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PostSubject: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/15/2009, 7:34 pm

My female Heteropteryx dilatata has shed green now and is almost as big as my hand
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/15/2009, 7:37 pm

Very cool ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/15/2009, 8:13 pm

Wth is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/15/2009, 8:14 pm

Its a Jungle Nympth stick insect
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/15/2009, 8:20 pm

COOL
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/16/2009, 8:37 am

Ugly, ugly faces but awesome creatures.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/16/2009, 12:16 pm

Awesome!! awesome I almost had a chance to get one, but when the USDA thought I was keeping phasmids, I thought better of it.

Just don't get "scissored" by those hind legs of hers. I've seen videos of them in defense-mode.

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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/16/2009, 4:27 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Just don't get "scissored" by those hind legs of hers. I've seen videos of them in defense-mode.

I know all about that! She's got me with them using a whipping motion and they have barb-like thorns on thier legs. Its like being beaten with a rose bush! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/20/2009, 8:20 pm

Her head looks sooo cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/20/2009, 8:22 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Awesome!! awesome I almost had a chance to get one, but when the USDA thought I was keeping phasmids, I thought better of it.

Are you not allowed to keep them?
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/20/2009, 9:27 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Awesome!! awesome I alm

WTF!!!
THat's the creepiest smiley ever!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/21/2009, 12:08 am

diabollicallycursed wrote:
Mr. Mordax wrote:
Awesome!! awesome I almost had a chance to get one, but when the USDA thought I was keeping phasmids, I thought better of it.

Are you not allowed to keep them?

Nah we can't keep any non-native walking stick here. I had a chance to get some too but it was early in the hobby for me and I wanted to drop the money on an Androctonus I saw there.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/21/2009, 1:17 am

As Andrew said, the US won't let you keep walking sticks that aren't native to your state without lots of permits -- and then, only if you're an organization, not an individual.

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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/21/2009, 5:33 am

Shocking!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/25/2009, 8:56 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
As Andrew said, the US won't let you keep walking sticks that aren't native to your state without lots of permits -- and then, only if you're an organization, not an individual.

Thats gash likes! over here your allowed pretty much every phasmid out there (probably cause they wouldnt survive over here.) What i dont get tho is how your allowed desert scorps from africa but theyde probably do pretty well in the south western deserts, its probly cause a lot of phasmids are parthenogenic and so would have no problem multiplying.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/26/2009, 9:46 am

The USDA doesn't care about arachnids -- I've asked 'em. Works out pretty well for most of us hobbyists. awesome

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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/26/2009, 9:48 am

why do they care so much about phasmids then? Is it about destroying crops and such?
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/26/2009, 9:57 am

Because they're parthenogenic, and they can feed on anything in the rose family -- which is a pretty huge family.

Wikipedia wrote:
The rose family is probably the third most economically important[citation needed] crop plant family (after the grass family and the pea family), including apples, pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and cut roses among the crop plants belonging to the family.

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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/28/2009, 7:33 pm

I think they are legal Canada. So they are a threat to the eco system?
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/29/2009, 11:02 am

Sort of . . . I think it's mostly post-9/11 paranoia that someone would use them as a bioterrorism weapon. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/29/2009, 12:12 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Sort of . . . I think it's mostly post-9/11 paranoia that someone would use them as a bioterrorism weapon. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/31/2009, 7:52 am

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Must have had enough! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty5/31/2009, 10:34 am

Razz

it looks dead angry in the last picture lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Giant   Green Giant Empty6/1/2009, 11:28 am

"I'm coming for you!!"

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