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BGFG
January 9th, 2009, 04:24 AM
And he keep doing the 180 head turn and stares at me... I love nature...This thing is very cool...

doas777
January 9th, 2009, 04:26 AM
mantises have long been my favorite insect. I'm convinced that they are alien lifeforms.

Dr Small
January 9th, 2009, 04:28 AM
Printscreen it so we all can see :D

BGFG
January 9th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Printscreen it so we all can see :D

:lolflag:

When i type he keeps tracking me....

MaxIBoy
January 9th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Preying mantises are my second-favorite insect. They are cool, but these suckers are positively epic:
http://www.extremescience.com/images/goliath-arm.jpg
I want to visit Africa someday, just so I can get pictures of Goliath beetles.

BGFG
January 9th, 2009, 05:49 AM
I used to think beetles were nice and harmless, till i learnt that some scarabs were some of the most poisonous insects in the world.
First time I've heard of Goliath Beetles though. cool.

mips
January 9th, 2009, 10:18 AM
http://www.extremescience.com/images/goliath-arm.jpg
I want to visit Africa someday, just so I can get pictures of Goliath beetles.

:shock: Holy cow, never seen one of those before.

jespdj
January 9th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Preying mantises are my second-favorite insect. They are cool, but these suckers are positively epic:
http://www.extremescience.com/images/goliath-arm.jpg
I want to visit Africa someday, just so I can get pictures of Goliath beetles.
Wow, that's not a FINGER, it's an ARM! :lol:

chucky chuckaluck
January 9th, 2009, 10:28 AM
i consider the dung beetle a role/roll(?) model.

deepclutch
January 9th, 2009, 10:36 AM
mantis?I remember few guys here got their LCD-TFT monitors replaced for having ants etched onto the screen between the layer. :D .the TFT make was viewsonic .

Giant Speck
January 9th, 2009, 10:39 AM
My favorite insect is the walking stick.

http://bugguide.net/images/cache/MLWZ4L9ZSLFH5H1HPH3H7H1HIHDH5HEZLLWZ4LWZLLOHNHBZ4L FHXH2Z5HZR7LNZZLOHSLPZXH3H9HUZXLVZ6HHR9H.jpg

Tomatz
January 9th, 2009, 10:49 AM
i consider the dung beetle a role/roll(?) model.

That was bad...


:lolflag:

SupaSonic
January 9th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Check out these guys(Asian giant hornet):

http://www.naturenet.net/blogs/media/mandarinia2.jpg

They are pretty dangerous. They even engage in tactical combat!

From Wikipedia:



The Asian giant hornet is a relentless hunter that preys on other large insects such as bees, other hornet species, and mantises.

The hornets often attack honey bee hives with the goal of obtaining the honey bee larvae. A single scout, sometimes two or three, will cautiously approach the nest, giving off pheromones which will lead the other hornets to the hive's location.

treesurf
January 9th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Check out these guys(Asian giant hornet):

http://www.naturenet.net/blogs/media/mandarinia2.jpg

They are pretty dangerous. They even engage in tactical combat!

From Wikipedia:


I've had those guys come after me before. They're pretty scary.

Dr Small
January 9th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Check out these guys(Asian giant hornet):


We've always called them Japanese Hornets; maybe they are really called Asian giant hornets. Anyhow, they have a HUGE nest in the top of a dead tree near our barnyard, and come down to drink the sap off of trees or hummingbird feeders. We actually kill them with sticks and flyswatters, but you have to be fast.

I've had these suckers land on my neck and head after missing, and I went running like a maniac while swatting my head. I saw my dog get stung by one of these creeps a long time ago, and it left a massive welt on his nose :shock:

SupaSonic
January 9th, 2009, 02:40 PM
We've always called them Japanese Hornets; maybe they are really called Asian giant hornets. Anyhow, they have a HUGE nest in the top of a dead tree near our barnyard, and come down to drink the sap off of trees or hummingbird feeders. We actually kill them with sticks and flyswatters, but you have to be fast.

