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This is the spider thread, no there can't be baby spiders in it thats an urban legend

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  • ArbitraryDescriptorArbitraryDescriptor Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    where I live, crane flies are called mosquito eaters, though they don't actually eat mosquitoes

    I always thought it was because their larvae ate mosquito larvae, so I googled it.

    Nope.

    Turns out they're fucking worthless, unless you hate nectar. Or grass.

    Dragonflies though. That's a pretty cool fly. They eat the fuck out of mosquitos.

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  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Toldo wrote: »
    Hello.

    I suffer from arachnophobia, as probably every other poster in this thread. This is mostly because of the barn funnel weaver, which terrorized my basement and childhood. According to that Wikipedia entry, the males retreat into houses during the fall and wander around, generally scaring the hell out of me.

    I would flip the fuck out if I say that spider. I only see tiny spiders like the size of a quarter, and I still kill them.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    but maggots are beneficial to the healing process

    Not the flesh-eating ones.

    no, definitely the flesh-eating ones

    we just use the ones that don't eat the flesh that isn't decomposing

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  • Samir Duran DuranSamir Duran Duran Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    AMP'd wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    but maggots are beneficial to the healing process

    Not the flesh-eating ones.

    no, definitely the flesh-eating ones

    we just use the ones that don't eat the flesh that isn't decomposing

    Not the jerk ones then, whatever.

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited October 2010
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    Some flies don't

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  • Samir Duran DuranSamir Duran Duran Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Ok first bug in the thread where I have absolutely zero clue what it it.

    I am a shamed armchair entomologist.

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited October 2010
    It's a snowfly
    Adults seem to actively seek out the coldest place they can find and drink water by pressing their proboscis against the snow (Marchand, 1917), but are not known to feed. Adult snow flies live for up to two months. They can walk at a speed of about 1,30 m per minute, and at least males have been observed to leap, without being provoked (Schrock, 1992)

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