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I was at my moms fixing her refridgerator she had pinched off the copper line that feeds the water in for the water and ice feature. Well I went into the basement and seen this crazy spider down there. It was dead I'm sure it was just a daddy long legs but it was white and fuzy like it grew mold none of the other dead spiders were like that just this one it was cool as hell.

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What the hell is THAT?!?!?!

I've seen some weird bugs under houses, but that tops them all. Must be some kinda Yankee bug. Glad I'm in the South. Also glad I don't do residential electrical anymore. Industrial is so much nicer. No crawl spaces and whatever may be living in them to deal with.

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What the hell is THAT?!?!?!

I've seen some weird bugs under houses, but that tops them all. Must be some kinda Yankee bug. Glad I'm in the South. Also glad I don't do residential electrical anymore. Industrial is so much nicer. No crawl spaces and whatever may be living in them to deal with.

Yeah right bugs in the south are way crazier I remeber in basic Ft. Benning, Ga I seen bugs and critters iv never seen befor woke up to black widow made a web in the carry handle of my M16. I got bit by a brown recluse well there too right in the arm pit man did that suck. At least up here the bugs don't mess with you there all harmless.

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Yeah right bugs in the south are way crazier I remeber in basic Ft. Benning, Ga I seen bugs and critters iv never seen befor woke up to black widow made a web in the carry handle of my M16. I got bit by a brown recluse well there too right in the arm pit man did that suck. At least up here the bugs don't mess with you there all harmless.

Naw, you just met the Yankee hating southern bugs. ;)

Seriously though. We got some hardcore bugs down here. I remember when I was about ten or eleven. My cousin and I were playing under the house and we came across the most gnar dog spider I have ever seen. This thing had caught and killed a four inch lizard. Dang lizard was just hanging in the web. Never ventured back under there after that. Plus we got those dang palmetto bugs here too. Dang things look like a roach on steroids. Make one HECK of a crunch when you swat em.

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My wife and I grew up in south Louisiana, where it seems that everything bites and most are poisonous. I've been bitten by both a Black Widow and a scorpion. No biggie other than some swelling. But then, I was within a few hours of a doctor. Antibiotics and steroids, if memory serves, did the trick. It wasn't until we moved to Tulsa, away from the bugs, did we have an encounter with the Brown Recluse (aka Fiddle-back.) Somehow my wife managed to get bit on the lower butt by one of these creatures. At first she thought it was just another insect bite. Been there, done that. Later, she thought it was an ingrown pimple. Long story short, by the time she went to the doctor the poison from the Recluse had destroyed all of her tissue in an area about 3/4 inch in diameter and depth. I'll leave out the details of her healing process, but it wasn't easy for either of us.

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My wife and I grew up in south Louisiana, where it seems that everything bites and most are poisonous. I've been bitten by both a Black Widow and a scorpion. No biggie other than some swelling. But then, I was within a few hours of a doctor. Antibiotics and steroids, if memory serves, did the trick. It wasn't until we moved to Tulsa, away from the bugs, did we have an encounter with the Brown Recluse (aka Fiddle-back.) Somehow my wife managed to get bit on the lower butt by one of these creatures. At first she thought it was just another insect bite. Been there, done that. Later, she thought it was an ingrown pimple. Long story short, by the time she went to the doctor the poison from the Recluse had destroyed all of her tissue in an area about 3/4 inch in diameter and depth. I'll leave out the details of her healing process, but it wasn't easy for either of us.

Yet one more reason I dislike spiders. At the pharmaceutical plant we built a year back, the place had to have been infested with them, we had twelve contractors bitten over a two month period. By Brown recluse's. After the last guy got bit the spider bites stopped. Never saw another one out there. Now if I can find the picture to post here. We found a Black Widow inside one of the gate housings that had a body the size of a nickle, that's excluding legs. That was the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. My buddies hand was inches away from that thing before we saw it.

