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Bloodthirsty 'Vampire' spider found
Posted on Tuesday, 1 November, 2005 |
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Like the character Count Dracula and his real-life vampire bat counterparts, a small, East African jumping spider has a taste for blood, according to a recent study.
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#7 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 2:29
HAHAHA yay! i was wondering a week ago if there was any spiders that do this type of feeding, and BAM! i get information on it here!...and now i still wonder if there are any spiders that fly...and would those be related to the ones that are claimed to create "angel hair" on grass and such? whoops rambling..protien shake?..*runs to the kitchen*
#8 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 2:42
Very interesting indeed. Too bad we dont have these spiders down here as it is closing in on Summer when the Mosquitos are out in force! Then again we do already have far too many spiders already!
#9 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 6:29
don't worr, spiders can't get much bigger than they are now, simply because it would be physically impossible for their passive internal systems to work.
#10 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 15:53
Jumping spiders are actually some of the friendliest spiders around. They don't bite humans (can't pierce the skin) and some of the larger ones are known to make good pets.
#11 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 17:16
Jumping spiders are actually some of the friendliest spiders around. They don't bite humans (can't pierce the skin) and some of the larger ones are known to make good pets. friendly maybe but good pets? I prefer a dog or a cat
#12 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 17:47
Can you just picture your giant jumping spider running up to greet you, wagging it's abdomen and drooling? Just like Dino!
#13 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 18:50
I could use a few of those over here!
#14 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 20:56
I agree with Arsenik, anything that eats mosquitos is a good thing. H*ll, if they'd let me, I'd breed the d*mned things in my back yard! It would be an Arachni-ranch! As silly as that sounds, just think about all the diseases that mosquitos carry. I still think that they can carry AIDS. I don't care what the Governmment says. Nonetheless, I'd buy this spider a Bloody Mary next time I see one.
#15 Posted by
on 2 November, 2005, 21:05
But don't worry about mosquitos, they cannot transmit AIDS.
#16 Posted by
on 8 November, 2005, 0:18
hey u guys want to see a big spider google image the camel spider.
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