FL - Quarter-sized gallinippers to invade Sunshine State, entomologists predict

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Mega mosquitoes arrive in Central Florida
    more, with a picture of one of the gallinippers, at clickorlando.com link above
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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  4. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    Geez, that's me...Seminole County. I bet fishing at Mosquito Lagoon's gonna be fun.
     
  5. Show Me

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    Giant snails, rats as big as cats, giant mosquitoes....why don't any of these pests get smaller instead of larger?
     
  6. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    Hopefully they will before they get as big as dinosaurs.
     
  7. Confusion

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    Sounds like Florida is similar to Minnesota in some ways. I was told years ago that we have 2 types of mosquitoes here - those small enough to fit through the holes in a screen door, and those big enough to open it.
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    :floorlaugh: :floorlaugh:
     
  9. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    Does anyone know if they carry disease, and if so, which one? I hate skeeters for many reasons, but mostly because those nasty little F'ers can kill you.

    Holy chit on the size. At least you can see them coming, right?

    Man.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
  10. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    Good grief.

    I'll stick with Australia, thanks! Our mozzies are horrible, but not THAT horrible.

    Florida sounds a little bit like Jurassic Park, lol.
     
  11. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Article says they're not known to transmit anything, to humans anyway.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I HAD to come in just to figure out WTH Galli whatevers were. :)
     
  13. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    First, Florida had the rat-sized, house-eating snails (there's a thread on 'em). Now it's the pterodactyl-sized quarter-sized gallinippers (although if they're 20 times the size of a mosquito, I'm thinking that's at least half-dollar-coin-sized. Never a dull moment, not in Florida.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    Lest we forget 18 foot snakes running amok as well. Good luck with all that Florida. :)
     
  15. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    There are so many reasons I got the heck out of Florida, as an adult, after my parents inexplicably moved me there when I was 8.

    Never mind all the unsavory stuff--the mosquitoes and palmetto bugs, the drug dealing, the boiler-room operations in Boca Raton, our inability to complete a presidential election properly--I still have no idea why anyone willingly moves to a place where, 90% of the year, there is no reason to take a shower because once you step outside you will be dripping with sweat and humidity anyway.
     
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    If the snakes ate giant mosquitoes, giant snails and cat sized rats it'd be great.
     
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    Oh the horror! Their bites must swell the size of golf balls and itch like CRAZY!
     
  18. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    :floorlaugh: Love that description!

    Sounds like Ohio!
     
  19. TGIRecovered

    TGIRecovered Active Member

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    I've had quarter size skeeters in my back yard before. Of course I'm in Texas so we thought it was just normal. Good thing is they are not as quick as the little ones so they are easier to swat with my over-sized Texas shaped fly swatter.


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    I think Florida also has the rogue pythons. Shivers!
     
  21. IHAVENOCLUE

    IHAVENOCLUE Well-Known Member

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    Gallinippers sound like Mosquitos on steroids! :what:

    Or.... Texas Mosquitos.... :wink:
     

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