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Date: 10/20/08 10:14 AM

35 Responses to Cicada Molting (Fast Motion Video)

  1. Profile photo of ............
    ............ Male 70 & Over
    21 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 7:36 am
    Link: Cicada Molting (Fast Motion Video) - The first 2 minutes shows the cicadas at regular speed. The rest of the clip is the molting at 25 times normal speed.
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    NotjonGreco Male 18-29
    350 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:19 am
    Say goodbye, moo.

    That`s kinda odd...not sure how i feel about that hahaha. The fast motion was kinda cool though. albeit horrific.

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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:22 am
    and a creepy thing gets creepier in fast motion. We have these things all over around where I live. They are so annoying, the sound they make.
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:24 am
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
  5. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:25 am
    Glad we don`t have those things in Europe... Nasty!
  6. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:31 am
    During all this time these insects are very vulnerable and most become bird food right after they molt.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:36 am
    The title, combined with the line "The first two minutes", is enough to turn me off. It may be cool to watch but not something that takes that long to watch.
  8. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:36 am
    That took a long time even in fast mo. Weird looking bug :P
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
    1053 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:40 am
    davy i agree!
    they look terrible

  10. Profile photo of alik180
    alik180 Female 18-29
    78 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:49 am
    Unfortunately, there are more than plenty of these crawling around Georgia, where I live. They make really loud hissing noises. It`s awfully annoying. They stop by the end of the summer though.
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    faygo Male 30-39
    339 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:52 am
    oh my god i`m gonna puke
  12. Profile photo of spookybee
    spookybee Female 30-39
    190 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 10:52 am
    i`m so glad humans don`t do this.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 11:10 am
    Give me one good reason that these bugs should not be killed of as a species.
  14. Profile photo of Jewler
    Jewler Male 18-29
    28 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 11:18 am
    Yea, thats just nasty looking. *squish*
  15. Profile photo of JMaybury
    JMaybury Male 18-29
    209 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 11:29 am
    The way the wings extend and grow is amazing. Other than that, a very ugly creature indeed.
  16. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 11:37 am
    watching the wings grow was cool and the climber in the beginning made me laugh, its front legs flailing like it didn`t know it was at the top
  17. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 11:46 am
    thats awesome and yet the most boring thing ive seen in a while.
  18. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    that looked pretty gross at first.
  19. Profile photo of beaman
    beaman Male 30-39
    110 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    They taste like peanuts.
  20. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    ITS HAVIN A BABY!
  21. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    Thats just drating creepy.

  22. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    It has wings after it molts :O
    drat butterflies. I want to be one of those things.
  23. Profile photo of lord_byron
    lord_byron Male 13-17
    307 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    haha that`s intense
  24. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    I`ve done the maths...

    the sped-up part is 100 mins long in real-time...

  25. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    > spookybee
    > i`m so glad humans don`t do this

    I should put up a time-lapse of my missus putting makeup on then... talk about transforming a grub into a butterfly...

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    I have NEVER been so happy to have exfoliating body wash.

    And Lion, I hope the missus never finds your online life. Or has the self confidence of Beowulf.

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    TheVile Male 18-29
    130 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    Cicada are very common in Oklahoma and very loud as well.
  28. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    Lionhart2
    "I should put up a time-lapse of my missus putting makeup on then... talk about transforming a grub into a butterfly..."


    Roflmaocopter.

    Nice.

    Oh, and this video`s disgusting.

    Hate bugs.

    Cept for ladybugs and rolly polly bugs.

  29. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    Gross! Those things were everywhere when I went to Maryland in 04...one flew in my hair when I got into the car on the way to the airport.
  30. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    > opiebreath
    > I hope the missus never finds your online life. Or has the self confidence of Beowulf

    She was standing right behind me when I typed it. She reads IAB too. And she has. In life`s lottery, I got First Prize.

  31. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 5:56 pm
    Lionhart you are truly blessed. Not just with your wife, but with two great-looking and very happy kids, referring to your postcard.

    I`m pretty lucky too that way, sometimes life`s not too bad, let`s admit it...

  32. Profile photo of hairbands
    hairbands Female 13-17
    24 posts
    October 20, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    lol they look retarded while there hangging there waiting for their shell to harden
  33. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    October 21, 2008 at 1:38 am
    that is actually gross. ive never seen one of those bugs before and i never want to now.
  34. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    October 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    Aww. Cute widdle bug-eyed freaks. :3
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    Chasya Female 18-29
    60 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 12:58 am
    that is nasty..

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