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Old 01-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Some may find this list, courtesy of the Mother Nature Network, interesting...

10 of the largest insects in the world | MNN - Mother Nature Network
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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Some good eating there! Personally, I rather our insects be smaller than our pets~
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According to the article, insects can be our pets.

Then you have the best of all worlds.

I mean, who amongst us can honestly say they don't want a pet giant burrowing cockroach?
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I mean, who amongst us can honestly say they don't want a pet giant burrowing cockroach?
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I used to keep a colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches - not quite as big, but still impressive...
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But they aren't soft and fluffy like my Ten Largest Insects-p1010427ed.jpg
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:48 AM   #6
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But they aren't soft and fluffy like my Attachment 22192
We have an infestation of those as well...
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:56 PM   #7
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Awwww, how sweet!
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I would name an Atlas Moth Mothra and let him fly around the place.
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I also kept a colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches when my kids were little. One time we had an escape and one ended up in my son's backpack. It crawled out into his second grade classroom when he was pulling out books. His teacher told him to kill it (he refused, it was a pet and he demonstrated to the class how friendly it was), to let it go outside (he refused, since it wasn't native), and finally gave him a jar to keep it in for the day. The next day there was an amazing rumor flying around the school about the cockroach infestation at my house.
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Funny.....but not really at the time, I suppose!
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