Garden spider

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by ladyfish50, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    First, let me say I do NOT like spiders; well, except for this one. For some reason I've never been afraid of the garden spider. And I am "terrified" of any other spider! Anyway, I've been watching this one in my flower bed, & today I noticed her egg sac. I've read that once they make their sac, then they weaken & die in the early fall. So, I guess her days are numbered.:sad2: Anyway, I thought they were interesting pictures.
     

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  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Call me a wimp, pansy or whatever. I don't do spiders. Rather know i had a rattler in the house than a spider.
     

  3. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I've always liked golden garden spiders too! :big_smile:
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    A good spider is a dead spider.:wink:
     
  5. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Spiders dont bother me but snakes, yeaaaachhkk. I always called them the big spiders, lol. At least I know a more common name for em now.
     
  6. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    Spiders didn't used to bother me until I got bit by a brown recluse on the side of my leg. It took over 3 months for it to stop oozing and I've got a hole about the size of a nickel where it was. Needless to say, spiders and I don't get along anymore.:crazy:
     
  7. festus

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    Other than black widows or recluse spiders, I don't try to harm them. But we get scorpions in the house occasionally. I make sure they meet their maker. :crazy: I don't think this type of scorpion is any worse than a bee sting, however. You seldom see one over an inch long.
     
  8. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    i had no idea there were scorpions down your way.
     
  9. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Don, I hate to hear about your bad experience. Those brown recluse scare the sh** out of me!! Glad you got over it. I know a guy who got bitten twice--a couple of years apart--& it was ugly.
    As for scorpions; a friend of ours here in Haughton, in NW Louisiana, has battled them for years. They built a new house & it must be right on top of a "breeding ground", or something. They have them in their house, outside in the carport, around the pool. Oh my gosh, it's awful! I don't know if I could've lived there.....:eek:oooh:
     
  10. JEFFRODAMIS

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    My landlords wife calls them banana spiders..first time ive heard that..they do make some awesome webs:big_smile:
     
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    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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  12. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I'd rather have spiders around than choke on flies because that's what would happen without spiders:wink:
     
  13. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    From what I've been told, most people have them in their homes. They are a non-aggresive spider and only bite when they are laid on or against. They like dark rooms, closets, etc. Figure that's how I got bit in my bed. I work shiftwork and my rooms always dark for sleeping in the daytime. Since then, the house has been tightened up a bunch. There's a guy here at work that got bit about a week and a half ago, on his right index finger. In a matter of two days, it went from red and swelling about 4 times normal, to turning black. Haven't talked to him since then, to see how he's doing.
    As for the scorpions, don't know how I would handle them. In the case of your friend, would probably have to find another home.
     
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  14. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Hate Spiders, and Snakes!!! I am a wimp! Don't care.:smile2: rollo
     
  15. festus

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    Yes, we have them, but not the dangerous type that's in the desert. I'm lucky, never been stung by one, but every time I get ready to put on my shoes, I check for them. I hear the sting is no worse than a sweat bee.