I'm a tarantula hobbiest, and I made a few edits on this page for accuracy's sake. They might need a bit of formatting. The spider miles had was a Brachypelma smithi and not a lycosa species. Probably due to B. smithi being a very calm and easy to film spider, and lycosas being very fast moving and skittish. If anyone cares, the name tarantula actually originated in spain with the "dance of the tarantella", which was a dance you were supposed to do after being bitten by the large hairy lycosa spiders they had there, if you wanted to live. If you didn't do the dance, you would supposedly die. This was all a myth, and the spiders are harmless. These days the term tarantula no longer refers to lycosa species, it refers to the Theraphosidae family.
- I think we are going to have to revert the changes. You are probably right about them missnaming the spider in episode, but that means that we put that in the italics at the end of the article. It is background information. The cannon information still needs to say Lycosa, as does the image caption. A similar example is in Star Trek IV, where they visit a niclear aircraft carrier called the Enterprise. The actual carrier shown is the Ranger, a conventional non-nuclear carrier. The article still calls it the Enterprise, with an italics note about the Ranger. --OuroborosCobra 01:47, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
B. smithi name revision Edit
Brachypelma smithi is now known as Brachypelma hamorii. The name was revised recently. I'm a tarantula hobbyist as well.