reply to post by getreadyalready
That is one ugly bug! I think Bear Grylls killed and ate one of those in a cave.
Couldn't find the clip so here's one of him eating a camel spider for good measure.
Originally posted by 27jd
reply to post by Big Raging Loner
As somebody else has said, there's alot of myths about camel spiders (sun spiders in the USA).
Originally posted by Tribble
So my point is if they could evolve to that size in an average wooded area in California, I think the Congo could produce larger ones
Originally posted by d60944
Not least is the fact that camel spiders are not spiders:
Golf Ball? I have seen wolf spiders larger than a sheet of paper! On the St. Mark's trail that leads from Tallahassee down to the coast at St. Marks, these things make webs 40 feet across! They build their webs about 20 feet up in the pine trees so that they miss the bicycles and joggers. From the ground they appear bigger than a hand, but when they occasionally drop and are on the ground in front of you, they are actually much BIGGER!
When a spider that is almost a 6-8 inches across, jumps out of a tree from 30 feet up, and does push ups in front of you to intimidate, it creates a prehistoric irrational fear and makes a 200lb well conditioned grown man jump and squeal like a little girl, trust me!!!