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2013-10-14 03:29:45 PM  

phaseolus: And they hate it when you call them 'Attercop' or 'Old Tomnoddy'.


Tomnoddy of course, is insulting to anybody .
 
2013-10-14 03:31:50 PM  

WelldeadLink: How many spiders did they psychoanalyze? Did none of them enjoy being killed? Did some of them not care? Was this just a non-scientific poll on the web?


I know of a secret trick for finding out what it says in an article.
 
2013-10-14 03:31:57 PM  
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2013-10-14 03:32:10 PM  
Doesn't surprise me... predators usually are amongst the most intelligent creatures...

... and roaches have as much intelligence as many small mammels.

... remember that next time you squish one... you're killing an intelligent creature.
 
2013-10-14 03:32:36 PM  
TOO BAD!
 
2013-10-14 03:34:01 PM  

nytmare: What is this, one of the first of his many spider squishing strips?


I remember this strip! This was before the tragedy that has befallen the Orange one...
 
2013-10-14 03:34:29 PM  
Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.
 
2013-10-14 03:36:34 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: I don't mind the spiders so much as the house centipedes.  Spiders just go about being spiders when you're around, they don't care.  The house centipedes see you and they dart around trying to hide, like cockroaches.  Problem is, they're really bad at it.  They think that if they can't see you, you can't see them either.

I was getting ready for work and set my lunch bag down on the kitchen counter for just a few seconds while I grabbed something else.  Go to pick up the bag and notice around 50 legs poking out from underneath.  (pick up bag... smack... off to work...)


Me too!  Spiders are no bother, but those other things...Silverfish?
Those are nasty as hell and have some sort of gel body.  Ick!
 
2013-10-14 03:38:12 PM  
What is it with the trend of Fark spider threads?
Not that I'm complaining.

Also, for the people joking about spiders spreading their web where they usually walk, don't you wonder if those guys are looking for a challenge??
 
2013-10-14 03:38:55 PM  
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2013-10-14 03:40:10 PM  
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2013-10-14 03:40:14 PM  

CleanAndPure: Doesn't surprise me... predators usually are amongst the most intelligent creatures...

... and roaches have as much intelligence as many small mammels.

... remember that next time you squish one... you're killing an intelligent creature.


The Masters of Karma have stated that a man cannot be made to return as an insect (having a less-than-complete understanding of taxonomic organization), and the killing of an insect is a karmically inoperative act. Nevertheless, all life being one, in my house all do practice the doctrine of ahimsa and refrain from taking life of any sort.

Yet, Patanjali does state that it is the intention rather than the act which governs. Therefore, if I killed with love rather than malice, it would be as if I had not killed. I confess that this has not always been the case and that malice was sometimes present - therefore, even if I did not kill, I do bear the burden of the guilt because of the presence of that intention. So I could step upon several spiders now and be none the worse for it, according to the principle of ahimsa. Since I am a guest on this planet, however, I of course respect the practice and no longer do this thing.
 
2013-10-14 03:40:33 PM  

Bathysphere: Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.


I like to believe I would have done the same.  In reality, I most probably would have made some unholy sound emanating from somewhere in my gut, while slamming the door hard enough to loosen the hinges and running to the furthest point from the spider I could and still be contained inside the house.  I would then leave by a window later just in case it was still there.
 
2013-10-14 03:41:30 PM  
My husband asked me to take the large daddy long legs spider out of the bathroom before he left for work this morning. I asked "Are you sure? He's been doing a really good job spidering in there." But he wants the spider out because he says that breed are slobs.
 
2013-10-14 03:42:12 PM  
I don't like killing spiders [unlike flies or other bugs]. They do a good service.
 
2013-10-14 03:43:13 PM  
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2013-10-14 03:45:36 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: I don't mind the spiders so much as the house centipedes.  Spiders just go about being spiders when you're around, they don't care.  The house centipedes see you and they dart around trying to hide, like cockroaches.  Problem is, they're really bad at it.  They think that if they can't see you, you can't see them either.

I was getting ready for work and set my lunch bag down on the kitchen counter for just a few seconds while I grabbed something else.  Go to pick up the bag and notice around 50 legs poking out from underneath.  (pick up bag... smack... off to work...)


They're creepy, no doubt about it, but I heard they kill cockroaches, so they have that going for them, which is nice.
 
2013-10-14 03:45:51 PM  

Bathysphere: Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.


What area of CO are you in? Largest I have seen was maybe 3/4th's of an inch.
 
2013-10-14 03:48:21 PM  
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2013-10-14 03:48:26 PM  

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2013-10-14 03:48:35 PM  

Resident Muslim: What is it with the trend of Fark spider threads?
Not that I'm complaining.

Also, for the people joking about spiders spreading their web where they usually walk, don't you wonder if those guys are looking for a challenge??


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Obligatory
 
2013-10-14 03:49:56 PM  
The only spiders I kill are the brown recluse and black widow. The other ones I try and catch and release them into the wild.
 
