: The Cicadas are here...



lowscola
05-14-04, 01:38 PM
...and my back yard is swarming with them

this is what they look like fresh out of the ground:
http://www.mpt.org/odm/images/cicada_big.jpg


and after they come out of their shells:
http://www.mentalcontagion.com/jpgs/cicadas.jpg

notoriouslyKEN
05-14-04, 05:46 PM
They are supposed to be all over the place around me, but have yet to see any. Everyones been hyping them up, but I won't believe it until I see it.

Ralph
05-14-04, 07:11 PM
What the heck are those??!! They look like cockroaches. Are they specific to where you live? :bighead: I wouldn't want one of those crawling in bed at night!

elwesso
05-14-04, 09:09 PM
We havent gotten the yet.. It rained today, they were scheduled for today...

I guess well see, if they get bad Im locking the Q in the garage!!!

elwesso
05-14-04, 09:10 PM
What the heck are those??!! They look like cockroaches. Are they specific to where you live? :bighead: I wouldn't want one of those crawling in bed at night!
Ralph-
They are the 17 year cicadas. They lay their eggs, and they hatch every 17 years. They have a lifespan of about 30 days, and they basically take over.... Approx 1million/acre... That means on our property we're loking at about 750k...

They say that they can get so loud that they are louder than a jet taking off.....

c5 rv
05-15-04, 08:49 AM
Ours haven't emerged yet. Any day now...

elwesso
05-15-04, 11:19 AM
What regions are they mainly supposed to be in. I know theyre supposed to be in the midwest, but where else?

Elvis
05-15-04, 01:29 PM
The map I saw showed Memphis as the southwest corner.

Blackout
05-15-04, 02:20 PM
I found this map while looking for info on tese things. Here's where they're supposed ot hit for this brood. http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/fauna/michigan_cicadas/Periodical/BroodX.html

RBraczyk
05-15-04, 04:16 PM
We get some of those up here in new england occasionally even though the map doesn't show it.

inmycadillac
05-15-04, 10:35 PM
glad ND isn't on that map. see their is good things about living here...low crime, all 4 seasons, lots of room, nice people,etc

BTW, we got 3 inches of snow three days ago but its all melted again. Its supposed to be 85 on Tuesday. One of the only places where u can go from snow to dry heat within a week.

Mitch3
05-16-04, 09:29 AM
Understand they are great eating---and---cheap too.

lowscola
05-17-04, 12:16 PM
Understand they are great eating---and---cheap too.

I know dogs and cats love to eat them.

Me, Jr. and two of my nephews played "cicada baseball" yesterday for a little bit. After that they just stomped their little hearts out...

Playdrv4me
05-17-04, 01:00 PM
I know dogs and cats love to eat them.

Me, Jr. and two of my nephews played "cicada baseball" yesterday for a little bit. After that they just stomped their little hearts out...

I used to LOVE catching these things when I was a little kid, id take my bug jar and just go nuts, they are a challenge cause if you dont grab them off the trees quick enough they fly away. I even had certain ones that were like the ultimate catch depending on the type of noise they made. I guess what got me interested was the noise, I mean they will literally do it with you standing right THERE.

That being said, there is a hilarious story on Yahoo news about how child injuries go up like ten fold when these things are out. Everything from kids getting hit with bats trying to hit the cicadas, to falling off bikes, to one kid that got his hand run over because he was trying to stick one under the wheel of a moving car.

inmycadillac
05-17-04, 10:36 PM
Understand they are great eating---and---cheap too.
here ya go...
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=816&e=5&u=/ap/20040517/ap_on_re_us/cicada_sickness