Connected on 2014-05-15 13:45:00 from Alameda County, California, United States
- Bugscope Team starting to make presets for today's session with Michele Korb in New Orleans
- Bugscope Team brb..
- Bugscope Team back!
- Bugscope Team making presets
- Bugscope Team we are ready to roll
- Bugscope Team hello Dr Korb's Mom!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team This is the face of a cricket Dr K sent.
- Bugscope Team you can see its compound eyes, on either side of its head, and you can see where its left antenna, on the right, broke off
- Bugscope Team in the center you can see its mandibles
- Bugscope Team Just got a text message from Dr K, who says they're having internet connection problems, just now.
- Bugscope Team we've been through that before, at conventions in which we'd demo'd Bugscope
- Bugscope Team this is a Junebug.
- Bugscope Team Hello Dr Korb's Dad!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team this is Scott...
- Bugscope Team please be sure to let us know when you have any questions
- Bugscope Team this is the tip of the Junebug's abdomen, where some ants chewed through it
- Bugscope Team HI Bob!
- Bugscope Team Welcome to Bugscope!
- Bugscope Team please let us know if you have any questions
- Bugscope Team Dr K, via text, says she's still workingn on making a connection from N.O.
- Bugscope Team Is Boris the spider around as well?
- Bugscope Team this is the head of a yellowjacket wasp
- Bugscope Team if we go up close, on the mandible to the left, we can see where it has chemoreceptors embedded in the cutting surface
- Bugscope Team now you can see some of the longer setae, most of which may be mechanoreceptors
- Bugscope Team now we can see where the mandible is thinner, where it cuts
- Bugscope Team and now we can start to see tiny pores near the cutting surface
- Bugscope Team ...
- Guest Hi I am Sue and I am in the room with Michelle and we are crowded around one computer that works.
- Bugscope Team Hi Sue!
- Guest What are we looking at right now?
- Bugscope Team see the chemoreceptors on the yellowjacket mandible?
- Bugscope Team those little bumps help the yellowjacket taste what is bites into
- Bugscope Team I'll take the mag down, now
- Bugscope Team the pores are where we just were
- Bugscope Team there's the whole head
- Bugscope Team kind of a wild hairdo
- Bugscope Team there's a spider's cephalothorax, and we can see 7 eyes
- Bugscope Team those bumps in the center are the spider's eyes
- Bugscope Team you can see the fangs underneath that
- Guest Scott do I have control of the scope?
Bugscope Team Just gave it to you.
- Bugscope Team looks like this spider lost some legs on its left side
Bugscope Team probably Cate, doing prep, so we could see better
- Bugscope Team looks like this is a male
Bugscope Team from the large pedipalps you see to the sides of his face
- Guest Got it. Pretty amazing.
- Bugscope Team spiders have soft bodies, with the exception of the cephalothorax, so often, if we get them partially desiccated, we don't know for sure what we have
- Guest What kind of spider is this?
Bugscope Team it's hard to identify spiders, not really sure
Bugscope Team if i had to guess, probably a house spider
- Guest Scott we don't have control. Could you keep driving the scope, creating new images?
- Bugscope Team this is a closeup of the honeybee's antenna. we can see placoid sensillae as well as setae that are also likely chemoreceptors
- Guest Tips for viewing with an iPhone?
Bugscope Team you know it used to work, and lately I'm not sure how to get it to work correctly -- all you can do is send and read messages but not see the images
- Bugscope Team taking the mag down so you can see where we were
- Bugscope Team where we are
- Bugscope Team now we see that we were on a single segment of the antenna
- Bugscope Team here's the honeybee's tongue, called a 'glossa'
- Bugscope Team usually it is at least partially covered by the labrum, which is what the thin sleeve-like things are called, together
- Bugscope Team big wide head
- Bugscope Team the nectar gets stuck on the hairs of the glossa
- Bugscope Team and then the bee retracts it and takes in the nectar
- Bugscope Team ants, bees, and wasps are all related; like, they know each other
- Bugscope Team you can see its hairy eyes to the sides there
- Bugscope Team sorry Joe -- messing you up
- Bugscope Team Joe is an entomologist, and he can log in from any other computer to work with us
- Bugscope Team this, in the middle, is the pollen basket
- Bugscope Team it's been cleaned off
- Bugscope Team now for something completely different
- Bugscope Team this is the tip of a Junebug's palp -- one of its four palps
- Bugscope Team you can see that it has 'tastebuds' lined up to help it smell/taste its prospective food
- Bugscope Team palps are little feelers -- accessory mouthparts many insects have
- Bugscope Team spider palps, also called pedipalps, are a bit different
- Bugscope Team June beetles are all chafers, and feed on leaves and petals
- Bugscope Team there are two palps -- sometimes called mandibular and maxiallary
- Bugscope Team we see that the palps on the right, on the Junebug's left side, are missing
- Bugscope Team also the antenna, but there is one on the left here
- Bugscope Team this is a lamellated antenna, which can open like a fan to expose more chemosensors
- Bugscope Team sometimes -- often -- we can see into the openings of the lamellae
- Guest This is Mark struggling with internet
Bugscope Team Hi Mark!
- Bugscope Team NSTA has control -- you just changed the mag
- Bugscope Team Joe and I also have control, as admins; and I am sitting at the microscope as well, so can drive directly
- Bugscope Team this is a kind of messy area. a bit to the left we see the bodies of some ants that had apparently been snacking on the Junebug
- Bugscope Team there's the ant center left
Bugscope Team looking away from us in shame
- Bugscope Team haha. Here's where they were doing some archaeology.
- Bugscope Team the little gumdrop-like things are modl spores
- Bugscope Team they look much like pollen grains but are usually smaller and also generally softer
- Bugscope Team mold spores are really soft, so they can crumple. they tend to appear on anything moist that sat around a little bit
- Bugscope Team you can see more on the upper fork of this tarsus
- Bugscope Team pollen grains will also tend to have more texture to them
- Bugscope Team this may give a better idea how small they are
- Bugscope Team the hooks that you see coming across the screen from bottom left to top right are the hamuli
- Bugscope Team they hook the two wings togethe
- Bugscope Team Michele just called. She had a lot of difficulty connecting -- said it clearly worked better when she'd connected with us from Australia. We've had our own problems in the past, even after we thought we'd lined up help at various conventions.
- Bugscope Team Thank You, Everyone!
- Bugscope Team thanks!
- Bugscope Team closing down shortly...
- Guest Thank you! Very informative! Enjoyed it!! Hope I do not have nightmares tonight!
Bugscope Team yes I hope not! Nice to get to talk with you!
- Guest Keep up the excellent work!
Bugscope Team Thank You! Michele has been with us for years, you know, since early on at Marquette.
- Guest my flower garden will be more interesting to me as I watch these little creatures
Bugscope Team haha Yeah. Leafhoppers are one of my favorites.
- Guest gather their food Thanks so much Michele "s dad
Bugscope Team Thank You!
- Bugscope Team over and out!...