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Addiction LXV

Old 06-26-17, 01:49 PM
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The only parasites that I just cannot handle are maggots. Seriously, I've got a pretty strong stomach and have seen some gross stuff, but there are two choices with maggots- walk away or throw up. Well, those and cuterebra (but y'all have to google that, I'm not posting pics). Anything else, no problem.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
The only parasites that I just cannot handle are maggots. Seriously, I've got a pretty strong stomach and have seen some gross stuff, but there are two choices with maggots- walk away or throw up. Well, those and cuterebra (but y'all have to google that, I'm not posting pics). Anything else, no problem.
Oh, those botfly removal vids on youtube are the best.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Oh, those botfly removal vids on youtube are the best.
Personal record= 4 out of one cat during 1 exam.
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Old 06-26-17, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
The only parasites that I just cannot handle are maggots. Seriously, I've got a pretty strong stomach and have seen some gross stuff, but there are two choices with maggots- walk away or throw up. Well, those and cuterebra (but y'all have to google that, I'm not posting pics). Anything else, no problem.
Maggots are USEFUL in human medicine to debride necrotic (dying tissue) wounds. Apparently they will eat dead or nonviable tissue but leave alone living/viable tissue.

Google "medical maggots" for details. Way cool IMO.
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Another interesting parasite is the guinea worm. You have to "wind" it out daily (gentle traction) to get it out. The joke our professor in med school made is that each morning you wind your clock, and you wind your worm.
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That kind of stuff skeeves me out - the boy's best friend had a case of the superlice last year.
Yeah, me too. I grew up in FL with roaches everywhere. If I feel two leg hairs rub against each other I jump out of my skin assuming some insect is crawling on me.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
The only parasites that I just cannot handle are maggots. Seriously, I've got a pretty strong stomach and have seen some gross stuff, but there are two choices with maggots- walk away or throw up. Well, those and cuterebra (but y'all have to google that, I'm not posting pics). Anything else, no problem.
Put tapeworms in that category for me, too.
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Old 06-26-17, 02:17 PM
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We haven't had a sunny day in memory. No complaints here.
Do you take Vitamin D?
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Old 06-26-17, 02:18 PM
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Put bugs in that category for me. I can handle spiders, because in the grand scheme, they eat more bugs than humans. There's a reason I don't live in the south, even though I could have had my choice of a few Cup teams. Big bugs and humidity. Nope.
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Old 06-26-17, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
Well, those and cuterebra (but y'all have to google that, I'm not posting pics).
That's alright, I'll take your word for it.
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Old 06-26-17, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by topslop1
You're lookin at 24-25lbs versus 18ish to go Steel over CF.
I weighed the steel Lemond the other day. 21 lbs, 13 oz. of steel with 105 triple, one bottle cage, heavy Wellgo PD-M520 clones, and 28mm tyres with Mr. Tuffies. I should Weenie it out now that I get "pro deals"!!!
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Old 06-26-17, 02:37 PM
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I also need to finish weenieing the Mongoose. 21 lb steel MTB or bust!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I weighed the steel Lemond the other day. 21 lbs, 13 oz. of steel with 105 triple, one bottle cage, heavy Wellgo PD-M520 clones, and 28mm tyres with Mr. Tuffies. I should Weenie it out now that I get "pro deals"!!!
Anything I'd buy or afford off the shelf would be that 23-25. I think my alloy Synapse right now is ~22 or 23. Gonna go down before I go uppp.
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I've owned sub-20# recumbents. Just saying...

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I've owned sub-20# recumbents. Just saying...

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Right on. Steel can be as real as it wants, I'm going to grab a weenie for the next one.
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Right on. Steel can be as real as it wants, I'm going to grab a weenie for the next one.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I also need to finish weenieing the Mongoose. 21 lb steel MTB or bust!
Are you still in Rock Springs, WY?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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No. I get plenty.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Are you still in Rock Springs, WY?
Try to keep up.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Try to keep up.
That's what his profile says.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's what his profile says.
Even on Strava, and we all know that Strava is truth.
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My bad.
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Misleading labeling.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
My bad.
wut is up with your signature?
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What became of @indyfabz?
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