let's talk about some toxic and venomous animals itt
inb4 political derail
>>3734015Wait this cutie is toxic?
>>3734175yes, venomous, to be more precise
garter snakes are apparently venomous
I love bugs. Fuckin adore them. If it's an arthropod I dig it. These assholes are the exception. No animal freaks me the fuck out more.
>>3734223i dont like spiders but i love centipedes, i even kept some as pets in past
>>3734249nononononono absolutely not do not like that one. I dig spiders okay but I still wouldn't let the big ones crawl on me. Pancrustacea master race
>>3734271this thread is about venomous and/or poisonous animals...
>>3734350right right right bessies are off topic sorry. Keeping with the idea of Pancrustacea venomous though
>>3734359Love me some velvet ants. Cute guys, highly unlikely to sting and they squeak too! They have the badass factor of the sting hurting like a motherfucker too. They're commonly known as Cow-Killers where i'm from What's not to like?
>>3734201There are plenty of snakes that we classify as venomous in technicality but don't do anything serious to humans outside of maybe, at extreme worst, causing an allergic reaction.
venomous snibvenomous snab
>>3734392You know you've reached peak status when spiders mimic you
>>3734488why does the spider mimic them?
>>3734678why are they venomous?
>>3734015no animal can be that toxic after meeting my ex was, am i right fellas?thank you, have a good night!
>>3734703to kill stupid people
>>3734769allegedly it is not pleasant to touch one
Aren't Cuckoo bird hatchlings toxic or something?
>>3734392>licks clawsnothin personnel kid
>>3734392Reminds me of the clamps robot from Futurama for some reason
>>3735478here he is
I find it really interesting how being toxic creates an evolutionary bias towards bright and flashy colours. You'd think there would still be some pressure for camouflage but I guess when predators learn not to eat you then suddenly all your neon blue mutant offspring don't have to worry about shit. Must be nice being toxic.
>>3734223Why do they look like gushers fruit snacks bros?
>>3735579i would rather be cryptic to be more anonymous, i dont like attention
>>3735586>guy uses the word "bias" in a context unrelated to anything in your post>this still causes you to have a meltdownwho's fucking your wife, anon?
>>3735701im an incel ;_;
>>3734650Probably because pseudoscorpions (and scorpions) are formidable enough that many predators will stay clear.How about pretending to be an ant
>>3736011Or a ladybug
>>3736018Or a beetle
>>3736024Or a scorpion
>>3735579It's nice to have colors that say "I'm toxic, don't eat me" instead of looking like everything else edible.
>>3736030>>3736024>>3736018>>3736011>>3736005>>3734488How does this even happen?
>>3736706If you get eaten you don't pass on your genes but if you fool everything that wants to eat you ya get to mate.Now multiply my simplification by about a few million.
>>3734703>be redditor>see wild animal"I must go bother and touch this creature. Karma awaits."
>>3736835>>3736831That evolution wasn't spontaneous though, so how could it survive to evolve to look that way?
>>3735579You don't even have to actually be toxic. Just having bright and flashy colors is often enough to convince predators that you are
>>3734223These look so fucking cool
>>3738098I don’t know much about arachnids but maybe it’s a consequence of them already sort of looking like insects alongside their relatively quick life cycles. All it would take is one spider to somewhat resemble some other bug and survive because of it and then that starts an evolutionary chain reaction
>>3738098>evolution wasn't spontaneouswhat do you mean?
>>3734015https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inland_taipan>Based on the median lethal dose value in mice, the venom of the inland taipan is by far the most toxic of any snake – much more so than even that of sea snakes – and it has the most toxic venom of any reptile when tested on human heart cell culture. The inland taipan is a specialist hunter of mammals, so its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species. It is estimated that one bite possesses enough lethality to kill at least 100 fully grown humans,And yet, it still jobbed from time to time>The mulga snake (Pseudechis australis) is immune to most Australian snake venom, and is known to also eat young inland taipans. The perentie (Varanus giganteus) is a large monitor lizard that also shares the same habitat. As it grows large enough, it will readily tackle large venomous snakes for prey
>>3738359isnt dart frog's toxin more potent than venom of inland taipan though?
