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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 07:50 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
It was not in Baja, but on the mainland (Manzanillo) we encountered a spider much larger than a tarantula.

The body was not that much larger, but it had long, hairless legs, sort of like a daddy long legs on steroids!

Continuing the culinary theme, it covered an area the size of a dinner plate when it was walking.


[Edited on 2-17-2018 by AKgringo]



Sure it was a spider, not a cancle? Long long legs, square body with crab-like pincers and long anntenae. Called a false scorpion or whip tail scorpion in English, but in fact neither a spider nor a scorpion. Harmless, have no toxin.


Sounds like the critter we found, except the claws had spines,not pincers. It was huge!








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[*] posted on 2-25-2018 at 01:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by surabi  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
It was not in Baja, but on the mainland (Manzanillo) we encountered a spider much larger than a tarantula.

The body was not that much larger, but it had long, hairless legs, sort of like a daddy long legs on steroids!

Continuing the culinary theme, it covered an area the size of a dinner plate when it was walking.


[Edited on 2-17-2018 by AKgringo]



Sure it was a spider, not a cancle? Long long legs, square body with crab-like pincers and long anntenae. Called a false scorpion or whip tail scorpion in English, but in fact neither a spider nor a scorpion. Harmless, have no toxin.


Sounds like the critter we found, except the claws had spines,not pincers. It was huge!






Yes, when I said pincers, I was referring to what you are calling
claws. They do have spiny looking stuff on the claws. Yes, they get huge. A friend and I discovered a pure white albino one in his bodega- have seen a lot of cancles, but never an albino before or since. They're good guys to have around, in spite of their horrific look. They consume scorpions and other insects.
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