I Hate Spiders

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  1. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    My wife and I have a tarantula that was abandoned by my son when he went off to college. He got her when he was 14 and now he’s pushing 30. She’s really no bother. You change her water every day, throw a few crickets at her once in a while. She’s quite docile. My son comes over and lets her crawl all over him. I pass.
     
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    I have no irrational fear of spiders, I just can't stand the damn webs, which are extremely prevalent this year.
     
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    Don't mind spiders, on the whole - they usually leave you alone if you leave them alone.

    Except Funnelwebs! They are aggressive, and as dangerous as they look. Used to live in Funnelweb central - that adrenaline rush of seeing one scoot under the door into my bedroom ......:eek:
     
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    I have arachnophobia...I thought this was a gonna be a line 6 thread
     
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    2DC5288C-5537-4C1B-A4F9-F577E7857627.jpeg I have wolf spiders in my basement man cave . I usually don’t mind spiders but I can not abide by spiders that large. I catch them on glue boards, a half dozen every few months. Pic is for scale, but not my hand for Pete’s sake.
     
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    Spiders don't bother me unless they bite me. My wife OTOH, freaks at the sight of any spider at all.

    I was bitten once and caught the spider. It was on one of my finger picking fingers, so I went to the hospital thinking it was a brown recluse, because of the violin shape on the abdomen. It turned out as a faux brown recluse which has the violin shape on the opposite side of the abdomen.
     
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    We get a lot of wolf spiders also most are about that size here .
    I guess I’m on the opposite side I like them to be bigger because they’re easier to catch.
    I’m a critter softy as much as I dislike them I’ll catch them and put them outside. (even the house centipedes)
    I’ll catch and release almost anything as long as it’s not poisonous
     
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    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    ”I Hate Spiders”

    Boris don’t dig the haters
     
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    One of my favorite memories of my son when he was 6to11 or so was digging up small worms (not night crawlers) and carefully placing them in perfect garden spiders webs.

    You know - the perfect webs where the big iridescent garden spider is right in the center.

    They’d often fall out and we’d let em go but - spiders gotta eat too and man , those things were a meal for a spider !
     
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    I'm all for spiders and their benefits.

    But, I keep finding fishing spiders in my workshop, and sometimes on the pieces of wood I pick up to work with. The size of these stresses me out a bit, they're about palm sized.

    Also a fair number of false widows and brown recluse spiders around.

    At least non of these are lethal, just painful and a few that will make you sick for a couple days.
     
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    I've never seen a dangerous spider at my place... all I see are daddy longlegs on the ceiling or the odd wandering hunstman once in a while....

    they catch bugs and do a good job, I leave them alone.... except for clearing the webs if they get too obvious.....:rolleyes:
     
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    When I was in the Army we were doing a lot of training in the southern woods and swamps. I got bit by a venomous spider on the inside of my thigh. A big oval spot of skin was eaten away and it took about a month to heal up. It really didn't hurt like you'd think it would.

    I was in my car wearing shorts in Wash. DC getting a Sunday paper on a Saturday night and a hooker jumped in the passenger side of the car. She asked me if I wanted a date so I showed her my leg.

    She freaked out and jumped out of the car. LOL!
     
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    Thank goodness for ants.
     
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    Thank goodness for spiders.
     
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    I don’t mind any spider that I can currently see... it’s when I’ve seen one that looks nasty, then don’t see it. :eek:
     
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    You suck.
     
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    Ok, but what about the spider?
     
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    I hate you.
     
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    Hate to inform you, ....... daddy longlegs have the most poisonous venom of any spider. Luckily their fangs are to weak to bite us .....luckily.
     
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