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Old 04-15-2004, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Camel spiders!

I'm not particularly fond of spiders, especially the ones that can kill you (literally) that are found in Australia, but I'm no arachnophobe.

Having said that, these feckers give me the willies

http://www.gophergas.com/funstuff/camelspider.htm


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Old 04-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw this a short while back. An interesting disclaimer: those spiders aren't NEARLY as big as that first picture makes them look. They are about as big as a stick of deodorant. Still scary though. They can haul ass.
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

Those things scare the shit out of me, and I'm 10,000 miles from anywhere they may be.

*shivers*
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya, saw that pic in the "insenct" thread...omfg, is all I can say.....
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think they're kinda cool. Now that I know they're not venemous, I'll prolly get the courage to pet one (if for some God forsaken reason I ever end up in Iraq)
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just another creature on earth. Nothing too special about it.
No, but they're ugly and they're creepy...

LOL

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Old 04-15-2004, 09:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm gonna be scared for a week now, thanks a lot.

BTW, there are spiders in the USA that can kill you too. Black Widows.
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I dont understand why people say its this uber venomous, 25mph runnin, screeching, eat your guts out horror? BTW where are those Black Widows?

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Old 04-15-2004, 10:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Probably in your house and your yard right now.

Don't worry, the odds of being killed by one are less than winning the lottery (as in a handful per year, those killed are either the very young or elderly.) Hell you probably won't even see one unless you're an eagle eye.

http://www.desertusa.com/july97/du_bwindow.html
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Old 04-15-2004, 10:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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that looks more like a freeking alien!

I'm so glad that I live in a Spider-free zone
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Old 04-15-2004, 10:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I saw a Black Widow in my garage last year..damn I was so freaked I killed it right away. Immediately after that, I regreted not putting it in a jar and umm....do what little stupid curious kids do......
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Old 04-15-2004, 10:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ok, i will admit a few things here,

one. i don't like spiders.
two. i kill spiders if i find them in my house or encroaching on my doorstep.
three. i would't mind owning a tarantula, I've held them twice and it didn't bother me.
four. I do what little stupid curious kids do. i once trapped a rather sizeable spider in a glass jar, slid a piece of paper under neath, lit the paper on fire, and watched the spider have a massive panic about its' impending doom.
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Old 04-15-2004, 10:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I see black widows all the time. We got a ton in my parent's backyard. They love the valley of CA.
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Old 04-15-2004, 11:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i wouldn't want to be anywhwere near a solifugae, they prefer to hunt at night (their venom is anaesthetic so they like to feast on the flesh of sleeping mammals), but they are very territorial and those 4-way mandibles can produce a pretty powerful bite.

where's my raid, i'm not sleeping without it tonight...
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Old 04-15-2004, 11:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I felt physically sick in my stomach looking at that.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I would like to get one to scare my nieces lol.
I kill spider's but only if they are in the house.
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Old 04-16-2004, 01:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I also don't like spiders, but only if they are in my space. Outta sight, outta mind...

However, I rarely ever kill any bugs, except mosquitos because those f*ckers exist only to piss me off and I don't think they'll ever be in danger of extinction.
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:16 AM   #20 (permalink)
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If I ever saw a spider like that I would probably start shrieking like a little girl.
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Now that was interesting, especially the video. I have Wolf spiders in my shop that get a little bigger than a silver dollar and they are agressive but I haven't seen one take on any of the scorpions or centipedes wandering around the place.

I also get large Black Widows in the shop. They are kind of beautiful in their own way.

Other than my occasional killing sprees, we all sort of just respect each others space.
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Can we get something strait.
Camel spiders are NOT spiders.
They are Solfugids.
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:44 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow, just another reason to hate bugs and to be scared of sleeping in my own bed tonight...!
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:47 AM   #24 (permalink)
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my kindergarten teacher got bit by a black widow and almost died. she was asleep when she got bit and her husband tried to wake her up in the morning and she didn't. emergency room and all that good stuff. we had a substitute for about a month and a half.
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:52 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I saw this a couple of days ago. Damn they look so HUGE! It's a good thing that the angle makes them look bigger, because those things looked like the kind of spider who would crawl up your leg and bite you in the face... eek.
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Old 04-16-2004, 06:22 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Other than my occasional killing sprees, we all sort of just respect each others space.
When I'm grown up, I want to be a rockogre.
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:10 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Spiders freak me out in general. These things just are over the top for me.
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:43 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Between hairless ape and non-poisonous Solfugid, if I had to choose the lesser of evils, the Solfugid is the obvious choice.
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:20 AM   #29 (permalink)
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*SCREAM*

Actually, they look scary, but are merely only a bit annoying when they perch on your shoulder and beg you for a bite of the pizza you are eating.
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #30 (permalink)
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That's nuthin......
I see huge spiders all the time where I live. I witnessed a black widow (huge one) take down a preying mantis on the first day I moved up here. It was beautiful to watch the battle between the two of them. We also have Brown Recluse spiders here which are much worse than the black widow.
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:37 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I saw that pic last week on snopes. I cant even stand little spiders....


My dad thought my mom was playing a trick on him once with a tarantula. We walked in the garage and it was just sitting there, he said haha, 'cause she was teasing about spiders b4, and he went over and picked it up....damn its hard to finish this....he totally freaked out. Spiders give me the willies.
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Old 04-16-2004, 09:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My wife is definitely anti-spider. I'm the designated spider killer of the household.

When I was going through some military training in Florida, I noticed almost all of the "nasty bugs" (spiders, roaches, etc) were so much bigger than I was used to seeing in Virginia.
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Old 04-16-2004, 10:45 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I see black widows all the time. We got a ton in my parent's backyard. They love the valley of CA.
How could you stand going to an area where you know
TONS of BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS live all the time?!?!?!

If I even ever saw one, even remotely close to my house, let
alone inside of it, I'd move as far into Northeastern Canada as
I possibly could.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:29 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm so glad that I live in a Spider-free zone
Can I come live with you Nancy? Friggin things are all over the place down here.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:44 PM   #35 (permalink)
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http://snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

Those things scare the shit out of me, and I'm 10,000 miles from anywhere they may be.

*shivers*
They have camel spiders in AZ although I've never seen one.

Black Widows are scary, but they leave you alone if you leave them alone.
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Old 04-16-2004, 01:14 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I love spiders.
What's a Solifugids?
"Solifugids are a relative of spiders and are sometimes referred to as sun spiders, wind spiders and wind scorpions. They have 4 powerful chewing fangs, they lack venom but some species will regurgitate digestive fluid on their prey, the 2 front arms have suction cups witch are used to help them climb and to pull themselves or there prey into there fangs in the same fashion as a squid or octopus grabing prey with there tentacles, some of the larger species of solifugids feed on lizards, small birds, frogs and rodents but most feed on insects, they have 2 eyes and the daytime hunters have better eyesight than the nocternal ones. "
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:19 PM   #37 (permalink)
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No, but they're ugly and they're creepy...

LOL

That's half the "fun"...


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Yes they are ugly, and they are creepy. But they keep the scorpian population in check. Ever animal has its use on this world. (Except those really dumb ones that dersive to die)
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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At least they don't make your penis explode.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:31 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm very rarely bothered by insects of things at all like them, but those Camel Spiders...*shudder*.
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