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View Poll Results: Cicadas:
Fun 12 30.77%
Scary 5 12.82%
Annoying 17 43.59%
Tasty 9 23.08%
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:11 AM   #31
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We've got holes around the tree and the bushes in front of our building.

I wonder if they'll affect Plastic Forks, which is June 26.
That's why we have an indoors, although I'm sure that we can come up with some kind of clever party game involving the damn things.

I hear they are emerging in Delaware and the line is moving north. We were talking about the locusts at work tonight, wondering where the hell they were, already ...
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:03 PM   #32
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And here's a closeup of the base of the pole.

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH oh god nooooooooooo! :p

*still waiting for the invasion*
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:28 PM   #33
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Nothing up here in King-o-Prussia, or further up in Trappe. I think the cicadas decided to skip a cycle.
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:30 PM   #34
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What's the temp up north there?
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:58 PM   #35
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Here's a nymph, on its way to find a place to molt. It's slightly longer than a quarter in real life.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:59 PM   #36
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I mean, here's a nymph:
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Old 05-21-2004, 02:29 PM   #37
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Nothing up here in King-o-Prussia, or further up in Trappe. I think the cicadas decided to skip a cycle.
God I can only hope and PRAY, but somehow, (sadly) I doubt it.

My mother says it is B.A.D. in Baltimore right now. I don't envy her one bit. She told me that some dude was driving around the neighborhood with a truch offering to spray the shrubs and the trees. She declined, because she wasn't comfortable that he was in a non-company truck (she's 67 and she's not trying to get taken advantage of).

*still bracing...*
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Old 05-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #38
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I'm in Virginia. It's not so bad here. I mean, sure, there are tens of thousands of these things all over the yard, but no biggie. They really aren't that bad.

You want bad, talk about mosquitos. Talk about ants in the house. Talk about cockroaches.

Cicadas are really nothing.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:46 PM   #39
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I'm in Virginia. It's not so bad here. I mean, sure, there are tens of thousands of these things all over the yard, but no biggie. They really aren't that bad.

You want bad, talk about mosquitos. Talk about ants in the house. Talk about cockroaches.

Cicadas are really nothing.
Depends on what you see as "bad" (tens of thousands sounds bad...now if it was tens of hundreds, that may not be as bad).

While my mother seemed quite calm about them, my friend was saying that you look up in the trees and it's like there are no leaves, just bugs. So, I suppose it's in the eye of the beholder.

It the volume wasn't so huge, I'd feel a bit better about the whole thing. Ah well...

And yeah, roaches and mosquitos are bad..never had ants though.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:44 PM   #40
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I got some great pictures tonight.

Here's a nymph just poking out of it's shell.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:45 PM   #41
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Here's a different one, starting to unfold it's wings.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:46 PM   #42
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Here's one with the wings extended, letting them dry and harden.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:47 PM   #43
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And here's an adult.
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Old 05-22-2004, 12:12 PM   #44
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Some important Information about Cicadas ... while you're waiting for the invasion.
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Old 05-22-2004, 02:41 PM   #45
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From the link:
What do Cicadas eat?
Human children are the primary source of nutrition for Cicadas.

Are Cicadas poisonous?
Yes, Cicadas have a deadly venom that is injected through a small bone like tube known as the "Cicada deadly venom tube". The venom can kill a human being instantly. In 1987, the last time the Cicadas emerged in Cincinnati, over 7 million people died from Cicada injections. Many people escaped but most perished.

How do Cicadas mate?
The female cicada injects her eggs under the skin of a small human child. The cicada pupae then grow inside the child until they reach maturity. Unless you protect your children they may become host to thousands of deadly Cicada pupae. See how to protect your children.

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