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LDR 09-22-2012 05:35 PM

Creepy Creatures
 
So I was bored, and surfing the internet, when I found this.

http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleim...anthornet1.jpg
A Japanese Giant Hornet.

I have a phobia of wasps. Especially giant freakin' hornets.

So then the idea hit me, why not make a thread about it? So I did.

Here's some other freaky creatures I've found. How about you guys?

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/ar...2/3052.jpg?v=1
This thing (Theridion grallatora) is literally named the Happy-Face Spider.

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/ar...0/3050.jpg?v=1
The Amblypygi, or the tailless whip scorpion. It looks like a huge spider with arms and claws.

Lynk Former 09-22-2012 05:38 PM

AH! AH! AH! AH! AH! *runs out of thread screaming*

Boba Rhett 09-22-2012 09:53 PM

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...s_2072993b.jpg


WHY IS CARROT? WHY.

thejman217 09-23-2012 01:32 AM

@LDR: *sarcasm* Thanks so much for making this "non-terrifying" thread lol XD.

Anyways, I'm sort afraid of any stinging, flying insect. When I was around 5 a huge yellow, huge, and extremely furry/fuzzy yellow jacket landed on my palm. So I tried to slap it. *failure*. The thing stung me. After that sting, I cried for two hours because it hurt so much. (remember, I was five at the time so that's why I cried for an abnormal length).

I am very afraid of bees, however I don't have a phobia of them. But holy crap that bee is SO FREAKIN BIG!

EDIT
While most bees, wasps, and hornets usually don't sting without a reason unless you give them one, the ones in China, Japan, and tropical Vietnam will sting without reason. And I heard that the pain is sometimes so excruciating that people double over in pain. Yikes.

Sabretooth 09-23-2012 02:04 AM

As someone living on the coast, crabs really, really get me.

Coconut Crab:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals...oconutcrab.jpg

Japanese Spider Crab (may possible have tentacles, must investigate):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...pider_crab.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y42YI5bIGp...600/642439.JPG

Blix 09-23-2012 04:07 AM

Looks like that thing from Harry Potter that got Avara kedavra'd.

thejman217 09-23-2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blix (Post 2819899)
Looks like that thing from Harry Potter that got Avara kedavra'd.

Which thing?

90SK 09-23-2012 07:01 PM

I was going to post in this thread but I didn't get past the google page, too gross. Try "tick", especially the one with the dog!

Q 09-23-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2819895)
As someone living on the coast, crabs really, really get me.

Better than you getting them. :xp:


Seriously, though, crabs are delicious.

Tommycat 09-24-2012 05:26 PM

This creature is soooo creepy it made it into 2 movie monsters with only parts of it.... I give you the Antlion Larvae
http://www.butterflyskye.com.au/Antlion2.jpg
Wrath of Khan had the look of this terrifying creature.

Enemy Mine it had a pit like the Antlion larvae.

What they do is make this funnel shaped pit that traps whatever wanders into it. That's when the real horror show begins. As the thing tries to get out, the creature flicks dirt out of the pit to make the walls steeper. Removing the dirt at the bottom makes whatever happens to be in the pit, slide down to it's waiting jaws. Think that's bad? On top of that, the monster pierces the victim with mandibles that injects a paralyzing toxin into it. Then it sucks out the juices because it wasn't creepy enough already. The movie monster just pulled you down and ate you.

thejman217 09-24-2012 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommycat (Post 2819975)
What they do is make this funnel shaped pit that traps whatever wanders into it. That's when the real horror show begins. As the thing tries to get out, the creature flicks dirt out of the pit to make the walls steeper. Removing the dirt at the bottom makes whatever happens to be in the pit, slide down to it's waiting jaws. Think that's bad? On top of that, the monster pierces the victim with mandibles that injects a paralyzing toxin into it. Then it sucks out the juices because it wasn't creepy enough already. The movie monster just pulled you down and ate you.

*Shudders for five minutes, but can't stop looking at it*

Uhhhhhhh.......That thing is so CREEPY! I mean, bugs with a hard exoskeleton are alright, but why do the spiders/flying insects have to be FURRY too? Does God want me to never sleep again?

I don't know why people insist on posting these horrifying pictures of spiders on the internet.

No offense to @LDR.

EDIT
How big is that thing anyway? I tried to look it up, but apparently there are 2000+ species of "Antlion larvae".

Dread Advocate 09-24-2012 10:32 PM

Antlion larvae are barely bigger than a pinky nail, or at least every single one that I've caught since I was a toddler has been.

These ugly sods are apparently a big nuisance in the North American Great Lakes and the surrounding tributaries: lamprey, or lamprey eel.

http://centreforunintelligentdesign....,0s660x495.jpg

Tommycat 09-25-2012 12:49 PM

I should have mentioned that while creepy, they are tiny. If they were bigger, they would be downright monsters.