>>3738351It's many ancestors didn't resemble an ant before it became to be what it is now. And we know that spider brains are only programmed enough to do 10 things, so how could it's lineage recognize that it needed to mimic a specific ant subspecies and morph it's body/scent to almost identical proportion?
>>3738488evolution is not a consciously steered process
>>3738383Don't know. I was under the impression venom used for offense would be stronger than the one used for defense. Could be wrong though.
>>3738614"""venom""" used for defense is usually poison since it's passively used through skin and whatnot. If it's used for offense it's usually venom because it is actively injected via fangs and whatnot.
>>3738799but toads can spray poisondoes it make them venomous?
>>3734015Is it tru these things somehow came to south america? I live in southern huehueland and i've seen a few of those, none of them were bigger than 1cm tho, were getting eaten alive by the tatuiras too>>3737244Reminds me of that pet mice sub where people would just fucking grab wild mice every once in a while, no gloves
>>3738829>reddityou have to go back
>>3738941It's the easiest way to find pet rodent QnAs, everywhere else is second guessing by people who have only ever owned cats and dogs
>>3738951i will forgive you if you post itt in situ photo of a salamander that you have taken
>>3738614Generally venom is an offensive ability used for hunting. It can also be used in defense. I believe even jellyfish use their venom for prey.
>>3738801Venom is pretty specific. It's a toxin which is injected with fangs or stingers. If the animal can't injection the toxin that makes it poison. If the animal can inject the toxin then it is venom.
>>3738965when a monitor lizard bites then is it injection?
>>3739040It appears that is still not confirmed but it does appear some monitor lizards have glands that produce something that may be venom, though.its apparently not clear if said secretions are a venom or has another purpose not yet understood.
>>3734703>>3737244Went to see if that dumbass kicked the bucket, but apparently spic was lucky enough to pick up a death one so he is still alive.>ColombianWhy is it every time I see screenshots of stupid redditors doing stupid shit is some cocaine snorting spic from my country.
>>3739978i think it is Pitohui dichrous
>>3735586One of the worst posts made
>>3739137>Why is it every time I see screenshots of stupid redditors doing stupid shit is some cocaine snorting spic from my country.confirmation bias
>>3738488At one point there was a spider that had a color or shape mutation that made it and it's offspring slightly more successful with hunting. It was so much more successful than it's non mutated counterpart that it took over the species. Every time there happened to be a mutation that made this spider look a little more like an ant then it became the new normal. Consider that there were millions of individuals with mutations that did not help and they all died out.
>>3738488Also with scent it is often a matter of then getting the scent of their prey on them. Not that they have evolved to have that scent
>>3739418I wish. It'd be cool as fuck if I could bite a fucker and watch him keel over. Though I guess it would make foreplay tricky.
>>3740407>Never heard of a dry bite
>>3734198>>3734175It's always the bright ones huh
>>3738956Different anon but I took this one yesterday
>>3740747are you a burger?
>>3736011>>3736018>>3736024>>3736030>>3734488>>3736005lazy bastards can't even come up with their own designs
>>3740525Hyla arborea is bright and it is not poisonous i think
>>3734015I don't feel like talking about my ex-wife thanks.
>>3734223>>3734249Coolest invert pet I have ever had by far, and I still have my tarantula and worms and so forth. I've kept wasps, vinegaroons, scorpions, true spiders, etc and the centipede is the coolest by far in my eyes. One of the coolest critters ever.
>>3744540what worms do you have?
>>3744587did he died
>>3744994>Being this new
>>3744998im an oldfag desu
>>3744540only just occurred to me that sauropods must have gotten struck by lightning fairly frequently, especially if the theories aboot them clearing forests by pushing over trees like elephants are true. perhaps during storms herds would have flattered themselves to the ground as hard as possible and stayed immobile for the duration of the bad weather.
>>3745131kind of want to do some paleoart of it. maybe smaller predator species that would normally never tackle a large theropod would take the chance to choose a member of a prone herd to harass, nipping at it until it had to stand up to defend themselves. all the other herd members would have to stay flat, and if it worked and they got hit by lighting the smaller predators would have an unprecedented bounty. google tells me that giraffes and elephants do in fact get struck by lightning, so it would definitely have been an issue for any large sauropod (or any tall dinosaur i guess) stuck in an open space during a storm.
>>3745135why would dinosaurs live in herds if modern reptiles (excluding birds) dont live in herds?
