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(Science Daily)   Spiders suffer from human impact, according to Rolled-Up Newspaper University   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 31
    More: Obvious, arachnids, IUCN Red List, habitat fragmentation, land uses, biological conservation, insecticides, industrial agriculture, spiders  
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2011-05-25 05:39:00 PM  
I feel like we need a bunch of mediocre Garfield strips.
 
2011-05-25 07:10:31 PM  
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2011-05-25 08:27:50 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I feel like we need a bunch of mediocre Garfield strips.


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2011-05-25 08:48:52 PM  
www.tensionnot.com
lol, wut?
 
2011-05-25 08:57:36 PM  
Just ask the Katipo about that.

/Will be the first animal we have the ability and technology to save, but it came too late.
 
2011-05-25 09:13:25 PM  
Sorry spiders. My girlfriend makes good money and is capable in many areas. If I stop killing you and any other bugs then I'm down to an accounting of batteries to decide if I'm worth keeping. And I think my beer habit outweighs the batteries. It really is nothing personal
 
2011-05-25 09:38:15 PM  
A human would have an impact on any spiders they crush under foot.

Seems more likely that humans are having an effect, or are affecting them.
 
2011-05-25 10:00:58 PM  
Oh I don't know.

Some species like black widows do *better* around mankind.

/as do mice, rats, possums, raccoons, coyotes, skunks etc. It's all about the pet food, and the trash cans.
 
2011-05-25 10:03:09 PM  
I have one of these:

common2.csnimages.com

Specifically for "garage cleaning tasks".

/masonry construction FTW
 
2011-05-25 10:03:46 PM  
In Australia spider impacts on you!
look, this one is as big as my shed door!!

t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-05-25 11:01:34 PM  
Good one Subby! That made me laugh.
 
2011-05-26 12:26:21 AM  
The spiders eat the bedbugs
 
2011-05-26 12:37:31 AM  
The huge ass spiders in my place have as much impact on my sanity as I have an impact on them. They practically scare the crap outta me when I'm just trying to enter the kitchen at night, or have a nice hot shower in the morning. I impact them with shoes if I ever see the farkers on the floor.

/Wouldn't be so bad if I only ever got the cute little zebra striped jumping spiders
 
2011-05-26 12:47:42 AM  
Today I discovered hundreds of baby garden spiders in one of the back windows of my home. Into the vacuum they went!
 
2011-05-26 01:16:05 AM  
Would rather spiders than roaches at my house. Goddamn filthy housemates.

Although fell in love with daddy long legs over the summer, living near both standing water and a forest, were plagued with mosquitos til I learned not to clear all the corners of my house with a vacuum.
 
2011-05-26 01:51:42 AM  
I've gotten over spiders, if theyre not too big or sorta look like they might be a brown recluse, theyre safe from squishing, since they eat other bugs.

But centipedes... those farkers get a 6mm .2g plastic pellet to the head.

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2011-05-26 02:57:51 AM  
LEAVE SPIDERS ALONE
/I'm serious
 
2011-05-26 03:58:15 AM  
I like to lay the rules down to spiders I see in my place. If they follow them, they can stay. Quite simple really.

No being poisonous. This is the biggie. If you look like a brown recluse, even if you're the non-venomous 'aggressive house spider' as it's known, you get the squish.

No crawling on me/biting me in my sleep. If I can feel you on me, you'll get the instinctual 'somethings on me!' squish. If I find bite marks, I will find you and then you will get the squish. Same goes for surprising me while I'm doing something else (such as dropping down directly in front of my face while I'm doing the dishes and not expecting you).

No going crazy with the procreating. You're welcome to stay and eat bugs. That's cool. You can even invite a friend or two, as even a place as small as mine is quite large compared to you. You'll need the help. If i find a bundle of love waiting to burst open and spread hundreds of you about my place, sorry but both you and your sac-fruit are getting the squish.

Otherwise, I welcome our mosquito eating overlords.
 
2011-05-26 03:59:24 AM  
Also thanks for the lulz One Bad Apple.
 
2011-05-26 07:54:40 AM  

Cyno01: I've gotten over spiders, if theyre not too big or sorta look like they might be a brown recluse, theyre safe from squishing, since they eat other bugs.

But centipedes... those farkers get a 6mm .2g plastic pellet to the head.


House centipedes keep your spider population in check. All you need are some feral stoats to deal with your house centipede population.
 
2011-05-26 08:32:48 AM  
I'm a tough guy. I have a wife and 3 daughters. Spiders don't scare me but I used to dispose of them out of consideration for the girls. A couple of months ago a spider managed to hide in one of my boots. I got bitten on the bottom of my foot and slightly above the ankle. I was sick in bed for 2 days and there's still a quarter sized spot on the ball of my foot that is numb. I'll probably never get the feeling back there. Spiders have moved on to the enemies list.

studebaker hoch: Oh I don't know.

