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Shrewmkin
Fork wrote:
Hanlol wrote:
SPIDERS ARE VITAL TO OUR ECOLOGY PEOPLE.


DO YOU WANT TO BE SURROUNDED BY FLIES 100% OF THE TIME?!

I'm sure humans flushing our poop down pipes instead of enriching the ground behind us as we walk has changed our ecology as well, but we (mostly) don't do that any more.

I've made a lot of poop posts lately.


Plus we have Aerogard and Mortein.
hekate
Hanlol wrote:
You know they're helpful creatures right?

All they do is kill other annoying insects inside your house. They're basically non-venomous so they pose no threat whatsoever.

You can probably just put them outside or ignore them.


You most definitely cannot ignore them! That's what they want you to think.
They may be 'helpful', but they also are very big and spidery, and have a nasty habit of sitting on walls looking like they are ready to jump on your head at any moment.

I may have told this story on the forums before. Many years ago, I had one living in the air con vent in my bedroom. Every evening I would watch in fear as his legs emerged from the vent and he parked himself on the wall above my door. Bain named him Fred.
One night he held me hostage in my room (it was clear he was waiting for me to try and leave so he could jump on my head). I was banging on the wall hoping to attract the attention of my parents downstairs (usually any such noise was greeted by one of them coming upstairs to put a stop to it). No one came. I was on the phone to Bain, who was trying to give me Fred's life story and telling me he had a family. Finally my dad came up stairs to go to bed, and I got him to come in and introduce Fred to the bottom of a shoe. I was once again free to leave my bedroom.

I will leave Daddy longlegs alone - unless they intrude on my shower. If they stay above the tiles, I will shower in fear while watching the wall. If they come down, they get splashed until they think better of the idea … if they're really dumb they get squashed with the shampoo.
Fork
Tech guys get a free pub lunch today, so fucking keen!

I'm chucking up between the burger and a chicken parmi. I've been in a huge burger mood for a couple of weeks now and this is a very hard decision as parmis are my favourite.
thorment
SilverClaw wrote:
thorment wrote:
How big is that?


With its legs spread out, about the size of my palm.

Since you guys loved that one soo much, here's another beaut I found a while back.

Image


That's a very nice specimen. Don't think I've ever found that at home yet.
Spoon
SilverClaw wrote:
thorment wrote:
How big is that?


With its legs spread out, about the size of my palm.

Since you guys loved that one soo much, here's another beaut I found a while back.

Image

Fuck living anywhere near you
Hunterbob
Spoon wrote:
SilverClaw wrote:
thorment wrote:
How big is that?


With its legs spread out, about the size of my palm.

Since you guys loved that one soo much, here's another beaut I found a while back.

Image

Fuck living anywhere near you

Could not agree more.
Bain
SilverClaw wrote:
thorment wrote:
How big is that?


With its legs spread out, about the size of my palm.

Since you guys loved that one soo much, here's another beaut I found a while back.

Image


That looks like a funnel web. Did it drown in a mortein bath or proceed to be pancaked?
SilverClaw
Bain wrote:
SilverClaw wrote:
thorment wrote:
How big is that?


With its legs spread out, about the size of my palm.

Since you guys loved that one soo much, here's another beaut I found a while back.

Image


That looks like a funnel web. Did it drown in a mortein bath or proceed to be pancaked?


Interesting you say that as I originally thought so too. The message boards quickly shut down that notion to my dismay.

It's only an eastern mouse spider. Know to be rather docile, this little cutie was very aggressive despite having saved her life only minutes prior. (found her belly up on the bottom of the pool)
hekate
I was reading this thread at 3 am while feeding Aedan and developed an irrational fear that one of those bad boys was under the chair and I should keep me feet off the ground so it wouldn't crawl up my leg
Fork
Wrapping up three projects this week, about fucking time too.

Many versions going up to TestFlight for testing, and submissions to the App Store for review.

What's everyone else up to?
willy
Drinking coffee and entering safety observations from an afternoon of field leadership activity.
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