>>3745170are you serious? first up why exclude birds when birds are the closest relatives of any extinct dinosaur species you choose and vast numbers of them are social species. second tonnes of reptiles live in groups, all sorts of lizards live in colonies, like marine iguanas, and so do most crocodiles, the closest relatives of dinosaurs outside of birds.
>>3736835Lady bugs and ants do not hunt spiders.
>>3745180>Their bodies often touch each other, but there are no social interactions like grooming, as commonly seen in social mammals and birds.
>>3745224so? did anyone say 'sauropods are always grooming each other'? what are you even quoting and why would you think it applies to dinosaurs more than the birds mentioned in the same line?
>>3745170saurpods lived in herds dude. there's fossil trackways of many feet all moving together, and bonebeds where large numbers of individuals died together in things like mudslides. the same is true for many large dinosaurs, others even have well preserved communal nesting sites.
>>3745170Modern birds don't live in "herds" because we call them flocks
>>3745229im more interested in modern reptilesgive me proofs that they live in colonies
>>3745739they don't because they're all dead haha
>>3745739Maybe that's why they're still reptiles and not birds
>>3745739garter snakes have orgies during mating season if that counts
>>3745993well, i know that
>>3745739you got given examples of reptiles living communally and went 'no not like that'
what is your favourite zootoxin?
>>3747034Agatoxins are kind of interesting and some look to have important medical uses
have you ever been bitten by a venomous snake?
>>3734223These things aren't fun to get bitten by, more painful than a wasp sting and the burning feeling lasts for an hour
>>3747247you shouldnt have caught them
>>3747034bee venom, it's just enough inflammation to trigger blood flow.it can be used to improve blood flow in damaged joints
why do they do it?
>>3748232Wouldn't be surprised if it's all down to an adrenaline rush
>>3748515but what is the purpose?
>fed a freshly moulted mealworm to a parson spider earlier today.>just went to check on the spider >it's fat and happy>Look at mealworm>Mealworm is still alive>even though it's rear half has been completely sucked drySo now I'm trying to figure something out if...The venom failedThe spider didn't envenomate by choiceThe spider couldn't envenomateOr....?All I know is sucks for that mealworm
>>3738488>>3738098Punctuated Equilibrium helps to explain a lot of it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuated_equilibriumBasically the mutations that cause this sort of speciation do happen quite quickly on the geologic scale, within like 50,000-100,000 years. Rapid mutation causes very stark natural selection of the mutated individuals. Those that survive can mate with each other and further the mutation.
>>3734015Is there any biological reason why mammals seem to not really evolve venoms or poisons very often?
>>3749373Im pretty sure (can't quickly find a source so salty grains) that most mammals are herbivores by a considerably large margin.What I can find though is that over 60% of ANIMALS are carnivoreshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120416154417.htmSo if most animals are carnivores but most mammals are herbivores that suggests a pretty logical reason why venom is uncommon in mammals.
>>3749385>>3749373I would pressume its related to metabolism and niche
Hey I'm contemplating on purchasing a poison dart frog
>>3749395Dart frogs are only poisonous in the wild or soon after capture. Dart frog poison is dependent on a diet of poisonous ants
>>3749401so those kept in terrariums arent poisonous at all?!
>>3734454thats one big ass Collembola
>>3749714NahNot ones who have been eating a captive diet long enoughhttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2016/02/poison-dart-frogs-raised-captivity-lose-toxicity/
>>3749735I'm not sure you realize how small pseudoscorpions are
>>3749752are pseudoscorpions venomous?
>>3749759Some are. The venom is in their pincers.Yes I can tell which are venomous because they have fatter pincers while those that aren't venomous have slimmer pincers. I'm just not sure if that's universal. Pseudoscorps are fairly understudied, actually
>>3749768*You can tell>Duck this phonePseudoscorpions also make silk but it's not used like spiders do
>>3749773Almost forgot the new bit of pseudoscorp information I recently learned.Some hunt in packs, are terrifyingly good at it, and then share the spoils as well or better than most vertebrates dohttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2168506-ferocious-pack-hunting-pseudoscorpions-believe-in-sharing-fairly/
>>3749768venom in pincers? im suprised
>>3749805They are pretty amazing little things. I only recently started looking Into them.Oh, another thing they like to do is go up to larger flying insects where they clamp on for a ride
u mean the communists and the hungarians and the british kek
>>3734015I rather not talk about my mom
>>3749812where do they live? in litter?
