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    Science & Technology - Thread: It's a spricket!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      I was on the phone earlier with my daughter who said they had a spricket in the house. I had no idea what that was. It's a spider cricket (also has other names).

      Have you seen these before?

      No, I've not seen one before, but it displays very interesting convergent evolution.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cassia View Post
      We get them a lot in the interior and they do have a diamond shaped back, that's right.
      We used to get stink bugs a lot in the house when we first moved in but then I caulked every single window and doorway and now we have none! Yay. I don't like those things. When my dog was alive she didn't like their smell either
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      We have them here in NZ, we call them 'cave wetas.'

      From Te Ara Encyclopedia:
      Cave wētā
      The cave wētā group is the most diverse. There are over 50 species ranging from small bush wētā only a few centimetres long to some Gymnoplectron species that have leg spans of up to 40 centimetres (with bodies only about 2.5 centimetres long).

      They can be distinguished from other types of wētā by their antennae, which virtually touch in the middle of the head, and by their feet, which lack gripping pads. Cave wētā do not form harems like tree wētā, but they often gather (sometimes in large numbers if there is space) in dark, damp shelters by day. At night they forage in the bush, feeding on lichens, fungi and dead organic matter, including seabird carcasses.
      https://teara.govt.nz/en/weta/page-3

      See the following site for pictures


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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Yes, I have seen them before but they are insects not spiders.
      Oh. Then he's good. I always first count the legs before I decide I'm gonna scream or not.
      My ex once thought our house was on fire. That was a real one.

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