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Posted: 10/27/2004 7:45:37 PM EST
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.

www.lumberjak.com/docs/camelspider.htm

Still loving my middle eastern vacation!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:46:59 PM EST
Oh boy, this is going to be the new blackwidow thread!

I will be the first to say it.


KILL IT NOW!!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:47:06 PM EST
well, that's ONE thing that's uglier than feinswine
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:48:21 PM EST
That is one ugly creature, my 13's will take those out without a problem.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:55:56 PM EST
One ugly mother f@cker! Looks like it belongs in "Star Trek"
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:59:54 PM EST
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 8:00:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:04:20 PM EST
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 8:05:28 PM EST
Anything that eats scorpions as its main food is bad-ass, by definition.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:10:31 PM EST
kill it now, please for the love of all mankind, weapon of mass destruction it is
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:13:09 PM EST
This is the one that scares the piss out of me.

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 11:37:03 PM EST
Here's a couple that a buddy in Afganastan sent me....

Awwwww Cute little thing !!

http://tinypic.com/enjue

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

http://tinypic.com/enjv6
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:14:58 AM EST
Are they poisonious?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:32:41 AM EST
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 12:38:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 12:38:42 AM EST by r1tual]
OMFG THOSE THINGS EXIST!?

NUKE THEM!

NAPALM THE COUNTRY

Thats a big ugly spider.
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