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World's biggest Spider?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by MaximusMeridus, May 29, 2009.

  1. MaximusMeridus

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

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    What do you think? Does anyone have pictures of any contenders?:D

    Cheers


    T.blondi female - comparison 375g Crunchy Nut box
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    T.blondi female - femur width 1.1cm
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    T.blondi female - weight 142g
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    T.blondi female - Alive
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    T.blondi female Carapace width 4.2cm
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    T.blondi female body length 11.2cm - (when alive)
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    T.blondi female leg span 27cm
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  2. Beautiful specimen. COngratulations!!

    Although i disapprove these size contests ;)
     
  3. lol these size contests are always funny
     
  4. Sky`Scorcher

    Sky`Scorcher Arachnoknight Old Timer

    When was the last size contest again? I can't remember. There are 3 contenders! Now I'll just have to look for that other thread's link.
     
  5. Draiman

    Draiman Arachnoking

    What's so fun about bragging? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    What's funny about these threads is that they are all irrelevant. Unless you get a verified size by a reliable third party, all pictures are void.

    I have a 12" ruler that is really 6" long but miniaturized. If I stick that bad boy beside my A. geniculata female, you'd think I had a 16" specimen. Perceived sizes can be manipulated with Photoshop and perspective shots as well.
     
  7. stryder05

    stryder05 Arachnosquire

    Is that T.Blondi now dead?
     
  8. MaximusMeridus

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

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    Unfortunately yes, they are all the same spider.
     
  9. MaximusMeridus

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

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    Well, yes I suppose people could do this and I am sure it does happen, but this is genuine I can assure you. Have had this spider for a while and intend to frame it. Was formerly a star on www.tarantulacam.org

     
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  10. Kris-wIth-a-K

    Kris-wIth-a-K Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Where is Robs T. Zilla?? :?
     
  11. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    There's an entire thread regarding Zilla somewhere on here. It's filled with the accusations and skepticism you'd expect from these threads.

     
  12. MaximusMeridus

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

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    haha, just read it myself. I'd say the proof is measurements such as I have shown. Carapace and femur width are a very good indication. Everything else means very little as body can be fattened up and legs can be stretched when moist as I am sure you have seen.

    If I stretched this specimen I have no doubt whatsoever it would reach 30cm, for a female is the largest I know of. Talk of 13" record has never been verified, so who knows. Otherwise it made a great display specimen. I think I will create a tank and mount it just for display. I really miss her she was a real show piece.


     

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  13. MaximusMeridus

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

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    And here she is in a 2 litre ice cream sub.
     

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  14. lithiumflower9

    lithiumflower9 Arachnosquire

    Holy crack. Thats huge. Like the spider is on steroids. Definately nice though. Too bad she passed sorry to hear it.
     
  15. agama

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    OMG,that is the biggest spider i have ever seen,i thought the biggest was the size of a dinner plate,that looks geneticly grown
     
  16. Dave

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    H. lividum ... scary

    I hate to have to reveal this monster...
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    Those are inches. Over 30. 'nuff said.



    :liar: :D
     
  17. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    I'd have to run a small pig farm just to feed that thing. :D

     
  18. agama

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    thats a beautiful beast...how do they get that big
     
  19. Dave

    Dave Arachnobaron

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    lol {D
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  20. gumby

    gumby Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I like the set up what did you use to get the fog going on?