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mankie

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Cicadas
« on: May 12, 2004, 11:23:00 am »
Who's got em??
 
 They're up and about in Aspen Hill.
 
 None in the Dulles area....we suspect they're still hiding to avoid 16 years of unpaid obscene property tax bills.  :D

MaLo

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2004, 11:25:00 am »
i saw some little cicada holes in the ground near my place in reston, but haven't seen any bugs yet

Bags

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004, 11:26:00 am »
holes in Logan Circle, but no bugs yet.
 
 I'm freakin' over this, by the way.

MaLo

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004, 11:31:00 am »
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Originally posted by Macktastic Bag O' Flash:
  holes in Logan Circle, but no bugs yet.
 
 I'm freakin' over this, by the way.
i've been freaking over this since january...not a fan of the bugs...

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2004, 11:39:00 am »
They're nothing to get all worked up about, really. They're very docile and have no interest in humans at all, and don't bite or sting. When they start to fly they do fly into you but that's only because they're dozy, by then you'll be so used to them you'll just pick them off yourself, no problem.
 
 My wife was totally freaking, but has calmed down a bit now she's seen them. Little Rory likes them.....

eltee

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2004, 11:43:00 am »
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  They're nothing to get all worked up about, really. They're very docile and have no interest in humans at all, and don't bite or sting. When they start to fly they do fly into you but that's only because they're dozy, by then you'll be so used to them you'll just pick them off yourself, no problem.
Exactly. That and a dirty windshield, we're lucky they are so harmless. Their noise just sounds like a loud generator. That might actually be more annoying -- after 17 years, many loud shows my ears have been exposed to, causing some sensitivity.

godsshoeshine

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2004, 11:47:00 am »
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Originally posted by Macktastic Bag O' Flash:
  holes in Logan Circle, but no bugs yet.
 
 I'm freakin' over this, by the way.
i've been freaking over this since january...not a fan of the bugs... [/b]
hahahah, your cicada obsession cracks me up
 
 times like these, i am happy i live far from grass
o/\o

Mongo

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2004, 11:55:00 am »
They started coming out Monday night in Arlington.  I went outside last night and right around 8:30 they started coming out in huge numbers.  I was pretty amazed as to how many were crawling around.  Even watched one pull out of his shell which was kinda neat.

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2004, 11:59:00 am »
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times like these, i am happy i live far from grass [/b]
Well, with a bit of luck the whole world will be covered in Tarmac by the next time they're due to come out, so it won't be an issue!  :roll:

Bombay Chutney

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2004, 12:03:00 pm »
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  Even watched one pull out of his shell which was kinda neat.
I saw that this morning too.  Pretty cool.  They're all over the place around my house now.

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2004, 12:12:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Mongo:
  Even watched one pull out of his shell which was kinda neat.
I saw that this morning too.  Pretty cool.  They're all over the place around my house now. [/b]
It's funky the way they look all albino when they first shed their shell.

MaLo

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2004, 12:17:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Macktastic Bag O' Flash:
  holes in Logan Circle, but no bugs yet.
 
 I'm freakin' over this, by the way.
i've been freaking over this since january...not a fan of the bugs... [/b]
hahahah, your cicada obsession cracks me up
 
 times like these, i am happy i live far from grass [/b]
do i really obsess about them that much?
 
 if you had hair like mine!  i'm afraid they're going to get all entangled in my curls
 
 i'm gonna have to shave my head...
 
 we can be twins

godsshoeshine

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2004, 12:40:00 pm »
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times like these, i am happy i live far from grass [/b]
Well, with a bit of luck the whole world will be covered in Tarmac by the next time they're due to come out, so it won't be an issue!   :roll:  [/b]
living in a large building isn't exactly my first choice, but whatever. all i really wanted was not to spend 2.5 hours a day in the car. there was some internet discussion group that was obsessed with turning the earth into a big ball of concrete. funny stuff
 
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Originally posted by Macktastic Bag O' Flash:
  holes in Logan Circle, but no bugs yet.
 
 I'm freakin' over this, by the way.
i've been freaking over this since january...not a fan of the bugs... [/b]
hahahah, your cicada obsession cracks me up
 
 times like these, i am happy i live far from grass [/b]
do i really obsess about them that much?
 
 if you had hair like mine!  i'm afraid they're going to get all entangled in my curls
 
 i'm gonna have to shave my head...
 
 we can be twins [/b]
awesome. i'm wearing hats all the time. don't want them to poop on my skull
o/\o

paige

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2004, 12:49:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Mongo:
  They started coming out Monday night in Arlington.  I went outside last night and right around 8:30 they started coming out in huge numbers.  I was pretty amazed as to how many were crawling around.  Even watched one pull out of his shell which was kinda neat.
i live in arlington and haven't seen any!! i'm pretty petrified, to be honest. i hate giant things flying into my face and hair. and this means i can't leave my windows open. boo. maybe i'll get a bee keeper's suit.
 
 funny article by tony kornheiser in the sports section today about the imminent onslaught. a nice little giggle for the day.

Chip Chanko

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2004, 12:51:00 pm »
Just saw about 20+ last night on the sidewalk in front of my apartment in Arlington. They were all molting and then falling onto the ground on their backs. Look around for them on railings at night.