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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:36 am 
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Take a look at this eBay listing lol.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-live-species-of-giant-spiney-calcerata-stick-insects-/221501409335?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

S/he says s/he is selling Eurycantha calcarata (misspelt) but all the photos s/he robbed off people aren't even photos of EC! :rofl:

The first one (+ the last) actually is a EC but the photo is stolen off 'Keepinginsects'.
The second is of a Haaniella echinata, stolen off 'Jonathan'sjungleroadshow' http://www.jonathansjungleroadshow.co.u ... hinata.htm
The third is of a Trachyaretaon carmelae, probably taken off google images.
... and the fourth is a photo of a frickin' Carausius morosus!!!

What the hell lol.

I'll put the listing in my watch list and see if anybody actually bids on it. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Thanks so much for alerting me to this via my Facebook page Richard, very much appreciated! I've just written to the seller asking them to remove that image and informing them that it isn't even the right species! What a joke.

This is my first post on BN for absolutely AGES, I used to live on here and made some fantastic friends here too before life (and if I'm honest Facebook) got in the way!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:28 pm 
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I think that seller has bought some sticks off me? Macleays IIRC?.....probably see their offspring advertised as something else :roll:
Must admit I use the occasional stock photo, if I'm trying to give a good illustration of the species, but I do at least make sure it's the right species :laugh:


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