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Favorite Arthropod?

Last posted Dec 03, 2012 at 01:01AM EST. Added Dec 01, 2012 at 06:20AM EST
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Post your favorite insect, arachnid, or crustacean here!
No other animal groups please.


For example, my favorite one is the Dead leaf mantis (above), but Orchid mantis (below) is fine too.
Why mantises? They are graceful, beautiful murderers that rape and eat anything surrounding them.



I like Dead leaf mantis more because it reminds me of autumn.

Last edited Dec 01, 2012 at 06:27AM EST

KI....D wrote:

I’m a fan of Trilobites. Too bad they’re all dead.

I like Trilobites too. I remember my uncle making a sculpture of one when I was a little kid.

Lolrus wrote:

Oh HELL NO! Is that real?

Yep. They live on islands throughout the pasific and indian oceans.

lol I’m giving this thread crabs.

YNG, The Grey wrote:


Brazilian wandering spider. Most venomous spider in the world.


“Your limbs will be paralized, your lungs cease to draw breath… eventually your heart will stop.”
Did you know, the BWS venom also gives the victim a longlasting erection? Like 4 hours or more.

That makes crouching very painful.

Digoxin wrote:


“Your limbs will be paralized, your lungs cease to draw breath… eventually your heart will stop.”
Did you know, the BWS venom also gives the victim a longlasting erection? Like 4 hours or more.

That makes crouching very painful.

Yeah, the priapism is one of the reasons it’s my favorite.

The Mantis Shrimp.

Aside from it’s lethal, armor-shattering punches (which are totally neat), there’s also its eyes. It has 16 different colour receptors in its eyes. That is, compared to the 3 humans have. So it sees billions of colours that we, as humans, literally cannot imagine. That fact sort of blew my mind, and was a contributing factor in me obtaining a biology degree.

Skeletor-sm

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