Reports about the size of Birgus latro vary, but most references give a body length of up to 40 cm (16 in), a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb), and a leg span of more than 0.91 m (3.0 ft), with males generally being larger than females. There have been reports in the literature of specimens measuring 6 feet (1.8 m) across the thorax and weighing 30 pounds (14 kg). They can live more than 30 years .
Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
reply to post by Evisscerator
I had wondered about the gravitational forces acting on the Earth myself, it is easy to forget about the affects of such forces being altered by our position in space.
I have seen some pictures of Camel spider bites they are truly horrible although not often fatal. There have been reports from Iraq War vets of these spiders being able to run alongside APCs doing about 30kph.
Bolt cutter like pincers..... Shudder
Originally posted by dubs2000uk
reply to post by Big Raging Loner
Although those hairs most T's have are their main deffence. They are irritant & they kick them off their abdomen to irrate the eyes, skin & airways.
Saying that I have a King Baboon T which doesnt have hairs, grows to 9", stands on hind legs & hisses when feels threatend.