Don't look if you're a girl...

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Don't look if you're a girl...

Postby Blueboy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:27 pm

Found this lovely specimen when cleaning out my cupboard:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/dz-015/100_0045.jpg

Wish I'd put some kind of scale beside it. The body was just under 1 inch across and the legspan 2 inches.

It was a very weird looking spider. It looked like just the exoskeleton, as if it had shed it's skin but spiders don't do that.

Any spider experts on here ?
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Re: Don't look if you're a girl...

Postby stinkpad » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:30 pm

Blueboy wrote:It was a very weird looking spider. It looked like just the exoskeleton, as if it had shed it's skin but spiders don't do that.


Yeah, they do.
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Postby Blueboy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:34 pm

Shit. Does that mean it's still around ?
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:37 pm

thats tiny

I came across a HUGE one in the shed the other day, in fact there was a gaggle of em.

This one that surprised me was about the size of a 50p, huge body.

Spiders arent scary, they are helpful little dudes.
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Postby Blueboy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:53 pm

My Kitten wrote:I came across a HUGE one in the shed the other day, in fact there was a gaggle of em.


Wouldn't mind seeing a photo if they're still there. I've heard garden spiders can grow ridiculously big especially if there's a good supply of food.

The biggest species in the UK is the Fen Raft Spider:

http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th11f(7).htm

Nice.
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Postby Vladimir » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:54 pm

We get huge ones in France, especially if its wet and they creep inside for shelter. Had a few big ones in my room, (out of fear of one crawling in my mouth when asleep) I had to kill them with the fire poker, give em bug spray and they just get stronger... 8O Wasps as well. And hundreds of these black millipede things that climb up the wall whenever it rains for long enough.
Living in a forest just makes it worse... Interesting the spider there seems to like water :?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:06 pm

My Kitten wrote:
Spiders arent scary, they are helpful little dudes.


Spiders rule, 'mon the spiders 8)

Ever seen a spider who's legs stuck out from under a pint tumbler whilst trying to capture it?

I have 8O

That one was a monster! Sadly I had to take this one out with a .22 pistol for it's own safety.
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Postby Vladimir » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:12 pm

Hope you missed the glass :D
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Postby Blueboy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:19 pm

Vladimir wrote: And hundreds of these black millipede things that climb up the wall


That's just the bevvy - it'll pass.
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Postby Socceroo » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:24 pm

I recall seeing a spider on a building site once who was an illegal immigrant.

It was big grey and very woolly and came from somewhere (warm and wet) abroad inside the cardboard tube which formed the centre of a roll of vinyl.

All the guys on the building site nominated each other to deal with it.

Sadly Harry as we came to know and love him as, was killed later in the day by a delivery van after venturing outside to torment the local Dennistoun cats.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:56 pm

Common & Garden She Spider: Lastweek

(She could do with a bit of immac on those legs)
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Postby aliferste » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:00 pm

I have threw out around 20 of these monsters.....the last one chased me back to my door. Thought it was going to beat me up in the morning with a couple of mates..
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Postby cumbo » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:12 pm

I have thrown out a few of these big chaps in the last month or so
I guess the return to wooden floors makes them more visible.
A change of door policy at Chez Cumbo perhaps!
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Postby Socceroo » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:30 pm

I reckon its the wet mild Autumn that we had a couple of weeks ago i was getting Maw and Paw spider and the weans putting on regular floor shows.

I know somebody who was real glad to see them....

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Postby Merlot » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:32 pm

I went to open my back door and this scorpion-like black thing stood on it's hind legs and looked at me ( I kid you not). After battering f**k out of it with a brush and lobbing it in the wheelie, I googled to find out WTF it was. Turned out to be a Devils Coach horse Beetle. I wasn't scared of it after reading about it's merits...................too late RIP :twisted:
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