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« on: June 29, 2007, 07:07:11 PM »

While taking some close-ups of bees on narrowleaf milkweed, I spotted something strange on thier legs...

<<link to image removed; description: many thin yellow tear-drop shaped petals growing from branching nodes on the distal ends of the bees legs.>>

Just curious, but what is it???  It looks alien!

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P.S. I will provide an image if allowed...
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 08:58:04 PM »

The milkweed is sticky and leave those on the bees.  It doesn't seem to hurt anything.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 06:43:26 AM »

I wish I could have seen the picture, sounded fascinating.  The post said the link to the image had been removed, wonder why?  The description sounded very interesting though and a picture would have been great.  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 07:25:04 PM »

Curiousbee couldn't post the link because he's a new member, I think.  Maybe a moderator can post it for him?  I'd like to see it, too!
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 10:37:22 PM »

Ann, OK, let's cross our fingers.  Have the best of the best.  Cindi
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 07:28:09 AM »

I sent him an email yesterday offering to help.  Haven't heard back.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 07:29:51 AM »

Here is Bruce's photo.

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 07:35:16 AM »

Robo, good, thanks for the effort.

Now Greg, how on earth did you get hold of the photo?  I am such a curious george.

What a fascinating picture,  and beautiful to boot.  Wonder how the bee can get around its little world of flying and being busy with all the stuff attached to her tarsi?  Hmmm.  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007, 07:48:41 AM »

Cindi, I was also curious to see the photo so I sent an email to Bruce regarding the photo and he sent it to me to put in this topic. I must have just gotten my email to Bruce before Robos.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007, 10:41:31 AM »

That is just crazy, wicked. The honeybees from the black lagoon! grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007, 04:52:41 PM »

Yeah, right on!!!  It really doesn't matter how the picture got here, it arrived, safe and sound  grin  It surely was worth looking at.  Have a wonderful day, Cindi
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007, 08:26:41 PM »

Ah, I've heard of bees and milkweed, thanx for the pictorial explanation! 
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