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Offline voixdecoeurTopic starter

Top 10 new species of 2011
« on: June 08, 2011, 12:20:16 PM »
Ummm... You guys know I can't stand spiders. That Darwin's bark spider pretty much sounds like my worst nightmare.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-05/gallery-top-10-new-species-2010
http://www.popsci.com/science/gallery/2011-05/top-10-new-species-2011

There's also a "pancake batfish" which just makes me smile, and a bacterium that is currently nomming on the Titanic.

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Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 12:39:15 PM »
I think the jumping cockroach is the stuff of nightmares, although finding a leech on one's nasal membranes is right up there.

Offline Lilias

Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 12:42:49 PM »
I think the jumping cockroach is the stuff of nightmares

If I were still living in Greece, I'd be fumigating my room before going to bed. For sure.

Offline Avis habilis

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 02:32:15 PM »
I dunno ... the six-foot carnivorous lizards with a paralyzing bite creeping through the trees overhead are a little worrisome.

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Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 03:06:41 PM »
A six foot lizard does not scurry across your foot without warning, or leap out of your cupboard when you're getting your breakfast.

Offline voixdecoeurTopic starter

Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 03:11:44 PM »
A six foot lizard does not scurry across your foot without warning, or leap out of your cupboard when you're getting your breakfast.

oh god, what a valid point.

::is now skittish around her cupboards::

Offline Lilias

Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 03:15:12 PM »
oh god, what a valid point.

::is now skittish around her cupboards::

In my mum's kitchen, in Athens, we have a resident gecko (an albino, no less), who helps with pest control, but I'm not sure even Gordon would manage such critters. >_<

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Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 03:18:25 PM »
I would cheerfully share my kitchen with a gecko.  Little lizards are cute. 

(And big lizards can be stopped by closing the front door.)


Offline Lithos

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 04:03:17 PM »
I would still rather not have that one at my door x.x

Offline Shjade

Re: Top 10 new species of 2011
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 04:21:05 PM »
"The bark spider spins the largest orb-style webs in the world with a silk that is ten times stronger than Kevlar"

Clearly this is where the military's research department should focus its attention.