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Rumors of bugs

Post by phil » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:47 pm

I read an email that attributed this rumor to someone on the playa:
I went to temple last night (they have resorted to
working at night because of the heat) and there were swarms of bugs. It
gets worse everyday. There seem to be no pests, but plan for bugs.
Note the reference to heat, as well.

I have no clue other than this, so in your preparation be aware there may be stuff flying around at night - masks if you breathe through your mouth, maybe goggles, too? Who knows?

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Post by Boijoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:49 pm

BUGS?!?!?!? Thats IT !! I'm not coming. :)
Thanks for the "heads up " Phil.. geez.. I'm wondering what the bugs are all about.. must be the lights out there drawing them.
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Post by marcgorcey » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:05 pm

I heard there are a lot of pigeons this year too.

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Post by Antimaster » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:10 pm

Not to worry. This year's large amount of desert rats (the most pernicious breed there is) are eating all the bugs and pigeons.

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Post by Playa Tom » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:12 pm

Can I bring my cats to eat the rats?

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Post by Boijoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:14 pm

Fuc-Tards !!! Phil is trying to be helpful. Ok,, what ever.. DON'T prepare for bugs. But, don't come running to us when you face, hair, armpits & genitals are infested by which ever demon locust are swarming the playa this year. Ask me about the " year of the moth " in Reno.. go ahead . ask.
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Post by CapSmashy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:16 pm

I heard something about moths in Reno, can anyone elaborate?
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Post by Antimaster » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:17 pm

I dunno about bringing your cat. The notorious desert rat (ratus morbidus psychotitus) is about the size of a dachshund and is a protected species.

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Post by CapSmashy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:19 pm

Protected species? Should make a nice belt pouch.
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Post by Boijoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:21 pm

welll.. Cap since you asked nicly.. I will share. It was summer time a few years ago and it was FUCKED UP ! Supposidly because a warm winter did not kill all the Moth eggs or something?? who knows.. but there were billions & millions of them. We all lived in the dark at night. & they would get into our outer doorjams so when you opened the door they would piss on you & some would drop. ew!! oh, I they keep putting out the pilot light in our water heater in the garage... so every morning, guess what.. NO showers! It was awful.
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Post by Boijoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:24 pm

I STILL have Moth piss on the exterior of my house where they were squeezing into the trim.

Our cats LOVED them too. Esp. when you dared to turn on the t.v.
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Post by LostinReno » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:34 pm

Boijoy wrote:I STILL have Moth piss on the exterior of my house where they were squeezing into the trim.

Our cats LOVED them too. Esp. when you dared to turn on the t.v.
On the upside, the yellowjacket population is way down, hardly any in our traps compared to last year! Mean little bastards!

I do know Gerlach gets these awful flesh eating gnats from hell in late Spring, early Summer. Especially bad at the little park where the webcam is. I've not seen them in the late summer before, however I've never been up there this time of year before...I hear it's lovely! :wink:

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Post by wedeliver » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:46 pm

Boijoy wrote:I STILL have Moth piss on the exterior of my house where they were squeezing into the trim.

Our cats LOVED them too. Esp. when you dared to turn on the t.v.

Humm, moth piss, I have heard of pissants but not pissmoths, have you actually watch them piss? do they lift a leg or something? really small dick?

June bugs, come on reno, you know what I mean. Roads can get slippery from all the dead bugs. The road will be wet with dead bugs.

When I was out on the playa last week the southern end sure looked wet. I did not go over and check but the appearance was dark wet playa all the way out the 3 mile road. If so that would contribute to evening bugs.
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Post by Boijoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:55 pm

Sorry We. I forgot how "specific" you like to be... :)
it's " Moth Excretion ". I hope there aren't a bunch of June Bugs out there. They are big and like to dive bomb. Maybe its the Mormon Crickets from Ferntucky..
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Post by Sail Man » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:05 pm

Boijoy wrote:BUGS?!?!?!? Thats IT !! I'm not coming. :)
Thanks for the "heads up " Phil.. geez.. I'm wondering what the bugs are all about.. must be the lights out there drawing them.
:shock: Especially if they're potato bugs! :lol:
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Post by Boijoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:18 pm

yup.. where else do you think my avitar went??
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Post by wedeliver » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:27 pm

Sail Man wrote:
Boijoy wrote:BUGS?!?!?!? Thats IT !! I'm not coming. :)
Thanks for the "heads up " Phil.. geez.. I'm wondering what the bugs are all about.. must be the lights out there drawing them.
:shock: Especially if they're potato bugs! :lol:
I love fried potato bugs on the playa...ummm, lots of butter and onions, garlic...huummmmm. wash 'em down with beer and whisky.
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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:28 pm

Boijoy wrote:Fuc-Tards !!! Phil is trying to be helpful. Ok,, what ever.. DON'T prepare for bugs. But, don't come running to us when you face, hair, armpits & genitals are infested by which ever demon locust are swarming the playa this year.
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Post by wedeliver » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:31 pm

thank you, the entertainment is priceless, the experience is "SMACK"
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Post by Bob » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:16 pm

Don't worry about the two inch long parasitic wasps, they only predate on scorpions.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Post by ygmir » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:18 pm

Bob wrote:Don't worry about the two inch long parasitic wasps, they only predate on scorpions.
so, are you safe if you're a Libra?
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Post by unjonharley » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:21 pm

June Bug on the bone next to the eye socket at 80 mph on the old Indian..

Splain that to the guys at work..
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Post by Dactyl » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:23 pm

I think only the bugs on the bmorg servers are the ones you need to worry about >.<

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Post by brcprincess » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:50 am

Weird. Bugs on the playa.

I don't think I've ever seen anything alive out there except for humans.

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Post by Dork » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:02 am

There were assloads of them last year before the event. Something about the event location being closer to wherever they came from. Once the 40,000 attendees started arriving I didn't see many - I guess they were just spread too thin.

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Post by Deb Prothero » Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:44 am

I've heard you need to keep an eye out for the notorious one-eyed snakes, especially the over-friendly ones.

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Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:50 am

the spitting love cobra...........

I'm always on the lookout for the elusive bearded clam....or, the ones from Rio.........
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Post by geospyder » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:40 am

brcprincess wrote:Weird. Bugs on the playa.

I don't think I've ever seen anything alive out there except for humans.
Are you sure about that? I've heard many (unsubstantiated) reports of marauding band of zombies - especially after midnight.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:47 am

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