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    Creepy Crawlies

    We went to a school function tonight to a museum, and my two boys got to play with one of these:



    Be honest...would you let one crawl up and down your arm??


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    What is it?


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    NO!!!!! Good god no!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Ok...what the heck is that thing?!?!



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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    I looks like a cross breed between a spider, scorpion, crab, and cockroach...


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    It's called a vinegaroon.

    It squirts acetic acid (vinegar) as a defense mechanism.


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    It's called a vinegaroon.

    It squirts acetic acid (vinegar) as a defense mechanism.
    It squirts acetic acid?? thats all?? It looks like it spits fire, pisses lead, craps buck shot, and burps mercury...


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    FWIW, my 5-year old held it, so apparently you're all a bunch of wusses.


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    FWIW, my 5-year old held it, so apparently you're all a bunch of wusses.
    Guilty as charged.



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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    FWIW, my 5-year old held it, so apparently you're all a bunch of wusses.

    Yeah, but he might eat it too!

    Eww....so where does this bug naturally live?



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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    Yeah, but he might eat it too!

    Eww....so where does this bug naturally live?
    Southern and SW United States.

    They are supposedly good as pets!


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    FWIW, my 5-year old held it, so apparently you're all a bunch of wusses.
    Yea your kid held it, but did you?



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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Southern and SW United States.

    They are supposedly good as pets!

    That would be cool! And if you're short on vineagar you've got a quick replacement.








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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    Yea your kid held it, but did you?
    I didn't, but not for the reason you think! There was a long line of kids waiting. I definitely would have held it. I've held tarantulas, death's head cockroaches, etc.


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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    While at ISU, I had 2 emporer scorpions as pets and they would let you hold them. Not nearly as cuddly as a puppy...but still a good low maintenance pet.



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