Cicadas

Cicadas




The 17 yr noise makers will be out in a few weeks. Is OBX due to have an invasion this summer?


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I don't think OBX gets them, not sure if it's heat related, sand, or soil related




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To our surprise when we were there in August 2019 they were in the trees in Kitty Hawk, so yep they do. Did some digging and it seems they'll emerge mostly in western NC.

Their beady red eyes are creepy and having one land on your head in the pool is not fun!


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Learn something new every day. I wonder what classifies as a "brood" then. May there are some in the OBX, but not enough to classify.


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It seemed like there were a lot in OBX last year. My dog thinks they are a gourmet treat. He will be thrilled if there is a big wave of them soon.


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It seemed like there were a lot in OBX last year. My dog thinks they are a gourmet treat. He will be thrilled if there is a big wave of them soon.

HopSkipandJump


He's not the only one.




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Learn something new every day. I wonder what classifies as a "brood" then. May there are some in the OBX, but not enough to classify.

jameswestfal


There are broods (13 and 17 year cyclical cicadas) and then there are the every year cicadas. They are all slight different, but still in the family of cicadas. Check our www.cicadamania.com for all you care to know about cicadas.


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Learn something new every day. I wonder what classifies as a "brood" then. May there are some in the OBX, but not enough to classify.

jameswestfal

I didn't know this until recently (there was another thread on here about Brood X this year) when I looked it up. You hear them every summer in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, so I thought it was strange that people were saying they were on a 13 or 17 year lifecycle.

Looking it up, there are 2 different types of species. Periodical cicada and Annual cicada. Periodical cicada are what everyone is talking about now with the 17 year cycle. Annual cicada appear in a much shorter cycle.

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As too eating them they are actually high in proteins and really not that bad if battered in a light coating and deep fried. Be careful of the wings as they can get stuck in your throat and need copious amounts of beer to wash down. BEER,BUGS and the OBX now that would make a nice t shirt.


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As too eating them they are actually high in proteins and really not that bad if battered in a light coating and deep fried. Be careful of the wings as they can get stuck in your throat and need copious amounts of beer to wash down. BEER,BUGS and the OBX now that would make a nice t shirt.

obx bingy

Question. Are they better right after they molt and are still soft? Like a soft shell crab?

We used to collect the "shells" from after they molted. We of course didn't use them in any mean ways... Wink smiley


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It all comes down to ones taste buds.


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It seemed like there were a lot in OBX last year. My dog thinks they are a gourmet treat. He will be thrilled if there is a big wave of them soon.

HopSkipandJump


We get them here but nothing like we saw when we lived in Virginia. I recall hearing them last summer to a small extent. I had a dog in Virginia that would eat dozens, I could tell later they still had the shells. Sick smiley


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