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2 inch mosquito

  1. Aug 20, 2005 #1

    Monique

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    2.5 inch mosquito

    :bugeye: I was having my dinner and all of a sudden I see something crawling towards me, a HUGE insect.. the thing is at least 2.5 inches big, never seen something like it.

    Quite shaken I ran to the kitchen to get something to contain it in, emptied a glass jar with black-eyed peas in it and tried to put it on it, but the thing barely fits in the opening so I retrieved a metal coliander and put it over it.

    I looked it up on the internet and apparently it is a long-legged mosquito, I guess it had been hibrinating and just wake up (it was dragging itself over the floor).. ack :yuck: NOW what am I supposed to do, release it to the wild (I'm not sure if I dare to touch that coliander) and risk letting it multiply? :surprised

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  3. Aug 20, 2005 #2
    Leave the poor mosquito alone :mad: How would you feel if I put you in a glass jar?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2005 #3

    Monique

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    I could have put a pan on top of it, but then he would have been in the dark, so that's why I opted to empty the glass jar, and the coliander has holes in it :wink:

    Someone can catch a great fish with this, but I don't want it in my house! :cry:
     
  5. Aug 20, 2005 #4
    Atleast you're being somewhat hospitable
     
  6. Aug 20, 2005 #5

    Monique

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    Wait, here it is, apparently it is a cranefly and it's freaking me out!
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  7. Aug 20, 2005 #6

    dduardo

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    Is that your hand? It's pretty big.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2005 #7

    Monique

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    You think I'd let my hand near that thing?
     
  9. Aug 20, 2005 #8

    Evo

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    Aaack, I've seen those before. :yuck:
     
  10. Aug 20, 2005 #9

    Clausius2

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    How the hell do you dare to handle that horrible thing?. Nobody knows what illness could transmit you with its sting.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2005 #10
    Mosquitos are the one species of animals I truely want to eradicate from the face of the Earth. I hate them. I hate them with every fiber of my being. :devil:
     
  12. Aug 20, 2005 #11
    Agreed. Although these are CRANEFLIES.

    I would personally just let it go. It only lives above the surface a few days for mating, let it appreciate that short time.
     
  13. Aug 20, 2005 #12

    Hurkyl

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    Aww, it's so cute! o:)
     
  14. Aug 20, 2005 #13
    Deep-fry it and eat it.
     
  15. Aug 20, 2005 #14
    Mosquitos are just like humans...... the only ones that are bloodsuckers are females. :biggrin:
     
  16. Aug 20, 2005 #15

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    Now, now, grave... Females m's respond to surface temperature, so the order of their biting preferences is: pregnant human females, then human females, then human males.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2005 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    We get those here but much bigger. The last time Integral and Differential came by for dinner, we had quite a fiasco getting one out of the kitchen.
     
  18. Aug 20, 2005 #17

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    I'd use it in a science project, e.g., add a smallish frog into the mixture then see what happens (which one lives).
     
  19. Aug 20, 2005 #18
    YES! It will be like gladiators! Fight to the dealth for our amusement! :biggrin: :devil:
     
  20. Aug 20, 2005 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    Here we go. We got a picture of Integral just after he caught it.
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  21. Aug 21, 2005 #20

    Mk

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    That giant bug is trying to comb Integral's hair.
     
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