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DaveSkater
07-14-2009, 02:43 PM
Exactly like this one..... shudder

http://www.zoofari.co.uk/images/MobileZooScorpion.jpg

silvergrove
07-14-2009, 03:06 PM
Exactly like this one..... shudder

http://www.zoofari.co.uk/images/MobileZooScorpion.jpg

Those are wicked! I have one as a pet. What kind of tarantula did you own?

PennyQuilts
07-14-2009, 03:08 PM
Good lord. Are they letting the inmates in the asylum back on the internet, again?

DaveSkater
07-14-2009, 03:08 PM
Dunno... found it in the back yard years ago. Brown and stupid. I felt so sorry for it I let it go after about a week....lol

silvergrove
07-14-2009, 03:11 PM
Haha, it was probably an Aphonopelma hentzi or the Oklahoma brown. I'm guessing it was a male as these tarantulas don't wander far from their burrows unless they're looking for mates! They're pretty docile though.

silvergrove
07-14-2009, 03:12 PM
Good lord. Are they letting the inmates in the asylum back on the internet, again?

:dizzy:

You don't think these are cute?

bandnerd
07-14-2009, 03:33 PM
I had a spider bite a few summers ago. After doing some research, it really sounded and looked like an early brown recluse (fiddleback) bite. I called poison control to see if I should see a doctor. The guy was pretty sure that's what it was. He assured me that only about 1% of brown recluse bites result in the skin necrosis that I'm sure Thunder linked to above (I refuse to look at those photos!). Usually that kind of necrosis happens when they get a really good bite on you and let loose a lot of venom, and it's more likely to happen in a fattier area. I was bitten on my hip. I was waiting for that bite to get pretty bad, given that's probably the fattiest part of my body! Haha. But, after a few days of scariness, it went away.

And the poison control center guy called me back. He was concerned enough to do that, which was nice. The doctor couldn't make a for-sure call, since it never developed past a large red, inflamed, bulls-eye kind of thing, but the poison control guy was pretty sure he was right about it.

So...moral of the story: Clean your home, and rid your floors of all paper. They love to hide in paper. Don't let your bed linens touch the floor, because they will latch on and crawl in. You won't feel them bite you if you're asleep. Shake out shoes, check your shower curtain and shower curtain liner (I've had them hide in there...creepy), and just be careful. Once they're in, they're in. Their bodies are made in such a way that spray won't hurt them much and they just walk over the powdered stuff. Resilient little buggers.

All that said, and all that knowledge...and I'm still scared to death of them and have nightmares.

westsidesooner
07-14-2009, 03:54 PM
Yep - I was woken up by something crawling on my should about a month ago. So I instinctively tried to swat it off and then a severe burning sensation at several points on my back. After turning on the lights, we found the little bugger in the bed. Nothing much from the stings but pain and some stomach cramping though. So I also let the little guy go live in a more appropriate area.


I'd bet that everyone whos been reading this thread today will check under the covers before going to bed tonight!!!!!

http://www.informaction.org/images/kids/ifa_gifs/scorpio1.gifhttp://www.animationbuddy.com/Animation/Animals/Insects/ant.gifhttp://www.freefever.com/animatedgifs/animated/bee5.gifhttp://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/animal/Animated_GIF/Snake/Animated-RattleSnake.gif

Thunder
07-14-2009, 08:44 PM
http://whatisatuma.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/fearme.jpg

And don't forget to check for crickets. :LolLolLol

Karried
07-14-2009, 08:57 PM
omg, omg! I will never, ever sleep again!

possumfritter
07-14-2009, 10:48 PM
LOL westsidesooner!!! I ain't ever worried about what might be in my bed. I worry more about what I might find in the toilet in the morning...before I am awake.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7234651@N07/3448768971/

possumfritter
07-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Trouser snake? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7234651@N07/3448768971/)

dismayed
07-14-2009, 11:19 PM
http://whatisatuma.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/fearme.jpg

And don't forget to check for crickets. :LolLolLol

Nice Thunder. Nice.

You know, this is one creepy thread. I think I have brushed my back off at least twice now while reading it.

Since we're swapping pictures of creepy things, how about those earwigs and the old legend that they like to crawl into people's ears at night as they sleep:

http://z.about.com/d/paranormal/1/0/9/V/1/giant-earwig.jpg

Thunder
07-15-2009, 12:06 AM
How can that bug fit into an ear?! :omg:

gmwise
07-15-2009, 02:17 AM
OMG OMG thank you all for providing me some laughter.
I dont think a nation needs to use nukes on us they could just drop large bugs lol

my fave was flying monkey something

gmwise
07-15-2009, 02:19 AM
I had a spider bite a few summers ago. After doing some research, it really sounded and looked like an early brown recluse (fiddleback) bite. I called poison control to see if I should see a doctor. The guy was pretty sure that's what it was. He assured me that only about 1% of brown recluse bites result in the skin necrosis that I'm sure Thunder linked to above (I refuse to look at those photos!). .

