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Title: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0 / Sam 0 Ants 2
Post by: Inkling on September 26, 2007, 06:49:00 pm
A Warning: This thread isn't for anyone who has a fear of spiders or bugs in general.


So, I was brushing mah teeth the other night at about 2 in the morning.  I should probably explain that in my dorm the sink is separate from the rest of the bathroom, which is in another room.  As I brush my teeth, I turn around, and what do I see?

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0682.jpg)

Oh, nothing.  Just a Giant cave spider.  Naturally, my first reaction is to take a picture of it.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0684.jpg)

My second reaction is to put a quarter next to it for scale.

Now I had to decide what to do with it.  There's no way I'm letting a bug that big stay alive in my room.  My usual methods for bug killing are:
1. Grab it with a tissue or paper towel, squish it, and either flush it or toss it in the garbage, or
2. Stomp or smash with a shoe.
Neither of these methods will work in this case.  I couldn't get a clean kill with the shoe, as the spider is protected by the frame of the door.  Can't go for the grab and squish method, as I'm not putting my hand anywhere near that thing.  So seeing as this all happened sometime just after 2 in the morning, I did the sensible thing.  I grabbed my umbrella and stabbed the little beast with the metal tip.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0685.jpg)
The vanquished foe.

This may not seem like enough of a subject for it's own topic, but I've had other giant cave bugs running around in my room, and I expect to do battle again.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Gunner on September 26, 2007, 06:52:45 pm
Lets hope this turns into an epic battle. ;)
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Post by: gec05 on September 26, 2007, 06:54:40 pm
So how many experience points did you earn? Did it leave any nice drops?
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Gauphastus on September 26, 2007, 06:57:24 pm
If you take twenty giant cave spider carcasses to the poacher in town, he can make you some nice armor.
Makes the battles easier.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on September 26, 2007, 06:59:19 pm
15 exp.  And it left a leg stuck to the wall, if that counts as a drop.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on September 26, 2007, 07:02:37 pm
Find a collector who will trade you spider legs for a new weapon.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: 762 on September 26, 2007, 07:20:24 pm
That thing would scare the piss out of me. I'd just put it under a glass and come back to a dead and perfectly preserved spider in the morning, or CRYOGENICALLY FREEZE IT!
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cobra on September 26, 2007, 08:23:26 pm
How close are you now to level up? Be sure to change the thread title as nessicary to keep a running tally.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: MetallicDragon on September 26, 2007, 09:11:59 pm
That spider is probably grey to him, he wouldn't get any experience.
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Post by: shadowlord18 on September 26, 2007, 09:16:52 pm
first of all haha you live in a cave

seconed are they poisoness

thridly if not why kill em what with you guys and bugs
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: blitzonator on September 27, 2007, 12:21:17 am
Next one you see, capture it then take it to the nearest spider farm so you can make Anti-Venom.
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Post by: Danzik on September 27, 2007, 12:23:53 am
An umbrella?
Seems like the perfect lvl. 1 RPG weapon.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Met on September 27, 2007, 07:37:17 am
Ah, yes. Use them for this quest.

http://thottbot.com/q93
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on September 27, 2007, 07:53:24 am
Don't worry, I'll keep a running tally.

And Shadow,

Dorms are very similar to caves.

I don't know if it was poisonous or not, I should try to look it up.

I had to kill it.  Catch and release wasn't an option because, as I said, I wasn't putting my hand near it, and I wasn't about to go to bed knowing that that thing was crawling around my room.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on September 27, 2007, 09:44:56 am
I bet you wish you took that base level in necromantic raising now. Undead giant cave spiders have their uses.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on September 27, 2007, 10:20:02 am
The flies will devour you, spider-hater.
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Post by: LadyM on October 16, 2007, 02:22:51 pm
Before:
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/forum%20photos/spider-1.jpg)

After:
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/forum%20photos/after-1.jpg)
.. and don't feel sorry for it, it was a Black Widow.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 16, 2007, 02:26:11 pm
Now I'm afraid you'll kill me in my sleep now LadyM.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: B.A.S. on October 16, 2007, 03:05:02 pm
I guess Camel Spiders would be considered Elite classed Spiders...possibly a raid boss in the near future methinks.
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cobra on October 16, 2007, 03:43:11 pm
I see some loverly red Xs there LadyM
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 16, 2007, 05:31:59 pm
I'm just seeing X's too, LadyM

Ok, time for an update.  This isn't a cave bug, and it isn't really giant, but oh well.  Maybe this thread should be called Bugs I Find and Kill Sometime after One in the Morning.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0691.jpg)
What is a good sized mosquito doing in my dorm room in October?  This is after I already smashed it once with a plastic cup.  The thing didn't move at all.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0692.jpg)
So I smashed it again until it was nice and flat.  Obligatory Quarter for scale.  Also, the blue and yellow spots are from my roomate painting up for the football games.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on October 16, 2007, 06:01:37 pm
As well as those facial hair trimmings. :)
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 16, 2007, 06:15:41 pm
Yeah, we'll blame those on him, too.  It's a dorm room, what do you expect?
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 16, 2007, 07:05:34 pm
Some cleanliness.

But then, I live in Canada. ;)
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 17, 2007, 04:22:47 am
Some cleanliness.

But then, I live in Canada. ;)

You've never been in a university dorm or residence in any country, have you?  :P
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 17, 2007, 04:27:00 am
Actually, I have. We're cleaner than you AMERICANS!!! But that's not saying much.
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Post by: LadyM on October 17, 2007, 08:01:14 am
I re-uploaded them, can you see it now? They're on photobucket which has always worked before.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 17, 2007, 08:51:01 am
LadM wins.  It looks like you killed that thing with a red paintball.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on October 17, 2007, 08:58:41 am
Killed with a standard shoe... smack! Sorry the pictures aren't clear, my camera has a fuzzy problem.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Blarg on October 17, 2007, 09:03:50 am
Holy cow!  :o

This makes me scared of you now!   :'(
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 17, 2007, 09:14:38 am
And Durgon, if there was a Camel Spider in my dorm i'd throw a cinder block at it, set it on fire, and then shoot it a few times.  Those are the creepiest bugs ever.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on October 17, 2007, 09:16:55 am
I think one of those would make me scream and run. I hate spiders anyway. *shiver*
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lord Janos on October 17, 2007, 12:31:31 pm
I've seen about five of those things in my house - I think they live under the dresser.  Mine look exactly the same, the biggest one I ever saw was probably quite a bit bigger than the one you posted actually.  The only differences between my ones are that they are really dark instead of that yellowy-brown colour.  They're really fast as well!
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: blitzonator on October 17, 2007, 12:45:38 pm
Actually, I have. We're cleaner than you AMERICANS!!! But that's not saying much.
The way you said that reminds me of a poster I saw that goes:
£^$& the rainforest I'm AMERICAN!
I laugh everytime I see it.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Neoteric on October 17, 2007, 12:55:08 pm
I'd never heard of a camel spider before, so I looked it up.

Now I really wish I hadn't. Ugh, they're horrible. :-\
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 17, 2007, 01:22:41 pm
For your viewing enjoyment, a camel spider:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOXvdfcct8g

Like I said, shoot it, set it on fire, and then shoot it a few more times.
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Post by: Plank of Wood on October 17, 2007, 01:33:36 pm
Or get a scorpian:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcDDOm8Jafw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcDDOm8Jafw)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwn3V2PHiiA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwn3V2PHiiA)
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Mae on October 17, 2007, 02:37:55 pm
Quote from: LadyM
Before: (Fearsome black foe)
After: (Death.)


FEAR LADYM, SLAYERS OF SPIDERS AND MEN ALIKE!

Man do I hate Black Widows, I found one in my garage and I actually killed it with like one of those apple pickers. It blew right apart (what do you expect, I mean crap, that thing could kill me.) That, and I was 12 and scared half to death, so I took the longest, most dangerous weapon I could grab (we don't have a gun, and the chainsaw was too short for my liking.)
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 18, 2007, 04:30:58 am
Apple.... picker? You mean your hand?
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Post by: Brutus on October 18, 2007, 11:27:45 am
if i catch a spider in the bath when i go for my morning pee i just spray it with shampoo until it gets washed down the drain.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Yannick on October 18, 2007, 11:44:02 am
I once met a tarantula. He met my leaf blower on suck 'n shred mode.
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Post by: Huckbuck on October 18, 2007, 12:34:20 pm
****! O_o do you have Black Widows in USA!? They are freaking deadly! Oh and M, that Widow left some serious mess, if I would have been the one to crush I would probably have thrown up. Insect goo= not to plesant.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Mae on October 19, 2007, 03:45:21 pm
Apple.... picker? You mean your hand?

No, it's kindof like a spear with a sharp iron pincer on the end, to cut branches. It instagibbed it.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Blarg on October 19, 2007, 05:36:20 pm
My little bro once found a black widow in a thing of grapes he was eating...  :-X
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Post by: Dr. Croccer on October 20, 2007, 08:50:06 am
Haha, this almost makes me happy for living in a country where bugs never get larger then a wasp.


