Photos of bugs and other things people might be phobic about

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Postby Catch-up » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:55 pm

I have always wanted her to be able to meet Dave and see all his little pets! :D She would absolutely love it.
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Postby AuntyVague » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:59 pm

I'm tentatively joining the snake admiration society too!
I'm suitably wary of them (and there was that time I almost jumped in to my then ten year old daughter's arms at the sight of one :oops: ) but I realise they aren't actually looking for trouble with humans and I can't help but admire their beauty.
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Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:09 am

I found this "not so" little fellow in front of my neighbours door. I took a bunch of photos, thinking it was dead. I was in my garage for several days before I noticed it's legs were moving. I don't know if it was injured, or old, or whatever, but I put it back outside.

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Postby Selkie » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:27 am

It's gorgeous. I hope it survives!
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Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:16 am

I've been a bit torn about it the last few days. I just hate to think that it was injury. I would not want it to suffer.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:31 am

It may have been dying anyway as they don't tend to live very long:

The adult life of the dragonfly does not last long. They live just long enough to mature and reproduce. The adult dragonfly will not live beyond several months, depending on the quality of the weather. They may live as long as six months provided the weather is dry and warm. However, in the short and sometimes cold weather, adults will not live for longer than several weeks.
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Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:55 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It may have been dying anyway as they don't tend to live very long:

The adult life of the dragonfly does not last long. They live just long enough to mature and reproduce. The adult dragonfly will not live beyond several months, depending on the quality of the weather. They may live as long as six months provided the weather is dry and warm. However, in the short and sometimes cold weather, adults will not live for longer than several weeks.


I'm sure that was the case then.
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Postby AuntyVague » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:42 am

Sorry to hear about that Con. My 'mini entomologist' sometimes brings things home in a similar state thinking they are already dead. Then it is difficult to know what to do for the best.
It is a very beautiful dragonfly though. I can never get over how intricate and beautiful they are.
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Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:14 pm

They are nice aren't they? :)
(On a complete and unrelated sidenote,i do keep missing the more usual simple smile-smiley(:)) here,this one ^ is just a bit too 'toothpasty/Richard Hammondy' for my taste. :P )
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Postby Selkie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:30 pm

They are beautiful and I love the variety of colours in them.
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:35 pm

I love that last one. They look like little works of art. :) (Didn't want to freak you out with the :D ). :lol: Sometimes the regular one looks unenthusiastic in comparison.
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Postby Penfold » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 pm

Excellent yet again Mycroft. :D
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Postby swreader » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:09 pm

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This is a photo of a type of water bug called a Mexican Amber that was shown on Weather Underground by one of the local photographers. I made a jigsaw of it, so thought I'd share it.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:44 pm

Beautiful! :)
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Re: Photos of bugs and other things people might be phobic a

Postby Broccolee » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:42 pm

We get very long blue stripy dragonflies here sometimes.I once saw one that was about twenty centimetres,give or take,flying at a pond,the girls were rather scared as it seemed to be very interested in us and kept whirring around our heads.We were rather glad it finallly pushed of.Since then the girls are rather wary of dragonflies.
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