Spiders

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Re: Spiders

Postby squeaker » 12 Sep 2020, 6:39pm

Pebble wrote:they mainly eat other insects that you also don't want in your house...
Or garage: just been doing some maintenance on our wooden garage doors - amazing stacks of woodlice exoskeletons in the crevices!
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Re: Spiders

Postby Jdsk » 12 Sep 2020, 6:48pm

That's much more worrying: where's the damp?

Jonathan

PS: You can see lots more spiders if you set a head torch as close to your eyes as possible and have a look at night... the internal reflection from their eyes gives them away.

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2020, 7:24pm

jimlews wrote:
Mick F wrote:What are spiders actually for?

I believe this attitude is called Anthropocentrism.
Viewing the world in terms of Human values and experience.
You might with more justification ask what are Humans for?
Not made myself clear with that question.

Spiders have to stay alive like we all have to .............. by consuming food to grow and reproduce.
Procreation and prolonging the species is the only goal.

Spiders in our house build webs .................. why?
Nothing to catch.

What do they eat?
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Re: Spiders

Postby Jdsk » 12 Sep 2020, 7:27pm

Mick F wrote:What do they eat?

Which species of spider?

Jonathan

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2020, 7:34pm

Goodness knows.
Not seen any at all, just their webs.
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Re: Spiders

Postby jimlews » 12 Sep 2020, 7:47pm

Mick F wrote:
jimlews wrote:
Mick F wrote:What are spiders actually for?

I believe this attitude is called Anthropocentrism.
Viewing the world in terms of Human values and experience.
You might with more justification ask what are Humans for?
Not made myself clear with that question.

Spiders have to stay alive like we all have to .............. by consuming food to grow and reproduce.
Procreation and prolonging the species is the only goal.

Spiders in our house build webs .................. why?
Nothing to catch.

What do they eat?


My apologies, Mick.

I'll get down off my high horse, now.

You may have guessed that I like spiders. I have big fellas (actually ladies; the fellas are a lot smaller- another reason to like them: arachnid matriarchy) who charge across the room late at night. They are big enough that I can hear their footfalls. And I'm deaf!

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2020, 7:53pm

:D
They must come out very late at night, and silently too. I have good hearing!
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