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Game: what the heck is this!? Round 2 Answered

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What the heck is this? In this case, I know exactly what it is. Here's a hint: The pictures were taken at the Harvard Natural History Museum.

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ich bin ein pyro (author)2008-04-28

that is obviously a spider encased in glass

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Goodhart (author)2007-09-17

I would "guess" that this is from the Museum of Comparative Zoology ;-) The first and third pictures resemble Arachnids of some sort, but the middle one, if of the same creature, doesn't bare the same resemblance.

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How did I miss this first time? The middle one is different, it's the "Spiny Orb Weaver" a common Florida species.

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2007-09-18

Well, at least I identified it as an arachnid.... :-)

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ewilhelm (author)2007-09-18

Answer is posted! Check the image with the label.

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zachninme (author)ewilhelm2007-09-18

Its a conspiracy! They all lied to you! They wanted to keep the great-horned wilderbeastae (that's plural, of course) bottled up and away from society, but I knew, ohh I knew alright! They called me crazy, off my rocker, but its all LIES!

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its a lion (author)zachninme2007-09-18

your crazy... we i mean they arent trying to hide anything. stop spreading these rumors or we may have to send out our army of genetically altered super monkeys i mean wait... you didnt read that... crap...

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Goodhart (author)its a lion2008-04-27

genetically altered monkeys? Please leave the government out of this ! LOL

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After these many months of research, I conclude that is it indeed a chupacabra. You are wrong Mr. Eric, if that is your real name, Alexadre Mariachi Kabul. You are indeed an illegal alien to amazing U S of A.

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Aeshir (author)2007-09-26
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tomonto (author)2007-09-18

oohhh ohhhh! i know, its an orb weaver! im so smart.

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zachninme (author)2007-09-17

They are bottled great-horned wilderbeast -- taken with tilt-shift photography to make them look smaller than they really are.

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uguy (author)2007-09-17

These appear to be examples of the Great Southwest Horned Spider.

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chooseausername (author)2007-09-17

I did not see this second round ... Are the 3 pic from the same jar ?

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I'd say they are crabs ... More precisely : Energizing drinks with weird crabs species ... into ice cubes.

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Goodhart (author)chooseausername2007-09-17

At first I thought they were encased in amber, but on second glance, saw it was an amber liquid and not a solid (take note of the vials at the top of the middle picture).

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chooseausername (author)Goodhart2007-09-17

If we consider this liquid is a preservative, we could say that samples in pic 1 and 3 have a carapace that prevent them to rotten, and that samples in pic 2 are more sensitive to decomposition ... (This genius deduction is a little step for me, but a great step for the rest of the world !!!!!) =o)

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jessyratfink (author)2007-09-17

Looks like some sort of horned/armored beetle, but I have no idea. :P

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ewilhelm (author)2007-09-17

Was this one too hard, or did it just get buried? I'll post the answer tomorrow morning.

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crapflinger (author)2007-09-07

it's in the arthropod section...i know that much

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VIRON (author)2007-09-07

Ew! Looks like someone has a nasty case of the crabs!

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