King baboon spider and hallucinations
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The King baboon spider (Pelinobius muticus) is a tarantula species native to East Africa. The King baboon spider can grow up to 20 cm in leg span. It is a slow growing species. The spider is often rusty brown or orange in colour. As a burrowing species, the back legs are very thick and used for digging burrows. It is popular among tarantula collectors but is highly aggressive and not suitable for beginners. They also have very strong venom (although none of the tarantulas is known to have a bite that is deadly to humans); a bite from a baby (1 cm body length) of this species causes sharp pain and strong hallucinations and the place of the bite remains itchy for five days.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsBeing bitten or stung by ants, insects or other creatures