Crane Flies

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I had about 13 of these fuckers flying around my room last night.

Despite being completely harmless, a recent Yahoo! Entertainment survey suggested that among British people the crane fly is the second most feared creature on the planet.
---- ROFL

When I was at school, we used to throw them at the girls or pull their wings off etc. Now turning the light off stops em fluttering about. The females have pointy bits and we used to say they were venomous lol (the crane flies not the girls lolcakes)

Anyone else get em ? Anyone else still pull their wings off ?

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AKA Daddy Long Legs
 

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Was gonna say they are daddy long legs

There are loads of em atm, one in the room right now.

I killed three while reading last night, almost felt bad after. Also had 2 huge spiders in my room but i dont mind them.

They are the 2nd most poisonous insect in europe iirc, but have no way to inject the venom.
 

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Amildin said:
Was gonna say they are daddy long legs

There are loads of em atm, one in the room right now.

I killed three while reading last night, almost felt bad after. Also had 2 huge spiders in my room but i dont mind them.

They are the 2nd most poisonous insect in europe iirc, but have no way to inject the venom.

Stops people eating them i guess :(
 

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Pulling their wings off is cruel.

Let nature take its course, and the spiders catch them - unless you squished them too ?
 

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I squished em goooooooooood, it was 12 am and i really couldnt be bothered to feed them to the spiders.
 

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apparently they live for three days, and in that time they dont even eat anything. worthless creatures and fooking disgusting.
 

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Amildin said:
They are the 2nd most poisonous insect in europe iirc, but have no way to inject the venom.

no thats the common house spider (the daddy long legs without wings) spider.
 

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Tears said:
Pulling their wings off is cruel.

Let nature take its course, and the spiders catch them - unless you squished them too ?

I pulled their wings off when I was at primary school - many many years ago.

Nowadays I've turned into something that won't squash an ant. Guess after seeing so many people I love die I've come to venerate life.
 

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Ants are bastards. Kill em, get a deodorant and a lighter.
 

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Amildin said:
Ants are bastards. Kill em, get a deodorant and a lighter.

What would you do if you saw a 40 foot tall ant behind you with a can of hairspray and a zippo lighter ?



:p
 

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Lamp said:

What would you do if you saw a 40 foot tall ant behind you with a can of hairspray and a zippo lighter ?



:p

Laugh because he lacks opposable thumbs to man either! :fluffle:
 

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Amildin said:
Laugh because he lacks opposable thumbs to man either! :fluffle:

well what if he decided to step on u instead ? Don't need thumbs for that
 

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well what if he decided to step on u instead ? Don't need thumbs for that

id do a Bond style roll (calm and collective) then grab the deodorant can and zippo and say, "what were you worried about?"
 

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i HATE any animal cruelty... dont harm anything that i know of... IF i see a spider for example ill put it somewere safe :(
 

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i HATE any animal cruelty... dont harm anything that i know of... IF i see a spider for example ill put it somewere safe :(

Emo
 

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Amildin said:
id do a Bond style roll (calm and collective) then grab the deodorant can and zippo and say, "what were you worried about?"

lol

that would work only if you didn't get lag
 

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Amildin said:
better get that brazillian isp then

Ah ! There's a catch. You can only have a brazillian ISP if you agree to have all you pubic hair shaved off and given to your mother in a presentation box as a present.
 

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Lamp said:
Ah ! There's a catch. You can only have a brazillian ISP if you agree to have all you pubic hair shaved off and given to your mother in a presentation box as a present.

Mum 1 or mum 2?
 

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hate daddy long legs, they are so stupid they fly right at you
 

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Lamp said:
I pulled their wings off when I was at primary school - many many years ago.

Nowadays I've turned into something that won't squash an ant. Guess after seeing so many people I love die I've come to venerate life.
think i used to be the same, i just dont find it entertaining to dismember or decimate insects anymore, now i enjoy watching them in their habitats. sometimes the crane flies annoy the shit out of me (and daddy long leg with wings are not the same as the ones without wings... iirc)
 

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pikeh said:
no thats the common house spider (the daddy long legs without wings) spider.


The daddy long leg is the spider, ye know, small body, long legs...
Anyway, they ain't poisonous, and they can bite, but you hardly feel it. It hurts less than a black ant. So that venomous stuff, that's a myth.

Watch mythbusters etc, they tested it :)
 

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Ingafgrinn Macabre said:
The daddy long leg is the spider, ye know, small body, long legs...
Anyway, they ain't poisonous, and they can bite, but you hardly feel it. It hurts less than a black ant. So that venomous stuff, that's a myth.

Watch mythbusters etc, they tested it :)

Mythbusters ROCKS !

I love that show
 

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Ingafgrinn Macabre said:
The daddy long leg is the spider, ye know, small body, long legs...
Anyway, they ain't poisonous, and they can bite, but you hardly feel it. It hurts less than a black ant. So that venomous stuff, that's a myth.

Watch mythbusters etc, they tested it :)


Damn you ingafgrinn! You beat me to it. It Is a brilliant programme and one of the few reasons I keep my cable T.V.
 

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I still squish spiders/flys/bugs that fly around.


I HATE them. I physically feel ill around them... They die. ( Though, I get sad when I see a dead slug =( )
 

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Overdriven said:
I still squish spiders/flys/bugs that fly around.


I HATE them. I physically feel ill around them... They die. ( Though, I get sad when I see a dead slug =( )

Wow you're cool.
 

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