Playa Conditions for 2015

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by MrBeardy » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:51 am

Where are all the pictures of people ravaged by bug bites?!? Ahh what the heck, this kool-aid is delicious so I'll just keep drinking it...

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by skippy3k » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:13 pm

I have proof that these bugs were able to get placement without a ticket AND vehicle pass. Further proof of the BMorg conspiracy.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by Popeye » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:17 pm

ruebear wrote:I'm confused... they aren't mosquitos but instead stink bugs? And they fly? Does anyone know what exactly these are? I'd like to know research them to find out if they bite because I highly doubt your average bug repellant will work? If they just fly around then whatever, that's doable. :lol:
Sombody posted on Redditt Entomology that they are stink bugs. Others seem to say the same. Pictures I have seen they are kind of green so:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg ... nk_bug.htm
The southern green stink bug can complete its life cycle in 65 to 70 days. It is most prevalent during the periods of October through December and again in March through April. The southern green stink bug is known to have up to four generations per year in warm climates. The southern green stink bug overwinters as an adult, and hides in the bark of trees, leaf litter, or other locations to obtain protection from the weather. As spring temperatures begin to warm, the southern green stink bug moves out of the winter cover and begins feeding and oviposition.

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg ... nk_bug.htm
The life cycle typically takes 30 to 45 days. The normal development from egg to adult requires about 35 days, but varies with temperature. As with other Hemipterans, the green stink bug has an incomplete metamorphosis, which means that the immature resemble the adults. Undeveloped stages go through five instars, and each time a nymph molts it looks a little more like an adult; this process takes the insect about a month.

If this is anywhere near correct, and who knows?, we will probably see them on the playa. Hope for a big dusty wind before then.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:44 pm

I'm heading over to the camper with a caulk gun now.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by ygmir » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:08 pm

I just masking taped Frankencamper.....
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by ^Rhino! » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:13 pm

ygmir wrote:I just masking taped Frankencamper.....
**snicker**

like masking tape will handle the dry of the playa. Any bets it'll peel within the first 24 hours?

I don't even use duct tape out there.






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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by SourPatch » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:24 pm

Temple build lights.
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But it gets better!
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My buddy who is working gate just sent me this pic from last night. Because of the bug problem the Bats are really thick at night and they sometimes land on you. He said dont panic if they do just wear leather gloves and gently pull them off and toss them back in the air.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by ygmir » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:27 pm

^Rhino! wrote:
ygmir wrote:I just masking taped Frankencamper.....
**snicker**

like masking tape will handle the dry of the playa. Any bets it'll peel within the first 24 hours?

I don't even use duct tape out there.






I guess it's bug zapper time.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by rideincircles » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:28 pm

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:28 pm

Motherfucking hell... are you shitting us?

And by the way I always masking-tape my camper access hatches on the playa. It sticks just fine.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by spacetime » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:30 pm

SourPatch wrote:But it gets better!
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Images from and
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:39 pm

shit just got very real.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by Ratty » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:49 pm

I love bats. You will love them too once they start eating.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by maladroit » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:50 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:shit just got very real.
Except for that bat photo.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:53 pm

uh-oh...



now you've done it.



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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:59 pm

Bugs AND irons.................oh dear!
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by maladroit » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:01 pm

I'm not afraid of a few million Green Western Deer Lice. You just pick them out of your hair each morning, the scabs will heal in a few weeks.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:13 pm

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:27 pm

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by MrBeardy » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:32 pm

Burning Man was better last year... :D

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by GreyCoyote » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:55 pm

The subsurface ground is warmer this year due to the magma upwelling that is causing the earthquake swarms in the area. We know this from DOD satellite thermography and from direct measurements of the Fly Geyser and Double Hot Springs outflow which are 11 and 8 degrees warmer, respectively. These effects are causing this unprecedented hatch of bugs.

Its a scientific fact. I read it on the internet.... :twisted:
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by chuckularone » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:05 pm

Yes, but as long as it doesn't rain and flood the subways again. Last year was hell. It was hysterical listening to all the rubes talk about how quickly the playa "dried up" if they only new that it was just draining into the subway system wreaking havoc on travel. It was infuriating!
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:25 pm

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Post by mikeinsf » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:30 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
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This is fake, right? I'm gullible. Please please say this is fake.

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Post by MikeGyver » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:06 pm

For good measure, the black ones just hurt, the clear ones are poisonous.
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Post by Bless » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:23 pm

mikeinsf wrote:This is fake, right? I'm gullible. Please please say this is fake.
It's real.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by ^Rhino! » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:39 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Motherfucking hell... are you shitting us?

And by the way I always masking-tape my camper access hatches on the playa. It sticks just fine.

I am sorry for pulling your chains, gentlemen. I've had bad luck with both masking tape and duct tape on playa. Maybe you have a better quality of tape, though in both cases I bought the 3M brand tape.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Post by Canoe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:59 pm

^Rhino! wrote:... I am sorry for pulling your chains, gentlemen. I've had bad luck with both masking tape and duct tape on playa. ...
You and many others. Both are a crap shoot as to if the adhesive will give out in the heat. Can be a real mess to clean up.
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