My next door neighbours spider (shell) (1 Viewer)

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My mate, next door, gave me a dis-guarded shell/body of one of his spiders (I don't know what you call them when they grow and dis-guard the old skin) but as you can see it has a leg span of 7 inches, it's some form of Tarantula, but nice ay, I've yet to encase it for display
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years ago we went shopping and I picked up a pack of HEARTS, showed the wife, but I had hold the base of the pack and was moving my hand so it looked they were still alive, she nearly JUMPED out of her skin LOL :LOL: :LOL::LOL:, the spider is actually now BIGGER :oops: :oops: :oops:
 

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It's quite possibly a Chilean Rose Tarantula, they are quite popular as pets. We had a couple many years ago, a male and female but one night the female managed to get through the divider and killed the male, luckily we didn't then get lots of baby tarantulas!

I still have the discarded skin from where the female shed it. I showed it to my eldest sister in law once and she nearly went through the house wall backwards :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

We rehomed the tarantula to a friend of mine, who loved spiders and used to let it roam around her flat :eek: Always used to ring before visiting, so that the tarantula could be put back in it's cage.
 
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It will come in handy for Halloween! Mount it over a blackened tennis ball and hang it from a piece of invisible fishing line? :eek:

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My grandad was a stevedore at Tilbury docks back in the 50's and 60's when shipping contains were in their infancy and most banana boats from the West Indies and Africa were still using refrigerated holds, and my grandad would often bring home all manner of spiders, scorpions and bugs for me to have a look at.
 
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Insects and spiders (arthropods) have no internal skeleton, they have an external skeleton (exoskeleton). As they go through their developmental stages (instars) they need to discard their old exoskeleton so they can grow. Spiders can have several instar stages. That's a great example of an exoskeleton.
 
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My mates spider Is very aggressive and shows it’s fangs even if you put your hand near the glass, it “fanged” my mate, he had a bad hand and arm for several days, he has had most of the “nasties”, some time back he had a reticulated python, that would HISS at you
 
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My mates spider Is very aggressive and shows it’s fangs even if you put your hand near the glass, it “fanged” my mate, he had a bad hand and arm for several days, he has had most of the “nasties”, some time back he had a reticulated python, that would HISS at you

That is unusual, most pythons are fairly docile unless they are sloughing, (shedding their skin) then they can get a bit niggly.
 

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