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    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
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    Itsy Bitsy... Outside My Window!

    - saw this little guy (Gasteracantha cancriformis) outside my window this afternoon:


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    ...spider, went up the water spout...
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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    Keep that thing in Pinellas Park would ya?

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    Wow, that's pretty cool looking!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Neat looking anachrid.

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    s/he's cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    s/he's cute!
    she

    (the male is only 2-3mm; this baby was a centimeter wide)

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
    she

    (the male is only 2-3mm; this baby was a centimeter wide)
    Like I said, keep that thing on your side of Tampa Bay.

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    Oh, we saw those in Bermuda (or a close cousin). They are WAY cool.

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    Are those things only in the SouthEast? I remember seeing them all over around Gainesville when I was growing up there. But more commonly we had banana spiders. They are scary looking but I dated a girl that would catch them in her bare hands and hold them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
    But more commonly we had banana spiders. They are scary looking but I dated a girl that would catch them in her bare hands and hold them.
    What happened? Did she die?

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    They aren't poisonous. Nothing happened other than all of us getting freaked out.
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    does this face make my butt look big?

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    This is a banana spider. I'd never touch one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    does this face make my butt look big?

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    the other "itsy bitsy" which I assumed was outside your window

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsy_Bi...lka_Dot_Bikini

    either my taste in music is eclectic (it's not on my ipod thankfully) or I am officially old
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    STOMP STOMP CRUSH DESTROY argh!

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    I like spiders. That is a very cool looking one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    the other "itsy bitsy" which I assumed was outside your window

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsy_Bi...lka_Dot_Bikini

    either my taste in music is eclectic (it's not on my ipod thankfully) or I am officially old
    I thought the same. I must also either be odd or old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    the other "itsy bitsy" which I assumed was outside your window

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsy_Bi...lka_Dot_Bikini

    either my taste in music is eclectic (it's not on my ipod thankfully) or I am officially old
    Juvenile or geriatric, which is worse?

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    Bugs in Cairo??

    I remember the big yellow ones, you could see the sunlight through. Creeps me out just thinkin about it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
    Are those things only in the SouthEast? I remember seeing them all over around Gainesville when I was growing up there. But more commonly we had banana spiders. They are scary looking...
    In the warmer months, before walking through the yard I always grab a stick to wave in front of me. Nothing worse than running into a web and thinking, "didn't I see a 6" banana spider around here last week?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakback View Post
    In the warmer months, before walking through the yard I always grab a stick to wave in front of me. Nothing worse than running into a web and thinking, "didn't I see a 6" banana spider around here last week?"
    banana spider? If your in the US, they wont hurt you. If you are in S. America, well, kiss it all goodbye if you get bit by what is commonly referred to as a banana spider down there.

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    The design on its back looks like a Rorshach test! That's pretty cool.

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    Holy one year old thread, Batman!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Frost
    I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,
    On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
    Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth --
    Assorted characters of death and blight
    Mixed ready to begin the morning right,
    Like the ingredients of a witches' broth --
    A snow-drop spider, a flower like a froth,
    And dead wings carried like a paper kite.

    What had that flower to do with being white,
    The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
    What brought the kindred spider to that height,
    Then steered the white moth thither in the night?
    What but design of darkness to appall?--
    If design govern in a thing so small.
    ...

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    Just another reason I'm glad to live in New Jersey.

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