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Is there any truth in the belief that they are actually deadly poisonous but too small to get hold of you properly?

I have also heard this and am keen to know whether it is true or not?

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I read on the forum here somewhere it was an urban legend. Forgot where though.


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spiders make me jump REALLY high :)


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I read on the forum here somewhere it was an urban legend. Forgot where though.


Wasn't that about dragonflies :?:


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I think it was about Daddy-Long-Legs. I'll try to find it.

Here it is. On page two. It is about the daddy long legs, though.


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As to the photo of a spider I posted on page 1 of this thread:

Yesterday (09/05) I discovered the website of the Spider Club of South Africa and emailed the photo to them. I have just received an answer from them. I thought it good to share it with those who took time in trying to identify it. Below reply from Astri Leroy

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Hello Francois,
Wow! What a beautiful baboon spider! Most baboon spiders are rather dull-coloured but you have photographed one of our more spectacular ones, Harpactira chrysogaster (red-rumped baboon spider) which has this lovely reddish brown abdomen & silvery hairs on the appendages. The record of its distribution is Stellenbosh, so that makes sense.

I think it may be either a juvenile or a male. It looks quite small against the grass, did you record measurements or even estimate. You measure a spider from the front of the carapace (head) to end of abdomen LEAVING OUT THE LEGS.

If you are really interested in spiders please visit out website, www.spiders.co.za easy isn’t it?

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I must say Astri sounds very enthusiastic about your spider Francois.
Think it is safe to say most people won't share that enthusiasm :lol:
It is a beautiful creature though :!:

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The plague of crickets in 2003/2004 were armoured crickets not quite as revolting as the Joburg Parktown Prawn.If we ever get them in this house were we live now we will definately MOVE!! There seems to be more Red Romans around in the park..I really don`t want to see any in April!


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