But it doesn't make up for the Hoodies...
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Yannick on October 20, 2007, 10:38:22 am
I'd be careful, I'm in Belgium and I found a tarantula. Damn docks. I live to close to them, all those foreign spiders come to Belgium by boat.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: tomasgaquino on October 20, 2007, 10:56:19 am
Um... We often see bugs here, you know. Mosquitoes are a major nuisance for me, we can't ever get rid of them.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on October 24, 2007, 09:36:53 pm
I'm just seeing X's too, LadyM

Ok, time for an update.  This isn't a cave bug, and it isn't really giant, but oh well.  Maybe this thread should be called Bugs I Find and Kill Sometime after One in the Morning.

(picture)
What is a good sized mosquito doing in my dorm room in October?  This is after I already smashed it once with a plastic cup.  The thing didn't move at all.

(picture)
So I smashed it again until it was nice and flat.  Obligatory Quarter for scale.  Also, the blue and yellow spots are from my roomate painting up for the football games.

That looks like a crane fly to me. They're all over at certain times of the year down here. Used to be terrified of them because as you said they look like giant mosquitoes, but then my parents are like, "Those aren't mosquitoes, they eat mosquitoes, so they're good." And then we always called em skeeter-eaters.

 :)
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 25, 2007, 02:56:24 am
Crane flies don't eat mosquitos. But their larvae eat grass roots, which makes them a pest wherever people value their lawns too much.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: sltlamina on October 25, 2007, 04:54:20 am
Looks like you actually shot that spider LadyM :D

And Inkling...don't worry, remember: they're more scared of you than you are of them...ahhh who am I kidding, that's a lie!
Title: Re: Inkling - 1 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on October 25, 2007, 08:31:00 pm
(ladyMs pictures)

Ew. I didn't know Black Widows had blood. Like, real, red blood. Lots of it too. It's like killing a bloated mosquito. Gross.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 25, 2007, 09:51:43 pm
Sltlamina, I'm not scared of them, per se.  I just don't want them having free reign of my room while I'm asleep.  That first spider did give me a good surprise, though.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Dr. Croccer on October 27, 2007, 02:32:11 pm
I saw a weird bug in Hungary once. It looked like a big-ass fly with some kind of needle. It suddenly landed on my hand and before I could anything it bit me and flew off. It was definatly not a horsefly bcause I saw a lot of them before and they are WAY smaller.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 27, 2007, 11:59:55 pm
I used to catch potato bugs when I was little, but I haven't seen one in at least 20 years.  Which is to be expected, considering they're not even supposed to be east of the Rockies.

(http://arnica.csustan.edu/photos/animals/Potato_bug_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Yannick on October 28, 2007, 05:27:24 am
Eww that thing is gross.
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Post by: Inkling on October 29, 2007, 08:40:27 am
Hmm, looks kinda like a weta.  How big are those things?
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Post by: Slartibartfast on October 29, 2007, 11:47:01 am
Around 3 inches long.
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Post by: Gunner on November 03, 2007, 04:51:34 pm
I'm just seeing X's too, LadyM

Ok, time for an update.  This isn't a cave bug, and it isn't really giant, but oh well.  Maybe this thread should be called Bugs I Find and Kill Sometime after One in the Morning.

(picture)
What is a good sized mosquito doing in my dorm room in October?  This is after I already smashed it once with a plastic cup.  The thing didn't move at all.

(picture)
So I smashed it again until it was nice and flat.  Obligatory Quarter for scale.  Also, the blue and yellow spots are from my roomate painting up for the football games.

That looks like a crane fly to me. They're all over at certain times of the year down here. Used to be terrified of them because as you said they look like giant mosquitoes, but then my parents are like, "Those aren't mosquitoes, they eat mosquitoes, so they're good." And then we always called em skeeter-eaters.

 :)
They don't eat them actually. :(
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Dr. Croccer on November 03, 2007, 05:07:59 pm
I used to catch potato bugs when I was little, but I haven't seen one in at least 20 years.  Which is to be expected, considering they're not even supposed to be east of the Rockies.

(http://arnica.csustan.edu/photos/animals/Potato_bug_3.jpg)
AHH! A broken image!
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Post by: gec05 on November 03, 2007, 09:23:44 pm
(ladyMs pictures)

Ew. I didn't know Black Widows had blood. Like, real, red blood. Lots of it too. It's like killing a bloated mosquito. Gross.

Maybe she splashed a little ketchup to make it look really nice and graphic.
Title: Re: Inkling - 2 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on November 04, 2007, 09:15:30 am
No, thats what it looked like, not really blood red but a little more orangy. I didn't know it would have that kind of guts either.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on November 06, 2007, 03:15:51 pm
Ok, this happened literally just now.

I'm sitting at my computer and happen to look over at the window, and what do I see?
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0698-1.jpg)

A stinkbug crawling up my blinds!

Want to see a closeup?
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0698.jpg)

I know you did.

Well, I didn't want to smash a stinkbug into my window, so I escorted him outside, where he had a brief encounter with my shoe.  As always, the obligatory quarter for scale.
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/IMG_0699.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on November 06, 2007, 03:23:15 pm
What a battle!

You seem to have quite a few encounters. Should you feel worried that there must be a source of these foul monsters?
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on November 06, 2007, 04:07:55 pm
30 XP points for that one!
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Post by: Mae on November 06, 2007, 04:14:57 pm
And a critical hit too! He drops loot: Toxic Ooze!
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on November 06, 2007, 05:18:43 pm
I once almost grabbed a Brown Recluse when I was playing in a pile of sharp pieces of wood.  If you didn't know, the Brown Recluse is one of the only 2 deadly spiders in Canada, along with the Black Widow.

As for a more reccent encounter, my basement, where my computer is situated, seems to be having some severe problems with spiders.  I'll just be gaming and then see something in my perripheral vision.  It's a spider, comming down on a thread, inches from my face.  And these spiders are pretty decent sized.  Anyway, they piss me off and get a swift kleenex to the face before I award them a one-way trip to the garbage can.

This has happend like 12 times now.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Blarg on November 06, 2007, 06:23:48 pm
A spider almost the size of my palm fell on my mom's shoulder once. I didn't even know they GOT that big in Kentucky!  :-X
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Yannick on November 09, 2007, 12:38:19 pm
My, what big bugs you have.

What are you know, like level 5?
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Brutus on November 10, 2007, 11:14:37 am
you took the thing otuside to freedom. . . . .  and then stomped on it.


hooray for completely unnecesary insectiside!!
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Dr. Croccer on November 10, 2007, 01:08:19 pm
Do you live near a port or an airfield or something?

A nuclear plant perhaps?
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: sltlamina on November 10, 2007, 06:21:57 pm
Sooner or later one of these giant cave bugs you talk so much about is gonna get you! And it ain't gonna be pretty (especially if your skin goes all funky then dies).

But so far so good, good job on the unnecessary insecticide (you won't believe how much I laughed at that man).
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on November 10, 2007, 08:29:54 pm
Yannick:  I'm thinking I'm around level 3.  Actually, I take that back.  Due to years of attacking fire ant hills, I'm probably closer to level 10.

Brutus: He had it coming for trespassing.  If I was feeling really mean I could've taken him down to one of said fire ant hills outside and thrown him in.

Croccer: There is an airport and a nuclear plant in town, but i'm pretty sure these things are just coming in for the winter.  That, and a dorm room is probably a perfect environment for bugs, except for me killing them.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: sltlamina on November 10, 2007, 08:37:08 pm
I don't think you'll be getting mutated bugs anyways, generally when something is exposed to sufficient quantities of ionizing radiation it dies a slow and painful (horrible, horrible) death!

That and nuclear power plants are unbelievably safe, Chernobyl was a one off, freak accident caused mainly by bad engineering.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on November 10, 2007, 09:39:36 pm
Oh, I have several relatives who are nuclear engineers, so I know how safe nuclear plants are.  Plus, these bugs have all been well within natural sizes.  If I was finding bugs a foot long, then I would be worried.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: sltlamina on November 10, 2007, 10:09:39 pm
Oh, I have several relatives who are nuclear engineers, so I know how safe nuclear plants are.  Plus, these bugs have all been well within natural sizes.  If I was finding bugs a foot long, then I would be worried.

That's good :)

And if you were finding foot long bugs I'd suggest you start looking near by for people with an interest in genetics, damn genetic engineers, it's only a matter of time before they start giving sharks legs >:(!

... I'm fairly sure a swift swing of an axe will solve that problem.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kcronos on November 11, 2007, 08:39:23 am
They have already created sharks with legs.


They're called lawyers...
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 11, 2007, 11:45:39 am
Zing!

*High Fives*
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: sltlamina on November 11, 2007, 09:17:13 pm
They have already created sharks with legs.


They're called lawyers...

...Lawyers are human beings, Homo sapiens, it's an occupation that they've had (although PoW is correct, it's still a zong!).
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on November 15, 2007, 04:37:04 pm
Ignoring the lawyer jokes, I just felt like mentioning that I should probably get one of these:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1684427,00.html?cnn=yes
Also, someone should probably inform Seth Green of a potential copyright infringement.
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Post by: Inkling on May 10, 2008, 12:33:12 pm
*BUMP*

I've been in an apartment this semester and there haven't been nearly as many bugs around.  Until the other day, that is.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/IMG_0740-1.jpg)

I'm really glad I found this guy at night and not when I stumbled into the shower half asleep the next morning.  Apparently, this little sucker climbed into my shower and died.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/IMG_0742.jpg)
As always, the obligatory quarter for scale.

