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Reply #700 on: June 02, 2014, 01:13:08 PM

Spider crab!
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Reply #701 on: June 04, 2014, 11:53:37 AM

Spider crab!

That's just what the Crab Spiders want you to keep thinking. Then they strike!

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Reply #702 on: June 04, 2014, 05:32:05 PM

Just you wait till some crab is bitten by a radioactive spider...

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Reply #703 on: June 06, 2014, 11:29:00 AM

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Reply #704 on: June 06, 2014, 11:44:39 AM

Why does that spider appear to have like 20 legs?  BURN IT WITH FIRE.

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Reply #705 on: June 06, 2014, 11:52:57 AM

On some of the species most of their legs face forward and the palps by their mouths look like legs so they look like they have 10 legs instead of 8.

https://insects.tamu.edu/images/insects/color/trapdoor.jpg
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Reply #706 on: July 12, 2014, 11:45:23 AM


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Reply #707 on: July 17, 2014, 11:50:10 PM

Malaria outbreak in Japan? In fucking March?

That bullshit is a pic from Pakistan, with the Pakistani person cropped out.

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Reply #708 on: July 18, 2014, 07:57:23 AM

Malaria outbreak in Japan? In fucking March?

That bullshit is a pic from Pakistan, with the Pakistani person cropped out.
But it was a picture on the internet with words, it must be true.

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Reply #709 on: August 31, 2014, 11:59:21 AM


I should get back to nature, too.  You know, like going to a shop for groceries instead of the computer.  Maybe a condo in the woods that doesn't even have a health club or restaurant attached.  Buy a car with only two cup holders or something.

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Reply #710 on: September 03, 2014, 11:36:31 AM


WHen the one soldier grabbed his M16 at the 0:01 mark I thought this video was really going to deliver. Still, though it was fun to watch him slamming the butt of the stock on the floor while he held it by the barrel and pointed at his head.

Camel Spiders are serious business though. They're no venomous but it's like being bit by double vice-grips with finishing nails welded on as fangs. Plus their fangs are dirty as hell.



They're also really aggressive. It would help if they kept their room in order though.

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Reply #711 on: September 03, 2014, 11:47:23 AM

They're also really aggressive. It would help if they kept their room in order though.

Seriously. That was the first thing I thought about as these guys were dancing around throwing shit.

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Reply #712 on: September 03, 2014, 06:32:31 PM

Ooh, its wearing lipstick!

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Reply #713 on: September 10, 2014, 05:36:31 AM

Pretty sure that's blood.

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Reply #714 on: September 13, 2014, 01:46:44 PM

Just happened to stumble across this. What a tarantula leaves behind when it sheds.

http://imgur.com/dgnFJl3
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Reply #715 on: September 15, 2014, 01:22:46 AM

DO NOT WANT.

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Reply #716 on: September 19, 2014, 06:13:57 PM

so, looking at the structural mechanics of that thing, I'm imagining a tiny little cthulu-headed man driving it  why so serious?

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Reply #717 on: September 22, 2014, 10:24:41 PM

Why did I click on this thread :s
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Reply #718 on: September 29, 2014, 07:03:51 PM

Not a spider, but in the same ballpark

A giant leech eats a giant worm that's the same size as itself.

This is not something to watch if you've just eaten, or are just about to eat, or are thinking about food. But equally, it's a great example of nature being fucking awesome!

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Reply #719 on: September 30, 2014, 04:05:39 AM

I'm not going to watch it, but it reminds me of a nature show on bullfrogs I saw once.  Bullfrogs are goddamn disgusting, and we should all be thankful they are not bigger than they are.  The frog in question ate a frog only slightly smaller than itself, and I have never seen something so disgusting. 

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Reply #720 on: September 30, 2014, 09:10:57 AM

That was some great footage.  Makes me curious about the series.

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Reply #721 on: October 15, 2014, 09:21:31 PM


"The more we talk about less important things, the less we talk about more important things."
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Reply #722 on: October 15, 2014, 09:44:27 PM

Oh fuck no. I doubt I could have survived the urge to cleanse myself with fire.

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Reply #723 on: October 16, 2014, 02:57:24 AM

Spiders are awesome. But I'm not clicking on that fucking link in a million years.  ACK!

