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I want to see it in a cage match against a hamster.

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Gotta catch em all.
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Will it play Crysis?
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this plus china syndrome at fukushima = fallout

tl;dr buy a gun (imo)
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Weta's are cool smile.gif They are clean insects and don't bite. Even normal weta's are quite large.

I always accidentally cut them in half when chopping up fire wood, the top half keeps crawling around for a while.
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mmmmmm maximum protein!
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The female tarantula hawk captures, stings, and paralyzes the spider, then either drags her prey back into her own burrow or transports it to a specially prepared nest, where a single egg is laid on the spider’s body, and the entrance is covered. When the wasp larva hatches, it rips a small hole in the spider's abdomen, then plunges into the spider's belly and feeds voraciously, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible to keep it fresh. After several weeks, the larva pupates. Finally, the wasp becomes an adult, and tears open the spider's belly to get out.
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The sting is among the most painful of any insect, though the intense pain only lasts for about 3 minutes. Commenting on his own experience, one researcher described the pain as "…immediate, excruciating pain that simply shuts down one's ability to do anything, except, perhaps, scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations."

Don't you just wish you were a tarantula spider now!
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 12/3/11 at 10:40pm
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Crazy size. Amazing find. I'd love to observe something like that in the wild.

Btw, did ya see the video of the huge centipede vs. the snake on Youtube? o..m.......g
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post #69 of 92
I'd love to have one as a Pet,
Only to have my Mom screaming and trying to crush it the day I get it.
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It's (almost) adorable.
 
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