Some species like black widows do *better* around mankind.


I killed a full grown black widow on my front porch on Sunday so I'm getting a kick out of this reply.
 
2011-05-26 08:53:07 AM  

Barakku: LEAVE SPIDERS ALONE
/I'm serious


Internet White Disgusting Psycho?
 
2011-05-26 09:12:55 AM  
rofl best headline in a while. way to go, submitter.
 
2011-05-26 09:27:25 AM  
What's a "newspaper?"

/sorry, couldn't resist. I still read them.

I don't kill any spiders. But I live where we don't have really big ones. If they were big I wouldn't kill them either because--eww. On the broom you go. STAY ON THE BROOM, DAMMIT!!

A black widow lived in the trunk of my car all one summer because that was where it lived. I knew where it was, and I checked for it when I got in there. Even if I'd removed it, another one probably would have moved in--I had about 40 of them in my garage.
 
2011-05-26 12:03:54 PM  
Black Widows, for the most part, will leave humans alone and keep to themselves. It's usually only during mating season or when protecting a nest will they get overly aggressive towards humans.

/CSB
(While living in North Carolina) I came home from a friends house one night to see the silhouette of one of my cats slowly stalking something across the kitchen floor. I couldn't make out a shape or outline of what it could be however. I make my way across the room, flip on the light, and turn around to investigate what my fearless little panther was hunting. He was just about to snatch up a full grown female black widow with his mouth at that moment. I bolted across the room and foot launched him as far away as I could. Had I not got home when I did, I would have had a dead kitten.
I found 2 more of them hiding in a corner behind some boxes as I was moving out.
 
2011-05-26 12:54:31 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Cyno01: I've gotten over spiders, if theyre not too big or sorta look like they might be a brown recluse, theyre safe from squishing, since they eat other bugs.

But centipedes... those farkers get a 6mm .2g plastic pellet to the head.

House centipedes keep your spider population in check. All you need are some feral stoats to deal with your house centipede population.


But then what do i do with the gorillas?
 
2011-05-26 01:45:55 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: House centipedes keep your spider population in check. All you need are some feral stoats to deal with your house centipede population.


What keeps human centipede population in check?
 
2011-05-26 04:05:05 PM  

envirovore: Black Widows, for the most part, will leave humans alone and keep to themselves. It's usually only during mating season or when protecting a nest will they get overly aggressive towards humans.

/CSB
(While living in North Carolina) I came home from a friends house one night to see the silhouette of one of my cats slowly stalking something across the kitchen floor. I couldn't make out a shape or outline of what it could be however. I make my way across the room, flip on the light, and turn around to investigate what my fearless little panther was hunting. He was just about to snatch up a full grown female black widow with his mouth at that moment. I bolted across the room and foot launched him as far away as I could. Had I not got home when I did, I would have had a dead kitten.


Cats have a secondary growth on their liver with a really big name in Latin. Cats are the natural apex predator of all species of spiders and snakes. They are LITERALLY immune to long-chain proteins, which comprise neurotoxic venoms across all species.

I found 2 more of them hiding in a corner behind some boxes as I was moving out.
 
2011-05-26 04:39:35 PM  

Jedekai: envirovore: Black Widows, for the most part, will leave humans alone and keep to themselves. It's usually only during mating season or when protecting a nest will they get overly aggressive towards humans.

/CSB
(While living in North Carolina) I came home from a friends house one night to see the silhouette of one of my cats slowly stalking something across the kitchen floor. I couldn't make out a shape or outline of what it could be however. I make my way across the room, flip on the light, and turn around to investigate what my fearless little panther was hunting. He was just about to snatch up a full grown female black widow with his mouth at that moment. I bolted across the room and foot launched him as far away as I could. Had I not got home when I did, I would have had a dead kitten.

Cats have a secondary growth on their liver with a really big name in Latin. Cats are the natural apex predator of all species of spiders and snakes. They are LITERALLY immune to long-chain proteins, which comprise neurotoxic venoms across all species.

I found 2 more of them hiding in a corner behind some boxes as I was moving out.


Oh, so I freaked out over nothing then. Learn something new every day. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2011-05-26 11:20:36 PM  
Saw a couple of ants in my bathroom today, and told the lazy daddy long-legs up in the corner to get her lazy butt down and chow down on the ants.
 
2011-05-27 02:49:25 AM  

Browncoat: Phil Moskowitz: House centipedes keep your spider population in check. All you need are some feral stoats to deal with your house centipede population.

What keeps human centipede population in check?


Malnutrition.
 
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