Creepy Crawlies

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  1. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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

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

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    What is it?
     
  3. cyclonedave25

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    NO!!!!! Good god no!!!!!!!!
     
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    Ok...what the heck is that thing?!?!
     
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    I looks like a cross breed between a spider, scorpion, crab, and cockroach...
     
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    It's called a vinegaroon.

    It squirts acetic acid (vinegar) as a defense mechanism.
     
  7. cyclonedave25

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    It squirts acetic acid?? thats all?? It looks like it spits fire, pisses lead, craps buck shot, and burps mercury... :biglaugh:
     
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    FWIW, my 5-year old held it, so apparently you're all a bunch of wusses.:wink:
     
  9. mwoodley13

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    Guilty as charged.
     
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    Yeah, but he might eat it too! :wink:

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

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    Southern and SW United States.

    They are supposedly good as pets!
     
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    Yea your kid held it, but did you?:wink:
     
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    That would be cool! And if you're short on vineagar you've got a quick replacement.





    :cute:
     
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    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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    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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    Did MadEye Moody put a Cruciatus Curse on it?
     
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    I thought this was gonna be a post about girls who went to the U of Iowa.
     
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    Hey my wife went there. But I laughed anyway.
     
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    Well, hey, awesome. I've already been having pretty crazy dreams this week, and this is just going to send them into full-blown night terrors. This oughta be fun.
     
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    If you dump baking soda on it will it explode?
     

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