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Old 08-14-2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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That time of year out here. Thought I'd share and give a size reference.



No, I did NOT hit it with the swatter. Tarantula's are cool!

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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I agree. Do you also have black lights around the house for another summer critter?

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Old 08-15-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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I agree. Do you also have black lights around the house for another summer critter?

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I've never lived in the desert can you explain the blacklight comment?

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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the black lights are for the small clear/flourescent scorpions that are very difficult if not impossible to see without black light...nasty little critters--one of the very few things I don't miss about living in AZ. Everyone loves the tarantulas out there though because they eat the scorpions.

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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Interesting, I lived in Tucson for two years and never saw a tarantula in the wild. Lots of scorpions, though. What part of the valley? I was on the southwest side near Mission Ridge.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #6
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I was just down in Tucson last weekend visiting my girlfriends parents. I saw 2 taranchula's, a couple of coyotes, and a pack of havelinas. Not to mention one of the worst monsoon microstorms that I have ever seen
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:24 PM   #7
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I lived at the end of 43rd Ave at South Mountain. When the sun went down the black lights went on.

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Old 08-15-2007, 01:33 PM   #8
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I lived on the Northwest side of Tucson in the unincorporated part of the city for about 6 years when I was in elementary school...we saw more scorpions than tarantulas, but when we did see tarantulas it was usually around monsoon season

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #9
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NW side here. 1st house in this area scorpions were a problem. It was a new subdivision, track housing setup. This house (acre property) nothing or rarely. Every once in a while I'll break out the blacklight and walk around in/out but I never see one. But if I go out this time of year at night with a spot I'll see a dozen trantulas running around. And, that's why I have no scorpion problem I presume.

anthrobe - its been insane around here with the storms. Had another last night and I lost power for 4 hours which is the 3rd time this summer now. They keep breaking all my sh!t in the yard.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:25 PM   #10
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that is crazy for I have not been really getting any crazy rain at my house in Phoenix.
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