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    Giant Australian stick bug

    Here's some pics of a Giant Prickly Stick Insect, Extatosoma tiaratum. I think it's a female. She is not mine, she's on loan from somebody. I think she looks like something you would see in Mad Max or some post apocalyptic movie









    Higher resolution versions can be found on my flickr page.
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    Beautiful!

    Do they lay cleistogamous eggs?
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    That is fruitin' cool man. I loved them in Temple of Doom palace cave scene.

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    just keep it away from mantids

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    How big is it?

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    I love those things! Despite their huge and fearsome appearance they're the nicest "bugs" around!

    You got some excellent shots - of course!

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    Great photos! in the last one it looks like it's smiling

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    I think that's where they got the idea of the bug in Men in Black.
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