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poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/21/18 3:03 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Ed Higginbotham said:

In reply to ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) :

Yep, that would have been much better. 

So, 24-hour update: No more burning but you can still see where it got me. 

I feel so strangely powerful today...

 

The egg-laying procedure is fairly painless to the host.  Just wait a couple weeks until they hatch and the larvae start the subcutaneous burrowing stage...

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Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
8/21/18 3:51 p.m.

We had him sent your way to scare you back to Florida ;-)

Glad you're okay. I've always been taught to avoid wooly caterpillars for just this reason, but had gradually come to believe that was just childhood stories. Thanks for the refresher.

Margie

Sparkydog
Sparkydog Reader
8/21/18 5:01 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Ed Higginbotham said:

In reply to ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) :

Yep, that would have been much better. 

So, 24-hour update: No more burning but you can still see where it got me. 

I feel so strangely powerful today...

 

The egg-laying procedure is fairly painless to the host.  Just wait a couple weeks until they hatch and the larvae start the subcutaneous burrowing stage...

Read up on these bad-boys: Tarantula wasps (aka Tarantula "Hawks"). Female gets preggers, DELIBERATELY picks a fight with a Tarantula, stings it to make it immobile, drags its paralyzed ass to the nearest hole in the ground, lays eggs inside the zombie host's body, seals up the entrance and flys off.  Keep in mind the spider is still alive. Next step: the baby bad-ass eats their host alive until they are ready to come out of the hole.

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spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
8/21/18 5:40 p.m.

In reply to Sparkydog :

I took a course in insect pathology and parasitology.  That is some gross stuff.  I’m glad it doesn’t happen to human beans.  

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds Dork
8/21/18 7:58 p.m.

Yeah, those can put a hurt on you. Glad it wasn’t a heavy hit. 

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
8/21/18 8:26 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:

We had him sent your way to scare you back to Florida ;-)

It’s working!

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
8/21/18 8:27 p.m.

In reply to Sparkydog :

That’s incredible and terrifying!

Toebra
Toebra HalfDork
8/21/18 10:08 p.m.

Thanks Sparky, no way that gives anyone nightmares

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