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help plz [25 Jul 2007|08:28am]
paycheck
PLEASE TELL ME DOES KELLI HAVE AIDS????????? KELLI I AM HERE TO SUPPORT YOU .... I EVEN DOWNLOADED AIM JUST TO GIVE YOU CYBERHUG OK
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Award Winning Cicada Film -- Online [23 Sep 2005|08:30am]

anoddeel
Saw this mentioned in the kids section of the Washington Post this morning...

http://www.eurekalert.org/features/kids/2005-09/aaft-csi091605.php

[ Click here to download the web version of the (Quicktime) movie ]

This movie, by Roger Hangartner and Samuel Orr, has just won first prize in the Non-Interactive Media category of the 2005 Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The film, "Return of the 17-Year Cicadas," captures the life cycle of the "Brood X" cicadas that emerged simultaneously in several parts of the United States in the summer of 2004. Some of the most intense invasions occurred in southern Indiana and southern Ohio, areas around Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
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[29 Jul 2005|04:51pm]

dsylecxia
you guys haven't posted anything about cicadas in forever :(((
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[09 Aug 2004|12:18pm]

workitladies
my sister found a LIVE cicada down by the baseball field in her backyard in southern maryland covered with mud.
i thought it was weird, cause i thought they were all gone. i thought it was the last one in current existence.

BUT THEN that SAME night i came back to my apartment in alexandria, and there was a cicada crawling on the sidewalk.

is this normal? is it another brood?

or could they be locusts? how similar do they look?

NEVERMIND, i know what locusts look like now:
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Annual Cicadas [22 Jul 2004|08:56pm]

resqgal
[ mood | amused ]

Here are a couple of pics a took of a cicada in my back yard. He looks like he's smiling in the first pic.






I hope you like them!

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Literary Reference [10 Jun 2004|04:48pm]

anoddeel
I belong to a book group and our latest read was The Mammoth Cheese by Sherri Holman. The book takes place in a fictional town in rural Virginia and is a story about family and love. I was pleasantly surprised when, nearly finished with the book, I read this passage:

"My first distinct memory of you"--Margaret smiled--"was in the seventh grade. You brought a bug to science class-I'd never seen anything like it. It was enormous with red eyes and long orange legs. It had sharp wings and in my memory it had antlers, but I guess that is sort of unlikely..."

"I remember that bug," said August, "it turned out to be a--"

"--A seventeen year cicada," Margaret finished...


Note: if you have an Amazon login name you can search this book and read more of the cicada reference. I didn't want to further break any copyright laws than I already did.

I had no idea that was in the book, but in the final days of our cicada invasion, it was nice to come across a reference to them in a book group book!
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[09 Jun 2004|02:59pm]

workitladies
[ mood | hopeful ]

i just found this community! heres my first post.

first of all, i was cursed with an extreme amount of empathy for all things. even things that aren't alive (goldfish crackers, coins, rocks..)

but especially for bugs. which is why the cicadas are starting to make me really sad. i can't handle seeing any more dead ones. though i'm soo excited that i live in northern VA where there are a lot of cicadas. i only liked it when they were alive.

the first night that i saw them outside, before they'd even hatched, my boyfriend and i spent an hour and a half otuside of our apartment building pickign up the cicadas and putting them in trees so they wouldnt get stepped on the next morning.

ANYWAY, the other night i tried to help one that was flipped over on its back, and i picked it up and looked at it and it didnt have any eyes! it made me cry :(

nevertheless, here are some picturesss of the little omnivores.

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Cicadas are emerging in allentown pa!! [09 Jun 2004|01:52pm]
paycheck
This morning I saw my first living cicada. I was taking my biology final and a cicada flew in the window and landed on the empty desk next to mine. It was the greatest experience of my life. :) :) :)
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Cicada Cake! [09 Jun 2004|11:04am]

puzzledance
[ mood | amused ]

From today's Washington Post, Food Section, Extreme Makeovers:

Take a plain white layer cake.

Now decorate it in a way that will make your guests gasp in awe when you bring it to the table -- but without spending a fortune, without any fancy ingredients, and in no more than an hour.

That's the challenge we gave four pastry chefs in the second of our Extreme Makeover series.


Cake decorated with chocolate cicadas

Glenn Walden, senior pastry chef at Stratford University in Falls Church, said he wanted to do something with his cake that everyone would talk about. He decorated with chocolate-covered cicadas.

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New Cicada pictures [08 Jun 2004|11:09pm]

resqgal
The first two pictures are a cicada that has fallen prey to another insect. The third and fourth pics are a female laying eggs.

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[08 Jun 2004|08:41pm]

ex_rosabel_b372
I flew to Wash D.C./Virginia this past weekend to see the cicadas. I simply couldn't wait another 17 years! Here are a few pics I took on the trip: Cicada pics behind the cutCollapse )
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Cicadas in Love [07 Jun 2004|11:30pm]

flyingwolf
Just learned about this community and thought I'd share some pictures I took on Sunday, May 30th in Catonsville, MD at a friend's house.

more at: http://homepage.mac.com/maccoby/maria/PhotoAlbum77.html

 Cicadas in Love
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University of Maryland Cicada T-shirts [07 Jun 2004|11:08pm]

puzzledance
[ mood | sleepy ]

I have seen quite a few different types of cicada t-shirts for sale, but these are my favorites. These shirts were designed by the entomology students at the University of Maryland. Part of the proceeds from sales of the shirts benefits the Department of Entomology. The shirts are available at the University of Maryland bookstore in College Park, MD. They can also be ordered on-line, here:

http://cicadashirts.umd.edu/
You can get the shirts in the following colors:
White     
Oxford Grey     
Lime Green     
Tangerine     
Pink     
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AOL loves cicadas [02 Jun 2004|10:20pm]

dsylecxia
http://aolsvc.downloadcenter.aol.com/filedetail.jsp2?file=142089 <-- fold a cicada
http://aolsvc.downloadcenter.aol.com/filedetail.jsp2?file=142087 <-- print a cicada

I still hate AOL though :\
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NEWS FLASH [29 May 2004|12:43am]

dsylecxia
Giant Cicadas take over Canada (again)!
Village idiot makes terrible photomanipulation!
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X Posted. [28 May 2004|11:54pm]

mysticchyna
I'm obsessed with Cicadas....but most of us won't ever see this...if not for another 17 years. The video is not mine...I found it on the Cicada Mania website....but it is worth a look.

http://69.5.26.148/video/CicadaTimelapse_med.mov

Oh yeah...THIS cracks me up.

Take the Cicada Test!



I have taken many photos...post to come.

Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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[28 May 2004|09:34pm]

ex_rosabel_b372
Someone on eBay is selling a cicada bracelet!
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'cicada hunting' [28 May 2004|07:53pm]

knotted
[ mood | cheerful ]

http://www.damnthatscool.com/Comments.asp?BlogID=1844

Awesome.

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[28 May 2004|12:39pm]

ex_rosabel_b372
[ mood | intrigued ]

Photo of pan-fried cicadas:


And a photo of some guy eating the pan-fried cicadas:


Did any of you see David Letterman on t.v. a couple nights ago with the bug guy? They ate chocolate-covered cicadas and tempura cicadas. They all said they were very "walnutty" tasting.

I'm just not sure what to think of this. I always said I'd try anything once, but when it comes to cicadas, I'm not so sure...

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We've been fooled. It was all lies! [28 May 2004|10:34am]

anoddeel
Contrary to what we have been told, the critters are deadly!

hungry cicada preparing to eat small child and pet

See http://www.cicadaville.com/index.htm for more information.
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