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Posted: 6/21/2002 7:38:42 PM EDT
Can anyone tell me what kind of bug this is? Thanks [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid23/pd214b3425daae5804f96db2c90e79c0c/fd9f1bd2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:44:43 PM EDT
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that is DEFINITELY the kind of bug you dont want to piss off!
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:46:18 PM EDT
Well, after I see it, its a dead bug. FOTBR
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:47:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:47:13 PM EDT
We call 'em EARWIGS.........
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:48:06 PM EDT
[size=6][b][red]EARWIG[/size=6][/b][/red] What do I win?? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:50:24 PM EDT
Uh Oh, Thats a gatorasscopperheadrattler bug. very dangerous
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 7:53:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [url]www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/earwig.htm[/url]
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Good link, but why are they called Earwigs? That link didn't say.
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:00:02 PM EDT
sgtar15 you win a 12 inch long earwig submarine sandwich, crawling or dead critters, your choice. yum yum hehehe
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:01:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2002 8:03:43 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:02:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [url]www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/earwig.htm[/url]
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Good link, but why are they called Earwigs? That link didn't say.
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Because they crawl into your ears while you sleep..very bad. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:03:31 PM EDT
The crawl into your ear and bore into your brain. Once inside, the long pincer-like protrusions interface with you're neural net, taking control of your mind. You then begin to vote democrat, turn gay, fear guns, and promote the welfare state.
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:03:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Am-O-Tramp: sgtar15 you win a 12 inch long earwig submarine sandwich, crawling or dead critters, your choice. yum yum hehehe
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Is that low in fat?? I'm on a diet. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:05:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [url]www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/earwig.htm[/url]
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Good link, but why are they called Earwigs? That link didn't say.
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Because they crawl into your ears while you sleep..very bad. Sgtar15
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Damn! And I thought the 7 eaten spiders a year thing was freaky enough!
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:09:56 PM EDT
Thanks guys for the help. I knew I could find out what this critters was if I posted it's picture here. Thank again bugaroos
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:11:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:22:38 PM EDT
thebeekeeper1 thanks , bookmarked. sgtar15 , moderation is the answer my Goodman.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:55:28 PM EDT
Earwig aka "Country Cockroach" These things are all over my area. In the mailbox, under stored wood, pretty much everywhere. Nasty little buggers too.
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 9:30:34 PM EDT
Funny thing is, as a kid I don't ever remember seeing an earwig use those pincers on the twigs we poked them with. Just to be safe, though, we kept our fingers away.
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 10:56:06 PM EDT
While out eating at a steak house I was half into my salad when I felt something go in between a tooth. I got up and got a tooth pick and fished out one side of the pair![shock] I didn't get my steak and I don't eat there anymore....yuck! It's still open though!!!
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 8:46:50 AM EDT
Earwig; yea, a few years ago these things came invaded my area (SE Michigan) and reproduced like gangbusters! turned up everwhere! in the lawndry on the line, in the lawn chairs, in every nook & cranny! Generous use of diazinon (sp?) used around the perimiter of the house foundation (3-6ft out) kept them outdoors (mostly). also used elsewhere around the yard in "hiding places". Sprays for other nooks & crannys (fence). Teach kids to squash 'em. They were strong for a couple of years, but have now backed off and, I suppose, have reached a natural ballance...
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:01:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [url]www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/earwig.htm[/url]
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Good link, but why are they called Earwigs? That link didn't say.
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Because they crawl into your ears while you sleep..very bad. Sgtar15
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Reminds me of an old Night Gallery episode. Earwig crawls in sleeping mans ear amd starts slowly eating it's way through his brain, causing excruciating pain to the host. Good news is that it finally made it's way out by way of the guys other ear... bad news was that it was a female and laid eggs in his skull.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:07:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NH2112: Funny thing is, as a kid I don't ever remember seeing an earwig use those pincers on the twigs we poked them with. Just to be safe, though, we kept our fingers away.
