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A.K. Boomer
09-23-2015, 08:39 PM
it's that time of the year again - me and a buddy seen two tarantula's walking around on one of the bike trails we were on last night - actually 2 1/2 if you count the poor slob that tangled with a T. hawk,,, first time I ever seen one dragging a tarantula away - strong little fellers - actually gals,
what a horrid death - they are subdued and kept alive and one single egg laid inside their abdomen - then eaten alive from the inside out, man what a way to go...




https://youtu.be/TQNgxJdqzm4

boslab
09-23-2015, 09:26 PM
Like some kind of bizarre pregnancy, So ruthless nature is
Mark

lakeside53
09-23-2015, 09:36 PM
heck, sound just like some marriages, according to... uh oh.. here she comes... ;)

A.K. Boomer
09-23-2015, 09:50 PM
crazy world it is,,, in fact she cannot reproduce without the tarantula...

almost begs the question what came first the tarantula or the tarantula hawk, nahh scratch that - that was stupid...

daryl bane
09-24-2015, 10:35 AM
Just like " Alien"

wierdscience
09-24-2015, 10:48 AM
I would name them Greasy spot #1 and Greasy spot #2

MrSleepy
09-24-2015, 10:59 AM
Like some kind of bizarre pregnancy, So ruthless nature is
Mark


There's also a very similar wasp that does the same to cockroaches. It impales their brain with a spike ,snaps off one feeler,then drags the subdued cockroach to a burial chamber ..then the wasp larvea hatch and eat the cockroach from within in a set order to keep it alive.

And a spore in South America that drops from the treeline onto ants. It takes over the ants brain and drives it to climb to the treetops.There the spore consumes the ant and flowers ,sending more spores downward.

Rob

RB211
09-24-2015, 11:03 AM
There's also a very similar wasp that does the same to cockroaches. It impales their brain with a spike ,snaps off one feeler,then drags the subdued cockroach to a burial chamber ..then the wasp larvea hatch and eat the cockroach from within in a set order to keep it alive.

And a spore in South America that drops from the treeline onto ants. It takes over the ants brain and drives it to climb to the treetops.There the spore consumes the ant and flowers ,sending more spores downward.

Rob

Awsome!

Daveb
09-24-2015, 11:32 AM
We get spiders over here, you have to pull your bed away from the wall to stop them climbing in, as soon as you leave they pull the bed back against the wall.
Dave

PStechPaul
09-24-2015, 03:03 PM
There was a recent report of tarantulas getting loose on a plane. Here are older reports:

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/10/21/Tarantula-report-grounds-plane-in-Scotland/92111256164545/

http://www.tmz.com/2009/11/14/one-thousand-angry-spiders-on-a-plane/

http://bizarro.com/2014/07/19/spider-on-a-plane/ (cartoon)

http://www.ajc.com/news/business/spider-bite-victim-settles-with-delta-for-80000/nRQnF/ (Brown recluse on plane - they are nasty)

http://onlyinamericablogging.blogspot.com/2012/03/spiders-on-plane-three-dead.html (check under the toilet seat!) PS apparently a hoax

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/scorpion-bite-reported-plane-lax-n306501 (scorpion)

But I can't find any reference to the news I saw on TV last night...

Here's one of my "little buddies":

http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/house/Wolf_Spider_2290_Soda_Can.jpg

mayfieldtm
09-24-2015, 03:19 PM
I almost stepped on a big (like huge) fat Tarantula in my bare feet.
It had parked itself on my door step after a hard Arizona rain.
I've had unpleasant images of it squishing up between my toes.
I've also seen a Tarantula hawk dragging a Tarantula towards its hole.
If I remember correctly they are huge, Black, wasp like with Orange Wings.
Scarey as hell but they would fly around and never bother me.
Tom M.

RB211
09-24-2015, 03:38 PM
And people complain about Florida?

AD5MB
09-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Scarey as hell but they would fly around and never bother me.

until they sting you and you get a big puffy spot the size of a grapefruit cut in half. very sensitive, very painful.

