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Reason #30043 never to go to Australia.

 

http://suny-suny.likes.com/bugs-in-australia-are-intense

 

*shudders*

So I guess the mid east is right off your itinerary then.

 

http://www.camelspiders.net/large-camel-spider-picture.htm

 

I had a friend who did two tours over their and he sent a pic of one of these in his tent. I thought it was a fake.

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So I guess the mid east is right off your itinerary then.

 

http://www.camelspiders.net/large-camel-spider-picture.htm

 

I had a friend who did two tours over their and he sent a pic of one of these in his tent. I thought it was a fake.

 

 

I didn't need to sleep tonight anyway.

 

I can only imagine what early man had to contend with.

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For anyone creeped out by the spiders over the last page or two, some friendly advice....never watch the movie "Arachnophobia" while under the influence of LSD....it's not a good time! :eek:

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

For anyone creeped out by the spiders over the last page or two, some friendly advice....never watch the movie "Arachnophobia" while under the influence of LSD....it's not a good time! :eek:

Why would I want to do that :) It's like saying : never try to jump out the window and land on a bicycle without a seat.

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I managed to sneak out of the shower and grabbed the broom. Did not miss either lol. These things jump and they jump pretty far as well.... They also run fast....

 

lol

 

 

 

That was SO ADORABLE, omg you can't have ur daughter shoot your video for u... it's just SOOO CUTE. Takes away from the fear, but I jumped a little honestly if it was me... I'd get a can of mah strongest bug posion and smoke her to death 

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Just use simple green solution. It works :). There was a cane spider eating a roach in the bathroom next to the toilet (was on the side of the wall. I spayed some simple green on it and it curled up and died. Same for roaches. The stuff is just putrid to bugs :). I would have had a heart attack if that thing flew on me. I'd be too chicken to try and catch it. Just some simple green on the roof and it's dead :P.


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Just use simple green solution. It works :). There was a cane spider eating a roach in the bathroom next to the toilet (was on the side of the wall. I spayed some simple green on it and it curled up and died. Same for roaches. The stuff is just putrid to bugs :). I would have had a heart attack if that thing flew on me. I'd be too chicken to try and catch it. Just some simple green on the roof and it's dead :P.

 

YUP or you could Kill it with fire? [JK then u'd burn your house down... but no more spiders :D] but yea... as much as I'm sure the posion would harm you.... I'm sure it's still safer than getting a spider bit 

 
and DUDE you kiled a spider MID meal... at least let it finish eating the roach! Allow her to put the FEAR OF SPIDER into the other roaches b4 ukilled it 
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If you guys don't like spiders, get yourself a few tarantula hawks.

 

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Thankfully, we don't have roaches where I live (at least my house doesn't). Unfortunately, we have silverfish instead. In case you've never seen one, here is a silverfish:

 

 

They look a little like wingless moths, and they dart across the floor at high speed. They reach about a centimeter and a half in length. They destroy paper, having a particularly voracious appetite for book covers. They live in the walls mostly but occasionally I'll open a drawer and start searching for something and I'll unearth one.

 

We also have house centipedes. I'll spare TwinQY a picture of those. They eat silverfish, among other things.

 

We also have these little bastards:

 

 

Larder beetles. They reach about 8 mm in length. They are extremely destructive. Over a dozen of my books were ruined by them. Most of these books had been on the floor, but some of them were actually in my bookcase. These beetles apparently climbed up my case, burrowed into the sides of the books, and laid their eggs in there so the larvae could hatch and eat little trails in the paper, ruining dozens, even hundreds of pages at a time. They left behind little piles that looked like sawdust, and I even caught one of the biters burrowing away in its hole.

 

Needless to say, I hate these things with a passion. I usually don't kill anything, even most bugs, but I destroy these things the second I see them.

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Hmm the mass-baby-huntsman-thing happens to just about every Australian at some point in time I think.  Happened to by brother in law a month or two ago.  Hunstmen are generally not aggressive, but they are just kind of goofy and stupid, and likely to drop on you.  They also have the most inhuman speed when moving.  The car thing has happened to me a couple of times as well:

 

 

I generally don't mind spiders, as long as they stay the puck out of my way, except there was one spider I did try to completely wipe out when they were in plague proportions a couple of years ago.

I just have this irrational hatred for these spiders, well sort of irrational, their webs are really strong and they tend to weave them across pathways.  These freak me out also:

 

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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

As if that's more than dangerous than texting and driving or half nude women on billboards ;)

 

"Terraced?" Never heard that word used in this context before.

Sudden change in dynamics ^^

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Pfft. This all depends on how close you live to the bush.
 
When I grew up we had huntsman spiders in our house. They are pretty big but they are friendly spiders that eat nasty things around the house like roaches. One time we did swipe at one with a broom, at which point it fell on the floor and hundreds of its little babies crawled out as in that image. I feel kinda guilty. 
 
Nowadays I leave spiders alone because they are natural pest control. Venemous spiders are rarely found in inner Sydney, though I have seen some white tails.
 
Now I live in somewhere very suburban we never see any huntsmans, which sucks. We do get some lizards though.

 

+1 but I keep daddy long legs since they are completely poisonous to all insects but not to humans........... They didnt kill the flies that came in a package from Japan which led to a very interesting benny hill like fly catching session..........

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Thread Starter 

I forgot just how amazing the Sony R10 sounds with strings and piano.

 

More than just about any other headphone I've heard over the years, the R10 just conveys this simultaneous sense of delicacy and harmonic richness. Somehow it allows a depth of emotion to come through that nothing else quite manages. Must be the biocellulose? The earcup shape also gives their sound this lovely spatial quality despite their being a closed cup.

 

Their biggest flaw is a lack of bass presence, which is slightly less than what I'd consider a neutral response. They're not particularly adept and conveying hard hitting or overly complex passages. The Abyss in these respects kicks its arse six ways to Sunday. In comparison, the Abyss is like a supervillain's laser weapon whereas the R10 is like a brush in the trembling hands of an artist.

 

Also, personally, I still think the R10 is one of the most attractive headphones ever made. Both it and the original SR-Omega.

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I was driving along , after being at a picnic in the bush, when a LARGE huntsman dropped from the sun visor in the car into my lap.

 

Interesting... I pulled over and set it free in the grass on the side of the road.

 

I used to let them run up my arms when I was young.

 

 

When I used to have a fishtank with tropicals, my prize fish was a Severum.  Big fish with a small mouth    I thought.

 

It's record was swallowing 26 blowflies in an hour one summer.

 

One day a large huntsman was running along the wall alongside the tank which had the covers off.

The huntsman took a leap and landed in the tank and shot to the bootom to work out what happened.

The severum went over to see what the deal was, took one look at the spider and swallowed  it from the back.

It hung in the middle of the tank for about 2 hours with the spider's legs sticking out it's mouth and gills working furiously.

Finally, it managed to swallow it and it was content for the next day and a half.

 

I wonder if it tasted like cheese or pineapple?

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definitely pineapple

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