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Posted: 9/28/2005 7:38:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 8:59:10 PM EDT by twonami]
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:40:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:41:57 PM EDT
Isn't that the thing that Khan put in Chekov's ear in Wrath of Khan?

Bleccchhh.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:42:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/4924236.jpg



Ummmm fucking EW!!!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:43:46 PM EDT
Can't those things kill you with their venom. They make you hurt very bad at the least. Eat him i dare you.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:44:05 PM EDT
I saw that pic in a news story a little bit back... Wasn't it some huge centipede in the UK somewhere?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:48:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:50:45 PM EDT
Have seen them that big here as well. Nasty bastards we had one in a 10gal fish tank at work and it had a real nasty disposition..
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:56:19 PM EDT
eeeeeeek! Would a 12ga. be overkill?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:00:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greg3:
eeeeeeek! Would a 12ga. be overkill?



Only if it was a double barreled 12 gauge shotgun with 00 buck on the left and a slug on the right.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:00:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/4924236.jpg



dude, stfu. that is frickin gross.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:03:55 PM EDT
that pic sucks
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:04:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greg3:
eeeeeeek! Would a 12ga. be overkill?



Yes, but .410 wouldn't.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:05:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Can't those things kill you with their venom.

Yes they can!

In Ian Fleming’s novel, Doctor No, it was a 6 inch long centipede, and not a tarantula like the movie did it, that was siced on James Bond in the hotel room.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:06:38 PM EDT
We have those by the thousands here. Can't go hiking in the mountains without finding at least one.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:07:18 PM EDT
EEEEEEEEK. I got some of them little bastards in my house pretty often. If I ever saw one that big I'd have to open fire.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:07:49 PM EDT
a very painful bite yes but death?
I think if your allergic to bee stings it will kill you
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:10:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greg3:
eeeeeeek! Would a 12ga. be overkill?



Hell no!!

12 gauge would be my backup piece for that critter.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:12:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 8:13:12 PM EDT by 3rdStreet]



Giant Centipede Fact File

Ethmostigmus rubripes





This is the largest native Australian centipede, growing to 14 cm long. The Giant Centipede is a member of the scolopendrid family, which includes the largest centipede in the world, Scolopendra gigantea - a 30 cm centipede from South America that is able to eat mice and lizards.

Scolopendrid centipedes live in logs and sheltered places and, like all centipedes, the first pair of legs behind the head is modified into a pair of fangs, which contain a poison gland. A bite from the Giant Centipede may cause severe pain that could persist for several days. However, no deaths have been recorded from the bite of any Australian centipede.

Distribution:
Throughout Australia.

Habitat:
Urban areas, forests and woodlands, heath, rainforests, deserts.

Status:
Common

Size:
Up to 14 cm.

Bite:

Scolopendrid centipedes may bite if disturbed or handled. The bite may cause severe pain and associated swelling. An ice pack may relieve local pain. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.



Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:31:24 PM EDT
Heres the SW USA one
Giant redheaded centipede
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Family: Scolopendridae
Genus and species: Scolopendra heros Girard

Giant redheaded centipedes are not frequently observed or collected, but those that make themselves known attract a great deal of attention because of their size and fierce appearance. Specimens average about 6 ½” in length, and they may reach nearly 8” in some instances. They have been called “giant desert centipedes,” but this appears to be a misnomer because the centipedes are often collected in rocky woodland in Arkansas. The species is also known to occur at least in Arkansas, southern Missouri, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:36:54 PM EDT
I would shoot myself if i saw one of those coming at me. My dad said they were fuckin around in hawaii when he was in the marines and the radio guy got one of those things latched onto his neck in the middle of the night.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:37:28 PM EDT
fuggg that shit!


Thank god for winter.

Those damn "house centipedes" are bad enough, and I kill 1-6 of those a night in my apartment.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:37:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:38:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 8:39:36 PM EDT by twonami]
Thank god I don't have these things in Minn.
at least not the monster sized bastards
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:56:00 PM EDT
Great, I was gonna to bed, now that my skin is crawling.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 9:07:05 PM EDT
Southern Italy have those nasty bastards. I will never forget hopping off a UH-1 and saw my buddy waiting to get on. His hand looked like one of those surgical gloves inflated and painted shiny red color.

I was freaked out when I found one that had a purple body, bright yellow legs and a fire engine red belly, crawing in my buttpack.

Spiders dont bother me, sharks dont bother me, snakes dont bother me, but caterpillars and centipedes freak me out big time. Too many legs and they sting like hell.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 9:29:59 PM EDT
okay now my feet are off the ground
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 9:32:15 PM EDT
twonami, I hope one crawls into your bed...


Link Posted: 9/28/2005 9:45:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wraithtouch:
Heres the SW USA one
Giant redheaded centipede
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Family: Scolopendridae
Genus and species: Scolopendra heros Girard
www.uark.edu/depts/entomolo/museum/Scol2x6.jpg
Giant redheaded centipedes are not frequently observed or collected, but those that make themselves known attract a great deal of attention because of their size and fierce appearance. Specimens average about 6 ½” in length, and they may reach nearly 8” in some instances. They have been called “giant desert centipedes,” but this appears to be a misnomer because the centipedes are often collected in rocky woodland in Arkansas. The species is also known to occur at least in Arkansas, southern Missouri, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.




