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this is all over Youtube btw

You can find a number of videos of Giant Weta vs Other creatures, usually resulting in the weta eating the other things face off

Dont worry guys

there is a pohysical limitation to how large a bug can get now due to the % of Oxygen in our atmosphere

The anatomy of a bug is funky, they breath through there legs and back etc, and due to the limitation of this, they can only get so big and brig in enough oxygen

so were safe people, Earth will not turn into Bug world
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The anatomy of a bug is funky, they breath through there legs and back etc, and due to the limitation of this, they can only get so big and brig in enough oxygen

so were safe people, Earth will not turn into Bug world

Yeah... because controlling a hosts mind isn't an adaptation bugs can make...certainly they can't change their oxygen intake... Horses used to be much smaller... Humans used to be much smaller... HMMM.....
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It's amazing when you have a predator-free island that allows all foliage/animals to evolve without anything to really harm them tongue.gif I love NZ because there's no snakes or roaches here.
Now I feel like taking another trip to Great Barrier Island just to see one of those weta first-hand!
Edited by Tippy - 12/5/11 at 9:52pm
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And here I thought that insects cant become this huge because they lack lungs. Guess the science was wrong smile.gif
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It's funny, my first thought was when she said "they're only found on this island", I immediately thought..yeah, that's until now that people know they exist, they'll have them exported as pets and soon enough let loose in the wild all over...

Then couple posts down here was someone saying they want one as a pet rolleyes.gif

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Holy crap! Bugs don't really bother me, but I will say that I hesitate to feed an insect this big something that remotely resembles that of a human finger...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortisangelica View Post

Don't worry we got big enough bugs down here as it is. I have only seen a eastern Lubber grasshopper once but they get plenty big enough.
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Originally Posted by Wikipedia 
The insect emits a foul-smelling and foul-tasting foamy secretion from the thorax when it is disturbed. The secretion is dark colored and opaque. It lets off a loud hissing sound that can scare animals.

Ewww. I haven't even heard it and I'm scared.
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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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Bear Grylls would have eaten it shortly after discovery.

With a nice, warm glass of his own pee
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I really hate insects.
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