Here in the Southwestern US, we get some weird creepy bugs. The palo verde beetle.
http://0.tqn.com/d/phoenix/1/0/h/O/3...e-lawrence.jpg

I first had to find out what it was by typing in a google search of Cockroach on steroids.

Then we have the Arizona Bark scorpion
http://bulverdepest.com/wp-content/u...k_scorpion.jpg

Interesting fun fact about scorpions. All of them glow under a black light. Even the black ones. Even scorpion fossils glow under a black light.
http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7263/...6f6aea3dac.jpg And handy thing to know... The smaller the claws, the bigger the sting.

thejman217 09-26-2012 12:20 AM

@Palo verde beetle / D:

Pinky size....well I guess it can't eat me XD.

Look up on Google Images "Camel Spider Meme".

Tommycat 09-26-2012 02:01 PM

Fun fact. The camel spider is not really a spider, and it has no venom.

Dread Advocate 09-26-2012 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommycat (Post 2820056)
Fun fact. The camel spider is not really a spider, and it has no venom.

And the tailless whip scorpion in the OP aren't scorpions either.

Boba Rhett 09-26-2012 02:58 PM

Fun Fact: Everything in this thread can be killed with the liberal application of fire.

thejman217 09-26-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommycat (Post 2820056)
Fun fact. The camel spider is not really a spider, and it has no venom.

Quote:

Originally Posted by beanlord56 (Post 2820061)
And the tailless whip scorpion in the OP aren't scorpions either.

Yeah, I know they have no venom, but their bite is excruciating.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2820062)
Fun Fact: Everything in this thread can be killed with the liberal application of fire.

?

Red Hessian 09-27-2012 08:08 AM

@thejman217

I think Rhett meant something like this :D

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/786/198/78619855_640.jpg

thejman217 09-27-2012 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Hessian (Post 2820108)
@thejman217

I think Rhett meant something like this :D

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/786/198/78619855_640.jpg

Ohhhhhh, aaahahahahaha, LOL!

Kill ALL the bugs with fire!

Dread Advocate 09-27-2012 10:45 AM

If there was ever anything to be learned from Aliens and other sci-fi, it's bugs don't like copious quantities of incendiaries.

thejman217 09-27-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beanlord56 (Post 2820118)
If there was ever anything to be learned from Aliens and other sci-fi, it's bugs don't like copious quantities of incendiaries.

Agreed.

EDIT
I hope this doesn't mark the end of this thread.

90SK 09-27-2012 05:38 PM

http://www.aacutepestcontrol.com/ima...081506_034.jpg

These western conifer seed bugs were showing up in my house a few years ago, luckily they don't move much and are harmless, they actually look pretty cool close up. I would use an empty yogurt cup to capture them and put them outside, as I do with most bugs when I can. Once my Dad left a screenless window open one summer night and I was up and I noticed tons of moths everywhere coming from the window, and I had to catch them all and release them. They were everywhere.

Tommycat 09-27-2012 05:56 PM

One that makes guys shriek is one you can't even see.

The toothpick fish. AKA don't pee in the water.

Normally it darts and heads for the gills of fish and spreads it's spiked fins to hold it in place in the gills. But it can swim up the urethra being drawn by the smell of ammonia. There it spreads it's fins and lives off the blood. Removal requires surgery, and possible amputation.

thejman217 09-27-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90 SK (Post 2820148)
http://www.aacutepestcontrol.com/ima...081506_034.jpg

These western conifer seed bugs were showing up in my house a few years ago, luckily they don't move much and are harmless, they actually look pretty cool close up. I would use an empty yogurt cup to capture them and put them outside, as I do with most bugs when I can. Once my Dad left a screenless window open one summer night and I was up and I noticed tons of moths everywhere coming from the window, and I had to catch them all and release them. They were everywhere.

I know how to copy/paste a URL to a post but how do you make the image actually appear like above? Can one of you tell me?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommycat (Post 2820154)
One that makes guys shriek is one you can't even see.

The toothpick fish. AKA don't pee in the water.

Normally it darts and heads for the gills of fish and spreads it's spiked fins to hold it in place in the gills. But it can swim up the urethra being drawn by the smell of ammonia. There it spreads it's fins and lives off the blood. Removal requires surgery, and possible amputation.

If it's so tiny, then how can you tell it is there? Does it go for humans? What are the symptoms? I'm not paranoid that I'll get it or anything lol, but how do you realize that it's there?

Boba Rhett 09-27-2012 09:00 PM

It's not that tiny. It blocks your urine flow and they also usually die pretty quick once they're stuck inside of you, making extraction even more difficult.

I'm going to add sharks to this list because they scare the crap out of me and I can't kill them with fire.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xM6S1O620QE/Su...202%20copy.jpg

What the hell, nature? Get your act together.

