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World's biggest Spider?

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

  1. MaximusMeridus

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

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


    T.blondi female - comparison 375g Crunchy Nut box

    T.blondi female - femur width 1.1cm

    T.blondi female - weight 142g

    T.blondi female - Alive

    T.blondi female Carapace width 4.2cm

    T.blondi female body length 11.2cm - (when alive)

    T.blondi female leg span 27cm
    Last edited: May 29, 2009
  2. Beautiful specimen. COngratulations!!

    Although i disapprove these size contests ;)
  3. Crazy0monkey

    Crazy0monkey Arachnodemon Old Timer

    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

    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

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

    MaximusMeridus Arachnopeon

    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

    Last edited: May 29, 2009
  10. Kris-wIth-a-K

    Kris-wIth-a-K Arachnoprince Old Timer

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

    Sathane Arachnoking

    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

    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

    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

    agama Arachnosquire

    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

    Dave Arachnobaron

    H. lividum ... scary

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

    :liar: :D
  17. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking

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

  18. agama

    agama Arachnosquire

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

    Dave Arachnobaron

    lol {D
  20. gumby

    gumby Arachnoprince Old Timer

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