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Re: Spiders

Postby mercalia » 29 Sep 2020, 11:26am

Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:I'm killing them on sight now.
Fed up to the back teeth with the damned cobwebs.
Four squidged this afternoon.
Two yesterday.


wait until some thing does that to you!
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Re: Spiders

Postby colin54 » 29 Sep 2020, 11:26am

sjs wrote:
colin54 wrote:I spotted amazingly long legged one outside my front door a couple of days ago (not a Daddy-Longlegs)


I think that's a harvestman, not a spider.

I stand educated, thanks !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiliones
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Re: Spiders

Postby philvantwo » 29 Sep 2020, 9:54pm

I'm surprised about Mick F killing his spiders, I've always regarded him as an animal lover.

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Re: Spiders

Postby sjs » 29 Sep 2020, 11:15pm

philvantwo wrote:I'm surprised about Mick F killing his spiders, I've always regarded him as an animal lover.


Me too. Shame on you Mick.

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 30 Sep 2020, 8:53am

You come and clear the cobwebs then! :lol:

Put up with it for 20odd years here. Seems that where we live in a damp and mild valley, the spiders love it.
My killing them in the house won't even make a dent in the population hereabouts.

When we lived up the hill, we hardly had a problem. Here, they are rife.

I have a photo somewhere - I'll did it out - and post it on here to show the cobwebs outside.
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Re: Spiders

Postby mercalia » 30 Sep 2020, 9:55am

I would remind you Mick f that if you have spiders you also have other critters they feed on........ so you prefer them instead?

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 30 Sep 2020, 10:37am

That was the point of my OP.
What do they eat?
Hardly any flies, and if we have them, they get sprayed or swatted.

Cobwebs never have anything in them. They are just dangly things along the ceiling covings and behind doors.

Here's a shot from outside a couple of autumns ago.
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Re: Spiders

Postby mercalia » 30 Sep 2020, 11:50am

Maybe they are after YOU :lol:

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Re: Spiders

Postby rjb » 30 Sep 2020, 1:37pm

That web may be have been spun by caterpillars, building a safe environment before they emerge as moths. The web can spring up overnight. :wink:
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Re: Spiders

Postby PDQ Mobile » 30 Sep 2020, 2:36pm

rjb wrote:That web may be have been spun by caterpillars, building a safe environment before they emerge as moths. The web can spring up overnight. :wink:

Yes, was my thought too.

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Re: Spiders

Postby philvantwo » 30 Sep 2020, 3:28pm

I saw a couple of bushes like that last week when I was working in Wembury, must be a Devon thing?
I remember a couple of years ago......one night we were watching tele and the dog (Springer spaniel) sat bolt upright on the sofa, jumped down and came to the other side of my chair and when I looked down there was a massive spider there! How did he know he was there? Anyway I caught the spider and humanely released him into the outdoors!

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 30 Sep 2020, 4:36pm

This was a couple of years back one morning.
Those webs aren't caterpillar webs.

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Re: Spiders

Postby philvantwo » 30 Sep 2020, 5:57pm

They are made by the Caterpillars of the rare ermine moth!!

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Re: Spiders

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Re: Spiders

Postby Mick F » 2 Oct 2020, 9:47am

Spider Season is here permanently.
No "season" at all.

It's spider season for me now. If I see one, it'll be squidged forthwith.
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