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2012-06-07 04:19:38 PM
4 votes:
lh3.googleusercontent.com

Spiders in my house and I have a deal. They get the fireflies and the bugs, they get free rein to make webs in the corners. It works, and I respect their contribution to the house. I demand that they work for their keep...
2012-06-07 02:25:27 PM
3 votes:
They feed on blood from vertebrates, by eating mosquitoes after the mosquitoes have fed.
2012-06-07 08:06:05 PM
2 votes:

hubiestubert: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 310x293]

Spiders in my house and I have a deal. They get the fireflies and the bugs, they get free rein to make webs in the corners. It works, and I respect their contribution to the house. I demand that they work for their keep...


Agreed. Spiders in my house are welcome. Kind of a self fulfilling pest control. They eat all the smaller buggers. Once those are gone, they move on to each other.
2012-06-07 07:16:19 PM
2 votes:
COME AT ME, BRO!
2012-06-07 06:53:02 PM
2 votes:
Hey, look buddy. I'm a Salticidae . That means I solve problems. Not problems like, "What is beauty?," because that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of 'philosophy'. I solve practical problems.

upload.wikimedia.org

F'r instance, how am I gonna get some tasty tasty blood out off some big, mean Mother Hubbard without him tearing me a structurally superfluous new behind?

The answer, eat a mosquito. And if that don't work? Use a gun. Like this heavy caliber tripod mounted little old number designed by me, built by me, and you best hope... not pointed at you.
2012-06-07 06:05:10 PM
2 votes:
My roommates girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm already planning my evil practical jokes when she visits.

Say goodbye to THAT relationship.

Seriously- my wife LOSES HER MIND at even the mention of the word "spider". If I tried that practical joke shiat, it'd be Divorceville.

Careful with that crap.
2012-06-07 06:00:31 PM
2 votes:
Oh. They eat mosquitoes. Spiders are scary, but so are heartworms, malaria, and West Nile. Can we be friends, skeeter-eating spider?
2012-06-07 03:58:53 PM
2 votes:
The enemy of our enemy is our friend.

Go ahead and get your suck on,mi Evarcha.
2012-06-08 08:54:12 AM
1 votes:
th06.deviantart.net
/spider tank thread?
2012-06-07 11:01:26 PM
1 votes:

Keizer_Ghidorah: [insidiousclothing.com image 500x372]


Happy now? ;)
2012-06-07 10:43:29 PM
1 votes:
insidiousclothing.com
2012-06-07 10:31:24 PM
1 votes:

SexiSadi: Don't these spider threads usually have moar cool pictures?


Hey, I started it off...
2012-06-07 10:25:39 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Keizer_Ghidorah: Gyrfalcon: toraque: lousyskater: We get these huge black jumping spiders that live on and around the wind turbines I work on, and they are the coolest spiders ever. They hunt down and kill all of the wasps that like to nest in the metal railing of the stairs that go into the turbine along with any other terrible insect in the area. They also like to follow us into the tower to watch us work on the converter system at the base of the tower, really curious little guys.

Just FYI? They're not watching you work. They're biding their time, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

One day, when your back is turned, they'll pounce.

You were warned.

They're getting bigger, eating all those wasps. Plus, there's probably some kind of radioactivity generated by wind turbines we're not aware of yet and won't be until those spiders become the size of German shepherds and the relief shift of workers comes in wondering where the night crew is and why there are all these crunchy dried husks underfoot and then WHAM, next thing we know the National Guard will be cordoning off entire towns and air strikes will be getting called in on desert communities from here to Palm Springs.

Grow a spine, you wuss.

No way, I'm getting ready for when the invertebrates take over the world.


I for one welcome our new jumping spider overlords.
2012-06-07 10:21:40 PM
1 votes:

Keizer_Ghidorah: Gyrfalcon: toraque: lousyskater: We get these huge black jumping spiders that live on and around the wind turbines I work on, and they are the coolest spiders ever. They hunt down and kill all of the wasps that like to nest in the metal railing of the stairs that go into the turbine along with any other terrible insect in the area. They also like to follow us into the tower to watch us work on the converter system at the base of the tower, really curious little guys.

Just FYI? They're not watching you work. They're biding their time, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

One day, when your back is turned, they'll pounce.

You were warned.

They're getting bigger, eating all those wasps. Plus, there's probably some kind of radioactivity generated by wind turbines we're not aware of yet and won't be until those spiders become the size of German shepherds and the relief shift of workers comes in wondering where the night crew is and why there are all these crunchy dried husks underfoot and then WHAM, next thing we know the National Guard will be cordoning off entire towns and air strikes will be getting called in on desert communities from here to Palm Springs.