A.K. Boomer
09-24-2015, 07:54 PM
AD you got stung by one of those monsters?

AD5MB
09-24-2015, 08:14 PM
no, an acquaintance ran into one riding a motorcycle.

A.K. Boomer
09-24-2015, 08:44 PM
Was he a harley rider? ohp ok that was cruel - nobody deserves that,,,


but was he?

smalltime
09-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Was he a harley rider? ohp ok that was cruel - nobody deserves that,,,


but was he?

You owe me a new keyboard, you dirty ......so and so.

Axkiker
09-24-2015, 09:02 PM
If either of those lived near me I would have guns...

A.K. Boomer
09-24-2015, 09:10 PM
The tarantula's are really very docile --- iv let them crawl across my hand and stuff - they are actually really cool to have around and add kinda an exotic feel to the land,,, at least from what im initially used to...

I actually felt really sorry for that one getting dragged away --- knee jerk reaction was to interfere - smash the bully and see if the drug would wear off in time for the big guy to get away from the inevitable red-ant's the next day...

but alas --- I was reminded of the prime directive - the teachings of Jean Luke Picard,,,, don't Fuque with it,,, it's the way it was meant to go down... nuf said...

Doozer
09-24-2015, 09:48 PM
Good lord AKB, What state do you live in so I can be sure and
never visit there. I don't like spiders. I would like to say I am as manly
as the stereotypical Harley rider, but unfortunately I am afraid of spiders
and I can't shoot a deer.

-Doozer (perfectly well adjusted)

J Harp
09-24-2015, 10:31 PM
I thoght it was the hawk riding the motorcycle, not the tarantula!

Ok, the devil made me do it.

A.K. Boomer
09-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Dooze - if you seen how these guys behaved - and I say guys cuz all the ones out this time of year are just dudes out hunting for a female and trying to get a piece of tail --- and dammit - I know you got respect for that,,,

anyways - if you seen how they are you too would be shutting down traffic and helping them to cross the road...

and in general - the people who you stop see what your doing and are all for it... in general...

this taken from a couple years back - helping out an old exotic buddy get to the other side of the street...


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r249/AK_Boomer/DSC02194.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/AK_Boomer/media/DSC02194.jpg.html)

PStechPaul
09-25-2015, 01:21 AM
Found this little buddy on the passenger side of my truck:

http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/house/Spider_In_Truck_2351.jpg

Got a little bit closer:

http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/house/Spider_In_Truck_2352.jpg

And up in his face:

http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/house/Spider_In_Truck_2354.jpg

George Seal
09-25-2015, 01:32 AM
Being a certified tree loving, bunny hugger I try my best not to kill anything

well the exception to that is carpenter bees . I keep score on my shop wall

Wife got stung in the kitchen by a scorpion after finding out that it only hurts like helx. we caught the little guy and carried him out side. as he departed he yelled FREE ATLAST FREE ATLAST

bollie7
09-25-2015, 04:05 AM
Whilst not relating to your big hairy tarantulas this might generate a few smiles. A red back is a very similar to your black widow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjDAiq2-xeU

bollie7

PStechPaul
09-25-2015, 02:44 PM
I think the yellow spider I found is an orb-weaving "barn spider", the same type that was featured in Charlotte's Web (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27s_Web). It seems to be an especially fat and colorful specimen compared to the pictures I found.

http://www.termite.com/spider-identification.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_spider

Probably the same as the spiders that build their webs across the paths where I walk so I sometimes get tangled up in them. Supposedly non-aggressive and non-toxic to humans. The wolf spider (http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Carolina-Wolf-Spider) pictured previously is venomous but non-aggressive, and we leave each other alone. It may actually be a Fishing Spider (http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Fishing-Spider).

Here is probably a much closer match - also an orb-spinner - and known as a Garden spider:

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/black_and_yellow_argiope.htm

More spider identification:

http://www.insectidentification.org/spiders.asp

Here is the Mexican Tarantula:

http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Mexican-Orange-kneed-Tarantula

and desert Tarantula:

http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Desert-Tarantula