I can handle spiders.. even fast ugly ones.. but spiders that JUMP .. I hate those.. I've never seen a spider that large that also jumps but I've
seen some smaller ones and they are agile things.. we have wolf spiders where I live, they are fast, ugly and can hop .. but typically aren't
aggressive unless you screw with them..
We also have the brown recluse which is a tiny little guy but he will ruin your day if he gets a bite..
Originally posted by niceguybob
Anybody that lives in Southern California knows Highway 2, which is called the Angeles Crest Highway. This road runs from Azusa to Pasadena and beyond
along the ridge/rim of the mountains in So. Cal.
It's a nice pretty road, with many panoramic views over both sides of the ridges. (A LOT of JPL employees prefer this road to freeway 210 heading to
I have SEEN the Tarantulas when they are hatched on that road with my own eyes. They are EVERYWHERE!!!
When you drive over them with your car, your first reaction is to drive fast,until you hear them crunch.
Then you drive slow. Then it's a slow crunch.
You can't win. It is REALLY surreal. Tarantulas EVERYWHERE.
Yeah, their harmless. But fricking scarey.
I've only seen it once with my own eyes, but there are a bunch of people that actually go up there to watch the tarantula run.
I have seen it there as well as several stretches of Arizona Highway...It's really hard to process, sad and fascinating. I was driving I-5
(California) one night while they were irrigating the fields and my friend asked "what's that on the road?" It looked like leaves in the fall...it
wasn't. It was thousands of field mice crossing the freeway...I'll let your imagination fill in the blanks.
I hate spiders and scorpions and damn I would hate to see a funnelweb coming at me. Luckily we dont have them here. The worst that we have are Black
Widows and Brown Recluses.
Ive been bitten once by a Recluse and stung twice by a scorpion, the scorpion was far more painful but the Recluse "wound" was far worse and lasted
Btw, your second image doesnt work for me, says Forbidden.
As i said only one is known to be harmful, it is an Old-World Tarantula, not a New-World Tarantula, genus Haplopelma, the Chinese Bird Spider.
The Chinese bird spider is a rather aggressive species, one that will not hesitate to bite humans if disturbed. Its venom is the subject of much
toxicology research, and while the effects of this spider's bite on man are not well documented, it is frequently lethal in small doses to laboratory
animals such as mice and rats. As a result, it is generally regarded as a highly venomous specimen. The venom itself is a rather complex neurotoxin,
containing numerous compounds capable of blocking neurotransmitters.
They need to kill them. Its very plain and simple. We rescue and put outside all insects, however, this is a dangerous creature and the government
and its workers are paid a very good salary to serve and protect. I'm surprised the eradication team with whatever tech needed wasn't already
destroying these and their nests.
For some reason I see Rockefeller and his love for spiders stamped all over this piece of work. This is what I've heard they are doing underground,
amongst many other things.
When he and his family/clan went to India, prior to Fukushima, has anyone found an article about them returning yet.
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Originally posted by SoulVisions
This is the spider that swarmed the town.
Ok there is no way that spider in the picture was the species responsible.. My guess is it's just an image they used...
That spider in the picture is a Chilean Rose Hair (Grammostola rosea), a totally non aggressive species from south America... I happen to have two of
those in my home I keep as pets and handle them often.
HOWEVER, I did find a short video
If the spiders in question were the ones in the video they appear to be from the genus haplopelma.. They are a genus of aggressive old world
tarantulas (aka Asia, even though African spiders are also considered old world)..
Now as an Entomologist I personally believe I am more qualified to speak on this issue and I intend to be informative and not spread sensationalist
India is host to many many varieties of old world spiders.. None of which are potentially deadly (although a bite from many of them will make you wish
you were never born). Also.. old world spiders (save for Poecilotheria Regalis which will live in groups, also not the culprit as they are tree
spiders) are generally solitary creatures..
Spiders from the genus haplopelma are also extremely aggressive which would explain some of what occurred however they do not migrate, nor swarm. They
are actually quite cannibalistic and as I said before are solitary creatures...
I am more apt to agree with the person in the video that the deaths were probably the result of the extreme treatment being administered rather than
from the venom itself. In fact there are really not that many truly deadly spiders on earth especially when it comes to Tarantulas..
Furthermore, I personally believe this swarming was the result of external stimuli driving usually solitary spiders out of their habitat and into the
This has been seen many times and has resulted from different things... Namely flooding, Earthquakes, Disease, Lack of food supply, sudden influx of
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I have to say that if I was attending a religious festival that was suddenly overcome with biting spiders, I might have to rethink my spirituality a
I wonder if God was in on this? Pagan religions ARE controlled by Satan. If God can speak through a donkey, making spiders jump ought to be a piece of
"all false worship is at heart demonic; behind every false religion
is the work of demons who, on the one hand, deceive individuals as to
the true worship, and, on the other hand, seek to satisfy the spiritual need
of man with variations of false worship; demons are always opposed
to the Truth" LINK
Satan's most effective method of seducing men and women to yield to his control over them is via a religious system.
"ALL pagan religions are controlled by Satan! The elite created religion as a tool for control with a hidden agenda that aims to blind and
misguide you away from the truth."
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