August 25, 2012

"Hatching of The Lord Howe Island stick insect."

"... one of the rarest, and largest, insects in the world..."

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Chez Meadhouse, we watched the whole 6 minutes. Top Althouse comment: "If you could get your art project to do that, it would be a great sculpture." Top Meade comment: "This would be a good opportunity for a bird to swoop in."

17 comments:

edutcher said...

A bird?

Just born and he's bird feed?

That's cruel!

madAsHell said...

6:01 minutes?

The major networks could have stretched that to 30 minutes.

wyo sis said...

It's hideous, but I can't look away.

Unknown said...

Basically Ken is a very gentle, home-loving person. I remember when one of his stick insects had a knee infection. He stayed up all night rubbing it with germoline and banging it's head on the table.

pm317 said...

"This would be a good opportunity for a bird to swoop in."

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Hey, Chip Ahoy, r u there?

bagoh20 said...

My impression is the question: How could such a thing come to be solely by chance of molecules combining and the winding down of a clock?

pm317 said...

Raise your hand if you didn't feel like reaching out to pull it out. Life is a struggle from the start but there are glimmers of hope when it broke loose its last leg and sauntered off.

AprilApple said...

I'm exhausted for the little guy.

Chip Ahoy said...

In real life they all hatch at once, it's chaos, and pull each other out.

A walking match comes by at the moment of hatching and sets them all on fire.

But this is very strange indeed because last night I fell asleep imagining a book opening and with the pages opened fully flat, sets of paper insect legs formed atop them as long legged spindly tables. Three spindly tables that looked like insect legs and I drifted off to sleep imagining what bug-like content would go on top of the legs. And in wondering, I also wanted the bug legs so attached to allow one bug leg to come forward instead and the printing on the card to read, "J'accuse!"

For no good reason at all.

Whatever bug came out of that, it would be a stick-like bug.

wyo sis said...

Oh, Chip,

You do paint a picture.
I don't get about half of your stuff, but what I do get is worth it.

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The Crack Emcee said...

There should be someone there to yell, "Dude - don't do it - you have OPTIONS!"

I betcha, when his tail got out of that hole, he thought, "Ahhh, that feels good!"

When he started moving, he probably felt like the Curiosity rover,...

Methadras said...

I'm reminded of how life wants to live. Watching that, you can see it wants to live, it has no choice but to fight for it's life with no help from anything or anyone.

Sam L. said...

I wonder how much of the egg is below ground. Got to be a lot!

tiger said...

'Alien', anyone?

Dante said...

Frustration. Anxiety.

rasqual said...

Annie Dillard, call your office.