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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:17 PM
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Is it true? Lemon Pledge is a good spider repellant, that is?
I just saw a big, ugly ass spider in my carport. I really don't want to kill it (and his/her many friends, I'm sure) but I fear that if it gets too close to me or finds the way into my house, it's going to be him or me.

If it is true, I'm installing a Lemon Pledge invisible fence around my property.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:38 PM
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1. I've never heard of that before.
I know Carolina Wolf Spiders eat other spiders, including venomous ones. Plus, they are big enough that you won't want to kill them unless you like scrubbing large stains and burying large 8 legged corpses.

And a copper barrier keeps slugs out of a garden, or so they say. Something to do with copper reacting with the slug's nastiness and melting it on contact. :shrug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:45 PM
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6. I heard it a while ago
and of course the internet will back up ANY claim, regardless of how whackadiculous it is. I trust DU's response, so...
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:41 PM
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2. YOU are afraid of spiders?
:spray: :rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:43 PM
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3. Petrified.
I think this spider knows it too. I think I heard his little spider laugh.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:44 PM
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5. In your defense. they do bite. nt
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:16 PM
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21. so do dogs
:rofl:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:49 PM
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25. I am petrified of spiders and I'm totally down with pits, rotts, and GSDs
Teeny tiny spider? I'm flipping the fuck out.

Huge ass dog growling at me? I'm calm and collected.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:54 PM
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28. I'm terrified of caterpillars.
:wtf: is up with THAT???
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:34 PM
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35. Yeah, they don't freak me out
And, I have absolutely no problem handling crickets, superworms (think giant nasty mealworms that BITE), waxworm grubs, etc, because I feed those to my lizards. Meanwhile, I'm scared to death of camel crickets, because they remind me of spiders that jump and attack you.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:46 PM
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7. You're positive it wasn't a fly screaming "HELP MEEEEEEEE?"


:rofl:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:44 PM
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4. Catnip will repel most insects. Don't know about arachnids,
Edited on Sat Feb-28-09 05:44 PM by Critters2
but it's worth a try.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:46 PM
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8. If I hit it with catnip, will my cat kill it?
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 10:16 AM
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58. On the other hand, if you circle your house with catnip ...
You're trading spiders for the ring of high kitties which will no doubt be attracted. :rofl:
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tanngrisnir3 Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:47 PM
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9. Yes! My best friend uses it on black widows under his house.
It's a quick-dry wax and basically freezes them in their place, taking them out of the game for good.

I wouldn't normally suggest anyone do this, but he has three very curious young, bitable boys.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 05:50 PM
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10. He sprays it on them?
I just want them to go away, not die. Well, if they were black widows it might be different. I'd have a flamethrower for good measure.
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tanngrisnir3 Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:01 PM
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12. Yes, it is sprayed on them and it solidifies/hardens almost immediately.
Unfortunately, one cannot simply shoosh insects or arachnids away.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:01 PM
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11. Vinegar and coconut oil or some such oil. nt
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:13 PM
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17. You and BeachBaby may be on to something.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:03 PM
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13. Pledge Lemon OIL.
The spray cans aren't the same thing. It's the oil that repels them.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:13 PM
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18. Ditto Post #17
only not you but...well, you get the idea. Thanks.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:17 PM
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22. HATE spiders!! Bleah! nt
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:04 PM
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14. Got to love Florida...
There are some very nice things to be said for Minnesota...

:P
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:07 PM
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16. A hearty AMEN....and I've never even been to Minnesota
but I have lived in Florida, and I can do without that nasty wildlife there
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3.14158675309 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:02 PM
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29. LOL Reminds me of when we went to a Twins spring training game at their new ballpark
in Fort Myers. The parking lot hadn't been paved yet, and I was just standing by the car unloading the trunk, and suddenly I realized that fire ants were biting my feet! That was special.

Nasty wildlife indeed! :scared:


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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:46 PM
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40. I worked in Ft. Myers....Dillards in the Edison Mall, Colonial Blvd
when were you there?
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3.14158675309 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 08:15 AM
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49. My wife's family has a timeshare on Sanibel, so we would go during
Spring breaks in late March. :hi:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:15 PM
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19. Yeah, but then I'm stuck with the Twins.
:hide:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:19 PM
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23. LOL
Edited on Sat Feb-28-09 06:19 PM by Pierre.Suave
Like you root for the Rays anyway...

:P
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:12 PM
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31. Oh hell yeah..... I saw one the size of a dog in FL.
I passed out. I have no desire to ever travel south again!
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:05 PM
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15. Is it one of those big, ugly, hairy, grey wolf-spiders?
Kill the motherfucker....my sister had them in her backyard all the time....nesting above my nieces bedroom window. Is it a black widow? she had TONS of them in her rock-bed lining her driveway...

Kill those motherfuckers, too! They can "potentially" kill you
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:16 PM
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20. No. With my paranoia, everything looks like a brown recluse.
This thing had a legspan of 3-4". Could probably eat me alive in one bite. Fucker.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:50 PM
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27. If not a brown recluse, then a black widow
They are ALL killers.