So my question is, should I count an apparent suicide in my running score?
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on May 10, 2008, 12:34:58 pm
Of course you should. It is obvious that you have crushed their morale and now all they can do is commit suicide in your tub and in your cereal boxes in hopes of triggering a fatal heart attack.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 10, 2008, 12:35:21 pm
If it's your shower then it counts, if it is a borrowed or rented however, no.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Slartibartfast on May 10, 2008, 12:35:53 pm
So my question is, should I count an apparent suicide in my running score?
Do you have some sort of foot disease that could have done it?
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on May 10, 2008, 12:43:54 pm
My mum took an all-purpose cleaner solution to a group of ants.

Does that count?
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on May 10, 2008, 12:50:09 pm
Those aren't giant cave bugs.

You don't even get XP unless you take out an entire colony.
Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on May 10, 2008, 12:50:49 pm
>.> There was enough to MAKE a colony, if it had a Queen.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Met on May 11, 2008, 01:43:51 am
Jeez Ink. Worse i've seen in the houses around here is a small beetle... once.

Edit: oh not true. Once a raccoon.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 11, 2008, 03:09:09 am
Once a bat broke into our house, it was hilarious.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cobra on May 11, 2008, 03:17:50 am
Was it able to flush out the Penguin?
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on May 11, 2008, 04:29:58 am
That tub looks pretty clean. Maybe it died from chemical inhalation.  :D
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Yannick on May 12, 2008, 07:08:25 am
I just became lv 5. I was playing TF2, and was about to change classes, when suddenly this HUGE cockroach creeped over my keyboard. In panic I squashed it with a can of soda. On my keyboard. Which was black. And is orange now. With beetle bits.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Yuu on May 12, 2008, 07:29:30 am
Congrats, Yannick! :)
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on May 12, 2008, 06:45:49 pm
Yes, congrats... I think.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Danzik on May 12, 2008, 06:56:14 pm
Did you still drink the soda?  I would have...
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on June 04, 2008, 09:30:35 pm
So, I'm sitting at my computer, minding my own business, when I feel something on my foot.  It took me a bit to figure out what was going on, as whatever it was kept moving just out of sight, but eventually I saw a silverfish crawling UP MY LEG.  I hop around for a while on one leg looking for a piece of paper to grab it with, when I spot the empty fishbowl in the corner (Irony!).  So I flicked it into the bowl, where it's still crawling around.  I don't feel like digging my camera tonight, but I still have it trapped in the fishbowl and will post pictures tomorrow.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on June 05, 2008, 05:14:17 am
*shiver* it crawled on you. At least you got it, it's bad when they run off and you don't see them again. You know they're there but but you never see them again.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Huckbuck on June 05, 2008, 07:08:40 am
I was going to clean my room of stuff laying on the floor just yesterday, and just when I was about to pick up a shirt laying in a nice pile a freaking Shelob ran across the floor! I screamed like... like.. like a metal singer. I haven't found it yet, since touching anything laying on the floor is now out of question.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on June 05, 2008, 07:12:56 am
It's very obnoxious, for some reason, the spiders in my hous just love to get me.  I'll be happily gaming away when all of a sudden, something descends down inches from my face.  Needless to say that's fairly terrifing, especially for someone as jumpy as me.

Also, this huge mosquito managed to get into my gaming room yesterday.  I opened the door to go in and it flew past me.  Now it's in there somewhere, but I don't know where.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on June 05, 2008, 08:55:30 am
Oh, silverfish aren't that bad. I live in Texas.  8)
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Frolly on June 07, 2008, 11:41:15 am

The other week ago I was having some friends over for a LAN in my room and at 3am in the morning I decided to feed my Gecko. His midnight snack consists of 30 four week old crickets that are kept in a plastic bag.
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh212/Frolly_album/AAAAAAAAAAAAA-2.jpg)
After I noticed I was missing the calcium powder that you shake into the bag I ask my friend to watch the open bag while I go and get the powder. Weather it was due to my friends lack of sleep or that he forgot I asked him to watch it, upon my return I found the bag overturned on its end on the carpet rug with 30 crickets swarming out.

I paniced. I didn't want them to disperse into my cluttered room to never be seen again and the vacuum was all the way downstairs, so I got on my knees and started crushing them with me hands (It was as unpleasant as it sounds.) Once I killed off the jumpy and lively ones I decided to rush downstairs to get the vacuum cleaner. when I got back upstairs I noticed a large number of crickets were missing from the spawn pile that lay on the carpet. I then proceeded to vacuumed up as much as I could find. A total of 18 including the dead ones. That meant there were 12 of these demons running around my room.

Needless to say we slept that night on beds, desks, countertops and other high up places.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Tesla on June 07, 2008, 11:49:29 am
So now when you sleep are there crickets chirping?
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Frolly on June 07, 2008, 03:51:03 pm

Surprisingly no.
But a while ago they got to big in their container and started chirping (It takes 5 weeks for them to form chirpers)
I was forced to end them as well. A drum stick stab while they were trapped in the corner.

I forgot about that incident. I shall update my Xp score.


Title: Re: Inkling - 3 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Neoskel on June 08, 2008, 01:07:00 am
*BUMP*

I've been in an apartment this semester and there haven't been nearly as many bugs around.  Until the other day, that is.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/IMG_0740-1.jpg)

I'm really glad I found this guy at night and not when I stumbled into the shower half asleep the next morning.  Apparently, this little sucker climbed into my shower and died.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/IMG_0742.jpg)
As always, the obligatory quarter for scale.

So my question is, should I count an apparent suicide in my running score?

Pffff, you call that a roach? The ones in Singapore are like 4 inches long. And when it rains, they fly. Into houses. My mom loves them... And my dad is really proficient with a slipper.  :P
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on June 08, 2008, 09:09:24 pm
I didn't know you were from Singapore.  And yeah, I can't compete with bugs from the tropics.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Neoskel on June 08, 2008, 09:51:31 pm
Well i lived in Singapore for a long time, but i'm living in the US now.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 09, 2008, 12:35:06 am
Bah i hate bugs..all bugs but i am only scared of spiders. Unfortunately my fear of spiders is extreme and the bigger they are the worse it is.

Today i had a small spider on my arm. Quickly panicked and flicked it off shivered for a moment but recovered quickly.

Then later i went to close my barn door when a huge fat black spider droped down on the door in front of me. I almost fell backwards in to a parked car.

I did not recover quickly from that. I shivered and moaned was sick at my stomach and had trouble staying steady on my feet.

My lady kills the bugs for me. So in my case..its....Gorman Conall -0  Giant Cave bugs -2678

However i deal with the mice and rats..and any large dangerous animals!!! So its balanced out really..

Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 08, 2010, 10:57:24 pm
I cannot begin to tell you how much I hate these bugs.  Wikipedia calls them house centipedes.  They need a name that better describes how evil they are.  I always find big ones, I always find them right before bed, I always find them IN MY FARKING ROOM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutigera_coleoptrata

I threw a shoe at one and it laid there legs twitching like broken clockwork.  Even dead, the things creep me out.

I would have taken a picture, but I wanted the remains gone as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Clarke on August 09, 2010, 05:55:00 am
Thats a pretty large myriapod, wish we got those kinds of critters down here. Wikipedia says they're insectivores, though I guess they don't go after large arthropods, just the smaller ones.

We get banana spiders a lot in our house.

(http://www.dogspots.com/DSBE/image.axd?picture=heather-banana-spider.jpg)

Although I prefer to pick them up and set them outside, instead of stomping on them.

Clarke 0 - Spiders 0
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: eropS on August 09, 2010, 06:02:33 am
Dude those centipedes kill spiders and can't even bite humans. I dunno man seems like they're on your side.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 09, 2010, 06:06:44 am
Geez, why do you have so many and especially large bugs in your house. The biggest I could ever find in our appartement was a ladybug which came in through the window. >_> Stupid people living at ground level. <.< >.>

Dude those centipedes kill spiders and can't even bite humans. I dunno man seems like they're on your side.
Only a dead bug is a good bug!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 08:30:02 am
I'm actually a bit of am endophile. Except ants. I hate those creepy bastards. Its the legs that do it, it the legs.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on August 09, 2010, 08:35:56 am
I used to like spiders.  And then I found out all spiders bite.  So now I have an vendetta against them.  I don't mind them if they're outside or whatever, but thy keep skittering by next to me while I'm at my computer and scare the crap out of me.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Rysworld on August 09, 2010, 09:00:22 am
I think my favorite bug to put in a container and watch is the potato bug (It's basically an unarmored weta), their mandibles are neat, and you can even see the baby ones if you look under stepping-stones at the right time.

