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(Daily Mail)   Deadly black widow spider from Texas invades England, has hundreds of babies...hey look out, there is one on your arm   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-11-16 04:29:51 AM  
They aren't deadly really..... bites from large ones have been known to kill 3 year old children and younger. But that takes an extra large one which isn't common at all. Kids older than that and to adults will just get a nasty welt and possibly come down with some common cold type symptoms.

They are a nasty spider, but they are solitary and do not "infest" anymore than any other spider.

(Spider eggs tend to release 500 baby spiders into the world, most of them die, that goes for pretty much all spiders)

So basically... DO NOT FREAK OUT ENGLAND..... we have had them here in the U.S forever and they don't cause any significant problems.
 
2012-11-16 04:31:38 AM  
Vicious black widow spider...

I'm glad everyone else in the thread is pointing out the very idea is laughable. I've got a black widow living in my window (in a nice big jar!) and she's profoundly timid... they're so unbalanced that it's hard for them to even move quickly or with any agility when they're not on their web, and their inclination to attack something actively poking them (an allen wrench when I was giving her a fresh jar) is pretty much limited to trying to slow it with capture silk. You've practically got to try to get them to bite you, and pretty hard at that.

It's sure fun to watch her rock some insects though. Yellow jackets are her biatches, and she can take down cockroaches much larger than her.
 
2012-11-16 04:48:41 AM  
That's why I live in canada....the really poisonous ones can and do live here, but it's much less commonplace than the states.
Much more likely to die from the effects of Canadian winter.
 
2012-11-16 06:19:17 AM  

WeenerGord: ciberido: WeenerGord: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

Did you ... did you just tip that spider a dollar?


He gets a dollar bounty for every stray dog or Jehovah's Witness he catches


Oh, I had thought the spider had just finished mugging you.
 
2012-11-16 06:22:18 AM  
Why do I always click on this shiat before I go to bed? It's like looking at car accident, for me, I MUST LOOK at every farking spider picture before I slowly back out of the thread.
 
2012-11-16 06:31:17 AM  
Not concerned:

www.movieimages.org
 
2012-11-16 07:23:00 AM  
YEE HAW!!

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

TEXAS!!
 
2012-11-16 07:23:55 AM  
Many years ago, in Vegas, helping grandpa clean out and move his shed in the courtyard of his condo.

get under it finally & he wants to flip it over to "spray"

"spray what grandpa?"

"you'll see"

we roll the shed to a side and between, over, under, all around the floor joists of the shed are webs, black widows, & egg sacs.

Not just a few egg sacs... I'm talking 2-5 eggs per webbing area. Now, knowing that 1 egg sacs can produce 1,000s of new, fresh... ready to fark you up black widows, I didn't like what I saw.

Fast forward to a few years ago I started renting this condo grandpa had after he passed away. & yes, the black widows were STILL running the show in the back courtyard. Basterds were every.where. I sprayed a good 2-3 times a week & I'd still find baby spiders that morphed into those black coonts

Only 2 spiders really, really bother me. Black Widows (I've seen what their bites can do) & Fiddleback (Brown Recluse)... most deadly in the US & unlike Black Widow bites, you cannot feel a brown recluse bite until it gets inflamed & starts eating your flesh.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-16 07:55:59 AM  

vegasj: Now, knowing that 1 egg sacs can produce 1,000s of new, fresh


?1 egg sacs? is this possible....

Answer:

A female Black Widow Spider can produce four to nine egg sacs in one summer, each containing about 100-400 eggs.

1 egg sac - tops 400

3 egg sacs - closer to a thousand

killed one this afternoon before coming into work. probably a male, cause was pretty small and dull in color.
 
2012-11-16 08:03:14 AM  
Good. Fark those people. I'm still pissed about the unfair taxes King George levied on us.
 
2012-11-16 08:21:16 AM  

Dinjiin: kidgenius: Luckily, the scorps have an achilles heel; their wicked cool black-light glow. Last summer, I went out 3 times a week and killed 5-6 every time. They love cinder block walls.

Our local Home Depot has a display cage over by the pest control section with scorpions in it. Push a button and a blacklight comes on so you can see them crawling around inside.

I probably should invest in a blacklight wand at some point so I can add them to my outdoor hunt. Besides the concrete blocks, they also like to hide under the crushed landscaping rock in the yard, especially if they're larger sized stones that create lots of pockets for them to hide in.


Just get a UV led flashlight. $20 and you are set. I also recommend caulking the main columns of the cinder block walls. Will help to keep them from coming into your yard. It really does help cut down the ways they get in your yard. And you can buy tan/gray caulk that blends in. From five feet away you can't even see it.
 
