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A bug's life

Postby sknss » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:46 pm

Post pictures of bugs
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Re: A bug's life

Postby can- » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:50 pm

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Re: A bug's life

Postby can- » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:55 pm

we could combine this thread with the birds thread except the bugs would all be eaten up
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Re: A bug's life

Postby germinal » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:59 pm

there was a spider chilling beside my bed

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i tried to pick her up but she ran away

another spider

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could be the same one i guess

here are some more photos of creepy crawlies i took on holiday a few years ago

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the ants and the wasp were fighting over the (still alive) grasshopper

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another grasshopper, swarmed by ants

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scorpion!

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and the spider you've seen already

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i took loads of photos but my sister deleted most of them :/

this bee kept delivering bits of leaf into a hole in our table, i think he's making a nest
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Re: A bug's life

Postby can- » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:02 pm

what the fuck
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Re: A bug's life

Postby sknss » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:25 pm

here's some nice bugs because germ just wants to scare you

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Re: A bug's life

Postby freddy » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:29 pm

i r scared in dis thread
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Re: A bug's life

Postby Stingray Sam » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:55 pm

germ bugs are bad, bees are terrible. I hate bees, they are literally the worse bugs ever (except big spiders)
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Re: A bug's life

Postby ramseames » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:07 am

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Re: A bug's life

Postby bels » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:11 am

This thread is a nightmare get me out of here.
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Re: A bug's life

Postby sknss » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:17 am

Stingray Sam wrote:germ bugs are bad, bees are terrible. I hate bees, they are literally the worse bugs ever (except big spiders)

i think you're thinking of wasps.

this is a bee
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look how fuzzy it is! they only sting when they are very upset because they die afterwards (the stinger rips from her body). they also make honey which is delicious

now this is a wasp
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look at her tiny waist. wasps are aggro bitches that will sting you for no good reason. they feed on other insects and sandwiches

know the difference!
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Re: A bug's life

Postby germinal » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:36 am

i think stinging bees are all boys though

And wasps are the noble martyrs of the insect world - they eat all our pests and yet we still portray them as nasty.

i took a snap of this tiny fellow last night

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Re: A bug's life

Postby Stingray Sam » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:43 pm

You're right, wasps are the worst though. I got stung Wednesday after a wasp crawled up my pant leg. My leg is still swollen and itchy. I hate wasps
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Re: A bug's life

Postby charybdis » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:58 pm

Apparently my roommate ate live termites while she was in south america.

Ugh. I can deal with the idea of cooked and seasoned termites but fuck. Just thinking about it makes me uncomfortable.
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Re: A bug's life

Postby can- » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:10 pm

I remember some monkeys use sticks as tools, which they use to get insects out of nests and eat them. did your roommate use a stick as a tool to eat termites in south america?
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Re: A bug's life

Postby charybdis » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:17 pm

I believe she just pinched one up. She said of the situation: "They were chill. Like they were really cool about being eaten."
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Re: A bug's life

Postby sknss » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:25 pm

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related question for bela: how can i take better macro shots?
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Re: A bug's life

Postby bels » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:06 pm

ARGH dead insects are one of my phobias I'm not telling you how to take better photos and why did I even click on this wretched thread
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Re: A bug's life

Postby midvh » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:58 pm

wtf germinal where do you live? That spider is the worst thing I've ever seen.

Edit: ok this creature I saw in Laos was worse

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Re: A bug's life

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Re: A bug's life

Postby purkinje » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:13 pm

I used to have Madagascar hissing cockroaches, real cool things. They don't have wings and they'd hiss when you pet them and just kind of sit around and chill most of the time. Had a ton of babies and we had more than 200 at one point. They liked cucumber and fish food and eventually I fed most of them to my chickens because they wouldn't stop reproducing. Highly recommend for low maintenance insects that can subsist on table scraps and can be kept anywhere between almost freezing and madagascar.

Couldn't find any pics of them :(
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Re: A bug's life

Postby hunnish » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:09 am

I took this first day I got my camera (like last August?)

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As a sidenote, my grandparents live out in the country and this summer when the cicadas were mating you could hear the buzzing from the forest throughout the house. They had thousands of dead cicadas (presumably most of which were the males) lining their gutters and backyard.
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Re: A bug's life

Postby sknss » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:31 pm

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Re: A bug's life

Postby germinal » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:33 am

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Re: A bug's life

Postby agvs » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: A bug's life

Postby bels » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:59 pm

Why do I check this crappy thread I'm going back to the cute things thread.
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Re: A bug's life

Postby agvs » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:13 pm

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Re: A bug's life

Postby Syeknom » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:56 pm

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Re: A bug's life

Postby rublev » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:19 pm

I can't get over that bee carrying the leaf down a hole!!!!!!!!
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Re: A bug's life

Postby verilyvert » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:56 am

When I was backpacking last winter, I made it to the Parque Arvi in Medellin Colombia, where I witnessed a wasp called a Tarantula Hawk battle with a tarantula, paralyze it, and dig a hole to bury it. The buried tarantula remains alive and is eaten by the wasp's larvae. Locally these wasps are referred to as matacaballos, or "horse killers".

I might not have got so close to take this shot if I knew more about the wasp's sting. Fortunately the two were preoccupied at the time.
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