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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 year periodical k. this 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. the kate is found anywhere on planet earth, all the way from georgia to long island, new york, and west ohio, illinois in 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.
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oh i 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
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a few skaters that are showcase from this piece that i used. and both of them were found on shelter with my father. and he took me to the nature preserve that he was working. 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 on to. 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. and the photographer 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 periodicals,
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because 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. next, spend their time feeding on the tree roots and then in the spring, they build a little time going up to the surface of 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 a great place to find the key to see the old trees and the lawn. well, this area hasn't been the serve 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
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a good rainstorm, when the soil reach that temperature, they'll come out by the 1000000. this is my very 1st sketchbook that really started off. my interests was cicadas and there symbology. throughout my art this the cater we 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 show of the cicada symbolizes the many stages of transformation required of a person before all illusions had been broken and one reach of 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 an empty show. they're also symbolizes evanescence through their short list. then i
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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 bunch of cicadas there once. and there was this tree that i found and someone must put 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 because 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 and are just 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
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and they dance and dance, and then they kind of die. it can make you sad for me when i think about my friend . it just makes really happy because he had a really good life even though is short. and it reminds me a lot of the little cicadas and what they think their song like. i feel like he is like what? really beautiful and yeah i actually i made a short film in my sophomore year in college that highlighted on that and i i made a piano so me the use
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. i mean, he lets me you can enjoy the here, isn't it? if you met my name is doug and i live in philadelphia. and my favorite. my favorite insect is a month is the 1st thing to know is it cicadas are homeless and he's i should worry if they land on you or if they fly and you listen to
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change. ok. you went to timble how they meet. ok, and you know how they make it? they vibrate it, right. they pop it in and out. this is what it looks like. i found the dead one and cut it open. all these, these things, your muscles. and they move really fast popping that this little drama in and out. notice also that the key to this is a meal ticket, is empty inside reason tempe, 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
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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, 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 seeing aloud singing long may when 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 cicada festival. and we traveled like $44.00 or 5 hours yesterday from long island, new york to come here and see all the cicadas. so magical, there's so many cicadas everywhere. fly around and hatching. and we saw them last
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night at the hotel just everywhere. yeah, i wasn't really, i wasn't sure how locals really react to this because oath by oh, he just made the car locals are kind of like on like different ends of the spectrum . 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 of them. 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 it, had to for her. so it's just like really funny how all of that kind of come full circle. because one of the main things is my work is the kind of get people to see the bugs and like this kate as specifically right now, like in
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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 we're in rockville, maryland. i came here to photograph the emergence of the caters and to see the massive and the kid is here. this is like the center of the brute can emergence fortunately, my cousin lives here, so i've got a place to stay late. i mean i definitely feel the amazed for but i was is definitely feeling the amazed part was being overwhelmed by the creepiness. i was just feeling dread at everybody's person thing like they're coming, they're coming or like showing picture that like one or 2 and just this is the
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beginning. it just sort of felt like very foreboding and i didn't know what to expect. 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 a while. i was afraid to think it is. i mean, they're very, maybe a little bit that you are afraid of that much in the, when the girl's named the mayor and the president who are the same person right of the same cicada they have named him dan. he really fell off. he does have, he has the injured wing and so there tending to him by delivering burritos and cake with her grass and little roots wrapped up in the other room
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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, the war on drugs noted as a way to come back, a great problem. what's the, why? it's part of the attitude of the nation, not just of north dakota, and it got to be something that you could get elected. this time, the fight against drugs took a check, told us that andrew was competing short form. this is the way too dangerous for him to be doing. clearly they put him in harm's way. a rural college student does interest get shot in the head and found in a river like that. something else had to be happening. i
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me make no, certainly no borders and the blind to nationalities as emerge. we don't have authority. we don't actually the whole world needs to take action and be ready. not a joke. people are judge crisis, we can do better, we should be better. everyone is contributing each in your own way, but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenge is to response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we need together in you
