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Just got back from the Philippines

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by arachnoid, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. arachnoid

    arachnoid Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Just got back from the Philippines. Saw some cool things. I have no idea what species they are. Sorry for the crappy pix.

    This was an orb-weaver. These things were huge. Biggest orb-weaving spider I've ever seen in person. It's legspan is easily the palm of my hand

    This thing was running around in my moms house. Had about a 4" legspan. [​IMG]

    I never seen a Tarsier in person until I met this guy

    How often do you get to see an active volcano from the air. Mayon volcano is due to erupt anytime soon.
  2. Cigarman

    Cigarman Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Heh that Tarsier is a real cutie. Is it the same one that has a long finger for rooting out grubs? They seemed to be pretty neat creatures. Love the big googly eyes.
  3. thats an aye aye
  4. Cigarman

    Cigarman Arachnoknight Old Timer

    ah! Thanks that was tickling my mind!
  5. RVS

    RVS Arachnobaron Old Timer

  6. nice pics

    that large spider was a banana spider (?)

    they are really large and yours is quite smaller with those that i see, they sometimes eat small birds but the most common prey is large bettles and moths,

    the second spider is called skull spider, becasue the head looks like a skull, but it is actually a huntsman spider, they clean your room from roaches... hehhe a big help here... and it looks like a male

    thats a tarsier, aye aye is a lot more scary than the cute tarsier....

    and mayon is yeah, already erupted... hahah
  7. Scorp guy

    Scorp guy Arachnoangel Old Timer

    You know your stuff kahoy!

    Might those huntsman spider be dangerously venemous?

    and yes.. iye iye's are reaaaal scary:evil:
  8. that huntsman is not venomous but can punch you down, :D
    the bitten area will just swell. :D

    here's a link for an aye aye



    aye aye are from madagascar, while tarsiers are on asia


    both btw are insectivorous
  9. arachnoid

    arachnoid Arachnosquire Old Timer

    The orb-weaver (banana spider?) was at the public market in Tagaytay above the vendors. There was alot of them. From my understanding the ones in the jungle get huge.
    Those huntsman spiders turned out to be very common. I saw them in every town.
    I wish I had the opportunity to see a Philippine eagle but I guess a Tarsier will do.
    Yah I heard about Mayon, wish I could've been there.
  10. Yeah, i think you'll find huntsman spiders in every house here.

  11. Nope. I don't think so, or I'm just one lucky dude. I catch huntsman spiders with my bare hands. They would prefer to run than bite. I already got bitten twice. The usual sharp pain, but not like a wasp sting. The bite area itched for a couple of days.

    You can easily catch those banana spiders along provincial roads. The love to build their webs on power cables. kahoy is right, I've seen larger ones in a mango tree in our ancestral home in Pampanga, Central Luzon.

    The tarsier can be found in abundance in the province of Bohol where the famous Chocolate hills are also located. It is illegal to keep a tarsier as a petsince it is an endangered species.


    I'm assuming you are a Filipino or part Filipino, next time you're in town, let me know. I might even show you where to go hunting.