New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic) | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
26776 posts

New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)

New Giant Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka

Image: http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2013/04/P.rajaei.jpg


quote:

A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span up to 8 inches across — living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital in Mankulam.

Covered in beautiful, ornate markings, the spiders belong to the genus Poecilotheria, known as “Pokies” for short. These are the tiger spiders, an arboreal group indigenous to India and Sri Lanka that are known for being colorful, fast, and venomous. As a group, the spiders are related to a class of South American tarantula that includes the Goliath bird-eater, the world’s largest.



4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)


CBLSU316
LSU Fan
Far Right of Left
Member since Jun 2008
9121 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
frick that


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
MudEngineer318
LSU Fan
The AP
Member since Jan 2013
383 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
I will literally grab a rattlesnake by the tail. But I would pass the frick out if that huge bitch touched me!!!!!!!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
eyepooted
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jul 2010
3193 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)



I've only met one taranula, it was in west Texas near el Paso. I caught him in a quart mason jar. Found the nearest ant nest, which are in the ground. Turned the jar upside down on top of the hole to the ant nest and watched a hundred huge ants eat him alive. It was pretty cool!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
nerd guy
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
4438 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
choupiquesushi
LSU Fan
yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
13671 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
I'll swim with crocodiles, bullsharks, alligators. Moccasins, sea snakes and tiger sharks but keepmthem damn spiders away from me

Wick y'all play this weekend?

Noon and 2 sat
This post was edited on 4/2 at 9:37 pm


PresidentialPerch
LSU Fan
The water!
Member since Dec 2012
4456 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19017 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
Tell cootkilla it has a limp....problem solved


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
CBDTigerFan
Northwestern St. Fan
Member since Mar 2009
2214 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
quote:

frick that



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
26776 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
quote:

Wick y'all play this weekend?


Yep, we don't know the times yet, plus a double header for soccer at noon and 1:00 in Walker...

ETA, we are playing at Live Oak, where are yall?
This post was edited on 4/2 at 9:46 pm


TutHillTiger
LSU Fan
Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
9995 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
Brown recluse probably lives in your house and a lot more deadly


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
quote:

Brown recluse probably lives in your house and a lot more deadly


That aint no joke. Those things are nasty.


wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
26776 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
quote:

Brown recluse probably lives in your house and a lot more deadly


I see black and brown widows regularly...


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Walt OReilly
TCU Fan
Mi Patria
Member since Oct 2005
87411 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
beautiful creature


ToulatownTiger
Southeastern LA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
3749 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
quote:

Beautiful creature thats needs to die

This


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)


hypnos
Texas Fan
Member since Dec 2009
2227 posts

re: New huge spider found in Sri Lanka (pic)
well I wont be sleeping tonight


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Page 1 of 2

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram