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MrDeranged
05-15-2003, 08:32 AM
Hey All,

Through a generous donation of slings from Tony (Monantony) we here at Arachnopets are able to have another contest. :D

The Prize: Well, there will be 7 that will be listed at the end of this post but they will all consist of Lasiodora parahybana slings

The Rules:


The guesses closest to the actual amount of slings wins.

The contest is only open to members currently living in the U.S. If you're from anywhere else and have a shipping address in the U.S., then you are also eligible but the slings will not be leaving the continental U.S. from us.

We are going to try to pay for shipping, but due to circumstances beyond our control, winners may be required to pay for their own shipping. If this happens, winners will be notified as soon as we know

Only one guess per member. Don't pick the same number as someone else or you will be DISQUALIFIED.

In the event of a tie, we'll think of something :) (some kind of tie breaker most likely)


Guesses can be posted until 11:59 pm EST Sunday May 18th. The winners will be announced on Monday May 19th when I get around to it :)

The prizes will be:

1st place (closest to the actual amount) 20 slings
2nd place 15 slings
3rd place 15 slings
4th place 10 slings
5th place 10 slings
6th place 5 slings
7th place 5 slings


If someone actually gets the exact amount of slings, they will get an additional 20 slings :D

Happy Guessing,

Tony & Scott

BTW, here's the pic for those who might not remember it :)

Mojo Jojo
05-15-2003, 08:35 AM
2500

Buspirone
05-15-2003, 08:39 AM
1837

Mister Internet
05-15-2003, 08:57 AM
1475

Grael
05-15-2003, 09:00 AM
sorry if this is a bit O/T but.....how the hell is he gonna count all them to find out the winner!!???

Bry
05-15-2003, 09:08 AM
That's easy...a whole crapload. :)

Bry

TypeO-
05-15-2003, 09:15 AM
1925

Phillip
05-15-2003, 09:35 AM
What the heck.... I'll go with 1639

Phil

neveragain
05-15-2003, 09:41 AM
2205

MrDeranged
05-15-2003, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by Bry
That's easy...a whole crapload. :)

Bry

We need an actual number Bry... ;)

Scott

kellygirl
05-15-2003, 09:48 AM
Hm, let's be random......... 1381

kellygirl

kellygirl
05-15-2003, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by Bry
That's easy...a whole crapload. :)

Bry

You win, Bry! That's the EXACT number... so your prize is 40 SPIDERLINGS!!! Congrats and good luck with feeding-time. ;P =D :}

Ok, for real, if I got the exact number of spiderlings and ended up with 40 of em..... it'd be like whoa. You are a brave brave man for separating those, Tony. You're my hero. :D

kellygirl

Weapon-X
05-15-2003, 10:05 AM
1725

rapunzel
05-15-2003, 10:31 AM
1645...

mebebraz
05-15-2003, 10:54 AM
1396:?

pronty
05-15-2003, 11:16 AM
I don't live in US but I surely can find someone who does. ;P

2507

sunnymarcie
05-15-2003, 11:45 AM
All I can say is WOW!;p

I would hate to have to do all that work!=D

But I will take a GUESS~ how about 1968 slings.

My luck there's twice as many.

That Guy
05-15-2003, 11:53 AM
2800?

Botar
05-15-2003, 12:19 PM
1147

Botar

Code Monkey
05-15-2003, 01:13 PM
Botar's guess is very close to mine, but I'm going to go with 1141.

Cronoss
05-15-2003, 01:19 PM
My guess is 1587

Tarantula Lover
05-15-2003, 02:21 PM
1350

Mendnwngs
05-15-2003, 03:07 PM
750

-Jason ;)

Tony
05-15-2003, 03:28 PM
Grael and all
I actually did count every last one of those B#*%# !
Every night I would do xxx more... IT wasnt too bad, kinda therapeutic actually. I ended up with about 12 little corpses so they didnt count, and I imagine my margin of error was quite small actually, i did them in 25 count increments etc etc..I plan on maybe dumping out a couple cups and verifying my count before the contests end. And it was one eggsac BTW....The last 100 (there's a hint, at least 100 ) were the worst as they were scattered everywhere in the aquarium, in tiny little crevasses etc...Search for the parahybanas galore thread, there's a pic of the actually eggsac in my hand....Female was a solid 6.5" btw for you educated guessers.....
Tony

Jeff_C
05-15-2003, 03:37 PM
umm...1313

skinheaddave
05-15-2003, 03:54 PM
1979. Same deal as usual w. my prize going to one of my USA friends should I win (I just really love these contests).

Cheers,
DAve

Philth
05-15-2003, 04:03 PM
I'll say 1977, as it was the year i was born. I just payed like 50 bucks for a 3 inches, with that many babies its a wonder why there not dirt cheap.

DiStUrBeD-OnE
05-15-2003, 05:22 PM
2619

Tangled WWWeb
05-15-2003, 05:27 PM
1138

MizM
05-15-2003, 05:37 PM
1207

(I hope!)

pamandron
05-15-2003, 06:03 PM
I love these contests. We are going to say 943, and that is alot of spiders
Pam

chau0046
05-15-2003, 06:24 PM
I would also give them to an american friend .
If i won

1666

Mat

MizM
05-15-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by chau0046
I would also give them to an american friend .
If i won

1666

Mat

I would LOVE to be your friend.... can I buy you a beer?:D

johnnyjohnjon
05-15-2003, 07:02 PM
1097

jwb121377
05-15-2003, 07:16 PM
1200:)

Henry Kane
05-15-2003, 07:20 PM
1,000

Atrax

Immortal_sin
05-15-2003, 07:28 PM
1962....the year I was born ;)
I hope I DON'T win =D

BigSam
05-15-2003, 08:31 PM
I'm not really a spider person even though I want a rose hair, that is the only spider I want, but what the heck I'll say...........

2,751

I bet I was close huh;P

pategirl
05-15-2003, 08:38 PM
1389

Kenny
05-15-2003, 08:53 PM
I'll say 1580..:)

rknralf
05-15-2003, 09:04 PM
I'm going to be very conservative and say 1100.

Either way, thats a LOT of spiderlings!
Ralph

Tim R.
05-15-2003, 09:17 PM
1200:)

Static_69
05-15-2003, 09:38 PM
2113



Risto

tarantulaman96
05-16-2003, 12:14 AM
1435

That Guy
05-16-2003, 06:48 AM
Bigsam....If you win at ALL.. This is NO rosie!

Iktomi
05-16-2003, 10:04 AM
2012

steve055
05-16-2003, 12:19 PM
1390

abstract
05-16-2003, 12:47 PM
1469

Vayu Son
05-16-2003, 01:04 PM
900 even,

-V

Raveness
05-16-2003, 01:53 PM
1155

MORBIUS
05-16-2003, 06:41 PM
I'll have to guess 1053

Tim R.
05-16-2003, 08:04 PM
guess I'll pay better atention next time, as I disqualified myself:)
Oh well.

atavuss
05-16-2003, 08:15 PM
Hey Tony, was Scott Bemis' male used to get those slings? if so, I will have to exclude my guess.......
how big was the egg sac anyway?
Ed

LPacker79
05-16-2003, 08:43 PM
1997

Longbord1
05-16-2003, 08:49 PM
let see 4,550

Kugellager
05-16-2003, 09:20 PM
1225

John
];')

will7128301
05-16-2003, 11:34 PM
I would say 2,957

krystal
05-17-2003, 11:30 AM
1118—my birth date (i'm gonna be pissed if it's closer to my birth year—initally, i was going to go with that <1975> but decided against it at the last second)

nemesis6sic6
05-17-2003, 12:19 PM
1234
Mo0!

petitegreeneyes
05-17-2003, 02:10 PM
I'll go with 975

Reitz
05-17-2003, 03:31 PM
1194

MrMatt
05-17-2003, 03:41 PM
Okay Lets go with... 985

JacenBeers
05-17-2003, 04:14 PM
1763

I have somebody that can have them shipped to them in the US.

jhasty
05-17-2003, 04:28 PM
Im gonna say 1973

Dafne
05-17-2003, 05:04 PM
My guess is... 2350 :)

Mendi
05-17-2003, 06:07 PM
i'll guess 1,476

Gillian
05-17-2003, 07:42 PM
1,878

Peace,
Gillian

conipto
05-17-2003, 08:04 PM
890. give or take 500.

