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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:03 pm 
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During our last one here the fish went crazy. Bass in the pond would get plum stupid :) Years ago on Douglas Lake before the fly fishing part of my life the bluegill would crash anything that hit the water and floated. Casting float and poppers were lethal. Good times for sure :)

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:58 am 
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We had a hatch of 17 year cicadas in 1995 that was biblical. No exaggeration, I had millions of them in my yard. They were crawling all over each other and made a sickly crawling all over each other sound. There were piles of shells around the trees knocked off from the previous nights hatch 6 inches deep. I had a squirrel in the front yard gorge himself to death on them.

Weeks and months later, any tree twig smaller in diameter than a pencil fell out of the trees from the cutting of their ovipositing. That's how the larvae get back in the ground. Adult saws into a twig with a butt sword, puts the eggs into the twig, twig dies and snaps off at the cut, falling to the ground, larvae crawls out and goes underground for 17 years.

Can't wait til 2012.


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