#1 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (12263 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, we all know that at one point of Earth's history, insects were absolutely massive. Some still think and sightings are recorded of different species of insects still retaining their abnormal sizes in the Tropical Rain Forests. Do you think something like these could still exist unknown to us? How bad would it be if their population were to increase by 200%? How terrified would you be to go outside if these things were roaming the world?

#2 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (12043 posts) - - Show Bio

Never leave house again....

#3 Posted by SC (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

Well the Giant huntsman spider was only discovered in 2001, which is kind of freaky when you think about it. By leg span its considered the biggest spider, I was 11 when it was discovered. At that age I was ignorant enough to not realize lots of species, more than lots even were discovered quite regularly. Not an insect but Titanoboa (extinct) was discovered in 2009 too, which is recent, and is considered the biggest snake genus that ever lived. Point is, chances are that anyone that reads this will probably be eaten by a giant preying mantis in the next five years or so, cause there are giant monster bugs out there waiting to attack and eat you and you need to run hide and protect yourself and your family.

Look I don't want to alarm or scare anyone... its just that science shows that 87 percent of all people are being watched by giant super spiders that weigh up to 200 pounds... at all times, its all those eyes. Don't make any sudden movements... retreat to your bedroom and hide under your bed. Yes do it now...

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#4 Posted by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

Well the Giant huntsman spider was only discovered in 2001, which is kind of freaky when you think about it. By leg span its considered the biggest spider, I was 11 when it was discovered. At that age I was ignorant enough to not realize lots of species, more than lots even were discovered quite regularly. Not an insect but Titanoboa (extinct) was discovered in 2009 too, which is recent, and is considered the biggest snake genus that ever lived. Point is, chances are that anyone that reads this will probably be eaten by a giant preying mantis in the next five years or so, cause there are giant monster bugs out there waiting to attack and eat you and you need to run hide and protect yourself and your family.

Look I don't want to alarm or scare anyone... its just that science shows that 87 percent of all people are being watched by giant super spiders that weigh up to 200 pounds... at all times, its all those eyes. Don't make any sudden movements... retreat to your bedroom and hide under your bed. Yes do it now...

LOLZ!

A giant spider weighing 200lbs if proportional to a common spider will collapse due to gravity. Their limbs will not support them. :)

#5 Posted by Veshark (9321 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm already pretty wary of tiny insects. Giant ones would make me piss myself. Not to mention I come from a tropical nation known for our rainforests and insect fauna....

#6 Posted by SC (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlordarhas: Yes exactly, thats why they are called... Gravity Spider's because they defy gravity and can fly 0_0 (heh heh)

Next Week on Monster Quest - Flying Mega Spiders. Our experts head to Mexico to uncover reports of giant man eating spiders that fly and twerk. How many of them are there and why do they want to eat you? See as we use sciences most advanced technology to analyze and map out the environments of these incredible specimens!!

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#7 Posted by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

@overlordarhas: Yes exactly, thats why they are called... Gravity Spider's because they defy gravity and can fly 0_0 (heh heh)

Next Week on Monster Quest - Flying Mega Spiders. Our experts head to Mexico to uncover reports of giant man eating spiders that fly and twerk. How many of them are there and why do they want to eat you? See as we use sciences most advanced technology to analyze and map out the environments of these incredible specimens!!

NEWS FLASH!

The expedition team sent to document the - Flying Mega Spider - lost transmission yesterday, this is their last transmission....

*In a panicked voice* - HEEEEELLLLPPPP!!!! -

#8 Posted by SC (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlordarhas said:

The expedition team sent to document the - Flying Mega Spider - lost transmission yesterday, this is their last transmission....

*In a panicked voice* - HEEEEELLLLPPPP!!!! -

Hahahaha.

Needs to be a movie! ^_^

Oh and as far as topic again, and slightly mire serious, but I find Giant Weta's to be very cute. Ditto Spiny Leaf insects.

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#9 Edited by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (12263 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

@overlordarhas: Yes exactly, thats why they are called... Gravity Spider's because they defy gravity and can fly 0_0 (heh heh)

Next Week on Monster Quest - Flying Mega Spiders. Our experts head to Mexico to uncover reports of giant man eating spiders that fly and twerk. How many of them are there and why do they want to eat you? See as we use sciences most advanced technology to analyze and map out the environments of these incredible specimens!!

Where is your god? Where!?

#10 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (40300 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm from Scotland, it isn't the big insects that are the problem round here it's the little ones

#11 Posted by ImpurestCheese (7637 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: You obviously didn't watch the Peter Jackson King Kong. Those Weta as were crazy mean and carnivorous. I prefer big beetles to the other mega bugs as shown by my avatar.

#12 Posted by SC (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_legendary_supersaiyan_hulk: Haha thats awesome.

You obviously didn't watch the Peter Jackson King Kong. Those Weta as were crazy mean and carnivorous. I prefer big beetles to the other mega bugs as shown by my avatar.

Heh heh thats true, maybe I just had good luck to come across friendly Weta and that they were secretly harboring the desire to kill and eat me 0___0 - nice reference to your avatar too! ^_^

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#13 Posted by MatteoPG (1950 posts) - - Show Bio

How giant are we talking? The fact is, because of the completely different ligaments insects have, and the fact that they "pull" on their own body from outside the skin but inside their chitin exoskeleton, once the volume raises too much, they would collapse on the weight of their own shell.

#14 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (12263 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg: I'm talking about semi-prehistoric.

#15 Posted by Cezar_TheScribe (2774 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you ever seen Starship Troopers?

#16 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (12263 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by BumpyBoo (12257 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Awww, the insect nomming on a carrot is adorable ^___^

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#18 Posted by Bruxae (15782 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont mind aslong as its Poodle Moth's.

