posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 09:51 PM
a reply to: Grimpachi
Unless the hand in that picture is incredibly small, the picture would have you believe that the thickest portion of the spiders legs are as thick as
your fingers, a single fang as thick as your thumb, it's abdomen the size of an apple, etc.
Like I said I'm well acquainted with the species - have held an adult female in my hands, have seen many videos/pictures of what are considered very
large specimens, and not one has come anywhere near close the proportions in that picture.
When they measure the legspan of these things, it's generally on a dead specimen and by completely outstretching the legs so that there is no bending
as in the picture.
While I won't discount the legitimacy of picture 100%, I just think it's incredibly unlikely for it to be legit - my guess is either the hand or the
spider has been scaled down/up to make it just that little bit more impressive. Again it's the ONLY picture/video on the internet I can find that
depicts a T. blondi of that size. Surely in this day and age there would be many more if legit.