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Big Motherfucking Insects

Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:49 AM by Nate
Read this: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20...s-for-80-years

See this:


It's a story about how the Lord Howe Stick Insect was thought extinct, how some people found a tiny population of survivors, and the attempts at a captive breeding program. But mostly the photos are kinda cool.
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Crashpunk's Avatar
Oh jesus. I hate insects, especially big fucking ones like them!
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:58 AM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline

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Ridg3's Avatar
Usually I'd be one for saving species but I would make an exception for them.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:25 AM by Ridg3 Ridg3 is offline

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Scraby's Avatar
Time to take out a shovel to maul it.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:35 AM by Scraby Scraby is offline

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Nate's Avatar
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Originally Posted by Crashpunk
Oh jesus. I hate insects, especially big fucking ones like them!
Yeah, well, there's a reason I gave such a literal and unambiguous title to this blog. Didn't want anyone to be surprised when they opened it.


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Originally Posted by Ridg3
Usually I'd be one for saving species but I would make an exception for them.
I'm the opposite. I don't normally like insects, but I'd especially make an exception for these.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:50 AM by Nate Nate is offline

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MA's Avatar
i think they're so goddamn cute. it's great that there are people out there who care enough to try and keep them from extinction. i'd definitely have one. i'd feed it and play with it everyday. i mean, they're stick insects. they're the epitome of friendliness.

i'm not a massive fan on certain bugs, but giant bugs i have a soft spot for. they fascinate me.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:56 AM by MA MA is offline

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enchilado's Avatar
I think I know what I want for my next pet.

Also, wishing extinction on any species is pretty horrible. I wouldn't even want cockroaches to die out (not that they're likely to).
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:58 AM by enchilado enchilado is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
Watch the video of a baby hatching.

Those eggs must be bigger on the inside.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:58 AM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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MA's Avatar
they each have their own mini TARDIS.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 05:09 AM by MA MA is offline

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Ridg3's Avatar
I'm going on the basis that those things will rule the world some day.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 05:09 AM by Ridg3 Ridg3 is offline

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MA's Avatar
well i welcome our new masters. i live to serve.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 05:11 AM by MA MA is offline

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Mr. Bungle's Avatar
I for one welcome our giant ant overlords.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 10:19 AM by Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
In the immortal words of Kent Brockman, HAIL ANTS.

I love them. I'm confused by animal-lovers who don't. I can kind of see why they might not like small bugs, but big ones should surely count as "proper animals" to them?
Posted 03-28-2012 at 10:20 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Crashpunk's Avatar
Well even though I don't like the look of bugs, I to find them fascinating. It great news that the species was found again. I always don't like hearing about extinct animals
Posted 03-28-2012 at 11:58 AM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
I love bugs. The bigger the better. The only exceptions are the ones that pose genuine harm to my person.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:02 PM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
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Eve became very, very sick. Patrick ... worked every night for a month desperately trying to cure her. ... Eventually, based on gut instinct, Patrick concocted a mixture that included calcium and nectar and fed it to his patient, drop by drop, as she lay curled up in his hand.
Who says only mammals need compassion?
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:05 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Mac Sirloin's Avatar
If they can't poison me or bite my eyes out I'm a-okay with them. I never mash a spider, never ever.

I have a moth infestation right now though, I kill those little shitters every chance I get.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:10 PM by Mac Sirloin Mac Sirloin is offline

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Mr. Bungle's Avatar
I had a terrible mosquito infesation during that heat wave about a week ago. Woke up with at least 20 bites all over my hands, forearms and ankles. Itched like a bitch.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:15 PM by Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle is offline

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Ridg3's Avatar
I feel guilty whenever I accidentally kill a bug. And I repeatedly tell folk off for killing them if they're not harming anyone.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:18 PM by Ridg3 Ridg3 is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
I hate killing bugs. But at work I kill ever spider I find indoors. Only at work. I don't want to. I don't like to. I don't like being that person. But they killed my compassion. Just by following their instincts! Goddamn, I'm a monster. And I don't even make a dent in their population.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 03:59 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Spiders should die because they are evil personified.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 04:27 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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enchilado's Avatar
Bugs suck.
Posted 03-28-2012 at 05:46 PM by enchilado enchilado is offline

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MA's Avatar
do they do anal too?
Posted 03-28-2012 at 06:44 PM by MA MA is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
*BMshot*
Posted 03-29-2012 at 12:08 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

 




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