I have heard that DDL are extremely poisionous, but that they cannot penetrate human skin. But who knows? Ask Mal. I wouldn't have a clue if that's true or just an old wives tale. Lol.
I respect that you keep these things as pets and I have never once responded in any of your threads about them. I have as much right to post in this thread as you though.
A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.
There's spiders and there's spiders so it doesn't hurt to get an ID.
Personally - I kill white tails on sight. They tend to move through everything instead of staying put and they're the spider you will find in your bed because they're just crawling on through. Not ok with me. They do knock off a lot of cockroaches though and will stay around in that area until they're all eaten. Depends what you find worse I suppose.
I kill redbacks if they're in the house but leave them if they're in the garden.
Daddy long legs I have picked up in my hands and played with. They haven't bitten me. I have a friend who used to keep huntsmen as pets and was bitten often, but the result was something less bothersome than a mozzie bite. I've put my finger on a huntsman and her egg - she seemed to think the cardboard roll of the in use paper towel roll was a good place to put it - silly spider and no harm done to me or the spider. The egg sack was a write off though. I put her outside.
I wouldn't try to move a black house spider with a jar - because of the web getting in the way. They do relocate if you brush their web with a broom often enough but if it's out of the way, it's no problem. I also used to have them in my windows - the gaps between the flyscreen and the glass, and you could tell they were doing a good job on the mozzies.
I've been told daddy long legs eat redback babies. I suspect redbacks knock off the black house spiders - because I've got a lot of redbacks here, and not so many black house spiders where they'd usually be. Red backs don't seem to want to live in the car mirrors or doors and I wouldn't be happy about that either.
I've got wolf spiders in the garden, but they don't seem too keen on being in the house.
Our family name for the huntsmen that come inside when it's going to rain is "Ferdinand" and we've been told often, it's very bad luck to kill one of these. Fortunately they're quite easy to relocate with a bit of old chinese takeaway container and a stiff bit of cardboard / large envelope. Just make sure you catch it the first time though - cos near misses upset them something special and then they're really hard to catch.
Too much info yet?
nup not too much info LOL
I kill white tails on the spot also simply because they have no qualms about biting us.
I would do the same with redbacks.
I have a huntsman upstairs at the moment (it's a pale brown/orange colour) and I am happy to just leave it be unless it goes into one of the bedrooms..then I will try and capture it and put it outside.
Daddy long legs don't bother me at all.. I shower with them everyday
I too will kill white tails on sight and red backs if in the house.
Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.
I have no issues with killing funnel webs, white tail spiders or red backs when i see them in my garden, pool, garage or house as they are freaken deadly & harmful to us humans & pets ........ the life & safety of my kids,pets & other family members come 1st before any deadly spider.
I don't kill other harmless spiders tho, we got DDL & huntsmen in our house but we just let them be as they pose no harm to us.
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