Also I found something that I thought might have been a house centipede once. I couldn't remember if they bit so I told my mom and she killed it.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Summoner on August 09, 2010, 09:08:19 am
I used to live in an apartment and we called our basement Bug Land. Reason why is you walk down stairs theres Outside centipeides running around, silverfish,all sorts of spiders and bugs. They RAN on the stairs we had to close the door. And we always tried to kill them but they ran all over the place and under the stairs. Later on ants came and we couldn't stand it so we moved.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Eagle on August 09, 2010, 09:16:42 am
I'm actually a bit of am endophile.
How does that work
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 09:19:39 am
What's a weta?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Rysworld on August 09, 2010, 09:22:34 am
Potato bugs are also more usually known as Jerusalem Crickets, or Niña de la Terra (I think) in Mexico.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_cricket

Also it's apparently mostly only known as a potato bug in California. Whoops.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Axelgear on August 09, 2010, 09:23:14 am
What's a weta?

Moister than a drya
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on August 09, 2010, 09:48:51 am
That's not a potato bug. This (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillidiidae) is a potato bug.  Don't be so crazy.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 09, 2010, 09:51:35 am
I'm actually a bit of am endophile.

Ew.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Clarke on August 09, 2010, 09:52:11 am
I'm actually a bit of am endophile.
I...

I really don't want to know how this works.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Rysworld on August 09, 2010, 10:29:11 am
That's not a potato bug. This (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillidiidae) is a potato bug.  Don't be so crazy.
That's a bowling ball bug, obviously.

(Are those actually ever called potato bugs?)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kenotai on August 09, 2010, 10:57:41 am
Are those actually ever called potato bugs?

Yes
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 09, 2010, 10:59:03 am
No, that's a pillbug or woodlouse.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Clarke on August 09, 2010, 10:59:38 am
They're called roly poly bugs here. >.>
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 09, 2010, 11:03:10 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_bug

You're all right. =|
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 11:24:44 am
Now let's talk about our favorite pops!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Rysworld on August 09, 2010, 11:28:27 am
Pops?

Oh. Ew. Are you like, one of those endosadophiles?

Ew.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on August 09, 2010, 11:29:23 am
No, that's a pillbug or woodlouse.

Potato bugs where I grew up, up in the Great Lakes region.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Eagle on August 09, 2010, 12:15:35 pm
No, that's a pillbug or woodlouse.
It has so many names it's ridiculous





it's not even a bug it's a crustacean.
Title: Re: Inkling - 4 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 09, 2010, 02:26:22 pm
Dude those centipedes kill spiders and can't even bite humans. I dunno man seems like they're on your side.

The sides are me vs any bug that trespasses into my apartment.  So no, the centipedes are not on my side.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Summoner on August 09, 2010, 02:48:24 pm
No, that's a pillbug or woodlouse.

Potato bugs where I grew up, up in the Great Lakes region.

I live in Ohio and most people call the rolly pollys or pillbugs :D
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Tesla on August 09, 2010, 03:42:18 pm
Today is at at my grandmother's house, and in her conservatory we found basically an entire ant hive crawling around the floor and wood frames. They appeared really suddenly because it had been half an hour ago. It was some sort of weird mating day or something. All the huge ones with wings were out to play; flying in large swarms, getting caught in webs, all that fun stuff!

So many ants though.

Man.

So many.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on August 09, 2010, 04:46:37 pm
I once saw a circle of red ants and a circle of black ants overlapping. Where they crossed, the ants were fighting! The black ants, being about twice as large, were grabbing the red ones by their mandibles and waving them around.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 04:50:14 pm
^^

You just walked in on an anual Hive Birthing, a practice reminiscent of the  Ancient Sumerian breeding orgies.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: munchkin5 on August 09, 2010, 05:14:12 pm
^
stop doing this arrow thing, it isn't necessary
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on August 09, 2010, 05:16:10 pm
^

But you yourself just did it munchkin!  You are contradicting your own point!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 05:57:24 pm
I'm not getting any annoying time wasting "who are you talking to" posts.
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Post by: martyk on August 09, 2010, 06:06:02 pm
Lush, that's what the quote function is for.  And besides, it's not really necessary when the post is immediatley above your own.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on August 09, 2010, 06:36:13 pm
Well being that his whole cell phone browsing experience makes that difficult for him.

It's a shame he has a perfectly functional computer capable of browsing almost any website except the Gaming Steve Forums...
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Rysworld on August 09, 2010, 07:22:59 pm
Him?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 07:28:19 pm
Yeah what? And I don't. If I did I'd use it now wouldn't I?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on August 09, 2010, 07:42:51 pm
But you can't.

(http://a.deviantart.net/avatars/i/c/icameplz.gif?3)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 07:59:50 pm
Right.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 28, 2010, 09:37:24 pm
Grr, another run in with a centipede an hour or two ago.  It wasn't another house centipede, it was the classic critter you imagine when you think of centipedes, at least three inches long.  Damn thing charged at me in the bathroom, I'd kick it away and it would keep coming back.  This happened three or four times until I got one of its antennae in a twist and it sulked in a corner for a minute, then crawled into a crack between the wall and the linoleum floor.  I had no way to get at the thing, so I put duct tape over the crack.  I'm calling this one a draw, so no change to the score.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on October 28, 2010, 10:00:37 pm
Inkling stick a bug bomb in the bathroom. Problem solved with that and you get to have 7 kills.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 28, 2010, 10:45:03 pm
Good job, you kill purely because you don't like how something looks, in spite of the fact that spiders and centipedes are two of the most beneficial things you can have in your house. I'd expect this kind of thing from a two-year old and here you are posting threads about it.

Good luck dealing with the pests they won't be around to kill I guess?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 28, 2010, 11:43:55 pm
...


What. Really, Luminar? Really?
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Post by: Flisch on October 29, 2010, 12:11:23 am
Hey Luminar,

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/3213135109_d7caecd973.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 29, 2010, 01:35:07 am
What. Really, Luminar? Really?

yes really, are you implying there's something incomprehensible about what I said? just read it again until you get it i guess
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 29, 2010, 02:15:02 am
 :-X :-\
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Tesla on October 29, 2010, 06:58:01 am
Luminar's having his time of the month.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on October 29, 2010, 07:08:02 am
Good job, you kill purely because you don't like how something looks, in spite of the fact that spiders and centipedes are two of the most beneficial things you can have in your house. I'd expect this kind of thing from a two-year old and here you are posting threads about it.

Good luck dealing with the pests they won't be around to kill I guess?

This has nothing to do with looks.  Those suckers bite.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on October 29, 2010, 07:55:56 am
Or the fact you don't want bugs crawling on you whilst you're trying to pay tribute to the porcelain gods.
Come on man, a bug is a bug, cute OR horrendous. Its a different matter if you're just sat around the house, but when you're on the crapper all bets are off.
I normally just blow on bugs to get them to move away from me...
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: martyk on October 29, 2010, 08:09:21 am
On the topic of cute bugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HjGdNpTR0E
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on October 29, 2010, 10:16:37 am
D'aaawwwwww...
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Great Distance on October 29, 2010, 10:56:58 am
Good job, you kill purely because you don't like how something looks, in spite of the fact that spiders and centipedes are two of the most beneficial things you can have in your house. I'd expect this kind of thing from a two-year old and here you are posting threads about it.

Good luck dealing with the pests they won't be around to kill I guess?

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh107/GD_/Muut%20harjoitukset/luminarspiders4.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on October 29, 2010, 11:04:10 am
That guy reminds me of Pipboy.
Also, this probably isn't too inaccurate given he lives with someone who adores fuzzy insects.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 29, 2010, 04:40:55 pm
nine tarantulas, all of them are awesome - infact most tarantulas are
check out hapnopelma lividium
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/5554/displayimagei.jpg)
blue, shiny, completley and utterly psychotic, good luck trying to end this dude in a fit of childish pique

also GD that picture is brilliant

Luminar's having his time of the month.

misogyny much there pal
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 29, 2010, 04:49:10 pm
Luminar is using that spider as a yo-yo in that picture! You're torturing that defenceless creature!

You monster.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on October 29, 2010, 04:53:07 pm
Luminar is using that spider as a yo-yo in that picture! You're torturing that defenceless creature!

You monster.
Don't be silly, Luminar is obviously the tiny spider in the top left.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on October 29, 2010, 05:00:58 pm
Luminar is using that spider as a yo-yo in that picture! You're torturing that defenceless creature!

You monster.
Don't be silly, Luminar is obviously the tiny spider in the top left.
Nah, that's just his spidersona.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 29, 2010, 05:08:27 pm
why yes I am Recluse von Brachyweaver the seven-legged noble purple spider with vampire poweghgpghhhhahahahhaa
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 29, 2010, 05:10:32 pm
*irradiates Luminar and tries to get him to bite*
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Ultimatum on October 29, 2010, 05:17:36 pm
* goes off to find a big boot to flatten Luminar*
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 29, 2010, 05:39:33 pm
Funny though completley irrelevant story about unusual animals/anthro personas, I heard an anecdote from some guy who once was part of a group of friends who all got into furryism around the same time, and all took on wolf, fox, cat, the usual kind of animal personas - this dude didn't really jive with the whole deal and decided to choose a whale fursona, then go into their chat RPs and just go "BBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN *surfaces for air* BBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN" until they banned him.
anyway spiders

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5533/302438full.jpg)
how can you hate a face like this, look into those little puppyhatchling eyes and tell me you can hate him =I
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Grazony on October 29, 2010, 07:03:20 pm
Dear Christ Almighty kill that thing!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 29, 2010, 07:08:58 pm
It's adorable.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Gnoll on October 29, 2010, 07:31:55 pm
D'awww...
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on October 29, 2010, 07:35:04 pm
Dude I kill ladybugs and butterflies on sight. Spiders are just f***ing creepy and they all deserve to die. All bugs do. The only good bug is a dead bug.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on October 29, 2010, 07:43:06 pm
Okay look, here's how it works. Bugs inside get squished. Bugs outside get prodded at and probably photographed.
I have my space, and they have theirs.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Rysworld on October 29, 2010, 07:45:57 pm
Is he...

