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Holy Crap! Spiders...

Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:13am

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Oh. My. God.

Last night, I opened my camera case to put some stuff away, and lo and behold, a spider crawls out. I freaked out and started looking all over for it, but couldn't find it. So then I kinda forgot about it until about 5 minutes ago, when I noticed some crap inside my viewfinder while browsing some footage. I reached my finger inside, and wiped around. Spider web. I am positive. This is disconcerting, because for one thing, I hate spiders, and another thing, there was one planning to reside in my camera's viewfinder.

I didn't think to take a picture, unfortunately. Has anyone else encountered strange things living/wanting to live in their stuff?
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:46am

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They say that in a life time you swallow 25 spiders in the night.

I'm not sure how they worked that out, If your a sleep you'll never know ?
The only way I can think of is when you die they cut you open and look in your belly!!! but I doubt spider corpses would still be there.

Death to all Spiders.
( did you kill yours ? )
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:51am

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I think that's probably just an old wives tale. There's no way anyone could possibly find out something like that.

And no, I haven't found the spider yet to kill it.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:54am

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What if someone had a video camera trained on them all night?

http://tarn.fxhome.com/deargod.avi

That's a spider I encountered when I first moved into my flat a year-or-so ago. Biggest spider I've ever seen in the UK, outside of a zoo. Was a clever little git, too, an expert at stealth it was.

It's dead now.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:57am

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Was it like a big deadly American spider? I hate spiders but at least ours are harmless.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 10:02am

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Yeah i had an experience like that when i was in Samoa.

The hotel we were in had a pretty major ant problem and the ants just seemed to flock to my white ibook. I left it in the room when we first got there and came back later to find ants crawling all over the laptop. They came out of the speaker holes and into the ports and through the vents and under the keyboard....ect

From then on I put my i book in a zipped up bag...wink
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 10:21am

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schwar wrote:

Was it like a big deadly American spider? I hate spiders but at least ours are harmless.
I hope it's not deadly. But it wasn't big either. Probably about half an inch long.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 12:30pm

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I hate spiders but at least ours are harmless.
They're not harmless when you wake up choking on 25 of the buggers
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 12:53pm

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many years ago....???

When Arachnaphobia was on in our local cinema, a friend and myself sat up in the balcony and threw a handful of plastic ones down onto the seats below us.....We got thrown out by the manager, but the cinema closed down about a year later...

oh, the wildness of youth!
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 2:36pm

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otteypm wrote:

I hate spiders but at least ours are harmless.
They're not harmless when you wake up choking on 25 of the buggers
Er..I don't even wanna ask your life experiences with spiders. mad
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 4:27pm

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UPDATE!

Aculag: 2
Spider: 1

So I'm taking a shower, doing the shower thing, and after a while, I turn around and see the villain staring me right in the face. He figured he had the upper hand, since I was turned away, and now is the time to strike me down, but you see, my hand is about a thousand times bigger than his, so he thought wrong. I grabbed this little plastic dish that holds my shaving cream, and let him have it. No more spider menace. I am 95% sure this was the same spider from before. It looked just the same. I hope to God that there aren't more of them.

(Note: The spider has a score of 1 because he succeeded in building a web inside my viewfinder so he could attack my eyeball, and I have a score of 2 because I destroyed said web... and killed him. I win.)
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 4:35pm

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Do you see spiders that rarely that you think this is the same one?
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 4:36pm

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I feel that God is watching over me when it comes to spiders and my fear of them. For example, I would wake up only to turn my head and stare straight at a spider on the ceiling or wall. Just a few days ago I was on the computer, and by God's will, I turned my chair 180 degrees for no reason at all only to stare right at a giant (about 2 inches) spider on the ground. Amazing stuff. I freaked out and called my mom (who has no fear of them) who then just grabbed a vacuum and sucked the biatch up.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 4:38pm

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It just seems like everytime you turn around there is one there because all the times you turn around and there isn't one then theres nothing of interest to remember.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 4:46pm

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It's funny because it's usually when they're about to hide behind a cabinet or whatever. Anyways, here's a nice Goliath Birdeater Spider shedding it's skin for everybody to enjoy, lol:

http://www.wcsscience.com/biggest/goliathshedding.avi

It is the largest spider in the world. Check out the page for info on it:

http://www.wcsscience.com/biggest/spider.html
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 5:44pm

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Kid wrote:

Do you see spiders that rarely that you think this is the same one?
Yes. This is probably the third spider I've seen in almost a year living here.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 9:12pm

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I totally hate spiders, I'm terribly afraid of them too.

