit of armor
- Student shoues?
- Student wow!!!
- Student Do beetle tarsi hurt?
Bugscope Team they are very small, so it would be a little pinch, usually
- Student How many foo
- Guest what are this stick?
Bugscope Team those are spines on the tarsi. the tarsi are what we call the last several segments of the arm or leg of an insect.
- Student What is this nail thing??
Bugscope Team These stout setae probably help the scarab to dig
- Student hgkdhgkdghdgdgkdgdg.ghdf
- Bugscope Team These are the digging front legs of a scarab beetle
- Student crar
- Student wow
- Student yiiks!
- Student What is this little mark all over surface?
Bugscope Team It is just the natural texture and sculpturing of the cuticle
- Guest Is this is beetle
Bugscope Team yes Hitoshi this is a beetle you sent.
- Student Does this insect have nail? It's like a nail.
Bugscope Team These are setae, little hairs.
- Student wow!!!
- Student webs
- Bugscope Team sometimes we will see little scars on the limbs and jaws from fighting or jousting
- Student How many foots do they have?????
- Teacher how many individual strands of silk are spun together to form one thread?
Bugscope Team it varies, we think. some silk is not sticky
- Student hgaqqqaqaweghjkl;poiuytrewqazxcvbnm,./_:][^Â¥@
- Bugscope Team the cuticle, or chitin, that the exoskeleton is made of, is like your fingernails.
- Student Where does the silk come from?
Bugscope Team The silk is produced from glands on the abdomen
- Student Insect have hairs!? Do they protect with the hair?
Bugscope Team yes, some hairs (which are technically called setae) can serve a defensive or protective function. Others help the insect to smell or taste or to detect motion or touch
- Student Other animals stick on the spiders webs.But how about spiders??
Bugscope Team spiders can eat the web if they want - they are good recyclers
- Student What is a sticking things?
- Student ldkgk
- Bugscope Team spiders also make web that does not stick, so they can walk on that
- Bugscope Team Many spiders are happy to eat other spiders
- Student how many foots do they have?????
Bugscope Team Spiders have eight legs
- Bugscope Team some insects, especially as caterpillars, which are larvae, have web as well, and it comes from glands near the head, in some cases
- Student gh
- Student do other types of spiders get stuck on the web?
- Student Is the spider web yummy? Someone said spiders eat their own web and recycle.
- Bugscope Team insects have six legs
- Student Can spiders bend their spinnerets?
Bugscope Team yes they can point them particular directions if they want
- Student Where is web coming?
Bugscope Team The web is secreted as a liquid and then transformed by the spinnerets into the solid web silk
- Teacher Are we okay for time?
Bugscope Team about 10 more minutes okay?
- Student wow! cool!
- Student Why the spiders eat there webs?
Bugscope Team they do it to recycle it so they can use it again, and they can also eat it to get out of it if they get stuck.
- Student wow!!!
- Student alsom
- Guest what is a this part
- Teacher Roger on the time.
- Student It's cool!
- Student A spider's claws!? What do the spiders use claws?
Bugscope Team They use them to cling to their webs, and also to wrap their prey in silk
- Student ]
- Student nice
- Student spider?!
Bugscope Team yes, this is one of the claws
- Student WoW! Can we make clothes from spider's silk?
Bugscope Team you could if you wanted to. some people collect
Bugscope Team In the news just recently I read about someone who made the largest thing yet out of spider silk. It was a 12 foot long rug I believe. Sold for a lot of money
- Student what do they use the claws for
Bugscope Team to grab onto things like food usually
- Student What is this sharp thing????????
- Student !?
- Bugscope Team some people actually raise spiders to collect their silk
- Student what's this?
- Student This wings have lots of scratch!
Bugscope Team yes they do!
- Student HAHAHAHA..Have you made some clother from spider's silk,Scot?
Bugscope Team not me but I have read about it. I don't even cook...
Bugscope Team It takes a very long time to get enough silk: The tapestry that was recently made took 1 million spiders collected by 70 people over 4 years. And it is only 11x4 foot large
- Student real wing?
