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Get ready for some crazy steamy orgies on the street of Charlotte and other East Coast cities

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I'm gonna find out how good they are for fish bait.

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I remember seeing these hatch out as a child in New Jersey. They are quite literally everywhere. Their corpses will remain long after the swarm ends.

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They are tasty dipped in chocolate.[img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/luuux-original-files/bookmarklet_uploaded/196549116Zyrsig_fs.jpg[/img]

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My dogs are going to eat half a billion of these
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I was in DC during the last brood around 2005-6, whenever it was. Crazy how many of those fuggers were flying around. They were everywhere.

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I remember this brood, 1996 I guess, and it sounded like aliens were everywhere. It was pretty cool.

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[quote]Glenn Webb, a mathematician at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has demonstrated mathematically that prime-numbered lifecycles could help cicadas avoid damaging “resonances” with the two- and three-year population fluctuations of their predators. These would result in lots of predators being around in years when there were lots of prey. Dr Webb's model shows that, over a 200-year period, average predator populations during hypothetical outbreaks of 14- and 15-year cicadas would be up to 2% higher than during outbreaks of 13- and 17-year cicadas. That may not sound like much, but it is enough to drive natural selection towards a prime-numbered life-cycle.[/quote]

[url="http://www.economist.com/node/2647052?story_id=2647052"]http://www.economist.com/node/2647052?story_id=2647052[/url]
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can't wait for mama's cicada pie!!!

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When I lived in Florida they had this love bug outbreak. There were so many they would clog up cars radiators and cause them to over heat.

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Well... Where are they? I haven't seen or heard the first one. I thought they were supposed to be EVERYWHERE!

 

I think they done throwed a Jedi mind trick on everybody and gonna show up out of nowhere when they ain't supposed to!!

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Well... Where are they? I haven't seen or heard the first one. I thought they were supposed to be EVERYWHERE!

 

I think they done throwed a Jedi mind trick on everybody and gonna show up out of nowhere when they ain't supposed to!!

 

The brood is basically gone. I know VA got a ton but Charlotte was at the very bottom of the range and I didn't see one.

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