Oh YEAh those pics were icky scary..lol

kevinpate
07-15-2009, 05:10 AM
new bedtime song for the critter inclined

itsey bitsy spider
crawled up into yer snout
Out came a sneeze, and blew that spider out
Out came tissue and wiped away the snot
and the itsey bitsy spider
is somewhere in yer cot.

Sleep well.
muwhahahahahahahahahaha

PennyQuilts
07-15-2009, 05:37 AM
new bedtime song for the critter inclined

itsey bitsy spider
crawled up into yer snout
Out came a sneeze, and blew that spider out
Out came tissue and wiped away the snot
and the itsey bitsy spider
is somewhere in yer cot.

Sleep well.
muwhahahahahahahahahaha

You should enter poetry in the next law day art contest. The rhyming shyster. You have a rare talent!

Thunder
07-15-2009, 06:03 AM
Kevin, frame that and send to Karrie. She needs it above her bed. :LolLolLol

Mom been having these large bugs that keep invading her house. I just saw one several hours ago when I was there to relax, drink, and watch a movie.

I think it is a beetle, but I'm not sure. Large bug. I had to throw something on it several times to kill it. Then I swept it away (from a distance) and I'll let mom know to pick it up and throw it away. I do not ever come close to any bugs, no matter how harmless they are.

Well with Google Pix Search, the bug do not look like those beetles, so I do not know what kind of bug it was. All I know it is dead. I think the shell is hard? No way in hell I am getting that close to check.

westsidesooner
07-15-2009, 07:32 AM
Trouser snake? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7234651@N07/3448768971/)

Oh thanks alot. As if worrying about whats in the bed wasnt bad enough. Good thing I didnt read this before my early morning bathroom visit. It was bad enough having to decide if I wanted to open a link named trouser snake. lol. I will never sit with confidence again.....let alone go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without the light on. geez.

We (actually my neighbor) found a bull snake crawling up an outside wall a couple of years back. My neighbor chopped its head off then came and rang our doorbell to ask if we had a pet snake. I should have acted concerned and asked if he'd seen Kaa. It was one of the creepiest things Ive ever seen, the snakes body moved by itself for probably 10 minutes without its head. I got video!!! I felt sorry for the snake......and wish the neighbor hadnt killed it.....or at least not told me about it. Thanks again Possum :ohno:

Thunder
07-15-2009, 07:41 AM
WSS, please share the video! YouTube is a very handy tool. :LolLolLol

westsidesooner
07-15-2009, 08:04 AM
The footage I took was on an old 8mm camcorder and Ive never converted it to digital. I'm not sure Id want to post it anyhow because like I mentioned its really kinda sad. And a little gross for this forum. Bull snakes are good neighbors and eat a lot of other creatures.....I just wish theyd stay out of sight....I always think about it when I turn the compost pile. Cringe. Ill try to find the tape and review it in case I change my mind.

silvergrove
07-15-2009, 09:37 AM
Kevin, frame that and send to Karrie. She needs it above her bed. :LolLolLol

Mom been having these large bugs that keep invading her house. I just saw one several hours ago when I was there to relax, drink, and watch a movie.

I think it is a beetle, but I'm not sure. Large bug. I had to throw something on it several times to kill it. Then I swept it away (from a distance) and I'll let mom know to pick it up and throw it away. I do not ever come close to any bugs, no matter how harmless they are.

Well with Google Pix Search, the bug do not look like those beetles, so I do not know what kind of bug it was. All I know it is dead. I think the shell is hard? No way in hell I am getting that close to check.

Take pictures or describe it better!

MsDarkstar
07-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Took this video with my iPhone week before last, in my cousin's front yard in Cushing. We were creeped out lol.

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Jesseda
07-15-2009, 11:40 AM
creepy

PennyQuilts
07-15-2009, 01:15 PM
The music was great. I had the sound turned up too much and it scared the dog. And me.

MsDarkstar
07-15-2009, 04:33 PM
LOL the music is Flight of the Bumblebee. I stuck that on there so you all wouldn't have to listen to my cousin & I squealing in the background!

gmwise
07-15-2009, 05:09 PM
... and I'll let mom know to pick it up and throw it away. I do not ever come close to any bugs, no matter how harmless they are.


