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Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 04:54 PM
Every 17 years, the Cicada's return... Just to let everyone know, THIS IS THE 17th YEAR!!!!! :eek:

Beware all, as the cicada will be coming up from the ground within the next couple of months. Be prepared to be annoyed as hell as these buggers buzz non-stop and peel their shells all over the place. But, they make a nice tasty treat, yum!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Diemeniana_frenchi.jpg/400px-Diemeniana_frenchi.jpg

peeling it's shell (ewwwwwww!)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Lyristes_plebejus3.jpg/445px-Lyristes_plebejus3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/55/Cicada_cropped.jpg/797px-Cicada_cropped.jpg

Acreboy
05-09-2007, 04:54 PM
Very gross

Phrost
05-09-2007, 04:55 PM
I am glad to be experiencing someone like this at a young age. I will see it a few more times before I go, I hope.

jag
05-09-2007, 04:56 PM
Tell me they don't live in Minnesota...

slightlyaraiderfan
05-09-2007, 04:56 PM
Does this mean we are going to get cancer?

ripdw27
05-09-2007, 04:58 PM
is there any pestaside that kills em

Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 04:59 PM
Tell me they don't live in Minnesota...
all across the USA and North America my friend.

But don't worry. If you don't have any trees around your house, or maybe young trees (less then 17 years old), you should be fine, as the trees are where they make their habitat when they are up to the surface. They live underground, but come up every 17 years to mate. And this is the big 17 where millions come up. I am screwed because we have this tree in my backyard that is over 30 years old, so that means I should be seeing plenty of those bastards.

But don't worry about them effecting your pets in anyway. In fact, the cicada's are a good source of protein and if anything, good for you.

Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 05:01 PM
is there any pestaside that kills em
there probably is, but you wouldn't have enough. There will literally be thousands of them. But they are only on trees. So, when you look at your trees, they will literally be covered with them.

Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 05:01 PM
Does this mean we are going to get cancer?
only dodger fans.

Ravens1991
05-09-2007, 05:03 PM
I thought they were here about 3 years ago, I would have bet $ they were here 3 to 5 years ago.

ShutDwn
05-09-2007, 05:03 PM
I could have sworn that we got those about 4 years ago...

Maybe we just had a smaller invasion

I thought they were here about 3 years ago, I would have bet $ they were here 3 to 5 years ago.

yeah...

bearsfan_51
05-09-2007, 05:08 PM
Here's something else making a return after 17 years......

http://www.sparksagency.com/Sinbad.jpg

Now that's scary.

bsaza2358
05-09-2007, 05:09 PM
The big DC invasion was 3-4 summers ago. I think the cycle varies from area to area. The cicadas are harmless, but they make a ton of noise. After they mate and lay eggs, they tend to die. The birds have a gigantic feast for a few weeks.

Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 05:10 PM
well, for at least the midwest, this is their time of the year. I would assume probably that on the east and west coast that they might come at a little different times.

Also, just the majority come up every 17 years. There is a possibility you just had a small invasion.

bsaza2358
05-09-2007, 05:12 PM
Oh no, there was no small invasion. They were everywhere. I had to attend a funeral that summer. At the burial site, it was so loud, I couldn't hear the people speak. After they were done mating, the sidewalks were covered in carcasses.

PalmerToCJ
05-09-2007, 05:13 PM
Yeah they came like 3 years ago here (Northern Kentucky).

It was freaking awesome. So many of those damn things would hang out in the trees and you throw some big ass object then they all scatter... A big log and a baseball bat made for some fun.

There was also a lot of people eating them...

jkpigskin
05-09-2007, 05:15 PM
cicadas are pretty cool, we got them 4 years ago?
they crash into your windshields and are soooo loud
you will find alot of people who will eat them

RoyHall#1
05-09-2007, 05:17 PM
How could you eat that? I mean, look at it and it lives underground.

ripdw27
05-09-2007, 05:19 PM
there was people eating cicadas???

TitleTown088
05-09-2007, 05:22 PM
Nice, my family will have somthing to eat this summer.