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don't want to get it for my fiance. oh that is 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, who 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 to say hi. and what do you think about insects when i make them do things that human makes them, do you think that humans view the timeline very, very fast? the one i photographs 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
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everyone loved the idea and told me that they wanted to share my photos with their friends and families. so i put an extra tab on my website and that when pretty viral in the next 24 hours. and the next thing i know, washington post, what is to future me and i've been contacted by pretty much every new like local and national news and ours, the kiddos have to go into outer space soon because the planet has gotten a little too small for them. to be so obviously some on the cicadas and not have very high tolerance for alcohol because they are already passing out. since our keaton, i don't know if they're going to be around in july 4th. it's months away or so i
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decided to throw them in independence. they party to make sure that they have lots of fun before they shortly are over. oh no, they're in the fight. look about. oh dear. 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 um, the idea behind us is 2 fold. one is my personal interest in creating a community. normalize the data eating because i wanted to cater, but i thought it was growth. i was like i needed some moral support to do that myself and grill. oh grilly. yeah. oh,
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leave it in like a mouse sort of like, i wouldn't say sure. and i would say sort of like like a meal worm into fried. if you never eat 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 the 1st time i got that to be buying that people told me i would get. whereas most of the other ones, it was more like a peanut giving you the full lifespan 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 it's very mild. it's just kinda like took me. did you,
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did you do you think it is? i think it is. i just wrote i was a good lie to the job. i mean that's not 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 i'm 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. but i
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might roast it. i might air fry it in there. will have a whole victor here given to the ad committee. i think of the cave as before, i cooked her little kind of him and also to keep him turning dark in white color. we have a my dad. 17 years ago i still was year cicadas are back and oh my goodness. today there was was so loud it was inside that i heard
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it. i thought there was war traffic, but no, it was a damage. i mean, that bad. like i don't mind it. where does that random? okay. oh my god. this is like when you're down the street i you me if i you know i one yeah, they're covering the side was carcases. and you're just like wow, i'm even yeah. so like you're walking around, you have to be like, like this, or you don't step on any kind of goal. yeah. you know, the key, so this is, this is a decimal meter. when it, when you're quiet. yeah. the you basically make you go to 70
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to 80. yeah. but yesterday it was really loud to wind up like it was more loud. so i went up to 80 on the thing and said when it's at 80, that is the sound. it sounds like like a food blender. yeah. one is always like basically like having a food wonder outside her old time. the mirror and a female might be more than a baby human. they mean it's like a like say hello. are they going to need to speak if you think i'll just pass each other mode? yeah. was up in the face might be, well, i guess when i was mailed to singing, it's a k to police. and it's all about romance, the guy. those teenage to caters, are rocking out, they've been underground social distancing, living a cold, good, like existence for 17 years in a, they're teenagers. they're going to thing they're going to have romance much the same way. we're taking off our math. we're getting together with friends,
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to socialize, listen to music, and ad rome in the next 15 in the last when they are coming out of the shell, when they're most, they have so many things that can go wrong. and so they'll like damage their little soft body slightly. 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 dropped from the tree and be slightly bruised or something. and then this liquid got lacquer in black or so i thought let me and it turns out it
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makes very colors that i've done some solar test and it does not disappear or fade in the sun either. so it's like really color fast. like my husband is a dear hunter and we use every part of the yeah. and it's the same even with with fluids and live by harvest herbs for soup. once i strip the leaves, i'm like, well deserves. i don't want to waste them either. so they go in like the care for thing, you know, we've been married for 25 years. you're going to think about whether the male, female, or different thing ah,
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female has more liquid insight. oh nor you look as a role in the environment. it's kinda like a big bonus. they come out every 17 years, quite a number of animals probably get a big population. who during that time period caught a key factor in metamorphose it's still white and pale. it's nice and soft, it's going to bring it back to the nest box and, and see 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,
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the trees are healthy and they see this then used to cater. it's like the food is going into the cicada. it's a cycle right? full 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 for interest and there used to be actually a tree right in front of me that we moralize and put one of his urinary 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 fed morality 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. this is a tattoo that i designed with my time to this in 2015 after my friend trust and
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passed away. and i drew up this cicada inspired dagger. nice because he really 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, as 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 mean you use, oh, oh i you
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