Every 17 years.

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by scubasteve455, May 18, 2019.

  1. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

  2. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Pennington Grass. sweet ass sweet.
     
  3. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    I wonder where they get that from "17 year". I see their shells/ discarded exo-skeletons seems like every year, and damn if they are LOUD!
     
  4. stellar

    stellar Well-Known Member

    They sure do make a mess on the windshield and hurt like hell when riding a motorcycle. Its like getting hit with a rock.
     
  5. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    I remember driving to the nationals (Maybe Regionals) probably about 17 years ago LOL in my 53 Buick, the meet was in Columbus Ohio and the locust were so heavy that they were actually covering the road and the trees were bare. You could actually here them on the underside and We had to close the windows as they were coming in and then smashing on the back window.It was a wicked cleanup once I got there, and then once I got home. Even the wheel wells and wire wheel covers were plastered. And the front end of a 53 Buick is very unforgiving to Bugs.
     
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  6. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal


    There's are 13 year and 17 year periodical cicadas plus some other varieties that come up yearly as well. Different area's have the cycles at different times, not all are the same calendar year. Environmental issues can cause them to emerge early as well, global warming for one as the cicadas have more warm ground days than they used to. Also if an area is forested or de-forested that could also change the cycle , there is something in the sap that can also awaken them early if temps are too warm. There will be some ever year, just many more other years
     
  7. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...3 so far this year. Supposedly they're Brood 10 members who can't count. This is a Brood 8 year, but I don't live in PA, WV, or OH, so maybe they got lost...:)
     
  8. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Steve that’s locust. this cruder is different. I was out in my yard tonight sitting in my lounger. it was getting dark. My girls ran outside walked up to me and looked down. Started screaming. lol I looked down. the whole yard was crawling with them every couple inches. thousands. everywhere. walked across my street looked in my neighbors yard. Not one circada. wierd
     
  9. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    John it’s been 17 years here.
     
  10. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    ground temp 63 * is the trigger. then boom.
     
  11. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    And they say they are going to be much louder this time. compared to 17 yrs. ago
     
  12. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Dog Day Harvest flies are louder. Like a chainsaw. Also called a cicada. Same family as periodical cicada. Some think they are locusts.
     
  13. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I love the sound they make, makes me wanna drink beer
     
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  14. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.
     
  15. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Every time i walk by my fridgadare I wanna drink a beer
     
  16. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    All the Robins were snatching all those Circadas. this morning. Funny those sons of Bitches. Would not touch a stink bug for 3 years. lol
     
  17. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

  18. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Cicadas... Have not said this word in 17 years sorry for poor grammar.
     
  19. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    28B4F7C1-A1F0-4ECF-BA0A-857689130704.jpeg Dave Maybe i was nervous when i took these pictures. I bumped the branch and 7-8 fell on my back.
     
  20. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

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