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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2014, 05:29:46 PM »
Spiders are f**king scum

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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2014, 07:24:12 PM »



Think I just found a false widow in my kitchen. Had heard they had a oval type cream ring on their back and searched on Google and seems to match a lot the pictures there.

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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2014, 07:37:04 PM »
Burn the house down

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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2014, 07:48:21 PM »



Think I just found a false widow in my kitchen. Had heard they had a oval type cream ring on their back and searched on Google and seems to match a lot the pictures there.

Looks same shape as the ones we're getting. There's no feckin' way them boys are local!

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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2014, 06:34:25 PM »



Think I just found a false widow in my kitchen. Had heard they had a oval type cream ring on their back and searched on Google and seems to match a lot the pictures there.

Looks same shape as the ones we're getting. There's no feckin' way them boys are local!

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That's the male of the lace web spider. They're really common in Ireland. That looks like a male as the abdomen is small enough. The female is a bit bigger and her abdomen is a wee bit rounder. They're a house spider and always found indoors at this time of year. Sometimes the abdomen and legs are a pit paler and tinged with orange.
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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2014, 09:16:15 AM »
Less than 20 spider species in Ireland (not counting mites etc) Wouldn't it be terrible if ye didn't get to know them all?
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2014, 03:29:24 PM »
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/insects-spiders/false-widow/false-widow-worried/index.html




The false widow species that features most in the media is the noble false widow, Steatoda nobilis.

Identification and Advisory Service manager Stuart Hine addresses some common concerns.

I have heard that this spider is ‘deadly’, should I be worried?
In no way can this species be considered deadly. This is a species of spider that is able to bite. It has frequently been recorded as biting and this does usually lead to a degree of pain in those that are unfortunate enough to be bitten.

From the records we have received at the Identification and Advisory Service over the last 15 years this species is implicated in bites more than any other spider. This is likely to be largely due to its fondness for living in our homes but also increasing awareness of this species.

Although there have been several media reports of very severe symptoms resulting from the bite of this spider, few, if any, have been backed up by formal identification of the spider that caused the bite.

These extraordinary symptoms are more likely to be caused by other medical complications, such as bacterial infection of a wound that may or may not be attributable to a spider bite.

Even in homes with several resident noble false widow spiders you are statistically far more likely to be stung by a wasp or bitten by a dog, both of which can be medically significant.

I have seen this spider become increasingly numerous around my home and garden over the last five years. I am happy living alongside this spider with my wife, three children, cat, dog and chickens – we are aware but not worried and any I find setting up home indoors are escorted into the garden.

How can I control them?
There is little you can do to eliminate this species from the outside of your home and garden. It would also be false economy to pay for remedial pest control as the spider will only recolonize from the immediate area and can do so surprisingly quickly.

The best advice would be to be aware, learn how to distinguish this spider from other similar looking species and to remove any from your home if you are inclined to.
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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2015, 11:39:24 PM »
The ants spiders are back, Ted.

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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2015, 12:57:23 AM »




Is there a cuter insect than the jumping spider?
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Re: Big feckin' spiders!!
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2019, 10:20:22 AM »
Went into the bathroom last night for bathroom business, found this big fecker on the skirting board. By the time I got a wide enough bowl* to trap it with and put it outside, it had disappeared! 😱🤪






* I don't normally bother with spiders, I just usually 'trap' the rare, bigger ones with a round desktop pen/pencil holder that's a little wider than a 330ml can, slip a firm piece of paper under it and toss it out the window - but this arachnid had a leg span too big even for that to be comfortably caught!
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