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2021-07-20 3:26:00 PM  
The name of my B-52's cover band
 
2021-07-20 3:29:51 PM  
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2021-07-20 3:31:52 PM  

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Ah, I see my work here is done
 
2021-07-20 3:51:25 PM  
that can shoot acid from its tail

You know they simply could choose not to.
 
2021-07-20 3:51:55 PM  
They're 3" long at most. Who gives a shiat. Stop it like a roach if you ever see one. You almost certainly won't
 
2021-07-20 3:52:14 PM  
spicy lobster!
 
2021-07-20 3:52:16 PM  
Did I just fall into another dimension/timeline where there is a creature called a vinegaroon, a land lobster that can shoot acid from its tail? Because we don't have them in my dimension/timeline.
 
2021-07-20 3:52:21 PM  
Stick with sugar cubes and windowpanes.
 
2021-07-20 3:52:25 PM  
The name of the house band at Red Lobster Omaha?
 
2021-07-20 3:52:32 PM  
This is probably the least disgusting thing to crawl out of the bayou in Houston after a storm.
 
2021-07-20 3:52:40 PM  
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2021-07-20 3:53:03 PM  
Something has to battle the Murder Hornets, right?
 
2021-07-20 3:53:23 PM  
They shoot vinegar? So a cup of baking soda will neutralize that threat.
 
2021-07-20 3:53:54 PM  
Vinegaroons won't hurt you, they're actually kinda cool.
 
2021-07-20 3:54:18 PM  
I've got crawdads in my yard, we call them lawn lobsters.

A guy I knew in boot camp claimed he caught crabs from the toilet, and from then on we called him 'loin lobsters'.
 
2021-07-20 3:54:42 PM  
But enough about my ex
 
2021-07-20 3:54:47 PM  

Walker: Did I just fall into another dimension/timeline where there is a creature called a vinegaroon, a land lobster that can shoot acid from its tail? Because we don't have them in my dimension/timeline.


You must've had a brain aneurysm in your sleep. Happens to the best of us. Anyway, how is President Sanders' 2nd term doing up there?
 
2021-07-20 3:55:04 PM  
I'm pretty sure those were created by Lolth, along with driders.
 
2021-07-20 3:55:10 PM  

Solty Dog: They shoot vinegar? So a cup of baking soda will neutralize that threat.


Land lobster volcano.......someone get SYFY on the phone I have a movie idea.
 
2021-07-20 3:56:05 PM  
DNRTFA: 100% sure it's vinegaroons.
 
2021-07-20 3:56:10 PM  
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2021-07-20 3:56:14 PM  

UltimaCS: Walker: Did I just fall into another dimension/timeline where there is a creature called a vinegaroon, a land lobster that can shoot acid from its tail? Because we don't have them in my dimension/timeline.

You must've had a brain aneurysm in your sleep. Happens to the best of us. Anyway, how is President Sanders' 2nd term doing up there?


YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT SANDERS???
I always end up in the worst f*cking timelines.
 
2021-07-20 3:57:04 PM  
 
2021-07-20 3:58:09 PM  
This is just crap PETA wants us to believe is true.   :/
 
2021-07-20 3:58:56 PM  
I have no idea why anyone thought this was ok to make.

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2021-07-20 3:59:09 PM  
There are ants that can expel formic acid, they squirt it from their butt. It's where the term pissant came from.

Anyway people keep vinegroons in captivity they are neat.
 
2021-07-20 3:59:23 PM  

Solty Dog: They shoot vinegar? So a cup of baking soda will neutralize that threat.


Na, just get them to shoot it into a cup with some olive oil and some seasoning.

Nice vinegrette.
 
2021-07-20 3:59:28 PM  
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2021-07-20 3:59:54 PM  

redmid17: They're 3" long at most. Who gives a shiat. Stop it like a roach if you ever see one. You almost certainly won't


And there is no need to squash it because it is harmless unless you persist in annoying it, then it squirts steaming vinegar at you. Like most everything else that size, it will run and hide from you. If you are camping, you need to know what precautions to take for scorpions. The same precautions work for these critters.

/yes they are ugly
 
2021-07-20 4:01:10 PM  
85% acetic acid? That's impressive as a biological feat. Tabletop vinegar is roughly 4%. Call me vinaegaroons when you go pure 100% glacial anhydrous.
 
2021-07-20 4:02:33 PM  

berylman: 85% acetic acid? That's impressive as a biological feat. Tabletop vinegar is roughly 4%. Call me vinaegaroons when you go pure 100% glacial anhydrous.


I'm not sure how much that would hurt someone, unless it got in the eyes maybe, but it must smell horrendous.
 
2021-07-20 4:03:09 PM  

whidbey: that can shoot acid from its tail

You know they simply could choose not to.


It's acid in the PH sense, not a "my eyes, The goggles do nothing" sense.

I mean, it would sting if it got your eye, but its pretty much vinegar.
 
2021-07-20 4:03:11 PM  
clicked the link to find out what "acid shooting land lobster" was a euphemism for.

Found out it's not a euphemism.
 
