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omg, i just got these pics - don't look if you don't like spiders

Discussion in 'General' started by monolith, 21 Apr 2003.

  1. monolith

    monolith True Friend

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    Actually, the whole wash/warsh thing I believe is northern in origin, it's something I've only been recently "herrin" in Texas, but _everybody_ in DC says it.
     
  2. monolith

    monolith True Friend

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    Those spiders are ick. I'm not allergic to any bug bites from fire ants to black widows, I've been bitten by just about every little bug on earth and I never had any kind of reaction, just the little twinge (sometimes not even that) when it is actually biting. This includes bees and wasps, even plants like poison ivy and oak.

    On the other hand, I was bitten on the side of my calve twice by a brown recluse and had a hole the size of a pencil eraser form where my skin/muscle liquified. I've still got a small scar from it. Most people have a reaction much worse than this, but the fact that I even had a reaction as small as that says something to me. If there is one bug I don't like, it's a brown recluse. Yes, I know it was a brown recluse because I killed the little buggar because I thought it might be one, and took it in to the hospital with me when I saw my skin was liquifying. Just a tip to those bitten by things you don't know what are/think are something dangerous - always capture/kill it (not flatten into a spot mind you, just raid or something) and keep it, in case you have a bad reaction and need to go to the hospital. It let's them know exactly what you're experiencing and give you proper antivenom.
     
  3. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    so some lame doc can go

    "This man's been bitten by......












    a spider!"
     
  4. monolith

    monolith True Friend

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    Hehe, I would hope you don't get one that lame. They have treatments that differ depending on which kind of spider/bug/etc you have a reaction to. ;) Just like snake bites.
     
  5. Lazy

    Lazy Meow?

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    for example most spider venom can be halted my a warm shower it think but there is one spider where doing this accelerates the venom.

    Might be the other way round, was on the discovery channel ages ago :D
     
  6. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Apparently the ones over here aren't anywhere near as venomous as those in hotter climates. Lucky thing for me as the hideous mess it left of my back would have been a lot worse. As it was I had a splitting headache that painkillers didn't touch for about 8 or 9 days and dizzy spells.
     
  7. monolith

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    That's no good. :/ Why didn't you go to the doctor? You probably could have gotten away with almost no scarring if you had.

    On a side note - you're never on the IM dealies anymore, what happened? :)
     
  8. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    I did when I worked out what had happened. I was being particularly dumb and didn't link together the pain in my back with the spider in my clothes and then with the sores and then the headaches. I admit I was a little drunk when I got bitten and didn't feel it too badly. I just saw the spiders.

    Then when I saw what was on my back the next day I immediately assumed I had skin cancer (like you do). When I finally went to the pharmacist she told me I'd been bitten and even then it didn't twig until I was asked whether I'd had any headaches or dizziness! D'oh! Oh well, my back's scarred already anyway. Had someone rupture a cyst on my shoulder-blade at a gig and now I have a lovely inch wide circular dent there. Yum.

    As for being on IM, I was in my sick bed for a week and a half with Quinsy (yep Penski, it was that again. Shockingly both tonsils were swollen, just one was so bad I couldn't feel any pain in the other!) and couldn't sit up long enough to go on-line. I'm better now though so expect to see me back on there soon ;)
     
  9. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    [​IMG]

    Yes, I bet you were :naughty:
     
  10. monolith

    monolith True Friend

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    Ouch.
    Uff, glad you're feeling a bit better now. I was in Germany for the past week so wasn't on either, I just haven't seen you on there since we last talked, and was curious if everything was ok. Guess now I know. ;) Stop getting sick, that's a bad habit! Must not be drinking enough alcohol to keep those tonsils in check. ;)
     
  11. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Stew that's just plain wrong! :nono: :hehe:

    Oh Monolith, I forgot to say, last time we spoke on IM I didn't just randomly log off and ignore you. My PC blue screened and then again on rebooting so I gave up for the night. Need to reinstall the OS really, just haven't got round to it yet.

    Back to the spiders, shame it wasn't a radioactive one that bit me. I could have been swinging around buildings and fighting crime by now ;)
     
  12. jethro

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    ala graham in the holy grail as king arthur..
    JESUS CHRIST!
     
  13. penski

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    Necrosifying spidey bites = ick ick ick ick.

    Stew - a friend of mine and myself have been making jokes for years that Quincy sounds like it should be a disease ("Mum! I've got Quincy...").

    Then I got it a few weeks back :blah:

    If it weren't so sore I would have been crying with laughter.

    *n
     
  14. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    Can ya post a pic of those brown whateverthespidersnamewas thingies you got bitten by ? I'm just curious ... sound very evil. I saw a documentation on those Banana Spiders ... they react to vibrations, that's why they chase you ... they're just too dumb to realise they're never gonna be able to eat you, but because of you running it thinks it's thanksgiving or something :lol: hidious creatures ... poiseness as hell if I remember right.

    EVIL, just plain evil - all of em !!!

    Cheers

    [DE]FreD_S
     
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    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    we have the bad breed of recluse where I live and it's the only spider I really fear.

    When we lived in the country we where overridden with scorpions (little brown ones) and I thought that was bad until they disappeared and black widows started showing up. My brother and I were moving a stack of railroad ties in the yard to make a perimiter for my kids playground and the first one we picked up had 3-4 widows under it. So we started counting, by the time we had moved the 10 some odd ties, we had counted over 40. Needless to say, Instead of using them at the playground, I doused them with gasoline and just torched the whole pile.

    I got used to them, they are verry private spiders and don't wander across the floor or anything but you check the corner of your closet before reaching up there. I stepped on something in the hallway and it stung, I can't tell you how happy I was to see that it was just one of the scorpions... whew... now that's kind of pathetic.

    From what I hear, the strain of recluse we have here bites you and it's venom eats away the muscle tissue and it's pretty bad. Nothing like crawling under the house in summer in the southern US... :worried:
     
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    Gaaah, don't remind me of that... jeeze, I've done way too much.

    BTW, does anyone else get that prickly feeling like something small crawling on the backs of your ams and your back while reading this thread? :eeek:
     
  18. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    Yes ... I do. That brownie spider IS evil ... I can see it. Now don't get me wrong guys, but I'm glad I don't live in America. Knowing those things could be around my house I'd be freaking in no time
    :( Thinking about it, I could move to norway or someplace cold here in Europe ... very little icky bug things ... good for me :D hehe

    Cheers

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  19. eaterofpies

    eaterofpies What's a Dremel?

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    what is the ultimate country with a lack of any biting insect is the ultimate question?
     
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    Antarctica :p
     

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