Partly cloudy with a chance of cicada pee
Category: The Lighter Side/ HumorVia: sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom • last year • 3 comments
By: Kevin Ambrose
Cicadas pee a lot, particularly during warm days. And when thousands of cicadas are perched overhead on tree branches, their pee falls to the ground like a gentle rain shower.
Their pee is also called honeydew, and it’s loaded with sugar. It’s slightly sticky and gummy, so it’s wise to wear a hat when walking in the woods this month. But it’s harmless, just like the cicadas that squirt it out.
But why do cicadas pee frequently?
Thus, cicadas ingest tree fluids more for cooling than nutrition. Then they quickly pee it out.
While our cicadas pee in sprinkles, other species of cicadas can make it rain. Check out the videos below showing free-flowing pee produced by cicadas located in other parts of the world. No doubt, you will want to wear a hat or carry an umbrella when venturing into their territory.