Is he sucking on one of the thing's fangs?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on October 29, 2010, 07:51:04 pm
Pedipalps  :-*
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on October 29, 2010, 07:52:47 pm
What about the hairspray? Obviously sucking face with a giant spider is the worst time to attempt to style its hair.
Wait, no. That might possibly be the best time for it.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on October 29, 2010, 07:54:51 pm
I thought it was deodorant.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 29, 2010, 08:02:48 pm
Bug spray?


Camera?


Vibrator?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on October 29, 2010, 08:04:10 pm
Also, I am terribly sorry for all of this tomfoolery. GD started it. <_<
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 29, 2010, 08:16:04 pm
Dude I kill ladybugs and butterflies on sight. Spiders are just f***ing creepy and they all deserve to die. All bugs do. The only good bug is a dead bug.

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/8127/babyspider.jpg)
think of the children!!!!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on October 29, 2010, 08:16:34 pm
Sorry, I just had to...

*uploads to rule34*
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on October 29, 2010, 08:18:41 pm
Oh, that one is so adorable!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on October 29, 2010, 11:40:26 pm
Someone in this topic needs to be told to go **** themselves... but I'm not sure who.

Gec sure did push himself toward the front of the line though. You can't just unsee things.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 30, 2010, 04:48:38 am
Dude I kill ladybugs and butterflies on sight.

Butterflies? Ladybugs?

Dude you need to man up right now because that is straight up pathetic.

I can understand people reacting badly to spiders or centipedes or wasps or something like that because those can be sort of creepy a lot of the time and depending on geographical location can occasionally bite/sting/drool acid on your face.

But butterflies and ladybugs? Sheesh.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/the-monarch.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on October 30, 2010, 10:32:44 am
Someone in this topic needs to be told to go **** themselves... but I'm not sure who.
Go **** yourselves, Patman! All of them!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on October 30, 2010, 02:57:51 pm
Then tape it.

See it on e-Bay.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 30, 2010, 03:57:51 pm
Let's not limit ourselves to giant bugs which live in caves... also ignoring the fact that Inkling apparently lives in a cave now? Anyway, the sea can come play too:
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3503/giantisopod.jpg)

Bugs are awesome (boom de yada)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on October 30, 2010, 04:08:54 pm
It has more than 4 limbs. Kill it.

Also that is barely over a foot long. The Japanese Spider Crab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spider_crab) is much larger at almost 4 metres.

Also crabs are allowed to live. But only in the ocean. Any kind of arthropod that stays in the ocean is fine by me.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 30, 2010, 04:14:00 pm
That's a cool sea critter, yes.  But if that was in my apartment, I'd drop a recliner on it.  And then burn the apartment down.

And yes Luminar, dorm rooms and my former and current apartments are very similar to caves.  And uninvited life forms will continue to be destroyed.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 30, 2010, 07:01:54 pm
It has more than 4 limbs. Kill it.

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/819/babysquid.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on October 30, 2010, 07:07:22 pm
Well, technically those are not limbs.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 30, 2010, 07:11:04 pm
Well, technically those are not limbs.
sure they are but fine jeez
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5233/aspcaterpillar041015555.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on October 30, 2010, 07:11:53 pm
What in our names is that?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 30, 2010, 07:16:12 pm
The Puss Moth Caterpillar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopyge_opercularis).

For actual content, heres a big smile:
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/8805/image0g.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on October 30, 2010, 09:23:21 pm
I need a hammer so I may kill the toxic caterpillar. And a shoe for that spider
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 30, 2010, 10:32:15 pm
And some batter, a deep fryer, and some marinara for that squid.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on October 31, 2010, 07:27:11 am
What in our names is that?
A tribble, obviously.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 31, 2010, 08:58:57 am
That is the happiest spider ever.

He is happier than you!
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on October 31, 2010, 09:49:51 pm
this is because he was born the superior species and thus has no need of such things as sadness or fustration
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 31, 2010, 09:55:29 pm
Also he has no brain.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cobra on November 03, 2010, 03:57:33 pm
Gah I set down on the train coming into work to find a giant spider crawling up my pant leg. Ok maybe it wasn't that big but seriously no one should have to have a Spider climbing them on the train.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on November 03, 2010, 05:58:58 pm
Spiders shouldn't even be allowed on trains. Or at least they should have to use their own separate cars.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 03, 2010, 06:00:08 pm
Did Rosarantula Parks die for nothing? :I
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cobra on November 03, 2010, 06:39:56 pm
Well maybe if she rode in her assigned carriage she wouldn't have been stepped on.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on November 04, 2010, 09:44:54 am
If you people keep this up, there is going to be an arachnid demonstration again.
Have you ever seen what happens when record numbers of spiderthings walk down a street? Those demonstrations are never peaceful.
Police dogs don't chow down on peaceful protesters, the protesters eat everything blockading their path.

Just. Let spiders have equal train rights. It is the best for all of us.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on November 04, 2010, 12:19:07 pm
do it or i'll call up my spider buddies and have them web your house
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on November 09, 2010, 05:52:26 pm
BWRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!

...

...

So cute!

(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/219/1/7/Spider_Hugs_by_hellcorpceo.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kishmond on November 09, 2010, 06:58:12 pm
Some spiders are pretty cute.

However, the praying (preying?) mantis takes the cake.

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/Kishmond/praying-mantis-head.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on November 09, 2010, 06:59:39 pm
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

KILL THEM WITH FIRE AND SHOES AND GUNS

UNLOAD A WHOLE M16 CLIP INTO THEM.

Except the Praying Mantis. Mantises are pretty cool for bugs. They can be smashed with just a shoe.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: eropS on November 09, 2010, 11:21:16 pm
Dude those things are sick. They have like, 360 vision. And they just like, chill, and wait for stuff to COME TO THEM. They don't even hunt, they're like bros. They just chill and wait for things to fall in their lap. Expect the bug is successful.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 03, 2011, 10:47:37 pm
I forgot to update this thing.

So the 4th of July, I'm hanging out with a bunch of friends.  We're all in the backyard of one guy, throwing around the frisbee, waiting for the burgers to cook and for it to get dark enough for fireworks.  Then someone noticed this monster of a bug on a stump in the yard.  It was an inch or inch and a half long, looked like a cross between a wasp and a dragonfly, and was bright yellow and orange.  It had three stingers or tails that looked to be nearly four inches long.  We all stood around trying to figure out how to kill the thing and not get murdered by a four inch stinger.  Finally I grabbed the frisbee, used it to cover my hand, and slapped the hell out of the bug.  This only made it angry.  One of the long tails was stuck in the stump, and it buzzed around like an angry dog on a leash.  So I smacked it again and rubbed the frisbee into the tree, leaving it dead enough.  Fun times!


Then tonight I remembered this all and looked the thing up.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKGiFO04ajM
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 04, 2011, 02:13:54 am
Way to kill an utterly harmless insect while it's trying to lay its eggs.

I don't know what's more pathetic, you feeling good about it or you thinking it's so dangerous that you tried to kill it.

Edit: It wasn't even inside your house ffs.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Celdur on August 04, 2011, 02:56:46 am
it deserved to die for existing

stop being a baby
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 04, 2011, 03:17:56 am
stop being a baby
We all stood around trying to figure out how to kill the thing and not get murdered by a four inch stinger.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Detoxicated on August 04, 2011, 03:25:21 am
Insects aren't very liked by babys
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Celdur on August 04, 2011, 03:52:18 am
bugs don't have feelings and nor do you
also im trolling
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 04, 2011, 06:43:56 am
also im trolling

Quote from: The Rules
7. Trolling is prohibited.
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Ultimatum on August 04, 2011, 07:39:14 am
Someone is not being very nice, that just won't do.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on August 04, 2011, 08:51:38 am
it deserved to die for existing

stop being a baby
You mean like Nepeta?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Celdur on August 04, 2011, 09:24:06 am
it deserved to die for existing

stop being a baby
You mean like Nepeta?

look at my avatar. its the last thing you'll ever see.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 04, 2011, 09:41:51 am
This all happened in a back yard with about 40 people and six little kids.  We didn't know if the wasp could sting or not.  If it did have a nest in the stump, it was very likely that someone would bump into the stump and make it angry.  I would much rather have one bug die than one person get hurt.


