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

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

  1. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    I've actually touched a tarantula's foot. It was totally different to what I expected, not nasty at all.
     
  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Spiders i don't have a problem with but earwiggs aaaahhhhh!!!!!!
    I wear a full face protective mask at work and one day i was spraying a car and this earwigg came into my vision IT WAS IN MY BLOODY MASK! so since then been petrified of the little buggers.
     
  3. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    I actually like to see spiders around. All species are carnivorous so think of them as natural exterminators. They are eating all the other insects around your house.

    The largest we have here in Ontario are the dock spiders. Harmless.

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    The folks in the U.S. have a few more issues with the Brown Recluse, which can give you a nasty bite.
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    Za, where did you go? :unsure:
     
  4. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Showing the pics to my sister, so I get some piece and quiet watching The History Channel!

    Mark
     
  5. footslogger478

    footslogger478 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi All! You ain 't seen nothin yet ! wait till I manage to send you my picture (Ron you know that I am computer illterate) of a giant earwig that I found on my front stoop this morning. Olga gave a scream that you must have heard in London. I am sure all this very hot weather we are having ( today it will be with the Humidex 30c)
    To change the subject I have noticed that there have been requests for pictures of the war cemetries in Italy. I have some of Cassino, Anzio, I have some which I took when I was in Italy for the 60th anniversary of Monte Cassino battles and, if I can transfer them to this site will send to anyone the would like to see them
     
  6. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    found this guy whilst sweeping up.
     

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  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    just seen this in BBC Wildlife magazine, the Happy Face Spider from Hawaii.
     

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  8. STAN50

    STAN50 Senior Member

    kenny everett is spiderman - 3 comedy clips - YouTube

    - Mother in law had lots of spiders in her place and heard somewhere that by putting horse chestnuts around on the windowsill and suchlike kept them out. Obviously there must be something scientific in this as she dosen't get them now.

    Horse chestnuts everyone!
     
  9. CL1

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

    The nest of a biting venomous spider has been found in a Buckinghamshire garden and council officers have warned residents to be on the alert for more.

    Milton Keynes pest controllers have dealt with the nest of a false widow spider but believe there may be others.

    The nest was found in Bletchley and officers warn the spiders give a bite which is not lethal but is painful


    BBC News - Venomous spider's nest found in Buckinghamshire garden
     
  10. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    I keep reading this thread and then wishing I hadn't!! o_O


    The nest of a biting venomous spider has been found in a Buckinghamshire garden and council officers have warned residents to be on the alert for more.

    Milton Keynes pest controllers have dealt with the nest of a false widow spider but believe there may be others.

    The nest was found in Bletchley and officers warn the spiders give a bite which is not lethal but is painful


    BBC News - Venomous spider's nest found in Buckinghamshire garden
     
  11. AussieHid

    AussieHid Junior Member

  12. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Spider on webcam -Norway Ski centre, pops in and out of shot! BBC News 'false'Black Widow (venomous- non fatal) spiders found in Milton Keynes.



    Webcam in Drammen, Norway
     
  13. Bradlad

    Bradlad Senior Member

    I recently evicted a large Wolf spider from my daughters bedroom, they normally only grow to 8-10mm but this was a big b****rd, maybe 20mm long plus its legs... I then made the critical error of telling her what it was, much googling later and a sweating, shaking, nervous wreck emerged pointing out that she will never sleep again.... [​IMG]
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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    Fascinating, but if the big boss can drift off target then I hope I will be also forgiven for reminding others about Grand-daughter No.2 and her service at a snake centre in South Africa !

    Ron

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  16. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The 'Shiny Seventh'

    Ron, you can tell Grand-Daughter No.2 she's a better man/woman than I am. It took every ounce of courage to hold a Tarantula skin a couple of years ago :( Horrid!!
    Scared,
    Sean.
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Sean

    You were saying ?

    Ron
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    :) :) :)
     
  18. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Was trying to think what the Greek myth was about spiders when I was on Mount Olympus in Cyprus last week and saw your thread and it reminded me to look it up. Here's a link to wikipedia and how spiders got their group name.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachne
     
  19. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The 'Shiny Seventh'

    Ron, snakes not a problem, although Im not sure that I would want that hanging around my neck! I bet she was one of those girls that turned her parents house into a zoo? I know I did, but the only spiders we had came in from the garden.. :)
    Regards,
    Sean.
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Sean

    I believe the young lady in question (now Post Uni and working in industry related to her Engineering Degree) used to have a large centipede as a pet.

    Needless to say, like all grandpas, I am overly proud of my grand-kids achievements and my IPad photo albums are rapidly becoming Grandpa's Bragging Book , but even I have to admit that these snake farm pics are usually enough to trump any opposition :)

    Ron
     

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