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originally posted by: Biigs
a reply to: Ironclad2000
great i googled Golden Orb weaving spider, i think im going to have nightmares about those.
I mean one, get the stick/broom and whack it, but what if theres 50 of them coming at you.
originally posted by: paradisepurple
Paying a visit to the toilets in the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland, I looked up and saw this Huntsman on the beam directly above the cubicle. Far bigger than my hand, I honestly think my heart may have stopped for a second or two…. Had to stop ‘mid-flow’, sprint outside and finish off behind a bush
My sister-in-law, living in Australia for a long time now, was completely unfazed and went back in to get this picture for me, it would have been a cold day in hell before I was willing to go back in there....
I warned a few ladies entering the toilets about the Huntsman and most of them went behind the bush instead
The only living creatures I’m scared of are spiders! I would never kill one though. I've been known to get my fella out of bed to get rid of those big hairy ones which come up the plug-hole in the bath!
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Ah Australia, where everything and it's brother is out to kill you.
How bad do you have to go?
originally posted by: SubTruth
originally posted by: doorhandle
originally posted by: Biigs
what the hell possess people to approach a spider that big?
hit it with a 6 foot stick and nail it.
spiders freak me out i wouldnt be getting that close to any of them.
Or instead of killing a harmless living creature you could try a capture it and put it outside. Do you kill everything that scares you?
Finally somebody who sees things clearly....I am not alone. I will not kill any living thing unless I have to. I will walk around worms after the rain. I will catch and release all bugs that I can inside the house. I was not always this way it seems the older I get the more empathy I have for everything around me. I do live in a place where the bugs are not really dangerous and I think trying to catch a spider in Australia would be a bad idea.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Halfswede
Its not about breathing exactly, higher o2 content leads to larger animals true..its more about hydraulics which really is about pressure, if there is not enough outside pressure to contain the inside pressure you will have a blowout. A spider while simular to a crab isnt a crab, they have no real shell like a crab to contain that pressue. Im not an expert on crabs but they definatly have more musculature for their mobility..big spiders work kind of hydraulicly to some degree. In an evolutionary way the size of animal has mostly come down as a matter of efficiency..alot of work to support a large body and for a spider to grow a crab like shell is not efficient. Nature is efficient.