Here's a picture that I took here in Korea of one that looks a lot like.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:52:37 PM EDT
"We are gonna need a bigger bug-bomb"
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:07:56 PM EDT
Pussies...


Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:16:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:21:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Pussies...


www.swiftinverts.com/pix/CAVIMAN.JPG



Fucking LAND LOBSTER!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:29:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By Wraithtouch:
Heres the SW USA one
Giant redheaded centipede
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Family: Scolopendridae
Genus and species: Scolopendra heros Girard
www.uark.edu/depts/entomolo/museum/Scol2x6.jpg
Giant redheaded centipedes are not frequently observed or collected, but those that make themselves known attract a great deal of attention because of their size and fierce appearance. Specimens average about 6 ½” in length, and they may reach nearly 8” in some instances. They have been called “giant desert centipedes,” but this appears to be a misnomer because the centipedes are often collected in rocky woodland in Arkansas. The species is also known to occur at least in Arkansas, southern Missouri, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.




Here's a picture that I took here in Korea of one that looks a lot like.

img215.imageshack.us/img215/6056/1001002custom8bi.opt.jpg




Yea and you just happen to come across that after seeing this thread
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:41:13 PM EDT
boot > bug
Game Over
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:42:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deadcat:
boot > bug
Game Over



They wait until you sleep.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:23:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 12:28:29 AM EDT by 2A373]

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By Wraithtouch:
Heres the SW USA one
Giant redheaded centipede
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Family: Scolopendridae
Genus and species: Scolopendra heros Girard
www.uark.edu/depts/entomolo/museum/Scol2x6.jpg
Giant redheaded centipedes are not frequently observed or collected, but those that make themselves known attract a great deal of attention because of their size and fierce appearance. Specimens average about 6 ½” in length, and they may reach nearly 8” in some instances. They have been called “giant desert centipedes,” but this appears to be a misnomer because the centipedes are often collected in rocky woodland in Arkansas. The species is also known to occur at least in Arkansas, southern Missouri, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.




Here's a picture that I took here in Korea of one that looks a lot like.

img215.imageshack.us/img215/6056/1001002custom8bi.opt.jpg




Yea and you just happen to come across that after seeing this thread




No, I took the picture Aug 17, 2005.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:33:01 AM EDT
Yes, I have seen those big critters here in AZ, too. We were playing with one of the large desert Scorpions at work the other night.....it was pretty sweet. But if any of us saw one of those centipedes....we'd be out of there like a shot.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:57:22 AM EDT
It Hurts when they bite you.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 2:17:03 AM EDT
Fuck that dude-I don't care for centipedes and millipedes, spiders are ok, but Scorpions SCARE THE HELL OUT OF ME!

Thanks for the cold shiver.

Dave
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 2:36:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Southern Italy have those nasty bastards. I will never forget hopping off a UH-1 and saw my buddy waiting to get on. His hand looked like one of those surgical gloves inflated and painted shiny red color.

I was freaked out when I found one that had a purple body, bright yellow legs and a fire engine red belly, crawing in my buttpack.

What about NORTHERN Italy?

All those times playing around Monte Romano I never once saw a centipede.
Snails like crazy, yes.
But never centipedes.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:28:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 3:31:36 AM EDT by jmzd4]

Scolopendra gigantea - a 30 cm centipede from South America that is able to eat mice and lizards.



my next pet

that's a US $0.25 next to it
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:19:54 AM EDT
holy shit your gonna need a 06 to end that big basterd!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:22:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Southern Italy have those nasty bastards. I will never forget hopping off a UH-1 and saw my buddy waiting to get on. His hand looked like one of those surgical gloves inflated and painted shiny red color.

I was freaked out when I found one that had a purple body, bright yellow legs and a fire engine red belly, crawing in my buttpack.

What about NORTHERN Italy?

All those times playing around Monte Romano I never once saw a centipede.
Snails like crazy, yes.
But never centipedes.



Didnt see any in the North. Just the south.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:25:43 AM EDT
Oh hell, no BOTD
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:26:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wraithtouch:
Heres the SW USA one
Giant redheaded centipede
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Family: Scolopendridae
Genus and species: Scolopendra heros Girard
www.uark.edu/depts/entomolo/museum/Scol2x6.jpg
Giant redheaded centipedes are not frequently observed or collected, but those that make themselves known attract a great deal of attention because of their size and fierce appearance. Specimens average about 6 ½” in length, and they may reach nearly 8” in some instances. They have been called “giant desert centipedes,” but this appears to be a misnomer because the centipedes are often collected in rocky woodland in Arkansas. The species is also known to occur at least in Arkansas, southern Missouri, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.



Come across them fairly often, they are all over the Edwards plateau. The wife didn't come outside for a week after I showed her one.

I've been hoping to come across the lime green and yellow variety, I have not seen one of those since I was 14. I think the proper name is Sonoran centipede.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:30:46 AM EDT
I read somewhere that Saharan Centipedes or maybe scorpions are deadly... Can't remember which...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:36:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:37:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By twonami:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/4924236.jpg



Ummmm fucking EW!!!!



Yes. And that funky thing with all the legs he's holding is nasty too.

R.
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