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2013-10-14 01:23:29 PM
So that spider who makes a web across my front door at face level every morning isn't following his natural instincts, he's just being a douchebag?

Well fark him.
 
2013-10-14 01:26:40 PM
I, for the most part, don't kill spiders. Spiders eat those insects and other bugs that annoy me. So I leave them alone.

Unless, of course, they descend from above and crawl on me. In that case, I do the manly thing and run around in circles, arms flailing, screaming "Get it off! Get IT OFF! GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!"
 
2013-10-14 01:32:08 PM
blogs.scientificamerican.com
 
2013-10-14 01:32:49 PM

HawgWild: I, for the most part, don't kill spiders. Spiders eat those insects and other bugs that annoy me. So I leave them alone.

Unless, of course, they descend from above and crawl on me. In that case, I do the manly thing and run around in circles, arms flailing, screaming "Get it off! Get IT OFF! GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!"


I don't kill them either, unless they happen to be in the bathtub after I'm undressed and getting into the shower, in which case, down the drain they go.
 
2013-10-14 01:33:36 PM

HawgWild: GETITOFF!"


Gherman Titov died 13 years ago.
 
2013-10-14 01:35:47 PM

miss diminutive: So that spider who makes a web across my front door at face level every morning isn't following his natural instincts, he's just being a douchebag?

Well fark him.


cdn.meme.li
 
2013-10-14 01:47:14 PM
I can understand them being upset of you kill them.  If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
 
2013-10-14 01:48:26 PM
spotoffun.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-14 01:52:51 PM
I found a spider this weekend that had hung itself.  I thought it was an accident, but now I'm not so sure..
 
2013-10-14 02:17:35 PM
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?
 
2013-10-14 02:49:03 PM
So the crack spider isn't a dick because of the crack, it's because he's just a dick.
 
2013-10-14 03:01:34 PM
It hurts their feelings when you kill them, but not for very long.
 
2013-10-14 03:02:19 PM
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2013-10-14 03:03:53 PM
And they hate it when you call them 'Attercop' or 'Old Tomnoddy'.
 
2013-10-14 03:04:23 PM

HawgWild: I, for the most part, don't kill spiders. Spiders eat those insects and other bugs that annoy me. So I leave them alone.

Unless, of course, they descend from above and crawl on me. In that case, I do the manly thing and run around in circles, arms flailing, screaming "Get it off! Get IT OFF! GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!"


I see you have the same defense mechanism I do.
 
2013-10-14 03:06:04 PM
WooHoo! Spider thread?
 
2013-10-14 03:06:52 PM
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2013-10-14 03:07:57 PM
What is this, one of the first of his many spider squishing strips?

images.ucomics.com
 
2013-10-14 03:08:06 PM

HawgWild: I, for the most part, don't kill spiders. Spiders eat those insects and other bugs that annoy me. So I leave them alone.

Unless, of course, they descend from above and crawl on me. In that case, I do the manly thing and run around in circles, arms flailing, screaming "Get it off! Get IT OFF! GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!"


CSB time!

I've got a big, hairy spider living on one of my pillar lamps. Most of the time; he just hangs out(get it?) wayyyy below the on switch. The other day; he was on the cone of shame part and jumped onto my hand. My immediate response was to scream, like a little girl, and wave my hand about. He jumped off of my hand and I haven't seen him above the base of the lamp in 2 months.

/ no spiders were harmed in this production
 
2013-10-14 03:08:08 PM

Sybarite: [spotoffun.files.wordpress.com image 354x327]


Thanks Spider Bro!
 
2013-10-14 03:08:14 PM
I'm fine with spiders as long as they stay on the walls or ceiling.  If they touch the floor, I worry that they'll be near my feet and I wont see them crawl towards me, and if they come onto the furniture, that's just breaking the deal.  both violations of the peace accord result in extreme sanctions.
 
2013-10-14 03:08:30 PM

WTFDYW: WooHoo! Spider thread?


