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The COOL-ass bug thread

Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Tempo Gain » 03 Feb 2014, 00:29

I don't think there are ANY things with a segmented body and no legs.
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby shiadoa » 03 Feb 2014, 00:32

Tempo Gain wrote:I don't think there are ANY things with a segmented body and no legs.

Except Worms :p
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Tempo Gain » 03 Feb 2014, 00:36

Ahhh! Was thinking more three-segment segmented.
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby urodacus » 03 Feb 2014, 08:21

From your description (which is a bit vague, sorry), it could possibly be a firefly larva. The adult females of several Taiwan firefly species exhibit neoteny, which means that they fail to metamorphose into the flying adult form, and retain the shape of the larva. Some of these can get quite big, up to 5 cm. It's easy to miss their legs if you look quickly.

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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby headhonchoII » 03 Feb 2014, 08:23

Do they glow aswell?

How do they have sex?
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby urodacus » 03 Feb 2014, 08:53

They flash. mostly fireflies flash from the lower side of their last abdominal segment, whether in larval or adult shape. some have additional flashing parts, or glowing tips of segments. but the biggest flasher is the organ in the last body segment.

Sex is also done using the last abdominal segment: tail to tail joining of their sex organs, pretty much like all other insects.
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Belgian Pie » 03 Feb 2014, 08:56

The_Ghost wrote:Thanks for help but definitely not a silverfish. Mine had no legs or antennae. It's head was pointed too, somewhat guitar pick shaped with no antennae. It also moved surprisingly fast.

Probably an extraterrestrial species on a reconnaissance mission ... which thanks to you went through the drain.

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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Belgian Pie » 03 Feb 2014, 08:57

hansioux wrote:silver fish is harmless, except for digging holes in your books. Even though they like dry places, I sometimes see them in the bathroom (maybe they are there because toilet paper tastes better than books)

Used or unused? ... I don't have experience with eating or tasting toilet paper.

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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby shiadoa » 03 Feb 2014, 19:03

Belgian Pie wrote:
The_Ghost wrote:.

Probably an extraterrestrial species on a reconnaissance mission ... which thanks to you went through the drain.

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More absolute proof that Falun Dafa theories are correct , then
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Belgian Pie » 04 Feb 2014, 10:18

As seen on History Channel ... they will return!

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