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

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, May 28, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    An educational video! [​IMG]
    It actually was very interesting and explained a lot about the little boogers that I didn't know.


     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    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. [​IMG]


    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! [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They finally shut the heck up here! I think I heard one lone cicada yesterday. [​IMG]
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    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.
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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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. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
    Whoohoo that you got two boys! Have they started laying yet? Is anything fertile? Can't wait to see what you hatch out. [​IMG]
     
  6. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Very cool! Do those things bite??
     
  8. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I hate dial-up...
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Quote: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. [​IMG]

    My dogs have been chasing them and eating them. Popcorn on the wing. [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yes they fly and then they mate with spiders and their offspring lay in wait on your headboard each night. [​IMG]
     

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