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Old 05-05-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Giant Spiders of The Congo

There have been reports of some expedition members exploring Central Africa for another elusive Cryptid, The Mkele Mbembe, or mysterious dinosaur like beast of the central African jungles, of a monstrous species of giant spider.

Apparently this creature is known and feared by the Baka pygmie tribe,it has a leg span of aprox 5-6 feet, and resembles a vast Tarantula, or bird eating type spider.

IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.

Now that if it's true, is one critter you'd not like to find sharing your sleeping bag!
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing never heard of it before..
And welcome to the forums by the way.
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There have been reports of some expedition members exploring Central Africa for another elusive Cryptid, The Mkele Mbembe, or mysterious dinosaur like beast of the central African jungles, of a monstrous species of giant spider.

Apparently this creature is known and feared by the Baka pygmie tribe,it has a leg span of aprox 5-6 feet, and resembles a vast Tarantula, or bird eating type spider.

IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.

Now that if it's true, is one critter you'd not like to find sharing your sleeping bag!
If you ever get a picture of one of these things, under no circumstances EVER show it me!
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome Chattanova.

Of course from a sceptical point of view such a creature presents problems.

One would be to do with the exoskeleton. Another with it's respiratory system.

Sorry i don't have sources directly to hand, but Dr Karl Shucker does mention them in one of his books.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome Chattanova.

Of course from a sceptical point of view such a creature presents problems.

One would be to do with the exoskeleton. Another with it's respiratory system.

Sorry i don't have sources directly to hand, but Dr Karl Shucker does mention them in one of his books.

You'd be interested in the CFZ, I've got a couple more threads about them on this board.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the CFZ info Hagbard.

Is there not mention in THE BIGGEST SECRET of Josef Mengele having giant spiders in a laboratory. Don't own a copy of it, but do remember reading that.

Could specimins not perhaps have been acquired in the Congo in the sixties by Mengele's minions, bearing in mind that countless former Nazi's fought as mercenaries in then Belgian Congo, some could surely have found there way to his lab hideout in South America.

Just a thought.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome Chattanova.

Of course from a sceptical point of view such a creature presents problems.

One would be to do with the exoskeleton. Another with it's respiratory system.

Sorry i don't have sources directly to hand, but Dr Karl Shucker does mention them in one of his books.
This is just what i was thinking, according to the limitations of the average chitinous exoskeleton, the maximum size of a spider is about the size of a small cat (and that is pushing it) but of course there were spiders in prehistoric times that were larger than this.
However there may well have been environmental factors back in prehistory that account for this increased size, or indeed with the large amount of variation we see in arachnoids it's not in the realms of fantasy to suppose that one of the hairy bastards has figured out the perfect configuration to support such a large weight.
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IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.
That's funny because baka means stupid in japanese.
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Thanks for the CFZ info Hagbard.

Is there not mention in THE BIGGEST SECRET of Josef Mengele having giant spiders in a laboratory. Don't own a copy of it, but do remember reading that.

Could specimins not perhaps have been acquired in the Congo in the sixties by Mengele's minions, bearing in mind that countless former Nazi's fought as mercenaries in then Belgian Congo, some could surely have found there way to his lab hideout in South America.

Just a thought.

From The Biggest Secret:
"She [Arizona Wilder] says she was personally programmed by Josef Mengele (she
knows him as Green or Greenbaum), a shape-shifting reptilian, and the infamous Nazi
mind controller and genetic manipulator, who escaped at the end of the war with the
help of British and American Intelligence to continue his horrors in the United
Kingdom, the United States, and South America. He once showed her a spider a foot
wide which he had genetically developed ..."
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From The Biggest Secret:
"She [Arizona Wilder] says she was personally programmed by Josef Mengele (she
knows him as Green or Greenbaum), a shape-shifting reptilian, and the infamous Nazi
mind controller and genetic manipulator, who escaped at the end of the war with the
help of British and American Intelligence to continue his horrors in the United
Kingdom, the United States, and South America. He once showed her a spider a foot
wide which he had genetically developed ..."
This AW quote, taking it as 100% are we ??.

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Camel spider^^^

Giant Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferia)
This is the world's largest crustacean and can measure up to 26.5ft (8m) between the tips of its legs when splayed out! Giant Spider Crabs have a restricted distribution off the southeast coast of Japan. They live on sandy or muddy bottoms between 100-165ft (30-50m) in depth, in slow-moving water. Although little is known of their life history, we do know they feed on prey that includes other crustaceans as well as echinoderms, worms, and molluscs.
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SPIDER!!!
This is "Spidey". He is the world's largest spider. We're not quite sure what species he is, but he seems immune to whatever spray we use. After numerous attempts to erradicate him, we have finally decided to keep him as a pet. We're not sure what he eats, but we all stay away from the store after dark, just in case.
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Camel spider^^^
I think it's 2 spiders mating but DAMN what a size!
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I think it's 2 spiders mating but DAMN what a size!
I happened upon a reference to this pic elsewhere and according to that fellow, if you take a look at the hand and sleeve on the right of the picture, you can see that they are not that big at all and are simply made to look bigger by the framing of the soldiers legs in the background.
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cannot find any pics of the mysterious spiders in the jungle.

Here's what a camel spiders bite look like

truly terrifying

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Camel spider^^^



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Jesus H Corbett! If I found that in the bath!
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cannot find any pics of the mysterious spiders in the jungle.

Here's what a camel spiders bite look like

truly terrifying

Why post a mocked up picture of an arachnoid?? exactly how does this help?
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Why post a mocked up picture of an arachnoid?? exactly how does this help?
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Why post a mocked up picture of an arachnoid?? exactly how does this help?
Don't know about the spider being mocked (looks a bit snazzy though!) but that bite looks as though it's an infected one. (Edit: or off a brown recluse spider)
I think the Iraq pic is either fake or at a dodgy angle.


http://www.camelspiders.net/

http://www.shagbarkridge.com/info/recluse.html

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You guys have to check this out , Spiderbite, unknown origin .
Warning - Gore

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Don't know about the spider being mocked (looks a bit snazzy though!) but that bite looks as though it's an infected one. (Edit: or off a brown recluse spider)
I think the Iraq pic is either fake or at a dodgy angle.


http://www.camelspiders.net/

http://www.shagbarkridge.com/info/recluse.html
of course that spider pic has been doctored, are you blind? the one of the 2 Solifugae has not been doctored and is simply at a misleading angle but the other pic of the red fanged looking camel spider is about as fake as santa at bloomindales

just a few facts for all our arachnid loving pals.

1. Camel spiders top speed - 10 mph.

2. Size: Up to 6 inches

3. They have no venom.

4. They don't jump.

5. Called camel spiders because they live in the desert.
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