It's about that time...


media.urbandictionary.com
 
2013-10-14 03:10:34 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

Spider thread! Spider thread!
Monday's started off in good stead!
We weave webs strong as steel!
Don't kill us...'Cos we FEEL!
Look out....Here comes the spider thrrrrrread!
 
2013-10-14 03:10:42 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Some even keep pets.
 
2013-10-14 03:10:55 PM
When the boss spider says break his legs, it's an all night job.
 
2013-10-14 03:10:56 PM
Didn't know it made them feel bad. Now I'm going to enjoy it more.

/THEY'RE ON MY TURF AND THEY KNOW WE'RE AT WAR
 
2013-10-14 03:11:22 PM
Those jumping spiders are really cute.
 
2013-10-14 03:13:34 PM
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:

fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-14 03:16:10 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-10-14 03:18:46 PM
I try to avoid killing any spider, but sometimes one rappels down from the ceiling toward my face and I panic and smash it. Sorry, little bros.

/and sometimes a wolf spider is too close to my shoes and I just can't handle the thought that it might crawl inside one of them
 
2013-10-14 03:18:53 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-10-14 03:20:16 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:

[fc01.deviantart.net image 850x721]


Looks like an orb spider.

That being said, there are some wonderful incesticides out there you can put in/around your home that lay down a 9 month barrier. Any insect crossing that barrier will die in about 5 minutes.
 
2013-10-14 03:20:19 PM

69gnarkill69: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x325]


You made me literally smile.
 
2013-10-14 03:20:47 PM
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...)
 
2013-10-14 03:20:59 PM
Also:

oyster.ignimgs.com

/hate
 
2013-10-14 03:21:07 PM

69gnarkill69: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x325]


I don't smile often or easily
 
2013-10-14 03:21:13 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
Angry spider is angry.
 
2013-10-14 03:21:51 PM
 
2013-10-14 03:22:18 PM
Imagine that.  An additional case for and example of balance in the universe.  If only we applied that to ourselves.
 
2013-10-14 03:22:44 PM
www.27bslash6.com
 
2013-10-14 03:23:14 PM

69gnarkill69: [images.sodahead.com image 600x478]


D'awwww......

/don't kill spiders
//unless they surprise me in the shower or in bed, then all bets are off
///will take them outside though
 
2013-10-14 03:23:22 PM
 
2013-10-14 03:23:38 PM

WTFDYW: WooHoo! Spider thread?


This.

Yay!
 
2013-10-14 03:26:42 PM
Had a rosehair tarantula that definitely recognized smells of people. She would chill out on my shoulder all day and most people thought she was an elaborate brooch. If anyone else tried to pick her up, they would get a handful of spiky spider hair. I miss her.
 
2013-10-14 03:27:13 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-14 03:27:22 PM
My faves:

i257.photobucket.com

29.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-14 03:27:29 PM
Sometimes spiders violate their "acceptable distance" agreement with me by hiding under my car door handle.  What the fark, guys?
 
2013-10-14 03:28:20 PM

Sybarite: [spotoffun.files.wordpress.com image 354x327]


You chose the only vegetarian spider on the planet to say it ate a fly.
 
2013-10-14 03:28:56 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...)



danmillerinpanama.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-14 03:29:19 PM

techgeek07: Someone had to post this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc


Or this.
 
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
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
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
oi41.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-14 03:48:26 PM

air_wx: [i.imgur.com image 390x264]



imageshack.us
 
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??


24.media.tumblr.com
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 ...

texasento.net
 
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.

starsmedia.ign.com
 
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
 
2013-10-14 04:29:02 PM

SearchN: 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?


It already wasn't great. Now it's awful!
 
2013-10-14 04:32:45 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Also:

[oyster.ignimgs.com image 228x335]

/hate


I'll stick with my Jenner.
 
2013-10-14 04:38:36 PM

kortex: 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.


That is farking hilarious.
 
2013-10-14 04:48:54 PM

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


Yeah, when I was living in HI we had a HUGE spider that lived in the chicken coop. I always thought the chickens would eat it one day, but no. I had to reach my hand in the get the eggs, and that guy would be inches away just waiting to freak me the f out. I never wanted to crush it because it was so big.