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you want a giant spider? I was cleaning off our front porch, and in a corner we found a funnel web spider (with legs) that was the size of a curado.

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Oh yeah... Check out the Wolf Spider and the Fishing Spider... They are aggressive, hairy, huge and can swim (dive too, they come up from the bottom of the creeks all the time). I was fishing once, went to grab a log that was in the water (to push my boat away from it) when all of the sudden a mouse with 8 legs jumped at my hand. When it missed, it fell in the water, swam under my boat and I paddled the heck out of there!

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/wolf-spiders

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/fishing-spider

I love looking at these girls when I'm fishing too, always find them:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/banded-garden-spider

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/yellow-garden-spider

Yeah, I hate spiders...

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Oh yeah... Check out the Wolf Spider and the Fishing Spider... They are aggressive, hairy, huge and can swim (dive too, they come up from the bottom of the creeks all the time). I was fishing once, went to grab a log that was in the water (to push my boat away from it) when all of the sudden a mouse with 8 legs jumped at my hand. When it missed, it fell in the water, swam under my boat and I paddled the heck out of there!

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/wolf-spiders

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/fishing-spider

I love looking at these girls when I'm fishing too, always find them:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/banded-garden-spider

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/yellow-garden-spider

Yeah, I hate spiders...

I'm pretty sure we have them fishing spiders here we seen one a few weeks back little biger then a half dollar when we tried banking the canoe so my nephew could ruin a new pair of socks lol. He is scared of spiders and jumped back in the canoe almost tipping it and decided he could wait to go poop lol.

Me I love spiders I will pickn em up let em crawl all over me well chasing some one who's scared of them like the new guy in my squad he's terafied of spiders so I catch one for him every chance I get.

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I don't mind wolf spiders or them cool garden spiders. Matter of fact I'm quite fond of those two types. I remember looking for wolf spiders when I was a kid. You take a flash light hold it up on your head and look around the ground, if you see a small shiny dot about the size of a pin head. That's the spiders eyes. It really works. Other than those two varieties. If its smaller than a tarantula, I don't want anything to do with it.

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i absolutely hate spiders. i also had a friend who got bit on her butt by a brown recluse. and then last year, 3 times i was laying or sitting in my bed watching tv when i noticed a spider on my bed, all 3 spiders got smooshed. another time the year before i was laying in bed about to doze off with the tv still on and caught a glance of something on the edge of my bed that shouldnt have been there. before i could turn my head to see what it was a spider takes of running across my bed 100mph just under my neck as i was starting to sit up and jumps off the other side of the bed into a doorway that lead outside i had blocked off with my bed. i look down and theres a 2 inch around(including legs) spider chilling in a web, he got smooshed too.

if there is two things im terrified of getting bit by its spiders and snakes. and just so happens today at work they found a baby king snake by the web press that was wrapped around a piece of some kind of vietnamese cracker eating it. it was captured and released. the web pressman was dissappointed when i told him later he could of used that snake as bait for a nice bass, as he is just getting into fishing this year, though primarily for catfish...

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Gentlemen, let me share a terrifying fact with you:

"Almost anywhere you go on this planet, you are never more than 10 feet away from a spider"

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Hot climates have hot bugs, down here we´ve got scorpions, black widows, fire ants ( I hate them things, specially since I love gardening it´s an everyday occurence I meet a nest of those on the flowerbeds and lawn ), three species of wasps ( the small black ones don´t bother you unless you bother them, the larger black with yellow spots ones aren´t really that agressive unless you go and try to remove their clay tube nests from your house and finally those inch and a half to two inches in length red ones, man those have more firepower than an Apache Helicopter ... with an attitude ! :o ), bumble bees, wooly worms ( with large thorns ), centipedes, those black beetles that spray you with acid if you get too close to them. Not to mention rattlesnakes plus most of the vegetation got thorns of various lengths and shapes.

