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Brood XIX - invasion has begun

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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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The 13-year cicadas of what is known as Brood XIX (the 19th brood) have been living underground since 1998.

Brood XIX, also known as the Great Southern Brood, is the country's largest group of 13-year cicadas, stretching across 12 states, including Missouri, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Illinois. Already rising in some parts of Georgia, they should all be hatched by mid-May.


www.mnn.com...

education.yahoo.net...
(oops... this link got slipped in...)


just a FYI posting...

which may some day have a connection to the large number of Biblical 'Locusts- with scorpion tails' which swarm out of the Earthen Abyss as told in Revelations...

i have long considered that the various broods of Cicadas' might someday morph or mutate into the plague of stinging Locusts that torment the people that accept the Mark-of-the-Beast for some 5 months


the article identifies several different droods with different dormant cycles of time... some 17 years long


its strange, in a way to this CT guy, that soon after the USA celebrated in joy about the killing of OBL
that Brood XIX is emerging...
perhaps the celebration was the wrong thing to do... we will find out soon.


thanks,
perhaps your imagination is tweaked, got something to share?

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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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basic understanding of genetics begs to differ... sorry but ...



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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I don't like the cicadas. Last time they came out, I saw a guy collecting them because he said he eats them. I think they're too ugly to eat, and definitely noisy!

I sure hope the scorpion tail brood stays down under a little longer.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by Kaiuk
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basic understanding of genetics begs to differ... sorry but ...


How does that account for some species being able to change sex in the absence of mating partners? Or how a caterpillar is able to liquify its body and reform it into a butterfly. S..t happens that dumbfounds science and 'knowledge'


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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by Jamjar

Originally posted by Kaiuk
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basic understanding of genetics begs to differ... sorry but ...


How does that account for some species being able to change sex in the absence of mating partners?


Actually, science does have the answer to this -- and it's not just one mechanism, but quite a few different mechanisms depending on the species and its genetic makeup. For instance, in crocodiles it's related to the temperature of the nest. Males (which can have multiple partners) are born only if the nest temperature is in a certain 5 degree range; otherwise mostly females are born. This mechanism ensures there are more females for the males to breed with and that they're at a healthy size. Frogs, for instance, have chemical triggers when the population of males or females gets too high. They actually have both sexual organs present and if needs arise, one set of them atrophies (shrivels up) while the other develops.

Interesting subject, and you should read what scientists have to say about it. It's really cool!


Or how a caterpillar is able to liquify its body and reform it into a butterfly. S..t happens that dumbfounds science and 'knowledge'


Scientists actually know how that's done, too (and how it's controlled by genetics.) Here's the explanation from 'How Stuff Works' I think it does dumbfound some people, but entymologists and other scientists think it's utterly cool and hope to be able to use knowledge from studying the process to help solve medical problems.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Kaiuk
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basic understanding of genetics begs to differ... sorry but ...


Well the only part you could possibly be talking about is the mutation... then that "basic" understanding of genetics would show that maybe it could start to develop some within a certain time frame? It's naive to rule out anything happening like that on Earth. Probable? IMO, no. Possible? Of course.
Basic understanding of genetics begs to differ... Sorry, but ...



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Thank you for explaining that, but it supports that we should not take nature for granted, nature has a knack of surprising us in ways we think are impossible. There is just so much we do not understand yet.



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