So a cicada got in the old ladys apt

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I killed it... Bastards are everywhere here... I've been bitten by one... He was no match for the empty milk jug... Bert thread maybe... But in all honesty the murder of such a beast in close quarters was gruesome...


The horror... The horror
 
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If you had a cat, it would be your chicada hitman

Everytime i hear a big fly all i have to say is... "OH GRETA!"
 
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I killed it... Bastards are everywhere here... I've been bitten by one... He was no match for the empty milk jug... Bert thread maybe... But in all honesty the murder of such a beast in close quarters was gruesome...


The horror... The horror
You want horror?
You should have brough a cicada killer wasp in to your house and let him take out the cicada........
 
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See the cicada killers here on occasion. They will actually fly around you as if they are trying to figure out what you are but are never aggressive.
 
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Just found this guy on my mom's patio this morning. As you can see, they're not tiny bugs. :eek4:. Not to mention loud as hell. The 17 year cicadas came out the year my daughter was born, so in another year or two, we'll be visited again by literally billions of the noisemakers.
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Seems there are several varieties of the little summer singers too.

4, 7 and 17 year?

Now, I'll have to go look.
 
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Cicada Cycles - Science Updates - Science NetLinks

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2004 is the year of Brood X—a group of cicadas that emerge from the soil every 17 years to molt and mate. Other types come out every 13 years. This prompted one listener from Washington, D.C., to wonder why these insects have such odd-numbered life cycles.

We asked biologist Keith Clay of Indiana University. He says 13 and 17 are prime numbers, meaning they can't be divided evenly by any other number except one.

Clay:
The main hypothesis is that it's very difficult for predators to have a similar life cycle, where they could actually specialize on these cicadas 'cause they also would have to have a 17-year life cycle.

If cicadas came out every 16 years, for example, predators with two-, four, and eight-year life cycles would be around that year to eat them.

Clay:
So I said there's no specialist predators, but there's plenty of predators that are opportunistic and just jump on it because they're so abundant, and they're so easy to catch.

Although many do get eaten, enough live to mate and lay eggs, which will become the cicada class of 2021.
 
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Haven't heard one all summer.. must be an off year up here
 
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pfft..... Try Cicada noise 24 hours a day seven days a week.

#Tinnitus sucks
I've gotten pretty good at blocking it out...
...until someone brings it up and then I'm stuck listening to the high pitched whine for 45 or so minutes or until I can distract myself from it again.
Thanks Asshole! :screama:

Way too many hours, with hearing protection and sometimes doubled, under turbine engines.
 
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