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Old 03/07/2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Who does this with their mantis

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Old 03/07/2018, 05:31 PM   #2
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No one who values their fingers!

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Old 03/07/2018, 06:16 PM   #3
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They don't call them "thumb splitters" for nothing!

I had an enormous tarantula for several years. I used to handle her and let her crawl on me with impunity, until I saw what she did to a full-grown mouse. It was bloody and awful.

After that, I stopped letting her climb on me.


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Old 03/07/2018, 07:03 PM   #4
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That is wait too cool. I would not do that however


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Old 03/07/2018, 10:56 PM   #5
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kind of like watching a snake charmer


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Old 03/07/2018, 11:17 PM   #6
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Cleaner shrimp from hell lol


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Old 03/07/2018, 11:30 PM   #7
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Nope.


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Old 03/08/2018, 05:09 AM   #8
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Old 03/08/2018, 06:07 AM   #9
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Old 03/08/2018, 03:26 PM   #10
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They don't call them "thumb splitters" for nothing!
Someone in the comments on that post called them "murder shrimp"...I kind of like that one too.


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Old 03/08/2018, 06:51 PM   #11
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A lot of salt water anglers have had their fingers and thumbs shredded open by these critters. "Thumb-splitter" is an angler's term.


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:20 AM   #12
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"who's a good little mantis"

15 minutes later...

"honey can you google a recipe on mantis shrimp(s)? oh, and you might also want to call an ambulance too"


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:22 AM   #13
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rather try to pet a stone fish


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:31 AM   #14
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Awwwwwww, hims too cute!


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:55 PM   #15
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rather try to pet a stone fish
I used to pet my Japanese dragon moray on his head till about 4 years ago when he jumped out the tank at me hitting the floor.


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Old 03/09/2018, 10:17 PM   #16
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Good sir,
Do you have trouble walking due to your enormous balls of steel?? I don’t think people realize that a flick with one of the poppers on a large mantis shrimp is equal to the force of a .22 cal bullet. I bet this guy also eats a bowl of nails for breakfast without any milk like that bouncer from Spongebob Squarepants. Sharks probably have a week long marathon of tv documentaries devoted to this unidentified bada$$.


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Old 03/09/2018, 10:39 PM   #17
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I have to wonder how much blood it would take to start a new cycle. I suspect this guy will find out soon enough.


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