Bugscope Team Yup, the real deal
- Student Why is it scaly?
- Student Whats this scratch??
- Bugscope Team this is the dragonfly wing
- Student What is this?? It likes leaves!
Bugscope Team Yes, it does--the veins look like the veins of leaves
- Bugscope Team scott try's to boil water, and it freezes
- Guest is a white colore
Bugscope Team it is transparent, like glass, no color in real life
- Student whats that dot?
- Student Why they have scratches on there wing?
- Student Why wings have vines??
- Student wowwowwowwwow!!!!!!
- Student I heard We can eat trantura...Is this real?
Bugscope Team You CAN eat tarantulas. You can order them from mail order companies
- Student What is this
- Bugscope Team this is way cool
- Student what's this?
- Bugscope Team the katydid walks on the flat things, not on the claw
- Student foot
- Guest what is a this stick?
- Bugscope Team these are the ped's of the katydid
- Student hahaha what colar is this?
- Student What is this ??
- Student jhgy
- Student WoW!!! BUT...I won't eat it...I think,,,,,,Because I think it is not so yummy!!1
Bugscope Team Yeah, I do not enjoy eating insects.
- Bugscope Team tarantulas have little hairs called 'urticating hairs' that they can release when you come near them, and the hairs get caught in your nose and mouth and make you want to go away
- Bugscope Team You can eat any insect, if you want. There are some insects that would be poisonous in large amounts--but they wouldn't kill you, just make you throw up.
- Student Do grasshoppers walk on these toes?
Bugscope Team Keibu this is interesting. This insect does not walk on this part but on the parts we saw earlier.
- Student How long can grasshopper can jump????????
Bugscope Team It depends on the size of the grasshopper. A medium sized grasshopper can jump about a meter.
- Student Whats this large hole???
- Student WOW!!!!!!!!!
- Guest what is this incects
Bugscope Team this is a katydid
- Student 3W0W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!1
- Student It's cool
- Student COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Student Because they are living like us!They have lifes like us,too.
Bugscope Team Yes. This is true.
- Bugscope Team Maybe less.
- Student It's like fook!
- Guest its a big
- Student lm
- Student hoo is ggggg
- Student Hmmmmmmmm
- Student COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Student What is this?????????
Bugscope Team This is an extreme close up of the foot
- Student I want to go into the insect's body....
- Teacher Are we supposed to log off now?
Bugscope Team well, yes, we are near the end of the session
- Student hmmmm~~~~~~
- Student What is this, a round thing???
- Student We are gggggg
- Student what is this?????
- Bugscope Team you all did a GREAT job though
- Student ghc fdjswdmdjs jflg
- Student Thank you for answering Scott, Annie, Cate, DeW , Chas, and alex! Thanks!
- Student hmmmmmmm~~~~~~~~
- Student wow~~~~~
- Teacher Thank you so much! What a great experience!
Bugscope Team thanks henry, you did great!
- Bugscope Team Thank you for being excellent Bugscopers!
- Student thank you very much!!!
- Bugscope Team We have to go, I am sorry. Please come back again!
- Student thank you sooo much! I really enjoyed it!
- Bugscope Team You're welcome, it was great to have you with us!
- Bugscope Team thank you for all your questions!
- Student hm~~~~~~
- Bugscope Team you are most welcome
- Student wow~~~~~~
- Guest Thank you!
- Student Thank you!!!!! Very much!!!!
- Student Thank you very mach
- Student thankyou so much for answering
- Student Thank you!
- Student Thank you,Scott,Annie,Alex,Cate,DeW,and Chas!!! We had a great time!
- Student thank you odil!
- Bugscope Team henry, all your images and chat are saved to your member page: http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-118
- Student spell miss sorry!!!!!!!
- Student Thank you for the answers!!!
- Bugscope Team you can review all the chat and images from this session anytime, at that page
- Student Thank you Scott Alex Dew annie
- Bugscope Team http://bugscope.beckman.illinois.edu/members/2009-118
- Bugscope Team goodbye!!