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Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:17:21 PM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/03/11/mosquitoes-florida-gallinippers/1978281/

With high humidity, mold, sharks, hurricanes, phythons, gators, and sink holes, Florida sounds very inhospitable.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 09:21:16 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 09:28:21 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 09:35:27 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 09:46:04 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?

I suppose so.

When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 09:50:18 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?

I suppose so.

When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.

Everytime I think of frogs, this cute little guy immediately comes to mind  :D



I stumbled upon my bullfrog purely by accident. I was fishing with my cousin at a local lake and I actually hooked a bullfrog, just as I was about to throw him back, I fell in love with him so I took him home and he now lives in my grandmother's backyard pond :) He eats the insects in her yard  ;)
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 09:52:00 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I'm not familiar with what birdlife exists in Florida, but swallows, wrens, sparrows and robins eat the critters. So do bats, but they have their hazards as well.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 09:56:56 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?

I suppose so.

When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.

Everytime I think of frogs, this cute little guy immediately comes to mind  :D



I stumbled upon my bullfrog purely by accident. I was fishing with my cousin at a local lake and I actually hooked a bullfrog, just as I was about to throw him back, I fell in love with him so I took him home and he now lives in my grandmother's backyard pond :) He eats the insects in her yard  ;)

Ah, you got to find him a wifey so that they can produce little tadpoles.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 10:58:03 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

Have you even been there to see these areas directly?
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 11:01:19 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I'm not familiar with what birdlife exists in Florida, but swallows, wrens, sparrows and robins eat the critters. So do bats, but they have their hazards as well.

We have a healthy population of bats where I live.
Just before sunset, we can see them flying around.
I am entertaining the idea of building a bat house.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 11:01:29 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?

I suppose so.

When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.

Everytime I think of frogs, this cute little guy immediately comes to mind  :D

<snip>

I stumbled upon my bullfrog purely by accident. I was fishing with my cousin at a local lake and I actually hooked a bullfrog, just as I was about to throw him back, I fell in love with him so I took him home and he now lives in my grandmother's backyard pond :) He eats the insects in her yard  ;)

Ah, you got to find him a wifey so that they can produce little tadpoles.

Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 11:03:08 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?

I suppose so.

When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.

Everytime I think of frogs, this cute little guy immediately comes to mind  :D

<snip>

I stumbled upon my bullfrog purely by accident. I was fishing with my cousin at a local lake and I actually hooked a bullfrog, just as I was about to throw him back, I fell in love with him so I took him home and he now lives in my grandmother's backyard pond :) He eats the insects in her yard  ;)

Ah, you got to find him a wifey so that they can produce little tadpoles.

Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Lord have mercy. The bullfrog could end up being the pig's dinner.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2013, 11:41:16 PM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2013, 11:53:20 PM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Indeed, unclean too. Environmentally unsound too.
If the pig ate the frog, then who would eat those gigantic quarter-sized mosquitoes?
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013, 11:57:12 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.


With Florida's prolific abortion rate, I think the pythons will be safe.



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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2013, 12:00:52 AM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Have you or Maria ever heard of the Muppets?

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2013, 12:01:31 AM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.


With Florida's prolific abortion rate, I think the pythons will be safe.

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Good to see you post. :)

It the pythons are safe, then the local mice and rats will be threatened.
Mice and rats are known to eat a lot of insects, including those giant mosquitoes.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2013, 12:02:08 AM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Have you or Maria ever heard of the Muppets?

http://www.muppetcentral.com/

Of course, we were just teasing you.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013, 12:09:03 AM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Have you or Maria ever heard of the Muppets?

http://www.muppetcentral.com/

Of course, we were just teasing you.

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013, 12:11:30 AM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Have you or Maria ever heard of the Muppets?

http://www.muppetcentral.com/

Of course I do.  But tell me of a Church Father that taught inter-species muppet marriage?  NONE!

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 12:33:29 AM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Have you or Maria ever heard of the Muppets?

http://www.muppetcentral.com/

Of course I do.  But tell me of a Church Father that taught inter-species muppet marriage?  NONE!

Was there inter-species muppet marriages in Russia during the 18th century? Is outrage!
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2013, 12:53:32 AM »
Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

Anathema!!!

Have you or Maria ever heard of the Muppets?

http://www.muppetcentral.com/

Of course I do.  But tell me of a Church Father that taught inter-species muppet marriage?  NONE!

