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Windows 7: Arachnophobia anyone?

11 Mar 2012   #11
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IIllytch321 View Post
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So, what these images show are massive amounts of dragline silk released by the normally solitary spiders (wolf spiders) as they ran for their lives to escape rising floodwaters.

How can you look at this and not feel anything negative whatsoever? Heh. I'm a soft, wimpy, wuss wuss, whatever.
killed one that looked similar like that 3 years back by stomping on it with my shoe because it was climbing on the outside of my house and i didnt want to give it a chance to get inside loool anyways i would say the animal that disturbs me the most is frogs god i hate frogs they sound annoying and gives me this feeling like i want it to go away for me or else i'm going to stomp it. Anyways ye hate frogs and they creep me out a bit but not like i can't look at them its just if its in front of me i want it to go away from me and if it gets any closer to me i might stomp it, though they always manage to leave when i warn it by stomping my feet on the floor as a warning that he's in my personal space. I don't want to kill it but dam i cant stand them around me.
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11 Mar 2012   #12
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I suppose it's my imagination to blame when I get creeped by just looking at a picture, or even imagining a spider crawling on my face, perhaps. Frogs can be poisonous too though, so that feeling can be explained evolutionarily.



Couldn't help it, I thought this was so funny. Stomp that one.
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11 Mar 2012   #13
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

i need a shotgun lol
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11 Mar 2012   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I suppose that it is probably just a matter of the ways that we express things, but I'm never "creeped out" by anything only from a picture of it. I can be repelled by it though. I guess my imagination just doesn't translate a picture into an experience. Too many movies and too much TV probably.
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12 Mar 2012   #15
Athene

 

I'm rather fond of spiders...Not joking :-) Most Swiss spiders are harmless, although some rather poisonous spiders have be known to nip over the border and settle down over here.
We sometimes get very large garden spiders with crosses on their backs. I have held some in my palm before, and they do not weigh anything, and some may try to promptly weave a web around your hand and wrist - a very sticky business :-)
I was very fortunate to come across a very beautiful St. Andrew's Cross spider on our garden wall, with its yellow and black stripes shining in the sun and the characteristic X-pattern woven into its web. I like to coax spiders (I am familiar with) onto my hand, but it's very important to return them to their webs for obvious reasons.
And finally, we get tiny spiders scuttling around the house. One of these little fellows actually came zooming down on a thread from the ceiling when I was in bed reading, and dangled happily over my book. I gave it a small prod with my finger, and it rushed ceiling-wards like lightning :-D

Briefly...Fascinating (and misunderstood) creatures, spiders ;-)
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12 Mar 2012   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Wow Athene! You sure like your spiders.....but as for coaxing I'll leave that to you....coax this

Funnelweb Spiders (Atrax spp., Hadronyche spp.) | Australian Venom Research Unit
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12 Mar 2012   #17
Athene

 

Yikes! Well, we're fortunate that we don't get those kind of poisonous spiders hereabouts... And the spiders I have seen around so far have been fairly easy to recognise because of their colour and patterning :-) And how fast those feet move when they're wrapping up an insect in silk for the storeroom area of the web ;-D The construction of the web itself is wonderful to watch. I recall a study where spiders were put on drugs...the webs they built while they were on a "high" were decidedly bizarre ;-)
Found a link to the study results:
Spiders On Drugs

PS: the coaxing is quite straightforward...Just stick out your finger and tickle the spider's feet ;-) But do it very gently...and if you're absolutely certain about the spider's harmlessness...!
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12 Mar 2012   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Wow, thats a cool link - thanks.
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12 Mar 2012   #19
Athene

 

You're welcome :-)) When we moved house several years ago, the first thing I noticed was that there were tons of spiders - indoors and outdoors. One garden spider lived right outside our front door for nearly nine months. I think she recognised people leaving and entering the house - our footsteps probably sent specific vibrations through her web. I do hope she never ended up on drugs, though! ;-)
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13 Mar 2012   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

I wouldn't mind spiders so much if they bloody well cleaned up after themselves.

I'm sick to death of cleaning up spider webs, the dirty buggers
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