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Spiders & YOU

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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like some sort of crazy. I have a horrible spider phobia and
thought I'd face my fears by becoming a spider momma:



What are your thoughts on spiders? Experiences?
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Bolainmarsh5 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Eliminate potential harborage sites around the home. Removal of harborage sites around the exterior (wood piles, plant debris) and proper exclusion techniques should be used before opting to purchase insecticides.

Doors, windows, and plumbing voids should be sealed and caulked. Too many times, spiders will enter the home through windows and doors. Ensure window screens are properly fitted.

Ensure plants are properly trimmed. Spiders prefer to inhabit the plants around your house. Any branches touching the home should be trimmed.

All webs and egg casings should be removed, inside and out. Spider egg sacs can hold several hundred baby spiders. If they have hatched, then there are tons more around the house.

Glue boards should be placed on the inside of garage. That’s because most infestations start in the garage. Make sure the boards are placed right next to garage doors. They are lined with a sticky adhesive that will catch entering spiders.
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JawRipper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats worst more then a spider is a dog! Spiders are cool.
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like dogs.
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:iconwhy-you-little:
Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The ones that hang out on the corners of walls or windows are fine, any spider bigger than a bean dies.
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My spider is .. A lot bigger than a bean.
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Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if they are in tanks then its okay, but if it were free and crawling around in my house, it'd either be burned or stomped :stare:
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What if it was crawling on you and it was your
pet?
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Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That'd be okay XD But I'd never keep a spider, got enough animals here haha XD
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love kittens and had asked my boyfriend if we could have one,
but he said we already had enough wildlife going on, haha.
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had my group project in psychology today and our theme was the emotion of "fear/anxiety," so I brought in Miss Jessie, my Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula (G. Rosea). I kept her habitat in a bag for 6 minutes while we played clips on youtube that had a scary face jump out at the end. Then, we asked everyone if they were curious about the bag. One girl was brave enough to raise her hand.

I removed the habitat/Kritter Keeper from the bag and I heard someone from the back, "nonononononono!" Then I started to take the lid off and heard some gasps and, "is it real?" So, I started to touch Miss Jessie and every time she would move, I would hear more gasps from the audience, haha. I got her to climb up the side of the habitat and into my palm and she went from there, up my arm.

Some of my classmates were frightened, others curious and wanted close up pictures to send to their friends, and the few select who asked me if they could touch her. The only girl who volunteered to touch her proclaimed, "wow! She's soft!"

Overall, it was a fun experience, and I hope I received extra credit, haha.
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aurodi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   General Artist
I like them because they catch flies but if they get too close they die. On a good day I pick them up and put them outside.
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hazeldazel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I let spiders run around in my house, just not White-tails.
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luminousBrink Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm cool with spiders as long as they are not poisonous and don't crawl on me. I try to not kill them anyhow because I don't like to be unfair to livnig creatures, but if my or someone else's life is in danger then yeah...
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Mkemaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love Spider-Man, but I fear spiders... when I see a spider I start writing my will.
I don't know why I fear them, they seem quite fun and amiable. Perhaps the delusion of being venomed to death?
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel as if my own fear was linked to the stigma and
that growing up, always encountered people who were
afraid of them, and developed the fear in my own self
from watching the behavior being modeled.
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Mkemaster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is true, It sounds quite reasonable..In fact I believe that is the same reason I fear Spiders.
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely. That's my theory.
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Russ3llbrown Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I heard a rumor when you own spiders while you sleep at night they crawl on your face and plant eggs in your head. Then one day while your walking at the park or talking to someone your attracted too, baby spiders start crawling out of your face.
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rumors are just that.
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:iconlennapandabear:
LennaPandaBear Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
If I see em' I kill em'.
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D:
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Wotansvogel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Aww so cute! :aww:
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love spiders especially with coke.
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Windyfeather Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kill them please D:
Kill them with fire!
Y~Y
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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As long as they keep their distance and stick to their webs, I let them well enough alone. They're quite handy in dispatching of annoying insects.

But if they're anywhere near me OMFG KILL IT WITH FIRE DIEDIEDIEEEEE!
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! The "kill it with fire" part cracks me up!
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MisterKhact Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
:iconspidersplz:

SSSPIIIDEEERRSSS
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:iconysmth:
ysmth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i like them, they're fascinating! i used to have pet scorpions, too. amazing creatures!
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The scorpions, can you handle them?
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ysmth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
handle yes - cuddle no :) but i hardly ever touched them, they don't exactly like it. they are rather withdrawn and shy creatures...
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magnemite10 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I think some spiders are cute, but I kill the poisonous ones if I see them
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a general rule I like spiders, they can create amazing and beautiful webs and some of them are stunning in their own right. They also do the very handy job of killing annoying creatures like flies, wasps or mosquitos (for this reason I am quite happy to have spiders living in my house, though it gets a bit tiresome having to rescue them from the bath). I am scared of venomous spiders (luckily none in the UK) but plenty of experience of them from travels. If there is one where I am living I will kill it, I don't do the catching and putting outside, it will only come back in eventually, better to completely remove the danger.
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't personally like any kind of wild spiders.
My Rose Hair was domestically bred. If she was wild,
I'd probably stay away.
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that because wild spiders are unpredictable?
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think my spider is just as unpredictable as wild ones are.
However, I know more about my specific spider's species and
because I am the hand that feeds her and cares for her, she
is a pet.
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I always liked spiders. I sometimes tried to feed spiders when I was a little kid by catching a moth and putting it in their web. My favorite is the little fuzzy jumping spiders.
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used to be scared of spiders, not really scared of them anymore. I think what stopped me was when I was on an open week for my animal care course we did tarntula handling and I sort of just went 'Oh why the hell not' and handled one. I also grew up with a tarantula in the house that belonged to my brother but I never went near it and I didn't like it very much.

Also, the fact that where I life we have very few if any venemous spiders makes me think it's a bit silly to be scared of them since most the ones we have around here can't really do any damage. I can for the most part just get on with catching and releasing spiders. During my last year of college we had a sort of building project and where the wood was stored was covered in spiders and it seemed I was the only person who could just go over there and deal with them.
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xenocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never been bitten by one, and this is by far the worst thing that could have happened to me in my life. Since I haven't been bitten, I have no idea how bad it sucks, so I can only assume it is the single most painful thing ever. This is the only reason I fear spiders. I am sure if I got bitten I would get over it, but let's face it, I am not gonna seek that fate.
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A friend of mine got bitten by a spider in her sleep. I saw her in the doctor's office and her leg looked something awful. The poison may not kill you, but it's not pleasant either.
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xenocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, thats more of a reason ill never live in australia with all their most poisonous things
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Doesn't help me much...we midwesterners get the Brown Recluse. That thing is straight-up vicious.
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xenocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The north lacks most things poisonous
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yah, because all the poisonous things don't wanna freeze to death.
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xenocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Replaced by brutal bears and irate moose instead....
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could think of FAR more painful things than a spider bite...
being bitten by a shark for example... =P
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xenocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel sharks are less likely to bite then spiders though haha
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think spiders only bite if you harass them.
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:iconkimb00p:
KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many people compare a tarantula bite to a
bee sting.
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xenocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive also heard the most poisonous turantula is as poisonous as a common bee...
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and you won't know if you'll have an allergic
reaction until you get bit!
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