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Redback spider under men's basin at Pines
Wendy
9/12/2009
8:17:22 AM
Maybe it's been planted there by PV to discourage use of the flushing toilets?

evanbb
9/12/2009
8:56:19 AM
On 9/12/2009 Wendy wrote:
>really, squish the poor spider if you want, but there'll just be more
>of them.

I've heard a good analogy from the bird-nerds about species control:
"removing species from an environment is often like putting your fist into a bucket of water, pulling it out and expecting there to be a fist shaped hole in there still."

rodw
9/12/2009
9:13:16 AM

>Would you say this was a likely outcome for any cat that was bitten by
>a Red-Back?

Apparently its a normal reaction to a red back bite according to the vet...most of the time they dont get bitten as the dont get through the fur but when they do its a normal reaction.

Cat didnt seem to mind though...got to sit at the vets for a week as they pumped anti venom into it...just layed there purring with a food bowl in front of it looking pretty happy.

When it got home it wasnt allowed out side (which only happens during the day time btw) until it was capable of jumping up on the bed, which took about another week and half.....had a few lulz when it dismounted off chairs and beds and face planted..nothing funnier than a cat trying to not look like it didnt do something stupid.

The cat is still stiff in the back legs all these years later

wallwombat
9/12/2009
12:03:18 PM
That's it! I'm not taking my cat to Arapiles.
moacman
9/12/2009
2:58:16 PM
Is this the actual size. We don't have these creatures in North America?

Stevo
J.C.
9/12/2009
7:33:27 PM
This is the first time that a chockstone thread has caused me a domestic... I say leave the poor bugger alone!

Climboholic
10/12/2009
10:46:43 AM
I can't farking believe somone bothered to start a thread on this, let alone a week later, not to mention the fact that 47 people bothered to reply to it!

If it had of been me, the little bugger would have been squished without a second thought. And one of the other dozen or so other Redbacks that I'm sure must be living in those dunnys would have taken her place.

These little buggers are all over the place, no point worrying about them.

"If a problem can be fixed, there is no point worrying about it. If it can't be fixed, worrying is not going to help." (I can't be bothered looking up who said that)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
10/12/2009
11:06:39 AM
On 10/12/2009 Climboholic wrote:
>I can't farking believe somone bothered to start a thread on this, let
>alone a week later, not to mention the fact that 47 people bothered to reply to it!

&

On 9/12/2009 masterofrup wrote:
>perhaps some kind of committee is this best way to handle this situation?

You haven't noticed that the Chockstone Committee is working on it?

ajfclark
Online Now
10/12/2009
11:18:43 AM
"We've all heard they saying that is true as well as witty, that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee" - Allan Sherman

IdratherbeclimbingM9
10/12/2009
11:23:24 AM
Ummm .. not sure about posting this but a while ago I did notice a largeish (for the species) whitepointer in the water adjacent the toilet block while I was washing my hands in the handbasin at the men's toilet.

I left it there (it was looking for dinner, and it seemed rude to interrupt) but on reflection given the number of thong wearers using the area it's probably only a matter of time until someone gets bitten .. if someone could take care of it humanely? thanks.

Steve Rod.
No I'm not a troll.
Yes relocating it to another area for the appropriate gender would be a humane solution but wasn't what I had in mind.
Yes I have allowed for some upcoming double-entendres in my chosen description for swimwear.



Heh Xstirrinthegfdonc
Tlockwood
10/12/2009
11:50:27 AM
funnel webs are awesome!! i spent a week helping a friend collect some in far east gippsland for the museum, its crazy when you can see the venom hanging off their fangs :)
gfdonc
10/12/2009
12:03:43 PM
On 10/12/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>Heh Xstirrinthegfdonc

Yeah, but if you're fishin', I'm not bitin'!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
10/12/2009
12:49:49 PM
On 10/12/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>On 10/12/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>
>>Heh Xstirrinthegfdonc
>
>Yeah, but if you're fishin', I'm not bitin'!


C'mon in,
~> the water's fine ...

cruze
10/12/2009
2:44:42 PM
On 10/12/2009 Tlockwood wrote:
>funnel webs are awesome!! i spent a week helping a friend collect some
>in far east gippsland for the museum, its crazy when you can see the venom
>hanging off their fangs :)
It is my understading that Victorian funnel webs are not harmful to humans. That said, we all know that the Sydney funnel webs (females only?) are bad news because they live around urban areas. I am not sure whether any Sydney funnel web have travelled across the border.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
10/12/2009
2:57:54 PM
On 10/12/2009 cruze wrote:
>It is my understading that Victorian funnel webs are not harmful to humans.
>That said, we all know that the Sydney funnel webs (females only?) are
>bad news because they live around urban areas. I am not sure whether any
>Sydney funnel web have travelled across the border.

These ones are closely related and live there, plus they like moist days at Arapiles! (WW&S found one while I was there once).

Climboholic
10/12/2009
2:58:55 PM
On 10/12/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Ummm .. not sure about posting this but a while ago I did notice a largeish
>(for the species) whitepointer in the water adjacent the toilet block while
>I was washing my hands in the handbasin at the men's toilet.
>
>I left it there (it was looking for dinner, and it seemed rude to interrupt)
>but on reflection given the number of thong wearers using the area it's
>probably only a matter of time until someone gets bitten .. if someone
>could take care of it humanely? thanks.
>

>Steve Rod.
>No I'm not a troll.
>Yes relocating it to another area for the appropriate gender would be
>a humane solution but wasn't what I had in mind.
>Yes I have allowed for some upcoming double-entendres in my chosen description
>for swimwear.
>
>
>
>Heh Xstirrinthegfdonc
>

Classic!

Another one for the pool room gfdonc?
Tlockwood
10/12/2009
3:07:52 PM
On 10/12/2009 cruze wrote:

>It is my understading that Victorian funnel webs are not harmful to humans.
>That said, we all know that the Sydney funnel webs (females only?) are
>bad news because they live around urban areas. I am not sure whether any
>Sydney funnel web have travelled across the border.

can't say i know much about them myself, but my mate who works at Werribee Plains Zoo warned me of lasting painful bites, and their aggressive behaviour was enough to have me cautious.

and i'd vote for introducing more spiders to araps if it kept the summer fly count down

IdratherbeclimbingM9
10/12/2009
3:16:11 PM
>>>
>>

On 10/12/2009 Climboholic wrote:
>Classic!
>
>Another one for the pool room gfdonc?

I think gfdonc missed the
>double-entendre
of 'whitepointer', so the pool room is unlikely to have it added...
gfdonc
10/12/2009
4:29:31 PM
On 10/12/2009 cruze wrote:

>It is my understading that Victorian funnel webs are not harmful to humans.
>That said, we all know that the Sydney funnel webs (females only?) are
>bad news because they live around urban areas. I am not sure whether any
>Sydney funnel web have travelled across the border.

If they have, hopefully the Vic Police have booked them for hitchhiking ..

wallwombat
10/12/2009
4:43:35 PM
On 10/12/2009 cruze wrote:

>That said, we all know that the Sydney funnel webs (females only?) are
>bad news because they live around urban areas. I am not sure whether any
>Sydney funnel web have travelled across the border.

Actually, the male Funnel Web is a lot more dangerous and agressive than the female, which is very unusual for any species of spider.

Holy heck! I actually remebered something from uni besides how to drink beer and get into fights with agriculture students. How amazement!

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