Spittle bugs under a foldscope

I took these videos almost 3 years ago, but somehow forgot to post them here. Here are live spittlebugs that make bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles!

And here is the same bug; but filmed at 240fps. Those are some fast bubbles being formed.



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  1. laksiyer says:

    What a wonderful pair of videos. I especially love the bubbles in bubbles. Interesting that it is mostly made of plant sap, perhaps with some additions from the spittlebug.

    1. Manu Prakash says:

      Yes. Specially the lipid molecules it has to synthesize for these bubble rafts to be stable. Iall

    2. Manu Prakash says:

      Yes – specially all the lipid molecules it would have to synthesize to make the bubble rafts stable.

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