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    Spiders. Some are good, some are bad.

    When you have little kids, these are bad. I kill them.
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    sent from Utah.
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    There has to be some mediocre spiders.

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    I mean, they have the skills, but the job sucks.

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    ...the guts out of other insects.

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    As a kid, I was terrified of the fuckers. No idea why. Now I just smash them. Anything that sucks juices from another creature sucks ass in my book.
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Spiders. Some are good, some are bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Anything that sucks juices from another creature sucks ass in my book.
    Hey now, donít insult Sasha Grey...

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    Hobos get the MAP gas torch upon discovery around my place. Fuckers get big and fast... hear em scuttling.
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    I like sneks better than spiders. Much more clear about their intentions.

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    The ones that fly around the mountains are at least mediocre.

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    Squished a black widow in the garage yesterday. Getting cooler, theyíre moving in.

    Every piece of firewood gets a good shake before entering the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    There has to be some mediocre spiders.
    perfect ass search
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    Jesus god almighty!
    That link is the single best link Iíve ever clicked on ever.

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    spiders make excellent image coach's.... and lord knows we could all use a good image coach.


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    remember, an image coach is not about making you over into someone elseís idea of what is good. image coaching is all about bringing out the best in you.








    fact

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
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    Don't be fooled, dude. Those are the decoys...

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    As a kid, I was terrified of the fuckers. No idea why. Now I just smash them. Anything that sucks juices from another creature sucks ass in my book.
    so... you no drink milk?




    Spiders aren't built to bite humans


    When Spiders Do Bite
    Now, occasionally, spiders do bite people. When does this happen? Usually, when someone unknowingly sticks his hand into a spider's habitat, and the spider is forced to defend itself. And here's a disturbing little tidbit of spider bite trivia for you, courtesy of entomologist Dr. Gilbert Waldbauer in The Handy Bug Answer Book:


    The majority of [black widow spider] bites are inflicted on men or boys sitting in an outdoor privy, or pit toilet. Black widows sometimes spin their web just beneath the hole in the seat, often a good place to catch flies. If the unfortunate person's penis dangles in the web, the female spider rushes to attack; presumably in defense of her egg sacs, which are attached to the web.
    Kindness is a bridge between all people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Hobos get the MAP gas torch upon discovery around my place. Fuckers get big and fast... hear em scuttling. Spiders, too.

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    Not the problem you think they are and probably not the spider you think as they can not be identified accurately by the naked eye.

    Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis)
    Habits and Traits of Hobo Spiders




    Here are some REAL spiders:

    The 10 Biggest Spiders in the World
    Kindness is a bridge between all people

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    Note to self: avoid outdoor privies...

    On a happier, yet bittersweet note, here's a story that's both heart-warming and, well, sad:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-known-spider/
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Not the problem you think they are and probably not the spider you think as they can not be identified accurately by the naked eye.

    Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis)
    Habits and Traits of Hobo Spiders




    Here are some REAL spiders:

    The 10 Biggest Spiders in the World

    Thanks for the links.

    I am somewhat interested in spiders and usually enjoy seeing them. I'm pretty sure of the Hobo designation for the spider colony I happen to inhabit, and the characteristics on that page back it up. They are cool as shit in their Mordorly way but are also a potential threat to my young children, even if a bite is super rare.

    They are a known hazard even if the sting itself is mild... my wife received a bite that caused a bacterial lymph infection ( little purple snakebite, red stripe moving up her arm... take care of that shit right away, friends). It was likely by one of these although admittedly I'm not 100% sure since we didn't find the spider, but there are no other spiders around that could break the skin, AFAIK. Never seen a Recluse nor a Widow.

    They are a problem when they appear in the laundry and in my toddler's bed. And when they attack my hand at the hose bib from their funnel lair in the house siding. Motherfuckers are fast and strong spiders.

    So I burn them when seen. Spiders move in part by pumping haemolymph into each leg from the heart, so when you flash boil em their legs shoot up and they turn into crispy shutttlecocks.

    Interestingly, for being a burly hunting spider, they get snagged by the Cellar Spiders once in a while.

    Also, this one time, at Band Camp, I saw a parasitic wasp, shiny black little assassin, drag a twitching Hobo into a sidewalk crack.

    The cool garden spiders are welcome to stay.
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    The effects of psychoactive compounds on web building
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    Saw a wasp kill a spider on the roof of my car. The wasp chowed down on old spicy for a bit. Then picked the spider up and flew away with him. That was kinda cool to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    Amazing
    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

    I'm fairly certain that the first person on screen in that trailer (screams, runs @ 00:15) is our own SFB. I know he was an extra and it looks like him at least.

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    I had a cricket in the house that was annoying as fuck. I was finally able to locate the little asshole in the bottom of a gas fireplace... also in there was a pretty big spider, likely waiting for the cricket to fuck up and get stuck in its web. I flicked the cricket with knife into the web and the spider destroyed it quick.... we high fived and it lived a long happy life... I slept well knowing it was well fed.


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