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Old 01-21-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War

Just wondering whether any WGers have seen or read this book - I just came across a reference to it, and am embarrassed to admit that I have no familiarity with it:

“Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War” by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

See Amazon.com: Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War (9780195333053): Jeffrey A. Lockwood: Books

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"Now this is good stuff right here. Sure, we've all heard about how the ancients used to launch jars filled with scorpions or how the Plains Indians would torture enemies by burying them up to their neck near a fire ant nest, but who would have thought that insects could be used as weapons in the modern era? This book takes a look at an odd, but surprisingly effective, history of insects and their military applications, both experimental and in practice, as well as some less than savory miscellanea."
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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I have a lot of experience with fire ants and that would not be nice. Pustules and joint swelling, plus of course the pain.
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