Dread Advocate 09-27-2012 09:44 PM

Speaking of scary sea critters, how about the moray eel? They have pharyngeal jaws, a la xenomorphs.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ckBlasgNSz...reen+Moray.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...y_eels.svg.png

90SK 09-27-2012 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejman217 (Post 2820155)
I know how to copy/paste a URL to a post but how do you make the image actually appear like above? Can one of you tell me?

Use [IMG] tags with a direct link to an image and it should appear on the page.

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejman217 (Post 2820155)
If it's so tiny, then how can you tell it is there? Does it go for humans? What are the symptoms? I'm not paranoid that I'll get it or anything lol, but how do you realize that it's there?

I was under the impression there aren't any around the US or UK, isn't it more of a tropics thing? Or not tropical, but like South America. I didn't think those fish were in the US, at any rate.

Dread Advocate 09-27-2012 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90 SK (Post 2820171)
I was under the impression there aren't any around the US or UK, isn't it more of a tropics thing? Or not tropical, but like South America. I didn't think those fish were in the US, at any rate.

They're only found in the Amazon River, and possibly its tributaries.

TriggerGod 09-27-2012 10:17 PM

http://schmidling.com/impmoth.jpg

This is the imperial moth. Not so creepy is it? Sure, its queasy to those with weak stomachs for a bug, especially one who's wingspan is the size of your hand, but it gets creepier in it's caterpillar stage: (spoilered for kinda big)

Show spoiler


i mean scale it up a little and i can ride it into battle and strike fear into all my enemies

just look at picture F its like they are roaring

e: oh hey im an idiot who forgot how to image code again

thejman217 09-27-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2820166)
It's not that tiny. It blocks your urine flow and they also usually die pretty quick once they're stuck inside of you, making extraction even more difficult.

I'm going to add sharks to this list because they scare the crap out of me and I can't kill them with fire.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xM6S1O620QE/Su...202%20copy.jpg

What the hell, nature? Get your act together.

Holy crap. That's terrifying. I'm not scared of sharks but, like most people, I would be petrified if I was in open water with a shark.


On that note, what do you think of this?

http://wildanimalsphotos.com/upload/...ary-spider.jpg

I would like to introduce Marus volans. What are those on its mouth?! They look NOTHING like pincers! :O

I also heard that these "THINGS" can "run" faster than the average human male. D':

LDR 09-27-2012 10:31 PM

Gentlemen, I present to thee...

The Woodlouse Hunter Spider:

http://entomology.unl.edu/images/spiders/dysdera2.jpg

thejman217 09-27-2012 10:38 PM

@90 SK: Thanks a lot for that.

@LDR: *sarcasm* That doesn't look intimidating at all! I haven't the faintest idea why people wouldn't be freaked out by that!

Boba Rhett 09-27-2012 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejman217 (Post 2820180)

He's actually pretty cute if you look at his face as having a large moustache.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XU9x8G7khv...e-moustach.jpg



Edit: Also,**** spiders. Seriously. :carms:

Dread Advocate 09-27-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TriggerGod (Post 2820176)
This is the imperial moth. Not so creepy is it? Sure, its queasy to those with weak stomachs for a bug, especially one who's wingspan is the size of your hand, but it gets creepier in it's caterpillar stage: (spoilered for kinda big)

Show spoiler


i mean scale it up a little and i can ride it into battle and strike fear into all my enemies

just look at picture F its like they are roaring

Those caterpillars make me think of this lovely beast.

Fire ants. Horrid monsters prevalent across the southern North American continent. Thank God they're not giant and don't breathe fire like in Fallout 3.
http://images.www.news-record.com/fi...ants021510.jpg

thejman217 09-28-2012 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beanlord56 (Post 2820186)
Those caterpillars make me think of this lovely beast.

Fire ants. Horrid monsters prevalent across the southern North American continent. Thank God they're not giant and don't breathe fire like in Fallout 3.
http://images.www.news-record.com/fi...ants021510.jpg

If you've ever watched the fourth Indiana Jones, then I would be thankful as well :).

@Boba Rhett: yeah, I guess he looks cute in a funny kind of way. Those "things" at the front of his head are just mustaches!

Tommycat 09-28-2012 01:09 PM

See, I'm actually allergic to fire ants. 1 bites me, the affected limb swells by half. 2, that section of body. 3 and it's my whole body, and I have to go to the hospital.

starwarzchick112 09-29-2012 12:25 AM

I once was horribly bit by fire ants. Was sitting by the pool and they got me. Not a pleasant experience.

thejman217 09-29-2012 01:46 AM

I'm not afraid of dogs, including this one, but look at its EYES! The animal is possessed!

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/up...hbors-cat.jpeg

I also find this meme pretty hilarious.


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