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New Species of Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka - (The size of your face)

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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty

Dude! NO. That is all kinds of very wrong.

And I'm scratching Oz from my travel bucket list now, thx.




posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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reply to post by Nyiah
 


Sorry, Sulaw & Nyiah, I wasn't going to reply. I was afraid I would take the thread off topic, but I now see I have to calm some fears so no worries like Sulaw said, you could always......




posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:23 AM
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Yes!!!!
I see we are on the same wave length~ Hillarious~

If there was a Spider Invasion....... That picture would perfectly represent how I would respond






posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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Camel spiders also measure up to 8 inches, but some say they've seen bigger ones out there. I think I'd take the tarantula over the camel spider. There's something creepier about the camel spider.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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reply to post by 2manyquestions
 


Camel spiders are one of the main reasons that I have such a phobia of spiders. I served in Saudi in the 90's and saw several. Not only are the freaking huge and scary, but they are also pretty damn fast. Had a lot of nightmares about them when I got back...HATE them!!!

Found a pic here:



photo.accuweather.com...

Peace



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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Arachnids are amazing. Without them - we would be overrun by truly obnoxious pest insects.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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I have a huge phobia of spiders. I was so proud of myself one day, because, a friend of mine had a tarantula as a pet and I touched it. I then touched my face and it broke out in a rash.

Psychosomatic? Probably.

Will I ever willingly touch one again? Not a chance.

Especially if it is as big as my face..

Side note: I am never going to visit Sri Lanka now. Ever.
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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
 


Is that actually real in Australia?
I almost pissed my pants dude.. The Dude does not abide!


On a side note, the article DID say they have some more species up their sleeves.. If they are dog sized, I am moving into a padded cell with no windows or cracks in the wall. Shudders
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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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As great as it is that there was a new species found I can't help but ask myself...why..why..why must I always click on these pics, haha.

Spiders are cool as long as I don't see them at all at least not in my house....ever.

I do let them live in my veggie garden though, I just try to pretend that I don't see them, they help keep my roses rosey and they keep those nats at bay on my veggies.

Wonder what species will be found next.
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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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reply to post by RooskiZombi
 


These guys look like Wolf Spiders on steroids....



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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The Spiders here aren't that big
They are just nasty little critters if you happen to get bitten by certain species.

Mouse Spider



Funnel Web - 2nd venomous in the world

I have heard that when they are sprayed with fly spray, they dont die, they get really pissed off




White Tail

Flesh eating venom though I'm sure this hasn't been 100% proven




posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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how do you know how big my face is?



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 10:55 PM
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reply to post by daryllyn
 


Darillyn, you weren't psychosomatic. Some tarantulas, if not all, can "release" their hairs on their rear and cause anything from a slight itch to a bad rash. Some hair just falls off when handled and some spiders can forcefully release their hairs when they are cornered or they become uncomfortable.




Besides the normal "hairs" covering the body, some tarantulas also have a dense covering of irritating hairs called urticating hairs, on the opisthosoma, that they sometimes use as protection against enemies.[11] These hairs are present on New World species but not on specimens from the Old World.


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:01 PM
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reply to post by NightFlight
 


Yep and thats why when some rodents catch the tarantulas they spin them around in the dirt prior to snacking on them...



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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reply to post by RooskiZombi
 


Thanks to the local villager for showing us this.

Poor guy doesn't even get named.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:54 PM
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reply to post by DarknStormy
 


Here, I fixed the pictures for you






That new spider is really cool, by the way



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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reply to post by Casandra
 


Absolute gold



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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i laughed when i saw your title, i could almost hear the fear (the size of your face)



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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Ugh.... Do Not Want!!



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:23 AM
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reply to post by lasertaglover
 

Wow, they look creepy as hell, I think I'd have nightmares too!
I freak out at the standard household ones, never mind these huge things.






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