I regret nothing.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: dndfreak on August 04, 2011, 09:46:26 am
Alright dudes, chill. If you don't support the mindless slaughter of insects then you really shouldn't be in this thread in the first place.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on August 04, 2011, 10:45:27 am
If it did have a nest in the stump, it was very likely that someone would bump into the stump and make it angry. 
Wait... your solution to this was to bang and grind a frisbee down on the stump to kill it... to avoid knocking the stump?
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 04, 2011, 11:04:02 am
My solution was to kill the potential threat when it was sitting still instead of waiting for it to be flying around someone's head.  The wasp couldn't have fit into the hole, so I didn't expect more to come out of the stump, but it could have been protective of whatever was in the hole.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Cyst on August 04, 2011, 04:11:25 pm
Also its natural selection. The was was dumb enough to be hit by Ink's frisby. Plus bugs are disgusting.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on August 04, 2011, 05:44:27 pm
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5189/61638126367.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on August 05, 2011, 08:23:00 am
Self-defense is acceptable. Wasps can be vicious and can trigger potentially lethal allergic reactions.
I would prefer killing overall, but wasps can be difficult to shoo.

This said striking the stump if you couldn't confirm whether or not the hole was vacant seems tactically unsound. Five or six actively angry and defensive hive workers is far harder to deal with than one passive wasp.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: dndfreak on August 05, 2011, 08:29:15 am
The wasp couldn't have fit into the hole, so I didn't expect more to come out of the stump

Derp.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 05, 2011, 08:49:34 am
Self-defense is acceptable. Wasps can be vicious and can trigger potentially lethal allergic reactions.
I would prefer killing overall, but wasps can be difficult to shoo.

This said striking the stump if you couldn't confirm whether or not the hole was vacant seems tactically unsound. Five or six actively angry and defensive hive workers is far harder to deal with than one passive wasp.
It's not even a wasp, it's a horntail. They can't sting. They use their long ovipositor to lay eggs into the wood, not to sting people and I highly doubt they could penetrate your skin with it anyway. It's like killing a male human because you're afraid he could stab you to death with his penis.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on August 05, 2011, 09:32:17 am
Inkling, you didn't update the thread count, you just changed it to 7 in the update reply.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 05, 2011, 09:57:39 am
I always forget to do that.
Title: Re: Inkling - 6 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 05, 2011, 10:17:56 am
It's not even a wasp, it's a horntail. They can't sting. They use their long ovipositor to lay eggs into the wood, not to sting people and I highly doubt they could penetrate your skin with it anyway. It's like killing a male human because you're afraid he could stab you to death with his penis.

Well clearly it's Inkling's fault for not having the ****ing Insect Identification Guide around with him at all times, or for not finishing his Wasp Biology degree at the University of Morocco because the final exam was incorrectly worded.


It looked like a murderous Nazi-Hate-Fly and needed to be dealt with.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 05, 2011, 10:19:19 am
Odd, I don't have such an identification guide with me either or a degree in insectology and still I know what it is. Sounds to me more like basic knowledge.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: dndfreak on August 05, 2011, 10:21:59 am
Yeah, that is nowhere near basic knowledge.  Basic knowledge of insects usually ends after 'they're icky' and 'ants are strong, yo'.

At least, that sums up most of what I know on the subject.  The point is, bug penises, as you put it, aren't a common topic of conversation.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 05, 2011, 10:22:31 am
No it isn't.

Whoever told you that knowing the difference between obscure insects is basic knowledge lied to you.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Celdur on August 05, 2011, 10:35:11 am
flisch is butthurt, what else is new
does this really need discussion?
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on August 05, 2011, 10:46:21 am
Hey Celdur, could you stop behaving like that Please? Be sensible.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Celdur on August 05, 2011, 10:58:43 am
sorry, my avatar makes it so hard to be nice
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on August 05, 2011, 11:00:56 am
Role-Playing I see.

Well just remember to use some third-person phrases to describe your actions as well. That's an important part of role-playing you must do.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Celdur on August 05, 2011, 11:05:17 am
:33< ok
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on August 05, 2011, 11:34:11 am
Also, we have an RP board for that.

Anyways, more bug squishings from our forum satyr.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on August 05, 2011, 11:47:07 am
Role-Playing I see.

Well just remember to use some third-person phrases to describe your actions as well. That's an important part of role-playing you must do.

You're an idiot.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 05, 2011, 12:11:58 pm
It looked like a murderous Nazi-Hate-Fly and needed to be dealt with.

Yes, wasps are the Nazis of the insect world.

And hornets are the Waffen SS.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on August 05, 2011, 12:53:01 pm
I squished a bug

and I liked it...
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Ultimatum on August 05, 2011, 12:57:48 pm
What sort of bug?
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Gnoll on August 05, 2011, 01:09:05 pm
While we're talking about bugs...

I think there was a mini-eurypterid or something in my house.

I swear, I was about to get in the shower (so obviously, no camera on hand) when I see this... THING swimming in the toilet!

It was actually kinda cute, just staring at me.

Then I flushed. I could have sworn it waved goodbye and said "ADVENTURE TIME!" in scorpion or something.

Or was it just a big cricket?
Title: Uroboros - 0 ... Wasp - 1
Post by: Uroboros on August 05, 2011, 09:32:13 pm
So there I was, playing the Brink free weekend on steam at an ungodly hour of the morning. No sunlight to be seen.
Something fluffs against my arm, and then blurrs around my glasses briefly.
"Stupid moths" I think to myself, and go turn on the light so that it would be attracted to it, so I can catch it, or at least usher it out of the room.

That's when I realised it was a bit too chunky for a moth.
And made a peculiar buzzing sound.
If only there was a mod for smoke detectors that instead detected wasps.

So, I grabbed my improvised wasp apocalypse survival gear. A pair of cargos to wear on my arms like the giant wuss that I am, as sting protection, and the highly treasonous Paranoia XP rulebook (hardback) as a kind of venus fly-trap instakill contraption. I had other smaller things to hit at it with, but I didn't want to miss and screw the lightshade. The idea to let it veer just close enough to snap it shut. Little chance of a maimed and incredibly angry wasp chasing me. Sure, I could use raid or some other kind of spray, but death by chemical burns/poisoning never appealed to me. Besides, then you'd have their maimed disco-dancing to contend with, only to have them vanish off somewhere and die slowly, unable to finish them off. Then you just end up finding their completely intact shell of a corpse somewhere odd, months later when you're cleaning stuff out.

The little guy was a bit annoyed I didn't dust more often, evidenced by little puffs of dust from inside the shade, and the occasionally falling strand of cobweb. After cleaning itself a few times, it started to veer low as it burned its confused little head on the naked bulb. I snapped the book. I missed. The it started to fly towards me in a slow, bobbing pattern. It was trying to intimidate me.

It worked.
I backed out into the hall like a terrified horror movie victim, unable to really think of doing anything intelligent. The hallway light I turned on previously to go find my treasonous rulebook distracted it, and it seemed to completely forget about me, returning to trying to hump the dazzling lightsource. Another few snaps of the book... and it vanished! Victory! I applied pressure down through the hard cover to make doubly sure it wasn't just going to come back from the dead shortly after I opened it up, and then peeled open the cover to inspect and clean away the corpse. The corpse that wasn't there. On either side of the hardcover's innards. It wasn't trying for the light any more. There was nothing to hide behind or under, in the upper hallway. Maybe I stunned it with the tiny gust of the cover snapping shut, and it fell down to the floor below? I went down, turned on a light, searched around... and waited for it to re-appear by the light.

Nothing.
No buzzing. No movement on the lightly coloured flooring. Nothing back in my bedroom. I ever poked my head into my dear old sleeping grandfather's room in case it groggily slipped through the crack in his door. Nothing. I want to sleep soon, but there is a wasp in the house. He is probably angry at me now. When I go to sleep, I will need the lights off. There will be no more distractions.

Should I go hunting for cobwebs through the house and then strategically hang them from the ceiling of my room, to ensnare and slow him when he comes for me? Should I call the police? Should I leave a plate of jam on the side in hopes I can placate his rage? Wat do? Oh god. I let it survive. IT'S GOING TO TELL THE OTHERS.
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kaizer on August 05, 2011, 11:14:03 pm
hope to god you dont fail any spot checks or your going to be dealing with some severe piercing damage
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 06, 2011, 05:24:53 am
I'm afraid you fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book Uro. D:

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/urowasp.png)
Title: Re: Inkling - 7 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on August 07, 2011, 03:31:15 pm
I found its corpse roughly 30 hours later. It had been crawling towards the front door of the house.
No doubt to escape and tell all its friends my weaknesses.

