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(National Geographic)   Article: Why do poisonous caterpillars jump? In other news, THERE ARE POISONOUS CATERPILLARS THAT JUMP   (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 28
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2013-08-30 09:45:34 PM  
Perhaps while he's at it, the professor will take the opportunity to repeat his old experiment and lick the caterpillar once more. After all, Darling admits to having a penchant for licking bugs.

That's just Darling.
 
2013-08-31 01:38:43 AM  
Because they can?
 
2013-08-31 01:45:12 AM  

phlegmmo: Perhaps while he's at it, the professor will take the opportunity to repeat his old experiment and lick the caterpillar once more. After all, Darling admits to having a penchant for licking bugs.

That's just Darling.


That's Captain Darling

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2013-08-31 01:51:01 AM  
Poisonous jumping caterpillars? Sounds like an Australian thing...
 
2013-08-31 02:04:04 AM  
Professor Impulse Licks is the creature to fear here, subby.
 
ecl
2013-08-31 02:06:10 AM  
After this he went out and tongued a bunch of frog bholes.
 
Pud
2013-08-31 02:08:49 AM  
When Darling and his students began studying the yellowish-orange caterpillar, they noticed that their charge was secreting a strange liquid from its glands. Rather than wait for a lab test to determine the liquid's composition, Darling decided to run his own experiment-licking it.

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.
 
2013-08-31 02:19:34 AM  

Pud: When Darling and his students began studying the yellowish-orange caterpillar, they noticed that their charge was secreting a strange liquid from its glands. Rather than wait for a lab test to determine the liquid's composition, Darling decided to run his own experiment-licking it.

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.


Yeah I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-08-31 02:37:17 AM  

MechaPyx: Pud: When Darling and his students began studying the yellowish-orange caterpillar, they noticed that their charge was secreting a strange liquid from its glands. Rather than wait for a lab test to determine the liquid's composition, Darling decided to run his own experiment-licking it.

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yeah I mean, what could possibly go wrong?


The really farked up bit is where he says "Hey you, grad student, lick this caterpillar, we have to make sure it's actually poisonous."
 
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2013-08-31 03:04:03 AM  
I love it when grad students lick up the secretions from my glands, ah, amirite?
 
2013-08-31 04:56:18 AM  
It's time to get real about what happens in the cocoon.
 
2013-08-31 05:07:28 AM  
I'll just add this little guy to my apothecary notes under Poisons: HCN

/better than seeds
 
2013-08-31 08:17:08 AM  
There are stinging caterpillars in the Southern U.S., as I can personally attest.  Big green farker dropped on my arm while I was doing yard work, nailed me, and made me say very bad words.

/no, didn't try licking it

//stomped it into oblivion
 
2013-08-31 08:40:17 AM  
The poisonous caterpillars jump because they belong to the species jumpus kriskrossus and jumpus daddymacki.  When they meet another species of caterpillar called jumpus vanhalenia, well, there's going to be a whole lot of jumping.
It was either that or waving their spines in the air and waving them around like they just don't care.  And their jumping behavior isn't as embarrassing as the behavior of alba vanillaiceius, which copies the calls of a more talented caterpillar and pretends to be a caterpillar of a different type.
 
2013-08-31 08:46:27 AM  

Zavulon: The really farked up bit is where he says "Hey you, grad student, lick this caterpillar, we have to make sure it's actually poisonous."


That's what minionsgrad students are for.  He probably promised them he'd graduate them that year, assuming they survived.  (Ha ha just kidding, 10 more years of labor before they're allowed to graduate.)
 
2013-08-31 09:43:26 AM  
So it makes a tent out of a leaf, then fills it with toxic gas?

Reminds me of every camping trip I ever went on...
 
2013-08-31 10:28:45 AM  

mark12A: Poisonous jumping caterpillars? Sounds like an Australian thing...


Poisonous makes you sick if you ingest it.  Almost everything in the world is poisonous to some degree.  I think the only thing that isn't is iceberg lettuce, which is a weaksauce vegetable that we mock by using as a bed for non-failures at life.

Venomous makes you sick if it bites or touches you.  You don't fark with venomous.
 
2013-08-31 10:31:04 AM  

eyeq360: The poisonous caterpillars jump because they belong to the species jumpus kriskrossus and jumpus daddymacki.  When they meet another species of caterpillar called jumpus vanhalenia, well, there's going to be a whole lot of jumping.
It was either that or waving their spines in the air and waving them around like they just don't care.  And their jumping behavior isn't as embarrassing as the behavior of alba vanillaiceius, which copies the calls of a more talented caterpillar and pretends to be a caterpillar of a different type.


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2013-08-31 10:33:21 AM  

SoupJohnB: There are stinging caterpillars in the Southern U.S., as I can personally attest.  Big green farker dropped on my arm while I was doing yard work, nailed me, and made me say very bad words.

