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#1    Saru

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

New Zealand giant weta insect
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The female of this species of giant insect holds the record for the heaviest insect ever recorded.




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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Wow big bug!  I'm so glad they don't live here.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

On one hand "wow that's a big bug" on the other hand "yipes".


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

*Shivers* just watching that. I don't mind the size so much, (although you wouldn't catch me holding it in my hand). It's got too many legs for my liking, reminds me of a spider :o

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:58 PM

Jiminy Crickets!


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

I've got some of them living wild in my gazibo..

Slightly smaller, but still I don't go out there so much now..


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

Wetas are fine. The don't sting or bite, but they can cause discomfort when the climb up the inside of your trouser leg.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

if cockroach that size , i'm going to scream


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:32 AM

Scary looking creatures. Feisty little buggers as well. Lot of them in my garden. Have to be careful before putting hands in dark places.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:22 AM

Awesome bug most are predacious! :alien:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

Never going to NZ. Ever.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

*shudders* Holy cheese...


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

View PostSaru, on 18 September 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:

New Zealand giant weta insect
Posted Image
Click here to watch video - 00:56s

The female of this species of giant insect holds the record for the heaviest insect ever recorded.


Oooookkkay.

Well, I am glad that this mildly bug-phobic butt is sitting halfway around the world from that thing.





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