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post #31 of 131
The Flamboyant Cuttlefish which walks as its main form of movement: Birds of Paradise: The now extinct Quagga, which was a zebra sub-species:
post #32 of 131
HIGHLY recommended book:

http://www.thedeepbook.org/
post #33 of 131
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they say every day do something that scares you
post #34 of 131
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This thread rocks. I love being introduced to new species, without the obligatory crikey.

+1. Amazing stuff, but creeping my shit OUT!

I bet after reading this, whomever it was in the other thread that had the centipede in his room is glad it was only a centipede!
post #35 of 131
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this ones for you wilkie: These have a poisonous bite the Amazonian variety (baby): And the biggest f***er of all be warned footage of a mouse fed to a giant centipede:
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post #36 of 131
^^ The natural world and the creatures in it are some of the most fascinating and freakishly disgusting things!!

I can't watch that video at work, but when I get home tonight, first thing I'm doin is watching a centipede eating a mouse!
post #37 of 131
^ I saw a video of a mouse (in an enclosed fish tank) getting eaten by piranhas once. Poor little thing was trying to swin around and avoid them, but they caught it and started biting off chunks of flesh. It didn't last long.
post #38 of 131
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I don't get why we don't kill them ourselves with a quick blow (flick of the tail) just before feeding them to the pet. The best way apparently is to put them in the freezer
post #39 of 131
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I just got this sent to me from another forum. Seriously, it looks like Bigfoot's oven glove. Apparently its a hairy caterpillar moth from Bolivia. Another baby sent: The Shield Octopus (aka Dumbo Octopus). It can grow to 1.5 m across! this is how I felt in my job interview yesterday The Glowing Sucker Octopus (aka Rosemary's Baby)
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post #40 of 131
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A small but highly efficient killing machine"”a hornet two inches long and with a wingspan up to three inches"”lurks in the mountains of Japan. The voracious predator has a quarter-inch stinger that pumps out a dose of venom with an enzyme so strong it can dissolve human tissue.

Bees, other hornet species, and larger insects such as praying mantises are no match for the giant hornets, which often stalk their prey in relentless armies. Just one of these hornets can kill 40 European honeybees a minute; a handful of the creatures can slaughter 30,000 European honeybees within hours, leaving a trail of severed insect heads and limbs.

People are not the Japanese giant hornet's usual prey, but those who have felt its sting describe the pain as excruciating. Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University, near Tokyo, said it's "like a hot nail through my leg."

Someone who is stung by the hornet and doesn't receive proper treatment soon thereafter can die from the venom, which is powerful enough to disintegrate human flesh. About 40 people die each year after being stung by giant hornets


great thread and great posts so far. related to this, check this video out, 10 of these big japanese hornets eat and kill thousands and thousands of normal honey bees.

http://www.popgive.com/2007/12/10-gi...-vs-10000.html
post #41 of 131
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poor little bees!
post #42 of 131
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great thread and great posts so far. related to this, check this video out, 10 of these big japanese hornets eat and kill thousands and thousands of normal honey bees. http://www.popgive.com/2007/12/10-gi...-vs-10000.html
Cool video. The Metallica soundtrack seems appropriate. Here the bees get their revenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUQt6TP2ank
post #43 of 131
That Dumbo Octopus is rather cute.
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This one looks like Pikachu. awwww.
post #45 of 131
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I just got this sent to me from another forum. Seriously, it looks like Bigfoot's oven glove.


















Apparently its a hairy moth from Bolivia called the Pus caterpillar.
The fuzz hides poisonous spines coated with your own prescription coma party.
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