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    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

  • #2
    Like some kind of bizarre pregnancy, So ruthless nature is
    Mark

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    • #3
      heck, sound just like some marriages, according to... uh oh.. here she comes...

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      • #4
        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...

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        • #5
          Just like " Alien"

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          • #6
            I would name them Greasy spot #1 and Greasy spot #2
            I just need one more tool,just one!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by boslab View Post
              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

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrSleepy View Post
                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!

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                • #9
                  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

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                  • #10
                    There was a recent report of tarantulas getting loose on a plane. Here are older reports:

                    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/10/...2111256164545/

                    http://www.tmz.com/2009/11/14/one-th...rs-on-a-plane/

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

                    http://www.ajc.com/news/business/spi...r-80000/nRQnF/ (Brown recluse on plane - they are nasty)

                    http://onlyinamericablogging.blogspo...hree-dead.html (check under the toilet seat!) PS apparently a hoax

                    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...ne-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":

                    Last edited by PStechPaul; 09-24-2015, 04:05 PM.
                    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                    USA Maryland 21030

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                    • #11
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        And people complain about Florida?

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                        • #13
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            AD you got stung by one of those monsters?

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                            • #15
                              no, an acquaintance ran into one riding a motorcycle.

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