I got tons of horror stories that happened to me involving them razz

One of my worst ones is, one day I was at a hotel, and there was a 2 story bed, and I slept on the top one. But I was maybe 3 feet from the ceiling. So when I woke up in the morning, I saw this gigantic 2 inch spider right on top of me. It was hairy too, must have been some sort of Tarantula (was in Mexico). So I yelled my head off and rolled out of the bed onto the floor, and landed on my hands and knees..... right next to another one biggrin

*shudder*
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 9:41pm

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Did the spiders by any chance look like this?



or perhaps this:





razz
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 10:02pm

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Photographs of spiders don't scare me. But if I saw that big demon spider thing in real life I'd probably faint. Or shoot it.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 10:30pm

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scuse me for asking but what the hell is happening in that video.

Anyways i bloody hate spiders. Theres a big mother out in my porch at the minute it ran out at me when i was moving my tennis racket the other day and it ran off in there somewhere so my eyes are peeled when i go out there. I read in the guinness world records that the largest spider ever recorded was a goliath bird eating spider with a leg span of 11 inches....ugh imagine seeing that would be like a face hugger running around. And in 1998 aswell in Scotland another was recorded for the same size. Horrible. By the way this thread has officially made me close my windows and look in the corners of my room...gits.

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Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 1:55am

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Kram1563 wrote:

scuse me for asking but what the hell is happening in that video.

Serdar3500 wrote:

Anyways, here's a nice Goliath Birdeater Spider shedding it's skin for everybody to enjoy, lol:
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 3:02am

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You think thats bad? Look at this. I HATE SPIDERS!!! mad

[DRAG AND DROP PICTURES]

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/DurocShark/clockspider1.jpg
http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/DurocShark/clockspider2.jpg
http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/bunker/spider3.jpg
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 3:21am

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Firstly - I'm not clicking the above links. I'm about to go to bed.

Secondly - Spiders will probably be the end of the human race, thats just one of my many predictions.

Thirdly - I hate spiders. seriously, my whole body is sent into a cold shiver whenever they are mentioned.

The biggest one I've ever picked up was hiding in my dad's photography fabric - it was the size of my palm and I dont think I was much help for the rest of the day in that woodland area.

Urgh.
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 3:23am

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I really dont think spiders are that scary. what I am scared of though is moths (i swear)
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 5:50am

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I think the spiders are starting an uprising. Lastnight I was watching the extras on the "Master and Commander" dvd I rented. I happened to look down and there was a spider, right next to my bits and pieces. I then used my DVD remote to bash the little brown menance. Thankfully he died and I avoided damage to my most sensitive of areas. neutral

Little 8 legged freak was trying to end my procreative equipment. Damn them all !! It's a bloody arachnid rebellion I tell ya. eek

If this keeps up we will have to have an Arachniphobia support forum. crazy
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 10:31am

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Wolf spiders are pretty mean buggers, I seem to remember reading an article about them where they leap out of trees to attack their prey.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~sbwisbey/wolf.jpg

At school we used to have an animal guy come in and show various things, the Tarantula was the best he stuck it on my hand and it crawled all the way up and sat on my shoulder, I made a new friend that day. I will only feel threatened by spiders when they start wearing shoes and learn how to squish us... eek
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 10:44am

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I've hated spiders ever since an episode of Neighbours had a guy put this huge poisonous spider in this woman's bed.

I don't mind picking them up though, I'm not scared of them.

This is pretty scary though

Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 11:24am

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Aculag wrote:

Kid wrote:

Do you see spiders that rarely that you think this is the same one?
Yes. This is probably the third spider I've seen in almost a year living here.
What!?! I see more than 3 a month.
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 12:28pm

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Yeah, I don't get it either. In colorado, I see them all the time, but here maybe they're less common.
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 12:59pm

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I used to hate spiders.... I couldn't stand them.

So last year, I was looking for an easy to care for exotic pet in the local pet shop. Well needless to say I came home with a baby Tarantula and was thrilled at how interesting they are. I have since bought three more, who currently sit above my computer/editing workstation.

It's pretty safe to say that I don't fear them anymore.... whenever I see one crawling about the house these days. I don't stamp on it, I catch it and let it outside... or if I have no crickets at the time, I dropped it into one of the tanks of my Tarantulas for a spot of lunch biggrin
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 1:02pm

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I'm seeing about 3 a day at the moment - damn things...

I read in the guinness world records that the largest spider ever recorded was a goliath bird eating spider with a leg span of 11 inches....ugh imagine seeing that would be like a face hugger running around. And in 1998 aswell in Scotland another was recorded for the same size. Horrible.
What on earth was it doing in Scotland?
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 1:24pm

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I have no idea some guys "pet" i believe...
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 1:35pm

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We have a local native tarantula known as the Basingstoke spider. Its not anywhere near that big but still big enough! It was originally someone's pets that escaped and became native to the area.
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 11:25pm

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So last year, I was looking for an easy to care for exotic pet in the local pet shop. Well needless to say I came home with a baby Tarantula and was thrilled at how interesting they are. I have since bought three more, who currently sit above my computer/editing workstation.
Can you post a pic or something, maybe on your hand or something. That's interesting.