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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Critters
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:18 pm 
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next time, can you hold it up next to your face for scale?


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 Post subject: Re: Critters
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:33 pm 
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When you see those little guys you usually find Tarantula Hawks . I saw a bunch on Mt Blk trails over the weekend.

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"Tarantula hawk wasps are relatively docile and rarely sting without provocation. However, the sting—particularly that of P. grossa—is among the most painful of all insects, though the intense pain only lasts about five minutes.[8] One researcher described the pain as "...immediate, excruciating, unrelenting pain that simply shuts down one's ability to do anything, except scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations."[5] In terms of scale, the wasp's sting is rated near the top of the Schmidt sting pain index, second only to that of the bullet ant, and is described by Schmidt as "blinding, fierce[, and] shockingly electric"."

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 Post subject: Re: Critters
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There were dozens of those damned wasps flying right at face level up on La Costa on the 4th. You really do not want to ride with your mouth open when those are cruising at face level.

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 Post subject: Re: Critters
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:37 pm 
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GForce wrote:
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next time, can you hold it up next to your face for scale?

Uh, that's okay. An 8x zoom works just fine for me. And yeah, it's a large spider nonetheless...


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I found a Tarantula Hawk at the dog park a while back.

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