Weird things in my room- sorry many pics to load

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  1. Mar 22, 2007 #21

    Ron-NY

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    not for Lien's view...I picked these up for my kids when I was in Peru. I have many collections but most are packed away
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    back view same butterflies, it is a double sided glass frame
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  2. Mar 23, 2007 #22

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    Yes, the thorax pinch is a techniqe we use all the time. You don't have to squish it b/w your fingers, all you do is pinch and release. You'll feel a little 'crunch' and it's done. Most of the time it will kill the butterfly instantly. Don't try to pinch the atlas moth though, hehe. Those we inject at the sheets with 2-propanol

    btw, my friend who is a complete nut about this wants me to start a forum about insect collecting...sigh... :) Insectboard ? hehe
     
  3. Mar 23, 2007 #23
    More bugs to crawl into your ears.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2007 #24

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    Here's my cabinet. I have about 6 more cabinets frozen. Some bugs are not spread properly, I had an accident and my aquarium leaked all over my old cases. I got new cases, but never re-spread the bugs.

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    That's my insect cabinet. Right now it serves as a stand for my tadpoles :)

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    Friend of mine is an entomological supplier and builds these. Everything fits very snugly and drawers are on rails.

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    Madagascar Sunset Moths, compare them to the local luna moths in Ontario, Canada.

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    This is probably the nastiest thing I cought myself. It's a tarantula hawk (pepsis wasp) Largest wasp species in the world. Initially I thought it was a mouse moving in the brush. It was hunting for large spiders to parasitize. That wasp gave me the weebee jeebies :)
     
  5. Mar 23, 2007 #25

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    Great cabinet! I would love something like that for my shell/mineral/fossil collections
    There are many bugs that give me the heebie jeebies but butterflies are not one of them!! I think that wasp would have and large beetles do too
     
  6. Mar 23, 2007 #26

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    ....wow! Impressive!:clap:
    I have a shell collection too...those were the first things I collected
     
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    you would have to have very big ears :rollhappy:
     
  8. Mar 23, 2007 #28
    great looking cabinets.....I would love to have just a fraction of your collection
     
  9. Mar 24, 2007 #29

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    not mine, but also a nice wasp. Mine might be a tad larger though.

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    my collection is tiny. My friend that makes the cabinets has a customer in Alabama that has several hundred of these cabinets. His private collection is insane! He orderd something like 1500 additional drawers

    the thing that gives me the biggest weebie jeebies are the whip scorpions, they live in caves and tree hollows and are lightning fast

    here's one: http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Horrors/TaillessWhipScorpion.jpg

    my wife hates the house centipedes, this picture freaked her out: http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Horrors/HouseCentipede.jpg
     
  10. Mar 24, 2007 #30

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    wow....
    Lien is gonna have a heart attack....
     
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    I'm with your wife on the centipede. Those things totally give me the creeps!
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  12. Mar 27, 2007 #32

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    hehe... it's always my job to catch it and flush it down the toilet. I esp like the wiggling legs once they come off :)
     
  13. Apr 7, 2007 #33

    OMG Marty, if I ever saw one of these things in real life, I would probably go into seizures. And definitely I'd cover my ears.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2007 #34
    :rollhappy: This is a really cool thread. Not for the faint hearted that's for sure.:rollhappy: Love the butterflies. I used to be terrified of spiders until I started working a riverside nursery during the dry years here. Spiders...BIG SPIDERS everywhere. You couldn't walk anywhere with out running into the webs, especially in the morning. Needless to say after having them crawling on me, I got over my fear real fast. I got a picture of a pretty (living) one in my garden. I'll try to find the picture of post, too really creep ya out.:evil:
     

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