2012-11-16 08:43:58 AM  
BUT WAIT THERES MORE....
if that is a real picture of the egg
then its a BROWN WIDOW
and their venom is twice that of a black widow

brown eggs have little spikes on them blacks are smooth
 
2012-11-16 08:56:11 AM  

Captain James T. Smirk: Sherman Potter: Captain James T. Smirk: As someone who has been bitten by both a Black Widow and a Brown Recluse, I can safely say "Quit your goddamned whining, England."

Seriously though, these aren't exactly the most dangerous thing we've exported to the United Kingdom. As I recall, Plaxico Burress played a game there once.

B.S. without pics. Nobody gets bit by a Brown Recluse and doesn't take pictures of the extruded sausage hamburger that results.

/I've seen it.
//It ain't pretty
///Iowa

I got bit on the arm while I was at Fort Jackson, SC. The Drill Sergeants had a pre-arranged plan for recluse bites, even though they were rare and even though necrosis from a recluse bite happens less than half of the time. About fifteen seconds after I got bit, slapped my arm, saw the remains of a recluse, and said "Oh, shiat", I was on a truck on the way to the base hospital, and within ten minutes I was getting my arm washed down with about thirty different soaps and being needled full of all kinds of meds. Ended up with nothing but a normal-looking, tiny spider bite that went away in a couple of days.


Nothing but a tiny, normal looking bite?

That's total BS.

We all know about your newfound spider-powers.
 
2012-11-16 09:06:15 AM  

This Face Left Blank: vossiewulf: Easy there Brits. Having lived 40+ years right smack dab in black widow territory, you have to work really hard to get bitten. If you spend lots of time climbing around under houses in crawl spaces you might want to carry some bug spray with you but otherwise don't sweat it.

What the fark kind of 'bug spray' are YOU using. The vicious (and viscous) farks shrug off bug spray like I would a squirt gun blast. Even the shiat that's supposedly made to kill spiders just pisses 'em off.


Don't use poison...use spraypaint or really powerful hairspray...freezes the little farks in their tracks. Did that to one in my garage a few years back and left it to serve as an example to others. Thing is still there where i left it...lol
 
2012-11-16 09:09:29 AM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

I'm coming for your tea and crumpets.

/found outside my house a few years ago, if she was there the next day I was going to buy a terrarium and bring her inside :)
 
2012-11-16 09:42:05 AM  

Dinjiin: //effing scorpions love to come inside, though


at least they eat cockroaches
 
2012-11-16 09:44:58 AM  

WeenerGord: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]


Tarantulas are like the bumblebees of the spider world. So large that they tend towards docility.
 
2012-11-16 09:58:49 AM  
I'm still trying to figure out what "ele4ctric" is.
 
2012-11-16 10:15:21 AM  
i.usatoday.net
 
2012-11-16 10:35:37 AM  

Saberus Terras: WeenerGord: ciberido: WeenerGord: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

Did you ... did you just tip that spider a dollar?

He gets a dollar bounty for every stray dog or Jehovah's Witness he catches

Oh, I had thought the spider had just finished mugging you.



Is that what you thought? I thought you thought that I had tipped the spida a dolla for it's having done a striptease act for me.
 
2012-11-16 10:43:55 AM  
 
2012-11-16 10:44:41 AM  
I've lived in this particular spot for 7 years and they can be found everywhere outside where a spider might hide. Under the deck, in the shed, pretty much any container-like object that's turned in a way to block the light. Except for when it's too cold, I guarantee I could go outside and find you a black widow in 30 seconds or less. Even then I could show you endless webbing and old egg sacs. Interestingly though I've never found one inside. The only spider that's a constant presence inside are these weird guys that start spinning (not spinning a web but actually spinning around on their web) when threatened. I forget what they're called but they aren't dangerous to us, so I generally leave them be. Every once in awhile we get a jumping spider inside, which are also harmless, and pretty cool little creatures, so please leave them alone if you can. Sometimes they wave their arms in the air like they just don't care, or they're looking for a mate or something, I dunno.

www.scenicreflections.com
"Sup?"
 
2012-11-16 10:48:35 AM  
I've never seen a black widow in Texas, but have seen recluses. Black widows were pretty plentiful in California, but never saw a recluse there.
 
2012-11-16 10:50:41 AM  
 
2012-11-16 10:51:06 AM  
FTA: "'We cordoned off the area in the yard where the spider was discovered and created a ring of insecticide around it. We then used ele4ctric and petrol based foggers on the rest of the site.
'After the factory was closed last night we then sprayed the office areas with a water-based insecticide as well.
'We are now satisfied that the premises is safe.'


