spider anyone??

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  1. Simba

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    just got home and found this bugger on the wall....anyone got any creative ideas in how to get rid of it? ;) id rather not wake up cocooned in a web :rolleyes:

    here it is....should have use red eye reduction :rotfl:

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  2. jonnypb

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    a rolled up newspaper or the bottom of the shoe should get rid of it for good!
     
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    Haha I must admit i laughed out loud at that, I love over exagerations. Just get some steel toe caps and maul it.
     
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    Given that he aint replied in almost 12 hours I guess the spider won. I just hope to god that this is taken with 100x magnification. If I came home and found that in my room I'd move house !

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    This is a House spider, and as the name suggests, they tend to live in houses. Despite their fearsome appearance they are harmless to humans and are attracted to houses because of the easy pickings of mosquitos, flies and other potentially harmful pests.

    Here is one I found in my house a while ago. After photographing it, on my wife's insistance, I caught it by putting a glass over it and sliding a piece of paper under the glass, and then evicting it outside.

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    Mike
     
  6. hutch

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    Great pic, nice evil red eyes :)

    Yes its a house spider and although I hate spiders we have three of them in our living room at the moment, they are very shy creatures and we only seem to see them at night and then they disappear again.

    Dont kill it because they are great for getting rid of other nasties.
     
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    He was probably looking for his mate.......:eek::eek:

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    Thanks hutch.

    It always amuses me when people run screaming from a spider, but ignore a fly, when it is the fly that is the danger by carrying disease and the spider will actually help by catching the fly if left alone.

    Mike
     
  9. hutch

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    We are in the process of emigrating to Perth and I am dreading the "house spiders" you get there which are called the Huntsman and they are the size of your hand :eek:

    Not sure what the rules are for external linking pics but this is what they look like and if I see one I will be leaving well alone!

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    Disclaimer: Pic from the site spiderzrule.com but im sure i'll be linking some of my own once we are there :rolleyes:
     
  10. jomike

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    From what I've heard it's not the big ones you have to be scared of, but the smaller redbacks and funnelwebs, which are deadly poisonous :eek:. Not sure if you get those in Perth, though.

    Yes, you must definitely post pics of Aussie creepies, be interesting to see.

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  11. hutch

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    Yeah they will give you a good bite but they arent poisonous.

    Saw a few Redbacks while I was out there in April there are loads of them in Perth but its very rare that a bite can kill an adult, Funnelweb's can finish you off though but are over the west coast in Sydney so I dont have to worry about those.

    I'll deffo be taking loads of pics and macros of the creepies over there I need to get over the irrational fear I have of all things like that!
     
  12. Simba

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    ...turned out that i did wake up in a cocoon and have just finally managed to set myself free :rotfl:

    it was taken using about 12x optical..the nasty was about 8ft up the wall lol.

    i grabbed it with a towel and set it freeeeeeeeeee.....only for it to come back in i bet LOL. i was tempted to crush it but then id have to clean the mess...:rolleyes:

    i dont mind spiders...just when there that damn big....:suicide:
     
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    from what ive heard they only grow to the size of about 40-45mm.

    who are u tom thumb?
    :rotfl:
     
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    my cousin took this pic in aussie, doesnt look 15cms to me.
     

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    Maybe its a little baby :rolleyes:

    Suppose i'll find out once we see one properly but at least four people in Perth warned us about how big they are when we arrived there so who am I to argue with the locals.
     
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    i know they are big, i just didnt think they would be THAT big.

    sort of puts me off wanting to go now.

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  18. hutch

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    hahaha thats what im like, scared :oops:less of spiders but we have a great opportunity out there which we have to take, cant spend the rest of my life worrying about getting bitten by spiders and snakes, if it happens it happens!

    plenty of people live happily over there so it cant be that bad can it :)

    nice smiley!
     

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