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All Cicadas all the time
« on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 10:51:20 »
A quick stroll around my fence tallied over 100 larvae crawling up, with 5 on the bird house alone.
My birds are going to be gorged. I will pick up a few dozen and try some cooking experiments.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:05:15 »
I will pick up a few dozen and try some cooking experiments.

For YOU or the birds to eat?

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:09:56 »
I will pick up a few dozen and try some cooking experiments.

For YOU or the birds to eat?

They're edible.  Not that Tp4 recommends it. Humans are Herbivores.

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:29:20 »

Humans are Herbivores.


The creatures are all-natural and their existence does not contribute to the degradation of the planet.

https://www.cicadamania.com/

TL;DR

"Once the cicada hatches from the egg it will begin to feed on the tree fluids. At this point, it looks like a termite or small white ant. Once the young cicada is ready, it crawls from the groove and falls to the ground where it will dig until it finds roots to feed on. It will typically start with smaller grass roots and work its way up to the roots of its host tree. The cicada will stay underground from 2 to 17 years depending on the species. Cicadas are active underground, tunneling, and feeding, and not sleeping or hibernating as commonly thought.

After the long 2 to 17 years, cicadas emerge from the ground as nymphs. Nymphs climb the nearest available vertical surface (usually a plant) and begin to shed their nymph exoskeleton. Free of their old skin, their wings will inflate with fluid (haemolymph) and their adult skin will harden (sclerotize). Once their new wings and body are ready, they can begin their brief adult life.

Adult cicadas, also called imagoes, spend their time in trees looking for a mate. Males sing (or otherwise vibrate the air or their surroundings), females respond, mating begins, and the cycle of life begins again."
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 17:12:20 »
I will pick up a few dozen and try some cooking experiments.

For YOU or the birds to eat?
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:04:13 »
To be honest, there is a group of doves that relentlessly empties one of my bird feeders while carelessly wasting the majority of it. I wouldn't mind eating them, too.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 20:14:53 »
To be honest, there is a group of doves that relentlessly empties one of my bird feeders while carelessly wasting the majority of it. I wouldn't mind eating them, too.


text me that cicada-dove pie recipe

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 09:26:50 »
I have to catch the little ***** first. At least the cicadas, after they are spent, just let you pick them up and put them in the jar.

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 09:38:28 »
I had a dove as a pet, they can be pretty cool.  Dumb, but cool.

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 09:53:48 »
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 22:16:50 »
Long time bird feeder here.   The trick for stopping birds throwing feed all over is to use sunflower seed (favorite in Missouri) or another single type on the top feeder.  Then throw millet on the ground.    Birds tend to want what they want and throw everything else out of the way.   That mix bird food with everything in one bag is the devil.

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 09:07:25 »

throw millet on the ground


No. The ground is not visible from my window, and the reason that I feed birds is to provide for my own entertainment. They aren't going to get rewarded unless they stage a performance for me.

The fence around the bottle's mouth works well, it is difficult to empty that compartment with a mere the swipe of a wing. Now my cardinals, finches, and other small birds can get their chance at it.

Above the bottle feeder are other feeders containing sunflower seeds, thistle, and suet.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 21:55:18 »
The numbers mount.

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 22:40:12 »
Burn everything

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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 03:00:55 »
The numbers mount.

Wooow, that is.. a lot.
By the way, I read that bit about life of cicadas - it is interesting!  :p
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Re: All Cicadas all the time
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 21:37:30 »
A quick stroll around my fence tallied over 100 larvae crawling up, with 5 on the bird house alone.
My birds are going to be gorged. I will pick up a few dozen and try some cooking experiments.

is that the bug that makes the loud noise