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Posted: 27 July 2006 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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X - 27 July 2006 06:30 PM

All I see is some ugly ass bug I would like to step on…..I can’t stand hairy insects…

Careful X, the size of that thing, you could be compared to the Kitten Killer of Hangzhou wink

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Posted: 27 July 2006 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I am armed and ready with the bug spray and if necessary a blow torch

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Posted: 28 July 2006 05:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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FlintJ - 26 July 2006 02:21 PM

Here ya go.

I don’t really think that’s a table leg; bugs just physically can’t get that big anymore.  There’s not enough oxygen in the atmosphere for their method of breathing.  However, they did get that big millions of years ago (was it the triassic?  I can’t remember, so long ago..).

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Posted: 28 July 2006 05:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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FlintJ - 26 July 2006 02:21 PM

Here ya go.

I don’t really think that’s a table leg; bugs just physically can’t get that big anymore.  There’s not enough oxygen in the atmosphere for their method of breathing.  However, they did get that big millions of years ago (was it the triassic?  I can’t remember, so long ago..).

Hmm, I think it was the late Carboniferous when they had the really big insects, but I’m just going from memory on that.  And you can still get some very large insects, such as goliath beetles.  I can’t actually open the link to see the critter itself, but it being maybe half a foot long wouldn’t be too impossible.

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Posted: 01 August 2006 05:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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From memory Goliath and I think Hercules beatles can both grow to the size of a bannana, and Chimpanzees often have trouble picking them up, sorry the first picture doesn’t really help.

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Posted: 01 August 2006 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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And here’s the Hercules Beetle

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Posted: 01 August 2006 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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WOW Malfunctioned!  These are absolutely GLORIOUS insects!!!  I love insects except fleas, cockroaches and flies…..  Hissing cockroaches get pretty large too and they sound like a cat hissing when you pet them.  Cicadas (Dry-Spirits) are my ALL-TIME favorite though, especially the 17-year group.  I have a huge sculpture made entirely of their shed shells.

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Posted: 03 March 2011 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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OOOOooo Love the grasshopper!  These are all beautiful though.

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