Now? Now I can get a good night's sleep.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 08, 2011, 11:50:39 pm
Can't sleep
House centipedes gonna get me
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: eropS on August 08, 2011, 11:57:07 pm
Ive always wondered. Does this just end when the Giant Cave Bugs score?
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: gec05 on August 09, 2011, 12:04:02 am
Well so far Ink is counting all the bugs he squished and killed. So if one kills Ink, he's still got 'em beat by 7 points. So even then, he'd still be good and in the lead.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 09, 2011, 12:16:22 am
Well so far Ink is counting all the bugs he squished and killed. So if one kills Ink, he's still got 'em beat by 7 points. So even then, he'd still be good and in the lead.
Yeah, but dead.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Luminar on August 09, 2011, 01:32:09 pm
Yeah, until this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yob2uziCHaQ) happens.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Kaizer on August 12, 2011, 11:27:46 pm
went into my bathroom at 2 am really tired and noticed this huge black splotch on the wall, turns out its a spider about the size of my hand and a bunch of other smaller spiders chillin in the corner wall

I dont like spiders

I dont care what good they do for the ecosystem

My house is not part of that ecosystem

When you enter my house

You declare war
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: LadyM on August 13, 2011, 12:47:53 pm
I agree. Spiders should be outside only.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Oviraptor on August 13, 2011, 04:45:22 pm
I'd rather have spiders then flies or mosquitoes.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on August 13, 2011, 05:44:17 pm
Or WASPS.
Tonight I was sat chillin, eating me some awesome cheese and tomato flavoured bread, deliberately disregarding a buzzing sound I thought I could hear very faintly. I don't like wasps. I'm paranoid about them. I hear plenty of buzzing that is never actually there. Tonight, it was. Another midnight wasp revealed itself, and was busy burning itself on the kitchen light, then settling nearby to attempt to sting the base of the light repeatedly. This time, my Paranoia XP rulebook did its job. Squashed wasp. Peace of mind.

It's a mini adventure!
Though I can only guess that they must be sending scouts to slowly home in on my position...
As long as I keep killing them, I will be safe. NO, but what if they realise which wasps are never returning home? It'll be a dead giveaway!
Damn, I better get an emergency evacuation pack ready.

If I ever vanish for a few weeks without a word, you know why.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on August 13, 2011, 05:50:06 pm
Uro, use some felt, small beads, and a needle. Make some fake wasps, and send them off. The main army will never be the wiser, as your spies send false intelligence.
Title: Uroboros - 3 ||| Wasps - 1
Post by: Uroboros on August 13, 2011, 10:09:17 pm
And then another wasp. This time whilst I was watering the porcelain.
What the hell is wrong with these things?

I can't send fake wasps back, I can't make my duds smell like wasps, and they'd be mutes. I might even send them to the wrong nest and get MORE in here.
You might be onto something though. I could make a decoy wasp that is really a deathtrap. Perhaps if I mix it up with some Bugs Bunny tactics. Make a sexy queen wasp and leave it on the side so they forget their mission. By queen I mean a large matriarch, not a male pretend-wasp crossdressing as a female pretend-wasp. Though maybe I should do that. Perhaps that's the secret to Bugs' success in fooling people.

Wait, aren't the workers female? Or is that just bees? Would I have to make a female wasp crossdressed as a sexy king wasp? In fact, how does one make a sexy wasp, regardless of gender? I would google this but i'm terrified of what results I might get, both on a rule/34/ level and on a twisted fetish level. I've heard things... things that make me cringe just to remember.

Okay, forget the crossdressing insect deathtrap plan, anybody know of a good way to purge unwanted memories with a minimal risk of fatality?
Damn you, common yellowjackets. You won this round.
Title: Re: Uroboros - 3 ||| Wasps - 1
Post by: Brandonazz on August 13, 2011, 10:15:31 pm
watering the porcelain.

What.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on August 13, 2011, 10:16:44 pm
Taking a piss.
Title: Re: Uroboros - 3 ||| Wasps - 1
Post by: Flisch on August 14, 2011, 03:14:39 am
Wait, aren't the workers female? Or is that just bees?
With the exception of termites all workers and soldiers of eusocial insects are female.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: munchkin5 on August 14, 2011, 11:34:17 am
I watched my brother suffocate a wasp in toxic fumes today, he's doing a zoology degree and collects insect specimins, so he's like bug hitler with his little bug gas chamber.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Doctor Z on August 14, 2011, 04:35:57 pm
Oh god, my brain just crossed the line.

You... don't want to know.
Title: Re: Inkling - 8 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Grazony on August 14, 2011, 04:52:53 pm
Our wasps like to make underground nest. Not very fun to get your foot stuck in either. Only way we can kill them is pouring gasoline in the nest and throwing a match into it.

Purifying the land with fire!
:U
Title: Re: Inkling - 10 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 30, 2011, 08:58:05 pm
Cave cricket hanging out next to the front door this morning.  I catch him under a cup and hope he'll be dead by the time I get home.  Nope, he's still alive and jumping under the cup 12 hours later, so I scoop him up, throw him in the trash, and throw the trash in the dumpster.  I come back to find a house centipede just chilling on the wall.  Ah, the joys of the first big cold snap.
Title: Re: Inkling - 10 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on April 10, 2012, 10:13:57 pm
Unrelated giant cave cricket evicted.  I can go to bed now.
Title: Re: Inkling - 10 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Uroboros on April 10, 2012, 10:20:56 pm
Summer is coming.
The wasps, they're already making plans...
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Gec on April 11, 2012, 05:48:43 pm
Well so far they have yet to succeed in killing you Ink, so I say your odds are good for the impending swarm.
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 22, 2012, 06:29:26 pm
Gentlemen, the game has changed.  An hour and a half ago we had visual confirmation of a mouse in the apartment.



We are now at war.
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on July 22, 2012, 06:31:37 pm
Cheesecon Five.
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 22, 2012, 07:57:56 pm
Are all options on the table?
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 22, 2012, 09:43:17 pm
Of course.
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 22, 2012, 10:01:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RT5Cr.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 11 Giant Cave Bugs - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 24, 2012, 06:39:14 pm
After cleaning today and finding more signs of mice, I have moved everything into the upper cabinets.  I have increased the sticky traps from four to sixteen, lining likely entry points.  I hope you didn't think I was kidding about going to war.


Because we are at war.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 24, 2012, 07:41:52 pm
VICTORY!
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 24, 2012, 08:23:05 pm
I want a picture of the body.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 24, 2012, 09:43:13 pm
Okay.  I'll upload it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: /lurk on July 25, 2012, 03:12:24 am
VICTORY!
(http://i.imgur.com/Z8fj7.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 25, 2012, 05:19:02 am
Make sure you haven't begun something you can't finish Ink.

Mice are cunning and well able to exploit their environment to deadly effect.

Unless you are 100% sure all the mice are gone, immediately take the following precautions:

1. Remove all dangerous objects (Knives, scissors, frying pans, dynamite, anvils etc) from your house and yard.
2. Carefully block up all semicircular mouse doorways in your skirting board with a polymer foam or metal stucco lath. Don't have metal stucco lath? Use carbon fiber stucco lath!
3. ???
4. Now parge the lath.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 25, 2012, 12:31:04 pm
Here's the mouse. He's still alive, just camera shy.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/001.jpg)


If one mouse got in, there's probably more.  I'm leaving the traps in place for now.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 25, 2012, 12:32:46 pm
Good.

Now post this picture on and near every entrance to your home. I trust you kept the body? We will be needing it for phase two.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on July 25, 2012, 06:17:33 pm
You must train any survivors to infiltrate their hideout and drive them into a trap that you've prepared.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 14, 2012, 10:52:57 pm
There was a whole spider family next to the hinge on the front door.  I introduced them to my sandal.  Repeatedly.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Didero on August 15, 2012, 12:27:13 am
Then all you gotta do now is count the bodies and update the counter in the thread title :)
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Pixxel on August 15, 2012, 03:59:02 am
(http://i.imgur.com/QZLsR.jpg?1)

You shouldn't kill spiders :-/
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Flisch on August 15, 2012, 05:51:28 am
Usually I hate spiders and wouldn't ever touch one, but some days ago I found a jumping spider in the kitchen and let it crawl on my hand a few minutes. Jumping spiders are the cuteness on eight legs. :3
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Brandonazz on August 15, 2012, 09:45:08 am
(http://i.imgur.com/uwjg3.jpg)

Adorable.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Oviraptor on August 15, 2012, 11:13:38 am
Indeed. The best part is they are one of the few arthropods that can look back at you.
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: LadyM on August 15, 2012, 11:15:11 am
Oh geez, I looked into the eyes of the spider... :'(
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Didero on August 15, 2012, 11:17:15 am
That image is fascinating and hella freaky at the same time.
Glad I'm not (that) afraid of spiders!
Title: Re: Inkling - 12 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Oviraptor on August 15, 2012, 11:22:05 am
Ever since I got a smart phone, my background has been this picture: Lol, long link. (http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&biw=1920&bih=991&tbm=isch&tbnid=aADrzER0KO_uVM:&imgrefurl=http://www.en-derin.com/artworks/jumping-spider-goes-to-a-photo-session-15-pictures&docid=iE_5E2Z8rJW6tM&imgurl=http://www.en-derin.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/c50ba_eye-macros-jumping-spider2.jpg&w=600&h=391&ei=TOgrULLsFOjk0QG7jYHQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=170&vpy=334&dur=530&hovh=181&hovw=278&tx=175&ty=108&sig=114613796390857777921&page=1&tbnh=130&tbnw=178&start=0&ndsp=42&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0,i:170)
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 15, 2012, 12:50:28 pm
Score updated.  There was a big spider, a medium spider, and at least three little ones.  They were not jumping spiders.  I regret nothing.
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on August 15, 2012, 01:37:47 pm
Your neighborhood needs some outdoor cats.
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Pixxel on August 15, 2012, 01:49:11 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/YoA1M.jpg?1)

Oh, The day you start finding these in the shower
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 15, 2012, 01:54:43 pm
Is the day I start keeping a shotgun in the bathroom.
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on August 15, 2012, 02:37:56 pm
And retrofit your shower to shoot fire.
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Kaizer on August 15, 2012, 06:39:50 pm
or just install a bathtub
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: LadyM on August 15, 2012, 07:25:39 pm
Stop with the spider pics.... please  :-\

*shivers*
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Haseri on August 16, 2012, 01:22:30 am
The Onion's latest video seems apt. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcR9af_akCw) Linked because of a lot of swearing and spiders.

