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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

The summer heat might be fading but things are hotting up for house spiders.

If you're not afraid of them, autumn is the best time of year to see one of the arachnids as males come out of their usual hiding places in search of a mate.

And according to the Society of Biology, which has launched a new recording scheme, the spiders may have started early.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/23898679

We've had a couple of big ones in the house already :(

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"When male large house spiders stop in the middle of a room, they are not planning who to scare next, as often assumed. They are just exhausted," explains Dr Oxford.

"Like a cheetah they can run very fast for a short distance, and then have to stop to recover."

I didn't know that!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:50 PM

Well, those spiders better start working on their cardio or doing some crossfit. The middle of my living room ain't no place to rest!


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

I'll keep an eye for those male spiders then!
lol

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:07 PM

"House Spider Survey"... How do they get them to fill out the blanks on the paperwork?...


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

I
HATE
spiders.

That convenient resting period is when you should KILL THEM!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

View PostPlanB, on 16 September 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

Well, those spiders better start working on their cardio or doing some crossfit. The middle of my living room ain't no place to rest!
lol! It's right enough though. Here they always seem to stop in the middle of the mat, and right beside where I'm sitting usually!

View PostAggie, on 16 September 2013 - 03:53 PM, said:

I'll keep an eye for those male spiders then!
lol
Don't forget to look up too! They also like ceilings. :D

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 16 September 2013 - 04:15 PM, said:

lol! It's right enough though. Here they always seem to stop in the middle of the mat, and right beside where I'm sitting usually!


Don't forget to look up too! They also like ceilings. :D




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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

Once I held a Tarantula in my hand...it was so ticklish!
I wouldn't have them as pets, though....I like pets you can cuddle! lol

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

How could you! Poor things. I love spiders and their soppy look.
They just want to be friends.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

The article tells us that the two types of large House spider can be differentiated by comparing their genitals! :o WHAT!! :blush:  Anyone here brave enough to do that?

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

View PostAggie, on 16 September 2013 - 04:25 PM, said:

I like pets you can cuddle! lol
Me too :)

View Postouija ouija, on 16 September 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

The article tells us that the two types of large House spider can be differentiated by comparing their genitals! :o WHAT!! :blush:  Anyone here brave enough to do that?
:lol: That's exactly what I thought when I read that part. Not me that's for sure! :D

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