Originally posted by daryllyn
Thanks in advance for the nightmares I am going to have tonight!
Why did I think pushing play was a good idea?
I understand the ecological role of spiders, but, even so, I still find them terrifying...
Originally posted by danneu89
reply to post by scotsdavy1
If you clicked that thinking spiders actually evaporated into clouds and then began to precipitate over Brazil, then I think the problem lies elsewhere.
Originally posted by flyingfish
reply to post by thepolish1
At the time I was horrified buy this spider and the funny thing is I couldn't stomp the thing it would be like stepping on a mouse lol!
Here is a pic of the family of spider I walked into.
Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Argiope)
Strange thing though, in general I hate spiders, but I don't mind jumping spiders, those little guys are smart, inquisitive and I find them very interesting.
During the spring they show up in my window seals and I let them go about their business of hunting housefly's.
edit on 9-2-2013 by flyingfish because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by MystiqueAgent
Don't worry about the jumping spiders. They are not dangerous. Only 2 poisonous species exist and both are tropical. They don't attack humans.
I like to think of spiders in my house as the clean up crew. They get rid of the things I do not want in my house. I know that the spiders do not want me, especially the jumping ones. They want smaller prey they can jump on. Sometimes I get them to jump on me and I carry them outside.
It’s also possible the spiders were caught in the act of dispersing, and that the massive web overhead is temporary, though that’s more likely if the spiders are, in fact, Anelosimus eximius. An easy to make a determine which species they are is to look for the presence of an orb web, which would point toward Parawixia, Aviles said. Or better yet, snap a close-up photo of one of the spiders. Any volunteers?