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the, the ah, the ah, the, the news years ago, very previous. read the 1015 right now, the children, the offspring of the cicadas are crawling on me. there are more than 3000 species, periodical cicadas worldwide. they're found on every continent. 1 except in article, but it's only here in the eastern half the united states that we have 17 and 13
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year periodical cicadas. part of what makes this so special is this particular breed which we call breed 10 or brewed act, which makes it ever much more mysterious x marks the spot. this is the most widely distributed brood of 17 years to katy from anywhere on planet earth. all the way from georgia to long island, new york, and west ohio, illinois and indiana. this means that in the eastern half of the united states, we're going to have billions, if not trillions of periodical cicada is interacting with tens of millions of human beings in their back yard. that's going to create some very interesting situation. oh
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ah, my name is melissa rose. i'm an artist off of long island, new york. and right now we're in south new york that my grandparents old house, this place from my childhood, where i used to run around him, pick up the rocks outside with my grandma, and find bugs and watch the cicadas emerge. and it all really impacted me. and i didn't really realize until i ended up going to art school and pursuing my passion in bio art, which is what i consider myself. i'm a bio artist. i are all this is my very 1st by alter that i made, i have a few skaters that are showcase from this piece that i used. and both of them were found on time with my father when he took me to the nature preserve that he was working at
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a lot of the things that have inspired me has been the symbology within the insects that i have found throughout my lifetime. in my childhood that i held onto, and for a while, i kept them in these little boxes in my room, and i was not sure what to do with them until one day dawned upon me to make a place of worship for them and some more where i can honor them for naturalists than children's mcarthur, and i live right here in chestnut hill and northwest part of philadelphia. so this is my latest coming invasion of the periodical cicadas. i came to rock creek park to look for k this. and i think i'm here a little bit early, but right now i'm looking for nymphs, which are underground and spend their time feeding on tree roots. and then in the
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spring, they build the going up to the surface, often that title hit the bottom log and you can find the cicada right there at the bottom. the log in this neighborhood like this one in rockville with great place to find the key to see the old trees and the lawn. well, mrs area hasn't been served for a long time, at least not completely disturbed. look at this. well, there's a tunnel. 12345 tunnels under here, they're ready to emerge as soon as the conditions are right. and those conditions include the $64.00 degree foil temperature after a good rainstorm, when the foil is reached, that temperature will come out by millions. this is my very 1st sketchbook that really started off. my interest was cicadas and there symbology. throughout my art,
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this, the cato wayne actually found in the greek mountains. and that was the 1st cicada i ever saw. and it really sparked a lot of inspiration, multiple setting of the shell of the cicada symbolizes the many stages of transformation required of a person before all illusions has been broken and one reaches enlightenment. in japanese culture, the cicada is seen as a symbol of reincarnation. since they are constantly shutting their skin and leaving behind nothing but and to show their also symbolizes evanescence through their short list. and i there's a place on long island, it's called wildwood state park, and that's where me and my friends used to go all the time. like growing up in high school and i found a budget to changes there once, and there was this tree that i found and someone must put
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a saw in the tree. and it was just stuck like me and my friend trust and we're trying to pull it out. we couldn't pull it out. and unfortunately he passed away a few months later. and i remember i went back to the tree and there was a cicada on the saw. and that's what i base one of my paintings on. i honestly felt like it was him coming to visit me. i really feel like it's all symbolic with each other because so many things in life are just like so ephemeral and they pass you by like the cicadas are and they live underground for lake 13 to 18 years and they come up just for 3 weeks. and they buzz around and they sing their songs and they dance and dance, and then they kind of die. can make you sad for me when i think about my things really happy. sorry i had a really good life even though is short and it reminds me a lot of the little kayden when they thing their song like i feel like he is like
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with them thinking really beautiful and yeah, actually i made a short film in my call 4 year college that highlighted all that and i i made a piano. so for me i i we
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need let me and be like you can enjoy the hear, isn't it? ok, my name is doug and i live in philadelphia. and my favorite. my favorite insect is a month is what the 1st thing to know isn't cicadas are homeless and you should worry if they land on you or if they fly and you listen to change. ok with the timber having. okay, and do you know how they make it? they vibrate it, right. they pop it in out. this is what it looks like. i found
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a dead one and they cut it open. oh, these these things are muscles. and they, they move really fast popping that this little draw it out. notice also that the key to this is a meal ticket is empty inside reason empty is it because it's like a musical instrument, like a guitar. it has a space inside. it allows the sound to resonate, improves the sound and amplifies the sound so that the song carried farther. go once the cicadas are up in the tree top, it's all going to be about romance. it's very much like humans. once they get eyeball to eyeball, the males dictated, has to use his very best performance to try to convince that special someone that they should hook up and she should be the mother of this. and then he's going to use a variety of court chip songs and his performance has to be good because it's everybody know,