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The pinchers are ovipositors, IIRC. Only females have them? High school biology was a while ago... Scott
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:08:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JasonF:
Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: [url]www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/earwig.htm[/url]
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Good link, but why are they called Earwigs? That link didn't say.
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Because they crawl into your ears while you sleep..very bad. Sgtar15
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Reminds me of an old Night Gallery episode. Earwig crawls in sleeping mans ear amd starts slowly eating it's way through his brain, causing excruciating pain to the host. Good news is that it finally made it's way out by way of the guys other ear... bad news was that it was a female and laid eggs in his skull.
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Night gallery comes on the Mystery premium channel on our digital cable. I saw that one, too. Scott
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:34:11 AM EDT
Wow, I've never seen anything like that [shock]for that I'm thankful. I'm surprised we don’t have them here in S Fla. We have just about every other kind of bug known (and unknown) to man . The ones we have that Northern transplants usually have the most problems with are the Palmetto bugs. Imagine if you will a three-inch long cockroach that flies. [:D] A Long, Long, time ago In a High school Far away, a "Friend Of Mine" Was out camping, and while looking for firewood came upon a rotten log with [b]THOUSANDS[/b] of large (3in plus) palmettos. This "friend" collected a shoebox full. The offending insects were Gift-wrapped and placed on the desk of an individual whom many would have agreed was worthy of such revenge. It [b]WAS NOT[/b] a pretty sight [}:D] echo6
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:40:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By echo6: Wow, I've never seen anything like that [shock]for that I'm thankful. I'm surprised we don’t have them here in S Fla. We have just about every other kind of bug known (and unknown) to man . The ones we have that Northern transplants usually have the most problems with are the Palmetto bugs. Imagine if you will a three-inch long cockroach that flies. [:D] A Long, Long, time ago In a High school Far away, a "Friend Of Mine" Was out camping, and while looking for firewood came upon a rotten log with [b]THOUSANDS[/b] of large (3in plus) palmettos. This "friend" collected a shoebox full. The offending insects were Gift-wrapped and placed on the desk of an individual whom many would have agreed was worthy of such revenge. It [b]WAS NOT[/b] a pretty sight [}:D] echo6
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[img]http://www.wellspoke.com/Bees/Images-Bees/Bees-RoachWranglin.JPG[/img] Bees attacking a Florida palmetto bug.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:55:46 AM EDT
Has anyone actually been pinched by those ugly things? I haven't, to my knowledge, but did find one in my sleeping bag when I got up once. These guys are ugly, too. Not quite life-sized: [urlhttp://biology.fullerton.edu/orgs/bbww/arthropods/hexapoda/orthopteroids/stenopelmatus.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 10:03:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prk: Has anyone actually been pinched by those ugly things? I haven't, to my knowledge, but did find one in my sleeping bag when I got up once. These guys are ugly, too. Not quite life-sized: [url]http://biology.fullerton.edu/orgs/bbww/arthropods/hexapoda/orthopteroids/stenopelmatus.html[/url]
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Link Posted: 6/22/2002 10:22:28 AM EDT
For several years there were news segments on earwigs every year about this time. They are European earwigs, accidently released into the US in the mid to late 70's, IIRC. Supposed to be harmless and do not crawl in your ear. In my area their numbers seemed to peak in the late 80's, with a slow but steady decline ever since. When I used to work nights, I would come home every morning at about 8 to find dozens of them that needed killing. They would be everywhere and nothing seemed to prevent them from finding their way indoors. They don't start appearing until mid to late June, at least in northeast Illinois. Their numbers have declined so much in my area, that I only see a handful in a season. As an interesting sidebar, earwigs love marigolds, and for a couple of years I couldn't figure out why all my marigolds were dying, when I normally had huge healthy plants.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 11:13:06 AM EDT
Nothing, no insect or Earthly lifeform compares to the Potato Bug. Things nightmares are made of.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 2:51:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MC83: We call 'em EARWIGS.........
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There`s lots of them around here......harmless.......we just STEP ON THEM............[smash]
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