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(WYFF 4 Greenville)   A new species of tarantula is discovered in Thailand. Researchers in Australia are not pleased   (wyff4.com) divider line
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608 clicks; posted to STEM » on 24 Jan 2022 at 5:20 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-24 6:37:28 PM  
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2022-01-24 6:50:47 PM  
Did it fall out of a tree into a catch basin?  Was there a photographer who died under mysterious circumstances on the expedition?  DID A BIG CITY DOCTOR JUST MOVE TO A SMALL TOWN PRACTICE?!?!?!!
 
2022-01-24 7:26:06 PM  
Yeah, well being in Thailand and all I recommend a package check before going too far
 
2022-01-24 8:06:14 PM  
There are hundreds of species of tarantulas in southeast Asia and the Indian sub continent, many of them we haven't discovered yet. Unlike Amazon tarantulas who are super chill and docile as puppies, SE Asia tarantulas are aggressive first strike assholes, so they are to be avoided at all costs. But they come in various colors and they look very pretty.

My favorite is Poecilotheria Metallica, so called because it's the most metal spider there is.


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Totally gets down to Lars, James and the boys.
 
2022-01-24 8:31:07 PM  
Friendly neighborhood SPIDER DOG!

Mutant Giant Spider Dog, by Sylwester Wardęga (2014)
Youtube dwTq_MPBWSA
 
2022-01-24 8:40:36 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Friendly neighborhood SPIDER DOG!

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As funny as all that was, and it was hilarious, I worry that this guy and his Spider Dog are going to end up with someone having a heart attack or possibly physical injuries from people hurting themselves trying to get away.
 
2022-01-24 8:45:54 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Day_Old_Dutchie: Friendly neighborhood SPIDER DOG!

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As funny as all that was, and it was hilarious, I worry that this guy and his Spider Dog are going to end up with someone having a heart attack or possibly physical injuries from people hurting themselves trying to get away.


Just make sure the dog doesn't chase someone holding a flame thrower.

Because, well.... you know.
 
2022-01-24 8:57:32 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Day_Old_Dutchie: Friendly neighborhood SPIDER DOG!

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As funny as all that was, and it was hilarious, I worry that this guy and his Spider Dog are going to end up with someone having a heart attack or possibly physical injuries from people hurting themselves trying to get away.


Or someone that's carrying just capping the poor pup.  And I wouldn't really blame them either, the way some of those situations were set up to look
 
2022-01-24 9:01:49 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: OK So Amuse Me: Day_Old_Dutchie: Friendly neighborhood SPIDER DOG!

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As funny as all that was, and it was hilarious, I worry that this guy and his Spider Dog are going to end up with someone having a heart attack or possibly physical injuries from people hurting themselves trying to get away.

Or someone that's carrying just capping the poor pup.  And I wouldn't really blame them either, the way some of those situations were set up to look


Oh, I didn't think about that! Now I'm worried about the pupper being hurt. :(
 
2022-01-24 9:42:06 PM  
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2022-01-24 10:30:14 PM  
The tarantula was discovered by nature YouTuber JoCho Sippawat.
This is his author photograph.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwahnsJVPWodYOLoTQl3q6A/videos

(that doesn't seem to be the species he discovered)
 
2022-01-25 1:16:43 AM  
The KIngs of Slapstick. Forever.

A Tarantula!
Youtube zKCPrCZH6D4
 
2022-01-25 1:26:17 AM  
Oh, no. They publicized exactly where the spider lives in Thailand.

Now they might be wiped out by traffickers, because every scary-thingees fancier is going to want one for their collection.
 
2022-01-25 3:38:16 AM  

Ishkur: There are hundreds of species of tarantulas in southeast Asia and the Indian sub continent, many of them we haven't discovered yet. Unlike Amazon tarantulas who are super chill and docile as puppies, SE Asia tarantulas are aggressive first strike assholes, so they are to be avoided at all costs. But they come in various colors and they look very pretty.

My favorite is Poecilotheria Metallica, so called because it's the most metal spider there is.


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Totally gets down to Lars, James and the boys.


I had a super aggressive Chilean Rose, there's a Chilean Violet looks similar to the pic.
Fascinating to watch and I miss the sound of crickets as the house was full of escapees.  May look into getting another.
 
2022-01-25 10:08:06 AM  
Given that it was discovered in Thailand, I'm sure it was discovered to be delicious
 
2022-01-25 1:40:54 PM  

Ishkur: There are hundreds of species of tarantulas in southeast Asia and the Indian sub continent, many of them we haven't discovered yet. Unlike Amazon tarantulas who are super chill and docile as puppies, SE Asia tarantulas are aggressive first strike assholes, so they are to be avoided at all costs. But they come in various colors and they look very pretty.

My favorite is Poecilotheria Metallica, so called because it's the most metal spider there is.


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Totally gets down to Lars, James and the boys.


That's one of the most trafficked animals on Earth. P. Metallica has a big reputation as a favorite for smugglers.

Also; everyone from Alice Cooper to Alexi knows the most metal spider is the black widow. It's not even up for debate - its whole world is sound-based.
 
2022-01-25 3:21:43 PM  
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