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Old 08-23-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Deepest Darkest NZ
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The largest species of giant weta is the Little Barrier Island giant weta,[2] also known as the wetapunga. One example reported in 2011 weighed 71 g,[3] and a 72 g specimen has been recorded.[4]
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House mice have an adult body length (nose to base of tail) of 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in) and a tail length of 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in). The weight is typically 10–25 g (0.4–0.9 oz).
Ergo the LBIGW weighs roughly as much as 3 house mice. Although other rodents will alter the ratio; Dormice for instance
weigh, according to Wikipedia, between 15 and 180 g so between 5 and less than one. Whilst rats are much larger (again dependent on species) the Brown rat weighs on average 350 g for a male and 250 for a female, the black rat between 110 and 340 gr and the Polynesian rat often rather less than the Giant Weta.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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This insect beetle is just as large if not larger.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Tita...ml%3B550%3B470
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Deepest Darkest NZ
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True enough.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This insect beetle is just as large if not larger.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Tita...ml%3B550%3B470
Lord I wish I hadn't opened that link!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: In The South
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Lord I wish I hadn't opened that link!
Oh, I'm with you, NK. That thing looks like it should be baked like a chicken. Ugh.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Deepest Darkest NZ
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Remember that beetles are generally among the heaviest of insects simply because of all of that chitin. They're like tanks!
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:03 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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How about the world's largest rodent?

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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This insect beetle is just as large if not larger.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Tita...ml%3B550%3B470
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Oh, I'm with you, NK. That thing looks like it should be baked like a chicken. Ugh.
I wonder if it tastes like chicken.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: In The South
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I wonder if it tastes like chicken.
Well, let us know if you find out.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Well, let us know if you find out.
LOL

Wondering how do all of you cook these bugs?

https://www.google.com/search?gs_rn=...LeO2iwL4_oGQAw
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