Grow a spine, you wuss.


No way, I'm getting ready for when the invertebrates take over the world.
2012-06-07 09:40:21 PM
1 votes:
DORMAMU: Blood sucking spiders?

HOUSE BAERNE APPROOVES!

/hopefully not obscure


Not hardly. Lloth approves of House Baerne's approval. I think one of my happiest days was when my son finished the last of the War of the Spider Queen series when he was twelve. The fact that he's starting college at age 15 is a far, far second. Mom's a huge Salvatore fan from waaaaay back.

On a happy note: one of my dear grad school friends is petrified of spiders, so of course this shiat is going on her Facebook wall. At about 3am. So it will be the first thing she sees tomorrow morning. I would try to get her husband to surreptitiously film her reaction, but as was mentioned earlier, Divorceville and all...
2012-06-07 08:47:44 PM
1 votes:

toraque: lousyskater: We get these huge black jumping spiders that live on and around the wind turbines I work on, and they are the coolest spiders ever. They hunt down and kill all of the wasps that like to nest in the metal railing of the stairs that go into the turbine along with any other terrible insect in the area. They also like to follow us into the tower to watch us work on the converter system at the base of the tower, really curious little guys.

Just FYI? They're not watching you work. They're biding their time, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

One day, when your back is turned, they'll pounce.

You were warned.


They're getting bigger, eating all those wasps. Plus, there's probably some kind of radioactivity generated by wind turbines we're not aware of yet and won't be until those spiders become the size of German shepherds and the relief shift of workers comes in wondering where the night crew is and why there are all these crunchy dried husks underfoot and then WHAM, next thing we know the National Guard will be cordoning off entire towns and air strikes will be getting called in on desert communities from here to Palm Springs.
2012-06-07 08:33:15 PM
1 votes:

lousyskater: We get these huge black jumping spiders that live on and around the wind turbines I work on, and they are the coolest spiders ever. They hunt down and kill all of the wasps that like to nest in the metal railing of the stairs that go into the turbine along with any other terrible insect in the area. They also like to follow us into the tower to watch us work on the converter system at the base of the tower, really curious little guys.


Just FYI? They're not watching you work. They're biding their time, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

One day, when your back is turned, they'll pounce.

You were warned.
2012-06-07 08:26:43 PM
1 votes:
We get these huge black jumping spiders that live on and around the wind turbines I work on, and they are the coolest spiders ever. They hunt down and kill all of the wasps that like to nest in the metal railing of the stairs that go into the turbine along with any other terrible insect in the area. They also like to follow us into the tower to watch us work on the converter system at the base of the tower, really curious little guys.
2012-06-07 07:42:45 PM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: They feed on blood from vertebrates, by eating mosquitoes after the mosquitoes have fed.


WHO CARES THEY'RE SPIDERS! KILL THEM ALL!
2012-06-07 07:10:50 PM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: My roommates girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm already planning my evil practical jokes when she visits.


Be very careful with that. You could seriously scar her, even worse than she already is. Mental trauma is a pretty big farking deal. For her safety, start as small as possible. Or better yet, not at all.

/not scared of anything irrationally, but I understand it knowing people who are

Jubeebee: hubiestubert: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 310x293]

Spiders in my house and I have a deal. They get the fireflies and the bugs, they get free rein to make webs in the corners. It works, and I respect their contribution to the house. I demand that they work for their keep...

I live on the ground floor of a 60 year old old apartment building, so I run a spider taxi service from the bathroom to the patio. Girlfriend finds a spider, I ferry it outside and go clean up the ant corpses it left in the corner.

The house centipedes get shot with rubber bands though. Creepy bastards.


Unfortunately, they're like spiders. They eat the other creepy crawlies, so as long as you have the spiders you'll likely have them. Best thing to do is to try to get rid of the food bugs you can, the ants and silverfish and such. Clean out any crawlspaces or any access hatches you have access to as well.
2012-06-07 07:09:16 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-06-07 07:08:40 PM
1 votes:

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: I was RTFA when I got to thinking: Did we find a cure for cancer? Is that why scientists are researching this?


I'm pretty sure that malaria kills more people than cancer. Anything that keeps down the number of mosquitoes, particularly females since they are the ones that carry and transmit Plasmodium, is a good thing.
2012-06-07 07:05:21 PM
1 votes:

Apos: FRANKENSQUITO vs DRACUTARANTULA!


Please don't give Asylum ideas. Those assholes are bad enough with their own.
2012-06-07 07:04:36 PM
1 votes:
img826.imageshack.us
2012-06-07 07:03:11 PM
1 votes:

Sticky Hands: Jumping spiders are my favorite spiders, so furry, cute, and smiley.


