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J.B.
02-17-2010, 09:45 PM
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs136.snc3/18342_1352492221083_1494738011_30955947_4095675_n. jpg

Irish Pride
02-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Being terrified of spiders, I would probably have a heart attack and die. :blink::frantics:

Primadawn
02-17-2010, 10:13 PM
I'm having a bit of a panic attack just looking at the picture :scared0011:

Llamafighter
02-17-2010, 11:23 PM
damn you

NateR
02-17-2010, 11:32 PM
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs136.snc3/18342_1352492221083_1494738011_30955947_4095675_n. jpg

Time to burn the house down and start over. :scared0015:

Actually, that photo makes me want to buy several cans of Raid and keep them readily available.... just in case.

Silverback
02-17-2010, 11:39 PM
Nothing a little 45 cal. wouldnt take care of...right Mark, what did you say Mac, he would have to be standing right on top of it:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

Llamafighter
02-17-2010, 11:50 PM
Time to burn the house down and start over. :scared0015:

Actually, that photo makes me want to buy several cans of Raid and keep them readily available.... just in case.

I think I would scream myself to death.
I have horrible arachniphobia

J.B.
02-17-2010, 11:55 PM
That would definitely startle the crap out of me, but if I really stumbled on this I would HAVE to catch that sucker. :)

VCURamFan
02-18-2010, 12:08 AM
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs136.snc3/18342_1352492221083_1494738011_30955947_4095675_n. jpg

Isn't that what Dave said he dreamed crawled out of his hand?

atomdanger
02-18-2010, 12:57 AM
Is that a huntsman spider?

J.B.
02-18-2010, 01:08 AM
Is that a huntsman spider?

It could be, but I'm not sure.

I'm no expert, but I have always been fascinated with snakes and spiders. That spider looks a little darker than most Hunstman spiders and it's body seems bit larger. It could be though.

They say those Hunstman spiders can run 100 meters in under 5 seconds.

atomdanger
02-18-2010, 01:27 AM
It could be, but I'm not sure.

I'm no expert, but I have always been fascinated with snakes and spiders. That spider looks a little darker than most Hunstman spiders and it's body seems bit larger. It could be though.

They say those Hunstman spiders can run 100 meters in under 5 seconds.

Yeah, thats scary as crap *shudder*
Australia has to worry about sooo many dangerous / poisonous animals its insane.

flo
02-18-2010, 02:31 AM
I'm laughing so hard at the comments! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

But I'm with everyone else, I feel to scream.

flo
02-18-2010, 02:34 AM
They say those Hunstman spiders can run 100 meters in under 5 seconds.

I didn't need to know that. I have arachnaphobia too.

Oddtodd76
02-18-2010, 02:42 AM
well, you wouldn't have to worry about pesky flies in the house!

LOL

J.B.
02-18-2010, 02:49 AM
I didn't need to know that. I have arachnaphobia too.

:laugh:

Yeah, thats scary as crap *shudder*
Australia has to worry about sooo many dangerous / poisonous animals its insane.

Australia has a ton of em, no doubt, I would love to visit there one day.

Arizona has quite a few venomous insects and reptiles too. Of the spiders we have these are the most common...

Giant Crab Spider
http://cabezaprieta.org/images/powell/crab_spider_00.jpg

Green Lynx Spider
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Spiders/Lynx/GreenLynxSpiderHeadOn.jpg

Funnel Web Spider
http://www.spiderzrule.com/spiderphotos04/funnelweb1.JPG

Common Brown Spider
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4623/brown-spider.jpg

Arizona Blond Tarantula
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/SNAFUinTX/Aflagstaff03-1.jpg

Bird Eating Tarantula
http://www.mikescritters.com/critters/arachnids/brazillian_fire_legged_bird.jpg

Last, but certainly not least...the Black Widow
http://pestcontroladvantage.com/images/black%20widow%203.jpg

Welcome to the desert, :laugh:

Black Mamba
02-18-2010, 03:15 AM
Eh, those spiders aren't bad to look at. But that very first one, with all the lil ones....holy fish sticks, holy crap, holy monkey poo, holy poo, holy cow poo.....:scared0011: :scared0011:

If I saw that, I think I crap myself. Then I'd go nuts, and proceed into Miss Rambo mode. Mamma and babies won't be alive for long. :ninja:

Twinsmama
02-18-2010, 03:04 PM
Time to burn the house down and start over. :scared0015:


:laugh: I agree I don't think I could ever fall asleep again thinking they may come crawling out. you know even an exterminator would miss at least one!:laugh:

atomdanger
02-18-2010, 05:46 PM
All of those makes me appreciate the northwest even more.
Western Washington literally has nothing poisonous.