Friendly environment isn´t it ? :lol:

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Hot climates have hot bugs, down here we´ve got scorpions, black widows, fire ants ( I hate them things, specially since I love gardening it´s an everyday occurence I meet a nest of those on the flowerbeds and lawn ), three species of wasps ( the small black ones don´t bother you unless you bother them, the larger black with yellow spots ones aren´t really that agressive unless you go and try to remove their clay tube nests from your house and finally those inch and a half to two inches in length red ones, man those have more firepower than an Apache Helicopter ... with an attitude ! :o ), bumble bees, wooly worms ( with large thorns ), centipedes, those black beetles that spray you with acid if you get too close to them. Not to mention rattlesnakes plus most of the vegetation got thorns of various lengths and shapes.

Friendly environment isn´t it ? :lol:

Now fire ants I hate I got my arm all bit up in basic by them it swelled up so bad. I don't think we have them here in wny at least I never see any we have red ants but there tiny and harmless it seems. We used to catch bugs and lizards and throw em on an ant hill and watch em devour it in minutes.

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Ive always seen those garden spiders when fishing. I've always refered to them as bumble spiders though because of the coloration.

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Ive always seen those garden spiders when fishing. I've always refered to them as bumble spiders though because of the coloration.

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Iv always called them garden spiders bannana spiders they get huge some times.

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Iv always called them garden spiders bannana spiders they get huge some times.

Banana Spiders are a different species that live mostly in Florida and surrounding areas... They get HUGE and make huge webs. I ran through one once when we were at Disney (think I was 7 or 8), talk about a freak out - instead of being excited I was at Disney for the first time I was in the fetal position on a bench LOL

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My wife and I grew up in south Louisiana, where it seems that everything bites and most are poisonous. I've been bitten by both a Black Widow and a scorpion. No biggie other than some swelling. But then, I was within a few hours of a doctor. Antibiotics and steroids, if memory serves, did the trick. It wasn't until we moved to Tulsa, away from the bugs, did we have an encounter with the Brown Recluse (aka Fiddle-back.) Somehow my wife managed to get bit on the lower butt by one of these creatures. At first she thought it was just another insect bite. Been there, done that. Later, she thought it was an ingrown pimple. Long story short, by the time she went to the doctor the poison from the Recluse had destroyed all of her tissue in an area about 3/4 inch in diameter and depth. I'll leave out the details of her healing process, but it wasn't easy for either of us.

I understand completely. Looked like a fire ant bite the first day. Three days later I decided to go to the ER. By the time they finished cutting on my fore arm, there was a hole big enough to hold a golf ball. Even with pain meds, it felt like they were using a rusty spoon and a wire brush. 4 months to completely heal.

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Saw about a dozen of these hanging over a sidewalk leading to the beach, made me a bit nervous, they were huge.

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We have lots and lots of brown recluse spiders around here, my parents have them bad in their house. I can't tell the number of times when I was living at home I'd grab a towel for the shower or a clean shirt and shake it out and a brown recluse would hit the floor. They have a nasty habit of getting inside cloths and stuff like that so I always shook out my cloths first. The woodpile in the garage was terrible. Pick up a 2X4 and there would be 2 or 3 under each board all the way to the floor.

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The wife or daughter would tell all of you that burning a eucalyptus scented candle in your home will repel a lot of those spiders. The number one reason that customers of theirs bought that scent was for that purpose, so maybe it works.

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The exoskeleton of a spider is made up of a carbohydrate called chitin. When the spider dies and blood stops flowing, this chitin exterior turns white like most other dead tissue. Bacteria have a hard time breaking down and digesting the chitin, which is why you'll find the white exoskeleton hangin there for a while. It makes a harmless, normal looking spider, look like something from another planet.

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Spiders give me the heebeejeebees! Anyone seen those spiders they have in Iraq?

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Spiders give me the heebeejeebees! Anyone seen those spiders they have in Iraq?

Camel spiders I haven't seen one in person if they have em in afghanistan I'll tell ya bout em in a few weeks

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