/csb
//not a big fan of spiders.
 
2013-10-14 05:03:32 PM

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.


Hey, it's not just foot-wide spider. It's a blindingly FAST foot-wide spider that moves sideways, leaps on its prey and has an incomprehensibly painful bite. Sweet dreams!
 
2013-10-14 05:18:38 PM

mbillips: 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.

Hey, it's not just foot-wide spider. It's a blindingly FAST foot-wide spider that moves sideways, leaps on its prey and has an incomprehensibly painful bite. Sweet dreams!


You always see the silver lining!
 
2013-10-14 05:34:58 PM

mbillips: 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.

Hey, it's not just foot-wide spider. It's a blindingly FAST foot-wide spider that moves sideways, leaps on its prey and has an incomprehensibly painful bite. Sweet dreams!


Thanks! Thanks so much!
 
2013-10-14 05:43:41 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-14 05:51:18 PM
 
2013-10-14 05:52:06 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.



Probably a Giant Wolf Spider,  indigenous to Colorado, usually in the Southern parts of the State, but some have been able to migrate in the hotter parts of the year.   Once had one standing in the middle of the bathroom floor when I got out of the shower one late September morning (about half as long as my size nine foot).  I make sure that bathroom window stays shut at night now.


We do also have Tarantulas in the southern desert-like parts of the state.
 
2013-10-14 05:59:41 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-14 06:21:45 PM

Seequinn: 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.


Probably a Giant Wolf Spider,  indigenous to Colorado, usually in the Southern parts of the State, but some have been able to migrate in the hotter parts of the year.   Once had one standing in the middle of the bathroom floor when I got out of the shower one late September morning (about half as long as my size nine foot).  I make sure that bathroom window stays shut at night now.


We do also have Tarantulas in the southern desert-like parts of the state.


Yea, kind of figured we had tarantulas down there, hence me asking where they were located. Prefer to deal with the spiders instead of the rattlesnakes.
 
2013-10-14 06:28:21 PM

69gnarkill69: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x323]


s18.postimg.org
 
2013-10-14 06:38:17 PM
I've known this is true for awhile after I witnessed the perverted spider in my bathroom playing with itself while I poop.
 
2013-10-14 06:45:26 PM

SearchN: 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:

[fc01.deviantart.net image 850x721]

Looks like an orb spider.

That being said, there are some wonderful incesticides out there you can put in/around your home that lay down a 9 month barrier. Any insect crossing that barrier will die in about 5 minutes.


But it lets spiders and other arthropods live their lives to the fullest?

/Doubt it.
//Pedantic wanker.
///I am, that is.
 
2013-10-14 06:46:33 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: 69gnarkill69: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x323]

[s18.postimg.org image 610x800]


Well played.

I put spiders in two classes:

Good spiders like jumping spiders that I coexist with and find interesting and sometimes cute.

Bad spiders like Black Widows and OMFG!!! AAAGGG!!!KILL IT!KILLIT!GET IT OFF ME!! STOMPSTOMP!!!

I would willfully stab my own arm repeatedly while craping and pissing myself if something like that landed on me.
 
2013-10-14 06:53:01 PM
I have a number of actions I take depending on the spider:

Wolf spiders: catch them under a cup and take them outside
House spiders: leave them be
Huntsmans: same as wolfies, except using a bowl.  They're *big*.
Jumping spiders: watch and be entertained for a while, then outside with them to save them from the arachnophobic SO.
Black/brown widows: usually leave them be, with exceptions. Exceptions result in non-living widows.
Yellow sac spiders - instant death when I find them.  They have a cytotoxic venom similar to the brown recluse, but not as potent.  Plus, they have a nasty habit of dropping from the ceiling if they feel threatened, and they can be rather aggressive.  They also will sometimes just hang from the ceiling with their legs spread out, right at face level.
Anything else: outside

Fortunately where I live the only problem children are the widows and sac spiders.
 
2013-10-14 07:34:24 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.


I kill mice too, when they get in my food places.
 
