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    My next pet will be a bug

    I'm looking at these now:



    It's an insect, disguised as a leaf.

    Unfortunately, it is illegal to import live insects into the US.

    Fortunately, the live eggs can be imported (I just adore a good legal loophole, don't you?). There is no chance that they will become an invasive species - they are tropical, and Michigan definitely isn't tropical.

    I'm also considering one of this variety:




    Aren't they just about the cutest things ever?????
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    Re: My next pet will be a bug

    here is no chance that they will become an invasive species

    OK,this then.
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    LOL - one of the virtues of not living in Florida.
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    Re: My next pet will be a bug

    Collin found a big leaf bug just a few weeks ago. I think it was a false katydid. Which is confusing because false katydids are actually a species of katydid that just makes a different noise than most katydid species...
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    Re: My next pet will be a bug

    I couldn't do a bug. Furry things only. Bugs freak me out. I'm frigging scared of bugs, mostly spiders. Not to say they're bad or anything, but I'm one of those people who can't handle bugs. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I couldn't do a bug. Furry things only. Bugs freak me out. I'm frigging scared of bugs, mostly spiders. Not to say they're bad or anything, but I'm one of those people who can't handle bugs. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Collin found a big leaf bug just a few weeks ago. I think it was a false katydid. Which is confusing because false katydids are actually a species of katydid that just makes a different noise than most katydid species...
    I feel like this bug is my kindred spirit. I'm hoping it's pronounced katee-did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I feel like this bug is my kindred spirit. I'm hoping it's pronounced katee-did.
    Yup - katydid. Everybody knows Katy did...

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    Re: My next pet will be a bug

    Katydids are plentiful here in the summer. They are SO LOUD!!! I'm looking forward to the sound - that and the spring peepers (frogs).

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    Re: My next pet will be a bug

    See I think some people are in spirit with bugs and can communicate with them like others are with the furries. I don't think bugs are bad, I just can't look straight at them without feeling creeped out. I think the only bug I may like are butterflies. But even then I don't like looking at them up close. It's odd because as children we play with daddy long legs and fireflies and it don't bother us, but grow up and you have this intense fear of them suddenly. Good luck on your search!
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