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Old 06-30-2009, 11:45 PM   #61
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Yes we will. We came home with no tarantula sightings. We must go back.

We did find scorpions. Two little cuties. midwesternerr can tell you all about the environment under the rocks and how long it takes to be able to support their life. It was very interesting.

This first little one was shy.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:46 PM   #62
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The second little one didn't try to run. He hung out as if waiting for his rock to be lowered back into place.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #63
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I'm glad I live in Michigan with no worries about poisonous things such as these!
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:56 PM   #64
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Ah yes. Michigan. The home to the brown recluse. I feel safe already knowing there are no tarantulas and scorpions there.

midwesternerr said he had never heard of anyone dying from a scorpion bite. We can't say the same in the midwest for a brown recluse bite.
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Oooooooooooops I forgot about him but I don't think you can die from one can you? Maybe loose a few body parts that's all..........:eek:
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Did you see this big fatty I found in Wisconsin this weekend? He was HUGE!
I guess he is a wolf spider but I've never seen one this size EVER! The den was about 1 1/2 "
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:58 AM   #67
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I certainly did see your big fatty photo. I would have loved to have had something in your photograph to give me an idea of exactly how big he was.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #68
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There is a blade of grass in the upper left. The hole is almost 2" if that tells you anything about his size! I sure wasn't going to put my hand any closer.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:46 PM   #69
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Do you remember where he was? I wish you would go back and try to take more pics of him. He's a beauty.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:12 PM   #70
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Yes I do know where he is, but he's over 3 hours away! I thought the photos were more clear than they actually were.
It's hard to tell sometimes looking in that small viewing area on the camera especially if it's bright out.

Here's what I had noticed just the other day................
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This first one had a softened look to it.
I checked my lenze and found it glossed over.
It must have brushed against my arm that I had sun screen on.

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Same flower after cleaning off my lenze!
Notice the clarity difference.
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