2013-10-14 03:50:14 PM  

mbillips: I watched a spider putting the sticky circles on its web just this morning. It was one of those little guys who looks kinda like a bit of bird poop. I had to remember not to walk through it, though because he'd strung the web right across the most convenient path out of my back yard.

This is his species, I think:


I love watching orb weavers spin their webs. When I was a kid, I assumed the web strands just stuck to each other because they were sticky. Then I was watching a spider spin once and realized they actually tie little knots to hold the web together. It's freaking insane to watch.

/also, your spider is probably female
//the male orb weavers have mostly died off by now, and the females are making webs to build up protein and lay their eggs
 
2013-10-14 03:50:29 PM  

Two16: UtileDysfunktion: I don't mind the spiders so much as the house centipedes.  Spiders just go about being spiders when you're around, they don't care.  The house centipedes see you and they dart around trying to hide, like cockroaches.  Problem is, they're really bad at it.  They think that if they can't see you, you can't see them either.

I was getting ready for work and set my lunch bag down on the kitchen counter for just a few seconds while I grabbed something else.  Go to pick up the bag and notice around 50 legs poking out from underneath.  (pick up bag... smack... off to work...)


[dontpanic.jpg]


No panic involved.  The centipede had been running around the kitchen sink area for at least a week.  At the same time, a small spider had built a web behind the faucet.  I was curious as to who would eat whom so I let them both be.  Turns out, they had some sort of non-aggression treaty between them.
 
2013-10-14 03:50:46 PM  

Stephen_Falken: phaseolus: And they hate it when you call them 'Attercop' or 'Old Tomnoddy'.

Tomnoddy of course, is insulting to anybody .


He has a sting?! Well, we'll get him too.

/ I can't wait for part 2:give us your money
 
2013-10-14 03:51:16 PM  

SearchN: Bathysphere: Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.

What area of CO are you in? Largest I have seen was maybe 3/4th's of an inch.


Denver metro area. I like spiders, I'm a spider person, but a big strange spider is like a big strange dog. This thing was the biggest goddamn wild spider I have ever seen.
 
2013-10-14 03:53:43 PM  
We have a beast of a wolf spider living in our garage.  It's so huge that my wife initially thought it was a mouse.  It keeps the garage clear of everything.  I know exactly where it lives and give it space, lol.  Sometimes, when I pull in to the garage at night, the beast is sitting smack in the middle of the garage as if saying "Come at me bro" to all of the bugs.  I've tried to catch it before so that I can take a picture but it's so freaking fast that I have failed every time.
 
2013-10-14 03:55:02 PM  

Bathysphere: SearchN: Bathysphere: Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.

What area of CO are you in? Largest I have seen was maybe 3/4th's of an inch.

Denver metro area. I like spiders, I'm a spider person, but a big strange spider is like a big strange dog. This thing was the biggest goddamn wild spider I have ever seen.


Weird. Doing a google search on spiders in CO not finding anything that large. Guessing it was someones escaped pet.

/In Boulder.
 
2013-10-14 03:55:59 PM  

SearchN: Bathysphere: Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.

What area of CO are you in? Largest I have seen was maybe 3/4th's of an inch.


Could be a camel spider. They're not actually spiders, and in the Middle East they get HUGE; not sure about the ones in Colorado. They're not likely to bite you, but it's a mofo if they do. Not dangerous, just super painful.
 
2013-10-14 03:56:22 PM  

Mark Ratner: UtileDysfunktion: I don't mind the spiders so much as the house centipedes...

They're creepy, no doubt about it, but I heard they kill cockroaches, so they have that going for them, which is nice.


I'd be willing to round mine up and send them off to live with some nice family with a cockroach problem.

/might have to lasso a couple of them
 
2013-10-14 03:56:48 PM  

Son of Thunder: WelldeadLink: How many spiders did they psychoanalyze? Did none of them enjoy being killed? Did some of them not care? Was this just a non-scientific poll on the web?

I know of a secret trick for finding out what it says in an article.


But it's so much fun to see how many people took Subby at his/her word about it "hurting their feelings"!
 
2013-10-14 03:57:27 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Two16: UtileDysfunktion: I don't mind the spiders so much as the house centipedes.  Spiders just go about being spiders when you're around, they don't care.  The house centipedes see you and they dart around trying to hide, like cockroaches.  Problem is, they're really bad at it.  They think that if they can't see you, you can't see them either.

I was getting ready for work and set my lunch bag down on the kitchen counter for just a few seconds while I grabbed something else.  Go to pick up the bag and notice around 50 legs poking out from underneath.  (pick up bag... smack... off to work...)


[dontpanic.jpg]

No panic involved.  The centipede had been running around the kitchen sink area for at least a week.  At the same time, a small spider had built a web behind the faucet.  I was curious as to who would eat whom so I let them both be.  Turns out, they had some sort of non-aggression treaty between them.


I watched a house centipede crawl across my ceiling for about forty-five minutes once, because it was sloooooowly headed toward a medium-sized spider who was crawling equally slowly, and I wanted to see them fight.

