I'm fully aware that most everyone here realizes that people in Southeast Asia eat tarantulas...what I'm doing here is trying to share this good video. Plus, I searched the forum and couldn't find a match.
I havent watched the vid coz it makes me feel bit weird... I saw it on tv once though... they're Haplopelma minax or Haplopelma albostriatum. When i bought my albostriatum its labelled common name was "Thailand Edible Tarantula"
They catch hundreds, defang them all and fry them in hot oil.. a local delicacy i believe... I own a big minax female.. hard to think she could be being eaten by some Thai =S
Like us in england eatin animals tho.. altho.. can't really c there bein much meat on a spider?!?!
It's like anything thats a countries way of doin things though... (not wishing to offend anyone who is religious..) But its like kosher meat and how the animals are killed. Coz as far as i know, the animals aren't allowed to be stunned b4 they have their throats cut, for religious reasons. Guess its the same kinda thing there...I'd much rather have them alive and in my bedroom in DEEP tanks though Or even better.. safe in the wild.
I believe the ones in that video (its the same one i have seen on tv) are Haplopelma minax.
Amazing though... if you look.. all them spiders in that box.. hundreds of them... yet when the people pick them out.. not one tries to threat posture.... poor lil things.. too terrified
Here's my big girly... shes my pride and joy coz i saved her from near death
She's not the happiest of spiders!
They also eat H. albostriatums......
Another one of my favs in my collection.. shes beautiful...
Can't imagine me sinking my teeth into either of them =S
okay, i sound like a little girl but, whatever. i guess it's juist teh same as chicken, or fish. that would be so cool to just lie down in that basket thing and have them crawl all over you. i'll bet that feels so stinking cool!!