3.5 inches including legs. Joro Spider - Trichonephila clavata
Your hands look like mine, all scratched up. 🙂 Mine are a combination of raspberry and rose thorns plus 14 doses of liquid antibiotic down the throat of my sick cat. Not too sick to shred my hands.
Spider lengths are only measured by the body, not the legs. Unfortunately. It’s much easier and more impressive to include the legs.
You are right! Its more impresdive to include legs in casual circumstances. Yeah my hands usually stay roughed up a bit.
I experienced the many thorny species of greenbrier vines in South Carolina. 🙂 It’s a rule that you gotta pose a big spider in your hand to show how huge it is. I discovered that photos of big spiders in my hand keep snooping arachnophobic relatives from scrolling through photos on my phone. There are people who won’t ever again look at my photos when I hold up my phone and say, “Check this out!” They
Good idea on the method of stopping snoopers!! Yee, stuff like this freaks some people out.