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Date: 05/14/13 11:10 AM

21 Responses to Introducing The Cicada [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 11:11 am
    Link: Introducing The Cicada - I don`t really know what this insect is doing, but it`s freaking me the hell out.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 11:20 am
    It`s called molting.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2402 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 11:24 am
    well, its morphing.. it`s spent 17 years underground and now it`s going to fly and f.cuk and die.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    May 14, 2013 at 11:31 am
    How can you possibly not know what it is doing? It`s pretty obvious, ain`t it? Hell, the gif is straight from Wikipedia, for crying out loud.
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    coxsone Male 30-39
    19 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 11:35 am
    If you pull on the right front leg of one of those lil bastards, the whole head will come off.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2013 at 11:49 am
    it is molting. It grows a new exoskeleton (you could call it a "shell" even though that isn`t technically correct) on the inside and sheds the old one on the outside every so often. You really don`t know that insects do that?
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    Dragonace Male 30-39
    296 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 11:50 am
    In Georgia (hell the south in general) that`s how you know its summer time, the constant sound of cicada mating calls. LOL!! Hell, if you watch The Walking Dead you will recognize the sound, you can hear it in the background of almost every episode.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm



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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    We have tons of those down here. It`s gonna get really bad this summer because of the emergence.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    REPOST! From April/2013...




    Mew Mew Strawberry!



    Wolfgirl Holo from Spice & Wolf
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    I was hiking in New Mexico last year when the cicadas were molting. It was pretty cool to watch them, actually. Like something from Alien.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    Well it`s that time for them to come out after 17 yrs of hiding on your bathroom tissue.
    Hey 5cats. Do you still have all the Sailor Moon episodes? Time to grow up.
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    I remember running across those husks as a kid and they would freak me the hell out.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    "I don`t really know what this insect is doing"

    That`s because you`re a moron, fancylad. We already knew that, but thank you for confirming it. You rarely use your brain, so we didn`t expect you to start doing so now.
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    KLouD Male 30-39
    254 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    lol Bremir just shot his load all over fancylads face with that comment! BURN!
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    Cicadas are annoying. They sit in trees and make loud drating noises all day.
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    May 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    @rammo: Agreed. The best part about moving out to the north was getting away from all the damn cicada chirping in the summer.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 6:48 am
    Cicada = summer. They are synonymous in the South. The hotter it is the LOUDER they are. My mother-in-law likes to take the kids out hunting for the husks. They come back with a bag full of them >.< SO gross.
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2013 at 10:53 am
    He reached level 10.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    dsp2003:
    "Agreed. The best part about moving out to the north was getting away from all the damn cicada chirping in the summer."
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    How far North did you go? I`m in Canada and we still have them here.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm
    @ McThstlpnts: Aww, c`mon. They make wonderful fashion accessories.

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