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    Its nice for a change to see some insects (and other stuff) that doesn't look like its only purpose is to fuck you up. Am I right.
    I'm talking to you spiders

    Those fish are pretty sweet

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    We should totally have like a Science thread or something. With animals like insects, marine life and stuff filled with mountains of info. :3 *I'm geeking out now O_o*

    That Gekko and Leaf Fish look awesome! *I wants fish as pets again ):*

    Plus, it might be good for inspiration or something...kay, I gonna walk away now before my head explodes from seeing awesome pics of insects...Ahh, Science how I love thee...

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    Images 2 and 3 in the first section are mantids, not katydids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakhon View Post
    We should totally have like a Science thread or something. With animals like insects, marine life and stuff filled with mountains of info. :3 *I'm geeking out now O_o*

    That Gekko and Leaf Fish look awesome! *I wants fish as pets again ):*

    Plus, it might be good for inspiration or something...kay, I gonna walk away now before my head explodes from seeing awesome pics of insects...Ahh, Science how I love thee...
    We do have a Science Thread, but it's mostly videos and infographics.
    For pics of critters, there's the Grotesque Beauties of Nature thread.

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    we have a huge thread for such creatures here
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    You know what? The lounge has been full of bile as of late and this is way refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    Spiders are not insects...

    Well Technically I never really said they were, sure I implied that thats what I was talking about and the pictures didn't really help the assumption. I just used the term "insects" In a very general sense, If theres any confusion and you need help understanding my post then I can pm you and explain it simpler.
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    nature is the best source for inspiration, goddamn

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    The Heike Crab: a somewhat different example of camouflage, this time to specifically protect the animal from humans...

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    Carl Sagan's explanation, from his Cosmos series:

    How does it come about that the face of a warrior is incised on the carapace of a crab? The answer seems to be that humans made the face. The patterns on the crab's shell are inherited.

    But among crabs, as among people, there are many different hereditary lines. Suppose that, by chance, among the distant ancestors of this crab, one arose with a pattern that resembled, even slightly, a human face. Even before the battle of Danno-ura, fishermen may have been reluctant to eat such a crab. In throwing it back, they set in motion an evolutionary process: If you are a crab and your carapace is ordinary, the humans will eat you. Your line will have fewer descendents. If your carapace looks a little like a face, they will throw you back. You will leave more descendents.

    Crabs had a substantial investment in the patterns on their carapaces. As the generations passed, of crabs and fishermen alike, the crabs with patterns that most resembled a samurai face survived preferentially until eventually there was produced not just a human face, not just a Japanese face, but the visage of a fierce and scowling samurai.

    All this has nothing to do with what the crabs want. Selection is imposed from the outside. The more you look like a samurai, the better are your chances of survival. Eventually, there come to be a great many samurai crabs.

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    Aw, that leaf butterfly has a tiny smileyface on it's back

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