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(Orlando Sentinel)   Study shows spiders have personalities; it hurts their feelings when you kill them   (thesent.nl) divider line 24
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2013-10-14 03:22:44 PM
2 votes:
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2013-10-14 03:10:34 PM
2 votes:
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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 03:06:52 PM
2 votes:
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2013-10-14 01:48:26 PM
2 votes:
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2013-10-14 01:32:08 PM
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2013-10-14 01:26:40 PM
2 votes:
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 01:23:29 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-10-15 02:34:20 AM
1 votes:
What a spyder with personality may look like.
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2013-10-14 04:20:40 PM
1 votes:
I thought you said you're alright Spider.

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2013-10-14 03:55:02 PM
1 votes:

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 03:53:43 PM
1 votes:
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 03:48:35 PM
1 votes:

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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2013-10-14 03:45:36 PM
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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 03:40:14 PM
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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 03:34:29 PM
1 votes:
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 03:32:10 PM
1 votes:
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 03:31:57 PM
1 votes:
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2013-10-14 03:20:59 PM
1 votes:
Also:

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2013-10-14 03:08:30 PM
1 votes:

WTFDYW: WooHoo! Spider thread?


It's about that time...


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2013-10-14 03:08:14 PM
1 votes:
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 03:07:57 PM
1 votes:
What is this, one of the first of his many spider squishing strips?

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2013-10-14 03:06:04 PM
1 votes:
WooHoo! Spider thread?
2013-10-14 03:04:23 PM
1 votes:

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 03:01:34 PM
1 votes:
It hurts their feelings when you kill them, but not for very long.
 
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