>>3749912They are widespread around the world so I imagine their habits vary from ecosystem to ecosystem.They like moisture and eat pretty much anything that's small enough, so that ought to give you some ideas where to find them.I guess they're also a thing in many libraries where the eat booklice and other pests.
>>3749930have you ever seen any irl?
>>3750001Not him but I see them from time to time here in Sweden. Can confirm that they are very small and cute.
>>3749930What a nice little hunter.
>>3750007how do you find them?
>>3750001I actually have not but I also was never paying attention for them.>>3750013Look them up on youtube or whatever.They are formidable for their size.Their movements are also distinctly arachnid which is kind of interesting to watch
>>3745993>one life>not born a garter snakeBros.....
>>3738488It’s okay anon, it seems fishy to me too. Are we saying that we could breed humans to look like other animals if we watch their mutations closely and breed them for long enough?
>>3750659it is not /b/
>>3751392Ur mom is /b/
>>3745993no it doesnt count
>>3750050Just a few a year, here and there, I don't go looking for them or anything.
>>3735579How do predators develop a tendency to not to eat brightly colored animals? I might be retarded but that seems like a pretty abstract behavior to pass on to offspring relative to genes for a bigger body part or some physical shit like that.
>>3740397That’s mind blowing. I would assume you’d need billions of trials to get an appearance so extremely similar to another organism. Boggles my mind
>>3751911show pics pls
>>3752462Not that anon, but I also find them in my house from time to time.
>>3752509I think the next time I see one I'll try to keep it. I could feed it springtails, flightless Drosophila or firebrats.
>>3752515is it even legal in the EU?
>>3734456>talk crap >get the snippedy snap
>>3752684is it a question?
OP im scared
>>3752547Pseudoscorpions exist pretty much everywhere. They can just be hard to find because they don't have the same density as spiders and are MUCH smaller
>>3752515i would like to keep them as well
>>3743622Oh, are they venomous or poisonous?
>>3752485where? in books?
>>3749752HE SMOL UwU
>>3754449does he have earbrows?
>>3755284Earbrows?Talking about the second set of eyes?Pseudoscorpions have 1 or 2 sets of eyes
>>3755507heh okay, thanks for the info
>>3757092Aw he smilin :)
>>3738488>so how could it's lineage recognize that it needed to mimic a specific antthis is bait
>>3757098he is just playinghe loves children :)
>>3735509pls go away
>>3748232>>3748515>>3748801>The practice originated in the Appalachian region of the United States and is based on a literal interpretation of the following biblical passage: "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover,"
>>3757217Worship services usually include singing, praying, speaking in tongues, and preaching. The front of the church, behind the pulpit, is the designated area for handling snakes. Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads (venomous snakes native to North America) are the most common, but even cobras have been used. During the service, believers may approach the front and pick up the snakes, usually raising them into the air and sometimes allowing the snakes to crawl on their bodies. The snakes are considered incarnations of demons, and handling the snakes demonstrates one's power over them. Members are not required to handle the snakes. Some believers will also engage in drinking poison (most commonly strychnine) at this time.
>>3750658we did it with dogs in like, 200 years?
>>3753026>>3752915There was a Hungarian experiment that attempted to breed them in captivity, to use them as pest control in beehives.The breeding was unsuccessful because the selected species is an asocial cannibal, but the introduction revealed that one of the causes of the colony collapse syndrome is the usage of plastic instead of wooden or wicker housings, that are more humid and provide no hiding places for pseudoscorpions, making them ideal for varroa mites.https://www.biokontroll.hu/alskorpiokkal-a-varroa-atka-ellen/
>>3757860The experiment was not Hungarian, but nevertheless quite interesting.https://www.beeculture.com/chelifers-or-pseudoscorpions-as-varroa-control-agents/https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327550710_Chelifers_or_Pseudoscorpions_as_Varroa_Control_Agentshttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/259552738_Culturing_chelifers_Pseudoscorpions_that_consume_Varroa_mites
>>3757860is it similar with them like with scorpions with more venomous species having smaller pincers?