No, there is only one way to be sure...
www.philippalmer.net
 
2012-11-16 11:35:57 AM  
Back-to-back sentences at the end of the article (emphasis is mine):

However, contrary to popular belief, most people who are bitten suffer no serious damage.
We have been called out for snakes, scorpions and spiders before but never in the past 24 years for one of these deadly creatures.


Nice reporting there!
 
2012-11-16 01:29:51 PM  

ISO15693: This is my fav spider picture.


[officialmagicpg.com image 400x358]

It is something a doctor found while looking in a woman's ear canal.

Apparently this is a problem that is becoming quite common.


You soulless bastard! I'm not afraid of spiders and that gave me a case of the MAJOR OOGIES!

I can and do actively murder those biatches whenever I find them, which I do very often. My son was bitten on the *tongue by one when he was 3, he got VERY ill very quickly and when I carried him into the Pediatricians office they took one look at him, rushed me into a room, the doc was in the room less than a minute later and immediately called an Ambulance to take him to the hospital BEFORE examining him! Doc rode in the Ambulance holding my son because he didn't know if he would make to to the hospital without CPR...He was very literally that close to dying!

After he was minutely examined in the hospital and every scrape, bruise, scab and mark evaluated and a couple of spots being tested they did find trace amounts of Black Widow venom in a lesion on his tongue!

*He had enlarged tonsils and adenoids and was an 'open mouth' breather when sleeping, before having them removed at six.

So yeah, I gleefully MURDERDEATHKILL those little Motherfarkers!
 
2012-11-16 01:32:41 PM  

relcec: Isildur: HotWingAgenda: When I was an infant, my parents kept my crib in a corner directly under a black widow's nest.

And I do mean kept, because mommy dearest has verified several times that she intentionally left it there after the nest appeared.

the fark?

gerber life insurance policy


Ha- but seriously, what the hell...
 
2012-11-16 01:35:36 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: ISO15693: This is my fav spider picture.


[officialmagicpg.com image 400x358]

It is something a doctor found while looking in a woman's ear canal.

Apparently this is a problem that is becoming quite common.

You soulless bastard! I'm not afraid of spiders and that gave me a case of the MAJOR OOGIES!

I can and do actively murder those biatches whenever I find them, which I do very often. My son was bitten on the *tongue by one when he was 3, he got VERY ill very quickly and when I carried him into the Pediatricians office they took one look at him, rushed me into a room, the doc was in the room less than a minute later and immediately called an Ambulance to take him to the hospital BEFORE examining him! Doc rode in the Ambulance holding my son because he didn't know if he would make to to the hospital without CPR...He was very literally that close to dying!

After he was minutely examined in the hospital and every scrape, bruise, scab and mark evaluated and a couple of spots being tested they did find trace amounts of Black Widow venom in a lesion on his tongue!

*He had enlarged tonsils and adenoids and was an 'open mouth' breather when sleeping, before having them removed at six.

So yeah, I gleefully MURDERDEATHKILL those little Motherfarkers!


*shudder* I'm glad he was ok in the end. That's farking scary.
 
2012-11-16 02:31:32 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: ISO15693: This is my fav spider picture.


[officialmagicpg.com image 400x358]

It is something a doctor found while looking in a woman's ear canal.

Apparently this is a problem that is becoming quite common.

You soulless bastard! I'm not afraid of spiders and that gave me a case of the MAJOR OOGIES!


Muahaha :)

Im glad to read about your son being okay though.

I once got bitten by some brown spider in Montana, and a chunk of flesh about the size of a quarter and deep as a dime eventually fell off, leaving a pit of oozy necrotizing yuck that took a year to heal. Never found out what it was - still have the scar.

But at least it wasnt laying eggs in my ear canal.
 
2012-11-16 02:37:08 PM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-16 05:19:38 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: WeenerGord: Leaving lepidoptera - please, don't touch the display,
little boy, aha cute! Moving to the next aisle we have
arachnida, the spiders, our.. finest collection.
This friendly little devil is the heptothilidi,
unfortunately harmless. Next to him, the nasty licosa
raptoria. His tiny fangs cause creeping ulcerations of
the skin. And here, my prize, the Black Widow.
Isn't she lovely?.. and so deadly. Her kiss is
fifteen times as poisonous as that of the rattlesnake.
You see her venom is highly neurotoxic, which is to say
that it attacks the central nervous system, causing
intense pain, profuse sweating, difficulty in
breathing, loss of consciousness, violent convulsions
and, finally.. death. You know what I think I love the
most about her is her inborn need to dominate,
possess. In fact, immediately after the consummation
of her marriage to the smaller and weaker male of the
species she kills and eats him - oh, she is
delicious!... and I hope he was. Such power and dignity
- unhampered by sentiment. If I may put forward a
slice of personal philosophy, I feel that man has ruled
this world as a stumbling demented child-king, long
enough! And as his empire crumbles, my precious Black
Widow, shall rise, as his most fitting successor!

