September 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm #204233
… on a 10 out of 10 rating.
I am about 2/10. Spiders just don’t freak me out. However, the very big ones do.
Just a creative thread!September 30, 2019 at 1:29 pm #204241
Im not at all which is just as well my son bought a red legged tarantula called Matilda who lived here for a few years. Then my daughter took her and Matilda finally passed away last year aged 22.
1 member liked this post:October 1, 2019 at 12:36 am #204249
Not really…also about a 2/10. I’m just wary of brown recluses, whose bites can cause a great deal of harm.October 1, 2019 at 7:10 am #204265
They can make me jump but mostly I leave them around the house as they deal with other pests. The large ones we get here are not dangerous. There are some in this country that can bite but I tend to avoid holding them anyway. The furthest I go is to touch one of the large ones on the leg to coax it away from danger; If I am putting the lid back on the water butt, for instance, to avoid trapping it. Probably a 1/10 for me.October 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm #204311
Spiders are better than a wasp crawling on your neck! And I am being serious.
I was on the bus and this wasp decided it liked my neck and chest area. I felt it crawl on me. Thankfully I didn’t freak out and it flew away eventually. I was careful not to upset it.
Give me a spider any day.January 7, 2020 at 2:23 pm #206611
I’d say 0, since I actively love spiders. I have a pet tarantula named Daenerys, and she is my baby.
When I see spiders around my house, I give them names and talk to them. I like having them around to keep my home safe from pests. I’ve forbidden my husband to ever harm a spider.January 7, 2020 at 8:13 pm #206625
I love spiders myself! I NEVER crush a spider: I always put him or her into a glass and then outside.
I do believe spiders are good luck. Plus, they have their own personalities. If I had a pet tarantula, I’d name her Suzy. I have always wanted a pet tarantula. I just don’t know how to care for one. Because they do need their food and general health looked after. I suppose I’d need a spider expert to show me how to take care of her. Because spiders do need looking after: they’re like any animal in that regard.
Anyhow, I shall give any spider I see a pet name, too! I think spiders are beautiful creatures and do symbolise good luck.January 7, 2020 at 8:28 pm #206630
Tarantulas are one of the easiest pets to care for. I have a Zebra Knee, and all she needs is a heater, water, and crickets. I don’t need to clean her tank (except after she molts), and she’s happy as a clam in there.
I wouldn’t recommend sending spiders outside. House spiders have evolved to live indoors, and they’ve had whole generations inside that’ve never been out of doors. Sending them out is sadly a death sentence 🙁
I’m glad I’m not the only spider lady! 🙂January 8, 2020 at 7:46 am #206644
I wouldn’t recommend sending spiders outside. House spiders have evolved to live indoors, and they’ve had whole generations inside that’ve never been out of doors. Sending them out is sadly a death sentence
I don’t know but one thing I do know is that they come back in again if they can. I remember some time years ago putting one outside. It had a missing leg so I recognised it easily. A couple of hours after I had put it outside I found it had come back in again. The only time I put them out now is when they cause a nuisance, which is almost never. The last time I remember was a long while since when a large one dropped from the ceiling onto me in the middle of the night. I heard it walking across the ceiling before it dropped so not a complete surprise. They are building up in the house again now but a couple of years ago we had a mouse problem and they cleared all the spiders, I think.January 8, 2020 at 7:48 am #206645
Since I am not able to sleep I guess I will just browse the forums. As far as spiders go, if I see them and they don’t just surprise me, I don’t mind them so much. One day I climbed in the shower and turned around and there was a big black hairy looking spider right at my feet. I almost fell I jumped out so fast. Now if you want to ask me about mice or snakes they frighten me. We have a garden and sometimes we get these blue racer snakes laying there sunning. They are not afraid of people either. Same way with mice, if I see one I am heading the other way.January 8, 2020 at 1:20 pm #206649
Oh dear, I’d be scared too if I saw a spider at my feet in the shower … I’d be so worried about drowning or squashing the poor thing.
Mice are so cute! I like snakes too, it’s so nice when they’ll wrap around your arm, and they have those adorable little eyes and when they like lift their head up …
The only creatures I can’t abide are ticks. I just can’t handle how they attach themselves to you and gorge, that’s just too much for me. They’re the only thing I’m willing to kill.