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Smart approach to house spider survey

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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 :(

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

lol

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

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I

HATE

spiders.

That convenient resting period is when you should KILL THEM!

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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!

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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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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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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How could you! Poor things. I love spiders and their soppy look.

They just want to be friends.

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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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I like pets you can cuddle! lol

Me too :)

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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