>>3749862This makes me wonder why other arachnids have evolved with their venom and silk glands on the wrong end of their bodies.
>>3757968it is like this in webmrel because they detest the chemicals in that ink
>>3757860is it possible that i have pseudoscorpions in my isopod culture or millipede culture? i put in there wood and litter and leafs from the wild without disinfecting them
>>3759162It's possible.There's a youtube channel where someone ended up with pseudoscorpions in their isopods. Considering they weren't discovered until a rehouse I would assume pseudoscorpions aren't an issue
is it a pufferfish?
>>3749752MODS MODS MODS
>>3734249FUCK that shit.I don't really mind spiders or even tarantulas, but for some reason even tiny centipedes are nightmare fuel to me.Having that thing on me would probably genuinely traumatize me.
>>3761055im the oppositei like centipedes but i dislike spiders
>>3761674why didnt the snake attac?
>>3762854Looks like the snake didn't see the person as a threat, whether that's because they have been acclimated to being handled by a person or the way the person handled it was non-threatening. Venomous snakes can be pretty chill if they don't feel threatened. Of course, I have to wonder if that snake was defanged or something, because not even professionals handle rattlesnakes that freely.
is he poisonous?
>>3757219strychnine poisoning sounds very unpleasant from what I'm reading
>>3757219what is the naturalistic explanation for them not being envenomated/poisoned?
>>3736005>>3734488>>3736011>>3736018>>3736024>>3736030>>3749284Gay little larpers and petting zoo inmates.This mad cunt literally mails herself across the ocean to butcher the bane of the planet. How can one arthropod be this based?
>>3765705Kek if I ever found one I'd probably end up holding it like I do every other spider
>>3765705Dangerously based.Saving the Earth with LEGENDARY venom, one dead ape-thing a time.
>>3745739prehensile tailed skinks live in family groups
>>3762854looks a little on edge at first but it's not even rattling, must be pretty comfortable with that personhandling a rattlesnake enough to get it to that level is not worth the risk
>>3766268oh, thanks, it is true indeed, very interestinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circulus_(zoology)
they are poisonous too
>>3767023fake.... shock factor for responses... fraud...sad!!
these cuties are venomousor rather- will be venomous when they grow up, and if they are males
>>3752041Well, it's less an evolutionary/instinctual drive and more "I ate one of these a long time ago and it made me feel like dogshit". It's a learning process that kills one member of the prey species, but saves every other member of that species the predator runs into for the rest of its natural life.
>>3734223>>3734249I hate this fuckers so fucking much, it gives me chills just to imaginate them
>>3767844do you even have them in the usa?
>>3768073Different anon here4 species of pedes here including https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolopendra_heros
>>3768671in europe we have Scolopendra spp. too but only in mediterranean region
>>3769019Apparently the whole genus is located within the tropics and other warm regions so that makes sense
>>3749373Just saw an article about this the other dayhttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livescience.com/amp/could-humans-be-venomous.html
>>3769509it is interesting that species from the opposite sides of the globe belong to the same genus, isnt it?
>>3764399they commonly are ... many deaths. good riddance lol.
>>3749373first mammals were venomous, then they developed claws and canines to kill the prey so venomousness wasnt needed any more. at least this is how the story goest. anon who lectures that staff at university
>>3749385>I'm pretty sure (can't quickly find a source so salty grains) that most mammals are herbivores by a considerably large margin.The sheer number of small omnivorous and insectivorous species of rodents and bats would push me to assume otherwise.In any case, that would only then go towards explaining a lack of venom. Poison is generally a defensive measure, and as such would be quite handy among herbivorous prey animals.
>>3770464Poison is defensiveVenom is offensiveMy theory is that mammals didn't develop venom because they were mostly herbivorous and the few that were carnivores were going after prey that was much smaller such as invertebrates and smaller mammals.The vast majority of venomous animals I can think of hunt prey that is commonly of equal size or otherwise pose a significant threat and so needs to be neutralized ASAPAnother thought concerned with carnivorous mammals is the fact that massive blood loss in the prey has nearly the same effect as venom. Once a lion or tiger opens an artery the gazelle will be out as quickly as a venomous strike.
>>3770505>Venom is offensive>Heloderma- venom is used only in defense. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heloderma>>3770420*stuff
>>3743622Came for this post, was not disappointed.
