Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Heteropoda Maxima: The Spider From Hell

It's not the creepiest spider in the world, but this image of a Heteropoda Maxima and its brood is one of the creepiest collections of pixels I've ever seen. I wish I had an attribution, but I can't find this outside of some random German webforum.

UPDATE: I posted this image on the xkcd forums, whose residents have been kind enough to post related images of predatory centipedes, bird-eating spiders and blankets of baby spiders. Lovers of creepy crawlies should check it out (don't worry - most of the images are in spoiler tags so you won't be confronted with them all at once.


  1. Anonymous7:30 PM

    If that's not the the creepiest spider in the world then I'm not sure I wanna see the creepiest. But I kinda do. creepy!

  2. Anonymous5:47 AM

    fuck me. thats huge! id freak out if i saw that on my ceiling.

  3. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Imagine that in your bed and not knowing about it... aww crap why did I think of that!!!

  4. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Stumbled upon this piece after reading a newsflash....... That's just sick enough to scare me shitless even if it was half the size and 10% of the amount of babies. And this is the nice looking one, ey? I really don't wanna see its scary counterpart. Too late. I think I did. It's my worst nightmare!

  5. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Holy shit stain on the ass hair with nimple milk!!
    how many babies does it need? My dad says it hard having 3 kids and look at the size of that fucking thing, it will kill you then eat u alive!
    so glad i don't live with one or i will shit my pants ever night knowing it's wacthing me

  6. OMFG!!! This is creepy even thinkn about the babies... I would die seeing one of those outside my Door!!! LoL!!! I feel shit crawling all over me!!!

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  8. Anonymous4:18 AM

    maybe it isn't normal but I'd love to wake up seeing this huge momma with babies, cos I love spiders and I keep them :)


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