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What type of spider is this??

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by Hellhound604
How can you hate a spider if it looks like this?



That just made me crap my pants, thanks.
Off to change




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by ronishia
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holy cow dung

*runs away screaming into the night*


lol, then you and me should come together, then I can slowly teach you about spiders, and show you that they are quite loveable creatures

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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il take your word for it


i dont mind spiders as long as they stay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over there>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

im terrified of butterflies tho *shudders* i literally have a mental breakdown when i see one
lol



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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OK, I know I am getting slightly off-topic now, but you know what? I felt the same way about snakes, being scared of them, having nightmares about them, etc, and then I decided to do something about my fear, so I started to learn all I could about them, handling them, doing courses, etc. In the end I became a qualified snake-handler, so I could go to other people's homes and catch venomous snakes, and release them back into nature. At once stage I had more than 50 venomous snakes in my house before releasing them back into nature, and I became quite comfortable about snakes .....



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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oh i tried that i went to the butterfly farm for therapy stuff, i literally slumped on the floor like a blubbering insane person, and nearly ran through the glass house windows



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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OMG that made me jump!

Someone posted that on my FB and I jumped then. lol

I would not want to come across something like that. I'd have a heart attack and freak out. Spiders I'm really scared of and not sure why. I can crush them yet I run from them lol.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Looks like an Orb Weaver to me.

I caught one last summer, but it was grey and dark colors. The web was HUGE!!!

After I researched it, because I had never seen that big of a spider in Minnesota, I found out some cool things that explained a lot over the next week while I held the spider in a big plastic container to watch, which was...

When you catch a female Orb Weaver, the males will come for you. Over the next few days, I found 5 males. 3 were close to where I caught the female, one had made a web across my back door, and one got in and made a web across my basement stairs. Males are smaller than the females and hang around them until one gets lucky.

I eventually let the spider go as I was feeling bad for it. The poor thing was very inactive in the container and unhappy. But when I gently dumped it out on the grass where I caught her. She sprang to life and hightailed it into the bushes.


You all do realize that your fear of spiders is a genetic memory? We are programmed to be scared of spiders and snakes because they were dangerous back before we had TV and houses to live in. Through human evolution, somehow it was programmed into the mind to fear these things for your own safety.

Spiders are very cool beings. However, I have always held to the rule that if it is on me, it dies.....lol



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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That spider is a Araneus diadematus also known as the common garden spider







They are harmless friendly spiders


They like ti stridatae (shake) if you disturb them .


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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
That spider is a Araneus diadematus also known as the common garden spider




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Just so beautiful, aren't they??



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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We visited Oz this past December. My daughter's fiance's mom told a story about opening her visor while she was driving only to find a gigantic huntsman spider there and she jumped out of the car! Luckily she had just started out (in her quiet neighborhood) and the car was not going very fast at all.

Despite the spider tales we love Vic and Taz. Hope to see more of Australia next time we visit.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by ronishia
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oh i tried that i went to the butterfly farm for therapy stuff, i literally slumped on the floor like a blubbering insane person, and nearly ran through the glass house windows


I believe in taking the slow approach. First read up on them, when you are comfortable reading about them, look at some pictures. Study their life-cycle, and let another person catch one for you, study it in a jar (with some flowers with it, as long as it is released afterwards), look at more pictures, read more, and only when you feel you are comfortable seeing pictures, and single ones, and know a lot about their life-cycle, then you are ready to go to a butterfly-farm. Don't push it, take it slowly, and let a person that are very sympathetic to your fear, yet also knowledgeable about butterflies, slowly guide you....
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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LOL, I didn't read far enough before commenting before....iyiyiyi!



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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I dont mind spiders much at all, its cockroaches that send me running....But when I see something like this....



Dayum!



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by elfie
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We visited Oz this past December. My daughter's fiance's mom told a story about opening her visor while she was driving only to find a gigantic huntsman spider there and she jumped out of the car! Luckily she had just started out (in her quiet neighborhood) and the car was not going very fast at all.

Despite the spider tales we love Vic and Taz. Hope to see more of Australia next time we visit.


you mean, a huntsman like this cute little male?



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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The funniest spider vid i know of





posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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lol we havew went from identifying this op spider into a spider horror show *shudders*



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by OzTiger
That's not a spider - THIS is a spider.......



Dude it's a good thing I would of been already on the crapper...or near one.
Because I would have lost all control of my bowels.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by ronishia
lol we havew went from identifying this op spider into a spider horror show *shudders*


But is not a horror show, it is a show of some of the cutest animals that walk on the earth today...



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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just for you




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by Navieko
Definitely an Orb Weaver of some kind... we have many similar ones around here (Far north QLD, Aus).

Orb Weavers - Google Images


Definitely an orb weaver. I have plenty of big ugly brown ones around my yard every year.

In fact if you open Navieko's link, I'd say it's the "Garden Orb Weaver" as identified on the second row, second photo over.



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