Discussion in 'Zealot Archives' started by MOS95B, Apr 4, 2007.
Holy Crap! :shock:
When you get a huntsman in your house don't squash it. An awful lot of body fluids are involved. :twisted:
I spend six months in Hawaii working in the pineapple fields, one of the places that the Hawaiian species lives, they are HUGE, like size of your hand huge. There were a few time we got the shi- uhm, startled by these spiders. And they are fast. Big and fast. Two of my favorite things when it come to spiders (sarcasm).:cry:
In Hawaii, the term "Cane Spider" is the nickname for the common Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda Venatoria). . .
As the nickname implies, cane spiders are often found in sugar cane fields. At about three to five inches in length, cane spiders appear menacing but are in fact mostly timid and will flee from humans. If cornered and/or provoked they may bite and may rarely inject venom, which is not lethal and leaves no long term problems. . .
Their exceptional agility and speed, as well as their ability to contort and squeeze through tight spaces, give them a strong advantage both in capturing prey and evading predators. They feed at night, which is another thing that makes them frightening to humans.
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One time, as our group of pickers came to the end of the field, DOZENS came out running, hopping and jumping into the road ahead of us (away). It was neat, but I think everyone had a collective shiver at the sight also!
Hmmmm Brown Recluse Spiders are funner .... especially when your bitten and dont know it until it's days later and bad nasty things happen in the area bitten. =X
My mother was bitten by a brown recluse twice within the last two weeks. You should've seen that bullseye!
Jeez, thats monstrous, I doubt if Carmen would pick that one up
Unlike this one
Its big for the UK
Clock spider doesn't look that bad
Daddy Longlegs, harmless. Can't tell by looking though!
My 'pet' spider
This is 'Fred' A comon house spider found in the UK. He's about 3" (75mm) across the legs. It's not THAT common to find them this large.
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He lives behind the bookcase (and probably lots of other places where you can't see him) in my house. Although big and scary looking, he's completely harmless. His staple diet is small flies :twisted:
Since I hate small flies, I leave him in peace
We have house centipedes all over the place in our house. Icky looking critters but their favorite food - SPIDERS!!
The kids hate bugs but boy oh boy do they get excited when they see a house centipede, charlotte goes up to them and tells them to do a good job eating the spiders (yeah we got those too - ugly yellow ones) I should look them up too. I think its this, will look closer next time I see one...
We got them, too. I hate those!! I call them Spiderpedes... They give me the creeps too....
perfectly harmless to humans - terror to spiders, silver fish and any other soft bodied intruders ..... ugly as heck though!
If them Spiderpedes would stay out of my den/family room, I'd be perfectly harmless to them too...
Ok...Hawaii is now off my list of places to visit...also Mark's house.
Anacrophobia was filmed with me in mind.
Okaaay, the duty of adjusting the kitchen clock for daylight time each year just got transferred to my wife.
Rick, love your sig file. Those are the two most important rules in life. Not in that order, though.
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