Jan 20, 2008

In Full Swing

My arachnophobia: back in full swing.

I've got a question for you spider experts. I know that spiders drain their insectoid meals dry, leaving only a husk wrapped up in webbing (typically). What happens when the spider feeds on a vertebrate? Do they similarly just drain the victim dry, leaving--in this case--only a scaley husk?

Do I want to know the answer?

Photo source: Knuttz.net

11 comments:

Danielle Lea said...

I definitely don't want to know!

Denita TwoDragons said...

I think he just liquefies the muscles around the bones, sucks it in, and then drops the remains in front of your doorstep to scare the bejeezus out of you in the morning. ^__^

--TwoDragons

Jade said...

It will shrivel up and turn black as the spider drinks the liquified parts out of it.

On the other hand, a tarantula slowly chews the whole thing up leaving VERY little when they're done.

Annica said...

ugh, gross...

Its just to big for my brain to process...

Katie said...

Oh Gawd! Those spider's legs just look so...unusually meaty

*runs and hides*

Cozytailmom said...

Heeeeeebieee Jeeeeeeebieeees!!!

Shay said...

this is just so sad for me...i love lizzywizards. ahem. lizards. that looks like a gecko, too. pretty, but mean little buggers. now, if a spider ever got a hold of a baby beardie, then i'd have some serious issues. of course, i suppose its mommy could probably exact some pretty wicked revenge. ;)

Anonymous said...

This gives me heebies on top of my jeebies! Oh. My. God.

Anonymous said...

An adult bearded dragon probably wouldn't stand a chance against that spider.

takamo said...

Holy crap... what spider is that and what country is it in? I want to stay as far away from it as possible!

Anonymous said...

I reckon it Camel spider from Pakistan or Afganistan, they are about the size of dinner plates! Normally eats birds, guess the gecko was not fast enough. Not easy to kill, had to jump on the fecker in end, it was in hotel room i was sharing.