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This is a discussion on tarantula within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; hi first thing in the morning-im watering my orchids and all of a sudden,.,...,.,,.,.saw this ...

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    Red face tarantula

    hi
    first thing in the morning-im watering my orchids and all of a sudden,.,...,.,,.,.saw this huge tarantula,,.,
    i`ll let her live in ther-looks like i have a new g-h gurd
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    I didn't know tarantulas were native in Israel, Kfir. Could it have hitched a ride on one of your plants? It's a beauty !

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    WHOA!!!! I would have run SO fast in the other direction....

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    Wow that's a massive spider! If I had the choice, I'd rather run into the cute little white spider posted by our friend from South Africa!
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...te-spider.html

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    Awww, no spiders for me... I would be screaming the longs out of my body!
    Isn't the tarantula dangerous?
    I cannot think about this!

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    Oh my goodness! That thing is huge - lol! I don't mind seeing them behind glass or in a photo, but finding one in my greenhouse -- That would freak me out a bit. heh..

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    OMG! I would have to give up gardening for days if not weeks.

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    Eeeeek!!! He's a handsome guy - glad he's at YOUR house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    Wow that's a massive spider! If I had the choice, I'd rather run into the cute little white spider posted by our friend from South Africa!
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...te-spider.html

    Lol I just came inside after getting rid of a baboon spider which is our local cousin of the tarantula... (it gets its name from its hairy segmented hind legs looking like baboon fingers). Nasty buggers grow up to 10cm and are pretty beefy like the tarantula. I allready have 3 geckos guarding my plants... don't need no stinking baboon spiders... Yesterday I rebuild the one pond.... eeews tonnes of centipedes.... yuckk... had my share of bugs now.

    I'm mildly phobic of normal bugs. Spiders I can tolerate at a distance.

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    Red face hi

    well most of the tarantulas r not that poison to human!
    some bites mite hurt too!!!!
    this 1 is big but harmless,.,.,actualy im glad i have 1 of thos in ther!!!
    it probebly came with the coconut bedding that i boght last time-came from thailand!!!!
    as long thers no outher bugs or rats that want to eat my plants.,.,.,anything go`s
    its a huge 1-hav`nt saw it sins than-but im shure its ther!

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