I've had these suckers land on my neck and head after missing, and I went running like a maniac while swatting my head. I saw my dog get stung by one of these creeps a long time ago, and it left a massive welt on his nose :shock:

Scary stuff! Can't you, like, smoke them out or something?

Dragonbite
January 9th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Check out these guys(Asian giant hornet):

http://www.naturenet.net/blogs/media/mandarinia2.jpg

They are pretty dangerous. They even engage in tactical combat!

From Wikipedia:

That sends chills down my back, but that's because I'm allergic to bees!


Scary stuff! Can't you, like, smoke them out or something?

Flamethrower! More precise than smoke (that is unless you use a LOT of smoke!)

MaxIBoy
January 9th, 2009, 03:54 PM
I love normal-sized bees and wasps. I've been stung at least ten times, it just bounces off me now. But something that big... no, I will NOT submit!

Tomatz
January 9th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I sometimes sleep with my eyes open and one night a mosquito bit my eyeball. Damn that hurt! I woke with my eye all swollen and bright red.

:o

Dragonbite
January 9th, 2009, 04:07 PM
I sometimes sleep with my eyes open and one night a mosquito bit my eyeball. Damn that hurt! I woke with my eye all swollen and bright red.

:o

Seriously?

Tomatz
January 9th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Seriously?

Yeah honestly, it hurt like hell!

derekr44
January 9th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Arizona Bark Scorpion (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/Bbasgen-bark-scorpion.jpg). Nasty buggers out here in the desert.

Dragonbite
January 9th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Arizona Bark Scorpion (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/Bbasgen-bark-scorpion.jpg). Nasty buggers out here in the desert.

Do scorpions' poison sting enough to kill the average adult? I hear different tales and never know which to believe.

lukjad007
January 9th, 2009, 05:18 PM
This thread scares me.

BGFG
January 9th, 2009, 05:18 PM
My favorite insect is the walking stick.

http://bugguide.net/images/cache/MLWZ4L9ZSLFH5H1HPH3H7H1HIHDH5HEZLLWZ4LWZLLOHNHBZ4L FHXH2Z5HZR7LNZZLOHSLPZXH3H9HUZXLVZ6HHR9H.jpg

Yeah, I get these often in my house too. My mum loves them. as for the hornets, i saw a special on them. 20 can kill 50,000 bees in a few mins. they are badass.
The Japanese honey bees have a defense mechanism though, they envelop the hornet in a ball of bees, then vibrate their wings rapidly, raising the temp of the ball and thus the hornet, killing it.

Amazing.

My father got stung by a scorpion in the chest while sleeping once. Gave him some slight discomfort later on in the day, but nothing serious. For most species adults are pretty much safe unless allergic. It's really children who are at risk...

My Mantis is gone :(

gnuvistawouldbecool
January 9th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Check out these guys(Asian giant hornet):

http://www.naturenet.net/blogs/media/mandarinia2.jpg

They are pretty dangerous. They even engage in tactical combat!

From Wikipedia:

If ever I come across some of them, I'll hope I have either:

a) a car or something to hide in. Some sort of Armour with goggles would do, or

b) a shotgun with a lot of really small shot, that should get them. Tear them nicely to shreds.

c) Some sort of scent stuff that makes them ignore me. Then, when they are in a sense of false security, swat them or b). Or I'd ignore them.

d) a Hornet Someone else's problem field.

Lostincyberspace
January 9th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Do scorpions' poison sting enough to kill the average adult? I hear different tales and never know which to believe.
With scorpions the smaller they are the more poisonous You could be stung by 100 big ones and have nothing more than a sore arm leg whatever. But you get stung by one small one your basically dead.

deepclutch
January 9th, 2009, 06:35 PM
insects ,lizards,spiders are a common thing inside houses in kerala.and outside you will find monitor lizards and more. :P

BGFG
January 9th, 2009, 06:47 PM
All i got is geckos, sometimes a baby snake.

