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      CommentAuthorSpoon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008 edited
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    Here's some pics of the spiders that my boyfriend shows and sells. I primarily just help......

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    oh jesus god just looking at one of those has flash-frozen my blood...

    nonononononononnonononononononononon....
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    PRETTY Fuzzies!
    I have a particular attachment to jumping spiders myself...
    The guy who helped us set up the White Crow Comicon has a reptile and exotic pet show he does about once a month or so. I like to go and look at all the reptiles, bugs and spiders. There's a giant bird eating spider I've started calling Bess that one of the vendors brings every show. She's so cute and giangantic...he likes to freak people out by keeping her in an open tupperware tub that she tries to escape now and then...

    i would keep a pet spider but I like mice way too much...i use to keep them when I was a kid..
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      CommentAuthorSpoon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008 edited
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    Pooka....you know....I thought that name sounded awful familiar.....I'm Scott's girlfriend.....the dude you happen to be talking about. That's probably why these guys look so familiar :P
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008 edited
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    BWAHAHA!! small world...

    how's bess (or does she have a name already)? :P i likes her.
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    My daughter has a giant rubber spider like one of those. Even though it's made of rubber, it makes my pulse go very much quicker... She likes to shove it in my face in order to see me shudder.

    'Did he smile his work to see?
    Did he who made the lamb make thee'?

    Aaaaagh.
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      CommentAuthorSpoon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    She's probably chillin' at the show right now....I'm getting ready to head out that way. No, she doesn't have a name, so you may call her whatever you like. My roommate likes to call her Bertha, but Bess sounds much prettier :)
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      CommentAuthorSpoon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    You know, Jon, spiders are really very gentle for the most part. If you don't bug them, they won't bug you. You can even handle them.....some of them, anyway.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    Yay! I'd stop by to see her today but I gotta go to Frankfort to pick my hubby up...
    i'll be sad when you sell her :P
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    I had a nightmare about spiders last night. I am terrified of them. I sometimes think though, that some of the bigger ones I would be alright with, as long as they were de-fanged or whatever it is, they're almost like a different animal. It's finding one in my room or in the bath that I really don't like.
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    You know, Jon, spiders are really very gentle for the most part. If you don't bug them, they won't bug you. You can even handle them.....some of them, anyway


    Well, yeah, the RATIONAL part of me understands that. I know that all British spiders are harmless, but the idea of them scuttling all over me in the night is not a comforting one. The primal, reptilian bit of my brain wigs out in a fairly big way. Not as much as it does with wasps though. Wasps are way worse. Nothing, not even the prospect of violent and agonising death wigs me out so much as a wasp, especially in a confined space.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008 edited
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    I managed to keep my eight year old girls from being afraid of house spiders. when they were little we used to name the spiders we found around the house...I taught them how it was better to have spiders than other bugs. They won't go to the reptile shows though...small spiders are one thing, but big ones are a little much...plus your creepy centipedes...they...don't so much as like those heh...

    We have so many stingy insects about Kentucky...i dislike the wasps...cept the mud d-...hmm...I'm not sure the official name for them, but in hickland we call them mud dawbers...yes...it's dawber...not dabber...
    but it's a black with irridesent blue, wasp critter than kills spiders and puts them in it's mud tube nest for the babies to feast on when they hatch...they're fairly gentle...
    Red wasps are bastards...I remember cowering in my grandmother's art studio from the stinging bastards...they were everywhere, but she ignored them....i did no have that ability as a kid...
    I have a greater fear however, of horse flies....big bastards that take a chunk out of you. I'm pretty cool with most critters, but I will go into a girly screamy panic if one tries to land on me...
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    Lovely! I adore spiders, fascinating creatures. Thank you for posting these. Best of luck to you and your boyfriend in selling these.
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    Lovely looking spiders Spoon. I think I have a split personality. Sometimes I find a spider and will quite happily pick it up to move it, other times I get a little freaked and go for a glass and some card. Hmmm. Never had the chance to hold a larger spider but I'd like to.
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    Makes me miss my Mexican Red-knee tarantula...
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      CommentAuthorSpoon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    @Joncarpenter: I utterly agree about the wasps bit. Freaks me out. Can't stand them. Something about the way they move, the sounds they make....the stings are pleasant, of course....but just the way they look....I go screaming out the door the moment I know one's in the room. But I can handle spiders fairly easily. It's crazy.

    @Pooka: Yeah, the centipedes are freaky as well. One actually ate a mouse at the show today. I need to put pictures of that up. The fact that they eat them while they're still alive and guts are spilling out is a little....unsettling. At least spiders kill what the catch. But horse flies, red wasps, yellow jackets, hornets.....yeah, not a fan.

    @Everyone else: Thanks for the support. I'll put up more pictures soon. You should definently try holding a spider. They're so soft and sweet.....if you pick up the right one. The red & white posted above (the very last one) would be fairly easy to hold. Or try a pink toe or rose-hair. Watch out for the pink toes, they like to jump.

    As for your red-knee......we have some for sale :)
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    I know that all British spiders are harmless


    Really? Thats such an alien concept for us convict collonials... Here in Australia, about the only harmless creatures are possibly some of the sheep. Some.
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      CommentAuthorSpoon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    lol
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    I know that all British spiders are harmless

    Only in that they don't kill you. They can still cause some pain
    I guess it's nothing compared to spiders elsewhere.
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    @Spoon - Yay!!! Thanks so much for posting these!

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