Posted by Admin on October 26, 2009 in Weird · 26 Comments
wow!! its very big one
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!!
That’s a complement.
nice google translate job there.
Thats not really that big… And as it says “The world’s largest spinning spider discovered”, not the worlds largest spider. There’s some spider thats the size of a dinner plate, I think its called a Goliath tarantula or something.
i wanted to see more spider photo.
Why do I keep doing this to myself! Now I will jump at the slightest movement and have nightmares.
Just discovered ? 4-foot size web ? Ha ! Well known in Okinawa, Japan as the O-JORO-GUMO, I have seen webs bigger than 6 feet across. These have been known to science for ages. Again, “Just discovered” ???
i seen one of the red-yellow-black legged spiders in florida at the monkey jungle spot. it looks like it has diamonds on its back and its big!
Ummm this list is pretty inaccurate…tarantulas can deliver a painful bite for sure but they are not deadly to humans. I’m not sure how 4 tarantulas can make the list of 10 without a single mention of the brazilian wandering spider. They are also known as banana spiders but they do not build webs so I’m not sure where they got the picture for the first spider but it is inaccurate.
brad, you are absolutely correct, on top of that WOLF Spiders being among the most deadly?? Come on now, symptoms of their venomous bite include swelling, mild pain and itching. Though usually considered harmless to humans, the bite of some species may be painful.
Even when this idiot labels the wolf spider as the eighth deadliest spider in the world (which as the man above as said) he contradicts himself in the description by saying its the third deadliest discovered spider. He probably just googled “scary spider”, copied pictures, and copied the first description he saw.
Zachary, the Wolf spider you refer to is different and is either from the US or AU not Central or South America.
There listing is close to correct but I think your right they are missing a thing or two.
Deadliest Known arachnids
1st & 2nd
Banana Spider (Phonenutria nigriventer)
Sydney funnelweb (Atrax robustus)
* these two spiders can kill in minutes from a bite.
Wolf Spider (Lycosa raptorialerythrognatha)
Brazilian wandering spiders (Phoneutria spp.) nicknamed Spawn of Satan, or banana spiders
* The Wandering Spider is the most aggressive as it will sit up and girate at you in anger. This spiders venom is used in erectile dysfunction treatments.
5th thru 7th
Brown Recluse Spider (Loxesceles recluse) nicknamed Violin or Fiddler spider
Black Widow (Latrodectus sp.)
Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium)
* The Black Widow kills more people but the Brown Recluse actually takes longer to recover from, does more damage, and some people have to live with out breaks the rest of their lives.
Tarantula (Eurypelma rubropilosum)
Tarantula (Acanthoscurria atrox)
Tarantula (Lasiodora klugi)
Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.)
Largest Known arachnids
1st & 2nd (11in size)
Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda maxima)
Goliath tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) nicknamed Bird Eating spider
3rd to 5th (10in size)
Brazilian salmon pink (Lasiodora parahybana)
Brazilian ginat tawny (Grammostola mollicoma)
Wolf spider (Cupiennius sellei)
6th & 7th (9in size)
Purple bloom Bird Eating (Xenesthis immanis) and (Xenesthis monstrosa)
8th (8in size)
Hercules baboon (Hysterocrates Hercules)
9th (7in size)
Cameroon Red Tarantula (Hysterocrates gigas)
10th & 11th (5in size)
Cardinal spider (Tenenaria parietina)
Brazilian wandering spiders (Phoneutria spp.)
To Steve, the writer of this article, and all other readers, tarantulas are not deadly so you can go ahead and drop them
off that list. Where you do you get your info? Once again, none of those tarantulas on your “deadly” list even have any potent venom. They are all New world tarantulas that have mild venom. If you wouldve listed some old world tarantulas such as Haplopelma spp., Heteroscodra spp., or Pterinochilus spp., then you wouldve been closer, but still not right. Old world have more potent venom, but none are deadly either. No tarantula is. Do your research before you start posting wrong information just like what’s in this crap article. Plus this crap article has a picture of a Mexican red knee (Brachypelma smithi) for the Eurypelma tarantula which is wrong, a cobalt blue (Haplopelma lividum) for the Lasiodora klugi, and apparently the most deadly of all the Pamphobeteus in which they have a picture of the most common tarantula inthe pet trade, a Grammostola rosea. Hey if that’s deadly, I wonder how percolate can sell them for less than $20? This article is a joke, not only are tarantulas not deadly, but the writer couldn’t even get pictures of the right ones. If you want real info go to arachnoboards.
This is not a self written list. Follow the source link.
I don’t care who wrote it. It’s all misinformation and wrong. Do some research and you will see how wrong this article is.
#7 is an australian red back, not a black widow and neather is that big. Is the camal spider a false scorpin? Cause it should have made this list.
Red back spiders are widows.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrodectus
Camel spiders are a separate order of arachnids called Solifugae. They are not spiders, and do not contain venom.
How can petco sell that “deadly” tarantula for less than $20?
And P.S. Steve, the Hercules baboon is no longer around.
LMFAO!!!! If tarantulas were deadly I wouldnt be here right now! I hate it when people dont do their HW
right on !! me too p murinus bite victim!! lol
Tarantulas are not lethal at all
they are “venomous” not “poisonous”
Sign up at “arachnoboards.com” and READ SOMETHING and learn a thing or two
i have found the same spider 2 years back in India…I have taken few snaps also…but it is bullshit that it can eat birds…
There are no species of tarantula from India on this list. The Goliath
birdeater is Theraphosa blondi. It is found in
south America. The species you saw in India were Poecilotheria spp. which are referred to as Ornamental spiders. Not bird eaters. And yes a birdeater could very well eat a bird.
did any one notice the l klugi isnt even the correct picture. . . hahahaha
the pic is of an H lividum. . . .
good grief man get it together