Dragonbite
January 9th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Since I'm alergic to bees, I've managed to keep myself calm around bees so they have less reason TO sting me (not flailing wildly, jumping up-and-down screaming like a banshee!)

So far, it usually does me well but I don't think I'd keep my composure with one of THESE! I'd probably run, hide and cry like a baby!

Thanks for the heads-up on the scorpions (small=bad)

mips
January 10th, 2009, 01:52 PM
With scorpions the smaller they are the more poisonous You could be stung by 100 big ones and have nothing more than a sore arm leg whatever. But you get stung by one small one your basically dead.

Fatalities from scorpion stings are rare. Small children are more at risk and some people have worse reactions than others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion#Venom

Tomosaur
January 10th, 2009, 04:23 PM
I have two categories for small animals: Jerks and Friendlies.

If an animal is one of those which will just happily go on its way if you leave it alone (most spiders, bees for example), then they are Friendlies.

If an animal is one of those which delights in bouncing off your face (daddy long legs, flies) or starts getting agitated and attacks if you go anywhere near it, it is a Jerk.

Use my highly scientific categorical system to help you survive in the wild, friends!

halifax44
January 10th, 2009, 04:54 PM
I like the jerks and friendlies idea. I'm all for live and let live, but as you say I don't want them in my face. The ones that really get me are ants. They fascinate me with their social structure, but when they get in the kitchen I'm afraid they have to die. Sorry.

init1
January 10th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Do scorpions' poison sting enough to kill the average adult? I hear different tales and never know which to believe.
I was under the impression that most scorpion bites are non-fatal, but I'm not sure.

This thread scares me.
*nod* me too

Tomosaur
January 10th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I like the jerks and friendlies idea. I'm all for live and let live, but as you say I don't want them in my face. The ones that really get me are ants. They fascinate me with their social structure, but when they get in the kitchen I'm afraid they have to die. Sorry.

I don't like killing them (Instant Karma!). If it's just one (like a spider or a daddy long legs, for example) I usually just catch it and put it outside. Ants are one of those though where if you keep finding them, you've probably got a problem. They can be a lot harder to remove without killing them.

A rat got into my house once through the fire-place. I just left my cat in the room and came back a while later to find a dead rat and a very happy cat. (I don't mind the CAT killing something :P ).

mips
January 10th, 2009, 11:00 PM
I was under the impression that most scorpion bites are non-fatal, but I'm not sure.


Their 'bites' are harmless. In rare instances the venom injected from their stingers can be fatal.

BGFG
January 10th, 2009, 11:17 PM
I have some different types of ants currenly, mostly they keep to themselves. Find food then go back to the nest. Got a new red and black type I'm sharing my beedroom and computer desk with. Well mannered fellows, never go into my tower or anything.

Only time i see them is if i have something to drink and leave the cup on my desk. They appear, clean out the cup(spotless) then head back home. I like them....

Changturkey
January 10th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Good thing I live in Canada :P. Those Asian Hornets look killer...ugh.

BGFG
January 10th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Good thing I live in Canada :P. Those Asian Hornets look killer...ugh.

yeah, recently on bbc i saw that someone in Japan died from a sting. dangerous guys....

the8thstar
January 11th, 2009, 12:13 AM
I have two categories for small animals: Jerks and Friendlies.

If an animal is one of those which will just happily go on its way if you leave it alone (most spiders, bees for example), then they are Friendlies.

If an animal is one of those which delights in bouncing off your face (daddy long legs, flies) or starts getting agitated and attacks if you go anywhere near it, it is a Jerk.

Use my highly scientific categorical system to help you survive in the wild, friends!

Well, I have two categories too, but different from yours:

1 - Animals that go in my plate
2 - Animals that go under my foot

Grant A.
January 11th, 2009, 12:22 AM
I much prefer the animals that eat the bugs.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Caerulea3_crop.jpg/800px-Caerulea3_crop.jpg