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Old 01-28-2013, 02:15 AM   #11
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When I was in the Middle East we had to deal with some large camel spiders.

http://www.camelspiders.net/large-ca...er-picture.htm

Yea... I'm not a big fan of spiders.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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I don't mind spiders, but if they're big enough to have to use a handgun to kill them, then yeah, no thanks...

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:00 AM   #13
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That's pretty awesome. My first one was a Grammatosa Rosea. Her name was Rose. I still have her too . They do some really peculiar things.

All right. You got some 'splainin to do....Peculiar HOW??
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:08 AM   #14
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We have a lot of really pretty garden spiders here.

Like this, the banana spider:



And this, the orb weaver:


My favorites, and the most rare, are our red widows. When we first moved here, I had a female red widow sitting on a few egg sacs on my garbage can. I knew they were just as toxic as black widows but I had no idea they were endangered in our area. Sadly, I hit it with wasp spray. I really wish I hadn't done that now. It was well over 12 years ago now so the statute of limitations is long gone on endangered bug death, but i've yet to see another one in our area. Makes me sad to think about it.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:12 AM   #15
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When I was in the Middle East we had to deal with some large camel spiders.

http://www.camelspiders.net/large-ca...er-picture.htm

Yea... I'm not a big fan of spiders.
Pfft. Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp
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I had a Chilean Rose Hair named Pandora for around 12 years. She was the best pet.

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We have a lot of really pretty garden spiders here.

Like this, the banana spider:

And this, the orb weaver:

My favorites, and the most rare, are our red widows. When we first moved here, I had a female red widow sitting on a few egg sacs on my garbage can. I knew they were just as toxic as black widows but I had no idea they were endangered in our area. Sadly, I hit it with wasp spray. I really wish I hadn't done that now. It was well over 12 years ago now so the statute of limitations is long gone on endangered bug death, but i've yet to see another one in our area. Makes me sad to think about it.
Here's one of our pretty garden spiders..

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keep around 30 at this time, not includeing a communal tank of H. incei I long lost count of how many in this tank

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All right. You got some 'splainin to do....Peculiar HOW??
Well when they eat they do a really weird dance, they spin in a circle and lay down silk and then put the food in middle of that silk and sit and eat for hours. The way that they rub their legs in their spinnerets and then rub up and down their abdomen to clean themselves. How they molt and do some crazy acrobatics. Those are only a few of the many peculiar happenin's.
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I had a Chilean Rose Hair named Pandora for around 12 years. She was the best pet.
Aren't they? So interesting and patient. Very, very easy to take care of and keep alive and happy.
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