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Old 06-04-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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at night in parts of oklahoma, you can see tiny little glittering red things glittering along the side of the road- they're actually wolf spider eyes reflecting in the headlights.

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Old 06-04-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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OMG - Now THAT'S scary! I've got goosebumps now!
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Actually we don't mind the odd resident or two of wolfies living in the house, figure they help keep the other riff-raff at bay.

When I do remove one to the outside, always wonder if I've just broken up a mate. .. must google that .. see if they mate for life or not ..
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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Yes, the woman who lost her breast was indeed bitten by a brown recluse.

Any detail on that? i was bitten 8 times by 1 brown recluse. A very nasty buisiness..
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These wolf spiders are harmless, and do good work 'Hunting'. Leave them be.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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OMG - Now THAT'S scary! I've got goosebumps now!
Come now, you know that face is just too cute....
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Not so much mosquito eaters. That's the dragonfly's lifelong occupation. But they do eat a lot of crickets. Now, I know what you're thinking: Aaaahhhh, the sound of crickets...! Yeah, no. We all know those nights, trying to get to sleep but that one cricket, that one cricket, that ONE CRICKET!
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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I've been keeping my eyes out for the brown recluse because that does have a very nasty bite, but so far its been "just" the Black Widows around here. Their messy webs usually give them away. We had several wolf spiders as well as some other really big (but not hurtful to humans)spiders at our old home, and I loved that they took care of the bad insects!! It's terrific that you spared your wolf spider dmarie.

Uggabugga that picture is incredible, it makes the spider look nearly cuddly. LOL
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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OoOoh...I just let one of those go off my back porch. BIG ASS spider. Do they eat cockaroaches?! I hope so.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have a ton of them. If I take a hose and water right next to the foundation of my house at dusk, I can usually find 5-6 climbing up the foundation to get out of the spray...
Now that I think about it, I can not remember the last time I heard a cricket! And I HATE crickets. I've had to sleep with ear plugs before cuz of the little buggars!

I just wish they would take out the scorpions! Came across two scorpions in the last week! YUCK! They give me the heebie's! Had a coworker get stung at the office by a scorpion on Thursday... he had to go the ER cuz of an allergic reaction.

Seems I've lived here for 4 years (San Antonio) and I've never seen scorpions this frequently before. I had a problem with them last summer, and this summer it seems they are taking over! Weird cuz I never even saw one the first two years I lived here. Maybe being more aware of them makes me actually see them more. I am borderline paranoid.

I constantly am on the lookout!
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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I have a ton of them. If I take a hose and water right next to the foundation of my house at dusk, I can usually find 5-6 climbing up the foundation to get out of the spray...
Now that I think about it, I can not remember the last time I heard a cricket! And I HATE crickets. I've had to sleep with ear plugs before cuz of the little buggars!

I just wish they would take out the scorpions! Came across two scorpions in the last week! YUCK! They give me the heebie's! Had a coworker get stung at the office by a scorpion on Thursday... he had to go the ER cuz of an allergic reaction.

Seems I've lived here for 4 years (San Antonio) and I've never seen scorpions this frequently before. I had a problem with them last summer, and this summer it seems they are taking over! Weird cuz I never even saw one the first two years I lived here. Maybe being more aware of them makes me actually see them more. I am borderline paranoid.

I constantly am on the lookout!
Or being watched......
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