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shrox
09-01-2008, 09:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOXvdfcct8g

Big, ugly, scary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiZs0MRRsN0&NR=1

Some troops in Iraq fighting against one!

3D Kiwi
09-01-2008, 10:28 PM
They are so old school...

This will kick its butt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnFWgDoohzc

shrox
09-01-2008, 10:43 PM
They are so old school...

This will kick its butt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnFWgDoohzc

Maybe, but I didn't see that bug attacking the camera like that camel spider. Apperantly they are a big time killer for the troops in Iraq, lots of videos of the spiders in buckets to eat or fight whatever they drop in it.

I guess it's not a true spider, 10 legs and two eyes.

doimus
09-01-2008, 11:59 PM
Good lord, I was expecting some software development joke.... but those beasts are bloody horrible! Arrrrrgh! Hate insects. Hate them. Can't stand them. Rats and snakes are just cute and interesting, but when I see a grasshopper I flip out completely.8~

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9060/starshiptrooperslarge01hd1.th.jpg (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=starshiptrooperslarge01hd1.jpg)

shrox
09-02-2008, 12:08 AM
This one is pretty scary too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsaXfNgQZ4

3D Kiwi
09-02-2008, 12:17 AM
This would have to be the best spider video out there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc

shrox
09-02-2008, 12:38 AM
This would have to be the best spider video out there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc

Yeah, I was originally watching that when I clicked on one of the other videos.

Matt
09-02-2008, 04:28 AM
Spiders freak me out, unless I've had a few beers then I start playing about with them when they come into the house!

:beerchug:

T-Light
09-02-2008, 04:36 AM
Huge but cuddly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j6Nk4iLfSI

There was a show on tv a few months ago, some scientists went to a far flung region of the rainforests. One guy found this new species of spider, he picked it up with his knife, thought better of it and let it go. It wasn't quite as big as the one in the video above , it was thin, very long legs and a black polished exoskeleton, it was horrifying.

T-Light
09-02-2008, 04:56 AM
Edit - I think it was from this show The BBC's Expedition Borneo...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCSYGF3kvaA

They also showed a millipede type thing in a cave the nutters descended into, they said it was one of the few things that would give even them nightmares, big, deadly poisonous, long legs, lightning fast. Unfortunately, I can't find anything on it.

doimus
09-02-2008, 05:37 AM
Sometimes I feel like building a hammock and watch all those caffeine spiders go... but then I realize I'm just another caffeine spider myself. :rolleyes:

Spiders are rather low on my list of scary insects, at least those less of an centimeter in height:D. It may have something to do with growing up in a 100 year old house. Spiders in abundance there.

But the grasshoppers.... (I cant even say locust, as the mere word scares me endlessly:devil:).


Oh, and bumblebees and ladybugs are cute too, no problems with them either.:thumbsup:

virtualcomposer
09-02-2008, 09:22 AM
I HATE spiders!!!! A few years ago, I was cleaning my floor and realized there was a darker corner behind the clothes washer. There was a nest of brown recluse in there and they almost got on my hand. UGGG!!! Also, last year, I went into my garage and saw a large black widow in the corner of the door close to where my hand was. I'm very paranoid when it comes to spiders. Even thinking about them makes me feel weird.

Safe Harbor
09-02-2008, 09:44 AM
Apperantly they are a big time killer for the troops in Iraq, lots of videos of the spiders in buckets to eat or fight whatever they drop in it.

Camel spiders do NOT kill people or even attack them. Do some reading up on them... they they are not dangerous to humans.

Regardless, they definitely give me the creeps. I can't stand big bugs or millipedes. If I came across one on a dark night I'd probably pass out.

mattclary
09-02-2008, 09:51 AM
Spiders are evil. Scorpions are just as bad.

I recently got bitten on the arm in the middle of the night by a spider, never found the spider that did it. Several weeks later (and of course, several cycles of bedding laundered) I was stripping my bed to wash the sheets and found a nasty looking little f*cker where my feet had been 15 minutes prior. I have started checking the bed at night.

