Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Singapore's urban wildlife: Tarantula in my bedroom

I'm really not a "Eek! It's a spider" kind of girl, but have to admit it was creepy to find this guy Singapore Brown Tarantula hanging out in my bedroom...  about 3 feet above my pillow, no less!

After a quick macro photo shoot (the light was terrible) and a little spider-wrangling, we got him into an plastic tub that formerly contained homemade CNY pineapple tarts.

 We released him on the balcony of our apartment - I don't mind sharing my home with spiders tarantulas, just not my bedroom - but he hasn't been back!


  1. If I found that! I would of set fire to apartment and collected the insurance money and moved.

  2. Oh man, I don't usually freak out when I see a spider, but that would make me jump for sure.

    This post triggered a memory: I had a big spider (not quite that big, but it had fatter legs) crawl on my shoulder once when I was reading on the couch. I don't think I've ever screamed so loud in my life.

  3. Heh heh, this reminds me of the Amazing Brown Recluse Spiderman.

  4. Andrew - I like to think he was eating mosquitoes that otherwise would have bit me while I was sleeping!

    Flora - That's creepy! In Singapore? I've never had a spider that size on me.

    Rindo - Love it! You made this nerdy girl's day.

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  6. Sorry to burst your bubble, folks. The spider is not the Singapore Brown Tarantula . It's not even a tarantula. It's one of the species of spiders called Huntsman, of the family Sparassidae. It got its name from its speed and the manner on how it hunts its prey. It is most common in Australia and South East Asia, abundant in the Philippines. It does resemble the brown recluse spider but it's a lot bigger. These spiders are not dangerous to man (as in,it can't kill you) but it delivers a nasty bite when provoked.
    Here's what the Singapore Brown Tarantula (Phlogiellus inermis) looks like:


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