2021-07-20 4:04:16 PM  

PaceyWhitter: Solty Dog: They shoot vinegar? So a cup of baking soda will neutralize that threat.

Na, just get them to shoot it into a cup with some olive oil and some seasoning.

Nice vinegrette.


BAM!
 
2021-07-20 4:04:52 PM  

Walker: Did I just fall into another dimension/timeline where there is a creature called a vinegaroon, a land lobster that can shoot acid from its tail? Because we don't have them in my dimension/timeline.


You do if you're from this one. Think about a creature that probably would have been named by the ranchers who first discovered them.

Vinegaroon is about the most texas name imaginable for a little bug that squirts vinegar at you.
 
2021-07-20 4:07:08 PM  

Walker: UltimaCS: Walker: Did I just fall into another dimension/timeline where there is a creature called a vinegaroon, a land lobster that can shoot acid from its tail? Because we don't have them in my dimension/timeline.

You must've had a brain aneurysm in your sleep. Happens to the best of us. Anyway, how is President Sanders' 2nd term doing up there?

YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT SANDERS???
I always end up in the worst f*cking timelines.


Yeah, but its Dion Sanders.
 
2021-07-20 4:07:10 PM  
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Only a vinegaroon can call another vinegarooncan a vinegarooncan

/you're all pedipalps!
 
2021-07-20 4:09:02 PM  

big pig peaches: berylman: 85% acetic acid? That's impressive as a biological feat. Tabletop vinegar is roughly 4%. Call me vinaegaroons when you go pure 100% glacial anhydrous.

I'm not sure how much that would hurt someone, unless it got in the eyes maybe, but it must smell horrendous.


It probably eats through chitin eventually though.
 
2021-07-20 4:10:35 PM  
It's like from a bad dream. I wonder how they taste?
 
2021-07-20 4:11:00 PM  

WastrelWay: redmid17: They're 3" long at most. Who gives a shiat. Stop it like a roach if you ever see one. You almost certainly won't

And there is no need to squash it because it is harmless unless you persist in annoying it, then it squirts steaming vinegar at you. Like most everything else that size, it will run and hide from you. If you are camping, you need to know what precautions to take for scorpions. The same precautions work for these critters.

/yes they are ugly


Yeah that's more useful advice. Just please don't scream if it runs by you. For the love of god
 
2021-07-20 4:11:03 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: big pig peaches: berylman: 85% acetic acid? That's impressive as a biological feat. Tabletop vinegar is roughly 4%. Call me vinaegaroons when you go pure 100% glacial anhydrous.

I'm not sure how much that would hurt someone, unless it got in the eyes maybe, but it must smell horrendous.

It probably eats through chitin eventually though.


That would explain the chitin eating grin.
 
2021-07-20 4:11:07 PM  
So, nature is creating these things.
Good.

We always hear about all the species we are wiping out, and here is a very rudimentary example of nature fighting back.

Weak initial attempt, gonna have to step it up, but how far can we be from lasers mounted on sharks..?

I sit in awe of the power of nature to heal itself.
 
2021-07-20 4:12:52 PM  

nmrsnr: The name of my B-52's cover band


I made that same joke on Twitter.  Great minds and whatnot.

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2021-07-20 4:12:57 PM  
We were at the beach 
Everybody had matching towels 
Somebody went under a dock 
And there they saw a rock 
It wasn't a rock
 
2021-07-20 4:13:52 PM  

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You ain't seen nothing yet

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2021-07-20 4:15:21 PM  
Did-a-chick? Dum-a-chum? Dad-a-cham? Ded-a-chek?'
 
2021-07-20 4:16:57 PM  
Not anything close to a lobster.  Not close to dangerous.  Not even particularly ugly (Compare the Mole Cricket, the Smith Island stick insect, the Amazon giant centipede, the Weta, and all manner of Camel Spider).  The author of this bit of tripe is a thoroughgoing wuss, and should not be taken seriously by anyone.

You want dangerous arthropods?  Here:
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2021-07-20 4:19:15 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Walker: UltimaCS: Walker: Did I just fall into another dimension/timeline where there is a creature called a vinegaroon, a land lobster that can shoot acid from its tail? Because we don't have them in my dimension/timeline.

You must've had a brain aneurysm in your sleep. Happens to the best of us. Anyway, how is President Sanders' 2nd term doing up there?

YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT SANDERS???
I always end up in the worst f*cking timelines.

Yeah, but its Dion Sanders.


Worse, there is this coronavirus that got loose.  Nearly ten thousand people world-wide have been infected... something like a thousand dead.
See?  This is why we should have elected a President who paid attention to pandemic planning the previous presidents warned us about, instead of just following what his advisors told him to do.

Now, Bernie or Killary...
 
2021-07-20 4:20:20 PM  

TypoFlyspray: Not even particularly ugly (Compare the Mole Cricket, the Smith Island stick insect, the Amazon giant centipede, the Weta, and all manner of Camel Spider)


I'm a pretty fun date, compared to Rodney Alcala, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer.
 
2021-07-20 4:21:56 PM  

CarnySaur: Something has to battle the Murder Hornets, right?


Around here that's dragonflies.
 
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