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boates
04-06-2010, 11:58
Giant Japanese spider (http://www.vincelewis.net/spider.html)

Bigg_Budd
04-06-2010, 12:08
That's awesome! I bet it would go great with some garlic butter!

Daved
04-06-2010, 13:08
I can't imgine the girl that gave you that!

WngStvn
04-06-2010, 13:16
Saw a few live in Japan. They are so beautiful. They have a "tree" of fish bodies floating in the tank to feed them. Wish I can find the photos to show you.

CompuDude
04-06-2010, 14:32
That's awesome! I bet it would go great with some garlic butter!

Probably, although if they're anything like the very similar-looking (if smaller) Sheep Crabs we have locally, the meat is fairly tough and requires a Dremel or similarly powerful tool to get through the incredibly tough carapace. More trouble than it's worth, for our local ones. (according to those who have tried) Those giant-sized versions are pretty cool, though! 12' across is crazy! Biggest I've seen locally was probably 4' across... I didn't have a lens wide angle enough to really show it, though.

http://www.h2ogeek.com/2009/2009-03-21%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_5296-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2007/2007-04-07%20Anacapa-SCruz/slides/IMG_3347-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2007/2007-06-16%20La%20Bufadora/slides/IMG_4098-crop.jpg

inventor
04-06-2010, 16:49
You mean Sheep Craa-aa-aaa-aaab?:smiley36:

It's coming to get you mm2002!

Bigg_Budd
04-06-2010, 18:26
I can't imgine the girl that gave you that!

very awesome, dude. respect.