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January 25, 2016


Terrifying 7.5 centimetre funnel web spider nicknamed 'big boy' found in bushland with venom dripping from its fangs

(Thanks to DaninDallas)

Related: 'Behemoth' Daddy Longlegs Discovered in Oregon

(Thanks to Bill Hudgins)


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See the difference being coxless makes? Any sensible boat would move AWAY from Australia.

How do you turn a spider into a hospital? Seems rather small.

(I think RossM posted in the wrong thread. Oops.)

(I HOPE RossM posted in the wrong thread. :-\ )

Not gonna click on that link. No sirree.

"One of the main differences between the two species is that C. leviathan sports two teensy, fully erect spines pointing upward on its penis. The purpose of those spines isn't clear."

Blame Hillary, and open multiple Congressional investigations.

This morning I didn't know those spiders existed.
Those were the days.

I have a geologist friend who has worked extensively in Australia. He says they have a much better way of handling funnel spiders than this article shows. Take a long-handled shovel, raise it eye level, swing down hard and squash the bloody bugger flatter than a beer mug mat.
Works for me.

I saw Behemoth Daddy Long Legs on TCM the other night, with Godzilla in the Fred Astaire role...

No, and no.

Didn't "Behemoth Daddy Long Legs" open for 'The Twistin' Tarantulas'??? (yes The Twistin' Tarantulas are a real group).

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