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Post: #1   PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:15 pm Reply with quote
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Before any funny remarks, yes i know its a spider!!! can anyone tell me what sort or if its poisioness or not. thanks

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:45 pm Reply with quote
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Aaaaaaaaaargh! is that not a T*RANT*L*????? omg i can't even say it!!

It looks big!

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:14 pm Reply with quote
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Have you looked on the web! Wink



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Post: #4   PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:18 pm Reply with quote
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Looks like a tarantula to me! (but ALL big spidies look like tarantuals to me!)
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:31 am Reply with quote
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I think it is a wolf spider, I found one with a large egg sac living in one of my fruit trees. Scary but relatively harmless.

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:29 am Reply with quote
cheeky
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Thanks for all the info . One things for sure, ill be looking over my shoulder from now on. !!!!!
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:48 am Reply with quote
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Hi, I attach a picture of a tarantula, not taken by me, wouldn't get that close!


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Post: #8   PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:02 am Reply with quote
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The picture is of a tarrantula, it has the typical hairy body and 2 prominent palps on its rear end.

All T's have a similar body shape with prominent leg joints hairy abdomen and normally slow movement. The thorax is larger than the abdomen, not like the wolf spider which has the opposite.

Their abdomen is easily damaged by a fall and it will split which is usually fatal so they cautious when walking on slick surfaces as per your pictures.

Tarrantulas are not considered poisonous, unless you class a bee as poisonous.

My wife has kept a couple as pets in a terrarium one in UK and one here.

They are normally very placid and will walk up your hand if they are relaxed.

T's will rear up on their hind legs in a threatening posture if cornered and I have seen a large one in Ayia Napa face off a cat. If you touch one in this posture it may try to bite.

The bite administered by it's fangs below its head, will instantly paralyse a cricket or catterpillar. They normally lay in wait and ambush a passing lunch. Very fast attack.

T's have another defence mechanism, they rub the hairs on their abdomen and these contain barbed ends which irritate the skin and are very sore if you get them in the eyes.

Pet shops here in Cyprus will charge around 60 for an imported Chilean red.

Local T's fetch about 30. Wild ones should not be captured.

They eat small insects, locusts and crickets. They usually prefer to stay in a hiding space and get stressed in the open.

If you find one in your house and you want to move it, avoid knocking it onto the floor even from a low height as it may get hurt. Place a bowl or box over it and slip a card under so it can be moved safely. Take it outside into a shaded place and place it on the ground before release. They move slowly so don't be afraid that it will scuttle up your leg.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:15 pm Reply with quote
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thank you for that brilliant information. know what to do now if i see another one. ( hopefully NOT !!!!!!!!)
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