Then, you have Lynnesin with her "Oh, I studied fiddler crabs in college, so spiders are nothing." Fucking freak. Fiddler crabs are not scary.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:50 PM
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42. The brown recluse is probably the nastiest of them all, but black widows
used to come POURING out of my sisters stone driveway ( I used to have to pull weeds for them every week, I know ) every time I pulled a weed, either a dozen fire ants came pouring out, or at least two or three black widow spiders.....freaked me the fuck OUT
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 02:29 AM
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52. Hon, I don't believe you've ever lived someplace that has brown recluses.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/33494

You certainly don't now.

In a related note, parts of FL do have brown recluses, and no part of CA does. Just to be totally safe, you should move. :)
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:13 PM
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32. Flame thrower.... big one. no more spider.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:29 PM
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34. See my reply in post #9.
:thumbsup:
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:38 PM
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36. You have to get to close with pledge.... a flame thrower you can be like yards away !
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:43 PM
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39. I was hoping I could just spray the perimeter of my quarters now and then
and they'd not cross it. Lemon Pledge invisible fence. I'm afraid a flamethrower would ultimately scare the cat away.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:46 PM
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41. Well the cat is not doing it's job.... it should be eating the spiders !
God knows mine will eat anything......
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 08:16 PM
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46. That's what I keep telling her.
And this damnable 8 legged beast was only feet from her food dish.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 08:06 PM
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45. Many forms of canned air
and or hairspray, when turned upside down and combined with an open flame, act as very effective flamethrowers.

Just FYI
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 08:05 PM
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44. Widows arent so bad
they want to hide from ya, and they wont kill ya unless yer really unlucky.

Recluses suck though.

Man its nice living in a place with no inimical wildlife crittery.
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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:46 PM
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24. Never heard that one...
but I do know that hair spray (the holding kind) is great for those hard-to-catch flying insects; stiffens the wings right up!
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 06:50 PM
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26. We had our house tented and fumigated last May (for termites)
and since then I have not seen a single spider in the house, other than the inevitable daddy longlegs stuck in the dry bathtub. The fumigation kills anything that is alive in the building, so we had a spider-free summer last year and so far this year. I'm sure they will return eventually but it's nice not to wake up to an ugly black spider on the wall now and then. It's expensive and a huge hassle (you have to remove many items and completely vacate the house for 3 to 5 days) but it's like starting over with a brand-new, bug-free house.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:11 PM
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30. Buy a big ass blow torch- I would. or I would move....one or the other.
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buzzycrumbhunger Donating Member (793 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:26 PM
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33. You know they jump, right?
I'm always finding them in my garage (and often the house) and if you startle them, they can jump over six feet. I'm not sure what kind they are, but they're brown and fuzzy and some are easily six inches across.

Once again, I have to recommend a Dyson--with an 18' reach on that attachments hose and suction so strong, you only have to get within a couple feet of a bug and it's history. By the time you turn the thing off, the spiders are amazingly compact and quite dead, of course, so you're not going to be able to dump it into a new habitat, but I figure if they're invading my space, it's their karma.

I do know that orange peel is supposed to repel roaches, so maybe if you sprayed that orange oil cleaner as a barrier it would repel critters for a while.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:40 PM
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37. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF..... THEY JUMP?????????
Edited on Sat Feb-28-09 07:41 PM by Marrah_G
Thank you- now I am going to have nightmares about 6 inch fucking spiders jumping on me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO moving to Antarctica.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:40 PM
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38. Osage oranges are supposed to repel them.
I gathered a basket of them a couple of years ago and put them in the rafters and corners where I have seen spiders.

I didn't really notice much improvement though. They grow wild here.

:shrug:
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 07:54 PM
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43. I fucking HATE spiders....we get so many of them here
especially those hairy, black garden spiders...creepy fuckers they are
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 08:32 PM
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47. Don't know about using Pledge, but this past summer used spray foam carpet cleaner
Edited on Sat Feb-28-09 08:33 PM by Whoa_Nelly
Ants! Ants were everywhere, trying to climb all over the blanket at the river beach.
All we had was some cheap spray foam carpet cleaner (we had brought the trailer to the river for a 4th of July all-dayer)
Sprayed the foam around the blanket edge.
Every time ants met that spray line, even after it dried and "disappeared", they quickly turned and ran the other way.
The effect lasted all day.

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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 10:16 PM
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48. I would not even live in a place where spiders got real big
They creep me out sooo baaad! I don't want to kill them, I just want them to not be in my home. Here I seem to have a spider-free home where I used to live in places where spiders liked to come in, way too much!

I think spraying the windowsills and doorways and then along the walls near entry ways might work. whether it's Lemon Pledge or something else that works better.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 08:54 AM
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50. flvegan vs the spider

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 02:19 AM
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51. You need a cranky old black cat named Trinity.
My Trinny eats spiders. Though the first time she decides she wants kisses and has a wiggly spider leg sticking out of her mouth, you might decide you're better off with the spiders.

She also LOVES crickets. Maybe even more than spiders, because she gets more play before the snack. Weird ass cat. :eyes:
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 09:13 AM
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55. HAH!
I love Trinny already. Does she bring you spiders as gifts?
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 07:20 AM
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53. I don't like big spiders, I say forget the pledge and raid him
Carly
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 07:31 AM
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54. I don't have spiders. Fly swatter or rolled up newspaper; smack them dead. No survivors.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 09:35 AM
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56. Wuss.
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 09:37 AM
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57. It's a tasty dessert topping too!
Edited on Mon Mar-02-09 09:37 AM by cherish44
:P
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