Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Camel spider - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Camel spider dstranathan Posted: April 14, 2004 9:00PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.aspWhat the!? Whats your opinion? Is this real? I am amazed. «12»Comments Reply 1 of 30 scott Posts: 7,431member April 14, 2004 9:05PM Why wouldn't this be real? Reply 2 of 30 vargas Posts: 426member April 14, 2004 9:08PM *shudder* Reply 3 of 30 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member April 14, 2004 9:09PM the links pretty clearly come down on the side of 'myth'edit add: a real arachnid (but not a spider), that is real scary looking,but nothing like the "venomous, flesh eating" tabloid version.thankfully. Reply 4 of 30 scott Posts: 7,431member April 14, 2004 9:13PM I don't know about that. What's this page about?http://www.faunaimportuk.com/careshe...rcaresheet.htm Reply 5 of 30 vargas Posts: 426member April 14, 2004 9:16PM How to care for your Camel spider, evidentlyI know just how to care for mine, introduce it to my hammer Reply 6 of 30 giant Posts: 6,041member April 14, 2004 9:24PM http://unpa.org/photogallery/op-iraq...l%20spider.JPG Reply 7 of 30 scott Posts: 7,431member April 14, 2004 9:25PM So the creature is real but it's abilities are grossly overstated. Reply 8 of 30 709 Posts: 2,016member April 14, 2004 9:31PM I loath spiders. Reply 9 of 30 giant Posts: 6,041member April 14, 2004 9:31PM http://www.ecologicproductions.com/v...CK_spider.html Reply 10 of 30 ebby Posts: 3,110member April 15, 2004 12:36AM The spider is real (movie) But I sure hope they don't get that big! I'm gunna have nightmares! Reply 11 of 30 splinemodel Posts: 7,311member April 15, 2004 12:41AM Quote:Originally posted by 709 I loath spiders. That's good, because the Camel Spider is not actually a spider.See? no problem. . . everything's cool. Reply 12 of 30 akumulator Posts: 1,111member April 15, 2004 1:13AM The photo in the original link is deceptive... they're not that big in comparison to the soldier's legs... there are hands close to the camera holding the camel spiders. Reply 13 of 30 eugene Posts: 8,254member April 15, 2004 1:40AM I've seen bugs that look almost exactly like those on (rare) occasion in my house. Obviously not that big, but with the same elongated head and flattish abdomen. No visible thorax, though I didn't know if they had 6 legs and a pair of leg-like antennae or 8 legs.I caught one once along with an earwig. I put them both in a cup and I assumed the earwig would devour it. Turns out the opposite happened, I came back to the cup the day after and the only thing left in the cup were the hind pinchers and legs of the earwig and the spider-like thing was gone.I guess I know it's called a Solpugid/Solifugid now. The ones here are about the same size as most ordinary house spiders. I actually took a photo of one once because I wanted help identifying it, but I can't seem to find it now. Most people I asked online thought it was a termite. Reply 14 of 30 splinemodel Posts: 7,311member April 15, 2004 2:06AM http://www.ultimatepethabitat.net/solifugid.htmhttp://mamba.bio.uci.edu/~pjbryant/b.../Solifugid.htmThere's a photo a bit down on the first page of a specimen from California. (for Eugene) They say it's about an inch in either direction. The second page has a bunch more. Reply 15 of 30 powerdoc Posts: 8,123member April 15, 2004 3:29AM The photo in the first link is true, but is taken in a weird fashion, that give the feeling it's has big as a thig. If you look carefully at the picture it's smaller than an hand (but sufficiantly big for my taste ... ) Reply 16 of 30 dviant Posts: 483member April 15, 2004 9:03AM wow that thing is freaky lookin'.... that movie Giant posted especially... howd you like to have a few of those digging in your backyard? Looks like it has a damn beak.. Ugh. Reply 17 of 30 moogs Posts: 4,296member April 15, 2004 9:15AM I'd shit my pants if one of those things jumped onto me while on duty. GUH! "Yeah uhh, Sarge? Where do I get those conscientious objector forms?" Reply 18 of 30 aquafire Posts: 2,758member April 15, 2004 9:34AM Forget Bombing OBL...just flush him out of one of those darned caves of his with those frikkin spiders..All we need is some voulunteer to open all the cages as we fly over...in a Hercules transport....Whose putting their name down..?Segovious....you just pulled the short straw...Tough luck it was nice knowing ya hehe.. Reply 19 of 30 thegelding Posts: 3,230member April 15, 2004 11:24AM eugene, we get those quite a bit here in the high desert...mostly found at night...have the nickname "sun spider"....freaky, but harmless...we also get small scorpions and tarantulas and centipedes...by far i loathe the centipedes the most...nasty thingsg Reply 20 of 30 vargas Posts: 426member April 15, 2004 2:51PM I loathe scorpions «12» Sign In or Register to comment.