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Posted: 9/10/2004 10:32:51 AM EST
He/she lives on my porch, it is very fast, it can scramble up the web amazingly fast, I have taken the approach of it can stay as long as it stays where it is, any moving towards the door will result in annihalation.. Pictures arent that great, I didnt like having to look through the small viewfinder while unable to watch this thing.



Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:34:10 AM EST
That's a harmless banana spider. Big and ugly, but harmelss.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:34:40 AM EST
Ouch. I just sprained my wrist, hitting the monitor, trying to kill it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:35:23 AM EST
CAREFUL!

When she grows up she'll look like this!



Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:35:30 AM EST
They are all over south texas. I used to spend hours a day shooting them off the barn and garage at my grandparents farm. All with a trusty 15 year old daisy red ryder bb gun :D
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:36:11 AM EST
We need a tacked spider thread.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:37:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By POWER03:
That's a harmless banana spider. Big and ugly, but harmelss.



Yep. Got a ton of them here.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:38:59 AM EST
That looks like the type that my sister called "Dancing spiders" If you take a stick and lightly touch the edge of the web far from the spider, it would start to bounce around moving the web so that whatever touches its web would get tangled up faster. Try it.

ktm500
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:40:18 AM EST
I aint got no friggin bannannas here, so what does he want....... He seems to be making a good living out there with the lights on at night drawing bugs from all over....
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:43:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:43:46 AM EST
Black and Yellow Argiope


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:44:48 AM EST
garden variety garden spiders...we have them on nearly every window of the house
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:45:55 AM EST
Black-and-yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

I've been feeding one outside my office

www.enature.com/fieldguide/showSpeciesRECNUM.asp?recNum=IS0107
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:49:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
CAREFUL!

When she grows up she'll look like this!

img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/airwolf144/neweightlegged3.jpg




FOR THE LOVE OF PETE MAN, DON'T DO THAT TO ME!

I visibly freaked out at that one, the people standing behind me wondered WTF just bit a chunk off my ass!

Sheesh!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:50:55 AM EST
STOP IT WITH THE SPIDER PICTURES!!! You're giving me the creepy-crawlies. Damn, I think I just felt something crawling on me.

Bleh.

Kirk
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:52:14 AM EST
It's a Spider
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:53:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
CAREFUL!

When she grows up she'll look like this!

img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/airwolf144/neweightlegged3.jpg




FOR THE LOVE OF PETE MAN, DON'T DO THAT TO ME!

I visibly freaked out at that one, the people standing behind me wondered WTF just bit a chunk off my ass!

Sheesh!





I'm an *evil* sumbitch sometimes!

1024x768 wallpaper version of the same shot.

eightleggedfreaks.warnerbros.com/downloads/img/8LF_wallpaper3_1024.jpg
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:55:14 AM EST
That one's tiny compared to the ones I used to see in Okinawa! Those suckers were huge! Nothing like bumping into a web at night in the jungle.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:56:44 AM EST
I have a couple of huge ones on my porch. I have never been a big spider fan but I love these.

Even if you don't like them, catch yourself a nice, fat grasshopper. Take it over and toss it into the web. Step back and watch the show. These things are amazing. The way they spit out webbing and spin the grasshopper to wrap it up is amazing. Then she'll go in for the kill by biting the grasshopper on the head. Then she'll leave dinner hanging for a while as her stuff softens up its insides. She'll return an hour or so later to suck out the innards. You'll find just a grasshoper shell and some white spider poo on the ground the next day.

Okay, maybe I enjoy it too much.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:59:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 11:00:23 AM EST by the]
Originally Posted By LoginName:
Black and Yellow Argiope




That is a cool looking bug. I see them around my yard occasionally.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:02:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By the:
Originally Posted By LoginName:
Black and Yellow Argiope




That is a cool looking bug. I see them around my yard occasionally.



WTF is that eating? A frog? A bird, maybe? Looks like it's eating SOMETHING...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:03:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By photokirk:
STOP IT WITH THE SPIDER PICTURES!!! You're giving me the creepy-crawlies. Damn, I think I just felt something crawling on me.

Bleh.