Horrifying Planet is an amazing series.
Title: Re: Inkling - 17 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Ultimatum on August 17, 2012, 12:36:10 pm
Velociraptor Spider! (http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0817-hance-new-spider-family.html)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms2klX-puUU
Title: Re: Inkling - 18 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 16, 2013, 09:12:29 pm
Against my better judgement and standard procedures, I was reading SCP late tonight with some people.  Eventually I ended up on this one:

http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-439

And just after finishing it I look over to the other wall and see a bug crawling on it.  Looks like a silverfish, but black.  I go to grab it, and it jumps on my hand and then off in an instant, and I can't find it.  After looking around in the carpet with a flashlight and vacuuming the area a bit, I found it on my table hiding behind something.  After it jumped around a few more times, I finally killed it and gave it a burial at sea.  The person who told me to look up that SCP has been notified that he is due for termination.
Title: Re: Inkling - 18 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on November 25, 2013, 05:03:01 am
Oh hey Inkling, how's your morning going?  How are you liking your new apartment?


Thanks for asking, it's going pretty well.  You know, other than the fact that the biggest house centipede I've ever seen just crawled out of my sink's drain WHILE I WAS BRUSHING MY TEETH.
Title: Re: Inkling - 18 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: eropS on November 25, 2013, 07:24:49 am
Dude what the **** is up with the places you live...
Title: Re: Inkling - 18 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Flisch on November 25, 2013, 07:38:58 am
Maybe Inkling actually houses SCP-027 (http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-027).
Title: Re: Inkling - 18 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on November 25, 2013, 09:40:47 am
Dude what the **** is up with the places you live...

THE SOUTH
Title: Baby Opossum
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 07, 2015, 11:22:52 pm
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Pets/opossum_zps3bq49pvu.jpg)

So my dog scared the crap out of a baby opossum that fell into the yard. Luckily no one got hurt. He just will bark for hours without getting too close.
Title: Re: Inkling - 19 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on May 08, 2015, 03:28:40 pm
A friend of mine has a possum that lives under his shed.  He named it Polly.
Title: Re: Inkling - 22 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on May 13, 2015, 10:28:34 pm
It's nice and warm now, and apparently that means the house centipedes are back.  But I'm showing restraint and haven't burned my apartment down yet.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 27, 2015, 11:52:38 am
I get a house centipede a few times a week.  I'd be getting used to them if their damned legs didn't fall off when you try to catch them.

So today I'm sitting at my computer and hear a rustling sound.  It takes a few minutes for me to realize that there's a wasp stuck in the window blinds.  I caught it in a little tupperware container, I think I'll just let her chill in there for a while.  I wouldn't get a good picture through the container, so I did a quick search and figured out that it's a mud dauber.  Have a picture from the Internet.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/mud_dauber_wasp.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 27, 2015, 11:57:17 am
Bees, man... I can't wait for Winter.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Great Distance on July 27, 2015, 01:29:55 pm
Man, this score is skewed. I mean, no victories for the cave bugs? None?

Either you are lying or you do not know. How they crawl. Into your ears. Lay eggs in your food. Kidnap your children. Bury them alive. Ask for ransom. Get killed by the FBI.

Okay, so I guess the bugs lose anyway, but I'm awaiting the day when they do not. I am waiting, Inkling.

WITH MY BUGS AHHAHHAHHAH
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 27, 2015, 01:32:39 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Q4Py1im.gif)

MUH BUGS.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Tesla on July 27, 2015, 01:33:37 pm
M'bugs.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 27, 2015, 01:40:55 pm
Girls say they want spooky guys like me and then date skeletons.  :(
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Great Distance on July 27, 2015, 02:09:44 pm
But man, no sympathy for the bugs, though? I mean, imagine you were just living your life and were met by something 50 times bigger than you. And it wanted to kill you because it's scared of something 50 times smaller. Think about the bugs, man. And fight something of your own size, you big old *****.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 27, 2015, 02:25:09 pm
The rule is that if you sneak into my apartment uninvited, you're in big trouble.  But mud daubers are apparently mostly harmless, so I threw it back outside.  If it gets back in I'm holding you responsible, GD.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: eropS on July 27, 2015, 03:42:18 pm
I'm preeeeeeeetty sure if it ever was bugs - 1, we would never find out
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 27, 2015, 03:51:44 pm
Eurotards don't understand bugs. They live in a utopia, after all.

They're at one end of the scale. Australia is at the other. We're in the middle.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 27, 2015, 04:10:45 pm
That's why I use the going on vacation thread when I'm out of town.  I don't want you guys to think the bugs have taken me.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Great Distance on July 27, 2015, 05:56:51 pm
I am joking, of course. I would feel bad if Ink was killed by some kind of poisonous centipede.

But still, think about the bugs, man. And their adorable, swarming, little bug babies......

Urgh.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on October 29, 2015, 10:36:29 pm
Damn, I think someone had babies.  Just caught nine tiny spiders in my bathroom.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: dndfreak on October 29, 2015, 11:06:48 pm
They were born in your house, Ink. That makes them citizens and now you have to provide them healthcare and let them have guns or whatever.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 30, 2015, 01:32:13 am
My part time job is in the warehouse of a vintage clothes store. Recently, with the weather getting wintery, hornets have been coming into the warehouse to die. I don't just mean little crappy wasps here, I mean hornets the length of the top part of your index finger. Yesterday I killed two with bug spray, and we keep finding their corpses lying around.

Apparently they're less aggressive than wasps but honestly that doesn't say much for them.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on October 30, 2015, 07:45:28 am
Makes me glad Winter is coming.

We have those giant mutant hornets in this region. They are scary.
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Slinky on October 30, 2015, 09:41:23 am
THE PAIN!!
Title: Re: Inkling - 26 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Kaizer on October 30, 2015, 02:37:38 pm
warehouse I work at is getting mice/rats in a lot now, big wigs upstairs want them gone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzj6EeFi_7U

Luckily I have proper training for this scenario
Title: Re: Inkling - 27 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on June 04, 2016, 10:44:26 pm
ALL OF MY HATE

(http://i.imgur.com/Cnhwflw.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 27 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on June 04, 2016, 11:10:23 pm
Aw those guys are harmless. You sent it outside, right?
Title: Re: Inkling - 27 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on June 05, 2016, 09:15:24 pm
I think you know the answer to that, Pat.

I need to call the liberal hate epidemic customer service line, I still haven't gotten my membership card.
Title: Re: Inkling - 27 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 10, 2016, 09:17:44 pm
This was inevitable.

(http://i.imgur.com/fiQOCUB.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 28 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Rysworld on July 10, 2016, 09:37:37 pm
Ahahaha. Perfect. Pokemon Go is fusing the two universes.
Title: Re: Inkling - 28 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 10, 2016, 11:36:56 pm
Why aren't you aiming your gun at it?
Title: Re: Inkling - 30 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on July 17, 2016, 08:25:02 pm
Waaaaaa giant spider crawling around the bathroom I nearly died.

Why aren't you aiming your gun at it?

(http://i.imgur.com/X187YRj.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 30 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on July 17, 2016, 08:30:51 pm
Better.
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on August 17, 2016, 04:56:58 pm
I finally caught a Beedrill!

(http://imgur.com/aj4NCBr.jpg)
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2016, 01:19:40 am
Good specimen.
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 03, 2017, 03:30:03 am
So uh, my bathroom has been invaded by ants.

I'll post pics once I take some to send to the letting agency.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKx3JlTnHbc
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Neoadept on June 03, 2017, 12:24:07 pm
A mix of peanut-butter, sugar, and borax makes a decent ant bait/killer if you don't have any pets that'll try to lick it up.  Don't go too heavy on the borax, the idea is that they don't die until after they've gotten back to the nest and spread it around.
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 03, 2017, 12:32:14 pm
I just bought some ant powder as an interrim measure while we wait for the letting agency to get back to us.

I took pictures but they came out crappy because the lighting is bad and a phone doesn't have a macro lens so just imagine ants on the floor of a bathroom and you're there.
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on June 03, 2017, 01:10:07 pm
Thanks Sam now I'll never sleep again.
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Inkling on June 18, 2017, 05:25:25 am
I'm back home this weekend for Father's Day. Yesterday my dad and I went to war on the giant cicada killer wasps around their front door with a racquetball racquet. I'll have pictures and update the score when I get back to my computer.
Title: Re: Inkling - 32 Giant Cave Bugs and Mice - 0
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 18, 2017, 07:14:12 am
The ants found an alternate route around the poison-strewn bathroom floor and emerged en mass from behind the washing machine to attempt a nuptual flight. Lots of big winged queens around the place and some small, pathetic winged males useful only for their precious any sperm and nothing else.