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I Collected Bugs When I Was a Kid

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    Crickets

     I collected a ton of crickets and put them in separate containers. Me and my dad would go out during the night into my backyard, lift up rocks and catch em. One time, I forced my mother to take me to pet's Mart and get the baby crickets that are fed to lizards and such...
    HandsAllOver HandsAllOver 16-17, F Jan 8, 2010

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    Roly Polies (pill Bug)

    I absolutely loved the little creatures that would arise from the soil underneath the side walk in the front of my house.  There was one year I think when I was in the fifth grade that when dozens (maybe hundreds) of roly poly bugs came up from one side of the side walk almost...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    My Bug Collection

    I was always a science nerd and a tomboy, loved watching the discovery channel when I had the rare opportunity to watch tv, and would stay outside all day on the weekends, reluctantly going inside when it was dark.  I would spend hours with my butterfly net in the fields around...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F Apr 6, 2011

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    Such Fun

    I used to collect all kinds of bugs when I was little and my neighbour used to pay me and some friends to do it! They would give us a few pence to collect ladybugs for them for the garden to eat the greenfly, of course they would fly off anyway but the neighbour just wanted to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Tomboy :)

    I still am a tomboy, but when I was little I had this bizarre obsession with ants, so I used to hunt on my front drive way for ants, the bigger the better, scoop them up and put them in a little plastic container despite the fact they would always crawl out of the holes in the...
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13 16-17, F Jun 8, 2012

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    With My Grandpa :3

    I used to go bug hunting with my grandfather all the time when I was younger. It was so much fun, we always found such awesome bugs. I used to play with them put them in little containers filled with grass and twigs and keep them in my house for a few days because I didn't have...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F Oct 27, 2011

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    I Still Do :D

    I still collect them now,of course I let them go after looking at them for a minute or two.My sister and I usually end up collecting ladybugs (or ladybirds) in the spring.Sometimes I do it with my nieces.Early summer there's some where you can go to go butterfly catching.I like...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F Jul 13, 2009

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    When I was a child, I grew up in the woods.

    ..Hardly a summer day passed that you would not find me bent over or kneeling by a rock, log, or in the middle of the stream, peering underneath to see what small creatures I could find. I touched insects, arachnids, crustaceans and all sorts of things that were clearly not meant...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 3 Responses May 1

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    Fun Times

    My grandpa has a big vegetable garden in our backyard (although it isn't as "lush" as it used to be...) During the summertime, my sisters and cousins and I would wander around the garden to collect all sorts of insects. Cicadas were one of our favorites. We loved the...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Nov 30, 2007

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    They Make Me Smile

    i think my fav kind of bug would be ladybugs! my mom had a little garden behind the house and id spend hours out there collecting ladybugs, dragon flies and fireflies( id let them go after a while tho). up to this day i still take my little cousins to the same things
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Nov 3, 2008

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    Fasinated

    I was fasinated by them. I loved watching them crawl around in the plastic tub I'd put them in. I'd always free them afterwards though because I had no where to keep them.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Dec 1, 2007

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    Preying Mantises

    We (brother and I) used to put them into plastic buckets together and try to make them fight. Or we'd find a dog turd and drop it into the bucket and wait for flies to come so we could watch them get eaten.Also collected jars full of caterpillars, until somebody explained that...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Completely Against My Will :(

    i had to collect them for a big project in highschool. every single aspect of it was disgusting and ridiculous. ridiculous because i learned absolutely nothing. disgusting because, well.... .....i hate bugs. i'm scared of them. i hate the little noises their little clicky feet...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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