What is this?

MarkS

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A member over at ReefCentral took a picture of this at the Shedd Aquarium. I'm not 100% sure its even a spider, although I would find it hard to believe its not. Is it a tarantula? If not what is it and what is the scientific name?

 

Talkenlate04

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Looks fake to me to, maybe it was just there for display reasons, looks like they tried to mimic a true spider of some sort not a tarantula.
 

P. Novak

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NOOOO, thats the rare Aquarium decoris , I'm surprised those even exist anymore!:rolleyes:
 

MarkS

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Thanks guys. Yes, its fake. A former employee of the aquarium just posted over ar ReefCentral and confirmed that...

Originally posted by FishtankAndy
I used to work at Shedd and had to see those things every day. We used to get a kick out of all the people that would walk by and say "Oh my God, honey! Look at the size of that spider!!!"
 
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