Bill

minax
05-17-2003, 08:34 PM
1257...........:)

Sean
05-17-2003, 09:57 PM
978

ORION_DV8
05-18-2003, 12:49 AM
2999

stu
05-18-2003, 12:27 PM
1407

jezzy607
05-18-2003, 01:17 PM
888

mikey
05-18-2003, 02:01 PM
Ok, I have been reading this for awhile now and with this contest, finally decided to register...

I am gonna guess... 969!


"keepin fingers crossed"

Mike

rob
05-18-2003, 05:34 PM
1492! :?

wayneo
05-18-2003, 06:23 PM
1703

Lasiodora
05-18-2003, 08:16 PM
1200

John Apple
05-18-2003, 09:22 PM
I'll say 845:confused:

whoami?
05-18-2003, 09:35 PM
I suppose it would be stupid to NOT make a guess.

1537.

Tony
05-18-2003, 09:42 PM
I must say this has been alot of fun to watch.....And xxxx is the closest -bwuahahaaha..I do know that I met Rugby Dave today,he drove down to our local swap and was talking about the contest, said he had a guess in mind but I havent seen him post yet...said he was going to...I wonder if guessing in person would count under the rules...?
Tony

jerrard
05-18-2003, 10:04 PM
957

MrDeranged
05-18-2003, 10:18 PM
Hey All,

Couple of things.

First of all @ Tony: In person DOES NOT count. His guess needs to be posted in the thread.

@ Members from Outside the U.S. (namely Stu and Orion_DV8): I need to know ASAP whether or not you have somewhere in the US to have the prize mailed to if either of you win. I need you to either post in this thread that you do in fact have a US address to ship to or to send me a PM stating the same thing. If I do not have an answer by the time I am ready to announce the winners tomorrow morning, then you will be automatically disqualified. I apologize for this, but I cannot take the chance of taking the prize away from someone who can have it shipped to them on the off chance that you may have a valid shipping address.

@All: Once again, entries will not be accepted past 11:59 pm EST May 18th. Hurry up and get those guesses in. The winners will be announced sometime tomorrow morning. Probably between the hours of 9 AM - 12 PM EST.

Once again, a special thanks to Tony for being very generous in supplying the slings for this contest.

Scott

krystal
05-19-2003, 12:38 AM
yeah, thanks tony! (just remember who thanked you when 'counting' the slings...hee hee)

ithuriel
05-19-2003, 09:14 AM
:) not in the u.s. so cant win but has a guess id say 1002 tiny terrors

Jeff_C
05-19-2003, 10:10 AM
So....what's the answer?

MrDeranged
05-19-2003, 11:32 AM
Hey All,

Guess it's about time that I announce the winners.

There were actually quite a few of you that got close, but "There can be only 7". ;) (Bad Highlander Pun)

In 7th place for 5 L. parahybana slings we have:

Will7128301 (Guessed 2957) = 352 away

In 6th place for 5 L. parahybana slings we have:

Dafne (Guessed 2350) = 255 away

In 5th place for 10 L. parahybana slings we have:

Hampton AKA That_Guy (Guessed 2800) = 195 away

In 4th place for 10 L. parahybana slings we have:

Big Sam (Guessed 2751) = 146 away

In 3rd place for 15 L. parahybana slings we have:

Big Dragonfly (Guessed 2500) = 105 away

In 2nd place for 15 L. parahybana slings we have:

Pronty (Guessed 2507) = 98 away

And Our Grand Prize winner for 20 L. parahybana slings is:

Disturbed One (Guessed 2619) = 14 away

For those of you who haven't added or subtracted it up yet, the grand total of slings in the eggsac was a whopping 2605!!!

If you are one of the many that didn't win, hold on for a second, all is not lost yet. Tony also requested that we have a special prize for the person who was the furthest from the actual amount of slings. Sometimes it pays to be really really wrong :)

The winner of the Booby Prize (20 L. parahybana slings) is:

Longbord1 (Guessed 4550) = 1945 away

Please PM or email me your Names and Mailing Addresses so we can work on getting out your prizes.

Once again, I'd like to thank Tony for sponsoring the contest. THANKS TONY!!!

Congratulations to our winners and to the rest of you, better luck next time.

