camel spiders !!!

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Found 22nd Apr 2010
Imagine waking up with one of these next to you

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Two of them
http://images.whatsthatbug.com/images/camel_spider_sandoval.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs433.snc3/24948_1380265259938_1031116103_1133379_7471196_n.jpg

Baby one

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs464.snc3/25505_390117409850_557624850_3855005_2350163_n.jpg

Apparently they 'chase' you by staying in your shadow (staying out of the heat). They can run as fast as a human so will carry on chasing you for as long as you run. They have an anaesthetic type venom which leaves the victim partially imobile, although they do not usually bite humans

Got to be better than waking up next to him :
http://www.thehippodrome.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/hippo.jpg

I can't go to sleep after seeing that OP, I hate spiders!

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tkelo;8426901

I can't go to sleep after seeing that OP, I hate spiders!



:lol:

check your ceiling before you do :thumbsup:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs108.snc3/15537_1255007208491_1028890165_783570_2629382_n.jpg

Anyone for table tennis :giggle:

Original Poster Banned

I remember when a little beetle thing crawled on my face when I was sleeping in a tent, nearly had a heart attack, think I would instantly die if I saw one of these. They move as fast as 15km/h, so you can't even run from them

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darren9030;8426904

Anyone for table tennis :giggle:



You need new material

ryman1000;8426907

You need new material


Yes mate it's called a duvet at this time of day :lol:

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darren9030;8426914

Yes mate it's called a duvet at this time of day :lol:



unwillingly I admit I lol'd at that cringey joke :-D

Am sure the army ones were a hoax

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geegee-pinata;8427078

Am sure the army ones were a hoax



It's two of them if you look closely. No hoax just made to look like one single spider. Still huge though

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ryman1000;8426905

They move as fast as 15km/h, so you can't even run from them



Only if you're a cripple, I run 12mph (19.3km/h) on my wife's treadmill with ease :roll:

although on sand might be different.

ryman1000;8427084

It's two of them if you look closely. No hoax just made to look like one … It's two of them if you look closely. No hoax just made to look like one single spider. Still huge though



the bottom one has bitten the top one in the butt, they were obviously fighting over something

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Original Poster Banned

Only if you're a cripple, I run 12mph (19.3km/h) on my wife's treadmill … Only if you're a cripple, I run 12mph (19.3km/h) on my wife's treadmill with ease :roll:although on sand might be different.



As you said try running that fast on sand. They also have much better stamina than a human so until there was other shade would be likely to keep following you

the bottom one has bitten the top one in the butt, they were obviously … the bottom one has bitten the top one in the butt, they were obviously fighting over something



I think they may have been dead and pried together with the pincers, apparently they're on string together

Told you ryman, damn you for making me think they were real!!!

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geegee-pinata;8427812

Told you ryman, damn you for making me think they were real!!!



:roll: They are real, just the first picture is made to look like one spider when it is two. They are about half a foot in size, big enough to make me run !!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2058/2229918703_16564b162a.jpg

My mate serves in Afgan, when he came back he showed me some of the blitters he killed, these Camel spiders are nasty. One guy had a large septic cut, because he forgot to close his net, ended up with a chunk of leg missing.

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Adam2050;8427857

My mate serves in Afgan, when he came back he showed me some of the … My mate serves in Afgan, when he came back he showed me some of the blitters he killed, these Camel spiders are nasty. One guy had a large septic cut, because he forgot to close his net, ended up with a chunk of leg missing.



You sure you just havent been looking at this fake image

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs433.snc3/24948_1380266059958_1031116103_1133385_7134103_n.jpg

ryman1000;8427890

You sure you just havent been looking at this fake image



Nope these were different, and it was from my mates camera. Defo sand in the camera.

theres a youtube video somewhere of one of these bad boys swallowing a small lizard.

cr@pped my pants when i saw it lol.

Mod & Ed

OMG, I run away from money spiders, I'd have to wear pampers if I was anywhere near those things

wishihadadonkey -have your ice lolly things arrived yet?

Mod & Ed

geegee-pinata;8428148

wishihadadonkey -have your ice lolly things arrived yet?



not yet, will let you know as soon as they do:-D

Camel spiders aren't actually spiders! Count the legs!

These are rife at the mo in Afghan, they are huge and can run as fast as you, sometimes faster if your a fat git.
They can still get through a mozzie net, they get theirselves so small its unbelievable, and they do bite, but not very often to humans...however...if they do bite, get it treated because a small flesh wound soon results in a massive amount of limb missing!!

urghhh they're horrid

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Lulu'sMammy;8429160

These are rife at the mo in Afghan, they are huge and can run as fast as … These are rife at the mo in Afghan, they are huge and can run as fast as you, sometimes faster if your a fat git. They can still get through a mozzie net, they get theirselves so small its unbelievable, and they do bite, but not very often to humans...however...if they do bite, get it treated because a small flesh wound soon results in a massive amount of limb missing!!



Hubs told me about these I though he was taking the mick..............blergh.

tinkerbell28;8429188

Hubs told me about these I though he was taking the … Hubs told me about these I though he was taking the mick..............blergh.


They hide in shaded areas, and under stuff, so you never really know when ones going to jump out! We had a lad who during contact, had to go through a nest of them, they were hanging from his webbing lol, he was pure dying to squeal like a woman, but obvo couldn't as rockets and RPG's were being let off all over the place! Funny stuff, but not if ya get me!

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Lulu'sMammy;8429235

They hide in shaded areas, and under stuff, so you never really know when … They hide in shaded areas, and under stuff, so you never really know when ones going to jump out! We had a lad who during contact, had to go through a nest of them, they were hanging from his webbing lol, he was pure dying to squeal like a woman, but obvo couldn't as rockets and RPG's were being let off all over the place! Funny stuff, but not if ya get me!



Yeah he secretly admitted to cacking himself at night/sundown as they would come out :lol:

ryman1000;8426894



Obvious photoshop. Count the legs:whistling:

:lol:

Shengis;8429438

Obvious photoshop. Count the legs:whistling::lol:



It's not a spider :thumbsup:
And they shouldn't outrun a fit person. Top speed should be about 10 Mph as they have such small legs.

DarkKnight;8429546

It's not a spider :thumbsup:And they shouldn't outrun a fit person. Top … It's not a spider :thumbsup:And they shouldn't outrun a fit person. Top speed should be about 10 Mph as they have such small legs.



Says Camel Spider in the OP

(Yeah I know....)

if you hate spiders, imagine doing this ]http//ww…mHM

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DarkKnight;8429546

It's not a spider :thumbsup:And they shouldn't outrun a fit person. Top … It's not a spider :thumbsup:And they shouldn't outrun a fit person. Top speed should be about 10 Mph as they have such small legs.



They are classified as spiders, although compared to scorpions more so. It has 8 legs the front two 'legs' are antenna's I think.

When my mate was in Afghan last year in the Afghan summer, he said they were everywhere, he drives tanks so there was loads in the shadows. Just learnt to live with them, same with scorpions.

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it isnt spider its a solpugid it is classed in arachnida along with spiders but it isnt a spider......theyre everywhere there is a desert sw u.s, middle east , africa etc there are hundreds of different variations........bacteria will get you from biting nothing else

I don't usually mind spiders but these give me the heebie jeebies :shock:

People will believe anything :whistling:
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