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Title: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Sanguine on July 04, 2019, 01:02:11 PM
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Everything is bigger in Texas – even the bugs. While it’s no secret that summer brings lots of critters out of the woodwork here in the hot, humid Lone Star State, the eight-legged variety will be especially populous. It’s mating season for the Texas Brown Tarantula, a large arachnid that lays up to 1,000 eggs at a time. C’mon, we know you want to see:

Over 1200 different species of tarantula can be found all across earth's Southern Hemisphere. Named after the Southern Italian town of Taranto, the somewhat ambiguous term describes any large, unfamiliar ground-dwelling spider.

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Pictured here is the Mexican Redknee Tarantula, the type we're all most familiar with. The creature's black and orange hues jive perfectly with Halloween, making it something of a symbol for the holiday...

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Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Ghost Bear on July 04, 2019, 02:17:34 PM
Yes, stay away from Texas, it's full of giant tarantulas, giant scorpions, giant millipedes... generally every icky giant creepy crawley that you ever heard of, exists in multitudes in Texas.

Californians especially, stay away.   :yowsa:
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 04, 2019, 02:24:42 PM
Tarantulas are cute and fuzzy.
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Elderberry on July 04, 2019, 02:26:55 PM
I drove thru a Tarantula Migration one nite in that pine forest near San Marcos. Very Spooky.
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: roamer_1 on July 04, 2019, 02:36:05 PM
Tarantulas are cute and fuzzy.

And tasty btw...
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 04, 2019, 02:42:25 PM
And tasty btw...

Do they taste like shrimp?
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: roamer_1 on July 04, 2019, 02:47:59 PM
Do they taste like shrimp?

No.. Kinda like grasshoppers.
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Free Vulcan on July 04, 2019, 07:37:07 PM
It's things like this as to why I don't move down South, though I prefer the culture.
Title: Re: Giant Tarantulas Are Invading Texas By The Thousands This Summer
Post by: Elderberry on July 04, 2019, 08:07:57 PM
What's to be afraid of? People keep them as pets.