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Posted: 10/27/2004 8:45:37 PM EDT
Since I know you've all seen the photos, I thought I'd post my own of the juvenile I caught last night. His legs will get quite a bit longer. He's currently about 1 1/2" long.


Still loving my middle eastern vacation!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:46:59 PM EDT
Oh boy, this is going to be the new blackwidow thread!

I will be the first to say it.

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:47:06 PM EDT
well, that's ONE thing that's uglier than feinswine
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:48:21 PM EDT
That is one ugly creature, my 13's will take those out without a problem.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:55:56 PM EDT
One ugly mother f@cker! Looks like it belongs in "Star Trek"
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:59:54 PM EDT
There was an article about them in the National Geographic a few months back. As you can probably see, those mandibles HURT.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:00:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:04:20 PM EDT
As an entomologist, I'd like to point out that they're called sun spiders or wind scorpions. Camel spiders are not their proper name. Just like people insist on calling pill bugs rolly-pollies. I'm not being anal, just making an FYI.

I had a friend who kept one as a pet. It ate scorpions almost exclusively. Lucky he lives in west Texas where scorpions are more numerous than holy sites in the middle east.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:05:28 PM EDT
Anything that eats scorpions as its main food is bad-ass, by definition.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:10:31 PM EDT
kill it now, please for the love of all mankind, weapon of mass destruction it is
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:13:09 PM EDT
This is the one that scares the piss out of me.

Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:37:03 AM EDT
Here's a couple that a buddy in Afganastan sent me....

Awwwww Cute little thing !!


All I can say about this one is AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!

Link Posted: 10/28/2004 1:14:58 AM EDT
Are they poisonious?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 1:32:41 AM EDT
no there not venomous, my brother had one as a pet while he was over there, he said they won't hurt you, but 5 of em chaseing you to stay in your shadow will scare the piss out of you
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 1:38:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 1:38:42 AM EDT by r1tual]



Thats a big ugly spider.
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