Kirk









Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:03:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
1024x768 wallpaper version of the same shot.

eightleggedfreaks.warnerbros.com/downloads/img/8LF_wallpaper3_1024.jpg




Yah, thanks for thinking of me and offering, but uh...no?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:04:12 AM EST
That'st the kind that makes me run into my room and shake in the corner!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:12:39 AM EST
Yep. I gotz lotz of 'em too. You want me to harvest a bucket full & send them to you?

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:13:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:
They are all over south texas. I used to spend hours a day shooting them off the barn and garage at my grandparents farm. All with a trusty 15 year old daisy red ryder bb gun :D



No! You'll shoot your eye out!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:15:14 AM EST
What are you doing with the money? Trying to pay it off?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:16:21 AM EST
Thats the only spider I wont kill, they just mind thier own business and capture other insects.

I hate running up on one thier webs while riding my 4-wheeler though!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:19:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:24:15 AM EST
In Georgia, we call 'em writing spiders.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:26:22 AM EST
I'll tell you what it should be...and that is a "DEAD" spider.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 2:18:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:
They are all over south texas. I used to spend hours a day shooting them off the barn and garage at my grandparents farm. All with a trusty 15 year old daisy red ryder bb gun :D




Didja shoot yer eye out ?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 2:24:17 PM EST
I had one in a bush outside my front door last summer. It lived there for a couple of months. I actually petted it one time, when its body was about the size of a cherry.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:20:19 PM EST
Spiders are good - don't kill 'em - catch them (if in your house) and release to the outdoors.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:22:32 PM EST
catch a grasshopper, chuck it in her web and watch the fun.

Or spay her ass with Carb Cleaner.

SG
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:21:06 PM EST
I used to have a kind of a pet spider in San Diego. It lived in a bush in my patio. Had a problem with caterpillars so I used to pick them off the bushes and throw them into her web. She fattened up pretty good over the summer.

I feel sorry for you guys who get the heeby-jeebies. Just lucky I guess, but they don't bother me. I only kill black widows and brown recluse spiders. I've got kids and those two are dangerous. The others I pick up and take outside if I find them in the house.

If you plan on doing the above, do make sure you know what the bad ones look like. I did make a mistake early on and caught a brown recluse in the bathroom. I thought it was one of the good ones and I carried it outside. Didn't get bit so I was lucky, but I felt a little chill when I later found out what kind it was.

If I could host them somewhere, I've got pics of a black widow eating a small snake.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:25:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By JB69:

Originally Posted By CFII:
They are all over south texas. I used to spend hours a day shooting them off the barn and garage at my grandparents farm. All with a trusty 15 year old daisy red ryder bb gun :D




Didja shoot yer eye out ?




Nope, but I came damn close Hey, bb guns are still fun today.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:28:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By POWER03:
That's a harmless banana spider. Big and ugly, but harmelss.





I'll take your word for it, BUT that thing LOOKS deadly!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:29:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 7:29:55 PM EST by GoGop]

Originally Posted By Dorsai:
If I could host them somewhere, I've got pics of a black widow eating a small snake.



www.photobucket.com
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:32:45 PM EST

Yep. I gotz lotz of 'em too. You want me to harvest a bucket full & send them to you?





That pic ain't right! If you look close, that spidey has a nose and one eye!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:34:32 PM EST
Its a spidey there alot of them here too. I can remember walking into them hunting. Talk about a fucker trying to get thet sumbiatch off, and fast too.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:20:43 PM EST
So many of you crack a shit over harmless spiders...

sheesh
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:44:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:54:31 PM EST
Since we are sharing spider pics. I found this one at my front door.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:02:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Offspring:
Since we are sharing spider pics. I found this one at my front door.







Woody
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 11:56:06 AM EST
W h a t t h e f u c k i s t h a t ?????


It looks like it's from outer space. Damn.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:13:58 PM EST
Blast off.
Nuke.
Orbit.
Only way.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:26:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 1:27:49 PM EST by Lunatock]
Would this be a bad time to talk about the Wed. night dog walking? Namely passing a phone pole, felt something hit my arm. Thought "stupid bug" until the feeling that spider web was stuck to my arm, and then noticedone of those orange and brown spiders that build webs in the absolute wrong places was running back & forth across my shirt.



Think right about...now I'll tell the spiderphobic arfcommers that the worst it did was annoy me by needing two attempts to flick it off my shirt.

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