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Re: Spiders

Post by Rorschach » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:27 pm

FireAza wrote:Meh, I've seen bigger and more venomous.
That's what she said.
spikegirl7 wrote:try opening up your crawl space and seeing this:
[img]spider[/img]
I must be getting better. I can actually look at that. Maybe it's because I can't see its grotesque myriad of eyes and huge mandibles.
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Post by Deacon » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:15 am

That's probably because you don't recognize the red hourglass on an all black body means it's a black widow, a small spider that delivers a very painful and seriously venomous bite.

Spike, did you take that pic yourself? If so, bravo on getting her to sit still long enough to get that pic.
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Re: Spiders

Post by spikegirl7 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:58 am

Hell no! I saw the damn thing and I panicked, backed out and ran away. Have NO interest in going to the hospital from a spider. Got the pic off the internet.
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Re: Spiders

Post by FireAza » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:11 am

spikegirl7 wrote:try opening up your crawl space and seeing this:

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damn near had a heart attack
That looks similar to a Redback, in Australia they're famous for lurking under toilet seats. Here's a photo of one eating a goddamned lizard!:
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Re: Spiders

Post by ampersand » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:24 pm

Great, even the toilet seats are trying to kill you in Australia.

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Re: Spiders

Post by spikegirl7 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:32 pm

it's from the same family of spiders. The kind we have here in the sates are apparently more toxic, but only slightly. Your Australia spiders only require medical treatment 20% of the time :p
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Re: Spiders

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:20 pm

At least you know, with spiders. It's the dingoes whose death stats are wrapped in mystery. They're caninjas.
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Re: Spiders

Post by ben777 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:22 pm

Yeah Fire, I suspected you probably wouldn't be impressed.

Believe me it's nightmare fuel when you live in a country where the most dangerous animal is a chav with a staffy!

(Seriously why do they always own Staffies? Do the pets shops operate a chav discount or something?)

P.S. No offence to any non-chav staffy owners. I have encountered several well trained, well treated staffies and know they are lovely, friendly dogs when they have responsible owners!

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Re: Spiders

Post by Deacon » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:29 pm

I've never heard the term "staffy" before.
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Re: Spiders

Post by mikejcpt » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:07 am

Staffordshire Terrier AKA pit bull.

Sweet breed if raised right. All the ones I've known think they are lap dogs.
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Post by Deacon » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:22 pm

No, no, I looked it up before and am now acquainted with the meaning. I just noted that I had not heard that term before.
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Re: Spiders

Post by FireAza » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:34 pm

ben777 wrote:Yeah Fire, I suspected you probably wouldn't be impressed.

Believe me it's nightmare fuel when you live in a country where the most dangerous animal is a chav with a staffy
Spider's ain't no thing! Here in Australia, we have a deadly species of fish called "Stonefish". They don't kill you by biting or anything obvious like that. Oh no, they kill you when you mistake them for a stone and accidentally step on them. Yes, we have fish specifically designed to murder you if you step on them. And they're one of the most venomous fish in the world. Oh, and they can survive outside of water for up to 24 hours, so don't think for a moment you'll be safe if you stay out of the ocean.

Also, I read that as "chav with a stiffy"...
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Post by ampersand » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Australia: what happens when Pokemon aren't balled and captured for fun.

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Re: Spiders

Post by Rorschach » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:30 pm

FireAza wrote:they kill you when you mistake them for a stone and accidentally step on them.
In their defence, I'd imagine they mostly kill Australians. And there are loads of you.
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Re: Spiders

Post by FireAza » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:18 am

True, it's mostly Australians who mistake fish for rocks.
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