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Topic: Whats green and stops an 11 year old in her tracks
Posted By: sucker76
Subject: Whats green and stops an 11 year old in her tracks
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 02:59
My wife and daughter were about to leave to go to school yesterday morning and this stopped my daughter as soon as she opened the door.
I've never seen a praying mantis this close.  This one was only about 2.5 inches long.






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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 04:18
They are killers!

In the insect world.

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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

It is the same when you are stupid.


Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 04:32
A guy at work I showed to picture to said they were poisonous.  I had a good laugh.Laugh


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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 06:09
Incorrectamundo. No poison.

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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

It is the same when you are stupid.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 07:37
Beneficial critters.


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 10:44
I love Mantis. They are very helpful to have around the house.


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 11:53
If you believe in such things... a praying mantis brings good luck, if in the house to all in the house. 

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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 12:09
When they get up around 5 or 6 inches long they really are scary looking. Did you know the female eats the male after they mate.


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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 12:12

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

When they get up around 5 or 6 inches long they really are scary looking. Did you know the female eats the male after they mate.


Talk about a deal breaker on the first date interview.


Him: So, what do you like?

Her: You know bugs, and preying around.

Him: Would you like to have kids?

Her: Sure, but after your assistance, I will be eating you, need all my energy.

Him: Huh?!?!



Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 12:18
Her: Hey sexy eat me and then I'll eat you.
Him: Duh....OK



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Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 13:54
This thing was realy cool. He just sat on the door frame and let me take pictures. I did some looking into them more and read a lot. They are freocious predators but not poisonous like my work buddy said (I knew that). I have never heard about the good luck but good to know. The eating the mate part I think has always been morbidly cool like in the black widow. That's a bad bitch!

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Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 14:27
Same with women. They just wait a little longer. Then with the divorce, they gobble up everything. Sometimes they let the maimed man live, to suffer in agony the rest of his life.


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Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 14:52
Indiana Jones

You need to tame them


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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 15:03
My vet told me that in the insect blood sucking parasite world that it's only the females that bite and suck blood. Males are only used for making offspring and don't bite. Guess there's not that much difference between humans and bugsBandito


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 15:30

I never knew that.


You know what we ought to have a photo contest with insects as the subject.




Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 15:54
Blood suckers?


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 16:32
Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

My vet told me that in the insect blood sucking parasite world that it's only the females that bite and suck blood. Males are only used for making offspring and don't bite. Guess there's not that much difference between humans and bugsBandito


This is correct. Next time that skeeter is fixin' to suck, remember it's a female before you squish it.


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 16:38
😎

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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

It is the same when you are stupid.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 16:40

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Blood suckers?


Correct. I didn't realize that it was solely the female. I thought they both would.



Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: September/30/2015 at 18:19
I learn something new every day.
Thunbs Up


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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: October/01/2015 at 08:35
Ya know, the best part of that meeting with the vet about those blood suckers, was the look on Mrs. BF's face and the razzing I gave her laterWink


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: October/05/2015 at 08:11
I've seen quite a few mantises (?)  and walking sticks here in the yard in Grand Prairie and on the brick of the house.  We also have our little team of lizards that wander around the walls eating bugs....Lots of times the lizards get on the screen door and the glass panel at eye level. We open the door up carefully so they can get away...  










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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: October/05/2015 at 08:13
And we have fifty zillion hungry cursed mosquitoes....but this year was not as bad as last year....it was dry this summer after the Spring MONSOON!!  Shocked

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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: October/05/2015 at 09:23
Those stinking stink bugs have returned, and man are they pissed. Working on my shed yeterday, they were all over the place and just wouldn't leave us alone. One pf them landed on my friend's shoulder, crawled under his shirt and spooged him.



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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: October/05/2015 at 09:34
We have plenty of the pink little geckos on the bricks of the house looking for insects.  Sometimes they get closed up in the door jamb.  It was hot and dry this summer so we were spared the mosquito holocaust.    


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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: October/06/2015 at 07:57
Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Blood suckers?


Correct. I didn't realize that it was solely the female. I thought they both would.



Also, not all mosquitoes are bad and / or bite humans. Some are predatory and eat other skeeters. Big Grin


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: October/06/2015 at 09:08
Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Blood suckers?


Correct. I didn't realize that it was solely the female. I thought they both would.



Also, not all mosquitoes are bad and / or bite humans. Some are predatory and eat other skeeters. Big Grin


Which ones they be? What they look like?


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: October/06/2015 at 11:18
As my failing memory recalls, Toxorhynchites tree-hole mosquitoes do not bite man. (edited for spelling)


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: October/06/2015 at 11:59
Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

As my failing memory recalls, Toxorinchides tree-hole mosquitoes do not bite man.

Oh yeah, I know what they look like. Mrs. BF smacked one the other day after I told her not to................................NOT!


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.



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