I f*cking hate spiders.

Some friends of mine who live just a 1/2 mile from me found a squashed scorpion in their bed when they woke up one morning recently. That's really odd, as I think in the 30ish years I have lived in this area, I have never seen a scorpion here. Used to see them in Texas all the time, but not North Florida.

hrgiger
09-02-2008, 10:09 AM
People are sometimes very afraid of the most beneficial of insects...

Chilton
09-02-2008, 11:41 AM
Hi,


Camel spiders do NOT kill people or even attack them. Do some reading up on them... they they are not dangerous to humans.


Maybe not dangerous to humans, but it'll keel yer dog (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/08/28/uk.dangerous.spider/?imw=Y&iref=mpstoryemail) !

And here's a pic of a real monster Graham found wandering the halls of NewTek:

http://homepage.mac.com/chilton/.Pictures/ScorpionBlacklight.jpg


-Chilton

Nangleator
09-02-2008, 11:45 AM
Found a 2.5" long stag beetle walking through the office of a big corporation once. They're harmless, but they sure don't look it.

RollerJesus
09-02-2008, 11:52 AM
Not an insect but this is what we worry about with the little pup...

http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wildlife_info/frogstoads/bufo_marinus.php

and they get big...

http://www.bagofnothing.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/CaneToad2.jpeg

virtualcomposer
09-02-2008, 12:13 PM
I just know I'm going to have nightmares tonight!!

mattclary
09-02-2008, 02:09 PM
Not an insect but this is what we worry about with the little pup...

http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wildlife_info/frogstoads/bufo_marinus.php

and they get big...

http://www.bagofnothing.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/CaneToad2.jpeg


Holy b_tt plugs, Batman!!! You're in Tampa??!!! Got to love non-indigenous species!

shrox
09-02-2008, 02:23 PM
Camel spiders do NOT kill people or even attack them. Do some reading up on them... they they are not dangerous to humans.

Regardless, they definitely give me the creeps. I can't stand big bugs or millipedes. If I came across one on a dark night I'd probably pass out.

A bug jumping on you and biting is not a hug and a kiss.

RollerJesus
09-02-2008, 02:25 PM
Holy b_tt plugs, Batman!!! You're in Tampa??!!! Got to love non-indigenous species!

Yes, let's introduce a non-native species to wipe out some insects, I'm sure there won't be any unforeseen side-effects. :D

mattclary
09-02-2008, 02:30 PM
Yes, let's introduce a non-native species to wipe out some insects, I'm sure there won't be any unforeseen side-effects. :D

"Hey, maybe they eat kudzuu..." ;)

RollerJesus
09-02-2008, 02:32 PM
"Hey, maybe they eat kudzuu..."

That would be far too convenient, better chance of them discouraging hurricanes, methinks.

Titus
09-02-2008, 02:49 PM
Yesterday went to a traditional fair near the studio and bought crickets with garlic, a traditional meal in Mexico were you can get a quarter pound for a dollar, yum.

Mr Rid
09-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Find out which insect stomps all bug ***.
http://www.japanesebugfights.com/

Cageman
09-02-2008, 05:43 PM
I'm terrified by spiders, but they are very interresting nontheless...

Jumping Spider Mating behaviour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D92AUXhYZ0M

Make sure you have your sound on. What you hear is the male making vibrations for the female using it's legs... Of course they have a special microphone that can pick up the vibrations..quite scary stuff! I'm SO glad they aren't as big as that toad shown earlier in this thread. *shrugs*

Another jumping spider, but very, very cute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7lgtakB0U

It's quite interresting to see how curious, and apparently, agressive they are. It seems to not like the camera that much. :) *lol*

Their sight is quite amazing actually, and their intelligence can reach the equalent of a mouse (or so I've been told). Whatever their intelligence are, it's quite amazing that they can calculate wether or not they will be able to jump to reach a prey, and if not, using their sight, calculate an alternative way to reach their prey.