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Reply #724 on: October 17, 2014, 06:17:37 PM

"The spider left a trail of weeping blisters from the belly button to the collarbone as it deposited venom and fed under the skin".  

I used to think it was the fauna of Australia that caused shit like this, but I'm starting to think it may just be Australians interacting with nature anywhere. Bonus points for how unconcerned the guy seemed. Like "Well, the little fella was only burrowing through my flesh and eating a little tunnel. It's not like he was as bad as any of the spiders back home".

Also, what the fuck Balinese doctors. "Yeah, that two foot long blistering red strip up our torso is totally some sort of bug bite or something. Here's some ointment.
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Reply #725 on: October 18, 2014, 02:13:35 AM

Can someone make a thread entitled "the spider thread is now safe" when the spider thread is safe again?
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Reply #726 on: October 18, 2014, 02:57:46 AM

Also, what the fuck Balinese doctors. "Yeah, that two foot long blistering red strip up our torso is totally some sort of bug bite or something. Here's some ointment.

Indonesian doctors. They probably heard some bogan complaining about a weird red spot and gave him some ointment while pretending to look because if it was serious he'd be being carried in by someone else and also he was probably drunk. Doctor's busy why should he have to take time with someone just because they think they've got a medical issue?

(caveat, some medical staff in SEA are great but the ast majority are kind of resentful and getting distracted from their newspaper/phone, delete as age appropriate)

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Reply #727 on: October 19, 2014, 07:27:25 PM


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Reply #728 on: October 20, 2014, 09:06:51 AM

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When Naskrecki approached the imposing creature in the rainforest, it would rub its hind legs against its abdomen. At first, the scientist thought the behavior was "cute," he said, but then he realized the spider was sending out a cloud of hairs with microscopic barbs on them. When these hairs get in the eyes or other mucous membranes, they are "extremely painful and itchy," and can stay there for days, he said.

That scene from Prometheus just became more plausible to me.

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Reply #729 on: October 20, 2014, 10:32:27 AM

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When Naskrecki approached the imposing creature in the rainforest, it would rub its hind legs against its abdomen. At first, the scientist thought the behavior was "cute," he said, but then he realized the spider was sending out a cloud of hairs with microscopic barbs on them. When these hairs get in the eyes or other mucous membranes, they are "extremely painful and itchy," and can stay there for days, he said.

That scene from Prometheus just became more plausible to me.

Seems to be a scientist with brain damage. I mean, there is even a Wikipedia entry about this: Urticating hair

Notice the bald spot, hair shot away in defense:


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Reply #730 on: October 23, 2014, 09:45:44 PM

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Reply #731 on: November 25, 2014, 06:10:49 PM

It has been a month without a spider pic. Too long.

So, feast your eyes on the Golden Weave Orbweaver, from Australia, a Spider so large it can feed on birds and snakes.



Oh, you would you like some video? Here it is!

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/spider-versus-snake

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Oh, Australia: home to everything completely horrifying about the natural world (except volcanoes, surprisingly enough).

A Golden silk orb-weaver spider can grow up to 5-6.9 cm (2-2.7 in) in body length, not counting the span of its legs. They spin strong yellow webs that are very large and can reach a meter in diameter. A large, strong web can mean only one thing: large, strong prey. These spiders don’t waste their time with the smallest insects and have been known to feed on birds and snakes.

Daniel Reardon happened to come across a brown tree snake about half a meter long that fell out of a tree and into the Golden orb spider’s web. These snakes eat birds, lizards, and small mammals, so it is a fairly formidable opponent.

The fight lasted for about an hour before coming to this horrifying conclusion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j65i5PDUeT4

Enjoy!
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Reply #732 on: November 25, 2014, 08:45:40 PM

Just to properly terrify everyone, golden orb-weavers occur on most continents.  They're all over the South where we call them Banana Spiders.  We usually had a couple in the backyard each year when I was growing up.

Though really, that picture is shot in such a way the perspective makes it look a lot bigger than it really is.

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Reply #733 on: November 26, 2014, 09:07:17 AM

Though really, that picture is shot in such a way the perspective makes it look a lot bigger than it really is.

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Reply #734 on: November 26, 2014, 09:16:56 AM

If I saw one of those things in a corner of my bedroom I'd just shut the door and move.

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