'Squito egg raft.
Insects and spiders. Scorpions are a qt
I think it actually looks kind of sad, it looks to me like it tried so damn hard to keep all of the egg sacks on it's back safe and sound, but some asshole still came along and squished all of those near the back. It was probably the same jerk that took the actual picture. All of that effort to be a good parent undone in an instant.
ib4 anthropomorphizing, yeah, I know I'm projecting, I know it's just a bug.
if this is your attitude to such an adorable creature you deserve to have it fly into your face desu. Friendly reminder that literally ANY animal is nicer than a human that can bring themselves to hate them.
I wonder if there's any aliums out there who observe the way humans act and think we're totally disgusting. (And no, I don't mean in some tree-huggy, look-what-they're-doing-to-the-planet cliche way) but just think the fact that we e.g. expel feces out of our butts is horrible and wants to destroy us for that very reason.
found this on my deck today. anyone know wtf it is? I live in Ontario, Canada. never seen anything like it in my life
There's someone forcing a meme in /ck/ about "Mexicans eat that" or "Were in Mexico we eat X with Y and Z". He must be annoyed at Mexican cusine, so he does this to make mexicans even more annoying
1 plenty of scorpions in africa/not much of either deadly scorpions nor spiders in europe
2 the idea that being scared of potentially dangerous animals stems from ancestral genetic memory is /x/ tier
Agree but it probably has some genetic basis in that humans tend to dislike creatures capable of rapid, unpredictable movements - spiders fit this category wheras scorpions tend to be slower and lumbering
>Agree but it probably has some genetic basis
pick one you retard
>creatures capable of rapid, unpredictable movements - spiders fit this category wheras scorpions tend to be slower and lumbering
you just don't know anything about anything
You misunderstand, I agree that genetic memory is a foolish concept but propose the phenomena has an alternate root in genetics...by the way, not the same guy who originally mentioned genetic memory
Thought this was the best thread to contribute this image. Found her behind a cable box near a pre school. Pretty sure those white circles are egg sacks. She's about the size of a quarter. I live in Southeastern Louisiana. Does anyone know the exact species?
>thank whatever god you believe in that you will never know what it is like to spend every single second of your life in unending labor pains.
I remember watching a documentary about termites as a kid, the person filming zoomed in on the termite queens legs. They were constantly flailing and had been worn down to teeny tiny mutilated nubs. Even the narrator commented on how the termite queen is instinctively trying to escape constantly.
The living creature being vivisected does not matter. It's the principle that matters.
Saying no to doing things like that to insects prevents the practice from escalating to crazy Nazi like scientists doing shit like that to their human test subjects.
Oh I don't fuck with the thing. It's just on my usual dog walking route. I like to check on her every now and again to see how she's doing but I know better than to stick a finger in there.
I agree to a certain extent with both sides here, but it really brings up the question of where you draw the line, ya know? I mean if you eat meat, for example, where is that line? Is fish okay? Are cows okay? What about dogs or cats? And hell, why not humans?
Personally, I think that if you are going to make a rule for something, you can't make exceptions, all or nothing baby.
>I think that if you are going to make a rule for something, you can't make exceptions, all or nothing baby.
yeah, this is a common symptom of autism and other forms of mild retardation.
the inability to understand gradients. Slopes aren't usually slippery. Dichotomies are often false.
they don't have labor pains, man. for most animals labor isn't the godawful experience humans have because of the large noggins on our young. couple that with the termite's lack of nocireceptors and comparably simple physiology...if anything its more like she takes a shit a bunch all day everyday.
>2 the idea that being scared of potentially dangerous animals stems from ancestral genetic memory is /x/ tier
No it's not. We have all kinds of programmed behaviors and emotions.
Its still spooky.
Anyone claiming it is memory from our ancestors is completely fucking retarded.
If that was how it worked, everyone afraid of spiders would habitually eat them, and they would be batshit terrified of cats instead.
I can't remember the last time I saw something on the internet which legitimately made me feel like I could throw up, thanks