Poor lady, some son you are lol

gmwise
07-15-2009, 05:11 PM
my hated creature is snakes...
I didnt care for them when i jungle trained in Panama, nor any other bloody place that had those useless things lol, yes i know they are a important component in the ecosystem

Thunder
07-15-2009, 06:21 PM
Poor lady, some son you are lol

Hey, she is my hero when it comes to insects. LOL All my life, living with her, she always killed spiders and bugs for me. For the past 3 1/2 years living alone, I have to throw something to kill them.

Even moths scare me.

PennyQuilts
07-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Even moths scare me.

Oh Thunder.

Thunder
07-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Oh Thunder.

Well, it is true. You see, I love planting in the Spring, but when I encounter bugs, spiders, or worms, then that is when I put on the gloves. Especially if I see a spider and was not able to kill it, then I completely put everything to a halt for a few hours or until the next day.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4e/Armadillidium_vulgare_001.jpg/220px-thumb.jpg

Rollie Polie or however its spelled. That is the only one I am not afraid of.

bandnerd
07-15-2009, 08:26 PM
That's not even an insect. Rollie Pollies are crustaceans (I think)!

kevinpate
07-15-2009, 08:46 PM
aka critter niblets on da half shell

gmwise
07-15-2009, 09:20 PM
aka critter niblets on da half shell

lol goober

But rollie pollie sting dont they, or drop acid??





lol

dismayed
07-15-2009, 10:14 PM
How can that bug fit into an ear?! :omg:

Oh they go in as babies. And then they grow. And then they wrap around your cerebral cortex and make you susceptible to suggestion from men named Khan.

gmwise
07-15-2009, 10:38 PM
Oh they go in as babies. And then they grow. And then they wrap around your cerebral cortex and make you susceptible to suggestion from men named Khan.

dang it i KNEW i seen them before!!!.lol

kevinpate
07-16-2009, 03:41 AM
Boss,
da bug! da bug!

Thunder
07-16-2009, 04:37 AM
But rollie pollie sting dont they, or drop acid??

Nice try. They have never done that to me all those years of handling them.


Oh they go in as babies. And then they grow. And then they wrap around your cerebral cortex and make you susceptible to suggestion from men named Khan.

This gotta be a joke.

Karrie, can you sleep at all?

bandnerd
07-16-2009, 07:19 AM
I used to play with rollie pollies as a child. It was fun. But, I played outside a lot since we didn't have the luxury of cable or anything where I was! Had to get creative with the entertainment ;)

DaveSkater
07-16-2009, 08:42 AM
Rollie Polies, aka Pillbugs are arthropods, and indeed are the only crustacea that lives on land. Sow bugs look just like them, and are closely related, but are much faster and cannot roll into a ball.

They live on rotting vegetation, and are totally harmless. (unless you put them in your nose, which could result in a short doctor's office visit)

nik4411
07-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Geez I never knew so many people could get freaked out by these things!

Thunder you are that scared of bugs? haha even flies?

gmwise
07-16-2009, 09:25 AM
LOL ah the joys of TLC torture loving care

Thunder
07-16-2009, 10:10 AM
Thunder you are that scared of bugs? haha even flies?

I'm not scared of flies, but when they unexpectly fly around me, I can get jumpy thinking it was something else.

Jesseda
07-16-2009, 12:14 PM
ha ha, i remember collecting rollie pollies and bring them in the house when i was around 3 or 4, my mom hated it, i would bring in dozens and just release them.

silvergrove
07-16-2009, 03:20 PM
I know millipedes secrete cyanide but I'm not sure about rollie pollies.

dismayed
07-16-2009, 09:51 PM
You know, I always thought rollie pollies were cute, when I was a kid. I wonder what it is about them that makes them so likable.

PennyQuilts
07-17-2009, 04:20 AM
I felt the same way. Part of their appeal was that they rolled up but I suspect a lot of it was that I could catch them.

DaveSkater
07-17-2009, 03:10 PM
They're cute till you see one under a microscope. CREEPY little buggers...

nik4411
07-17-2009, 09:24 PM
I really hate horseflies...those can be those most infuriating things ever. I've been on some hikes where they will follow you for hundreds and hundreds of yards, never giving up, circling your legs. And that bite does hurt.

As for rollie pollies, i bet they do look weird under a microscope. Might look a little prehistoric eh?

Thunder
07-17-2009, 09:39 PM
They're cute till you see one under a microscope. CREEPY little buggers...

Ummm... They look up to you in total fright, curl up in a ball. To them, we are CREEPY giant buggers.

:tiphat: