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kdlynn

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« on: 03/09/2007 04:36:30 »
the other day i got bitten by something while i was driving. i managed to see the little guy before i shook my arm too hard and he flew onto the floor. he was a spider. this was on thursday, so... do you think he's still alive?

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« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2007 04:40:10 »
1. are you sure it was the spider that bit you? what type of spider was it??
2. It could live in your car until it gets fed up, dies or gets sat on...i guess.

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« Reply #2 on: 03/09/2007 04:48:13 »
i'm fairly sure. he was sitting right where i felt the bite and he was staring at me when i looked down... before the "oh my god there's a spider on me" thrashing around that followed. he was... little and brownish. i was kind of hoping it would be too hot for him to live in the car and he'd fry... or something. cuz i can't find him

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« Reply #3 on: 03/09/2007 08:06:44 »
Not very long if it's my car   :(!
« Last Edit: 03/09/2007 08:08:35 by DoctorBeaver »

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« Reply #4 on: 06/09/2007 05:09:55 »
Hey KD,
 I heard a funny story on "Car Talk" http://www.cartalk.com/
about a woman who had a spider in her car that had thousands of babies (eeks!) to get rid of them they suggested she take the car to a paint shop where they can really heat up the car.  She did it and it worked. . .
So. . I hope you don't have a female spider in your car and if you do, find a local body shop and see if they'll heat up your car.  Or maybe just park in the sun for the next few days.

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« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2007 05:16:55 »
very unlikely that i'd have to live through the baby spider nightmare twice. i turned on the fan in my bathroom one day and was showered with them... ew... i feel dirty again just thinking about it

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« Reply #6 on: 06/09/2007 06:00:30 »
Yuck!

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« Reply #7 on: 06/09/2007 16:42:42 »
i hadn't turned it on in a while. now i turn it on every few days to avoid things making nests in there.

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« Reply #8 on: 06/09/2007 19:33:37 »
OK, so am I the only one who likes spiders?
They are cheaper than fly spray and they are interesting in their own right.

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« Reply #9 on: 06/09/2007 21:29:57 »
No, I like spiders, just in limited quantities- I have a beautiful one living on my front porch now.  However, thousands of them in my car or landing on me from a fan would tax my spider appreciation abilities. 

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« Reply #10 on: 07/09/2007 05:41:18 »
i was ok with them until i was bitten by a poisonous one... that was... unfun

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« Reply #11 on: 07/09/2007 05:43:33 »
not this time... the poisonous one was in 2004.... october tenth.

 

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