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    Screw spiders!

    Okay, so here I am doing a bit of uni work @ 3am (my favorite activity), whenl all of a sudden this spider the size of my pinkie crawls up next to my wall, now I have MASSIVE arachnophobia so as soon as I saw it I pushed my chair away at the speed of light (what it felt like to me) and the bastard dropped down, I sat there frozen for next 5minues looking around trying to find it (it was all black and I have black carpet.. yay!). I leaped out of my chair and my room into the kitchen to get the bug spray and yay there's hardly any left, so I carefully walk back into my room and look around and can't see him so I spray around where I saw him and where he would've dropped down to, next thing you know he's like 5inches away from my foot, now me being the manly man that I am I shout and jump onto my bed, now here's where this has me worried/curious, that dude was jumping around like peter rabbit, he jumped behind my cupboard and I sprayed the living sh*t out of where he went in and where he can get out. I swear I could hear him jumping around behind it, hitting the wall and the wood and I'm thinking it's dead now.. hopefully but now it's almost 5am and I got very little work down.. screw spiders. Anyone seen this kind of spider before? Know anything about it? Is it poisonous/harmful?

    Sorry if this doesn't belong here.. had to vent to get rid of the chills.
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    I thought Australians were used to the wildlife trying to kill them. Yay funnel webs

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    Do you realize that in your house there are hundreds of spiders? There really good at hiding and you wont notice them if you don't look for them, believe me if I tell you that that spider can bee 20 inches in diameter and it will still be scared more of you then you are of it

    Awesome trick to get rid of spiders: leave the room and turn off the light, walk in 5 minutes later and it will be gone.
    (spiders don't move when the light is on unless you force them)

    I don't like spiders to btw

    -edit- Didn't notice you where from Australia, you better run and burn your house xS
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    What I wanted to write was:

    Don't fear or hate spiders. Spiders are your allies. They are content to weave their webs, with grace and cunning, ant help you to protect your living space against pests, filth spreaders like flies and mosqitoes, and cleaning up some discared webs is a minor chore compared to their help. Unless you're Australian, you have no reason for fear.

    then I read the answer that you're Australian :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by RüneRS View Post
    Do you realize that in your house there are hundreds of spiders? There really good at hiding and you wont notice them if you don't look for them, believe me if I tell you that that spider can bee 20 inches in diameter and it will still be scared more of you then you are of it

    Awesome trick to get rid of spiders: leave the room and turn off the light, walk in 5 minutes later and it will be gone.
    (spiders don't move when the light is on unless you force them)

    I don't like spiders to btw

    -edit- Didn't notice you where from Australia, you better run and burn your house xS
    Thanks for that, now I totally won't look at each corner of my house each time I move a muscle.. oh and I probably won't sleep for the next week
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    Spiders scare me. I've been told that spiders are more afraid of you than you are of them. I know this to be false. I have had spiders chase after me before.
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    So glad I don't live in Australia. NO SPIDERS IN HAWAII, BABY!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Susinko View Post
    Spiders scare me. I've been told that spiders are more afraid of you than you are of them. I know this to be false. I have had spiders chase after me before.
    Holy !@#$ I'd freak the !@#$ out if this happened to me

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    Im not really afraid of spiders but i dont want them to touch me and i dont want to touch them, when i see one i try and escort it outside of the house ( i dont kill anything) but a month or two ago i picked one up just to...Idk... Needed to man up and remember that they are harmless, they do tickle you tough =)
    Honestly the only reason why people get the spider phobia is probably because of the movies where they hype them up and make em look all evil and seech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasierith View Post
    I thought Australians were used to the wildlife trying to kill them. Yay funnel webs
    You know, we have these wonderful things called "cities". Remember, something like 90% of the population lives within a reasonable distance of the beach (maybe 300kms/200miles or so?).

    Seriously though, I think the fact we know that some of them can kill you with a single bite (or cause necrosis!) is enough to scare even the toughest Australians.

    On a somewhat related note: I hate how MMOs insist on putting spiders in games. Scares the living daylights out of me but I guess that's the point...

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    I have a massive fobia for spiders aswell, even tho I live in Norway and they are not very big here, or dangerous at all for that matter. They just freak me out with those long legs... urgh! And I can also swear that they are getting bigger!!! Whenever I find one in my house, no matter how big or small I go to war with it with the drycleaner. And I dont sleep before its dead!

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    Come back to me when it bites you m'kay?
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    Here's my spider horror story.

    When I was 16, my old room with light carpeting, it was near time for bed, yet out the corner of my eye I saw something dark across my carpet under the window, and sure enough, a large black house spider with thick legs, about the width of a roll of tap, shuffled under it. I didn't want to sleep with a monster that large in my room, so I grabbed a cup on my bedside and a sheet of card, and approached it. I slammed the cup down, but only caught it on its back legs, so I grabbed another cup on my side, and as I went to cover the thing fully this time, it reared it front legs up at me looking like it was prepared to attack, so i tried to cover it, but knocked the other cup and the thing scuttled away behind my wardrobe.

    I didn't sleep well that night thinking it was in my room, and tried to sleep, but around 3am, I woke up in a cold sweat, looking up, to my horror, it wasn't the spider I failed to capture earlier, but a smaller one hanging a foot above my pillow. I rolled out of bed, and saw two more of them hanging from the edge in the attic door (which was in my room), so I came running into my parents room screaming, my mum coming in to get rid of them.

    I never found what happened to the large one who scuttled away, perhaps it had a dying wish on me.

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    I HATE spiders myself. I was once bitten by a brown recluse, needless to say I had a second belly-button for 2 weeks because of the little bastard.

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    http://i.imgur.com/tPQpt.png
    Just be glad it wasn't this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russ555 View Post
    Just be glad it wasn't this guy.
    Thanks, I'm going to have nightmares for a minimum of a month... quite possibly a lifetime.

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    Hmmm, on a sidenote, is it true that 'regular' spiders tend to eat flies and other small bugs? Not that I won't stop squishing them when they're in my sight though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ555 View Post
    Just be glad it wasn't this guy.
    Holy mother of god, that's a big spider.
    I have to admit, when I saw that, I jumped a little...

    And I've been fairly lucky with spiders, largest i've found was a brown recluse out in the barn a few weeks ago, killed it quick and left the area for awhile afterwards incase there were more...
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    That meme will haunt my nightmares for years - thanks!

    Unless it's 4 humans, nothing with 8 legs & 8 legs is to be trusted - I was not afraid when I was told I had cancer, but if you put a sizeable spider (or a black widow which ISN'T Scarlett Johansen) within 10ft of me I will piss myself and start trying to kill it!
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    If I were you I'd seriously get a gun and shoot it.

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