Beware .....The spiders are getting bigger !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I hate the bloody things.

    And Ron you're right, they are getting bigger. Caught one in the kitchen the other night. At first I thought it was a moth out the corner of my eye, until I looked again. Threw it straight outside.
     
  2. laufer

    laufer Senior Member

    This one was taken in former u-boat base near Schweinemunde (Swinoujscie).
     

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  3. Vladd

    Vladd Member

  4. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Don't worry about it! The local police are asking if anyone saw a 2 1/2 inch scorpion alive in a local street a passer by noticed it and reported the demise.
    Now North Yorkshire police is looking to find anyone who saw it alive to try and find out where it came from.
     
  5. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    I was a bit shocked to see this weird creature on my curtains this morning:

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    After a happy hour googling I found it. Wikipedia says it is a type of harvestman spider originally from Morocco:

    Originally the species was found in Morocco. Later it spread into Europe, with first reports in Portugal (1948), where it spread to Spain (1965) and France (1969). The Netherlands were reached in 1994. Since 2004 it is known to occur in Germany. As early as 1957, it was reported in Bournemouth, southern England, from where it spread all over the island, reaching Scotland in 2000.
    Dicranopalpus ramosus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And now, the traditional attempt to insert a mild touch of Military history into unrelated threads..

    I assume it's spread was initially due to the enormous movement of men and supplies to and from North Africa in WWII.:D

    Tom.
     
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    with first reports in Portugal (1948)
    I assume it's spread was initially due to the enormous movement of men and supplies to and from North Africa in WWII.[​IMG]
    Nope, we weren't invading anyone at that time, actually we were scared shootless in case Franco got any funny ideas and decided to employ his Blue Division elsewhere :D
     
  7. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    I don't care how it got here.... Just get it off my curtains!!!:D

    Tom.
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    or one of these
     

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  10. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    or one of these

    I've got one of those - useless!

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    :D
    Tom.
     
  11. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Za,
    Speaking of Portugal and beasties, I was reminded of a recent holiday when my daughter was wakened in the night by a loud rustling which was traced to one of these horrors trying to get out of a carrier bag:

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    Tom.
     
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Tom

    Scutigerids (centipede)
    according to my insect book ( sad i know)
    can bite if handled and regarded as a domestic pest
     
  13. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Hmm, actually those are pretty harmless. I moved to another town this winter so this was my first summer here. Goodness the Mosquitos! And I don't mean the wooden type! I had to buy an electrical repellent as I was being bitten several times each night, over and above having to wake up several times each night with the humming by my ears!

    I hate the things!
     
  15. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Goodness the Mosquitos! And I don't mean the wooden type! I had to buy an electrical repellent as I was being bitten several times each night, over and above having to wake up several times each night with the humming by my ears!

    I hate the things!

    Sweet dreams!

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    :D:D:D
     
  16. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Miguel,

    You wouldn't like it here!

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  17. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    We, of course, have the Scottish Midge - the mozzy's smaller but more plentiful and more annoying cousin:

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    Tom.
     
  18. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Seen the size of this one. :D

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsaXfNgQZ4[/YOUTUBE]
     
  19. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    I don't mind spiders in the slightest, so long as they leave me alone. I don't see what all the fuss is about.

    Moths on the other hand...*shudder* :(
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg-r-S0fIkA[/YOUTUBE]
     

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