User Controls

Anybody here Ever seen a Brown recluse or a black widow spider up close and personal in the physical world?

  1. #1
    WellHung Dark Matter (banned)
    But, not in some zoo or exhibit.
  2. #2
    yes. black widows were fairly common where i grew up
  3. #3
    once this guy i worked with told me his uncle got ambushed by black widows, he apparently walked through some shed doorway where there were like 5 or 6 black widow webs and then they all came down and bit him and he died
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  4. #4
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    lol

    we have redbacks here which are more or less the same thing, I think they're slightly more venomous though. usually a bite will just make you sick for a few hours, 5-6 is risky business
  5. #5
    WellHung Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by OG_GREENPLASTIC_JOHNSON_III once this guy i worked with told me his uncle got ambushed by black widows, he apparently walked through some shed doorway where there were like 5 or 6 black widow webs and then they all came down and bit him and he died

    While your story is amusing to me, because I know better, those types of myths and urban legends are exactly what instigate human intolerance and badwill toward these creatures. If someone didn't know better, they would think that that is exactly the type of behavior these spiders commit. That is bad for both humans and animals alike, because we try to eradicate them rather than peacefully coexist, and contributes to our destruction of other species. Furthermore, humans end up getting injured in the process, when they would have been okay if they just would have left well enough alone. For instance, the movie Jaws, has done nothing positive for the great white shark, in real life.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  6. #6
    WellHung Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by aldra lol

    we have redbacks here which are more or less the same thing, I think they're slightly more venomous though. usually a bite will just make you sick for a few hours, 5-6 is risky business

    Yes I've heard about your redbacks. Just another magnificent species in a country/ continent full of the coolest wildlife on the planet (along with Africa). Australia must be a very rewarding place to live.
  7. #7
    WellHung Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by OG_GREENPLASTIC_JOHNSON_III once this guy i worked with told me his uncle got ambushed by black widows, he apparently walked through some shed doorway where there were like 5 or 6 black widow webs and then they all came down and bit him and he died

    Because you told a lie, here, it makes me question if you really saw lots of black widows where you grew up. Because if that's the truth, that is super cool. I hope you appreciate them and didn't just kill them on sight.
  8. #8
    Octavian motherfucker
    Originally posted by WellHung While your story is amusing to me, because I know better, those types of myths and urban legends are exactly what instigate human intolerance and badwill toward these creatures. If someone didn't know better, they would think that that is exactly the type of behavior these spiders commit. That is bad for both humans and animals alike, because we try to eradicate them rather than peacefully coexist, and contributes to our destruction of other species. For instance, the movie Jaws, has done nothing positive for the great white shark, in real life.

    Yeah but still I wouldn't swim with them lol. That whole getting a taste for human flesh is bollocks, they don't like it or they would keep coming back and chomping more. If you sustain more than one bite it's more likely to be in an area were it can't swim off as quick, e.g. shallows.

    As for black widows I can't see a symbiotic relationship with these creatures either but I don't blame them for biting. They're only trying to survive, not colonize and eradicate unlike humans.

    In essence, man deserves to be exterminated.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  9. #9
    Originally posted by WellHung Because you told a lie, here, it makes me question if you really saw lots of black widows where you grew up. Because if that's the truth, that is super cool. I hope you appreciate them and didn't just kill them on sight.

    Are you fucking retarded? It’s somebody else’s story. And you could easily see where black widows live if you could use google you fucking mongoloid
  10. #10
    Nil African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Octavian In essence, man deserves to be exterminated.

    I'm not sure if anyone deserves anything but yeah death to all mankind.
  11. #11
    WellHung Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by inert_observer Are you fucking retarded? It’s somebody else’s story. And you could easily see where black widows live if you could use google you fucking mongoloid

    Reading comprehension problems?
  12. #12
    WellHung Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by inert_observer Are you fucking retarded? It’s somebody else’s story. And you could easily see where black widows live if you could use google you fucking mongoloid

    Black widows do not behave... ever... as was noted in that story.
  13. #13
    SHARP Yung Blood
    Originally posted by aldra lol

    we have redbacks here which are more or less the same thing, I think they're slightly more venomous though. usually a bite will just make you sick for a few hours, 5-6 is risky business

    Nope, the Redback (Latrodectus hasseltii) isn't as venomous as the Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans).
  14. #14
    Nil African Astronaut
    *A rare SHARP appears*
  15. #15
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    Anybody here who hasn't?
  16. #16
    SHARP Yung Blood
    Originally posted by Nil *A rare SHARP appears*

    That had me LOL.:-)
Jump to Top