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Offline Famine

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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2004, 09:29 PM »
Holy ****. I didnt catch that one slide of his finger BUSTED OPEN!

**** spiders. If one ever gets near me ever again, it dies. I already killed one yesterday.

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« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2004, 09:43 PM »
Yeah, much to my suprise while using a urinal at school a little black spider decided to just slide on down. Fearing that it would strike, I aimed for the little bugger (it was inside the urinal) and shot it down. A true victory for humanity.
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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2004, 09:55 PM »
Yup!! Great Victory Vator!!! ;)

Man, do I love killing spiders!
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« Reply #48 on: April 7, 2004, 09:35 AM »
Bet you couldn't take out this one with a squirt from Capt. Winky!



The Wind Spider
Also known as Camel spider, Wind scorpions, Solifugid.
Galeodes arabs
Native to: Sinai desert.
This rarely imported species occasionally arrives in Egyptian shipments.

This weird looking arachnid is not in fact a scorpion or spider at all but belongs to its own order- solifugid. This species can attain a leg span of 5” and a body of 2”. Wind spiders are fast moving aggressive hunters, capable of over powering much larger prey than itself. Its front pair of legs are modified as feelers to detect and pull its prey into its large over sized jaws. Its three pairs of legs are capable of speed making this creature a fast moving killing machine.

The wind spider is adapted to life in the desert and can withstand the harsh environment well. As its name suggests it can sometimes be seen tumbling around in sand storms. To escape the worst of the environment they sometimes make burrows under bushes, buildings etc. The female will also make a burrow to lay her eggs.

This can be a challenging captive, but the examples we have imported recently have arrived in good condition. The wind spider is a seasonal animal so life expectance is not long, and growth is rapid due to their huge appetite. They are best kept in an aquarium with sand and potting compost mix, they don’t require humidity but some will drink form shallow water dishes or damp cotton wool. Temperatures should be in the 80°F with a 10°F night drop. Temperature variations should be provided, with hot and cooler spots. The opportunity to burrow must be provided, especially when dealing with wild collected females.

Take a look at the size of this creature’s jaws and you will appreciate the immense power, as previously mentioned overpowering a larger creature is not a problem. In the wild the diet would consist of small lizards & invertebrates, in captivity suitably sized commercial raised live foods are satisfactory.

Not much is known about the breeding cycle of this species, although the female is known to bury her eggs in a burrow. The hatching time is not known, so if you are lucky enough to have a female lay a clutch of eggs make sure you write notes of what happens, even if it is nothing at all.

Overall this is an amazing creature, not for the novice but if you have experience with inverts why not give it a go? The wind spider is not venomous in any way but those jaws can give a very painful bite.

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« Reply #49 on: April 7, 2004, 09:53 AM »
Arrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #50 on: April 7, 2004, 05:05 PM »
that is one mean looking spider.

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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2004, 01:23 AM »
That's only one spider in that picture?

It looks like one biting a second in the ass.

I would sure hate to find that in my sleeping bag.
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« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2004, 10:19 AM »
You're right.... its actually two spiders, one biting the other.

Still they are quite mean, from what I have read about them...

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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2004, 03:11 PM »
Makes Kevin's spiders look a little tame.  :-\
"They were all around me and they kept on saying "Utini Utini"."

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« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2004, 03:57 PM »
http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

Seems to debunk the legend of the camel spider.  I don't doubt their existence, but some of the "facts" may not be true.

Still one freaking looking creature, though.
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« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2004, 04:08 PM »
The video clip is informing.
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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #56 on: September 7, 2004, 12:59 PM »

Saw one of these Caterpillars on the deck this morning, pretty cool looking, didn't give me the Willies either

It's called an American Dagger Moth
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« Reply #57 on: September 7, 2004, 01:24 PM »
We have been getting a lot of spiders lately. I don't have a fear of spiders but these I have never seen before & they give me the willies!  :o

Looked around the net & I could only find 2 that are close to what we have.   :-\

Araneus angulatus, more like this one.

 

Araneus diadematus:

 

There webs are strong & spraying them with the garden hose won't take them down.

Maybe Mr. Bug can elighten me as to what we may have.  :-\

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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #58 on: September 7, 2004, 02:20 PM »
I got your solution. Lighterfluid and a match.


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Re: Phobias...
« Reply #59 on: September 7, 2004, 02:29 PM »
I got your solution. Lighterfluid and a match.

Better yet, a lighter and some hairspray or something of the aerosol variety.  Home made blow torch.  Cooks 'em faster.   ;)

Just don't do the "fart on the lighter" trick, 'cause that can have some rather painful implications if you're not careful...