Author Topic: For you caterpillar people..  (Read 4157 times)

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

For you caterpillar people..
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:54:25 PM »
What the heck is this thing with a tail and bushy tentacles? I've tried to find out, but no luck so far..

And don't tell me it's a Madagascar flesh eating whatever..
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 04:56:15 PM by AllPurposeAtheist »
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Offline stromboli

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 05:33:11 PM »
All I will say is OMFG!!!!!! Don't touch it!!!!!!!

Offline stromboli

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 05:38:55 PM »
Seriously. It is a Puss Caterpillar




Very bad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopyge_opercularis

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The 'fur' of the larva contains venomous spines that cause extremely painful reactions in human skin upon contact. The reactions are sometimes localized to the affected area but are often very severe, radiating up a limb and causing burning, swelling, nausea, headache, abdominal distress, rashes, blisters, and sometimes chest pain, numbness, or difficulty breathing.[2] Additionally, it is not unusual to find sweating from the welts or hives at the site of the sting. Ironically, the resemblance of the larvae to soft, colorful cotton balls encourages people to pick them up and pet them.

Not shittin' you, bro. That is a bad hombre.

Offline Green Bottle

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 06:25:30 PM »
Thats an evil looking wee beastie... :wtff:
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Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 07:35:28 PM »
We're all going to die.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2014, 08:02:02 PM »
But it likes me.. it crawed up my arms and didn't seem in the least bit want to destroy me.  Oh wait...arrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh! (Note exclamation point at end of my excruciating death)
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Offline stromboli

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 08:25:37 PM »
Lucky for you I studied Entomology in 4H. How ironic that all the really nasty shit insect wise lives in the Bible Belt.

Offline Solitary

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 01:01:51 AM »
APA, seriously, many caterpillars are very dangerous. If you see this one, don't touch, it can kill.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 11:39:36 AM »
These things are all over the place around here.. Just think of the stories you're gonna have to tell about some careless fool who was eaten alive by caterpillars.
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Offline stromboli

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 11:46:25 AM »
These things are all over the place around here.. Just think of the stories you're gonna have to tell about some careless fool who was eaten alive by caterpillars.

Sound like an infestation. Highly recommend an exterminator. You step on one in your bare feet, you will be in great pain.


Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 12:19:33 PM »
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 03:31:41 PM »
Sound like an infestation. Highly recommend an exterminator. You step on one in your bare feet, you will be in great pain.


I'm in luck. I learned long ago walking around outside barefoot is a bad idea. Bees made a believer out of me.
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Offline Atheon

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 12:22:55 PM »
I know someone who has suffered very painful stings from caterpillars like that. The venomous spines are on their backs, camouflaged within mats of hair.

But I think the picture posted by APA is a specimen of Orgyia leucostigma.
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Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 04:08:45 PM »
Here's a very dangerous species of caterpillar known for crushing trucks and removing mountain tops.  Very, very, dangerous!

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Offline stromboli

Re: For you caterpillar people..
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 04:29:17 PM »
Whatever they are, they are EEEVVVIIILLLL and God made them.  :naughty: