OUCH! B.dubia can bite.

jebbewocky

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Got bit by a dubia the other day. Didn't break the skin, or even leave a mark, but it hurt pretty bad.
I also got bit by a field cricket I caught on a walk (I just caught it for fun, didn't bring it home or anything), and that bit even harder.

>_<
 

Moltar

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I'm guessing you weren't bitten but actually stabbed with a leg spine. They use them for self defense and lemme tell ya, those suckers are sharp! I have had a male actually draw a tiny bit of blood from my thumb when I tried to pinch his wing tips.
 

jebbewocky

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I'm guessing you weren't bitten but actually stabbed with a leg spine. They use them for self defense and lemme tell ya, those suckers are sharp! I have had a male actually draw a tiny bit of blood from my thumb when I tried to pinch his wing tips.
I got the leg spines off of one of my B.giganteus as well---OUCH!
My L.parahybana avenged me on the dubia at least.
 

omnibus2

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wow, that is scary. I thought most roaches used as feeders couldn't cause any pain whatsoever.
 

popkin

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I've actually been bitten by a ladybug, seriously the things that aren't supposed to bite apparently don't read that they are not biters lol
 

HepCatMoe

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i used to work at a petstore, and people would always ask about things "can it bite?"

i would always tell them "if it has a mouth, it can bite."

course, i would usually point out that the critter in question didnt have any teeth or was only a couple inches long.
 

hassman789

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I had no idea crickets could bite until they started biting me. It usualy happens to me when I'm trying to get it it cast a leg. Once one bit me really hard and left a little dot (very tiny blood blister) and did not go away for a long time.
 

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I've been bit by dubia too, but only when they crawl on my hand and sense food, I've never been bit in defense. I felt a "chomp, chomp, chomp", took a closer look and saw they are trying to eat. Lol, somebody where I used to work didn't believe crickets could bite. I grabbed one of the local ones by the head and showed him, he jumped back when it bit him, ....HA!
 

pouchedrat

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I think my fingers and hands are too calloused from years of working in a bakery and being an arts and crafts freak to even feel bites from something like a dubia, lol.
 

Auditor

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I've been bitten several times by feeder crickets. I found the mature crickets have formidable mandibles. They can't break skin on palm, but I had one bite hard on the side of my finger some months ago--enough to cut my skin and draw blood. I was amazed!
 

Teal

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THIS is why I use tongs to handle all my feeders lol I have no desire to be chomped on by tiny little bugs that are going to die!
 

Sleazoid

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I hate it when a cricket bites you, or their leg spine or whatever it is. It hurts more than most snake bites in my opinion.
 

elportoed

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I have on occasions handle the dubias by hand once in a while. I never got bitten by them, but the leg spines can be pretty painful. The crickets can deifinitely give you a painful bite.
 

NevularScorpion

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does anyone here get any infection or inflation of the area where you guys got stung ?
 

Stopdroproll

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Maybe you are allergic to them? Some people can't handle their roaches or they get rashes.
 
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