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Originally posted by AccessDenied
Maybe they need 17 years of rest for a whole month of breeding!HAHA. Seriously maybe it's something leftover in their evolution process.Iam sure there is a reason for their existence other than pro- creation.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
It really is a long time for a dirt nap.
Sucking roots for 17 years.
Here is my theory for their existence:
They keep the trees healthy.
Taking a minimum of nutrients from the trees, over an extended period.
When it's time to wake up, they molt, they mate, they lay eggs, they die.
When they lay eggs, they do so in a slit (that they make) on the tree branch.
The branch dies at the point of the slit, and falls to the ground.
They are natural Tree Pruners!
They prune the trees, then become fertilizer.
Repeat 17 years later.
Originally posted by ChiKeyMonKey
Out here we prefer
That shuts them up, deep fry their noisy little butts.