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it's always the females that get to choose. we think the one that sings the loudest, just like in the club, has the best performance. he may be the one that wins saying aloud singing long may win the heart of the female kid. that's what he's hoping for. i hope in maryland right now, getting ready to go into the civil and we've traveled like 4 or 5 hours yesterday from long island, new york to come here and see all the succeeded. so magical, there's so many cases everywhere. fly around and hatching. and we saw them last night at the hotel just everywhere. i yeah, i wasn't really, i wasn't sure how low goals really react to this because, oh by oh, he just made the car locals are kind of like on like different ends of the spectrum
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. like there's like a whole festival for them over here. and a lot of people are excited. but even last i met a couple of people who didn't really like the cicada. there is one lady who said that she absolutely hated them and she was scared of them. and they used to fly into her hair when she was a little kid. so she just didn't have great memories. and i talked to her about my art, and i told her that i came here to see them. and she was like, completely shocked. but she actually really liked my artwork and asked her my card and wanted me to design attach you for her. so it's just really funny how all of that kind of come full circle. because one of the main things is my work is to kind of get people to see the bugs in like this, a kato's specifically right now, like in a different way and to accept their beauty, even if they don't really like how many there are. and if they don't like creepy crawly and stuff like that, it actually hurts a little bit when they get on your neck. how, who were not fil morling?
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i came here to photograph the emergence of the cater in to see the math is the kid is here. this is like the center of root can emergent. fortunately, my cousin lives here. so i've got a place to stay late and i definitely feel the for but i was definitely feeling the made part with being overwhelmed by the creepiness. i was feeling dread at everybody's person a thing like they're coming. they're coming or like showing picture that like one or 2 and just this is the beginning just sort of felt like very foreboding. and i didn't know it takes back. i think i'm trying to counteract that sense of dread by trying to find the sense of wonder and i want to be able to go outside every once
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while i was afraid to think it is. i mean they're very creepy a little bit. but you are afraid of that much when the girls named the mayor and the president who are the same person, right. or the same cicada, they have named him zahn. he really fell off. he does have, he has a injured wing and so they're tending to him by delivering burritos and cake with her grass and little roots wrapped up in the other room in a nice package. and suzanne, still doing okay. they are really interesting and fun to catch and harmless. they don't actually hurt people. ah,
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the me the whatever. the the person you
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don't want to get it for my fiance. oh got it so you can have it. you seem really cool. what's your name at awesome. you're so cool, i feel like you got an artistic sold to you like the bug him. so my initial idea to do this project and my project was supposed to take one afternoon. i was trying to make these insects more attractive for my kids. so all this is julia. do you say hi and what do you think about impact kerry when i make them do things that human and make them do you think that human view, the timeline was very, very fast. the one i photographed them cicadas and over the weekend i posted a very short post on our local net source, which is our little social network for all the people that live in the area. and everyone loved the idea and told me that they wanted to share my photos with their
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friends and families. so i put an extra tab on my website and that when i pretty viral in the next 24 hours and the next thing i know, washington post, what is to teach me. and i've been contacted by pretty much every news, like local and national news. and ours because have to go into outer space because the planetary gotten a little small for them to be so obviously some of the cicadas and that have very high tolerance for alcohol because they are already passing out hours. the key to i don't know if they're going to be around july 4th. it's still a month away or so i decided to throw them in independence day party to make sure
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that they have lots of fun before their short laser over. oh no, there is a fight, look about. oh dear. so this was one of my earlier said, it's kind of simple, but it's just lots of fun. it just rings true with a lot of people who after a year and a half of being in lockdown, looking forward to just celebrating with their friends and families and grill from the idea behind is 2 fold. one is my personal interest in creating a community that normalize the data eating because i wanted to but i thought it was growth. i was like, i needed some moral support to do that myself and grill. oh grilling. yeah. oh, leave it in like a mouse sort of like,
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i wouldn't say sure. i would say sort of like like a me a worm fried. if you never even one of those, it's not gonna help you out much. you how do you because you were air for 600 or 6 minutes or 400 degrees. the old they really reminded me at the sea food. so it does have does the 1st time i got that by that people told me i would get. whereas most the other ones, it was more like a peanut giving you the full life span of the cicada, the name to the toner, all goes to the full mature adult. yeah, look at that beautiful morsel morsels. yeah. the marshall cycle. try one of the is very mild. it's just kind of like took a did you, did you you think it is?
