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Old 07-28-2007, 06:23 PM   #141
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i was camped just down from them. i walked over to see a huge one in the tree! ACK! i remember someone posting a picture of that... kevin
Yep, Thats when I put on my broad brimmed hat.
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:26 PM   #142
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Son, Ya just ain't right.

Here's where to look for the little lovelies. (and I speak from experiance.) Up in the trees, Under your chair, On the picinic table and just walking through the campsite. Trust me noooo shortage.

Don't let the wild turkeys or deer that will be within 20 feet of you distract you.
Yes - yes I know. You might be right - but still! Thanks for the tips on where to look. Now you will all know where to find me. Looking up and down and all around.
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:34 PM   #143
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Theraphosidae nights.....

Yes, Buttercup, your dreams will come true! The photo I attached was one that Mark picked up alongside the road whilst mountatain biking. It was dead and does not appear as plumped and threatening as the sinewy, live ones.

The turkeys are another matter. Haven't seen any as road kill yet....

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Mating season

apparently it's tarantula mating season in the fall. The big spiders are on the march, looking for a mate. Our kids just LOVED watching them. Aside from the new friends they made, and the Long, Long, Trailer movie on the big screen, the spiders were the highlight of the rally!

Although the foot in this picture looks mighty close, no we didn't step on it!
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:27 PM   #145
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Yea, I thought that little bugger looked not quite right. I spent an hour educating myself on the species that probably exists there. Did you know that they have lungs?
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:05 PM   #146
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Aside from the new friends they made, and the Long, Long, Trailer movie on the big screen, the spiders were the highlight of the rally!
yeah the long, long trailer was great fun on murray's huge screen. fun night.

and no i didn't know tarantulas had lungs. interesting. hey buttercup, how 'bout daily tarantula fun facts?
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Turkey Patrol

The Tarantulas are perfect for Halloween festivities. Since Thanksgiving will be coming up not long after the rally, let's not forget these guys too! This was from last years LSA rally...
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:00 PM   #148
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:10 PM   #149
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yeah the long, long trailer was great fun on murray's huge screen. fun night.

and no i didn't know tarantulas had lungs. interesting. hey buttercup, how 'bout daily tarantula fun facts?
Might have to make it weekly - I don't have THAT many facts. Bur I will research them. The best part is that they might be creepy but harmless and not poisonous.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:37 PM   #150
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If you're interested, here is a link to some photos from last year's LSA rally ...
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The Tarantulas are perfect for Halloween festivities. Since Thanksgiving will be coming up not long after the rally, let's not forget these guys too! This was from last years LSA rally...
And guess what the turkeys in the photo are eating?
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tarantla trivia

alright buttercup, you got me interested. heres some tarantula trivia...

did you know tarantula hair is irratating to humans and tarantula hair has been used as the main ingredient in the novelty item "itching powder".
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The feisty Tarantula! Yes, it is directly related to.....

.....the tarantella dance! Everybody dance now!

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The tarantella has dubious beginnings, a long history and is credited for naming an Italian wolf spider- the Tarantula. Many Italians have heard of this dance but few actively do it save for cultural events and weddings in the South of Italy.

The Tarantella has found a resurgence through Italian Americans who are reaching back to their roots and hoping to bring something tangible to share with their family and Americans who are curious about this exotic dance.

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There are many theories on how the Tarantella began, and unless an in-depth study is made into the origins of this dance we cannot say with accuracy which is correct, but here are two of the most popular.

The Bite of A Spider - The dance was used apparently to cure the bite of the spider. The bite of the spider was presumed to make one hallucinate. The town's folk will play music while the afflicted person would dance nonstop, to ward off the spider's venom. FACT: While painful, a tarantula bite is not fatal. However, a bite from a black widow spider, whose venom is ten times more lethal than that of the rattlesnake, can cause acute pain which seems to be alleviated by physical exercise -- thus the tarantella and an identity crisis for the spiders involved
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So, perhaps we can add an activity to the already full calendar of events. I'm always willing to make a complete fool of myself. Anyone else?

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