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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:37 am

beyond wrote:I don't have a "Spider" Book to look them up in to find out their real name, but they sure can jump!! I saw a bigger one catch a fly once. Amazing to say the least!
It's probably a jumping spider. Better not let it catch you calling it a wolf spider.
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by wonderboy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:54 am

Camel Spider! WOOOAH.

I read a story about one of these that came home in a soldiers backpack from afghanistan. It was the size of a dinner plate and it killed their dog. Not very nice :(. As much as I don't like them, I saw a poor video of a petrified camel spider being forced to fight a scorpion by american troops in afghanistan. Terrible really.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:27 am

The camel spider doesn't actually get that big and the dog was probably never killed by one. There's a bunch of crazy stories about them. http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

Actual wolf spiders are the stuff of nightmares for arachniphobics because they carry their young on their abdomen and if you disturb them the young scatter and turn that scary spider into a thousand tiny scary spiders. :lol:
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by wonderboy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:55 am

What the heck are they then? Just abnormally sized camel spiders? they look pretty big to me :(


http://www.spidermarket.com/index/wp-co ... spider.jpg


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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:10 am

That photo creates the illusion of the camel spiders being bigger than they really are. It's explained in the snopes article, in fact. Here is the wikipedia article too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solifugae
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by swainy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:34 am

Its an old story but its here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... istan.html

Either way, I think i,d move out as well. I know these creatures are part of the food chain and that we need them. but not where I sleep, or in my home. I once awoke one morning with a spider leg in my mouth. I'd obviously swallowed the rest of it.
Absolutely disgusting. How these people can watch i,m a celeb get me outer here, and live in a soup of bugs, beats me. I really can not watch that program. Making my skin crawl just writing about it.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:06 pm

That article just says they think it killed the dog. They really don't even know. I have my doubts. And there are millions and millions of bugs no matter where you live, except Antarctica. Your issue is that you are prejudiced against foreign bugs. :P
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by bystander » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:35 pm

If I was in the Middle East, I would like to have camel spiders around. They are non-venomous, and they eat scorpions. They might look scary, but they are more scared of you than you are of them.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by wonderboy » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:49 am

ooft.

I clicked on that and couldnt bear to look at it for any more than 10 seconds. I could feel myself gettin more and more nervous. I'm alright with little spiders but those big buggers aren't my cup of tea.

Really scary. I couldn't handle a big spider at all.


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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:37 pm

http://www.spiderzrule.com/spider55a.htm I never knew there were so many poems about spiders; :D and songs http://www.spiderzrule.com/spidersongs.htm :D
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by The Code » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 pm

Time for a clue guys? The clue is in the title. :wink:

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:11 am

BUTTERNUTS or BLACK WALNUTS??
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:48 am

beyond wrote:BUTTERNUTS or BLACK WALNUTS??
Or maybe nuts and bolts! :mrgreen: I figure it's some type of nut; but don't that attract rodents and other scavengers? :?
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:14 am

Butternuts have oily-sticky outers and I'm not sure but i think Blackwalnuts are similar. Perhaps smell is involved?
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:18 am

When I was a kid; our neighbors had a black walnut tree. I remember they were encased in an outer shell that had to be removed to get to the inner shell They were good but a lot of trouble to get at the goodies. :D
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:35 pm

Ok mr. The Code, its now past one week. Time to reveal the anti-spider devices :idea:
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by wonderboy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:36 am

i WAS THINKING THIS THE OTHER DAY, he is clearly taking the mick, come on now The Code! Spill it!!!!!


Sorry about the capitals, I wrote it THEN realised and couldnt be bothered editing it haha.


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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by The Code » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:56 pm

I have no idea how they work, "If" they work. But since i put these around my house last autumn, I have not seen any spiders period, in my home. And here they are:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -tale.html

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:11 pm

The Code wrote:I have no idea how they work, "If" they work. But since i put these around my house last autumn, I have not seen any spiders period, in my home.
Conkers, bonkers! I'd rather have spiders. At least they eat more irksome bugs, not attract them!
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by Beyond » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:46 pm

Well, its no stranger then finding yourself on a giant dust ball wizzing around a star thats wizzing around a galaxy thats heading at breackneck speed to who-the-hell knows where -- is it?
If i can find some fresh ones I'll give it a shot.
If it does not work, then I'll look for a slingshot. If i can not find a slingshot, then a golf club or two should work nicely -- 4!
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:05 pm

I've had a few clunkers; but never any conkers. :mrgreen: Where do you get them? :? They do look like they would make good ammo for a slingshot though!
beyond wrote:Well, its no stranger then finding yourself on a giant dust ball wizzing around a star thats wizzing around a galaxy thats heading at breackneck speed to who-the-hell knows where -- is it?
If i can find some fresh ones I'll give it a shot.
If it does not work, then I'll look for a slingshot. If i can not find a slingshot, then a golf club or two should work nicely -- 4!
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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by bystander » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:18 pm

The Code wrote:I have no idea how they work, "If" they work. But since i put these around my house last autumn, I have not seen any spiders period, in my home. And here they are:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -tale.html

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Oh, this was definitely worth waiting a week for. :roll: Not!

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by swainy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:36 pm

bystander wrote:
The Code wrote:I have no idea how they work, "If" they work. But since i put these around my house last autumn, I have not seen any spiders period, in my home. And here they are:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -tale.html

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Oh, this was definitely worth waiting a week for. :roll: Not!
Try telling that to a person, who has a "Real" phobia.

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Re: Nuts about spiders?

Post by bystander » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:39 pm

swainy wrote:Try telling that to a person, who has a "Real" phobia.
If it's that important, why wait a week? Absolutely no reason you can give is remotely plausible.