>>3734015what is that thing?
>>3770866a marine snail
>>3734015Why are venomous mammals so rare
>>3734015Wow, a whole thread about my ex!
>>3771070is it a question?
>>3763154A unicorn :D
>>3770817I could have used a honeybee as my own exampleIt's called generalization tho
>>3743622are we back in the '00s?
cute but venomous
>>3734223Don't they have one of the most painful bites in the world
>>3775030is it a question?
>>3776524arent all spiders venomous?
>>3776550Practically speaking, yes (though there is a family of over 300 species that are non-venomous [Uloboridae])Those aren't spiders though. They are harvestmen (Opiliones) which are also arachnids but very different from spiders
>>3776565okay, thanks, sorry for my mistake
wholesome thread all the way through, good job /an/>>3749812fuck they're based
>>3776624No worries.It's an extremely common mistake for people to confuse harvestmen for spiders because of the 8 long legs
Ur mom is a harvestmen
>>3776946Opiliones are based, just like all arachnids
>>3772716The living testament that satan is real
is he venomous?
>>3738488>thinking = lineageIf your ancestors had control over your lineage they wouldn't have chosen you to become a four eyed hunchback with gamer neck, an attraction to body pillows and a congenital heart problem.Animals don't choose who to mate with, their body chemicals just tell them this looks and smells like a thing to rape or court to mate. Better adapted spiders survive to adulthood to mate more than spiders not adapted for their circumstance.>>3750658Yes, see livestock, pets and work animals (hunting/police/war).There's even a special word for it in humans but it's highly unethical, politically impossible and people use it as a cover word for "Getting rid of the people I hate".
>>3777415>a mother caring for her young is a living testament that satan is realnot liking how something looks doesn't make it a demon, anon
>>3778148>Animals don't choose who to mate withso free will is not a thing?
>>3778148>There's even a special word for it in humans but it's highly unethical, politically impossible and people use it as a cover word for "Getting rid of the people I hate".eugenics did nothing wrong
>>3738351evolution isnt spontaneous = it is driven by selective pressure and other forces
>>3738488burger education everyone
>>3748232Because some retard born in the 1900s tried to interpret the Bible for himself.
>>3777415Ticks are the living testament that Satan is real anon, Centipedes are neat.
>>3738383Some of them yes, the inland taipan is the most venomous species of snake. Last I remember the most toxic animal on earth is the golden poison dart frog,Which secretes poison strong enough that holding the frog and absorbing the poison through your skin will be fatal
>>3770505There are a couple mammals with venom, solenodon and some shrew have venomous bites, and the prosimian slow loris secretes poison
>>3783207is loris both poisonous and venomous?
>>3783202isnt venomousness supposed to be more advanced in Viperidae rather than Elapidae?
are they venomous?
a fish cant have a casual stroll around the coral these days tf
>>3782449what kind of windyman isthis?
>>3784505dont you recognize a cobra?
>>3784059I don't know, but any discourse about "most venomous" usually revolves around sea kraits and taipan, I've never heard a claim like that about any vipers
>>3784446The cuttlefish or the striped catfish? Either way the answer is yes. Cuttlefish have venomous bites like most cephalopods, they use it for paralyzing prey shellfish. Striped catfish have venomous stinging barbs on their fins to defend themselves
>>3784755sometimes it is gradual sometimes it is not
>>3762857I think they've had that rattler for a while, gave it love and respect, and it's more or less tame to them, but I think it's still got its OEM parts, they do have to be careful. Even your best friend can accidentally kill you if you spook him while he's wielding a sword
>>3785227what is OEM?
>>3768671Don't these things bite?
>>3734015When i was camping many years ago there was millions of these dudes on the beach dead. Aussie brain made sure i didnt touch em.
>>3734249Imagine it wrapping around your dick 'n' balls and just walking all over 'em with its tiny legs haha imagine it biting your urethra haha
>>3785273Sure they can and it probably hurts like hell even though it's not lethal.They aren't aggressive as far as I know, and shouldn't really sting if they don't feel threatened.Eventually you I'll get stung if you handle them regularly enough, but that applies to most lesser animals
>>3785355when i was in mediterranean region i was picking big stones and taking photos of Scolopendra spp. that were under them and they were not aggressive, i have never been attacked by them so far