Other side of the Cascade Mountains (Eastern Washington) has some,
but this side of the mountains is just too cold and wet, thankfully.
Bears, and Cougars, sure.... but I can handle that.

J.B.
02-18-2010, 07:18 PM
All of those makes me appreciate the northwest even more.
Western Washington literally has nothing poisonous.

Other side of the Cascade Mountains (Eastern Washington) has some,
but this side of the mountains is just too cold and wet, thankfully.
Bears, and Cougars, sure.... but I can handle that.

AZ has a lot of cougars in it's mountainous and desert regions, and even some Bears up north in the higher elevations. About a year ago, a cougar wandered into a bar in a mountain town named Cottonwood and started attacking patrons.

What's also funny is I was reading more about those Hunstman spiders in Australia, and it says that while their bite is actually more painful than it is harmful to humans, the spiders are actually known to cause LOTS of car accidents because they like to get in cars and then they scare the crap out of people.... :laugh:

Llamafighter
02-18-2010, 07:40 PM
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atomdanger
02-19-2010, 12:08 AM
AZ has a lot of cougars in it's mountainous and desert regions, and even some Bears up north in the higher elevations. About a year ago, a cougar wandered into a bar in a mountain town named Cottonwood and started attacking patrons.

What's also funny is I was reading more about those Hunstman spiders in Australia, and it says that while their bite is actually more painful than it is harmful to humans, the spiders are actually known to cause LOTS of car accidents because they like to get in cars and then they scare the crap out of people.... :laugh:

haha holy crap if one of those were in the car I would probably die.

Yeah, we have a lot of cougars and bear, mostly black bear, but there are still grizzly here also.
I typically see 10 - 15 cougar in a summer.
Maybe 20 - 30 bear.

philips4
02-19-2010, 03:43 AM
All of those makes me appreciate the northwest even more.
Western Washington literally has nothing poisonous.

Other side of the Cascade Mountains (Eastern Washington) has some,
but this side of the mountains is just too cold and wet, thankfully.
Bears, and Cougars, sure.... but I can handle that.

Seriously, I'm so freaked out by those spider pictures, I am so scared of them! :scared0011: I looked at it last night and couldn't finish because it was freaking me out so bad! Talk about nightmares! I agree about WA, I'm from Eastern Washington and lived in Western...nothin! Cougars and bear yeah, but pfft....they wouldn't come in your house and make a web in the corner, and then rip you apart piece by piece while you sleep! Okay, maybe that is a little far fetched but you never know! YUCK! I live in CA now, hardly any bugs and I love it! Coyotes always eat my pets (3 so far) and cougars wonder around but no spiders! Ewwwwww, just ewwwwwwww

Neezar
02-19-2010, 05:13 AM
damn you


:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 08:29 PM
That would definitely startle the crap out of me, but if I really stumbled on this I would HAVE to catch that sucker. :)

Tell me something...Do the larger Archnids have more then one Egg Sac per Lifespan??

The fatal flaw in that picture is the fact the Mother is still there...I thought that the Mother lays the sac and then she dies, and the next spring the sac bursts open. She seems to be still there, I wonder if some of the Bigger spiders because they can live for many years, actually have nests regularly??

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 08:32 PM
Time to burn the house down and start over. :scared0015:

Actually, that photo makes me want to buy several cans of Raid and keep them readily available.... just in case.

You had an evil looking Jumping Spider living right outside your place in 2007...I know, because I was reading and listening to music on that picnick table outside of your house, when the creature fell out of the tree, and scuttled across and then onto the underside of the table.

I told you about it at the time...and you just said "well did it look dangerous?? then leave it alone!" :laugh:

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 08:36 PM
Is that a huntsman spider?

