Did you ever go bug catching?

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  1. Silver Snake

    Silver Snake Warrior of Hope|Rain & Reason

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    I had a class in middle school where the teacher released a bunch of grasshoppers outside of the classroom and the students were tasked with catching them. I think we fed them to the class pet, a spider or something. My memory is not the best.

    I'm always seeing in anime people going bug catching, and they do it in animal crossing too, so, have you ever gone bug catching? Omg, I just remembered having this suction toy as a kid that would suck up any bugs and put them in a capsule. Omg, that thing was awesome. I'mma hit up amazon real quick. Give me a second.

    Okay, I'm back.

    Aw man, but the real sucky thing is that I never went into a forest or the mountains to catch bugs, I betcha that's where the real deals are.

    What was I saying again?
     
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  2. Bobasis

    Bobasis Weeeeee

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    Yeah then I would kill them . I would pluck of the wings of butterfly’s and moths .
     
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    I remember vividly that when I was a child in kindergarten, I would go to a certain grass field and catch grasshoppers by hand.
     
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    Looking back, the cruelty was real. I also murdered grasshoppers.
     
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    Grasshoppers, praying mantises, crickets leaf hoppers, and the occasional daddy long legs. Did it until I was 8 or 9.
     
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    UnGrave ななひ~^^

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    I used a classic magnifying glass to burn them.
     
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    Bunch of psychos in this thread. I wouldn’t go anywhere near creepy crawlies back then and I still wouldn't now. NOPE :sweating_profusely:
     
  8. tsundere_taichou

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    i dont think i ever went out "bug catching" i did catch quite a few tho, i also caught reptiles and a mouse or two if smashing em with a shovel counts. the lizard dropped its tail and bailed and i dont think i caught one after that, frogs were let back into the pond after holding em for a while.
     
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    Whenever I get a cricket in the house it will be hunted down and it WILL DIE
     
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    Yeah, when i was in elementary school, i love catching various of animals with my friends. Grasshoppers, dragonfly (with sticky stick), praying mantis, butterfly fishes, chamelon, crabs, eels, even snake (which we thought it was eel).

    That was a fun times, so nostalgic.
     
  11. Fulminata

    Fulminata Typo-ist | Slave of Evil Inc. | Cactus Farmer

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    LOLOLOLOL
    Same tbh. Butterflies are scary when I'm 5 yrs old and that fact haven't changed.
     
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    Kumo723 Star Jade DouLuo

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    i have entomophobia so never
     
  13. Nyamsus

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    Catch dragonflies or grasshopper ..
    Then cook 'em...
     
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    Yeap with my group of friends. We would go to our school's mini garden to catch spiders with plastic bottles and raise them by feeding them flies.

    Good old times.
     
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    Used to catch lightning bugs in summer.
     
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    Never have. The only wild animals I've touched are a snake that was stuck in a neighbors empty pool and an iguana that was stuck in a fence that I helped get out.

    But on the topic of bugs, yesterday I saw a relatively large black bee like bug with orange monarch butterfly like wings. I tried to get close to get a good picture of it. But it tended to fly away. I only got blurry pictures. Yet later I researched what it was and it appeared to be a Pepsis marginata. A tarantula hawk wasp. The one that lays eggs on body of living spiders.
     
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    Yeah, there was one time when I dug up 10-15 earthworms in my school playground and threw them at two girls who constantly bullied me. I was never afraid of earthworms because my grandpa used to tell me often how helpful they are in the garden (he was a mega-green-thumb).
    Also, on summer solstice we have a tradition to go firefly-hunting at night. Though, we don't have many fireflies, so we don't actually catch them, just look at them and try to hold for a few seconds at most.
    But I don't like to hold most of the bugs in my hands. Apart from earthworms and ladybugs, I only can hold bumblebees and some beetles and won't mind if a butterfly or a bee lands on me. Wasps make me tense if they land on me, but still tolerable. Anything else will make me shriek loud enough to be heard on the other side of the town.
     
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    Yes mostly with my 2 older brothers. :aww:
     
  19. mir

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    Tons of times as a kid, bug catching or just observing. I never picked them apart though, just catch and release, like fish. But sometimes there were accidents.

    • Oldest I remember is ladybugs and pillbugs.
    • Prettiest were damselflies, butterflies and moths (there are moths that fly around during the day too y'know, many moths are beautiful. One type looks brown until it unfolds it's wings and then it's an intense pretty orange-y color inside).
    • The most interesting was following the swimming bug, looked like a tiny tiny rowboat, using two legs as oars. Trying to catch it or just follow it while swimming was pretty fun.
    • The most simply fun to have crawl around on my hands were pillbugs, daddy long legs, and ladybugs.

    Occasionally as an adult to give food to a random neighborhood spider, otherwise I only catch them to put them outside.
     
  20. Silver Snake

    Silver Snake Warrior of Hope|Rain & Reason

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    You reminded me of the time I held out my finger and a wasp landed on it. I was super peaceful and calm about the whole thing, and then like a certain disney princess, I raised my arm as if to say, "you are free to go," and it flitted away.

    And there was another time when I was super bored with nothing to do but wait during a school field trip, so I just played with a tiny bug that kept trying to climb up my finger. I would turn my hand upside down so even when the bug went up it would go down. And then I did the same you are free to go motion and it too flew away.

    Ah, those were good times. I miss them dearly. But as they say, if you love something, then you must let it go.
     
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