Wednesday, October 22

Not a post for arachnophobes




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  1. I used to be terrified of spiders right up until my late teens. Now i can pick them up and they don't bother me at all. I'm not sure how that changed. Beetles though really make me shudder.

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  2. I think as a child I was frightened of spiders as little girls were expected to be, Jean and it was fun to screech and make a fuss, As I learned more about them I became fascinated. They are incredible creatures.

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  3. Urgh, I'm terrified of spiders, it isn't a good time of year for me as I've had quite a few in the house, huge they are too. That last spider is the one which creeps me out most, it's the legs.

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    1. So you wouldn't have wanted to do as I once did then, Jo - stroke a tarantula?

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  4. There's a fly been buzzing round my desk for hours.. wish it would find one of those webs.

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    1. They certainly provide a useful function in catching flies, Jessica but it is a pity that they aren't more selective.

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  5. Wow - what fantastic shots - you can see so much detail of the hairy monsters.

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    1. I'be been photographing another much fatter one today Elaine, It;s great way to study them

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  6. I agree, the details is really impressive on these photos! Science fiction has nothing on some of our invertebrates, if they were larger they would be truly terrifying.
    One day I was caught by surprise by a large garden spider which was lurking under a leaf in the hedge and involuntarily said out loud, "My goodness, you're a big boy!" At that moment I noticed a man walking down the road on the other side of the hedge, so I hid:) (And it was probably a girl spider anyway.)

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    1. It probably was a girl, sweffling as they are much bigger than the boys but you most likely put a smile on the passer by's face,

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  7. Sorry, of course I meant detail 'is'. Mind racing ahead of fingers.

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    1. No problem I'm often guilty if the same thing, I think the keyboard comes alive and jumbles the keys when I'm not looking :)

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  8. The top pictures look like he is wearing a power pack. Is he jet propelled?

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    1. Crikey jet propelled spiders . There's a thought, Roger

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  9. There's one in the rain forest the size of a puppy, now that is a big boy.

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    1. I just had to look this up, plotman and found the South American Goliath. Imagine finding one in your coffee beans!

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  10. They are such fascinating creatures....we have lots of the first type which had huge webs across the garden a few weeks ago, I've heard they spin large webs when the weather is going to be settled for a few days, they are always right. The under belly of the first one looks like a face! Thank goodness they are small!xxx

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    1. Martyn once filmed one spinning a web which really was amazing, Dina and it is on this page of my website if you are interested.

      It does look like a face.

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    2. What an interesting video, thanks for putting that up. It's rather strange to see a spider using it's legs almost like hands isn't it, makes you wonder....we know so little about insects.xxx

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  11. Brilliant photos, how amazing they are close-up.

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    1. They really are wonders of nature, CJ

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  12. Wow what a spider, Sue! Your shots show all details, great!

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    1. Do similar ones live in your part of the world Nadezda?

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  13. Fantastic photos ... bit too close for comfort! I am fine with spiders, well I was until I saw those close ups ... :-)

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  14. Great shots Sue. I'm the only one in the house that's not afraid of spiders. I'm often urged to 'get rid of them' but never do. I just pretend :)

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    1. It's such a shame people kill them when they see then, Angie as they are really our allies/

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  15. Actually, spider always makes me so afraid.

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    1. Do you have any that are poisonous Endah?

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