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Entomologist

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by joedirt, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Nov 5, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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    joedirt

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    Are there any entomologists here on TW? I get these "creatures" around the house every year, not sure what they are. They are slow movers and don't seem to be "hostile". Pics below(large, but they are awesome:)):

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  2. Nov 5, 2008 at 2:12 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    that is a wicked ant
     
  3. Nov 5, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    i have a buddy who just got his masters in entomology...ill forward the pics to him
     
  4. Nov 5, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    it looks like you've got a case of the red ass.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    Thanks!

    I found one on the fence this past summer that was about 3" long. I didn't really want to pick it up without gloves on, that "stinger" on the front might not feel too good sticking in your skin.
     
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    I thought it was some type of spider at first, but I can't find any information or pictures of spiders that look like it.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    getting there....
    im pretty sure its a type of ant, but what exactly...i have no clue. either way.......if they come around here...they meet an untimely demise of brake cleaner.

    anyone ever seen a "velvet ant" or cow killer as they are also sometimes called?? they are friggin wicked.
     
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    I have seen those before. They had a lot of them where I was living at down in New Mexico. Things are huge! Would not want to mess with those things.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    hell no....especially when you step on the damn thing and you can feel your foot move!!!!:eek:
     
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    are these located in the bricks?
     
  11. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:59 PM
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    I have seen these before but like you have no clue as of to what they are. My brother gets home on sat. I'll ask him, he's a biologist.
    As for the velvet ants they are bad ass, sting is very similar to a wasp, slightly worse. Just for your info.
     
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    Dude. Get some KFC "honey sauce". LOTS of it. And leave a trail of it to a house where someone you dont like resides. That will get rid of those bastards.

    Also, WTF!!!! A Black ant with a RED ass!? :eek:
     
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    i'd def get rid of them if theyre wheel bugs

    they turn into this
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    he has a pretty cool mohawk!!!:D
     
  17. Nov 5, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    Reason number 317 why I like AZ. We have no Wierd fricken bugs! :D
     
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    Well, there are tarantulas and scorpions...;)
     
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    Yeah, but you can see a Tarantula comming from a block away. And scorpions dont really bother me. BUT, at least they look like they are suposed to.
     
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