Cicada Love

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  1. PbFlinger

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    Evidently there are a couple of things that sound more appealing to an amorous cicada than another cicada. Since I’m working on her Wheel Horse, my wife was mowing the yard with our Lawn Boy and was getting swooped on by the cicadas. Listening to the hunting governor was driving me crazy, but absolutely driving the bugs wild. She said she kept hearing what she thought was the granddaddy of all cicadas. Well it was me, grinding some welds down on her mowerdeck. Evidently they’re attracted to this frequency, and the resonating deck acts like a huge speaker. After about a minute of grinding, I’m getting absolutely mobbed by them. I put on a hat, buttoned my shirt collar up like I was going to church and tucked it in like I was still skinny because it was getting full of them.

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    They're all over out here
     
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    Like a plague of Fox bodies here
     
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    But, there's none in the pic.
    I was hoping for at least a pile of dead ones.
    We used to tie a piece of sewing thread to their necks and fly them like a kite. When done, just pull down hard.
     
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    Haven't seen any here, yet.

    Not sure how many types of cicadas there are in this country but the ones around here don't normally show up for another month.
     
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    They’re so loud here my dog doesn’t want to go outside. I was actually wearing ear protection because of them a few days ago. They’re starting to die here, the dead ones are about a foot apart on my driveway.
     

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    What in the hell are those things? If we have them in New York, they all must be hanging out in NYC because I've never seen them upstate. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I've seen a few around the yard lately but not as many as in years past.

    BTW some friends and I got together regularly to jam in one guys basement (which could easily been turned into a full on recording studio).

    Just for giggles I came up with the band name, which we thought was hilarious.

    "Titanium Cicada".

    Our mascot was a discarded shell from one that I painted Aluminum.

    (I know some, if not all, of you get it)...

    :smokin:
     
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    Pressure washing last week I was swarmed, we don’t even have them in my area. Took 20 mins of pressure washing noise for them to travel to me, had 30 of them crawling on me

    didn’t bother me though lol I let them sit on me til I was done.
     
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    havent seen them here YET....but i'm sure they are coming.
     

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