I hate you so much right now.
2012-06-07 07:00:50 PM
1 votes:
Blood sucking spiders?

HOUSE BAERNE APPROOVES!

/hopefully not obscure
2012-06-07 06:56:21 PM
1 votes:
Jumping bags of fang and HIV infected blood? Sweet!
2012-06-07 06:52:03 PM
1 votes:
nursemt719: I knew an arachnid researcher back in my heady days of toxicology reserach. He had been doing research on Salticidae and was kind enough to inform me that members of Salticidae were proven to have the similar intelligence to dogs. These spiders can solve problems. Sweet dreams!

I feel a little bad about killing them with fire now.
2012-06-07 06:46:43 PM
1 votes:
Strix occidentalis:

Oh. They eat mosquitoes. Spiders are scary, but so are heartworms, malaria, and West Nile. Can we be friends, skeeter-eating spider?

The problem with these spiders is they only eat mosquitos AFTER they've bitten you and perhaps given you a terrible disease.

What spiders get them before they bite? And how do I encourage them?
2012-06-07 06:42:16 PM
1 votes:
I knew an arachnid researcher back in my heady days of toxicology reserach. He had been doing research on Salticidae and was kind enough to inform me that members of Salticidae were proven to have the similar intelligence to dogs. These spiders can solve problems. Sweet dreams!
2012-06-07 06:18:34 PM
1 votes:
FTA:
"The spiders preferred an intact blood-engorged female corpse over anything else..."

It seems like they are aren't so different from us after all.
2012-06-07 06:13:38 PM
1 votes:

Jubeebee: Yay spider thread!

[encrypted-tbn1.google.com image 279x181]


cute in pics.. scary in real life

thank god i live where the only dangerous spider is Black Widow
2012-06-07 06:10:53 PM
1 votes:

darch: My roommates girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm already planning my evil practical jokes when she visits.

Say goodbye to THAT relationship.

Seriously- my wife LOSES HER MIND at even the mention of the word "spider". If I tried that practical joke shiat, it'd be Divorceville.

Careful with that crap.


My mom has always been deathly afraid of spiders. When I was in first or second grade, I bought a rubber tarantula at a fair in Southern California, and my mom -- knowing my sense of humor even as a young child -- took it as soon as I got home, and put it way out of reach.

Unfortunately, she put it at the top of a tall bookcase, and a few weeks later she wanted to get a book on the top shelf. I'm sure you can guess the rest. The rubber spider fell on the floor at her feet, and she let out a scream you could hear all the way through the house.

I'm not sure what happened to my rubber spider after that. :)
dls
2012-06-07 06:08:50 PM
1 votes:
The scientists were able to test their theory that antennae shape is an important factor in spider meal choice by using a mixture of male and female body parts to create hybrid mosquitoes.

Anyone else concerned about hybrid mosquitoes?

/ Bad dreams, I has them
2012-06-07 06:07:37 PM
1 votes:
The good news is that since the industrial revolution, my kind have been better able to survive now that the buildings are covered in soot.
2012-06-07 06:00:38 PM
1 votes:
Vampire spiders

They used model "Frankenstein mosquitoes"


I think we have SyFy's next movie of the week right there.
2012-06-07 06:00:23 PM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: They feed on blood from vertebrates, by eating mosquitoes after the mosquitoes have fed.


Just wait until they learn to cut out the middle-man.
2012-06-07 06:00:19 PM
1 votes:
Jumping spiders are my favorite spiders, so furry, cute, and smiley.
2012-06-07 04:43:20 PM
1 votes:
Jubeebee--To be fair, centipedes are minions of the 10,000 Hells...
2012-06-07 04:34:25 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 310x293]

Spiders in my house and I have a deal. They get the fireflies and the bugs, they get free rein to make webs in the corners. It works, and I respect their contribution to the house. I demand that they work for their keep...


I live on the ground floor of a 60 year old old apartment building, so I run a spider taxi service from the bathroom to the patio. Girlfriend finds a spider, I ferry it outside and go clean up the ant corpses it left in the corner.

The house centipedes get shot with rubber bands though. Creepy bastards.
2012-06-07 04:11:45 PM
1 votes:
Yay spider thread!

encrypted-tbn1.google.com
2012-06-07 02:27:33 PM
1 votes:
Spider thread
spider thread
Does whatever a spider thread can
Gives me the heebie-jeebies,
Any time
Scares newbies
As much as TFers
Look out, here comes the spider threeeeeead...



/bails
 
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