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17 year bugs????

ATTENTION ALL OLD FARTS, BIOLOGY TYPES, AND PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN 'ROUND THESE PARTS FOR AWHILE!!!

I just heard today that this year is the 17th year since we've had these Cicadas (sp?) come up from the ground? Apparently every 17 years these mofo bugs pop up outta the ground b/c they're matured now to fly around for a couple of months and mate, in order to start up the cycle again. The guy I was talking to (my English professor) said that the last time these SOBs came out they were EVERYWHERE for like a month and a half. Doesn't sound like it'll be too fun whippin into these big ol' bugs on my bike, but I guess Windex would be a pretty good company to invest in this year. If anyone could validate this it'd be cool, or maybe he was just fulla sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit. Anyways, yeah, bugs are my least favorite thing about summer. They make things all sticky and green. Lightning bugs are cool though, they leave glowing guts
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I'm not sure if this is the year or not but you don't wanna be hitting those suckers at speed!

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I think it next year for us. Doc should know, he's into bugs and stuff like this.
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Hmmm... I wonder what force a 1/2 oz. bug delivers to an object when traveling at oh, say 75-100mph? Maybe I should add physics majors to my original list...
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you mean locus?



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Yeah, those buggers. Aren't they the same?
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Hmmm... I wonder what force a 1/2 oz. bug delivers to an object when traveling at oh, say 75-100mph? Maybe I should add physics majors to my original list...
NO............These litttle suckers.

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mofo and locus?
dont know, but if there locus, i remember doing 70mpr near a golf course in orland on the bike, and got NAILED by one in the shoulder, fucker HURT!


anyway, i am gonna go buy some raid and a wooden swatter...lmao!



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anyway, i am gonna go buy some raid and a wooden swatter...lmao!

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I remember the last time these things came up. I'm only 23 (don't know if you consider that old).. They were EVERYWHERE.. lots of them. You could almost relate the quantity of them to the quantity of ants that are traveling in a pack. Noisy & ugly, but basically harmless. Ofcourse, I did not have a bike back then. If this happens to be the year that they come back, I will be cutting back on my riding this summer and cage it more often.
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Talked with some family down in Tenn - this was a month ago. They said it was a pain just going out in the backyard cutting grass because they would be landing all over you.

I imagine it wont be too much longer til we see some.
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I'm gonna attatch a bunch of Bug Foggers to myself and go out riding then set 'em off. I'll be like the Locust suicide bomber
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There are different broods that emerge at different times. I think the brood around here has a bt to go before they wake up. two to three years maybe. Sometimes a few wake up early so ya may see some in the summer.

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Nice thing is areas without treesz dont get hit as hard by them. So plainfield shouldnt see any since we only have one tree every 50 miles




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Here you go, May is going to suck, but maybe not here.

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Brood XIII


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States Effected: IA, IL, IN, MI, WI


Years Present: 1973, 1990, 2007, 2024, 2041, 2058, 2075, 2092, 2109, etc....


This is the brood that affects our area really hard. We still have a few years.
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I had them last year!! Supposed to be an early group before the big hatching this year!! Hundreds!!! Everynight covering the play set and picnic table set. Creepy at 3 am!! And double the fun not only do you get the bugs but the shell they leave behind. Daily I had to collect 1/2 a 5 gallon bucket of empty shells.
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i remember those things, when I lived in broadview those damn things were all over the damn place...i was about 13 then, the kida in the hood were collecting 5 gallon buckets full of them things lol...

i also remember that the city didnt have the cicada problem, just thinkiin about those things makes me all creepy crawly, i hate bugs LOL
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http://travel.discovery.com/news/afp...19/cicada.html

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States Effected: DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, WVA


Years Present: 1970, 1987, 2004, 2021, 2038, 2055, 2072, 2089, 2106, etc....
Nice... Iowa's not on the list.... I'll just have ot stay on the West side of Ole Miss.
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Brood XIII


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States Effected: IA, IL, IN, MI, WI


Years Present: 1973, 1990, 2007, 2024, 2041, 2058, 2075, 2092, 2109, etc....


This is the brood that affects our area really hard. We still have a few years.
Still off that map too!
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ah, 1990, that would explain why i remember being w my wife at the time, i met her in 89 LOL
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Brood XIII


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States Effected: IA, IL, IN, MI, WI


Years Present: 1973, 1990, 2007, 2024, 2041, 2058, 2075, 2092, 2109, etc....


This is the brood that affects our area really hard. We still have a few years.
I thought we had a few years yet. You just had to be there last time! There were millions in Elmhurst last time around. You simply could not describe the experience of hearing them! It was pretty cool at first but after 30 minutes or so it was just wierd. You could literally hear these walls of sound move in waves from one side of town to the other.

Well, you'll see next time around.

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ya I remeber that as well right around 90. Western springs and Lagrage where I lived was loaded with them.

Man I really got to move to an inside position at work before these hit




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You might see some pop up around here or a little more than usual. They are called the periodical cicada. They mature in 17 years around here, 13 years in other placed. The cicadas that you see every year take 3 years to mature.

Locusts are just another name for gregarious grasshpppers. If you want me to go into them, I can

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We'll see a few of them around each year. I actually saw a couple last year which is a reminder it's getting close. I was a Caddy at Midlothian CC last time around. You couldn't step anywher on the course without hearing "crunch". We used to have to rake them off the the greens.

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Should make for interesting riding in sweepers let alone stoplights!!!

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