PalmerToCJ
05-09-2007, 05:24 PM
there was people eating cicadas???

Yes. Every one of them would try to convince you that they didn't taste bad too...

ripdw27
05-09-2007, 05:24 PM
only dodger fans.
so no one will get cancer...

ripdw27
05-09-2007, 05:25 PM
did you eat any PalmetoCJ?

Aftermath
05-09-2007, 05:42 PM
Are you serious? Those mofos looks so fuggin freaky, i'd run and scream like a little girl.

Go_Eagles77
05-09-2007, 05:44 PM
I remember hearing about this a couple of years ago as well, but I never saw any.

niel89
05-09-2007, 05:56 PM
only dodger fans.

hell yeah. go giants

Phrost
05-09-2007, 05:59 PM
You grill em lol.

bantx
05-09-2007, 06:00 PM
yay for no trees :]

VoteLynnSwan
05-09-2007, 06:08 PM
Oh no, there was no small invasion. They were everywhere. I had to attend a funeral that summer. At the burial site, it was so loud, I couldn't hear the people speak. After they were done mating, the sidewalks were covered in carcasses.

Some species have much longer life cycles, e.g. the Magicicada goes through a 13- or even 17-year life cycle. These long life cycles are an adaptation to predators such as the cicada killer wasp and praying mantis, as a predator could not regularly fall into synchrony with the cicadas. Both 13 and 17 are prime numbers, so while a cicada with a 15-year life cycle could be preyed upon by a predator with a 3- or 5-year life cycle, the 13- and 17-year cycles allow them to stop the predators falling into step.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicadas

every time cicadas lay eggs... some come up after 13 years, others come up after 17. There tend to be more 17 year ones, so i would bet that you will still get a number of them.

VoteLynnSwan
05-09-2007, 06:09 PM
This pretty much sucks for me because i have two big... old trees right in my back yard, i'm going to be coming home from college just in time for the cicadas.

terribletowel39
05-09-2007, 06:15 PM
when the shed the skin it is pretty friggin' cool, if you have a screened-in porch they will stick to the screen and shed the skin from there and the next day you just go and scrap hundreds and hundreds of there skin from the porch.

awfullyquiet
05-09-2007, 06:17 PM
well, for at least the midwest, this is their time of the year. I would assume probably that on the east and west coast that they might come at a little different times.

Also, just the majority come up every 17 years. There is a possibility you just had a small invasion.


yeah the DC brood X was rather annoying. and four years later i'm back in chicago to experience brood XIII. fantastic.

this year will pretty much cover northern illinois, parts of indiana, wisconsin, minnesota, and michigan.

it's the second largest brood of cicadas.

Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 06:34 PM
I've heard they taste like potato chips. I might try one... maybe during football practice in the summer, I'll munch on a few, lol.

Go_Eagles77
05-09-2007, 06:43 PM
You grill em lol.

Yummy

http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/8/5/9/f_Cicadagrillm_7f1b4fa.png

Xonraider
05-09-2007, 07:01 PM
Every 17 years, the Cicada's return... Just to let everyone know, THIS IS THE 17th YEAR!!!!! :eek:

Beware all, as the cicada will be coming up from the ground within the next couple of months. Be prepared to be annoyed as hell as these buggers buzz non-stop and peel their shells all over the place. But, they make a nice tasty treat, yum!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Diemeniana_frenchi.jpg/400px-Diemeniana_frenchi.jpg

peeling it's shell (ewwwwwww!)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Lyristes_plebejus3.jpg/445px-Lyristes_plebejus3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/55/Cicada_cropped.jpg/797px-Cicada_cropped.jpg

Sounds like fun!

Draft King
05-09-2007, 07:26 PM
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I'm a woman. Bugs scare me.

Go_Eagles77
05-09-2007, 07:29 PM
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I'm a woman. Bugs scare me.


