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Old 01-27-2007, 02:47 PM
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If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

As before.

One of these


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...net_video.html


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One of these....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_q1jFa1mvw

Winner goes through to next round......
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:50 PM
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Re: If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

Aw, I forgot to run this one as a bloody poll, so I will just count the votes.

Now, this is an interesting one, and with the advantage of flight, I gave it to the Japanese Hornet, as it is no ordinary hornet, as you will see from the footage!


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Old 01-27-2007, 03:40 PM
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Re: If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

Tough call here. Hmmmm. . . one on one, right? I'll vote for tarantula.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:45 PM
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Re: If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

Score so far, and yes one v one, is Japanese Giant Hornet 1 - Tarantula 1
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:38 PM
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Bttt


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Old 01-27-2007, 07:32 PM
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Tough call here. Hmmmm. . . one on one, right? I'll vote for tarantula.
I have to agree with you Leeguana. The second that scout hornet hits the ground, he's toast.

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Re: If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

I'm going to have to go with the bee. First - the bee is much smaller so I think it would be more difficult for the tarantula to catch. Second, the bee never has to get on the ground to attack the tarantula. So my vote is for the bee.
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I'm going to have to go with the bee. First - the bee is much smaller so I think it would be more difficult for the tarantula to catch. Second, the bee never has to get on the ground to attack the tarantula. So my vote is for the bee.
It's not a BEE!!!

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Re: If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

Anyway, I guess that makes it, so far, 3-1 to the Tarantula featured, over the Giant Japanese Hornet...

I still maintain that the Hornet, this species, might have the edge on the arachnid.

It is not that small...

Sting
The stinger of the Asian giant hornet is about a quarter-inch (6 mm) in length, and injects an especially potent venom that contains an enzyme so strong that it can dissolve human tissue. Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University near Tokyo, described the sensation as feeling "like a hot nail being driven into my leg." [1].

If a person is stung by the giant hornet and does not receive prompt medical treatment, he or she may die from a reaction to the venom. About 40 people die each year after being stung by giant hornets, mainly as a result of an allergic reaction to the venom.

A couple of interesting notes on Vespa mandarinia's venom and stinger:

The venom contains eight different chemicals, some of which dissolve flesh, some of which cause pain, and at least one which has an odor which attracts more hornets to the victim.
The venom contains 5% acetylcholine, which stimulates the pain nerve fibres more than bee or other wasp venoms, so that it is a bit more painful.
Vespa mandarinia uses its large crushing mandibles, rather than its sting, to kill prey.
The venom of the Asian giant hornet is more toxic than most other bees or wasps, and has one of the greatest lethal capacities per colony
Like all hornets, V. mandarinia possesses a barbless stinger, allowing it to sting repeatedly, as it does when preying on bees and other insects.
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Re: If Bugs Were Nations - Part 3

Okay, the tarantula wins this round, and joins the death stalker, and the praying mantis, in the next phase.

Final bout coming up...... :cool:
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About 40 people die each year after being stung by giant hornets, mainly as a result of an allergic reaction to the venom.
That's nothing compared to the American giant Hornet. It's "Stinger" can take out your whole fvcking family.



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