2013-10-14 08:02:55 PM

UtileDysfunktion: 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


Send them my way. They're horrifying, but I'd rather them than the goddamn cockroaches in my frat house.
 
2013-10-14 08:09:12 PM
I may have been the only one to read the article, but sounds like the docile types built a quick society that was then invaded by moochers of all sorts, so really good at making more of themselves and nice to their neighbors but their neighbors were all pricks and took all their stuff until they died out completely.  Democrats...

Then the aggressive ones did not multiply as fast, but nobody took advantage of them either.  Get off my lawn or I'll shoot you.  They ended up surviving longer.  Republicans...
 
2013-10-14 08:21:37 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Also:

[oyster.ignimgs.com image 228x335]

/hate


i1.ytimg.com
SSRM COM-2D is sick of their shiat.
 
2013-10-14 08:39:16 PM
I don't kill any but these nasty squishy sac spiders in the house. They'll crawl under your blankets and when you move and squeeze them by accident they bite over and over and over.
 
2013-10-14 08:42:10 PM
And to think, I've swallowed 8 helpless personalities in my sleep since this time last year.
 
2013-10-14 08:51:06 PM
Okay, so how do I get them to stop stalking me?  These bastards are responsible for 50% of my paranoia.
 
2013-10-14 09:32:23 PM
Back in 1990, I was camping in the Boundary Waters (northern Minnesota) with a bunch of Boy Scouts. We were breaking camp one morning when a spider that was about 4 inches (10.1cm) in diameter ran out of the underbrush onto the tent we were trying to roll up. We tried to scare the spider off the tent--it didn't budge, but it did piss all over the tent.[0] We all got behind the spider and yelled at it and waved our arms, which eventually made it scuttle back into the underbrush.

I still don't know how a spider that big could survive that far north, since it's snow-covered ~6 months of the year. (However, I can say I made a spider piss itself in fear....) Also: Picture

crow202.org

[0] Spiders excrete uric acid, which is a little easier to clean off water-resistant tent fabric than urine.
 
2013-10-14 09:44:49 PM

danceswithcrows: Back in 1990, I was camping in the Boundary Waters (northern Minnesota) with a bunch of Boy Scouts. We were breaking camp one morning when a spider that was about 4 inches (10.1cm) in diameter ran out of the underbrush onto the tent we were trying to roll up. We tried to scare the spider off the tent--it didn't budge, but it did piss all over the tent.[0] We all got behind the spider and yelled at it and waved our arms, which eventually made it scuttle back into the underbrush.

I still don't know how a spider that big could survive that far north, since it's snow-covered ~6 months of the year. (However, I can say I made a spider piss itself in fear....) Also: Picture

[crow202.org image 450x373]

[0] Spiders excrete uric acid, which is a little easier to clean off water-resistant tent fabric than urine.


My solution to the hoard of tiny spiders is simple... suck 'em up with the hose that comes off the side of the vacuum.  Save the huge bastard for last.  She won't fit through the hose, but she'll certainly get stuck to it, at which point you can stab her with a knife.
 
2013-10-14 10:00:15 PM
prod.entertainment.telly.sky.com

The REAL reason spiders are feeling like shiat. And pooping uric acid in their pantaloons.
 
2013-10-14 11:43:19 PM
Why are people surprised to find out this old news? As in... beginning of time old? Animals have personalities. Why the blue hell would anyone think otherwise or is this a white people thing?
 
2013-10-15 02:34:20 AM
What a spyder with personality may look like.
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-15 09:39:45 AM

dbrunker: What a spyder with personality may look like.
[img.fark.net image 500x375]


Maybe a little personality, maybe.

I present to you for your consideration this little dynamo:

silodrome.com
 
2013-10-15 10:58:56 AM

69gnarkill69: I present to you for your consideration this little dynamo:



Very nice but... it doesn't attract telephone poles does it?  *worry*
 
2013-10-15 11:11:13 AM

dbrunker: 69gnarkill69: I present to you for your consideration this little dynamo:


Very nice but... it doesn't attract telephone poles does it?  *worry*


Not sure, but it will attack a 1950 Ford Tudor with extreme prejudice.
 
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