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definitely there must be bigger spiders out there...
Originally posted by gossipnancy
largest confirmed to the public is 12 inches long 8 wide. Enough venom to kill anything it bites. Im guessing much bigger are out their.
Originally posted by skitzspiricy
Why do i do this to myself!!
Everytime there is a thread on Spiders, i click on it and look through the pics and vids, and give myself nightmares for a week
I'm so glad i live in the UK.
Although to an arachnophobe like me, even smallish spiders turn me white as a sheet.
This time of year the Garden Spiders are out in force. I swear they are getting bigger each year. The one in my friends garden has the fattest body (almost the size of a 10 pence coin) with stubby little legs. I always manage to find myself walking through one of their webs by accident *shudders*
I feel all itchy now *goes and takes a shower*
edit on 3-10-2011 by skitzspiricy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by blocula
if all spiders were 2 or 3 feet across in size. i don't think that humans would have been able to evolve to the point we are at right now, if at all... spiders at those sizes would be really, really fast and they are ambush predators...
here's the biggest known spider > en.wikipedia.org...
i don't know?...the less oxygen levels of today, have'nt shrunk down the elephants or whales,or rhinos much.their still almost the same size as they always were...why would spiders be any different?
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
I think the only thing that limits size is oxygen conversion. I'm not sure anyone's found out the what our present day levels of oxygen requires of their Book Lungs?
Originally posted by k0mbination
reply to post by blocula
Huntsman are actually great to have around the house, seems crazy I know but these guys are brilliant at getting the other buggers. plus they are perfect house guests, although they can be a bit nuts sometimes, and they look well... like a nightmare come true. BUT you don't die from one of they're bites, just hurts like hell, it's those little ones with the red back you have to watch out for, or the other one with the white stripe, now they're just plain nasty
Originally posted by blocula
giant spiders could easily hide/live underground in deep holes,caverns and caves.mostly coming out at night to ambush and devour their unsuspecting prey...
can't think of anything more horrible that to have,without warning,a 3 or 4 foot wide spider very quickly leap on you,knock you over and violently with force, slash it's 3 inch fangs into your body,injecting you with a 1/2 pint of venom and then rapidly spin you around within its web,then eat you and you would be able to hear the audible sounds that it would be making the whole time...a living nightmare...and they have been seen that big before,many times..edit on 3-10-2011 by blocula because: (no reason given)