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[Merged]Stick Insect pries itself out of tiny egg

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

This video is a slow burn, but it’s mesmerizing. This stick insect, painstakingly extruding itself from its egg, is an individual from one of the most endangered insect species on Earth. Given how long it takes for this one to get free, you can get a sense of how devastating it was when rodents were introduced to its home island, Lord Howe Island in Australia. A insect this preoccupied with hatching can’t outrun a hungry rat.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

I hope they make sure it doesn't go extinct.

It's an interesting insect.

Edited by Mnemonix, 04 October 2012 - 04:24 PM.






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