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(Fox News)   Science: Half of spiders are undiscovered. Fark: The other half are waiting patiently inside your bathrobe   (foxnews.com ) divider line 203
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2012-07-26 01:08:58 PM  
. . .and the skunklike giant vinegaroon, which sprays a vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen when disturbed.

What a coincidence! I found a giant, hairy eight-legged monster in my shower the other morning, and I sprayed chemicals from my abdomen too!
 
2012-07-26 01:14:35 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-26 01:19:28 PM  
hostmypicture.com

O HAI
 
2012-07-26 01:34:25 PM  

MaxxLarge: [hostmypicture.com image 450x356]

O HAI


Man, fk you and fk subby :(
 
2012-07-26 01:38:22 PM  
www.eurospiders.com

magickcanoe.com

bugguide.net
 
2012-07-26 01:38:50 PM  
First time I ever did the flashlight trick, OMG it freaked me the hell out to see how many there were, just everywhere!!
 
2012-07-26 01:39:11 PM  
 
2012-07-26 01:39:34 PM  
or hiding under your clock waiting for you to go to sleep
 
2012-07-26 01:40:23 PM  
Half of all undiscovered spiders are on my back patio. I just haven't cataloged them yet.
 
2012-07-26 01:41:23 PM  

Current Resident: [i.imgur.com image 430x412]


So did they tell him?
 
2012-07-26 01:41:39 PM  
lotrtcgwiki.com
 
2012-07-26 01:41:45 PM  
assets.diylol.com
 
2012-07-26 01:42:49 PM  

MaxxLarge: [hostmypicture.com image 450x356]

O HAI


That just ruined my whole damn day.

/Side-eyes coffee
 
2012-07-26 01:44:15 PM  

Spider thread! Spider thread!
Now my Thursday doesn't seem so dead!
Watch them jump,watch them pounce!
Giving arthros more bounce to the ounce!
Hey there,here comes the spider thread!

 
2012-07-26 01:44:22 PM  
Mrs Zipper jumped out of the boat a few weeks ago, after I informed her of the three foot rule, and a spider came sauntering down the gunnel..

/are there spiderfish?
 
2012-07-26 01:44:30 PM  
I don't mind seeing spiders or millipedes or silverfish - they eat the other bugs. I'd rather have spiders than roaches.
 
2012-07-26 01:44:34 PM  

MaxxLarge: [hostmypicture.com image 450x356]

O HAI


oh god. I keep all my cups and bowls upside down in the cupboard because of spiders.
 
2012-07-26 01:44:46 PM  

AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!

 
2012-07-26 01:44:57 PM  

stonicus: First time I ever did the flashlight trick, OMG it freaked me the hell out to see how many there were, just everywhere!!


I'm afraid to ask ....but wth is the flashlight trick?
 
2012-07-26 01:44:57 PM  

MaxxLarge: [hostmypicture.com image 450x356]

O HAI


I have cups just like that, and I just drank coffee out of one.
 
2012-07-26 01:45:36 PM  
farkING SPIDERS
 
2012-07-26 01:46:05 PM  
Half they say?

So, it's a "known, unknown"

/ check
 
2012-07-26 01:46:14 PM  
Spiders I can handle. Turtles however terrify me. Can't go near one. Once was trapped in my house because of one on the porch. Had to call my neighbor and she moved it for me.
 
2012-07-26 01:46:15 PM  

stonicus: First time I ever did the flashlight trick, OMG it freaked me the hell out to see how many there were, just everywhere!!


Yeah, my first LED headlamp caused much anxiety on it's first camping trip.
 
2012-07-26 01:46:21 PM  

Carn: I don't mind seeing spiders or millipedes or silverfish - they eat the other bugs. I'd rather have spiders than roaches.


you have a point there. silverfish destroy books, though, don't they?
 
2012-07-26 01:46:27 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

nom nom nom
 
2012-07-26 01:46:54 PM  
One of my favorites...
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-07-26 01:47:33 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Spiders I can handle. Turtles however terrify me. Can't go near one. Once was trapped in my house because of one on the porch. Had to call my neighbor and she moved it for me.


I am laughing uncontrollably.

Are you afraid it's going to chase you?
 
2012-07-26 01:48:11 PM  

Carn: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 390x280]

nom nom nom


Is that ... is it eating an OWL??
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-26 01:49:35 PM  
MaxxLarge

I found a spider in my glass of water. After I started drinking. Fortunately we both survived. It wasn't as big as yours. It was the common domestic Cheiracanthium.
 
2012-07-26 01:49:47 PM  
We are one thread away from the spider trifecta.
 
2012-07-26 01:49:58 PM  
Spider trifecta in play?
 
2012-07-26 01:49:59 PM  
Two spider threads in a day? I'm outta here.......
 
2012-07-26 01:50:18 PM  

stonicus: First time I ever did the flashlight trick, OMG it freaked me the hell out to see how many there were, just everywhere!!


For the curious.

http://bevhoward.com/spidereyes.htm

I never realized until just now that that's what you see at night while driving.
 
2012-07-26 01:50:46 PM  

MadAzza: Mid_mo_mad_man: Spiders I can handle. Turtles however terrify me. Can't go near one. Once was trapped in my house because of one on the porch. Had to call my neighbor and she moved it for me.

I am laughing uncontrollably.

Are you afraid it's going to chase you?


