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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #25: May 26, 2021, 11:55:19 AM »
Seems like something Atlas would try to collect for a special cicada pee seasonal sour

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/05/25/partly-cloudy-with-chance-cicada-pee/

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #26: May 26, 2021, 01:09:04 PM »
These things are disgusting. Climbing all over my garage and parts of the house. Gross.

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« Reply #27: May 26, 2021, 01:56:54 PM »
I noticed today that at least in my area, cicadas are starting to colonize trees that definitely didn't exist 17 years ago. So there is hope that if you do not have cicadas on your block today, you might have them in 2038.

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« Reply #28: May 26, 2021, 02:12:18 PM »
I've only seen a very small number of cicada holes in Leesburg, but today I finally heard them in loud enough numbers that it sounds like an alarm bell going off in the distance. I'm hoping that will translate to seeing more of them; as Ali noted, it's so rare that it's worth a bit of squick.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #29: May 27, 2021, 01:50:23 PM »
I figured out what they remind me of:


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« Reply #30: May 27, 2021, 02:02:08 PM »
I figured out what they remind me of:


you nailed it!  just hope that none of those little critters have critter-controlled phasers or else we are doomed!

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #31: May 27, 2021, 02:52:54 PM »
little freakers are starting to cut into branches to lay eggs now

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« Reply #32: May 28, 2021, 09:02:03 AM »
you nailed it!  just hope that none of those little critters have critter-controlled phasers or else we are doomed!

I've been thinking the same thing about the similarity in sound. 

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« Reply #33: June 03, 2021, 02:35:58 PM »
Alright it was funny for a while but I'm over it now.  How long is this supposed to last?

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« Reply #34: June 03, 2021, 05:04:50 PM »
Alright it was funny for a while but I'm over it now.  How long is this supposed to last?

Through June I think.

We're still seeing fresh ones molting. Enough.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #35: June 04, 2021, 08:01:16 PM »
Something that lives in Arlington is biting cicadas in half and discarding the one half it doesn't eat. I saw a half-eaten cicada still moving this morning.

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« Reply #36: June 04, 2021, 08:03:31 PM »
Heard a story that some restaurant was offering local cicadas on the menu but the government stepped in and said the only way they could do it is if they imported them from South America.

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« Reply #37: June 04, 2021, 08:53:39 PM »
Something that lives in Arlington is biting cicadas in half and discarding the one half it doesn't eat. I saw a half-eaten cicada still moving this morning.

I see tons of heads, I figure the squirrels don’t like the taste

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« Reply #38: June 04, 2021, 10:24:36 PM »
I see tons of heads, I figure the squirrels don’t like the taste

Blue Jays seem to love them. Abdomens only.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #39: June 05, 2021, 10:53:16 AM »
I think they’re killing one of my dogwoods, I checked today and almost every branch has slits

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« Reply #40: June 05, 2021, 09:06:16 PM »
We had new landscaping planted 18 months ago, they're really shredding a few select, tasty trees we have. 

My friend loaded a decibel meter on his phone, and my yard's consistently getting around 72db.  However, we did a hike around the 'hood and one place we were consistently cresting 80.  I'm not up on how the scale works, but he hiked in Shenandoah and the sound levels were 1,000 higher in his yard than in SNP, which has few cicadas.

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« Reply #41: June 05, 2021, 11:12:53 PM »
We had new landscaping planted 18 months ago, they're really shredding a few select, tasty trees we have. 

My friend loaded a decibel meter on his phone, and my yard's consistently getting around 72db.  However, we did a hike around the 'hood and one place we were consistently cresting 80.  I'm not up on how the scale works, but he hiked in Shenandoah and the sound levels were 1,000 higher in his yard than in SNP, which has few cicadas.

Pretty sure it's logarithmic, so 80 would be 10x louder than 70, 100x 60, and 10000 times louder than 50. I can't remember where hearing damage starts, but I believe enough of them can do it.

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« Reply #42: June 06, 2021, 11:37:53 AM »
Pretty sure it's logarithmic, so 80 would be 10x louder than 70, 100x 60, and 10000 times louder than 50. I can't remember where hearing damage starts, but I believe enough of them can do it.

I was wondering (but too lazy to look it up) what the OSHA standard is for workplace noise levels, and how it compares.  Morning to mid-day seems loudest, thankfully they taper down at night.

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« Reply #43: June 06, 2021, 02:25:56 PM »
Step aside, The Who

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« Reply #44: June 06, 2021, 05:57:48 PM »
I was wondering (but too lazy to look it up) what the OSHA standard is for workplace noise levels, and how it compares.  Morning to mid-day seems loudest, thankfully they taper down at night.
thinking 100 is either a jet engine or a rock concert.  Yes, potential ear drum damage if sustained. 

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #45: June 07, 2021, 08:24:08 AM »
Heading out of town for 2 weeks today, so that's probably it for my 2021 cicada season. I'm pretty satisfied with how it went: I got to see nymphs coming out of the ground which I've never seen before. My only regret is that I didn't see any cicadas laying eggs, nor did I notice any of their slit-making activity on local trees. It's crazy to think about how long 17 years is. My daughter is a toddler today and she will be in college the next time these cicadas come to Arlington.

My parents live in Chicago, which is due to get their next periodic cicada brood in 2024. I'll make sure to visit them that summer.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #46: June 07, 2021, 09:13:17 AM »
I have yet to see one in western prince William county

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #47: June 07, 2021, 09:53:16 AM »
I understand that not everyone shares my cicada geekery, but I find these emergences to be just amazing.  I spent a lot of time this weekend on the bike soaking in the sounds (and a bit of cicada pee).  Most of Rock Creek Park--but especially Kensington, Maryland around the Mormon Tabernacle--is force 11 cicada right now.   

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« Reply #48: June 07, 2021, 11:05:10 AM »
I understand that not everyone shares my cicada geekery, but I find these emergences to be just amazing.  I spent a lot of time this weekend on the bike soaking in the sounds (and a bit of cicada pee).  Most of Rock Creek Park--but especially Kensington, Maryland around the Mormon Tabernacle--is force 11 cicada right now.   
funny.  I did a ride up and back on  the capital crescent yesterday PM.  I'm getting used to hitting a few in mid-flight.  I stopped to meet a friend for some tea / ice tea at Quartermaine's at Bethesda Ave or whatever the CCT dumps onto.  When  I went back to  my bike, I had a nice cicada resting right on my front derailleur.  I guess it liked cheap Shimano parts. 

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« Reply #49: June 07, 2021, 11:11:04 AM »
They do seem to like hitching rides. 
funny.  I did a ride up and back on  the capital crescent yesterday PM.  I'm getting used to hitting a few in mid-flight.  I stopped to meet a friend for some tea / ice tea at Quartermaine's at Bethesda Ave or whatever the CCT dumps onto.  When  I went back to  my bike, I had a nice cicada resting right on my front derailleur.  I guess it liked cheap Shimano parts.