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    Cicadas....

    Anyone else have a never ending supply?! I know I'm not the only one!!!





    I've got about 50 of them in my pump basket. I have to do a complete tear down of the pump tomorrow.


    All those dark spots are cicadas on the bottom of my pool. Yuck!!!!
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Sriracha sauce....peanut sauce is another option. Load up on a kebab stick, get the grille toasty hot and cook 'em for ~ 5mins in a side.

    Very high in protein and low fat...
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    Re: Cicadas....

    No thank you. They've been marinating in 6-8ppm FC over the last few days.
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    No thank you. They've been marinating in 6-8ppm FC over the last few days.
    The proper method for preparing snails for escargot is to wash them gently and put them in a container with nothing more than spring water and a mixture of white flour and water to feed on. They are left this way for several days to ensure that they are cleaned out prior to use.

    So it sounds to me like your Cicadas are just really clean, well marinated and ready for the grille

    Just wait until they're sizzling and the outer shell cracks a bit before you take them off the BBQ....
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Thank goodness we don't have them in Illinois this year! My California wife would freak!
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Havent seen any in this part of w. Pa yet and hope it stays that way.

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    Re: Cicadas....

    Where are you drywall guy? I'm on Washington/Fayette County border.
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Just across the Ohio River here and we too are getting a good bit of them. Enough that I'm having to shut the windows each night as the dang chirping is driving me nuts. Stinks too as I LOVE sleeping with the "fresh air" (as fresh as you can get in the rust belt) during the colder evenings we've had the past few days.

    I keep teasing the girls though, shape up or your punishment will be to eat a chocolate covered cicada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Where are you drywall guy? I'm on Washington/Fayette County border.
    Armstrong county. ...between freeport and kittanning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    Just across the Ohio River here and we too are getting a good bit of them. Enough that I'm having to shut the windows each night as the dang chirping is driving me nuts. Stinks too as I LOVE sleeping with the "fresh air" (as fresh as you can get in the rust belt) during the colder evenings we've had the past few days.

    I keep teasing the girls though, shape up or your punishment will be to eat a chocolate covered cicada.
    Hubby and I came in the house before I left for work and we could hear the chirping and he's like, Where is it? lol It was on his shirt. They are horrible! Can't even walk outside without them flying into your face and head!
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    Re: Cicadas....

    The kids and I make a sport of them, and the dogs love to eat them. Sometimes they don't even hit the ground.

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    Re: Cicadas....

    Wow, that's a severe number of big bugs.

    Here's hoping for a short cicada season. Do your neighbours appreciate your cicada trap?!
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    Re: Cicadas....

    we have not had any "yet" and the june bugs have been very low also YAY
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    Re: Cicadas....

    I haven't noticed them in the DuBois area.
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Took a camping trip to Ohio over Memorial Day weekend to do some hiking and at one of the places we went to there were thousands of them. Ended up eating lunch in the truck because we would get swarmed with them if we stopped. Up here in Michigan Ive never seen them that bad.
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    Re: Cicadas....

    This is the 17 year cicada. I'm so done with them!
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Our 17 year cicada brood won't be back until 2021 here. Best of luck for now.
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    Re: Cicadas....

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Our 17 year cicada brood won't be back until 2021 here. Best of luck for now.
    They are almost gone. Still here but not as bad.
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    Re: Cicadas....

    From : Cicada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    Deep fried two different stage of cicada,Cryptotympana atrata,at a restaurant in Weifang, Shandong, China
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