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    Ok, so i'm trying to figure this one out...

    Cicadas. Every 17 years these little things crawl out of the dirt, hump each other, get eaten by animals and/or die. Their short existence during the summer feeds the food chain and fertilizes the ground. Every 17 years then, there is a sort of "renaissance" in nature because of these little things.

    Great, ok. So there is 1-1.5 million per acre. Now, my question becomes this: Over the past 17 years i've dug a lot of holes...why the hell haven't i seen any evidence of these things?

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    You've dug holes in the wrong places all those past 17 years...

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    You just needed to dig two inches deeper.

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    First, because they burrow down up to 8.5 feet to feed on roots. And if they are feeding on roots, they are probably under a tree or shrub, not somewhere you are likely to be digging. Secondly, they will be nymphs and look like a grub worm in many of the larval instars. Only the final larval stage will begin to resemble the adult cicada.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Thank you Mister Wizard!






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    How much more evidence did you need???


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    Not sure how this fits in, but he was popular 17 years ago.
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