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Rixatrix
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA

Total posts: 217
Posted:so the cicadas (sorry if the spelling is terribly wrong) are suppose to be coming tomorrow and i was wondering where else in the US or the world do they come out every 17yrs also? i'm in Maryland and i've been asking everyone i know if it is only this region the whole country or contenent or everywhere that the cicadas come to? so where are you and do they come out every 17yrs there for you?

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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:They sure make an appearance in TX...

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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:not sure about this 17year cycle thing. We have cicadas every summer in Australia. love em.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:yeah, i dont know anything about a cycle thing.
i quite like cicadas, as long as they arent like how they were when i went to Hall's Gap last year! it was deafening! you'd walk outsidea and hear nothing but cicadas! and then your ears would right for ages afterwards!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Posted:Wonder if she means Locusts?

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Cicada / Locusts - same difference!

Get them every year in Japan as well. Damn they are LOUD!


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Posted:Apparently they aren't! This is maybe what she's talking about? Cicadas! While locusts are a type of grasshopper!

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Are they not? Blast my Japanese / English dictionary! Semi means locust and cicada so for the past 5 or so years, always thought they were the same thing eek



Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Posted:Quote:
Blast my Japanese / English dictionary!

Maybe it was printed in China? wink No worries! hug hug


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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Nope! Semi does actually mean locust and cicada in Japanese. Perhaps the Japanese decided they were similar enough to mean the same thing biggrin

Anyhow - back to the bugs!



Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:i dont know about cicadas...but a grasshopper is a grasshopper...unless there are a hell of a lot of them, then they become locusts. my understanding is that they're the same type of grasshopper. maybe its the same with cicadas

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:the 17 year cicadas are at a max this year in the states - though those species of cidada (and any other) are always around every year, the 17 year population of flying adults spikes heavily this year - this is across the eastern seaboard from Georgia up and thru to the west to about Ohio or so I beleive.



Texas has the 13 year cycle ones most predominately, and while they do population spike at 13 years, the spike isn't nearly as large as for the 17 year ones.



BTW, 17 year cicadas spend 16.9 years underground as nymphs and a month or so above ground as adults flying around and mating. the 13 year ones do something similar or course, just with a 13 year period.


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Well, the map I saw showed that there is a patch right around here.

But I haven't seen/heard any today.

Oh! Wait! I've been stuck inside this god-forsaken hospital all friggin' day! Maybe that's why? ubblol


-Mike )'(
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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:Yeah, we're getting them here- they were supposed to come out last Friday, but I'm still not seing any... I think it just has to rain. people are going freakin INSANE ubbloco about them-there's an article in the paper, like, every day..there's a cicada limerick contest...the trees are all covered with netting stuff...it's crazy!!!!!!But I am a little freaked out about them eek

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Katrina
GOLD Member since May 2004

Katrina

enthusiast
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 352
Posted:Being from the North of England I have no idea what you're on about. checked out that link though...

They tell you how to cook these grasshoppery locust things ubblol ubblol ubblol

do people seriously eat them?


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:yeah...apparently they taste like asparagus. umm I think someone makes a cicada cake, and there was this joke that there was a cicada pizza,too, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't true.

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:ahh cicadas, the true sound of the australian summer!!

some years we have more than others, but I can't remember a year when we didn't have any:
pizzwackers
greengrocers
yellow mondays
black princes etc... ubblove


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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:Quote:
I think it just has to rain. people are going freakin INSANE about them-there's an article in the paper, like, every day..there's a cicada limerick contest...the trees are all covered with netting stuff...it's crazy!!!!!!But I am a little freaked out about them



What's to get freaked out about? hug

Have you ever caught one?

Ever had the drums start vibrating when a cicada is sitting in your hand?

Why cover the tree with netting?

Why freak out? I thought cicadas were fun little critters..... ubbloco


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Rixatrix
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA

Total posts: 217
Posted:thanks for all the replies, so we are suppose to have cicadas here now but i have yet to see any, i do remember last time they were out tho when i was little i used to play w/ the shells anyway yeah i know that there are cicadas that come out every year but i was just wondering specifically about the "17 year ones".

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Quote:
Being from the North of England I have no idea what you're on about. checked out that link though...




I'm from the north of england and i know what they are.....but ten perhaps my being in SE Asia for the last 7 months has something to do with that.....


Noisy blinking creatures, kept us awake for many a night in India and Malaysia.

It was big scary lizards in the Philippines though......eek


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:like I said, the 17 year ones are always around - there are broods every year. it just happens that there is one brood that happens to be MUCH larger than all the rest, and this year is the year for that brood.

Cicadas are apparently quite tasty to almost any critter interested in such things - birds will totally gorge themselves on cicadas.

I don't see why people should be putting nets over trees. this will harm most other critters a lot more than it will cicadas. those people should be vigerously spanked! - unless they like being spanked, in which case they should be vigerously not spanked...



-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:In Australia, we were expecting a Locust plague of biblical proportions this year. Locusts hatch in the deserts of central Australia and devour everything in their path as the move south. Locusts FAQ.

We see / hear Cicadas during the summer. Here is a Cicada fact sheet.




If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:Ade- "freaked out" is a bit too extreme of a term...it's just thinking about the huge swarms...flying into your hair and everything...having too walk over carpets of dead ones...playing soccer and kicking up a couple dozen along with the ball...drowned cicadas in the pool...like I said, I'm sure it won't be that bad, but still
I think the nets are to keep them from eating the trees-and it's only on new ones.


"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:At Playa Del Fuego (Burningman Festival in Baltimore) there was Pad Thai with Cicadas. biggrin

Yum.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Rixatrix
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA

Total posts: 217
Posted:for all the hype and talk about the cicadas and how they would be everywhere, they really weren't, at least not where i was and they weren't a problem at all.

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TuTuMan
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

TuTuMan

Mushroom Fueled Frenzy
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Total posts: 139
Posted:Im down in philly, origionally from jersey. I can say every summer I see them around here.. I dont understand the whole 17 year thing. Perhaps every 17 years there is an influx of the little buggers, but they seem to be around every summer. Im to burnt out on engineering to think this through....
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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:read my posts earlier in this thread and you'll get it.

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:There were quite a few here, but now they are mostly gone, they did stink up the place quite a bit, though.

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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