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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby KEPs » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:00 am

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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:55 pm

.... yessss KEPs... :lol: ...

The cocoons of this beetle have a particular use ... Describe it ... :hmz:
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Pjw » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:40 pm

I wish I knew what kind of beatle it is :roll:
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:58 pm

.. do you want the answer also ? ... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Pjw » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:00 pm

maybe you should pm the answer to me then I can copy and past it here and pretend I'm knowledgable about bugs, which I obviously am NOT :lol:
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:06 pm

:funny:
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby KEPs » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:28 pm

Dangerous creatures :big_eyes:
That is where the San got the poison for their arrows.

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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:07 pm

In the northern Kalahari, the most commonly used poisonous substance for arrows comes from the larva and pupae of chrysomelid beetles, like the Diamphidia vittatipennis.

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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby KEPs » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:07 pm

Who am I, what make me special?

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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:36 pm

Looks like one of the Worm(Thread) Snakes to me...........They have no teeth on the lower jaw, shed their skin in compact rings, and feed on insects(termites) unike most snakes.
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby KEPs » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:35 am

Sorry for the disappearing act, it wasn’t intentional, rather “telkomtentional”, but we are back now and just starting to recover from forum withdrawal symptoms. :tongue:
@RJ: Soooo close. :doh: To get the right "being special" you should read Homer's Odessy. That may be a tall order before Monday, so look at Troy...

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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby KEPs » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:22 pm

:slap: Nobody reading Homer?

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Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:34 pm

:whistle:

You should perhaps put us out of our misery?
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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby deeisen » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:17 am

Brahminy Blind Snake

Invasive species in many localities, reproduces using parthenogenesis. More or less blind but capable of telling light from dark, has scales that are translucent covering eyes. Is capable of bearing eggs and live young.

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Re: Gotcha Creature Quizz (RV)

Unread postby KEPs » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:57 am

deeisen :big_eyes:
Didn't think our clue would be so misleading. RJ was in the right family, Leptotyphlopidae, which is also related to your Brahminy Blind Snake. The Brahminy is an invader in S.A. occuring in small areas in the Cape Town and Durban.Thanks Google! The Afrikaans name Blompotslang translates as Potplant snake, referring to it's means of transport: Nursery potting soil.
The snake in the picture is L. conjunctus or the Cape thread snake. (13-15 cm) This picture was taken in Pretoriuskop camp in KNP. It feeds on ants, and would pose no problem for soldier ants, if only they could "see" it. Ants identify friend from foe by smell, and this snake produces a pheromone similar to that of the ants. The soldiers then "trusts" it, just like the Trojan soldiers trusted the Greek horse Homer's Odessy :D


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