Like Zombie Bugs - Return Of The Cicadas

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Science

The life cycle of the cicada beautifully explained.
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Female 385
@Lebowski42

The cicada nymphs burrow down until they find tree roots, then drink nutrient-rich fluid from them. This is one of the reasons the adult cicadas lay their eggs on trees, so that when the newborn nymphs fall to the ground, they`re right above their primary food source and merely need to dig down.
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Male 90
"Allow me to sing you the song of my people --EEhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" x4 days = Scumbag bug.
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Female 2,509
i just hope the little b*stard like to eat stink bugs
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Male 67
What/how do they get nutrients to grow underground? A grain of rice goes in, a big bug with a hard shell emerges...
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Male 701
damn bugs have more sex in their life time than I do.
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Male 3,475
i used to say when i was six, "What`s that noise?" My mom would say, "Those are Heat Bugs."
My mother was full of misconceptions. Most girls of the 50`s were.
Her belief`s in so many "Wive`s Tales" led me on my quest of, "what is true." Like many of us.
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Female 385
dljudo92:

Different species of cicada have different life cycles. The shortest emerge every 2 years, while the longest emerge every 17. Of note is that the life cycle of a cicada species is always a prime number. This ensures that multiple groups emerging at the same time is as rare as possible.
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Male 485
I feel as though I`ve been alive for 3 or 4 of these cicada emergences. I`m only 21 though. Can someone explain this to me? Are different groups of cicadas staggered at when they come out? Because it`s definitely been less than 17 years since this last happened
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Male 2,729
Link: Like Zombie Bugs - Return Of The Cicadas [Rate Link] - The life cycle of the cicada beautifully explained.
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