#19 Posted by ARMIV2 (9190 posts) - - Show Bio

We have these out by where I'm currently staying.

These guys and their ridiculous webs are as giant as I wanna get.

#20 Edited by Juiceboks (13153 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae said:

I dont mind aslong as its Poodle Moth's.

You'd have to be the biggest insectophobe to consider that bundle of fluff frightening.

#21 Posted by SC (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo said:

@sc: Awww, the insect nomming on a carrot is adorable ^___^

I can see how people can dislike insects, if they are maybe poisonous, or slimy or bite or have lots of legs and run or fly fast - buuuuut Giant Weta are these big clumsy slow moving Pokemon! Basically heh heh. It just lies in a persons hand and eats vegetables. Am glad you like. ^_^

@bruxae said:

I dont mind aslong as its Poodle Moth's.

MOTH OFF TIME! In the Red Corner, the Poodle Moth. In the uh other corner that should be blue, but is kind of more aqua... the Custard, Lamington Neapolitan Dessert Moth!

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#22 Posted by joshmightbe (25974 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be buying a shot gun immediately then pondering the horror of the fact that there are bugs big enough to require a shot gun to kill them.

#23 Posted by BumpyBoo (12257 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae said:

I dont mind aslong as its Poodle Moth's.

O__________O

*needs one*

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#24 Posted by MatteoPG (1950 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg: I'm talking about semi-prehistoric.

I'm not being dense on purpose, but I still don't understand. What dimensions would we be talking about?

But, the short answer is that I am actually kind of creeped out by some insects... in fact just by the ones who are bigger than a little finger. So yes, I would shut myself in my house and gladly die of thirst before facing the menace of a street riddled with roaches bigger than a chihuahua or centipedes longer than my leg.

#25 Posted by wildvine (11155 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae said:

I dont mind aslong as its Poodle Moth's.

I have lepidopterophobia (Fear of butterfiles or moths) but even I find this cute. ^_^

@sc said:

Well the Giant huntsman spider was only discovered in 2001, which is kind of freaky when you think about it. By leg span its considered the biggest spider, I was 11 when it was discovered. At that age I was ignorant enough to not realize lots of species, more than lots even were discovered quite regularly. Not an insect but Titanoboa (extinct) was discovered in 2009 too, which is recent, and is considered the biggest snake genus that ever lived. Point is, chances are that anyone that reads this will probably be eaten by a giant preying mantis in the next five years or so, cause there are giant monster bugs out there waiting to attack and eat you and you need to run hide and protect yourself and your family.

Look I don't want to alarm or scare anyone... its just that science shows that 87 percent of all people are being watched by giant super spiders that weigh up to 200 pounds... at all times, its all those eyes. Don't make any sudden movements... retreat to your bedroom and hide under your bed. Yes do it now...

Its time for your med's again dear. <3

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#26 Posted by ImpurestCheese (7637 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: The first Birdwing Butterfly brought back from Indonesia was actually shot down by a hunting rifle it was that big.

#27 Posted by silkyballfro94 (3320 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate bugs. Thank God I live in Chicago where the biggest problem I have is in the house and they are ants. If bugs were to ever get that big I would never go out.

#28 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7727 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, we all know that at one point of Earth's history, insects were absolutely massive. Some still think and sightings are recorded of different species of insects still retaining their abnormal sizes in the Tropical Rain Forests. Do you think something like these could still exist unknown to us? How bad would it be if their population were to increase by 200%? How terrified would you be to go outside if these things were roaming the world?

They can Only get so big before they suffocate, since they breath through their skin

#29 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (12263 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by Edamame (29507 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't there a Horror film about this? I think it was about extremely large mosquitoes in Michigan or something like that.

#31 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7727 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (12263 posts) - - Show Bio
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#34 Posted by russellmania77 (16747 posts) - - Show Bio

What if nothing actually existed and its all just a fantasy 0_o

#35 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7727 posts) - - Show Bio

@durakken said:

I don't think more than one of those was an insect

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#40 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

Some people do. Others eat both the same...

There are 5 Arthrapoda types...3 most would consider "insects" colloquially even though they aren't really... 2 aren't, because 1 is extinct and the other they eat lol

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#42 Posted by Samimista (21803 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Love praying mantis! =D They're so cute. ^__^

#43 Posted by Web_Flotsam (1131 posts) - - Show Bio
@durakken said:

@betatesthighlander1: Arthropods ^.^ people think about them the sames

Yeah, but crabs breath differently, which is how they can be bigger than insects.

#44 Edited by SC (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista said:

@sc: Love praying mantis! =D They're so cute. ^__^

Nods nods. Have you seen this insect? So cute! Like a little bug helicopter. 0_0

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#45 Posted by WarBlade539 (5128 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, we all know that at one point of Earth's history, insects were absolutely massive. Some still think and sightings are recorded of different species of insects still retaining their abnormal sizes in the Tropical Rain Forests. Do you think something like these could still exist unknown to us? How bad would it be if their population were to increase by 200%? How terrified would you be to go outside if these things were roaming the world?

I don't think Giant Insects are possible today. Their respiratory systems won't support massive size and their bodies would get crushed. Their anatomy would have to be completely different.

#46 Edited by Samimista (21803 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

@samimista said:

@sc: Love praying mantis! =D They're so cute. ^__^

Nods nods. Have you seen this insect? So cute! Like a little bug helicopter. 0_0

That's absolutely adorable! And oh my gosh! =D You're finally a moderator? *points to button* Bout time! I can't believe it took this long. Many congrats! I'll be answering our PM today. =O