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Cicadas 2013

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:16 am

This brood doesn't really affect western PA but posters like Shaf, Froggy, EPP, and I will see them for sure. Heard on the radio this morning that the DC area will see 1 BILLION cicadas PER SQUARE MILE. :scared: :scared: :scared:
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:17 am

Wow, I guess it has been 7 years. Wtf happened to time?
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:19 am

At least the cicadas don't come inside. I've noticed over the past couple years, the stink bugs have been FAR less annoying than in previous years.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:20 am

Rylan wrote:Wow, I guess it has been 7 years. Wtf happened to time?


Actually its been nine years. This is a different 17 year brood.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Froggy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:21 am

PensFanInDC wrote:This brood doesn't really affect western PA but posters like Shaf, Froggy, EPP, and I will see them for sure. Heard on the radio this morning that the DC area will see 1 BILLION cicadas PER SQUARE MILE. :scared: :scared: :scared:


Yeah, figures I'd be hit with a biblical plague right before I get out of here for good.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:25 am

I can't believe you forgot me you jerk. I live literally a mile from the district itself. :scared:
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:29 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I can't believe you forgot me you jerk. I live literally a mile from the district itself. :scared:


Hopefully your fallout shelter is nearly complete
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:41 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
Rylan wrote:Wow, I guess it has been 7 years. Wtf happened to time?


Actually its been nine years. This is a different 17 year brood.


8th grade was the last time I remember cicadas in Maryland (albeit Western Maryland) and I am now in year 4 of college. So, that is where I got the 7 years from.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:42 am

shafnutz05 wrote:At least the cicadas don't come inside. I've noticed over the past couple years, the stink bugs have been FAR less annoying than in previous years.


Knock on wood.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:42 am

Rylan wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
Rylan wrote:Wow, I guess it has been 7 years. Wtf happened to time?


Actually its been nine years. This is a different 17 year brood.


8th grade was the last time I remember cicadas in Maryland (albeit Western Maryland) and I am now in year 4 of college. So, that is where I got the 7 years from.


TIL that there are different kinds of cicadas and in each kinds there are different broods. The last "infestation" was in 2004 and those were 17 year cicadas, brood I. These are also 17 year cicadas but are brood II.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:45 am

I wasn't determining which infestation it was, just that it had been nearly 8 years since the last outbreak, and that blows my mind.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby eddysnake on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:55 am

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HI!
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:56 am

NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby JeffDFD on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:58 am

What do these guys do/what is the impact? Are they going to eat all the crops or something or are they more just annoying?

If they eat stink bugs, please send some western PA's way.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Admin on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:58 am

The last cicada apocalypse was lame.

I'm still waiting for the killer bees to get here from Mexico...
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:59 am

In before stir fried cicadas recipe.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby eddysnake on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:59 am

JeffDFD wrote:What do these guys do/what is the impact? Are they going to eat all the crops or something or are they more just annoying?



I think they are just loud?
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:59 am

here in my neck of the woods in NJ, i was supposed to get hit 9 years ago and maybe saw 4 or 5 cicadas all summer. hopefully the over-development of the area killed the 17 year bastards as well.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:01 am

JeffDFD wrote:What do these guys do/what is the impact? Are they going to eat all the crops or something or are they more just annoying?

If they eat stink bugs, please send some western PA's way.


if you're creeped out by hideous insects, then this is your nightmare.

they're big, ugly and best yet - blind. so they fly all over your personal space without knowing any better.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:15 am

JeffDFD wrote:What do these guys do/what is the impact? Are they going to eat all the crops or something or are they more just annoying?

If they eat stink bugs, please send some western PA's way.


Just annoying. DOn't bite or sting, but they are pretty annoying. May kill some small trees.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby redwill on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:59 am

columbia wrote:In before stir fried cicadas recipe.


Image

Nicely plated, no less.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:15 pm

I remember driving to Washington DC (it must have been) 9 years ago for a boy scout trip. When we got in Breezewood the van was white.. when we got to DC, there were blood guts and cicada parts all over it.
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 pm

I found a dead one while weeding my flower garden yesterday. :scared:
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 pm

you monster!
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Re: Cicadas 2013

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:20 pm

The blue eyed cicada was so rare. I remember kids would trade weird stuff for one.
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