Was there inter-species muppet marriages in Russia during the 18th century? Is outrage!

Was there even MUPPET in Russia in 18th century? Is more outrage!!
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2013, 01:17:59 AM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :)
Sounds like a bullfrog. You don't want to even put two bullfrogs in the same aquarium. If there's a size difference between the two, you'll very soon have only one, with the smaller one inside the larger. Bullfrogs are known cannibals. Hell! A bullfrog will even eat a mouse or a duckling if he can catch one.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2013, 06:32:20 AM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :) Do bullfrogs inhabit Florida?

I suppose so.

When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.

Everytime I think of frogs, this cute little guy immediately comes to mind  :D

<snip>

I stumbled upon my bullfrog purely by accident. I was fishing with my cousin at a local lake and I actually hooked a bullfrog, just as I was about to throw him back, I fell in love with him so I took him home and he now lives in my grandmother's backyard pond :) He eats the insects in her yard  ;)

Ah, you got to find him a wifey so that they can produce little tadpoles.

Ms. Piggy is Kermit the Frog's inter-species partner..

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2013, 07:05:46 AM »
If Jim Henson were alive today, he'd have founded the most extra-ultra-wow megachurch possible. Services around 11am, with fluffy PJs as vestments and a communion of cocoa puffs. ;)
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2013, 10:25:05 AM »

I'm sorry, but I never miss a chance to post this.

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
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That article led me to another article about Brittney Spears going to soccer practice with no underwear on. Ahh, the miracle of the internet!

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2013, 01:11:30 PM »

I'm sorry, but I never miss a chance to post this.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=peJhJMciSXE


I loved it. Is there a second part to it?

I'm affraid not.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2013, 02:31:40 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :)
Sounds like a bullfrog. You don't want to even put two bullfrogs in the same aquarium. If there's a size difference between the two, you'll very soon have only one, with the smaller one inside the larger. Bullfrogs are known cannibals. Hell! A bullfrog will even eat a mouse or a duckling if he can catch one.

Yes, and science teachers know this fact. That is why they order extra and still come up short, so that students need to share a bullfrog.

They will eat a mouse or a duckling? Wow! Mice can be fast, but if one should fall into the water, they can be history rather quickly with fish and frogs biting.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2013, 02:35:46 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :)
Sounds like a bullfrog. You don't want to even put two bullfrogs in the same aquarium. If there's a size difference between the two, you'll very soon have only one, with the smaller one inside the larger. Bullfrogs are known cannibals. Hell! A bullfrog will even eat a mouse or a duckling if he can catch one.

Yes, and science teachers know this fact. That is why they order extra and still come up short, so that students need to share a bullfrog.

They will eat a mouse or a duckling? Wow! Mice can be fast,
Bullfrogs can be even faster. They stalk their prey and strike with an amazingly quick, strong jump. I've seen videos of a bullfrog jumping several feet into the air to snag a bird from a low hanging branch.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2013, 04:15:08 PM »
When I was a biology major in college, we used to use bullfrogs for experiments. When one shipment arrived with 50 large bullfrogs, only about 36 arrived intact. Some were weird looking as there were feet sticking out of their mouths. They became hungry and began eating each other whole.

yes, like humans , some of the frogs put their foot in their mouth. This behavior did not save them from shipment.

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2013, 04:18:24 PM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/03/11/mosquitoes-florida-gallinippers/1978281/

With high humidity, mold, sharks, hurricanes, phythons, gators, and sink holes, Florida sounds very inhospitable.

It is what happens when you take a forsaken swamp and try to make a buck on it.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2013, 04:21:20 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.


With Florida's prolific abortion rate, I think the pythons will be safe.



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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2013, 05:35:31 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.


With Florida's prolific abortion rate, I think the pythons will be safe.



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You would think that the Florida state entomologists would have released a bunch of mutated sterilized males so that the female mosquitoes could not breed successfully. Or perhaps that attempt backfired.

Does not bacterial warfare used against the common mosquitoes work? Do these super-sized mosquitoes breed in water or in the water-filled leaves of the canopies in the forest swamps.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2013, 07:27:40 PM »
Can the males of this particular species BITE?
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2013, 08:13:52 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.


With Florida's prolific abortion rate, I think the pythons will be safe.



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You would think that the Florida state entomologists would have released a bunch of mutated sterilized males so that the female mosquitoes could not breed successfully. Or perhaps that attempt backfired.