/no, didn't try licking it

//stomped it into oblivion


that my friend was a lo moth caterpillar.  I've been stung by every insect in the state of Georgia and nothing compares to the pain that bug caused.  Those bugs come straight from the depths of hell.
 
2013-08-31 10:36:51 AM  

eyeq360: The poisonous caterpillars jump because they belong to the species jumpus kriskrossus and jumpus daddymacki.  When they meet another species of caterpillar called jumpus vanhalenia, well, there's going to be a whole lot of jumping.
It was either that or waving their spines in the air and waving them around like they just don't care.  And their jumping behavior isn't as embarrassing as the behavior of alba vanillaiceius, which copies the calls of a more talented caterpillar and pretends to be a caterpillar of a different type.


You missed jumpus houseofpainus which likes to get down after jumping up.
 
2013-08-31 10:38:50 AM  

Ambitwistor: Zavulon: The really farked up bit is where he says "Hey you, grad student, lick this caterpillar, we have to make sure it's actually poisonous."

That's what minionsgrad students are for.  He probably promised them he'd graduate them that year, assuming they survived.  (Ha ha just kidding, 10 more years of labor before they're allowed to graduate.)


Pfff. No advisor is foolish enough to actually make a "this for that" statement, or offer a concrete reward. It's just expected you'll do whatever they ask for the vague possibility of them remembering you in the future when it comes time for funding/co-authorships/jobs/draft approvals.

/oh god approve my proposal...
 
2013-08-31 11:07:17 AM  

MaxSupernova: SoupJohnB: There are stinging caterpillars in the Southern U.S., as I can personally attest.  Big green farker dropped on my arm while I was doing yard work, nailed me, and made me say very bad words.


that my friend was a lo moth caterpillar.  I've been stung by every insect in the state of Georgia and nothing compares to the pain that bug caused.  Those bugs come straight from the depths of hell.


As a matter of fact, this happened to me near Thomasville, Georgia. Worse than a scorpion sting.  Thanks for the info - always meant to go back and find out more about that infernal thing.
 
2013-08-31 11:17:49 AM  
I guess universities have rednecks too.

"Hold my lab coat and watch this"
 
2013-08-31 01:23:01 PM  
Okay, I'm not a scientist, but I'm pretty sure licking caterpillars to determine the nature of their secretions is not a recommended laboratory process... Unless you work here:

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2013-08-31 03:59:05 PM  

Cardrack Jim: eyeq360: The poisonous caterpillars jump because they belong to the species jumpus kriskrossus and jumpus daddymacki.  When they meet another species of caterpillar called jumpus vanhalenia, well, there's going to be a whole lot of jumping.
It was either that or waving their spines in the air and waving them around like they just don't care.  And their jumping behavior isn't as embarrassing as the behavior of alba vanillaiceius, which copies the calls of a more talented caterpillar and pretends to be a caterpillar of a different type.

You missed jumpus houseofpainus which likes to get down after jumping up.


Ah, I forgot that one.  Thank you for reminding me.
All joking aside, one of these days, someone is going to name a new poisonous caterpillar species after Justin Bieber out of pure spite.
 
2013-09-01 12:06:20 AM  

Zavulon: MechaPyx: Pud: When Darling and his students began studying the yellowish-orange caterpillar, they noticed that their charge was secreting a strange liquid from its glands. Rather than wait for a lab test to determine the liquid's composition, Darling decided to run his own experiment-licking it.

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yeah I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

The really farked up bit is where he says "Hey you, grad student, lick this caterpillar, we have to make sure it's actually poisonous."


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2013-09-01 12:38:19 AM  

Mister Peejay: mark12A: Poisonous jumping caterpillars? Sounds like an Australian thing...

Poisonous makes you sick if you ingest it.  Almost everything in the world is poisonous to some degree.  I think the only thing that isn't is iceberg lettuce, which is a weaksauce vegetable that we mock by using as a bed for non-failures at life.

Venomous makes you sick if it bites or touches you.  You don't fark with venomous.


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2013-09-01 09:51:24 AM  

Lady Indica: Mister Peejay: mark12A: Poisonous jumping caterpillars? Sounds like an Australian thing...

Poisonous makes you sick if you ingest it.  Almost everything in the world is poisonous to some degree.  I think the only thing that isn't is iceberg lettuce, which is a weaksauce vegetable that we mock by using as a bed for non-failures at life.

Venomous makes you sick if it bites or touches you.  You don't fark with venomous.

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Limb dissection, amputation, from a mind deranged

Asphyxiation, suffocation, gasping for air
Explain to me the feeling after sitting in the chair

Sliced incision, zero vision, loss of vital signs
Skin contortion, bone erosion, your life becomes your fine

Necrophobic can't control the paranoia
Scared to die
 
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