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Some great image galleries in the links on the side :D
"In addition to being the world’s longest insect, the species also wins the insect world record for the longest body, measuring an impressive 35.7cm."
I don't understand why those aren't the same.
'body' excludes limbs and antennae?
Stick inscects freak me out.
It is giving that man's face a big hug xD
Haha, check out this leaf insect http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42440000/gif/_42440591_stick.gif
And for some reason instantly thought of you Tom :)
Not really sure why, well maybe cos you dig your nature/science.
Some amazing imges.
I had convinced myself it had arrived on a meteorite from marss and was gonna TAKE OVER THE WORLD.
Also, in 'new lobster sepcies from mars' news, I found this: http://www.theonion.com/audio/new-species-of-lobster-may-have-come-from-outer-sp,13988/ - I'll need to listen to it later.
He's a cutey.
I want to make a bat box soon.
bats are adorable little critters :D
they end up in my room fairly often, due to living in converted attic space. ADORABLE WEE BUGGERS
A girl in my office says that if I throw little bits of grit out of the window HARD then the bats will high-tail it after them, thinking that they're moths :D
Definitely doing that tonight.
Throw anything pea-sized in the air and they'll go for it - often grabbing it then letting go. Are they in your roof-space? You should let your council know so that they can be taken into consideration if there are any works planned so the bats dinnae get ousted.
but we're not the top flat - plus if there was anything being done to the flats we'd be notified... also, it's a university town and the uni has a pretty good ecology / environmental dept (*COUGH*), so I'm sure it'd be taken into consideration. Still, I shall bear it in mind if I hear of anything. There's loads of birds around as well (blackbirds and various tits and finches) that I think nest in the eaves :)
I might get some peas from the shops on the way home for batty fun :D
i love bats, they are in my top 3 animals