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Spiders - do they creep you out?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Scott Strang, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Scott Strang

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    That totally creeped me out.......
     
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    How the hell do you kill em? I would be way too freaked out to kill one. Big hairy splatt.....ugh, don't want to think about it.
     
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    Good god, what the hell is that/!??!

    Like the face huggers in Alien. Only worse.

    edit: is that pic a fake? check this out:

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcamelspider.html

    According to this they are no bigger than a hand, and if I'm not mistaken in that pic they are way way larger.
     
  6. Erik.Ha

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    Like I said... Theyre "Camel Spiders."
     
  7. Julie K

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    Now now...don't be putting solifugids like that in with spiders [​IMG]

    Camel spiders are not spiders, nor are they scorpions like some of their other common names imply. They are in their own order Solifugid.

    Here's one from the US:
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    (BTW, I think the 'spiders' are being held very close to the camera - the info I found says the body is 2" and the legspan is 5" )
     
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    If that doesn't tell you the war was a bad idea, I don't know what will.

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    On the other hand, the people who keep them as pets are probably jumping up and down with joy over the idea of easy imports [​IMG]
     
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    The picture is real... Some of the commentary that has accompanied it as it has made its way around the internet (they run 25 miles per hour, jump 10 feet in the air, and devoure your legs while you sleep after injecting you with an anesthetic to keep you from waking up) is all BULLSHIT...






    Why dont you marry one then!!![​IMG]

    In all seriousness, I think you missed the point... You can call them "Spiders" or "Sulifugids" or "Flying Freakin' Squirrels" for all I care... THEYRE STILL DAMNED CREEPY!
     
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    Yeah, but discussions of them are just thread crapping. Someone should start a thread "Solifugids - do they creep you out?"

    (Yes, I'm joking both here and in my first post [​IMG] )
     
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    I find the crunchy sound some large bugs make when stepped on much worse.

    I cannot stand anything with more than 4 legs.

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    Im sorry... but when I see a spider with a 1/4 inch legspan creeping around my kitchen, I run to the living room, jump on the couch and scream like a little girl for my wife to "kill it!!!" (shes usually right next to me screaming "NOOOO!!!! YOU KILL IT!!!!")

    I see a "solufigad" or whatever the hell you call that spidery looking THING with a FIVE INCH LEG SPAN, Im sprinting to the car, driving to the nearest Howard Johnson's, and on the way, Im calling Century 21 to sell the house...
     
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    Erik, where did the camel spiders go? I was only kidding.
     
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    Sounds like a Pete Seeger song...

    Good question... they disapeared... CREEPY BASTARDS!


    [Edit] They're baaaaaaack...
     
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    Hmmm...I still don't see them. I'm probably the only person here not creeped out by them and I can't see the pretty spiders. I think I'll sulk a bit.
     
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    Years ago I knew a guy that was stationed in Iraq for a while said they had safety bulletins on these things.
     
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    At least it explains WHY Hussein needed chemical weapons... If I had those things creeping around the yard, I'd stock pile poisons too...
     
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    Uh so what you're saying is your spine turns to gel when you see a spider, right? Just kidding.


    One night while playing on my pc my wife said "SCOTT!!!! get in here NOW!!". Then I heard fear in her voice and I knew I wasn't in trouble but was being told to kill something. I kid you not it was a spider with (legs included) larger in diameter than a silver dollar. I made her leave the room and thought about how to kill it. If I missed, it might jump on me. Luckily it hit is square with a fly swapper and croaked it. I took it's carcass with and me and researched it's origin.

    It was a harmless garden spider.

    Harmless or not, it sure as hell didn't look harmless and it scared the shit out of my wife. In a sense, it had signed it's own death warrant.
     
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    OHHHH PISS ON THAT!!! Check-in to HoJos and call the Orkin man!
     

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