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Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:07 am
by Chivalrybean
http://www.geekosystem.com/spiderweb-trees-pakistan/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I instantly thought of King's The Mist (movie) and want to shove this imagery into a Call of Cthulhu RPG game.

Re: Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:24 am
by groomporter
There have been a some similar spider colonies reported here in the US. They all seem to be near water
http://www.rentokil.com/blog/giant-spid ... king-over/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:20 am
by Mikes
I'm refusing to click on the 'How to remove a huntsman' vid on this link. I've had to get rid of the buggers every summer and they jump. Once I had to use the duster as a baseball bat when one launched from the ceiling at me.

Re: Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:23 am
by Chivalrybean
Mikes wrote:
I'm refusing to click on the 'How to remove a huntsman' vid on this link. I've had to get rid of the buggers every summer and they jump. Once I had to use the duster as a baseball bat when one launched from the ceiling at me.
The guy in the video doesn't do a very good job at capturing it {:0p

Re: Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:27 am
by Mikes
My mind is filling in the scene, much as I'm trying to stop it.

The thing is they're not dangerous, and everyone knows they're not dangerous, but when something the size and shape of a facehugger launches itself at you that's the last thing in your mind.

Re: Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:02 am
by Mikes
Not really worth its own topic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13134505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In short, sceinetists find largest intact arachnid fossil. Somehow using 'arachnid' instead of 'spider' freaks me out more.

It's a granddaddy of the goldem orb spider. If you youtube it you will find video of the golden orb trappnig and eating birds, yes birds, in Queensland.

Re: Super creepy spider-filled trees in Pakistan.

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:27 am
by StalinSays
I'm going to pretend like I read that link sitting at a bar with friends:

"Extreme sexual dimorphism? Isn't that what your mother's got! PPPoooommm!"