View Full Version : OT: BIG spiders...

04-15-2004, 07:26 PM
Sorry if this is OT, but I was chocked!

Spiders (http://itcantendlikethis.com/images/SPIDERS.jpg)

Could anyone enlighten me, please! What kind of spider are those on the picture? Looking at the DOF, I would say those are pretty damn big, or maybe itīs just a fake.

04-15-2004, 07:40 PM
read this : http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=138051

04-15-2004, 07:40 PM
I'm pretty sure those are camel spiders.

04-15-2004, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the link. However, I donīt know how I will manage to sleep tonight! ;)

04-15-2004, 08:30 PM
LOL thats my post..

04-15-2004, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Cageman
Sorry if this is OT, but I was chocked!

That is what the general discussion section is for. :)

04-16-2004, 12:30 AM
i just noticed there were 2 spiders on that shot....i did a search in the internet and eventhough they are ugly enough it looks like a regular spider (and therefore much less scary) ...funny how what looked like a mix between a giant ant and a spider looks at first sight more disgusting than a regular spider....interesting how the "unknown" is much more ugly than the regular well known horrible thing...

human psyche

PS: also note that the spider is not "that" huge but because of the focal and the way the shot was cropped plus the "tandem" spiders it appears much bigger than it actually is


04-16-2004, 02:59 AM
Oh aren't they just little darlings!!!

Man I hate spiders, just something about the way they move! 'Alien' has a lot to answer for!

Okay, competition, see who can find the most scary looking spider image . . . !

04-16-2004, 03:49 AM
Yikes! Spiders are disgusting. Especially the big ones...

I know I'd run like h-ll if I encountered this one (http://www.costumebizarre.com/spider.jpg).

04-16-2004, 07:24 AM

Better known as Face-Huggers.

phil lawson
04-16-2004, 12:11 PM
Yummmmyyyy :)

04-17-2004, 08:55 PM
They are Camel Spiders indeed. I spent 6 Months in Saudi. They are pretty nasty. They are very agressive, and persistent. The largest one I saw while there had a leg span of about a foot and a half. Whats woser is that these things are flesh eating... when they bite they inject a sort of natural local anesthetic, which numbs the area and they begin to chew. It gets even better, they can jump about 3 to 4 feet strait up. They use this to get on the under belly of camels to work their magic.

They used to get into the tent at night, so we had our beds up off the floor about 4 feet.

Sleep well tonight!

04-17-2004, 09:31 PM
thats totally not true man. i was looking around on the web and they dont do that