As I said, I'm glad they don't get bigger than what they are... :)

Cageman
09-02-2008, 05:44 PM
Find out which insect stomps all bug ***.
http://www.japanesebugfights.com/

Only in Japan...

The land of the strange TV-shows....

:thumbsup:

shrox
09-02-2008, 05:48 PM
I'm terrified by spiders, but they are very interresting nontheless...

Jumping Spider Mating behaviour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D92AUXhYZ0M

Make sure you have your sound on. What you hear is the male making vibrations for the female using it's legs... Of course they have a special microphone that can pick up the vibrations..quite scary stuff! I'm SO glad they aren't as big as that toad shown earlier in this thread. *shrugs*

Another jumping spider, but very, very cute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7lgtakB0U

It's quite interresting to see how curious, and apparently, agressive they are. It seems to not like the camera that much. :) *lol*

Their sight is quite amazing actually, and their intelligence can reach the equalent of a mouse (or so I've been told). Whatever their intelligence are, it's quite amazing that they can calculate wether or not they will be able to jump to reach a prey, and if not, using their sight, calculate an alternative way to reach their prey.

As I said, I'm glad they don't get bigger than what they are... :)

I think those little jumping spiders are neat, they are cute for a spider, and even though 10 could fit on one of my fingernails, they are so territorial, when the wave their mandables, they are challenging you to a fight!

Cageman
09-02-2008, 05:53 PM
Yesterday went to a traditional fair near the studio and bought crickets with garlic, a traditional meal in Mexico were you can get a quarter pound for a dollar, yum.

Uhm...

I've always found it strange that humans actually eat bugs. It's against any common sense, except if you live in an indian tribe somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where food is hard to find. I once saw a program about and indian tribe that after a successful hunt, captured tarantullas and ate them (after frying them in the fire for a couple of minutes). Made my stomach turn inside out (well, almost). :) It's like seeing that famous Indiana Jones scene (Temple of Doom) where they eat alot of strange things, except that it's actually for real... :)

I regard shrimps and crayfish as bugs, and would never, ever eat them. :)

Cageman
09-02-2008, 06:03 PM
I think those little jumping spiders are neat, they are cute for a spider, and even though 10 could fit on one of my fingernails, they are so territorial, when the wave their mandables, they are challenging you to a fight!

LOL :)

But not all of them are THAT small... 3 mm to 12 mm... sure, as big as a thumbnail isn't big, but far from as small as 10 fitting on a single fingernail... :)

IMI
09-02-2008, 06:18 PM
Some friends of mine who live just a 1/2 mile from me found a squashed scorpion in their bed when they woke up one morning recently. That's really odd, as I think in the 30ish years I have lived in this area, I have never seen a scorpion here. Used to see them in Texas all the time, but not North Florida.

I've seen scorpions in North Florida.. well, Jacksonville, good distance from Talahassee. Not the big, movie-type, western desert kind, but there's a smaller kind which you can find usually in heaps of rotting leaves or under and around rotting logs. They're only about an inch long and fatter than the ones people typically associate scorpions with.
The pet stores often sell the big mean-**** scorpions, and I've heard if they escape or get released, they can survive in Florida, but I've never seen any in the wild.

This reminds me... with all this rain we got from Fay, the ponds and streams are expanding everywhere into small pools away from the main body, which aren't receeding quickly. Today I came across a relatively small puddle teaming with tadpoles about an inch long. Frogs develop fairly quickly, and these were most likely tree frog tadpoles. Well, one of them was thrashing about and I bent over to see what his problem was, and he was being eaten alive by a dragonfly larva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisozygoptera), which was just about the same size as the tadpole.

Pretty cool. Not for the tadpole, obviously, but I'd never actually seen that happening before.
We as a species may have our tendencies towards nastiness and violence, but overall, we got nothing on the arthropods. :D

Stunt Pixels
09-02-2008, 06:23 PM
I've always found it strange that humans actually eat bugs. It's against any common sense, except if you live in an indian tribe somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where food is hard to find.
Meh. Just another protein source. Had some baby bees in Japan, and they were pretty tasty...

shrox
09-02-2008, 06:45 PM
I was born in and lived in Arizona for 30 years. I saw everything from wild horses, an eagle catch a snake, hila monsters, taranchulas, coyotes, rattlesnakes, cougars, a naked woman sunbathing, wild hogs, tiny desert shrimp that hatch and live in rain puddles and only live about 24 hours, but I never saw a scorpion in the wild.