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we think it is what i just wrote. i was a good lie to the job. i mean that very satisfying. cicadas are just so plentiful and i know from past broods that a lot of them are going to get eaten. and even if they don't, they're going to die really soon after that. and so the ethical concern is somewhat less about like causing individual suffering. so again, like i needed a whole festival, but it worked, it worked for me and it worked for a lot of i guess it's like more normal now, i'm not ready to pick up a great big, juicy grub from the compost or from our mulch pile. and pop it in my mouth,
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but i might roast it. i might air fry it in there. will have a whole victor here given to me . i think of the cave as before, i cooked her little kind of him and also to keep him from turning dark and white color. we have a for 17 years ago. i still was here k her back. oh my goodness. today the war was so loud, it was in sight that i heard it. i thought there was war traffic,
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but no, it was a damage. i mean, bad, bad. like i don't mind it. where does that randomly think? okay. oh my god. this is like when you're down the street you me why you and there's one. yeah, they're covering the side was carcases. and you're just like wow, i'm even young. so like you're walking around, you have to be like like this. you don't step on any kind of go get or you know, so this is, this is a decimal meter. when it, when you're quiet yeah. you basically make your go to 70 and 80. yeah. but yesterday it was really loud to went to like, it was more loud,
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so i went up to 80 on the thing and says when i 80, that is the sound. it sounds like like a good blender. yeah. owners are always like basically like having a food wonder outside or old times. you think it's a mirror and a female might be more than a human. they mean it's like a like say hello, are they going to, if you think they're just past each other mode? yeah. was up in the trees. maybe this was a male to singing. it's a k to police. and it's all about romance. the guy. those teenage cicada is, are rocking out. they've been underground social distance thing. living a cobit like existence or been 2 years in a there teenager. they're going to sing. they're going to have romance much the same way. we're taking off our math. we're getting together with friends, to socialize,
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listening to music and romance in the last hair when they are coming out of their shell when they're most, they have so many things that can go wrong. and so they'll like damage their little soft body lightly. yeah. and then they begin to lose chemo. so i noticed in watching them, and it turned from clear to then to gray, to black as it was oxidising with eric closure. so it's just like this really magical thing that was happening while we would collect them and they would be, you know, they would have drunk from the tree and be slightly bruised or something. and then this liquid got lacquer in black or so i thought and it turns out it makes very color that i've done some solar tests and it does not disappear or fade in the sun
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either. so it's like really color fast, like my husband is a dear hunter and we use every part and it's the same even with, with fluids and live by harvest herbs. first do once i strip the leaves, i'm like, well, deserves. i don't want to waste them either. so they go in like the doctor the of the here for thing, you know, we've been married for 25. if you're going to think about whether the male, female different, ah, ah, all your liquid inside. oh,
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me or you look at the roles in the environment. it's kind of like a big bonus. they come out every 17 years. quite a number of animals probably get a big population during that time period caught a keener just after in min metamorphose and still white, pale with nice and soft. it's going to bring it back to nest box and, and feed the young with it. this is the male eastern blueberry. what happens to all the bodies? yeah, they decompose the bacteria, break them apart and eat them. and they become part of the soil. and they, they feed the trees that fed them right. and when they feed the trees, the trees are healthy and they see this, then it's like the food is going into the cicada. it's
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a cycle right this way. this is wildwood state park in waiting reverse new york. this is a really important place to me. this is actually where a lot of my art was inspired from. i came here with my friend, tristan, and there used to be actually a tree right in front of me that we realized and put one of his funerary cards on. and it just so happened to have fallen down a lot in this place has been rooted. i think that coming back here now and seeing that the trees are gone really as to the summer ality of the art that i made. and like so many things that are no longer here, i can make them live on through my artistic vision. the this is a tattoo that i designed with my tattoo artist in 2015 after my friend trust and passed away. and i drew up this cicada inspired dagger knife because he really
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reminded me of a cicada. and every time i looked down on my arm, i can know that i shouldn't give up. and i got to dance the dance just like the cicadas do. i think that's a reminder to everyone, metlife is sure. and we should enjoy it as much as we can while we can, because we're kind of like cicadas to life really just passes by fast and you never know how long you have. and i think it's just important to remember that life is beautiful. i use, oh, oh, i you all
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