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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby computersrule » May 15th, 2012, 4:16:40 pm

Cassowary wrote:Do you have any pictures?

No I never thought to take any pictures... Though I've got to move so I'll probably try to take some after that...
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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby computersrule » May 16th, 2012, 5:44:21 pm

I found a little foreign critter on my window sill this morning. A Death's-head Hawkmoth. I live in America so this little guy is not from around here.
I'm tempted to add him to my bug collection... I don't have many European bugs...
Now where'd I put my thumb tack.
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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby Cassowary » May 16th, 2012, 5:54:32 pm

I kinda gotta call BS at this point, computersrule.

- Mantids don't hatch one by one. They all sort of explode out of their oothecae.
- You can't really keep/domesticate them very well, at least not without a fair amount of room, since each adult ought to be housed on its lonesome to prevent cannibalism.
- You say you're breeding moths to feed them? Really? When baby mantids are smaller than a good number of caterpillars?
- Not to mention you don't even know what a pinhead is.
- And now you claim to have found a European species.
- And you're pinning it with a thumb tack.
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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby computersrule » May 16th, 2012, 6:19:35 pm

Cassowary wrote:I kinda gotta call BS at this point, computersrule.

- Mantids don't hatch one by one. They all sort of explode out of their oothecae.
- You can't really keep/domesticate them very well, at least not without a fair amount of room, since each adult ought to be housed on its lonesome to prevent cannibalism.
- You say you're breeding moths to feed them? Really? When baby mantids are smaller than a good number of caterpillars?
- Not to mention you don't even know what a pinhead is.
- And now you claim to have found a European species.
- And you're pinning it with a thumb tack.

-I think just the first mantids are hatching at the moment and momentum(is that the right term) is building up and they'll hatch more and more at a time
-I don't quite now what I mean when I said domesticate... just a difference in behavior maybe
-I cut them up at this point...
-I've never heard pinhead used. I've had to look these things up on my own.. No one in this neighbor hood likes nature apparently.
-I just looked it up with a description I had of it, it may be an american insect I've never seen. I'm not good with descriptions
-When I find an interesting or new species to me, I pin it up wings open, or however looks natural, and label it. I usually use these thin little pins to pin them up but i don't have any more left.
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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby Cassowary » May 16th, 2012, 6:22:48 pm

Great, that's settled.

You probably found a tomato or tobacco hawkmoth, they're pretty similar-looking and quite common because of all the crops grown.
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Postby computersrule » May 16th, 2012, 6:30:15 pm

Cassowary wrote:Great, that's settled.

You probably found a tomato or tobacco hawkmoth, they're pretty similar-looking and quite common because of all the crops grown.

Hmm... I looked it up and that is a bit closer in appearance... Thanks for clearing up the confusion... Though now I'm confused because I don't recall seeing one before... Oh well...
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Postby Jongarakun » May 17th, 2012, 12:37:30 am

Fun fact: we have Tobacco Hornworm caterpillars all over the place. My mom thought we had hummingbird moths for the longest time and always told me so.

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Edit: that nekkid moth is beautiful. Also, I know all about that tumblr, my sister showed it to me ages ago. =D

I want a bugsplosion, too. :<

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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby redsixwing » May 17th, 2012, 11:42:08 am

I am sorry to report that I found webworms yesterday. DX

On an aspen, no less. I didn't know they even ate aspen, I thought it was mostly fruit trees. Blaaaaaaaahhh, I know they turn into lovely moths but they disfigure trees in the process, and I have this irrational hatred of webs...

I also found an adorably fuzzy caterpillar that -wasn't- a webworm, on one of the same aspens. Awww. (At least I assume it wasn't a webworm, it was about three times their size, not as incredibly fuzzy as they are, and not actually in a web.)
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Re: Bug-Lover's Club - Voting for our official MS critter ma

Postby Cassowary » May 17th, 2012, 12:44:51 pm

Urgh, webworms, yuck. I fed webworms to a wheel bug last year. Stupid things had colonized a low-growing plant.
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