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Check out these bugs-warning photo may disturb those with weak stomach

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by theoldchick, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I caught these two working on a mouse carcass:

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  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    Looks like 2 standard carrion beatles... [​IMG]
     
  3. Sarah1031

    Sarah1031 Out Of The Brooder

    they are very pretty [​IMG]
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    BLAAAEEEEEERRRGGHHH!! [​IMG] at least now nobody says I'm a wuss? [​IMG]
     
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Lol, I saw one of those the other day. I have noticed a terrible stench from the mound of boxes and totes in my carport. Im thinking I have a dead mouse under it all and the beetle was hanging around.
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Oh, cool! Why haven't I ever seen one of those?
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    If you see one usually means there is a carcass in need of natural processing. These uniquely beautiful beetles do a good job.
    They blend in well with their environment.


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  8. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Why gross? I have about a hundred of these in a tank in my basement at al ltimes. My preffered choice for doing Europeon mounts on skulls for family and friends during hunting season. They do a better job and it's alot easier then trying to pick a skull clean with a knife and other gadgets.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I don't think they are gross but per forum rules I felt obligated to warn those to may be offended. These beetles are very efficient. The mouse carcass was recycled in three days.
     
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Very cool bugs! I see all kinds sold to collectors and schools. I was going to get hissng cockroaches once but dh said no way!
     

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