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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Fazzy, Feb 22, 2012.
Are you scared of them?
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Im faint hearted when it comes to arachnids
I don't like them but far from being a phobia
I squash all spiders and bugs.
Yeah I hate them, I'm a true arachnophobe
Didn't improve with age either unfortunately. I was hoping in my teens I'd be better by my 30s..no dice.
Same with me.
I do this as well.
I'm allergic to them and kill everyone I see!
Don't run screaming, but I'm pro arachnicide!
Inside.... I get rid of them. Luckily the cat helps. A lot. Though it is a little gross to look up and see her with a big spider leg sticking out of her mouth. Especially if it is still twitching a bit.
Outside.... I'm a live and let live person. 1) They are doing important work. 2) There are just too damn many of them. I live in a place with a lot of spiders.
"Not a fan, but don't mind them".
Is this the 'best' option you could come up with?
I think they do a good service, but then we don't have poisonous ones here.
I live and let live. I have a few around here, which I regard as pets you don't have to feed, walk, vet, etc.
One of my closest friends when I was a teen kept a spider as a pet - big hairy tarantula. My dad also kept a spider as a pet - one that bit and poisoned him in the shower when workin overseas. He hunted it later, caught it and kept it
Spiders scare the **** out of me! I actually had a nightmare that a tarantula was in my bed. I could hardly go to sleep after that
The best I can tell, you don't run screaming from anything!!
As for spiders, as long as they are not crawling on my face, they don't bother me.
However, if one is crawling on my face, unlike verwon, I DO run screaming!
Do you people have any idea how many bugs you swallow in your sleep over a life-time?
Look it up. <--- Evil face.
They're just insects.
What?! But how can you hate spiderbro?!?
Spiders are scary because they have fangs that can bite, and some of them can actually be very poisonous to humans.
Spiders are one of the few insects that truly "jolt" me into taking action immediately (killing it, stepping away from it, etc.). I think the reason many people are afraid of spiders is because some of them really *can* hurt you, and they have ready-to-bite fangs.
Anything larger than a dust mite, and I'm never sleeping again. < --- Hysterical Face
Technically, not really. They are a separate family altogether.
But... they both bugs, far as I'm concerned.....
Well what do you expect, when you get all up in their face???
Give them a chance to flee, just like you would a rattlesnake.
Creepiest things EVER!
And no, I don't run screaming from anything! LOL
If it's bigger than a plate, I'm going to run away. Fast.
If it's between a plate and a mug (by mug I mean the rim, width and length wise), I'm going to run away.
If it's smaller than a mug, I'll probably kill it.
If I think it's poisonous, I'm going to run away.
I don't mind spiders. I would prefer to have them that those silverfish. I don't mind them either, but there's something nasty in them running on the floor as opposed to a spider staying hidden in a corner, or occasionally walking on a counter or something.
I love daddy longlegs spiders, I think they are beautiful with their superlong legs and careful, purposeful attitude as they explore their surroundings. If I see one in the house in warm weather I take it outside. If I see one inside during the winter I just ignore it. I don't know what they eat but it can't be much, the part of them that's not legs is not even the size of a raisin. Outside they hang out on tree bark or around fallen leaves.
The other thing I love about spiders is how intricate some of their webs are, and how beautiful early in the morning with the dew still on them.
Spider silk is of great interest to scientists for its tensile properties and there's a lot of research going on now trying to get the relevant spider genes into other species of critters (silkworms, goats, etc.) so it becomes easier to collect more of it for further study and experiment. It's apparently impractical to just use the spiders since they're not social critters, i.e. tend to eat each other if they get the chance.
If you don't mind a picture of spiders, read this piece in Wired, it's by Hadley Leggett, September 23, 2009
title = 1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth (and yes, there's a photo of the gorgeous textile)
None. Urban legends die hard with a vengeance.
My cat does the same. I usually notice when I hear the crunching sound.
I usually leave spiders alone.
I like Tarantulas however.
Highly, shaky, uncontrollable-shouty arachnophobic.
And perfectly justified too. Spiders are awful.
Here, most of them can kill you so if there's one in my house, it gets killed dead. Then I have to basically move or burn the place down.