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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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First try using my macro lens-beetles

rather than retype everything, check it out here!

http://falltoclimb.wordpress.com/201...ew-macro-lens/
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:58 PM
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Ummmmm, bendy, those are bugs , can you please try your macro on close ups of your pups
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I think you meant "bugs "...hmmmm???

As for pups it's too dark now, you'll have to wait 'till tomorrow.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:05 PM
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I think you meant "bugs "...hmmmm???

As for pups it's too dark now, you'll have to wait 'till tomorrow.
OK, I'll be looking for them tomorrow.


BTW, the pics of your beetles are very good.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Very nice shots of your bugs.
Out of curiosity, do many beetles bite?
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Hm. Many will nibble, but not many will actually HURT. The only ones I try to handle carefully are tiger beetles (they are super-duper hunters) and anything else where I can SEE the bitey bits.
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Hm. Many will nibble, but not many will actually HURT. The only ones I try to handle carefully are tiger beetles (they are super-duper hunters) and anything else where I can SEE the bitey bits.


geeze if only there was a smile for a choking person
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Are the beetles down with being picked up? Do they care?
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I would say that it's pretty safe to scoop up most beetles with your bare hand. I try to never close my hand on one (unless it's something I KNOW is wimpy like a ladybug or weevil)...I learned the hard way grabbing a praying mantis (true, not a beetle, but still) that sometimes they "grab" back, ouch! If you see one poking around a leaf or the ground and let it walk onto your hand, that's for sure no biggie. Smaller beetles...no biggies, even if they nip it won't hurt. Any beetle I'm not sure about, or really big ones, I grab on its sides, behind the head...kind of in the same place you would a crayfish if that makes sense...
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Nice work with the macro

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Hm. Many will nibble, but not many will actually HURT. The only ones I try to handle carefully are tiger beetles (they are super-duper hunters) and anything else where I can SEE the bitey bits.
So is "bitey bits" the scientific term then?
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Bendy,

Do I put them in the baggie when they are alive?
Then what do I do with them?

Bug stuff = Confusing
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