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qnxde
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Apr 13, 2006, 04:12 AM
 
http://purrrr.net/tmp/redback.jpg

It was bloody huge (for a red back), i soaked it in fly spray and it took about 5 minutes to die. It's currently dead on the floor while i ponder how many layers to toilet paper i'll need to pick it up without screaming. Someone on IRC just told me they like to play dead. I HATE SPIDERS.

You can't eat all those hamburgers, you hear me you ridiculous man?
     
moonmonkey
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Apr 13, 2006, 04:28 AM
 
move somewhere safe.
     
f1000
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Apr 13, 2006, 04:58 AM
 
I guess THAT one won't be traipsing across your face anymore while you're asleep.
     
iLikebeer
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Apr 13, 2006, 04:59 AM
 
Yikes!
We used to find tarantulas and black widows in our dorms.
Hope the rest of his family isn't in your bathroom! I always check under the rim of the toilet whenever i find scary spiders in my house.
     
OB1
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Apr 13, 2006, 05:03 AM
 
Toilet Paper?! That's a dustpan/brush job...
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f1000
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Apr 13, 2006, 05:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by iLikebeer
We used to find tarantulas and black widows in our dorms.
Where'd you go to school, the Temple of Doom?
     
iLikebeer
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Apr 13, 2006, 05:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by f1000
Where'd you go to school, the Temple of Doom?
Heh, not too far off there. A lot of the buildings, including our dorms, predate the school. We've got all kinds of cool wildlife on our Arizona desert campus, including rattlesnakes and nasty spiders.

For his spider, I'd use a vacuum. Or get my mom.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 05:42 AM
 
Don't be a sissy, the venoms good for you, builds tolerance
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 06:23 AM
 
qnxde: I notice that when you posted this beast... it was your post #666

Cosmic order, indeed.
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Kevin
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Apr 13, 2006, 06:46 AM
 
Yeah, you are lucky you got it before it got you.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 08:14 AM
 
Christ. Scary
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Apr 13, 2006, 08:43 AM
 
spiders are so freakin nasty
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 09:47 AM
 
"Kill it before it tries to make friends."

But seriously, I'd get the hoover out for that.
     
Chips G
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Apr 13, 2006, 09:55 AM
 
I'd be carefuly and keep a special eye out for any more, as well as tell anyone else in the bulding...scary stuff
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ort888
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Apr 13, 2006, 10:04 AM
 
If you eat it, you will gain it's power.

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production_coordinator
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Apr 13, 2006, 10:05 AM
 
Why chance it... smash it before doing anything...

Shoe + Spider = goodness

then use the dustpan... but smash BEFORE...
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 10:22 AM
 
Meh.
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Apr 13, 2006, 11:06 AM
 
Reason #32 why I love Canada: absence of big, nasty, poisonous creepy-crawly multi-legged things.



greg
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Apr 13, 2006, 11:14 AM
 
It looks pretty tiny

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 11:35 AM
 
"there'll always be an Australia"

you guys seem to specialize in nature at it's deadliest.
     
DigitalEl
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Apr 13, 2006, 11:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by iLikebeer
Arizona desert campus, including rattlesnakes and nasty spiders.
I've lived here 4 years now and have yet to see a scorpion or a rattlesnake. I understand it's just a matter of time.

Snakes would skeeve me, but I could handle it. Spiders... I'd be cryin' like a l'il bitch.
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RAILhead
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Apr 13, 2006, 12:00 PM
 
You should try living in South Texas.

Copperheads in the back yard.
Cotten mouths in the back yard.
Golden Silk/Banana spiders in the back yard.
Waterbugs aka Freaking Huge Flying Roaches.
Wolf spiders everywhere.
Brown Recluse everywhere.
Mosquitoes.
Etc, etc.
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Chuckit
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Apr 13, 2006, 12:11 PM
 
Am I the only one who doesn't find any half-inch-long creatures frightening?
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ort888
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Apr 13, 2006, 12:22 PM
 
If you get bit by a brown recluse you would change your mind.

My dad has a mild allergy to spider bites and he got bitten by a brown recluse. He was bed ridden for 2 weeks, sick and feverish. All of the veins in his leg puffed out and turned purple and he couldn't walk.

Good times.

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Dark Helmet
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Apr 13, 2006, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit
Am I the only one who doesn't find any half-inch-long creatures frightening?

Nope, unless it is at least 3 inches long I don't flinch.

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet
Nope, unless it is at least 3 inches long I don't flinch.
Being in debt and celebrating a lower deficit is like being on a diet and celebrating the fact you gained two pounds this week instead of five.
     
gerbnl
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Apr 13, 2006, 12:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888
If you eat it, you will gain it's power.



Originally Posted by qnxde
I HATE SPIDERS
sounds more like fear to me!
These people are Americans. Don't expect anything meaningful or... uh... normalcy...
     
Dakar
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Apr 13, 2006, 01:01 PM
 
On behalf on everyone, may I say "EEEUUUUARGHHYEWWWW"
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 01:24 PM
 
I've found that hairspray and a lighter works well on spiders.
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
Dark Helmet
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Apr 13, 2006, 01:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by smacintush
If you are thinking about that 3 inches is some sort of sexual remark let me reassure you my standards are waaaay higher than 3 inches.

