Sicarius terrosus

Deroplatys

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Stunning spider and photo's, i would zip up your flame suit if i were you though :)
 

VinceG

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Awesome spider and picures!:clap:
Really impressive to see them burrow under the sand!
 

Venom

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Stunning spider and photo's, i would zip up your flame suit if i were you though :)
ROFL! Well said.

Honestly...these handling pictures are pointless. Nobody needs to be told how calm and non-defensive these spiders are. That's not the point. The point is...despite how docile they may be...they're still HEINOUSLY TOXIC. You can't rely on them not biting, even if 9/10 times you're right.

Edit: Aside from the handling issue....your pictures are fantastic--publication quality! Thanks for sharing those.
 
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TomM

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Honestly...these handling pictures are pointless. Nobody needs to be told how calm and non-defensive these spiders are. That's not the point. The point is...despite how docile they may be...they're still HEINOUSLY TOXIC. You can't rely on them not biting, even if 9/10 times you're right.
Couldn't agree with you more. Great pics though.
 

jbm150

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Wicked looking spider, it's looks just exude "danger"
 

GartenSpinnen

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As far as handling goes, to each their own.

As far as photography goes... I feel like I learned a great deal about this animal just by looking at the pictures. Thank you for sharing :)
 

Fran

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To each its own, but the more hospital visits for this sort of stupidity, the higer the chances for the gov to close down the whole party and the only spider youll see will be in the books.

So yes, go ahead and handle hots.
 

xhexdx

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To each its own, but the more hospital visits for this sort of stupidity, the higer the chances for the gov to close down the whole party and the only spider youll see will be in the books.

So yes, go ahead and handle hots.
His username is taliban and he's not even in the States to begin with, so who cares? ;)

In all seriousness though:

Honestly...these handling pictures are pointless. Nobody needs to be told how calm and non-defensive these spiders are. That's not the point. The point is...despite how docile they may be...they're still HEINOUSLY TOXIC. You can't rely on them not biting, even if 9/10 times you're right.

Edit: Aside from the handling issue....your pictures are fantastic--publication quality! Thanks for sharing those.
That pretty much covers my thoughts. Well said, Venom.
 

elvasco

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I smell a troll trying to get a rise. Last two pics, last one in particular looks brutally shooped.
 

Sebastian S.

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I smell a troll trying to get a rise. Last two pics, last one in particular looks brutally shooped.
; )

I can assure you that the pictures are real , see other photos taken by taliban.

Great photos talip ; )

Cheers,

Sebastian_S
 

taliban27

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I shared those photos with you just to admire the beauty of that spider not to discuss about handing....

thank you for positive comments:D

greetings from Poland:}

; )Great photos talip ; )
thanks, buddy:)
 
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elvasco

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; )

I can assure you that the pictures are real , see other photos taken by taliban.

Great photos talip ; )

Cheers,

Sebastian_S
I stand by my original opinion; a good shoop but still a shoop.
 

Deroplatys

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I dont see the need to photoshop it, if your already handling it. All you have to do is hold your hand up towards the camera with your face behind it :/
 

smashtoad

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But as someone else said, this type of activity does nothing but endanger the hobby for everyone. He is in another country, though, so....I don't know...it's just weird.
 
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smashtoad

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I smell a troll trying to get a rise. Last two pics, last one in particular looks brutally shooped.
This is driving me nuts.

It looks "brutally shopped" because of something photographers call Depth of Field. There is nothing in the last shot that looks edited at all. The camera is focusing on something small in the foreground, which forces a very short depth of field. If it was shopped, maybe he would have tried to get the skin of his arm and his face closer in color and tone?

In any event, the first photos are great shots of an amazing spider. They showed us the beauty of the animal just fine. Handling an animal like this is nothing more than a serious danger to our hobby. Glad you're in Poland.
 
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