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Austalian stick bug thought extinct found alive on island!


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#1 yachtingone

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

This is quite intresting. Thought to have gone extinct by 1920 because of rats being accidentally introduced to the mainland in 1918!
The link has a video of the first one hatching in captivity! These bugs are as big as our hands.

http://www.npr.org/b...-80-years?sc=tw

S1  male on hand.jpg A pic!


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Randy
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#2 Mandrew968

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

That's a bad boy, right there!
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#3 sur4z

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

What's the quote from "Jurassic Park"?..."Life will always find a way".
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#4 Funkthulhu

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:49 AM

Does this mean we can finally exterminate all the rats on Lord Howe Island?
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#5 Walter John

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

That was great Randy. I was at the historic Landsborough Hotel sitting in a half open dining area the other evening with my wife and the two travellers Troy and Colin and a stick insect flew in and landed on an adjoining table where people sat. Apart from one old lady, nobody got spooked, the insect didn't either. Most people love these guys. I'd say there's not much hope of complete eradication the LHI rats.
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Happy Gardening

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#6 tjwalters

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

Was just reading about this on another site and was gonna post here. Pretty cool!

The other site: http://www.huffingto..._n_1313654.html
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#7 aussiearoids

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

This was even a sub-plot in a murder mystery novel I read recently .
sorry forgotten title ...
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Michael in palm paradise,
Tully, wet tropics in Australia, over 4 meters of rain every year.
Home of the Golden Gumboot, its over 8m high , our record annual rainfall.

#8 Moose

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

:interesting: Peachy grows these critters ... :greenthumb:
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Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B




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