Cuddly giant isopod toy!


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In addition to the cash that they apparently dispense from between the carapace sections, do they also register their approval by oozing viscous, intoxicating substances from various parts of their anatomies?


#4

Funky Forest.


#5

It’s Tonguey!


#6

How adorable. I also like the fact that it’s way too big to crawl in my ear and eat my brain.


#7

Hence the sharpened sensory proboscis…


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one in Toba Aquarium has (allegedly) eaten no food for over 4 years.

Akira! I thought I told you to clear out that dead isopod from the tank! It died back in early 2010!


#9

Is this from Planet P or something?


#10

it must eat algae growing on it’s body or something


#11

Shut up and take my money!


#12

such creep


#13

[chuckles] That’s not a giant isopod.
THAT’s a giant isopod:

I work for a Sub-sea Survey Company, recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs. It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8500ft depth. Unfortunately, the e-mail that these pictures were attached to came from a contractor, and the ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living.
My god, it's a monster! : science

#14

It will try to wriggle its way up your urethra.

Out of love.


#15

You know, Tokyo Paleontological Institute, the next time you get a locked trunk of rare Burgess Shale fossils marked DO NOT GET WET FOR THE LOVE OF GOT DO NOT GET WET, pay attention!


#16

I, for one, welcome our new giant isopod masters…


#17

These things never fail to creep me right the fuck out. They’re really cool and all. But I’m gonna be having nightmares tonight from looking at them.

I think it’s their facehugger legs…

shudders


#18

You only tell me about the availability of a plush giant isopod two days before Valentine’s Day, when it’s way too late to order one? Thanks a lot, Boing Boing, thanks a lot.


#19

Ya, really – why isn’t this on the Valentine’s gift list?


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