Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by boomchakabowwow, Aug 5, 2019.
Crabs and lobsters are not arachnids, neither are shrimp
They are only in the same phylum Arthropods
Spider or Tick ?
Doc thinks tick but I’m inclined to say spider.
No I did not find either one on my leg...
Blue line denotes the extent of redness and swelling 3 days after bite. Just finished 3 weeks of doxycycline 100mg, twice a day
FYI - I have seen credible research reports that claim a person swallows dozens of spiders each year while sleeping.
They bite you and you have to see a doctor for antibiotics and lancing to drain it.
Like I had to do in May
I just read not a month ago somewhere that that was false. Like an old wives' tale.
But as long as I'm asleep... what happens when I'm asleep...
Not a wives tale.
Probably just denial.
Sources are very credible.
Hope this link works. I give a lot of people flak for being manly until they hit a web in the woods... here's my proof that I walk that walk anyway. I was walking in to a deer stand a few years back, and hit a web square in the face... just backed up, wiped it off, and went on. Didn't realize until a few days later that I'd captured it all on a game cam.
btw, i don't like them either... it is a little weird to feel them wiggling under the web when you pin them to it with your face... but it's not worth freaking out about.
Luckily for all of us, the “fact” that people swallow eight spiders in their sleep yearly isn’t true. Not even close. The myth flies in the face of both spider and human biology, which makes it highly unlikely that a spider would ever end up in your mouth.
Yep. Pure urban myth. A spider has no reason to crawl in your mouth. That's where the harvester mice sleep.
Why are you ruining a really great “phobia enhancing factoid” ????
Just the imagine sight of guys laying in their shelter with duct tape over their mouths to keep the crawlies out.
It's the only way I can fall to sleep at night
Spiders HATE white vinegar...spray it around the house and you'll see them a lot less.
Strange this thread comes up.
We are staying with my folks until our new to us place is ready to go and we had to leave the basement every night we either killed a spider or a massive centipede. Smaller spider so far was nickle size... bigger about half dollar size. Usually either our room or basement. So now the 3 of us are sleeping on a blowup mattress in a 10x10 for the next 3 weeks. Cant risk the kid getting bit or anything
Have the browns in my basement! Put on nitrile gloves when digging around for stuff! Shake out my boots. Doused the place with peppermint oil and that helped for a while. Scared $h*tless of them and that whole flesh eating thing!
I know what I’m leaving in the break room tmrw!
Done that dance a few mornings on my way to the car!
Spiders are low on my list about things to worry about. Ticks, mosquitoes on the other hand are high on the list I've got no more than a nasty itchy swollen spot from spiders. Got a fever of 103 from a tick once though
I dislike spiders greatly. Except the little jumping ones like Lucas on page 1 of this thread, they are cool, I rescue them from the sinks and tub when they end up there.
Was laying down giving my back a break this afternoon, I noticed movement on the pillow in front of me, it was a black widow. The kindle fire tablet dispatched it neatly.
I have to share this story with you guys . My older brother and I went camping one night, no tents or tarps ,just sleeping pads and bags, my son woke up screaming because a spider crawled across his face.
My older brother is the best.
We calmed him down and I explained to him that you're best bet it to just stay asleep and they will move on.
I don't know if my advice worked, he has to have a tent now .
He's 21 now but here's a pic
They hate diazinon even more, and will never be a problem again after you spray them.
All bugs ( call them w/e and I don't care how many legs they have ) become boot goo or fly swatter game if I see 'em.
No, no, no! That is not an image I want in my head!
It's weird what freaks us out and what doesn't... Four legged bears don't worry me much, though I rarely see them. Four-legged rodents don't bother me, though maybe I'll set a trap for them. Bugs with 6 legs don't bother me, unless they bite, and then I smack them. Bugs with 8 legs really don't bother me either, though I might brush them off with a little more fervor. Bugs with 1,000 legs start to get my attention, and so I stomp them as quickly as I can. But when it comes to critters with NO legs, I'm out! Nope, nope, nope. I don't do snakes, especially when they surprise me.
Lucas? Lucas is cool.
People seem freaked out about bears. Huge guns. "Ill kill any bear that looks at me from 100 yards, thats WAY too close for me....." blah blah blah. Ive lived around grizzlies for 30 years, slept on the ground in their country many times, in tents many times, it just doesnt seem like a huge deal. Be careful, be prepared, carry on.
Snakes. ive had problems with rattlesnakes for a long time, from nearly stepping on them many times, discovering them under the porch step in the dark when you go up the steps (good way to double your heart rate in about a half a second), having a dog bit in the face once, having one IN my cabin once (yes, 44 birdshot loads are hard on floors), I dislike them greatly. Bull snakes? No problem, they seem to discourage rattlesnakes.
Since I was a kid we played wit spiders . the next door neighbor had hedges and the funnel holes were every where .and we had fun throwing flying insects into the funnel and watch the spider do it's job , or catch trap door spiders and take them home and play with them. sometimes the play was cruel but we were just little kids 8,9,10 years old . When we'd fond a black widow ,every one else would panic and I'd be the only one unafraid of getting close and killing it.
Dad use to squash them with his thumb.
Later in life I worked construction and demolition and dealt wit plenty of spiders then, no big deal. And again working on boats was fun because there were always lots of spiders and webs all over the inside of the boats especially on moorings . Several times I would take a work boat out and soo all my installations on the water ,it wad more time efficient that way and turning back the boat covers the webs would literally rrrriiiippp and you had to lay on the deck and get under the control console and reach in dark paces to get wiring done . I got jobs no one else would do not even the boss . I didn't mind the spiders and they did not mind me, I don't think I ever got bit .
Dad's place I'm living now is loaded with spiders and in fact I get them dropping in front off me and the computer screen from time to time big guys little bitty guys mostly daddy long legs but wolf spiders too;
Spotted/killed black widow I the cupboard the other day full grown so there's more to come.
I get garden spiders too which are big boys with strong webs not something you ignore.
I have to leave the barn door open other wise it is a web maze and walking in is holding a stick in front you like some kind of charm LOL . but leaving the barn open allows the birds to have at it . seem to work .
I'd let the birds fly the house but that just gets too messy .
As for other insects, I have little problem with them now since I feed the birds and keep them around as much as possible .,
I use to have a rat problem but I saw this morning that my rooter is doing his job ,I will gladly put up with his crowing in the night and morning .
I had a free range wolf spider in my room growing up. I am a "if you kill it you gotta eat it" guy.
My first real girlfriend had been bitten by a Brown Recluse up in Potter County Pennsylvania camping years before I knew her. She still had a divot of missing meat by her knee where she was bit, you could put about 3/8" of your index finger in it. Blew the trip she had to rush to the hospital.
I love spiders.
I just read a post that suggests you shouldn't move to Southern Colorado.
Well I had some spider "fun" today. was tearing down walls in my Florida room to re-do the room.... And while pulling down the last wall I find 2 huntsman spiders. Both run off... Later on I suddenly realize I'm no longer the only one in my boots.
One of the spiders made its way in with my left foot. And while pulling out the last screw I find the other inches away from my face.
All three times I came across them I think I screamed a little bit higher.