For those of us currently being tormented by cicadas...

CityGirlintheCountry

Green Eggs and Hamlet
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Jul 7, 2007
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An educational video!
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It actually was very interesting and explained a lot about the little boogers that I didn't know.


 

Southernbelle

Gone Broody
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Mar 17, 2008
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That was really cool. I didn't know they were sucking sap all that time underground. I assumed they were just eggs or something. I like the way he could make the male cicada follow him around.
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I've been meaning to send you a PM. 2 of my Silkies developed streamers, so I have 2 boys and 3 girls- thank goodness!
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Southernbelle

Gone Broody
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We only have the annual ones around here and there's never that many, so they haven't been bothering me much. I like seeing the leftover exoskeleton sticking to the trees.
 

CityGirlintheCountry

Green Eggs and Hamlet
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Jul 7, 2007
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We are in the midst of the worst of it right now. They are saying another couple of weeks and we should be done. It is deafening out there right now.
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The video is pretty cool. I had no idea they ate sap underground either. I figured they were just in stasis or something.



Belle- I have been meaning to PM you too. How the heck are you? How is the new baby? I figured you were just insanely busy with the 4 kiddies. I need a picture of the tiny one, you know.
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Whoohoo that you got two boys! Have they started laying yet? Is anything fertile? Can't wait to see what you hatch out.
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Gardengirl 2011

Songster
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Very cool video. I used to chase my sister with those too when I'd find their exoskeletons. It's a wonder she doesn't hate me, lol. Crickets, cicada skins, snakes, praying mantis, oh my!
 

CityGirlintheCountry

Green Eggs and Hamlet
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Jul 7, 2007
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Nah. They are just annoyingly LOUD! And they zoom around a lot. My sister did have one fly up her shirt the other day. That was pretty exciting.
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My dogs have been chasing them and eating them. Popcorn on the wing.
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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Nov 9, 2007
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Yes they fly and then they mate with spiders and their offspring lay in wait on your headboard each night.
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