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Old 03-23-2014, 11:30 PM
TheRiffleman TheRiffleman is offline
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There were tons of these guys out and about

Looks like one of the many species of Blister Beetles...some will bleed a chemical called "cantharidin, an odorless terpene (exo-1,2-cis-dimethyl-3,6-ep- oxyhexahydro-phthalic anhydride) occurring elsewhere only in beetles of the family Oedemeridae (Arnett 200" from the joints on the legs when threatened. Quite fascinating!

But can cause this...if one is not careful with their species handling!!

Not my neck...Nice fish BTW!!


Last edited by TheRiffleman; 03-23-2014 at 11:31 PM.. Reason: Clarification on the neck picture!
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