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Dumbest things you've heard about inverts

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by VaejovisCarolineanusSDS, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Dennis Nedry

    Dennis Nedry Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Didn't they also use a huntsman as the deadly spider for one of those horror movies?

    There's also that scene in Indiana jones where his whole back is covered in Brachypelmas, then he wipes them all off onto the floor. Poor little guys
     
  2. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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    Not that I know of, but that's... incredibly dumb. I suppose if you really squint, it could look like a Sicarius.
     
  3. Godzillaalienfan1979

    Godzillaalienfan1979 Arachnoknight

    I know this isn't very dumb (just a common error) but I hadda share this:

    Me: *introducing my inverts to my crush in hopes of her remotely being attracted to me* and THIS big guy is Scolopendra Dehaani, the Vietnamese Giant Centipede! Bask in its glory!

    My crush: Wait, did you like find it under a rock or something in your yard?

    Me: VIETNAMESE giant centipede, my dear. V I E T N A M E S E . Say it with me- V-I-E-

    *breaks off sentence. laughter from both*
     
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  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoangel Active Member

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    The last 20 seconds of the video. Stupid ‘documentary’
     
  5. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Haven't had the chance to watch it yet, but let me guess: the lady in the thumbnail sticks her hand under the lid of the bin, before falling to the ground and dying in agony.
     
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  6. Godzillaalienfan1979

    Godzillaalienfan1979 Arachnoknight

    i'm not sure black widows are THAT deadly
     
  7. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoangel Active Member

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    No even better! She picks up a cellar spider and talks about how it’s the most venomous spider on the planet.
     
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  8. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnoknight Active Member

    In the movie Arachnophobia. But the premise was that they were hybrids between a local spider and a deadly spider from a jungle somewhere. Delena cancerides is the spider they used.
     
  9. MantisGirl

    MantisGirl Arachnopeon

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    Hey, I've watched that!

    The dumbest thing I've ever heard was probably 'Oh, but it's just a mantis... It only lived a few months anyway... Why are you so upset? Can't you just get another one?'
     
  10. VaejovisCarolineanusSDS

    VaejovisCarolineanusSDS Arachnoknight

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    This one isn't that dumb I guess. I have had multiple people tell me an arthropod isn't an animal. The most recent example was when someone said that a scorpion is an arachnid not an animal so I went through the entire taxonomy list for scorpions to show him that they are animals.
     
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  11. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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    Uggghh, I hate when people act like insects and arthropods in general aren't "real" animals.
     
  12. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Ladybugs damage the flowers. And when I tried to explain ladybugs, that they were predators, carnivores, total denial.