Screen name fixed in quote.

neko4
05-09-2007, 07:32 PM
The big DC invasion was 3-4 summers ago. I think the cycle varies from area to area. The cicadas are harmless, but they make a ton of noise. After they mate and lay eggs, they tend to die. The birds have a gigantic feast for a few weeks.

I WAS THERE!
For a Skins game. I went to lean on a tree and stuck my hands out only to find those little bugs.

EdReedUnstoppable
05-09-2007, 07:42 PM
Here in Baltimore they come out every 7 years and they just came out 3 or 4 years ago so we got some spare time, according to the laws of what has always happened.

bored of education
05-09-2007, 07:50 PM
Taste like chicken

PalmerToCJ
05-09-2007, 08:46 PM
This pretty much sucks for me because i have two big... old trees right in my back yard, i'm going to be coming home from college just in time for the cicadas.

Just throw big ass objects into the tree... It'll kill an hour in a hurry.

1. Throw object into Cicada infested tree.
2a. Run like a little sissy boy.
2b. Stand there and get ready to take swings with a baseball bat.

There's a million of them bastards in each tree and they'll drill you if you can't run fast enough.

Go_Eagles77
05-09-2007, 08:48 PM
Just throw big ass objects into the tree... It'll kill an hour in a hurry.

1. Throw object into Cicada infested tree.
2a. Run like a little sissy boy.
2b. Stand there and get ready to take swings with a baseball bat.

There's a million of them bastards in each tree and they'll drill you if you can't run fast enough.

lol sounds fun.

The Unseen
05-09-2007, 08:49 PM
Just throw big ass objects into the tree... It'll kill an hour in a hurry.

1. Throw object into Cicada infested tree.
2a. Run like a little sissy boy.
2b. Stand there and get ready to take swings with a baseball bat.

There's a million of them bastards in each tree and they'll drill you if you can't run fast enough.

How about...

1. Get automatic rifle.
2. Fire at tree.
3. Giggle like a little sissy boy.

princefielder28
05-09-2007, 08:52 PM
Thanks for the heads up

bantx
05-09-2007, 09:37 PM
im gonna go to the park by my house with tons of old trees and go pee on one of the trees with my pee of justice i will end all of them in no time

YAYareaRB
05-09-2007, 09:46 PM
I killed 2 last night in the dark thinking they were spiders..

Do they bite, BTW?

cunningham06
05-09-2007, 09:51 PM
I killed 2 last night in the dark thinking they were spiders..

Do they bite, BTW?

They are vicious.

ripdw27
05-09-2007, 09:56 PM
whats ravenous mean, summer is gonna be fun im gonna kick soccer balls at the trees n lite off firecrackers lol part of me cant wait part of me dosent want them to come lol

bantx
05-09-2007, 10:04 PM
u serious they bite?

sweetness34
05-09-2007, 10:12 PM
u serious they bite?

Haha no. They're just nasty as hell.

Smokey Joe
05-09-2007, 10:18 PM
Haha no. They're just nasty as hell.
How dare you insult my species like that...

DChess
05-09-2007, 10:52 PM
should be fun, theres a couple islands an hour or so away from me, and they have canadian soldiers, and if you look up int he sky you think it's the night, but its jsut millions of these bugs. in the morning there all over the place, they last a day, hence Canadian solider

critesy
05-09-2007, 11:33 PM
do they bite :(

and are they in canada :(

HoopsDemon12
05-09-2007, 11:55 PM
i hate bugs so much!!! those things are nasty... how the hell can people eat them!! we had these nasty worms infest every single tree here a couple of years ago(saskatoon, canada) and the road was literally green, solid green...and these things are ten times uglier and nastier...my skin crawls

Staubach12
05-10-2007, 12:25 AM
I ate one of those on a dare once in like 3rd grade. Anyway, that sucks.

kalbears13
05-10-2007, 12:26 AM
Everyone should invest in a $3 Electric Fly Swatter.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-10-2007, 05:41 AM
In D.C. 4 summers ago we had billions of these things, covered the whole ground. They suck ass. Other than the loud noise, it is almost unbearable outside because of the smell of all the dead ones, you couldn't walk outside without secadas flying at you.

