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#1    SilverCougar

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:54 PM

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Oct. 4, 2006 As if the West Nile-toting mosquito isn't enough to worry Mississippians, add the poisonous Latrodectus geometricus to the state's list of creepy-crawly creatures.

Dr. Jerome Goddard, entomologist with the Mississippi Department of Health, said the poisonous Brown Widow spider that is a cousin to the well-known Black Widow, is now calling the Mississippi Gulf Coast home.

"The tropical Brown Widow spider .... has recently been captured in many locations along the Mississippi Gulf Coast," Goddard said in a news release Tuesday.


>.<  While tests show that the brown widow's venom isn't as strong as the black widow's.. it's still poisonous to humans.  And being a total aracniphobic.. this makes me cring and get all bleeahahaha!!

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:56 PM

I guess I'll be steering clear of the Gulf Coast for awhile as I'm severely allergic to most venom toting vermin.


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:06 PM

Ew.

Never heard of the Brown Widow.

Used to be very arachnophobic... not so so much anymore... ok maybe a little still...

I feed a Black Widow that's out in one of our remote locations.  She's the 3rd generation I've fed at that spot.


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:07 PM

I have really bad arachnophobia.

Heaven didnt want me and Hell thinks I will take over.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:23 PM

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Ew.

Never heard of the Brown Widow.

Used to be very arachnophobic... not so so much anymore... ok maybe a little still...

I feed a Black Widow that's out in one of our remote locations.  She's the 3rd generation I've fed at that spot.



We have an issue with hobo spiders and brown reclueses.  Though more so the hobo spider. Long, gangly leg spider... it's venom is like the brown recluses, necropic.  Damned flesh melters. *shudders*

Granted we have other spiders as well.. garden veriety.  Keeps the ant population down. X)

But, I'm starting to raise some venus fly traps. XD  They're less icky then spiders.

Reminded me of last week..  I was looking at a news article online, and turned to say something to my mate. When I went to look back at the computer, there was this huge brown spider dangling right infront of my face!  Time(my mate's online name) said he's never heard me yelp so loud and get across the room so fast. XD And the spider? Soon as I yelped, she scrambled up her webbing to the ceiling as fast as I jumped across the room! XD

He evicted her, trapped her in a bowl and dropped her outside. XD  Though she tried to get back in, because shen he came in the next day and she was trying to build a web over the front of the door and dropped inside when the door had been opened. He stomped on her that time... >.>

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:33 AM

Spiders are just creepy

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:13 AM

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Run!
>.<  While tests show that the brown widow's venom isn't as strong as the black widow's.. it's still poisonous to humans.  And being a total aracniphobic.. this makes me cring and get all bleeahahaha!!

glad i don't live there.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:33 AM

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>.<  While tests show that the brown widow's venom isn't as strong as the black widow's.. it's still poisonous to humans.  And being a total aracniphobic.. this makes me cring and get all bleeahahaha!!



I suggest you don't come to Australia then.

We have so many poisonous spiders its frightening.

RedBacks, Funnel Webs, TrapDoors the list goes on.

The real bad ones of course are the Sydney Funnel webs.

I am not Arachnophobic but when i was living in Sydney these things Always used to scare the Sh-t out of me.

Basically they are like a Tarantula except they are VERY poisonous.

And the really bad thing about them arethey are super aggressive. They will attack anything.

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Just the sight makes my skin crawl.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:45 AM

add the gulf states to the list of places you won't find me in.........
of course, OZ tops the list.

I've enought to deal wit the eight legged aliens we have here.

we hates them we do..........

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:52 AM

Oh yes... I've many friends in Aussieland.. and many of them wished me to visit.  And I said no.. wink2.gif  There's no way in *HELL* will you catch me in australia.. ever.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:55 AM

ohmy.gif I wonder if they are the same TrapDoors we have in Tennessee, AtlantisRising?


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:06 AM

No idea Michelle. They are probably similar. But being Australia they are probably about ten times more poisonous. It seems everything in Australia is way more poisonous.

Speaking of which i almost stepped on a King Brown Snake while running this morning.

I missed stepping on it by about a foot or so. You should have seen me jump in fright when i hear a hiss and saw it run of into the bush.

I was lucky i didn't hit it as i would have been in a lot of trouble.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:03 AM

ohmy.gif .. Oh Good Lord .. thats creepy ..  unsure.gif .. I hate spiders!!

*shivers*...ewwww...*shivers*


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:49 AM

Somehow spiders, poisonous or not don't scare me. I don't like them or anything but they don't scare me.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:52 AM

i dont mind spiders

never heard of the brown widow though

i think you should always fear an amimal that can kill you just out of respect





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