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“Hassan Tarantula”

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Kiraral, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Kiraral

    Kiraral Arachnopeon

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    anybody know what species this may refer to? Is it local slang somewhere? I don’t have a pic. The person also said it was a nasty $@*% and was red.

    I’m not buying it or anything. It’s just a conversation about a past pet and I’m curious.
     
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  2. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

    I’m sorry but I’ve never heard that name before, I’m interested to see what you find out though
     
  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Never heard about such a common name but, at the end of the day, common names can be invented no matter, or completely change person from person.

    Anyway, that name, 'Hassan', is an Arabic one so probably one day happened that a dates merchant, bitten by a M.balfouri, screamed that name like Johnny Weissmuller in the 'Tarzan Call'... that's my conclusion :pompous:
     
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  4. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    Could be a severely misheard/mangled description of an OW stridulating tarantula. Making it an equally vague "Hissing" tarantula...I dunno, I've got nothin'.
     
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  5. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

    That actually kinda makes sense lol
     
  6. Kiraral

    Kiraral Arachnopeon

    Interesting thoughts.

    Now I’ve got to find out more about this T....
     
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  7. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Good luck Kiraral! :)

    Please keep us updated because probably this 'Hassan' Tarantula was the legendary spider once kept by (H. P. Lovecraft™) the 'Mad Arab' Abdul Alhazred :bookworm:
     
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  8. Kiraral

    Kiraral Arachnopeon

    Alright guys.

    Apparently it was a P. cancerides (Hatian Brown Tarantula)

    Doesn't look very red to me.
     
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  9. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    'That's the common names, baby. The common names! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!' :kiss: