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    Default Whats this bad boy?

    Saw it today. Cool looking.

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    Looks like a really good fishing lure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Damon McCarty View Post
    Looks like a really good fishing lure.
    I concur...


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    Don't you have to put it into the water first.


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    I don't know, but I saw Andrew Zimmern eat a handfull of them last week.


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    Why its a creepius crawlius! It looks like something that crawled the earth a billion years before the dinosaurs and hasn't evolved very much since then except its ancestors used to be 6 foot long.


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    Looks like a centipede. It seems to have its rear spiky bits either cut off or folded under. I've seen them up to 8"-10". Can be fairly fast movers and reportedly have a painful bite. Luckily, I have no experience with the last bit. High on the creep scale.


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    If it is as it appears and has a pair of legs per segment it's a milipede, if it's only one leg per section it's a centipede, that's per side. So double leg per side per section is millipede..


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    Looks like a milipede to me. But I,m not into bugs and try to leave them alone. Might make good fish bate though.


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    ever see one of these? on a leaf outside my house this AM
    About as big as a half dollar

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    ever see one of these? on a leaf outside my house this AM
    About as big as a half dollar
    I'm guessing your not in Connecticut!

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    I am thinkin if it was good back in the day some of the boys saw it they would have smoked it by now... lol not me I'm stayin away from that stuff lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Saw it today. Cool looking.
    Looks like a 'thousand legger to me'. I undederstand they are harmless, but some believe they can post a health threat. You'll have to research that.

    They are common here in Missouri. I get one in the bath tub ocassionaly. Don't know if they come up throught the drain (doubt it though). Don't appear to be good swimmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Saw it today. Cool looking.
    If that was in my house, I'd call it a brown smear beside the toilet.

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    A Silverfish bug?
    Silverfish
    Not silverfish. The siverfish is tiny in comparison and has just enough legs to push it around. This drawer was full of creepy things, including a family of silverfish. Good thing they eat paper.

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    That was good, John. Really good. So, here's a question: if a real estate agent is a liar, and you had evidence, would you call them a liar to their face? Just curious what folks opinions are, since we are talking about insects.

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    John,

    That is a drawer full of seller porn.

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    A centipede has one leg per segment, a millipede has two legs per segment


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    Marc,
    sending pic to an entomologist buddy for id
    i'll post once he replies...he's at some exotic location right now
    but it ain't a silverfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Aldering View Post
    if a real estate agent is a liar, and you had evidence, would you call them a liar to their face?
    No I don't confront people like that. I just make subtle remarks when they're not around.

    Seriously, I don't see realtors lying deliberately, so it isn't really an issue for me. Many of the realtors that refer clients to us are topnotch people that have survived by being upfront and honest. If I find a problem with the house, they know how to deal with it.

    Sometimes, I've seen mistakes in the property description, "tar and gravel" when it's really a torch-on membrane, or "poured concrete" when it's concrete block. That's just an error in communication with the owners. When that happens, I make sure the client, the home buyer, has the correct info, whether the realtor is there or not.

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    Hey Randy, we are not in the business of looking for a fight. we are there to help the home buyer or the client whom ever that might be. some times we have to be diplomatic in the way we handle situations. calling someone a liar is strong words even when it is true. sometimes it is best to call the shots that you find as you see them and if someone else says otherwise let them. the truth will come out in the long run as to who was right. I just want to help someone with the truth the best I can as I see it. I am not there to fight or call names. I have seen so called bad realtors. I don't bother with them and let them hang themselves on their own lies. there are good ones out there too which have professional respect for what we do and as long as we stay on our side of the fence they respect that. We are not there to kill the deal just imform what we find in a professional way what we find and then leave the stage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Aldering View Post
    That was good, John. Really good. So, here's a question: if a real estate agent is a liar, and you had evidence, would you call them a liar to their face? Just curious what folks opinions are, since we are talking about insects.
    How did this post go this way. This is uncalled for and should not be here. We do not need to put ourselves at this level. It makes no differance of your feelings toward Real estate agents. What are they going to think when they read this. I would only report what I see to my client. That is who I work for. I make no reference to the client about the agent. I make no referance about another inspector to the client or agent.
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    Marc,
    here's his reply
    Possibly a Scolopendra sp. which is the Genus that has the Texas Giants in it (heros and polymorpha). Possibly a young centipede and polymorpha is similar in coloration. More likely? a Scolopendrid Centipede (Hemiscolopendra marginata 2 1/4" as an adult) and its color varies. I don't have much in the way of native (US) centipede keys though.
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    WOW!! That's 3 of us now saying centipede.. must be a centipede.. and Kogles nippin at the juice early this year with the agents don't usually lie thing!?


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    Thanks Barry, Cool bug!!
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    Not sure but I had one come thought the drain pipe, It dropped about 30 degrees in the last couople of days , that may have causes them to come inside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BARRY ADAIR View Post
    Marc,
    here's his reply
    Possibly a Scolopendra sp. which is the Genus that has the Texas Giants in it (heros and polymorpha). Possibly a young centipede and polymorpha is similar in coloration. More likely? a Scolopendrid Centipede (Hemiscolopendra marginata 2 1/4" as an adult) and its color varies. I don't have much in the way of native (US) centipede keys though.
    Have a great holiday!
    Barry, great work!
    Ya know, i've met a lot of people in my life, but never an entomologist. Must make for some interesting conversation.

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    In regard to Wayne's flying bug; I beleive that it is an Egyptian Hawkmoth. I cannot speak to:
    A) Its edibility
    B) Use as fishing bait.
    C) If it is hazardous to humanoids (probably not unless it flies up your nostril).

    A similar bug is here in Colorado during the summer, but its markings are brown rather than green. They do poop a lot and can make a huge mess on a window.


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    It is a centipede without doubt. I have seen them before. What I would want to know is how they get into the house and from where?

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