Titus
09-02-2008, 06:50 PM
Uhm...

I've always found it strange that humans actually eat bugs. It's against any common sense, except if you live in an indian tribe somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where food is hard to find.

Actually we think it has all sense to eat everything that moves (if not poisonous, of course). Insects have a lot of proteins and with a small portion you feel full and they taste basically like the food they eat (grass, cinamon, etc) so cultures with a history of hunger have less problem eating small creatures. Some of the delicious bugs in our diet: ant larvae, cactus worms, crickets, ants (not any kind of ant), and many more, the first two are very expensive actually.

Now with the rainy season the best insects appear so if anyone plan to visit my city drop me a message and maybe we can arrange a gourmet tour :D.

Titus
09-02-2008, 06:59 PM
We have a lot of these on the backyard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmg4D1NDP-s

Oedo 808
09-02-2008, 07:03 PM
I'm not too keen on spiders close up, but observing them on TV is not a problem, I found this clip interesting:

The Bolas spider. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UfMJJAzvbI)

Warning: Mother Nature at work, those who are unsure, avoid. Though there is nothing I found particularly gruesome.

Riff_Masteroff
09-02-2008, 09:07 PM
1" mosquitoes anyone?

http://bugguide.net/node/view/90697

IMI
09-02-2008, 09:29 PM
We have these wood spiders here, which are really beautiful, actually, but hairy as hell and about half the size of a tarantula. I've seen people go completely ballistic at the site of one, and I had a chick almost pass out when I came to "rescue" her from one by picking it up and holding it out to her - alive, of course.
They're completely harmless, though they *look* like they could give a nasty bite judging by those mandibles, but I've never been bitten by one. They do come in the house from time to time, but usually you won't see them unless you enter a dark room and turn on the light, as they usually hide when there's light.

Before I got married, I just let them be - if I saw one in my place, I left it alone. They eat cockroaches, among other things, and no matter how clean your place is, no matter how much you spray, in Florida you *will* always have at least a few cockroaches hiding in your house somewhere or other. Now though, the wife isn't too keen on the spiders hanging around. ;)

shrox
09-02-2008, 10:57 PM
I leave spiders alone, one just spun a web next to my window right in the mosquitos' flight path. good spider!

Cageman
09-03-2008, 01:49 AM
I also tend to leave the spiders alone, depending on where I find them. I wouldn't want a spider near my bed. I used to kill them on sight, but nowdays I try to capture them and release them outside the window.

Cageman
09-03-2008, 06:45 AM
Here's a couple of handheld macro shots, I took a few years ago, of a 15-20 mm spider enjoying its dissolved meal.

Beautiful images! :thumbsup:

Nangleator
09-03-2008, 11:31 AM
A week ago I was sitting on the porch (in Massachusetts,) and something big flew near me. It bounced into the house (hard and with a loud noise) a few times before getting temporarily stuck in a spider web.

The body was about 2" long, and had a definite wasp abdomen. There was also a straight line of about 3" forming a tail. I think it may have been one of these (http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/mystery%20wasp%20moses%20cone%2080806.JPG), although the picture of this thing makes it look like it's not from the very bowels of hell.

Anybody else want to tuck their pants into their socks while reading this thread?

shrox
09-03-2008, 01:20 PM
... There was also a straight line of about 3" forming a tail...

I think that might be for sex. Bug sex.

IMI
09-03-2008, 03:13 PM
I think that might be for sex. Bug sex.

