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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:38 AM

Party in my bed last night! (arachnid warning)





I consider myself lucky as hell I only got stung twice, but right on my ass was pretty insulting!

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Reply Party in my bed last night! (arachnid warning) (Original post)
Kali Jun 12 OP
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 12 #1
Kali Jun 12 #4
samnsara Jun 12 #7
Kali Jun 12 #10
montanacowboy Jun 12 #2
Kali Jun 12 #3
Ptah Jun 12 #5
Kali Jun 12 #8
samnsara Jun 12 #6
CentralMass Jun 12 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 12 #11
Kali Jun 12 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 12 #16
Kali Jun 12 #21
zanana1 Jun 12 #20
GoneOffShore Jun 12 #12
Kali Jun 12 #14
GoneOffShore Jun 12 #17
Nac Mac Feegle Jun 12 #15
Kali Jun 12 #22
Doreen Jun 12 #18
Runningdawg Jun 12 #19
hibbing Jun 12 #23
Solly Mack Jun 13 #24

Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:43 AM

1. I hate those bastards! 🤬

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:58 AM

4. tell me about it!

them and the damn rattlesnakes are making folks jumpy around here!

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:01 PM

7. i dont see the scorpions much but its rattler season here..

I just ordered another bag of snake-away

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Response to samnsara (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:08 PM

10. I haven't ever tried that, does it work?

we had a young rattler in the back yard yesterday, second for the season so far.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:55 AM

2. What IS that?

is that a scorpion?

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:56 AM

3. not just one

it is a momma and about 20 younguns.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:59 AM

5. They moved from the toilet paper roll?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:06 PM

8. still one of the best moments of ranch life EVER!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:59 AM

6. i have only seen three in my house in the last 20 years...

...twice 5 yrs apart in the same area in my kitchen and once a yr ago in my garage...oh and on a SW flight!...right next to my seat. Im wondering if I didnt bring it in my carry on.. ewwwwww

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:07 PM

9. I hate it when that happens.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:12 PM

11. Ya know, here in Minnesota it gets to -20 in the winter and there's lots of snow,

and in the summer we have mosquitoes and poison ivy, but one thing we don't have any of is fucking scorpions!

I'm sure it's lovely where you live but I'm staying here, where there aren't any scorpions.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:22 PM

13. don't get smug

"...with the northernmost natural occurrence of scorpions being the northern scorpion Paruroctonus boreus at Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada 50 N"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion#Geographical_distribution

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Response to Kali (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:39 PM

16. The entomologist who teaches at the U says he's seen only three

in his entire career, and they probably came in from the south on produce. We get harmless pseudoscorpions but not the real ones, which aren't even included on the DNR's list of native insects. I'm quite confident I'll never find one in my bed or on my TP roll. However, I can supply you with all the mosquitoes and black flies you need.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:50 PM

21. we do get mosquitos...

for a few weeks in the fall

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:49 PM

20. I'm with you, Velveteen! nt

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:18 PM

12. So, in France, people use lavender oil to repel scorpions.

And lavender plants.
Apparently the scorpions don't like it. And the bonus? Your bed will smell great and you will be calmer.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:25 PM

14. I have never heard that.

I do have a bar of lavender soap in a drawer near the bed, and a plant outside - it is one of my favorite scents, I will have to find some oil - worth a try anyway!

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:39 PM

17. I originally heard about it in the movie 'A Good Year'

Then, in talking to friends here, found out that it does work.

And I just did a quick search and found this http://texashillcountry.com/lavender-natural-repellent-scorpions/

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:27 PM

15. Just a small comment:

https://i.chzbgr.com/original/7934902272/h65B3C779/

Being in the Southwest, I've had a few....interactions.... with them myself.

A co-worker opened the door to a remote site, and had one drop down the back of his neck when he went through. He spent a few days in hospital after that. He was always very careful about the doors, too.

I was at another remote site one night, and picked up a piece of test equipment and had one go running for the door. Scared the crap out of me, it was right next to my hand. That was just a couple weeks ago.

I regularly see them skittering across the floor of my sites when I open the door and turn on the lights.

And rattlesnakes: I've seen them in pink, green, and black, aside from the 'usual' color scheme.
There's some info that they're not rattling as much anymore. It seems that the ones that buzz tend to get killed, so there's a bit of selection going on toward not giving the warning rattle. No warning if you're getting too close. THAT'S getting scary.

Once you've heard the rattle, you know what it is. It makes a sort of primal reaction that causes my hair to stand on end. And I don't have a lot of hair. =8-0

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:58 PM

22. I have observed that about rattlers in my lifetime

these days it is actually more unusual for one to buzz at you. and yeah, that is scary.

get a blacklight flashlight, they are kind of fun to hunt scorpions with. interestingly, momma fluoresces (is that a word?) but the babies don't. I am tempted to make a terrarium and see when they start to do so.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:32 PM

18. Hearing all of you talk about this just makes me glad that I live in SW washington.

We have rain and clouds and depression but at least it does not sting you on the ass.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:32 PM

19. Damn I hate those bastards

I was sitting cross legged, shucking corn, wearing short-shorts when one fell out and stung me on the....I DO NOT shuck corn to this day.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:26 PM

23. Yipes!

Glad we don't have those around here.

Peace

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:25 AM

24. Babies!! Sorry about your ass though.

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