8
   

Roger's Spider Stronghold is now open!

 
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 10:50 am
@tsarstepan,
http://i60.tinypic.com/6i670l.gif
http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/the-spider-of-your-worst-nightmares-is-just-casually-hanging#2jbufda
roger
 
  2  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 02:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
I saw a black widow in the house last night. Am currently plotting ways to kill her without destroying the house.

I've got a very high tolerance for my eight legged friends, but I just don't like widows and daddy long legs.
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 03:23 pm
@tsarstepan,
Doesn't he know they can leap?
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 03:25 pm
@roger,
I, I am afraid to say, douse them in insect spray until they are weakened then hit them hard with something or stomp on them in good strong shoes.

With ones on the ceiling, you have to watch where they fall and be prepared to move fast.

Are black widows fast movers?
roger
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:02 pm
@dlowan,
I don't think they are especially quick, but hard to tell. On the rare occasions I've seen them out of the web, they didn't seem especially fast. They do construct the webs in areas that don't give you a clear shot at them. They seem to start with a corner where two walls meet the ceiling and branch out to both sides and the floor. I did spray the general area, including crevices. Just no way of knowing if she was affected.

This may be an opportunity for the daddy long legs to strut their stuff. They invade friendly spiders' webs and kill the occupant - which is why I don't like them. Not sure the want to tangle with a full grown widow, or not.
roger
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:03 pm
@roger,
A black widow web is pretty much the definition of a cobweb, by the way.
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:17 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Doesn't he know they can leap?

I assumed he has a deathwish.
0 Replies
 
vonny
 
  2  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2014 01:16 pm
A cobweb on a rain drenched bush - tiny spiders crawling out of the holes in the web

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/824/cache/spider-dew-macro-dallas_82437_990x742.jpg
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2014 01:00 pm
@vonny,
http://i62.tinypic.com/acsw85.jpg
http://www.buzzfeed.com/nhtsagov/animals-wholl-see-you-before-you-see-them
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2014 10:34 am
@tsarstepan,
Waiter? There isn't a fly in my coke....
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/the-beast-that-ascendeth
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2014 12:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
Get me a spider or two PRONTO!
http://i61.tinypic.com/uq9mh.png
http://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinchirico/some-people-just-want-to-watch-the-world-burn#2z26ww4
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2014 07:48 am
@tsarstepan,
http://i59.tinypic.com/maxsp1.gif
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jobarrow/spiderdog-spiderdog#2z26ww4
0 Replies
 
vonny
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2014 01:42 pm
Giant Spiders Invade the UK

http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1400454/garden-spider.jpg?w=360&h=468&l=50&t=40

Millions of giant spiders are set to invade UK homes, experts warned this week. The warm autumn weather has provided bounteous food supplies for spiders, in the form of flies and bugs. And as the mating season arrives, many will wander into people's homes in search of a partner.

Professor Adam Hart, an entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire, explains: "This year has seemingly been a good one for the invertebrates that spiders feed on." Falling temperatures will also lead spiders to find warmth indoors. But until autumn they will stay on their webs, until they leave to find mates. However, experts said that we should welcome the creatures into our homes. "They often feed on the most common species, preventing a few species from becoming dominant," professor Hart told the Mirror. "We want to encourage people to respect and learn more about their little house guests."

Arachnophobes who would rather not share their homes with the eight-legged creatures are advised to sweep them up and put them in a covered outside space like a shed.
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 12:16 pm
Spiders are apparently high in potassium....
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/spider-banana
0 Replies
 
vonny
 
  2  
Reply Thu 2 Oct, 2014 01:24 pm
http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/there-was-a-spider-funny-pictures.jpg
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 3 Oct, 2014 07:36 am
@vonny,
^^^That's a reasonable excuse then. Good doggie! Good doggie! (((pats on noggin)))

~~~~
http://i60.tinypic.com/2e3vh8p.gif
http://www.buzzfeed.com/thecw/times-quick-reflexes-saved-the-day#h6ezaz
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 3 Oct, 2014 08:16 am
@tsarstepan,
And the horrors keep rolling in!

This Family Have Had A Pretty Massive Spider In Their House For Five Years
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/this-family-have-had-a-pretty-massive-spider-in-their-house#h6ezaz
0 Replies
 
boomerang
 
  2  
Reply Fri 3 Oct, 2014 10:52 am
I was walking into the park this morning and the sun was just right to illuminate all of these beautiful sparkles under a tree. Upon closer inspection I discover they're all spiders! There were hundreds of spiders coming out of this tree. This crappy phone photo doesn't do it justice but it was the best I could do.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/spiders_zps2cfac458.jpg
vonny
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2014 09:15 am
@boomerang,
It sounds like a strange experience - were they very large?
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2014 12:26 pm
@vonny,
No. They pretty small.
http://i57.tinypic.com/2lcty69.jpg
 

Related Topics

Space Spiders - Discussion by edgarblythe
New Kind of Spider Found in Oregon - Discussion by edgarblythe
Daddy Long Legs - Discussion by BumbleBeeBoogie
Can you identify this spider for me? - Discussion by shewolfnm
Is my spit toxic - Question by Rickoshay75
Taxidermists? - Help my spider! - Question by JemJuke
What T is this? - Question by TheElectricalRabbit
EEEK! BEWARE Martian Spiders!! - Discussion by tsarstepan
How to get rid of spiders? - Question by Linkat
 
Copyright © 2023 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 01/29/2023 at 06:55:52