Monday, February 13, 2006

Funamushi/Sea Slater: Cockroach of the Beach

Ligia Exotica. Photo courtesy of Ellen.

JARED: This is a funamushi (sea slater). It lives by the sea. It walks like a gokiburi (cockroach), and it's really fast! They don't like the light, either. They usually hang out in a big group. I like them, but they're gross! I rate this 3 insect legs out of 6.

EVERETT: It's a funamushi, but it looks a little bit like a gejigeji (house centipede, click here for picture) or gokiburi. When there's a lot of them together, they look like they're arguing. I don't like them because they're yucky!

Mom's Comments: Click here to see a previous post about funamushi.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda cute...how big is it?

2/15/2006 5:42 PM  
Blogger Jared & Everett said...

It's body is probably about an inch long (2.54 cm).

2/15/2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

thats bigger than I expected...

2/16/2006 4:43 AM  
Blogger Adline Writes said...

I love the colour! I've never seen anything like it!

2/20/2006 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of them don't have a color.

2/22/2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger mashio spillip said...

so that`s what they are! I saw hundreds of them at the beach last summer. I don`t like the way that they run around in big groups. very creepy!

3/15/2006 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site, boys. You helped me identify funamushi (and gave me a name for them) after I visited Japan and wondered what they were. Thanks!

1/13/2011 6:17 PM  

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