Came for the Alice Cooper ref, left satisfied. (As to "heptothilidi", that's apparently an odd rendering of Hypochilidae or the lampshade spider genus (all of which are harmless, beneficial, and quite primitive true spiders); Lycosa raptoria is the Brazilian wolf spider (which has been accused of causing symptoms with envenomation similar to brown recluse bites and even systemic effects, but the "tarantellism" blamed on L. tarantula (no close relation to the big hairy South American spiders) turned out to be from the Mediterranean black widow or thirteen-spotted widow and the parts of Brazil where Lycosa raptoria lives are in the northern range of the Chilean recluse which does cause systemic effects and has necrotic venom--so it c ...


I believe the correct term is Funnel Web,not funnel back. Doing a quick google search confirms that, or is funnel back Austrian?
 
2012-11-16 06:20:14 PM  

Dinjiin: I also heard a rumor (probably false) that mama scorpions carry their brood on their backs. So if you squish a mama scorpion in your house, the babies will run off in every direction. Dozens of them. In your house.


Like this?
animal.discovery.com
 
2012-11-16 06:28:01 PM  
ISO15693

Found the story: Link

Sleeping with earplugs from now on.

Weenergord, I hate you.
 
2012-11-16 06:28:50 PM  
www.whoaorno.com
 
2012-11-16 07:15:12 PM  

SearchN: I believe the correct term is Funnel Web,not funnel back. Doing a quick google search confirms that, or is funnel back Austrian?


Derp derp, my bad, this is what I get for posting in a nice safe spider thread at toodamnearly AM while trying to forget about the latest round of incendiary poop-slinging in the Levant :D
 
2012-11-16 07:28:39 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: SearchN: I believe the correct term is Funnel Web,not funnel back. Doing a quick google search confirms that, or is funnel back Austrian?

Derp derp, my bad, this is what I get for posting in a nice safe spider thread at toodamnearly AM while trying to forget about the latest round of incendiary poop-slinging in the Levant :D


All good. Just caught my attention and was wondering if it was slang or not.
 
2012-11-16 07:37:13 PM  

I want your skull: animal.discovery.com


Eeesh. That made me think of the mind-controlling eels from Wrath of Khan for some reason.
 
2012-11-16 07:50:22 PM  
Ah good. Nightmare fuel.
 
2012-11-16 08:28:03 PM  
images.travelpod.com
 
2012-11-16 08:59:29 PM  

MeanJean: Weenergord, I hate you.


Meanwhile, in your shower stall

ehspest.com


Haven't you heard about the roaches? They're devouring people whole!

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-16 10:43:20 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i50.tinypic.com image 288x288]


Hah! Although IIRC, some actually do have a percussive mating call. (No bongos, though. (Probably.))


ISO15693: [images.travelpod.com image 550x413]


The expression is priceless.
 
2012-11-17 02:38:26 AM  

ISO15693: OK So Amuse Me: ISO15693: This is my fav spider picture.


[officialmagicpg.com image 400x358]

It is something a doctor found while looking in a woman's ear canal.

Apparently this is a problem that is becoming quite common.

You soulless bastard! I'm not afraid of spiders and that gave me a case of the MAJOR OOGIES!


Muahaha :)

Im glad to read about your son being okay though.

I once got bitten by some brown spider in Montana, and a chunk of flesh about the size of a quarter and deep as a dime eventually fell off, leaving a pit of oozy necrotizing yuck that took a year to heal. Never found out what it was - still have the scar.

But at least it wasnt laying eggs in my ear canal.


I'm late to the party, as always... something similar happened to me a few years back in Wisconsin. I don't know what bit me, but I assume it was a spider. A spot swelled up a little smaller than half a golf ball or so. It itched like a motherfarker, and if I bumped it ever, it was painfull. I ended up getting some antibiotics, and it popped eventually. Some of the nastiest crap I've ever seen came out of that when it popped though. It still looks like there's a hole where it had been swollen.
 
2012-11-17 11:30:59 AM  
ISO15693

That is practically begging for a caption contest.
 
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