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Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Oct 8, 2014.
Canon FDn 200/4.0 Macro lens, NEX-7, Manual Mode, Daylight WB, Spot Metering, ISO100, 1/80, F9.5
They don't bite . . . at least not fatally so.
Holy crap! That is a big sucker!
Nice shot though.
Coming across that suddenly will leave a stain in your underwear. ;-)
oh boy....awesome pic but what a nightmare!
We call those Minnesota tarantulas when we are up at our cabin in the summer. There are some monsters up there. Only my 7yr old was brave enough to touch one. All the adults screamed when she did.
Wolf spider, I think. Nice shot.
Ours are fishing spiders in MN. Some wolf spiders too I'm sure. But the big daddies are fishing spiders
Yes, Wolf Spider, thanks...love my Canon FDn 200 Macro lens
hopefully those are really small leaves....
where do you live roundball? wondering if I should be on the lookout for such beasts in central PA.
Yeah, but they could steal your camera.
Nah, you ever see how s l o w l y they move? You could squish 'em before they got away.
Regular leaves...they don't build webs to catch prey, they hunt prey.
Here's the info about their venom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_spider#Venom
We have tarantulas like that around my house in Santa Fe, NM, along with the owls, coyotes, and snakes. I actually want them around, they can take care some of the rodent problem
Natives of the Congo claim there are spiders there that grow over five feet across, and feed on small deer and the occasional wandering villager. Think about that.
Those hand sized tarantula's are big enough for me thanks ;D
Especially when they're only about 1mm thick.
Yep, that's them. I'm not an arachnophobe, but a 5-foot spider would definitely have my attention.