I can't really put my finger on it Always been scared of them. They are creepy. My neighbor who saved me laughed about it for day's.
 
2012-07-26 01:51:03 PM  

btraz70: I'm afraid to ask ....but wth is the flashlight trick?


Invite a friend over. Dress up in your nicest fishnet garters, thigh boots, and a wig. Get a nice dildo sized flashlight and lube it up with petroleum. Rubberized is better than hard plastic, but it's really up to your friend. Then you turn out all the lights and.....hey, are you sure you want to know about this?
 
2012-07-26 01:51:13 PM  
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ONCE THE SPIDER IS DESTROYED, USE NUCLEAR MISSILES AND/OR GASOLINE WITH A MATCH TO BURN THE BODY, TO MAKE SURE THE SPIDER IS DOWN FOR GOOD. NAPALM IS ALSO ACCEPTABLE. REMOVE THE ASHES WITH A VACUUM CLEANER, AND MAKE SURE YOU CAUTERIZE THE VACUUM CLEANER JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.

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2012-07-26 01:51:13 PM  

Strategeryz0r: We are one thread away from the spider trifecta.


tiny, little spider smashing fist!
 
2012-07-26 01:51:23 PM  
They always hang out on the ceiling! Too high to reach :(
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2012-07-26 01:51:34 PM  
I like scaring my kids about spiders. We have lots of them around the yard... big orb weavers etc... coastal Florida has CRAZY spiders. Anyway, the kids are all "Dad, that is a brown recluse right, deadly spider!" And I'm like "No no no... these are harmless and helpful orb weavers. They eat bugs in our yard. The brown recluse likes warm dark and dusty places inside... like under your bed."
 
2012-07-26 01:51:59 PM  
You have a choice this guy or spiders.

Scutigera coleoptrata
moineaudeparis.com
 
2012-07-26 01:52:16 PM  
I'm the office spider killer. It's mostly small little khaki colored spiders. Now if it was a Wolf Spider, Black Widow or a Brown Recluse...i'm out of there!

Fark's own clock spider scares the bejesus out of me. Up there with the Danny Glick photo. Gah!

/stands at the ready with a shoe, poised for battle.
 
2012-07-26 01:52:40 PM  

btraz70: stonicus: First time I ever did the flashlight trick, OMG it freaked me the hell out to see how many there were, just everywhere!!

I'm afraid to ask ....but wth is the flashlight trick?


After dark, if you hold a flashlight to your forehead so it shines with your line of sight, you can see spider eyes reflecting the light. It's a really cool trick.
 
2012-07-26 01:52:54 PM  
In a related, and equally scientific way, I am prepared to announce that I think we have only discovered 10 percent of the total spider species on the planet.

Maybe even less. There may be more spider species than all other species combined.

This is all totally scientific.
 
2012-07-26 01:53:16 PM  

btraz70: stonicus: First time I ever did the flashlight trick, OMG it freaked me the hell out to see how many there were, just everywhere!!

I'm afraid to ask ....but wth is the flashlight trick?


The Flashlight Trick: :Hold the flashlight right next to your eyes and shine the beam in front of you as you walk around the yard. If you see a tiny reflecting dot, like a dewdrop, walk towards it with the light shined on it. It is the reflection of a spider's eyes, and you can walk right up to the spider.

"You can find spiders from 30 feet away with this technique."

(and from the thread): "Spiders have poor vision, but they can easily detect light and shadow. When you approach them make sure they're between you and the light (sun or moon) so that you don't cast a shadow on them."

Also mentioned in the thread:
- The Black Light Trick: "4.You should try that with a black light sometime. You would probably be thrilled and delighted with what you find. If you live in scorpion country and try it you will be more thrilled (Chilled) than delighted!" and "Blacklights work with scorpions. I had a pet scorption for a while, and used a black light to make him glow green."

- The Night Driving Trick: "...going out after dark when the desert cooled down to look for herps. The herps would collect on the asphalt road to stay warm, and the car's headlights would cause eyeshine."

I haven't tried any of these.
 
2012-07-26 01:54:31 PM  
After bravely perusing this thread, I'd like to say GET IT OFF ME!!!


/any tanya huff fans around?
 
2012-07-26 01:55:19 PM  
Why the fark did I come in here?
Of course there's going to be pictures of spiders in the thread.
 
2012-07-26 01:55:30 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: btraz70: I'm afraid to ask ....but wth is the flashlight trick?

Invite a friend over. Dress up in your nicest fishnet garters, thigh boots, and a wig. Get a nice dildo sized flashlight and lube it up with petroleum. Rubberized is better than hard plastic, but it's really up to your friend. Then you turn out all the lights and.....hey, are you sure you want to know about this?


Yes please! So far I'm good on all those supplies...
 
2012-07-26 01:56:45 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: The Flashlight Trick: :Hold the flashlight right next to your eyes and shine the beam in front of you as you walk around the yard. If you see a tiny reflecting dot, like a dewdrop, walk towards it with the light shined on it. It is the reflection of a spider's eyes, and you can walk right up to the spider.

"You can find spiders from 30 feet away with this technique."



That's perfect. Don't most flamethrowers have roughly that range?
 
2012-07-26 01:57:43 PM  

tonguedepressor: You have a choice this guy or spiders.

Scutigera coleoptrata
[moineaudeparis.com image 850x637]


Those guys are awesome! House centipedes will eat up all the critters you don't want in your home, and leave you alone. They rock.
 
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