So you're not afraid of spiders...


Locutus
#1
...how about invisible jumping spiders.

eh? tough guy.



This Transparent Jumping Spider is the Stuff of Nightmares
 
Twila
#2
I like these spiders. They show they're aware of you when they move with your movements.

Have you seen the cartwheeling spider? so cool:

Tabacha and Tabbot - YouTube

 
Sal
#3
I thought they had ten eyes...hm
 
Blackleaf
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

I thought they had ten eyes...hm


Most spiders have eight eyes, but some species have six or less.

Despite that, spiders have very poor eyesight. Most can only detect light-dark intensity changes. They rely instead on touch, vibration and taste to navigate and find their prey.

 
Sal
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Most spiders have eight eyes, but some species have six or less.

Despite that, spiders have very poor eyesight. Most can only detect light-dark intensity changes. They rely instead on touch, vibration and taste to navigate and find their prey.

good lord that thing is creepy until I stare him down, then he is kind of cute...thanks for the info!
 
coldstream
+1
#6
I like spiders, i never kill them at home, although i do move them outside sometimes... keep down other pests.
 
Blackleaf
#7
I hate spiders. I had cold sweats just finding that picture. The other night when I was letting the cat back in through the kitchen window I saw a gargantuan one just eight feet or so away from me stood on the outside wall of my next door neighbour's house. I don't know what species of spider it was - there are about 650 species of spider in the UK - but I didn't know any British spider could get so large. I had the creeps for the rest of the night. It was big, black, with a large, bulbous abdomen, and looked like it would give one hell of a nasty bite.
 
Sal
#8
yeah I move them outside too if it's warm enough, otherwise I move them into the hall

they are fragile though so it is easier if I can just move their silk strand and that is difficult as they begin to climb back up the strand and then I freak out

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

I hate spiders. I had cold sweats just finding that picture. The other night when I was letting the cat back in through the kitchen window I saw a gargantuan one just eight feet or so away from me stood on the outside wall of my next door neighbour's house. I don't know what species of spider it was - there are about 650 species of spider in the UK - but I didn't know any British spider could get so large. I had the creeps for the rest of the night. It was big, black, with a large, bulbous abdomen, and looked like it would give one hell of a nasty bite.

actually I had that happen to me in my last apartment building...I always used the end door and would walk up the four flights...came home and went to open the glass the door and the largest spider I have ever seen in my life was spread across it. I was horrified. I took the main door and the elevator as my legs were shakey. After it kept going through my head; how could a spider in Canada be that large? I concluded it could not. It was likely someone's escaped pet...it bothered me for days.
 
Zipperfish
#9
An agnostic for the most part, but spiders make me wonder.
 
Sal
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

An agnostic for the most part, but spiders make me wonder.

why?
 
Blackleaf
+2
#11  Top Rated Post
From Life in the Undergrowth, written and narrated by Sir David Attenborough (BBC, 2005)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=eb6bqIWdQao
 
Nuggler
#12
[QUOTE=Twila;1909177]I like these spiders. They show they're aware of you when they move with your movements.

Have you seen the cartwheeling spider? so cool:

]


Do they cartwheel because of the heat of the sand ? Google Nuggler, lazy shyte. Google.

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

yeah I move them outside too if it's warm enough, otherwise I move them into the hall

they are fragile though so it is easier if I can just move their silk strand and that is difficult as they begin to climb back up the strand and then I freak out


actually I had that happen to me in my last apartment building...I always used the end door and would walk up the four flights...came home and went to open the glass the door and the largest spider I have ever seen in my life was spread across it. I was horrified. I took the main door and the elevator as my legs were shakey. After it kept going through my head; how could a spider in Canada be that large? I concluded it could not. It was likely someone's escaped pet...it bothered me for days.


It's most likely in or under your bed now. Trying to keep warm.

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

I hate spiders. I had cold sweats just finding that picture. The other night when I was letting the cat back in through the kitchen window I saw a gargantuan one just eight feet or so away from me stood on the outside wall of my next door neighbour's house. I don't know what species of spider it was - there are about 650 species of spider in the UK - but I didn't know any British spider could get so large. I had the creeps for the rest of the night. It was big, black, with a large, bulbous abdomen, and looked like it would give one hell of a nasty bite.


Those are the Black British Blackleaf-biting Big Buggers. Poisonous to boot. Hope you get it............I mean that in the nicest way.
 
Sal
#13
[QUOTE=Nuggler;1909283]
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

It's most likely in or under your bed now. Trying to keep warm.

nice try I've moved...

I left it behind for the next person. A new hairy pet.
 
Twila
+2
#14
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

...how about invisible jumping spiders.

eh? tough guy.



This Transparent Jumping Spider is the Stuff of Nightmares

Cool shades.
 
Twila
+2
#16
Sometimes spiders need to hide.

The Spider Who Couldn39t Hide - YouTube

 
Sal
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Sometimes spiders need to hide.

The Spider Who Couldnt Hide - YouTube

the narrator is really funny
 

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