After years of being underground this may be the first time this creature has seen the day light in over a decade! What a cicada? Jed knows more about these creatures life cycle but just to give you an idea of how fast the change happened… Late last night jed saw the cicada sitting on the outside of the yurt canvas wall. Then today at about 1pm it started to metamorphosis! in the past twenty minutes it has come out of its previous body and the wings puffed up. Amazing.
Cicada on yurt canvas
Velvetey purple is our favourite colour so we picked it for the webbing colour. On a more practical note we decided on a ratchet system as seen below to secure the three layers (wool, building wrap, canvas) together at the base of the yurt platform.
Where the canvas ends you can see some white building wrap extending below. We will cut off the excess at some point and boat soup the exposed plywood platform.
Hopefully it keeps most of the bugs from crawling up.