*Not for then insectofobe* The worlds largest insect has been found

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  1. Jakke

    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    That's one big-ass insect

    I find this extremely fascinating, we know insects has a limited size due to their out-dated breathing aparatus, but what makes this bug to able to be so large? Physiological differences, or maybe this is just as large as they get.

    Biology is still very much alive:yesway:



    And in a disturbing way, it's actually cute:ugh:
     
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    Cute my ass, kill that sumbitch with massive amounts of fire!!

    Interesting none the less. Creepy as shit, but interesting.
     
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    Mr. Big Noodles Theory God

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    "Adventurer Mark Moffett has found the world's biggest insect - which is so huge it can eat carrots."

    That's his fucking job title?! :eek: Where do I sign up?
     
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    Figures it'd be near Australia.
    I'm not a huge fan of bugs and their silly tracheal diffusion but it just goes to show there's a lot more on this floating rock than we think.
     
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    Pretty cool, love insect life myself, black flies and mosquitos exempt. Spent yesterday trying to find out what was in my apartment, was a bold jumping spider. The throw was red markings, not white, which apparently suggests it is not fully adult yet.
     
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    I used to be an adventurer too once, until I took an arrow to the knee.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    I was crazy for insects when I was a kid, I was out catching them almost every day in the summer. The part almost as fun was to try and decide what sort of bug it was:metal:

    My mother never understood the finer parts of studying insects...:noplease:
     
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    pink freud SS.org Regular

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    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    That thing is seriously adorable and I want one
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    I'm not going to post it here, but there is a video on youtube of a Japanese show where they make insects and arachnids fight each other to the death (very grim shit). They had giant wetas on there a few times, and they're hard as fuck. Took out some critters I would not have expected them to have had a chance against. Powerful jaws.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    And why am I not surprised that the japanese could come up with something like that...
     
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    That is severely awesome, thanks for the story! I've always wanted to resurrect some of those crazy Carboniferous era insects, until then, this will do nicely.
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    I'm gonna post it purely as a testament to how impressive these animals are at being predators, though I don't approve of putting them into a fighting situation like this and I think it is cruel.

    This is graphic and somewhat disturbing, so I understand if this post gets removed or whatever.

     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    I'm not even gonna watch that... I have never liked killing animals for entertainment, but hey, it's probably valid to the discussion... In some way..
     
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    My opinion on this particular insect is that they should all be round up, and then killed
     
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    Jk guys
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    :squint:
     
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    I don't like it either, though I find it fascinating from an evolutionary standpoint seeing how these animals have evolved to defend themselves.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    They are godamm killing machines, they can be cruel as well (if such an expression is applicable), cutting off antenae (?) is for example not uncommon. That's like me poking out both your eyes.
     

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