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
smacintush
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Apr 13, 2006, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet
If you are thinking about that 3 inches is some sort of sexual remark let me reassure you my standards are waaaay higher than 3 inches.
I would hope so, I need at least…um…nevermind!

Being in debt and celebrating a lower deficit is like being on a diet and celebrating the fact you gained two pounds this week instead of five.
     
lilford
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Apr 13, 2006, 01:44 PM
 
Well I would get the knife out and cut the spider in half to ensure its deadness.
     
smacintush
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Apr 13, 2006, 01:56 PM
 
It's amazing all the angst one can have toward a spider. They are just trying to live. If they are not venomous ignore them, if they are venomous take them out somewhere and get rid of them. They won't come back.
Being in debt and celebrating a lower deficit is like being on a diet and celebrating the fact you gained two pounds this week instead of five.
     
Dark Helmet
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Apr 13, 2006, 02:05 PM
 
If I find ANY bugs in my house I kill it. That is except for spiders. I usually leave the odd spider in my house as they don't want to come near me any more than I want them to. They also kill lots of other bugs.

If I found a poisonous spider though I would get rid of it but there aren't any Black widows in the lower part of the provence where I live.

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 02:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by RAILhead
You should try living in South Texas.

Copperheads in the back yard.
Cotten mouths in the back yard.
Golden Silk/Banana spiders in the back yard.
Etc, etc.
I do believe I will stay in the front yard when I visit.
     
MrsLarry
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Apr 13, 2006, 02:21 PM
 
this is what i do to get rid of bugs, works every time!

     
qnxde  (op)
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Apr 13, 2006, 03:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by smacintush
It's amazing all the angst one can have toward a spider. They are just trying to live. If they are not venomous ignore them, if they are venomous take them out somewhere and get rid of them. They won't come back.
It's not so much angst, as is the fact that it's the 2nd most venomous spider you can get here and it was living under the computer desk in my bedroom where my feet, legs and other bodily appendages hide while I'm at the computer.

http://www.spiderzrule.com/spiderpho...sman241003.jpg

This is apparently not venomous, but who cares, LOOK AT IT! *shudder*

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Apr 13, 2006, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton
Reason #32 why I love Canada: absence of big, nasty, poisonous creepy-crawly multi-legged things.



greg
Since when? Here in BC we've got lots of black widows.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 04:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spliff
Since when? Here in BC we've got lots of black widows.
But at least they are tiny.

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subego
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Apr 13, 2006, 04:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by smacintush
They won't come back.
If they do we can kill them, right?

Cause that's just disrespectful.
     
iLikebeer
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Apr 13, 2006, 06:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by DigitalEl
[/b]I've lived here 4 years now and have yet to see a scorpion or a rattlesnake. I understand it's just a matter of time.

Snakes would skeeve me, but I could handle it. Spiders... I'd be cryin' like a l'il bitch.
I've only seen scorpions once, up at the hot springs in Camp Verde. Do NOT go in the cave that has another hot spring. I took one step in and saw a lifetime's worth. It still gives me the chills.

I wouldn't worry about rattlesnakes down in Phoenix, it's usually too hot. All my run-ins have been up here hiking in the mountains while climbing over a shaded ledge or down in a gully.
     
Spliff
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Apr 13, 2006, 07:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet
But at least they are tiny.
I don't know about you, but a 1 inch evil-looking black widow isn't tiny to me.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 07:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by qnxde
my feet, legs and other bodily appendages
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
f1000
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Apr 13, 2006, 07:39 PM
 
Ever squish one of these with your bare hands? Now there's an experience I'd prefer not to repeat.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 08:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by f1000
Ever squish one of these with your bare hands? Now there's an experience I'd prefer not to repeat.
Yuck, I see those all the time and I hate them. What exactly are they anyway and what is the best way to get rid of them if you have pets in the house?

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Apr 13, 2006, 08:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by smacintush
It's amazing all the angst one can have toward a spider. They are just trying to live. If they are not venomous ignore them, if they are venomous take them out somewhere and get rid of them. They won't come back.
Well, it IS amazing how ignorant people can be, but I guess I would be the same way if I wouldn't suffer from serious (sic!) arachnophobia. During summer, I can't live a normal life since I even refuse to walk into my house when e.g. the light is dead and I can't see the walls in the house floor. That sucks. But I'm going in therapy asap, just waiting for the approval of my health insurance.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 08:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by MrsLarry
this is what i do to get rid of bugs, works every time!

MrsLarry, that note, it's existence, it's form factor, the wording and the sentiment all say something very nice about you.

Now, please tell me what's with that off-kilter glass?
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Apr 13, 2006, 09:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by qnxde
http://purrrr.net/tmp/redback.jpg

It was bloody huge (for a red back), i soaked it in fly spray and it took about 5 minutes to die. It's currently dead on the floor while i ponder how many layers to toilet paper i'll need to pick it up without screaming. Someone on IRC just told me they like to play dead. I HATE SPIDERS.
Won't load.
     
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Apr 13, 2006, 09:42 PM
 
This kind of thing means spiders aren't even playing fair any more.



     
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Apr 13, 2006, 09:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spliff
I don't know about you, but a 1 inch evil-looking black widow isn't tiny to me.
Unless you are the tiniest midget ever, you are about 600 times its size.
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