Time Lapse Cicadas
January 28, 2016 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Time Lapse Cicadas. Time Lapse Cicadas. Time Lapse Cicadas. And, finally, Time Lapse Cicadas (last is Globe & Mail video with popup cicada factoids).
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (23 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wonderful choreography. Beautiful planet we live on.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:22 AM on January 28, 2016


I was expecting a 17-year video. Guess they aren't done with that one yet.
posted by yhbc at 9:26 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Trigger Warning: Time Lapse Cicadas.
posted by The Bellman at 9:32 AM on January 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


I once put a whole pile of cicada husks in my sister's bed. This was a bad idea I have been paying for ever since.
posted by dazed_one at 9:33 AM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is this post about Time Lapse Cicadas?
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:35 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


No, that's next door. This is being hit on the head lessons.
posted by The Bellman at 9:39 AM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is this where I come in to say how much I hate the damnable noise that they make?

All the noise noise noise noise!
posted by blurker at 9:40 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Trigger Warning: Time Lapse Cicadas.

Thanks ... That was a close one.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:41 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


God I love this!

Cicadas are awesome. And their husks make perfect monsters to attack an outpost of Stormtroopers.
posted by teleri025 at 9:50 AM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


The non-experienced probably can't grasp the 'noise'.

I was driving across I80, pulled into a motel parking lot and remember looking around as I got out of the car for the construction site, I mean really walking around to see what in this small town would have dozens of jackhammers going constantly. It's not exactly a jackhammer sound but it'd take a small orchestra of hammers and saws to duplicate.
posted by sammyo at 9:54 AM on January 28, 2016


more inside...
posted by Namlit at 10:04 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is being hit on the head lessons.

I've never been hit on the head by a cicada, so consider me a beginner.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:07 AM on January 28, 2016


Back in college my favorite winter hat was a conic microfiber cap adorned with close to 50 husks.. A big hit at soccer games, for some reason.
posted by bird internet at 10:10 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Cicadas? Husks? Time lapse? Pass.

Sorry, they really gross me out.
posted by Splunge at 10:31 AM on January 28, 2016


I remember being out in the woods after the last big hatch here. What is worse than the noise is the ever-present rotting smell of cicada bodies everywhere. The birds and whatever else eats them can't keep up.
posted by lagomorphius at 10:48 AM on January 28, 2016


I imagine that final stretch must feel reeeeaally good.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:08 AM on January 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


I used to live in the south. During a previous hatch, I was driving along the highway at speed with the air thundering through the open windows, and realized I could hear the cicadas even over that hurricane. I also vividly remember the weird, sort-of-metallic smell that pervaded the entire outdoors. I don't miss either of those experiences.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:29 AM on January 28, 2016


This is exactly how I undress every night before I go to bed.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 12:26 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]




I love the 17 year cicadas. I love the crazy noise, I love the beautiful empty shells everywhere, I love the clumsy things flying around. It's this amazing surge of *life* out of the ground.
posted by tavella at 2:14 PM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


Incidentally, "The Popup Cicada Factoids" is the name of my new band.
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:25 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I am amused that an adult cicada has a Metro grill...
posted by jim in austin at 2:32 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Or it could be the other way around - after all, cicadas have been here longer.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:14 PM on January 28, 2016


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