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Nov 29, 2018 09:26 |  #12961

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Just to get your heart racing! All spiders are venomous but almost all, like this big girl (her body is 40mm - 1 1/2" long), are harmless. Unless you're one of her boyfriends like the little orange ones on the web. If so, you're more likely than not to be eaten during or after copulation.

But I've walked through their webs and had them on my face: no drama!
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I was talking about the ones that are NOT harmless!!


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Nov 29, 2018 10:13 |  #12962

Pippan wrote in post #18760757 (external link)
Just to get your heart racing! All spiders are venomous but almost all, like this big girl (her body is 40mm - 1 1/2" long), are harmless. Unless you're one of her boyfriends like the little orange ones on the web. If so, you're more likely than not to be eaten during or after copulation.

But I've walked through their webs and had them on my face: no drama!
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No thank you. I do NOT like spiders!


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Nov 29, 2018 12:33 |  #12963

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No thank you. I do NOT like spiders!

Not me. They're eating things in the house that I can't see! ; )


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Nov 29, 2018 12:55 |  #12964

Pippan wrote in post #18760757 (external link)
Just to get your heart racing! All spiders are venomous but almost all, like this big girl (her body is 40mm - 1 1/2" long), are harmless. Unless you're one of her boyfriends like the little orange ones on the web. If so, you're more likely than not to be eaten during or after copulation.

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Pippan, I guess I'm in the minority, because I really don't mind spiders. Like you, I've walked through their webs, and had them crawling on me. We have one spider out here that I tend to avoid. It's the black widow, and I've been bitten by one as a kid. It was not pleasant (I got pretty sick). Even our very large tarantulas are not poisonous to humans, and it's always fun to find one in the wild. They are non aggressive and we've let them crawl on us numerous times when we find one. I like the fact that spiders catch and eat many insects that are unpleasant, such as flies, and mosquitoes.


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Nov 29, 2018 13:17 |  #12965

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Inspeqtor wrote in post #18760899 (external link)
No thank you. I do NOT like spiders!

Not me. They're eating things in the house that I can't see! ; )

I have to agree, that is a GOOD thing about spiders.


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Nov 29, 2018 16:00 |  #12966

Red Dexs wrote in post #18760871 (external link)
I was talking about the ones that are NOT harmless!!


Inspeqtor wrote in post #18760899 (external link)
No thank you. I do NOT like spiders!


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Not me. They're eating things in the house that I can't see! ; )

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Pippan, I guess I'm in the minority, because I really don't mind spiders. Like you, I've walked through their webs, and had them crawling on me. We have one spider out here that I tend to avoid. It's the black widow, and I've been bitten by one as a kid. It was not pleasant (I got pretty sick). Even our very large tarantulas are not poisonous to humans, and it's always fun to find one in the wild. They are non aggressive and we've let them crawl on us numerous times when we find one. I like the fact that spiders catch and eat many insects that are unpleasant, such as flies, and mosquitoes.

The only really dangerous spiders in Australia are Sydney funnelwebs and, to a much less extent as they are not aggressive, redbacks (which are related to black widows). There have been no deaths since antivenom was developed in 1981 for funnelwebs and 1958 for redbacks. There are a few others that can give a painful bite if really threatened. The reputation of white-tailed spiders for releasing necrotising venom is an urban myth; same for recluse/fiddleback spiders (in Australia) releasing haemotoxic venom. Reference this Australian Geographic (external link) article. Bees kill far more people than spiders, and of course mosquitoes, the most dangerous animal in world, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year by spreading diseases like zika and malaria, neither of which we have in Australia (we do have other mosquito borne diseases but deaths from them are very rare). So come visit us! I can almost guarantee you'll make it home. :)


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Nov 29, 2018 16:12 |  #12967

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Nov 29, 2018 16:36 |  #12968

NMS. (No more spiders) :mrgreen:

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Nov 29, 2018 20:49 |  #12970

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Nov 29, 2018 22:51 |  #12971

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So come visit us! I can almost guarantee you'll make it home. :)

Hhhmmmm "almost guarantee"?? :cry:


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Nov 29, 2018 23:03 |  #12972

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Nov 29, 2018 23:26 |  #12973

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Hhhmmmm "almost guarantee"?? :cry:

Nothing in life is totally risk-free. :)


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Nov 30, 2018 01:21 |  #12974

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Hhhmmmm "almost guarantee"?? :cry:

Nothing in life is totally risk-free. :)

Very true


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Nov 30, 2018 02:52 |  #12975

Pippan wrote in post #18761151 (external link)
The only really dangerous spiders in Australia are Sydney funnelwebs and, to a much less extent as they are not aggressive, redbacks (which are related to black widows). There have been no deaths since antivenom was developed in 1981 for funnelwebs and 1958 for redbacks. There are a few others that can give a painful bite if really threatened. The reputation of white-tailed spiders for releasing necrotising venom is an urban myth; same for recluse/fiddleback spiders (in Australia) releasing haemotoxic venom. Reference this Australian Geographic (external link) article. Bees kill far more people than spiders, and of course mosquitoes, the most dangerous animal in world, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year by spreading diseases like zika and malaria, neither of which we have in Australia (we do have other mosquito borne diseases but deaths from them are very rare). So come visit us! I can almost guarantee you'll make it home. :)

I have been to Aus on several occasions during my seafaring days, fabulous country.


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