When they got within an inch or so of each other, both of them stopped and just stared at one another for about two straight minutes, then they just went around each other and continued on their ways, like Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog. Very anticlimactic.
 
2013-10-14 03:59:56 PM  
 
2013-10-14 04:00:07 PM  
I don't like spiders and snakes......

/you know the rest.
 
2013-10-14 04:01:13 PM  
Lovely day for a stroll ...

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2013-10-14 04:02:02 PM  

Cup Check: oblig


oh god, I squealed.
 
2013-10-14 04:02:40 PM  
Spiders in my home can either eat stuff that annoys me, or starve. Either is cool with me. They don't bother me when they sit in their corner of the room, and the occasional cobweb takes 5 seconds each to remove when it's old and dusty enough to become actually visible.
 
2013-10-14 04:06:04 PM  

mbillips: SearchN: Bathysphere: Oh yeah, and I just found out Colorado has giant, tarantula sized spiders that aren't tarantulas. Wtf? Discovered this the hard way when I opened the door one morning, and found a fist sized creature sitting on my doormat. I actually said out loud, "nope" and shut the door. It left some time later.

What area of CO are you in? Largest I have seen was maybe 3/4th's of an inch.

Could be a camel spider. They're not actually spiders, and in the Middle East they get HUGE; not sure about the ones in Colorado. They're not likely to bite you, but it's a mofo if they do. Not dangerous, just super painful.


Pretty distinct looking bug, was looking more for a tarantula type. As I mentioned up thread, there are some great insicticides out there that lay down a 9 month barrier, safe to use with animals around once they dry. Since the temps been dropping recently, really glad I put some down over the weekend. Saw the weirdest thing yesterday though, one of the area's I covered had a spider standing in front of it. Spider wouldn't move any closer to the barrier, not even to get away from me. Had to catch the little guy and take him outside, figured if he was smart enough to notice something wasn't right about the area he was going into he was smart enough to live.
 
2013-10-14 04:07:19 PM  

69gnarkill69: Resident Muslim: What is it with the trend of Fark spider threads?
Not that I'm complaining.

Also, for the people joking about spiders spreading their web where they usually walk, don't you wonder if those guys are looking for a challenge??


Obligatory


Well played, Sir/Ma'am. Well played.


/your login says newcomer, your skill says otherwise.
 
2013-10-14 04:09:18 PM  
I usually have a live-and-let-live philosophy when it comes to spiders, but this morning I went into my daughter's bedroom to help her find her shoes and a spider was hanging from the ceiling fan right in front of my face. The last thing that went through his head may have been feelings of depression, followed quickly by my hand.
 
2013-10-14 04:10:35 PM  
There's something about the words "sexual cannibalism" that inclines me to maintain my present position of armed preparedness.
 
2013-10-14 04:12:50 PM  
Oh, and to you farkers in HI and FL.. Enjoy.
 
2013-10-14 04:15:01 PM  
I never kill spiders.
Wasps that can't figure out how to get out of a window, catch and release
 
2013-10-14 04:15:39 PM  
Spiders creep me out but I do my best to live and let live but WHY THE FARK DO YOU LITTLE BASTARDS BUILD THE SAME GODDAMN WEBS IN THE SAME GODDAMN PLACES THAT I WANT TO WALK EVERY GODDAMN DAY?
 
2013-10-14 04:20:01 PM  

CleanAndPure: and roaches have as much intelligence as many small mammels.


CleanAndPure is a small mammal.
 
2013-10-14 04:20:31 PM  

SearchN:SearchN: That being said, there are some wonderful incesticides out there [...]


Look, you can disapprove without poisoning your Mom and her brother!
 
2013-10-14 04:20:40 PM  
I thought you said you're alright Spider.

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2013-10-14 04:23:22 PM  

SearchN: Oh, and to you farkers in HI and FL.. Enjoy.


What the fark? I live in Hawaii. I've been bitten by a shark, stung by a scorpion, stung by a centipede ... I've had more bizarre shiat like that happen than anyone I know, and now I have to worry about foot-wide spiders?? WHAT THE F*CK?

I hate you for making me aware of that thing.
 
2013-10-14 04:26:11 PM  

stevarooni: SearchN:SearchN: That being said, there are some wonderful incesticides out there [...]

Look, you can disapprove without poisoning your Mom and her brother!


How else am I supposed to get the money?

MadAzza: SearchN: Oh, and to you farkers in HI and FL.. Enjoy.

What the fark? I live in Hawaii. I've been bitten by a shark, stung by a scorpion, stung by a centipede ... I've had more bizarre shiat like that happen than anyone I know, and now I have to worry about foot-wide spiders?? WHAT THE F*CK?

I hate you for making me aware of that thing.


Was actually surprised when he mentioned those 2 states. Paradise ain't so great now, is it?
 
2013-10-14 04:28:04 PM  
The only personality that you need to know is that is would eat you if it were big enough
 
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