Speaking of next time, a new Arachnocontest will be starting this Wed at 8 PM EST. There should be some minor details up before then. Keep an eye out. :)

Scott

Jeff_C
05-19-2003, 11:41 AM
whoa...that is a lot of Ts.

Thanks for the contest and thanks, Tony, for suppying the contest prizes.


Jeff

MizM
05-19-2003, 11:49 AM
:D THANKS GUYS!:D

The contests are so fun, and I, for one, REALLY appreciate the time you take to set them up and JUDGE THEM (whew!)

And, to everyone who contributes the prizes, thank you too! I have an a. avic out on breeding loan, and he's going to be with 3 or 4 women! I will be donating slings to the Arachnocontest that is happenin' at the time I receive my slings to show my appreciation for y'all!!!

Buspirone
05-19-2003, 11:59 AM
Thanks to everyone. I enjoy the contests too.

Satanika
05-19-2003, 12:13 PM
Thanks to everyone who participates, as it would not be much fun without all of your support. :D

Congrats to all of the winners!! :)


Debby

That Guy
05-19-2003, 03:05 PM
YES!!!! Im so pretty! O so pretty! I haft to wait till i get home though, im at school!

Buspirone
05-19-2003, 03:11 PM
Congrats to the winners! I have to admit I'm very jealous :D

RugbyDave
05-19-2003, 03:54 PM
2375 and I won, and thats final :) =D

peace
Tony's a real cool cat. Real cool!

peace
dave

RugbyDave
05-19-2003, 03:56 PM
yes i know its over, but still I win :)

but seriously, congrats to the winners! Damn,i just got back from seeing tony and Co. in chicago.. just 15 hours late. =D

peace
dave

That_Guy
05-19-2003, 05:49 PM
How big are the slings? 2'? 1'? 1/4? What?

Tony
05-19-2003, 06:16 PM
Here is a pic of a typical ling, some are bigger a few are smaller...
This was indeed fun, now I must coordinate the massive mailing effort, probably begining next week...weather permitting
This one looks like 1/2" doesnt it?
Tony

Immortal_sin
05-19-2003, 06:40 PM
wow Tony! That is just an insane number!
I keep looking at my male, and at my female.....hmmmm.....
I'm gonna have to keep thinking about this!
Holley

That_Guy
05-19-2003, 06:42 PM
Do we haft to pay for shiping?

BigSam
05-20-2003, 12:01 AM
how do I do this??Do I Have to give you my address my phone number or how do I get my prize. I hae have never won anything this cool before in my life... I'm so excited =D

Satanika
05-20-2003, 12:14 AM
As Scott stated in his previous post (announcing the winners):

Please PM or email Scott your full names and complete mailing addresses so we can work on getting out your prizes to you. :)


Thank you,

Debby

Bry
05-20-2003, 06:05 AM
Tony, massive mailing effort?? Maybe so, but damn, I do not want to be you when it comes to feeding 2,605 slings. That is just simply mind-boggling to imagine the amount of time and pinheads it takes to feed them all.

Bry

pamandron
05-20-2003, 08:05 AM
Congrats to all the winners. Tony thanks for donating. I never would have thought there would be that many. We have a male and a female that we are going to try and breed. But that is alot of babies. But thanks again, you people here are great, Pam

ithuriel
05-20-2003, 03:48 PM
:) how long did it take to seperate them? let alone feeding time:eek:
congrats to the poeple who won :)

Tony
05-20-2003, 05:00 PM
How long to seperate-good question...I developed a rhythm and system...I started putting 25 into a 40 dram vial and if done gently they seemed to file in one after the other ,rarely wandering back out..then I would shake them into a deli cup and tally them up. I would have to honestly say it took about 4 hours, over a period of several days. It did go alot smoother than I thought, I would take out a 'bivouac' of them (they webbed together alot) and put it on the carpet. Then I would just work that group till i was done.
Tony

BigSam
05-21-2003, 01:42 AM
I'm so excited I can't wait for them to arvive at my house!! When should these little spiders be knocking on my door. In other words when do they come to my house??

MrDeranged
05-22-2003, 08:05 AM
Quick addendum,

Would the people receiving slings please be able to contact me with Phone Numbers as well so that Tony can coordinate shipping with you?

Thanks In Advance,

Scott