Beans
05-10-2007, 05:45 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

**** i hate those things

In preschool they were ******* everywhere, I wouldn't even go outside at recess.

Granted, I'm no longer in preschool, but they still freak me the **** out.

ccB
05-10-2007, 09:11 AM
If it is every 17 years how come 3 years ago we had the Cicada swarm or whatever in Maryland?

ccB
05-10-2007, 09:13 AM
In D.C. 4 summers ago we had billions of these things, covered the whole ground. They suck ass. Other than the loud noise, it is almost unbearable outside because of the smell of all the dead ones, you couldn't walk outside without secadas flying at you.

Yeah I remember that man, It was not as bad up in Baltimore but we went down to DC for a festival and they were hitting my windshield left and right.

steelersfan43
05-10-2007, 09:16 AM
If it is every 17 years how come 3 years ago we had the Cicada swarm or whatever in Maryland?
Different places the cycles arent the same time.

plus some come out 13 years, some 17

bsaza2358
05-10-2007, 09:16 AM
It is always a 17-year cycle, but the Cicadas have different cycles in different areas. I think the actual yearly cycle was based on climate situations and human interruptions of habitats in the early 1900's. It's not a uniform cycle across the US, but most places with trees and such are affected by the swarms.

ccB
05-10-2007, 09:19 AM
Oh, I thought that the swarm swept the country sort of like a storm would. Shows how much I know about bugs.

bsaza2358
05-10-2007, 09:24 AM
These guys grow underground and eat mites and such for like 16 years and then come out to mate, lay eggs, and die. Really, they're pretty useless. I still remember some shop owners using a leaf blower to clear the sidewalks of the things.

Bengals1690
05-10-2007, 10:22 AM
in tennessee we had these a couple years back. it sucked.

BigDawg819
05-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Cicadas will eat your soul if they touch you so I suggest that the Midwest spend some quality time in your bomb shelters. Or just get over it cause its not that big of a deal.

bored of education
05-10-2007, 10:48 AM
the 17th plague of exodus is upon us!!!!!

awfullyquiet
05-10-2007, 11:28 AM
In D.C. 4 summers ago we had billions of these things, covered the whole ground. They suck ass. Other than the loud noise, it is almost unbearable outside because of the smell of all the dead ones, you couldn't walk outside without secadas flying at you.

Yeah. Rock Creep Park is great for that.

Draft King
05-10-2007, 11:33 AM
Are these things in Canada though?

bsaza2358
05-10-2007, 11:35 AM
I really didn't mind it all that much. It was a nuisance for like 2 weeks, then they died, then the birds ate until they exploded, then there were some carcasses. Easy come, easy go.

Go_Eagles77
05-10-2007, 02:01 PM
The real question is how do the cicadas know when 17 years is up? lol

bsaza2358
05-10-2007, 02:15 PM
Alarm clock.

yourfavestoner
05-10-2007, 02:24 PM
Those mother ******* are in Jacksonville 24/7. They never go away.

critesy
05-10-2007, 04:50 PM
lol the sensors are on strike or what ?

ripdw27
05-10-2007, 04:59 PM
the 17th plague of exodus is upon us!!!!!

kinda weird, we just learned about exodus in egypt like last week in world histroy

kalbears13
05-10-2007, 05:03 PM
the 17th plague of exodus is upon us!!!!!

Did Paris Hilton come out with another CD???

Go_Eagles77
05-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Did Paris Hilton come out with another CD???

She and K-Fed made a duette.

kalbears13
05-10-2007, 05:36 PM
She and K-Fed made a duette.

The Album Cover

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/sanjaya.jpg

Moses
05-10-2007, 05:38 PM
The Album Cover

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/sanjaya.jpg

What is that thing? He looks like a peacock.

ripdw27
05-10-2007, 09:38 PM
that is a Sanjaya, very rare in North America, only one has been seen on national television, it attempted a mating call (song) to the audience which brought tears to a teenage girls eyes... go to youtube and SNL does a rip on it lol