Actually, it's called an ovipositor - basically a long needle the female uses to deposit eggs deep inside tree trunks.
The interesting thing is, the wasp can sit on a tree trunk and actually feel the vibrations of beetle grubs crawling around inside tunnels in the tree. The grubs eat the soft inner wood of the tree and develop in there and emerge later as adult beetles, creating long tunnels in the process.
The wasp can actually thread that long ovipositor through the wood, targeting a grub, just through vibrations, and stab it right into the grub, laying one or more eggs inside the grub's body.
Poor Mr. Grub doesn't die, because then his body would lose nutritional value for the wasp larvae developing within. Instead, he's paralyzed, so as to put up less resistance as the wasp larvae feast on his innards, before they emerge as adults and use the grub's tunnels as an escape hatch...

And people don't believe in Hell... but the insects live it day after day. :D

shrox
09-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Actually, it's called an ovipositor - basically a long needle the female uses to deposit eggs deep inside tree trunks.
The interesting thing is, the wasp can sit on a tree trunk and actually feel the vibrations of beetle grubs crawling around inside tunnels in the tree. The grubs eat the soft inner wood of the tree and develop in there and emerge later as adult beetles, creating long tunnels in the process.
The wasp can actually thread that long ovipositor through the wood, targeting a grub, just through vibrations, and stab it right into the grub, laying one or more eggs inside the grub's body.
Poor Mr. Grub doesn't die, because then his body would lose nutritional value for the wasp larvae developing within. Instead, he's paralyzed, so as to put up less resistance as the wasp larvae feast on his innards, before they emerge as adults and use the grub's tunnels as an escape hatch...

And people don't believe in Hell... but the insects live it day after day. :D

Well, bug reproduction anyway.

Chilton
09-03-2008, 05:39 PM
If you find a really big spider web, and you want to preserve it, you can spray paint it, then push a canvas onto it from one side. The web will adhere itself to the canvas. Pretty cool stuff. I had a biology teacher who used to have tons of webs done like this.

-Chilton

Chilton
09-03-2008, 05:43 PM
My favorite disgusting insect trick is the zombie roach:
http://www.boingboing.net/2006/02/03/wasp-performs-roachb.html

-Chilton

shrox
09-03-2008, 05:54 PM
If you find a really big spider web, and you want to preserve it, you can spray paint it, then push a canvas onto it from one side. The web will adhere itself to the canvas. Pretty cool stuff. I had a biology teacher who used to have tons of webs done like this.

-Chilton

I walked right into a new spiderweb while wearing a black t-shirt. It stuck and made a perfect spiderweb design on my shirt. I messed it up a few minutes later by accident, but it was cool while it lasted.

Matt
09-03-2008, 05:54 PM
I'm not too keen on spiders close up, but observing them on TV is not a problem, I found this clip interesting:

The Bolas spider. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UfMJJAzvbI)

Warning: Mother Nature at work, those who are unsure, avoid. Though there is nothing I found particularly gruesome.

I'm sure I saw one of these at Proton's house! Could be wrong though, looked similar!

Matt
09-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Hell yeah! Mouse vs Tarantula!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES50zZnCR34

Oedo 808
09-03-2008, 08:17 PM
I'm sure I saw one of these at Proton's house! Could be wrong though, looked similar!

Groovy! But are you sure it wasn't just a bird poo!? :D

Seriously though, if I were ever likely to want a spider for a pet, it would have to be one of those.

Simon
09-09-2008, 11:33 AM
This is strangely addictive, dragging the little fella around the screen and feeding him flies.

http://www.onemotion.com/flash/spider/

ercaxus
09-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Some bug fights here:
http://www.japanesebugfights.com/

virtualcomposer
09-12-2008, 02:53 AM
People are sometimes very afraid of the most beneficial of insects...

Beneficial? I'm sure but I still hate them! They're beneficial when they are under my shoe. I smashed a spider earlier today. It was huge and next to my outside light. I smashed it until I couldn't recognize what it was. A good spider is a dead one. I hate snakes to! I'm not as afraid of them but I still hate them as well. I refuse to even animate one. I'd be afraid that it would crawl off my screen and bite me. LOL