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Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 AM   #21
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We have a lot of really pretty garden spiders here.

Like this, the banana spider:



And this, the orb weaver:


My favorites, and the most rare, are our red widows. When we first moved here, I had a female red widow sitting on a few egg sacs on my garbage can. I knew they were just as toxic as black widows but I had no idea they were endangered in our area. Sadly, I hit it with wasp spray. I really wish I hadn't done that now. It was well over 12 years ago now so the statute of limitations is long gone on endangered bug death, but i've yet to see another one in our area. Makes me sad to think about it.

Where do you live at? That red widow is beautiful.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:45 AM   #22
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Orb weavers are cool. This one made his/her home on a friend's front porch. I love the skull theme in their patterns.


 
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:08 AM   #23
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Yea that page dispels all the "myths" you hear about the spiders (generally from prior service people who want to "brag"). They're still not my favorite creature (spiders in general).

Growing up in the midwest we had large (1"-3") yellow/black and red/black spiders that would hang out in the ditch by the culvert. Not sure what they're called.

Most spiders are cool to look at, but I'm not a big fan of touching 'em.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:12 AM   #24
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Yea that page dispels all the "myths" you hear about the spiders (generally from prior service people who want to "brag"). They're still not my favorite creature (spiders in general).

Growing up in the midwest we had large (1"-3") yellow/black and red/black spiders that would hang out in the ditch by the culvert. Not sure what they're called.

Most spiders are cool to look at, but I'm not a big fan of touching 'em.
I like looking at all. Some I will not try to touch. But some I will have walk on my hands and arms. Any house spiders I will "play" with and crawl all over me.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:13 AM   #25
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #26
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Someone was telling me that tarantulas have personalities and can show a strange kind of "affection" when they get to know you as the bringer of dinner.

I'll stick to mammals, but spiders are one of those hobbies that it is cool for someone else to have.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #27
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spiders are one of those hobbies that it is cool for someone else to have.
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I don't really have a problem with spiders, or insects either, just don't consider them 'pets'.

 
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