Does not bacterial warfare used against the common mosquitoes work? Do these super-sized mosquitoes breed in water or in the water-filled leaves of the canopies in the forest swamps.

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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2013, 09:36:31 PM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.


With Florida's prolific abortion rate, I think the pythons will be safe.



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Are you making a play on words here? I really hope so. Can you find a subject where abortion doesn't fit in? That should be a game in another thread.

You would think that the Florida state entomologists would have released a bunch of mutated sterilized males so that the female mosquitoes could not breed successfully. Or perhaps that attempt backfired.

Does not bacterial warfare used against the common mosquitoes work? Do these super-sized mosquitoes breed in water or in the water-filled leaves of the canopies in the forest swamps.

First they came for the mosquitos. And I did nothing . . . 

And then the mosquitos hitchhiked to California, and I swatted them.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2013, 01:32:37 AM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :)
Sounds like a bullfrog. You don't want to even put two bullfrogs in the same aquarium. If there's a size difference between the two, you'll very soon have only one, with the smaller one inside the larger. Bullfrogs are known cannibals. Hell! A bullfrog will even eat a mouse or a duckling if he can catch one.

Yes, and science teachers know this fact. That is why they order extra and still come up short, so that students need to share a bullfrog.

They will eat a mouse or a duckling? Wow! Mice can be fast,
Bullfrogs can be even faster. They stalk their prey and strike with an amazingly quick, strong jump. I've seen videos of a bullfrog jumping several feet into the air to snag a bird from a low hanging branch.

I was wondering about this. Now it is well known that feeding lizards certain insects can be dangerous to the lizard, as certain beetle larvae can eat their way out as the lizard will often swallow their prey whole.

The frog also swallows his prey whole, so if he were to swallow a mouse or rat, then that mouse or rat could gnaw away at the frog's insides and escape leaving the frog to die a slow death. That would be the last time a certain frog would try that trick.

Birds have nasty beaks. I can only imagine the damage that beak could inflict.

Now mosquitoes are another matter. Unless this particular mosquito is blessed with a dagger for a mouthpiece, they do not have deadly appendages that could inflict a mortal wound inside the belly of a frog, lizard, fish, or bird.
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Re: Quarter-sized Mean Biting Machines Hatching in Florida
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2013, 02:48:04 AM »
Florida has been an ecological trainwreck ever since the illegal pet trade introduced Burmese pythons into the environment. Don't worry about it though; it'll all end entirely once we humans keep extending in the state and overrun the animals' natural habitats.

What birds besides geese like to eat these large tasty morsels known as mosquitoes?

I dunno. But on the other hand, they seem to be a favorite with bullfrogs. At least my pet bullfrog loves them--then again, he'll eat anything that can fit into his mouth :)
Sounds like a bullfrog. You don't want to even put two bullfrogs in the same aquarium. If there's a size difference between the two, you'll very soon have only one, with the smaller one inside the larger. Bullfrogs are known cannibals. Hell! A bullfrog will even eat a mouse or a duckling if he can catch one.

Yes, and science teachers know this fact. That is why they order extra and still come up short, so that students need to share a bullfrog.

They will eat a mouse or a duckling? Wow! Mice can be fast,
Bullfrogs can be even faster. They stalk their prey and strike with an amazingly quick, strong jump. I've seen videos of a bullfrog jumping several feet into the air to snag a bird from a low hanging branch.

I was wondering about this. Now it is well known that feeding lizards certain insects can be dangerous to the lizard, as certain beetle larvae can eat their way out as the lizard will often swallow their prey whole.

The frog also swallows his prey whole, so if he were to swallow a mouse or rat, then that mouse or rat could gnaw away at the frog's insides and escape leaving the frog to die a slow death. That would be the last time a certain frog would try that trick.

Birds have nasty beaks. I can only imagine the damage that beak could inflict.
I think you may be forgetting that a bird or mouse will likely suffocate, especially if the frog pulls it under water. The only video I've ever seen of an animal escaping the belly of a bullfrog was some kind of newt that, when swallowed whole, emits a deadly poison. The frog very quickly died, leaving the newt to crawl out of his dead captor's mouth.

Here's a short video showing that bullfrogs do indeed eat just about anything, including rodents and birds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXqK5QulbJ8

And one of the newt escaping the belly of a bullfrog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvBi5Wv8-qg
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