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  1. Shy

    Anyone here from 2001-ish?

    20 years later and here we are.
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  2. Nerdsy

    Anyone here from 2001-ish?

    Twenty years as of today! Wild. mattdamonaging.gif
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  3. I love insects n' stuffs ^^ Especially spiders.
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  4. Zhara

    Entomology: Care to look?

    [COLOR=Purple][FONT=Garamond]I can't believe that most of the bugs/arachnids in this thread are so creepy! Spiders freak the heck out of me. Now here's a bug worthy of mention! [IMG]http://www.ecology.info/images/wide-monarch.jpg[/IMG] [CENTER]Class: [I]Insecta[/I] (insects) Order: [I]Lepidoptera[/I] (butterflies) Family: [I]Danaidae[/I] (Milkweed butterfly family) Genus: [I]Danaus[/I] Species: [I]plexippus[/I] [/CENTER] When I was in elementary school, we used to keep Monarch cocoons in a little aquarium until they hatched, and after a few days, we would s
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  5. [color=darkviolet][font=lucida calligraphy] Ah! Kill it kill it! Sorry, I couldn't resist. I don't like anthropods or arachnos in the least, but still there is something intriguing about an animal called a Black Widow Genus: Latrodectus Phylum: Arthropoda Sub Phylum: Chelicerata Class: Arachnida Order: Araneae Sub Order: Labidognatha Family: Therididae Species: 6 Curious Facts Black Widow is considered the most venomous spider in North America. The venom of the black widow spider is 15 times as toxic as the venom of the prairie rattlesnake. B
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  6. [QUOTE=Derald][FONT=Lucida Console][SIZE=1][COLOR=DarkRed] The periodical cicada is quite interesting as it spends a great majority of its life (13 or 17 years) as a juvenile nymph living underground, feeding upon the roots of trees. After this, the nymph finally emerges from the ground and works its way up onto a tree, where it will harden its outer shell and grow into an adult within, breaking out when the transition is complete. The cicada will now have a few weeks to live in which it must find a mate, lay its eggs, and start the cycle over.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/QUOTE] [size=1]I'm ver
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  7. Raiyuu

    Entomology: Care to look?

    [color=DarkGreen][font=Trebuchet MS]So ... many ... spiders ... I might leave modding of this thread to Stu and Panda in future. Personally I'm quite a fan of the Pond Skater. [img]http://www.hitchams.suffolk.sch.uk/habitats/images/pondskater.jpg[/img] I'm afraid I don't know the genus or anything ... I just find it fascinating that something can have evolved to take advantage of surface tension the way these do. That and the Jesus Lizard - any animal that walks on water is good in my book. [/font][/color]
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  8. Ezekiel

    Entomology: Care to look?

    [SIZE=1] [QUOTE=sakurasuka][SIZE=1]I really really don't like those Hercules Beetles... They kinda freak me out, sorry Derald =( I do, though, like all types of Orb Weaver Spiders. My favorite being the most common of them, the Argiope. [/SIZE][/QUOTE] I ran into one of those, once. While I was lost in a field on safari. Scariest moment of my life? Yes. I looked down to see one of those on my arm and made my friend hit it with a stick...while screaming hysterically. I don't like spiders very much. =/ I do however like snails. [IMG]http://www.graficimages.com/snail.JPG[/
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  9. [quote name='Derald][FONT=Lucida Console][SIZE=1][COLOR=DarkRed]You know what else is interesting about the mantis? In some species the male has become completely non-existent, and the females reproduce by laying unfertilized eggs which, surprisingly, hatch into more females. This process is known as parthenogenesis.[/COLOR][/SIZE'][/FONT][/quote] [SIZE=1]That is genuinely creepy. But now it's time for the spider we've all been waiting for, the one that sends chills down all of our spines, the one we've all heard of-- The Black Widow. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/
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  10. [color=#4B0082]Probably my favorite insect is the praying mantis, or [i]Mantis religiosa[/i] (Order Mantodea, Family Mantidea). I find them around here occasionally, and I like catching and keeping them as pets. Usually it's not hard to find food for them; moths, beetles, and other easily catchable insects abound in the spring, summer, and fall. Watching them catch and devour their prey alive is lots of fun. For some general info, these mantids grow to about 2, 2 1/2 inches long, and have wings covering their abdomen, which they can use for short flights. Males are usually a tan color, an
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  11. [SIZE=1]I really really don't like those Hercules Beetles... They kinda freak me out, sorry Derald =( I do, though, like all types of Orb Weaver Spiders. My favorite being the most common of them, the Argiope. Black and Yellow Argiope- [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/unmei_shinpai/argiope.jpg[/IMG] These orb weavers can be almost 3 inches long from leg tip to leg tip. Although they are large and intimidating, their bite is only dangerous to people who experience severe allergic reactions to insect and spider bites. Argiope spiders are also called "writin
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  12. Annie

    Entomology: Care to look?

    [font=tahoma]I myself hate spiders, centipedes (however that's spelt), and maggots. But, for as much as I hate spiders, you have to respect them, and what they [b]can[/b] do. I'm choosing the "brown recluse/fiddle back". This is one spider you do not want to mess around with. The reasons are in plain black and white on the website that I'll link into the scientific name. But I'll just give you an overview of this disgusting creature. [url=http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061.html][i][b]Loxosceles reclusa[/b][/i][/url] Now, I'm not going to plagiarize OSU's website; so if you'd
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