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This might be a stupid question, but do B. giganteus make a soft hissing noise when disturbed? Because I could swear mine do (along with releasing an interesting smelling pheromone). I've never seen anyone else mention it though.

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I'm pretty sure it's through their spiracles. I've looked closely at one doing it before and I noticed the sound came out every time the abdomen tightened (when the insect was breathing).

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