Cicadas Are Coming…

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  1. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I think we have some previous posts here about brood x. We have
    an annual brood up here and I believe the brood x will only hit
    the east and places south of the Ohio River...
     
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    Native Americans once looked forward to this time of year. They would gather the larva as they came out of the ground and roast them for a tasty treat. Could be our next super food.
     
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    Them poor bugs have waited 17 years for their big day .
     
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    Our first dog ate those like they were candy. We tried to limit them as they're very high in fat content. Our current dog couldn't care less about them.
     
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    Is that what’s going on?!?
    I thought my tinnitus was getting worse.
     
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    In 1987 ( in DC-area Northern Virginia) when my kids were kids, they'd collect the cicadas shells by the hundreds and bring them into our apartment.
    They were everywhere, kamikaze swarms-fly into your car, your head...
     
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    Supposed to be great fly fishing during the cicada hatch. I'm on the very northern end of where they're supposed to be, but have a few cicada patterns ready to go.
     
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    We are netting our small trees this weekend
     
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    Yeah, creepy. I remember mowing the lawn and when I started the mower they swarmed around. This was in Tennessee during a big hatch.
     
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    Tonight’s the night in Baltimore. I have seen at least a hundred nymphs crawling up the trees and fence, and caught a couple mid-molt. Anyone else seeing these guys?
     
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    When I was a kid, I’d shoot em’ out of the trees with my BB gun.
    It was big sport for me, when I was 10-12 years old.
    I was a dead-eye with that Daisy.
    Mine looked like a Winchester.
    I digress.
    I lived in norther BC for a dozen years.
    No cicadas up there.
    I missed hearing them.
    They’re safe around me now.
    No BB gun.
    Not buying one, either.;)
     
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    Ha! Same here man! It was big fun! I too was a dead eye with it, and I still have it! Needs new seals though. Anyway, 2 locusts are hatchin' on my deck as I type this ;) More to come no doubt
     
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    Locust and cicada are two very different beasts.
    Just to clarify.

    The locust is in the grasshopper family, while cicada are related to the cricket.
    Both erupt similarly, but while the locust swarm and can decimate crops, the cicada are less harmful and generally just fly around like idiots, make a bunch of noise, mate, lay eggs and are gone for another cycle.

    The oak trees and forest around my house sound like aliens have landed right now. So loud its hard to carry on a conversation outside.
    I intend to try to capture an audio sample today and have been gathering pics and video clips that may go into a music video idea we have...
     
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    We get a bunch every summer; I've never noticed much fluctuation from year to year.

    WAY too early for em in Japan though; they are a mid-summer thing.
     
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    You are correct, sir!
    When I was a kid, we called em’ locusts, because we didn’t know better.
    When I learned they were cicadas, I mispronounced it, using the hard “k” sound, like kick-ada.
    I actually mispronounced it for decades.
    Embasrrasking, as Popeye would say!
     
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    That's probably good, you'll shoot your eye out with those things...
     
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    Meh...wake me when the raptors show up.
     
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    There are different types and different broods of those types of cicadas. There are some types that emerge yearly. Brood X (Roman numeral 10) is a brood of a type that emerges usually every 17 years. Some cicadas of a brood will “split” from their brood and emerge earlier than typical for their type/brood. Brood X is a particularly large brood. Different types also have different calls or songs and some different colorings. The type of cicadas in brood X make a smooth whirring or whistling sound, like that of a turbocharger or distant jet engine. I first noticed these (heard this whistling) around ‘86 or ‘87. There can be different types in a particular year making different sounds. I can hear the whirring right now sitting at my kitchen table, through a closed sliding door. :)
     
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