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posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:42 PM
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Oh my. That picture gave me a shudder. Ewww.

And that spider behind the clock!!!
I hate spiders. I'd probably crap my pants if I saw a spider that big, especially inside.




posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
holy # that's gross... i hope it's a fake... damn!


Jesus Christ! WTF is that thing?



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:49 PM
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That spider behind the clock: Did you take that pic, and if so, were you the couragous soul who removed the clock?



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:51 PM
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My God..that thing is crazy huge...

Damn, I would hate to encounter those things, especially since the thing I only fear (physical things anyways) is some type of huge arachnid thing...wow..thats insane..

Thor: Thanks to you I'm going to have nightmares


-wD



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:54 PM
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Big bugs get me on edge. I hate to kill spiders other big crawlers, I usually catch them, examine them, and let them go outside. I love the webs spiders spin.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by jrod
Big bugs get me on edge. I hate to kill spiders other big crawlers, I usually catch them, examine them, and let them go outside. I love the webs spiders spin.


Hell I dont even touch them. Insects give me the creeps.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 05:04 PM
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I'll touch anything that isn't a spider, an ear wig, or certain caterpillars. And that thing in the picture, whatever it is.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 05:44 PM
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Check out this site for additional information...it's also a useful tool for verifying some wacky claims out there:

www.snopes.com...

"Over the years, I've found Mr. Underhill's credit card to be a useful tool, much like Underhill himself." - Fletch



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 05:44 PM
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Yup guys...thats a camel spider..im in the military, and I just got back from the desert. Those things are crazy, not only are they really that big, but they can run like 30 mph, and they scream at you when they are running. And I wouldnt say that they are harmless either, not that they can kill you, but their venom is a numbing agent, so they can literally be eating you and you wouldnt even feel it...remember, always shake your boots out before you put em on......



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 05:56 PM
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Holy Sweet Mary Mother Of God. Ok, I am outspoken, and pretty much an a-hole on ocasion. I am though, very afraid of spiders for whatever pansy reason I have. Those are freeking spiders. Two of them.


Ok, nevermind...... Did a leg count......


[Edited on 4/7/2004 by Seapeople]



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 06:22 PM
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I can answer the question about the "Clock Spider", as that's what it's called where it came from. Someone on the forum called L.U.E. on Gamefaqs.com, found it and took pictures. Theres actually a third picture of it, but the site I had is gone. Theres no getting to LUE anymore though becuase it is a forum filled with teenagers crap basically, and the owner of Gamefaqs.com restricted anyone from viewing it except those using it at the time. I know all this because I used to view LUE becasue it made me laugh, the general stupididty of the topics were just so funny.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 06:31 PM
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Its two arachnids, not two insects. And they are Solpugids to be specific. One Solpugid is biting the other in the abdomen. People call them "camel spiders," they are really a "Solpugids" - a large non-spider arachnid. The ones in the picture look to be exaggerated in size. It does look like they have ten legs, though two of them are antennae.

www.washington.edu...#

www.washington.edu...

This guy somehow thinks "camel spiders" are wind scorpions, lol.
www.zota.org...

This guy isn't sure of the identify of the types "camel spiders" in the United Arab Emirates.
www.arabianwildlife.com...

There are many "camel spider" myths. So, most of what you will find on the net about them is BS. Just look for Solpugids on google to find out more.

Here is some more good info on them:
ag.arizona.edu...

Solpugids are found just about everywhere.

[Edited on 4-7-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 06:36 PM
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Its also possible that the Solpugids pictured have really grown to that freakish size; or it could just be the cameras perspective, making them look bigger than they really are.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 06:46 PM
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Wow... well they don't look so harmless anymore lol...

*m0rbid makes mental note "Do not play with giant spiders*

Just kidding, usual spiders scare the crap outta me too. Whenever they're larger than a dime...



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 07:00 PM
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haha i remember i know were that spider pic gamer from i think? iethere it was at this website of from unreal tournament 2003 fourm

the origanal pics were MUCH bigger and the spider looked MUCH bigger!



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 07:03 PM
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thor's spider looks to me like a harmless huntsman spider..

I could show you ones bigger than that in my kitchen... I love them cause they are nature's best cockroach exterminators....they hide during the day.. I rarely see them out..... but damn they get huge.

Chris



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 07:18 PM
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Now that's one oversized bedbug!


[Edited on 7-4-2004 by s.o.r.r.y.]



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by OzChris
thor's spider looks to me like a harmless huntsman spider..

I could show you ones bigger than that in my kitchen... I love them cause they are nature's best cockroach exterminators....they hide during the day.. I rarely see them out..... but damn they get huge.

Chris


Its not a huntsman, nor is it a spider. Nevertheless, it is an arachnid. The biggest clue that made me know it was not a spider was that it appears to have ten legs - it only has eight, the other two are antennae. Check my posts above.


[Edited on 4-7-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 08:52 PM
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I wonder which one would win, a centipede (blue) or a solpugid. It would be interesting. I hate centipedes with a passion, if you've ever been bitten by one, you'd understanding. The blue ones are poisonous, and when bitten, you start to trip out, and not the good kind of tripping out.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by IKnowNothing
I wonder which one would win, a centipede (blue) or a solpugid. It would be interesting. I hate centipedes with a passion, if you've ever been bitten by one, you'd understanding. The blue ones are poisonous, and when bitten, you start to trip out, and not the good kind of tripping out.


I suppose it depends on their relative size to one another.



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