Yes I believe so...It not a Tarantular, its not a Jumping, its not a funnel..so my next guess would be some form of Huntsman. its lack of hair, the fact the legs go out to the side, not in the round...I cant tell the shape of the bell which would be elongated in a Huntman though...the problem is, it could be a Spider during a molt, they look completely different when they molt, they also can change colour with age...I caught a Baboon Tar not so long ago...Beautiful specimen...so nice it got sold to a collector...BUT it was young and had just had its first molt...so it was drab looking rather then red and orange! :) I know a little about Spiders because of my job. I'm the pest person on Produce :ninja:

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 08:45 PM
Green Lynx Spider
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Spiders/Lynx/GreenLynxSpiderHeadOn.jpg


ohhh he's Beautiful!!! absolutely adorable...is he venomous???
Funnel Web Spider
http://www.spiderzrule.com/spiderphotos04/funnelweb1.JPG


I detest Funnels

Arizona Blond Tarantula
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/SNAFUinTX/Aflagstaff03-1.jpg

I suspect these are a prime example for a colour change...I bet they molt out that colouring every once in a while...during which time they wont look anywhere near so colourfulLast, but certainly not least...the Black Widow
http://pestcontroladvantage.com/images/black%20widow%203.jpg


Caught one of those at work also :laugh:


:laugh:

J.B.
02-19-2010, 09:37 PM
Tell me something...Do the larger Archnids have more then one Egg Sac per Lifespan??

The fatal flaw in that picture is the fact the Mother is still there...I thought that the Mother lays the sac and then she dies, and the next spring the sac bursts open. She seems to be still there, I wonder if some of the Bigger spiders because they can live for many years, actually have nests regularly??

I believe that many do, but I am not entirely certain about the specifics of that. However, I do know it is common for the female spiders, especially Tarantuals, to stay with the sac and defend the nest for many weeks, this is the period when the females are most aggressive.

Although, I will admit, I am not completely convinced that the picture is legit just because of "where" I found the picture online, and the big giveaway in my opinion is how large the shadow is coming off the "momma". That looks like a photoshop drop-shadow effect to me.

J.B.
02-19-2010, 09:45 PM
ohhh he's Beautiful!!! absolutely adorable...is he venomous???

No. The Green Lynx is completely harmless.


I suspect these are a prime example for a colour change...I bet they molt out that colouring every once in a while...during which time they wont look anywhere near so colourful

Tarantulas DO in fact moult, however these specific Tarantulas are mostly found in Arizona, and the sunlight down here is one of the factors that causes their hair to become so light do to exposure to the sun.

Caught one of those at work also :laugh:

Careful with those bro!

Black Widow's pack a nasty bite and the anti-venom can only be administered in severe cases. I have actually heard that once you get the antivenom shot, you can't get it again because it's dangerous and it won't help anyway. So, if you get bit a second time, you either live or die...:ninja:

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 09:58 PM
No. The Green Lynx is completely harmless.

I thought so, when I saw it...It didnt look scary...it looks...beautiful!! There is no reason for something like that, I swear, a large part of creation is GOD simply playing for his own enjoyment. I bet he beams when he sees one of them, because they look...riddiculous :laugh:

Tarantulas DO in fact moult, however these specific Tarantulas are mostly found in Arizona, and the sunlight down here is one of the factors that causes their hair to become so light do to exposure to the sun.

Right, I know most tarantulas molt, but I didnt realize the sun effects their colours...

Careful with those bro!

Black Widow's pack a nasty bite and the anti-venom can only be administered in severe cases. I have actually heard that once you get the antivenom shot, you can't get it again because it's dangerous and it won't help anyway. So, if you get bit a second time, you either live or die...:ninja:
Well it was an accident, I was checking in the oranges, and I saw this strange creature, verrra small, it came out from under an orange and crawled up the side of the box...it was so small, that I nearly let it go thinking it was just a normal spider...but something about the way it moved was foreign, it was almost shiny...it didnt have a red hour glass because it was only a baby but it did have a whitish band around the bell...so I blew on it...and it rearerd I couldnt believe what I was seeing...because British Spiders do not rear, they freeze and scrunch up, then leg it...this thing reared up waving its front legs in the air...and I thought...I've got an immigrant here :ninja:

It was only afterwards they told me it was a Widow of some kind :blink:

J.B.
02-19-2010, 10:09 PM
Well it was an accident, I was checking in the oranges, and I saw this strange creature, verrra small, it came out from under an orange and crawled up the side of the box...it was so small, that I nearly let it go thinking it was just a normal spider...but something about the way it moved was foreign, it was almost shiny...it didnt have a red hour glass because it was only a baby but it did have a whitish band around the bell...so I blew on it...and it rearerd I couldnt believe what I was seeing...because British Spiders do not rear, they freeze and scrunch up, then leg it...this thing reared up waving its front legs in the air...and I thought...I've got an immigrant here :ninja:

It was only afterwards they told me it was a Widow of some kind :blink:

Hmmm...not sure if it was the same Widow species that we have here in AZ, but none the less, most Widow species are fairly venomous. There is a type of European Black Widow, so it could have possibly been that species.

Finding them in the oranges is no surprise though. It's very common for spiders to end up in shipments of fruit, and we have orange groves all over AZ where they are common.

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 10:18 PM
Hmmm...not sure if it was the same Widow species that we have here in AZ, but none the less, most Widow species are fairly venomous. There is a type of European Black Widow, so it could have possibly been that species.

Finding them in the oranges is no surprise though. It's very common for spiders to end up in shipments of fruit, and we have orange groves all over AZ where they are common.

The shipment came from South Africa :ninja:

There is a type of European Widow found in England, its grey though and its called the False Widow, because its like the Widow, but not. Its bite it reasonably harmless...but not pleasent...they have moved in because of climate change, we've not had the cold winters, and the summers have been more moist, so they survived when they appeared on the south coast from the mainland, last records showed they had reached the outter boroughs of south london...but then this year we had a cold winter...probably killed the whole lot of them :happydancing:

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 10:20 PM
Grapes and Bananas are the worst for these things though! particlarly when places like Brazil are in "spider season" :laugh:

J.B.
02-19-2010, 11:52 PM
The shipment came from South Africa :ninja

Another breeding ground for venomous critters! :laugh:

Grapes and Bananas are the worst for these things though! particlarly when places like Brazil are in "spider season" :laugh:

Yup!

Another common spider in the USA is the "banana spider" that is commonly found in shipments of bananas, and people usually make the mistake of calling small yellow house spiders "banana spiders".

Tyburn
02-19-2010, 11:57 PM
Another breeding ground for venomous critters! :laugh:



Yup!

Another common spider in the USA is the "banana spider" that is commonly found in shipments of bananas, and people usually make the mistake of calling small yellow house spiders "banana spiders".

I HATE Banana Spiders :ninja:

J.B.
02-20-2010, 12:10 AM
I HATE Banana Spiders :ninja:

You shouldn't hate any spider! :)

Your sig is funny btw :wink:

Tyburn
02-20-2010, 12:27 PM
You shouldn't hate any spider! :)

Your sig is funny btw :wink:

:laugh: I forgot to send it to him in time to make the tribute video...but never mind :laugh:

Jimmy Mack
03-06-2010, 04:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post
ohhh he's Beautiful!!! absolutely adorable...is he venomous???
No. The Green Lynx is completely harmless.

actually, all spiders are venomous, it is how they kill their prey, only a few of them can kill a human with their venom. I studied insects and worked in the pest control field for many years.

Jimmy Mack
03-06-2010, 04:12 PM
[QUOTE=Jimmy Mack;103509]Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post
ohhh he's Beautiful!!! absolutely adorable...is he venomous???
No. The Green Lynx is completely harmless.

actually, all spiders are venomous, it is how they kill their prey, only a few of them can kill a human with their venom. I studied insects and worked in the pest control field for many years.

Tyburn
03-06-2010, 04:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post
ohhh he's Beautiful!!! absolutely adorable...is he venomous???
No. The Green Lynx is completely harmless.

actually, all spiders are venomous, it is how they kill their prey, only a few of them can kill a human with their venom. I studied insects and worked in the pest control field for many years.

Yes, well obviously, otherwise they wouldnt be able to eat would they...I meant Venomous as in, firstly that their fangs can actually penetrate human flesh deep enough to have any effect, and secondly that if they can, the venom would be poisenous enough to have an effect on the human.:)