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    Tami when are you heading south?

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    Oh gawd that is a picture of my WORST nightmare. GET IT OFF!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodlekitty View Post
    Oh gawd that is a picture of my WORST nightmare. GET IT OFF!!!!!
    LOL, Doodlekitty, your avitar says it ALL!!!!!

    Cin, we are leaving on Sunday the 12th. I've PMed you. We are so looking forward to meeting you and Mr. Hicks and the kitties! And seeing your lovely garden, of course. We are willing to meet the spider but please no snakes! LOL!
    Do I remember some conversation about an orchid grower in Myakka that shouldn't be missed? And Marie Selby Gardens of course!

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    Ohhh...

    Us starving authors in the frozen north it's getting very close to that can't afford a trip down at this time. Sniff, sniff!

    What will you drink a toast with? I want to be with you in spirit and liver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    We had to drag Molly Taco in from the screened entry last night because she was engrossed in watching this spider, who hung around until this AM so I could snap a pic. He looked totally menacing but from what I read I think that he is harmless. He measured about 1 1/2" toe to toe.
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    Looks like some type of wolf spider -- & yes to harmless [unless you're a bug].

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    WHOA! Hey - Does that guy have 10 legs???? Or are those front things his fangs??? Sheesh, nightmare city!!
    Not legs, not fangs. Pedipalps -- used to manipulate things kinda like we use our hands.

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    Mean, you are all just plain mean! Especially since I DID get a spider bite this weekend, which has now become infected.... not a black widow, just some 'ordinary' spider. But a delicate flower like me.... well I am just so sensitive to those things. Actually have one eye swollen shut. The damn thing bit me on the face during the night....
    Any suspicious packages from Fla are getting stomped on!!!
    I'd be surprised if it was actually a spider bite, Diane. Few true spiders have fangs long enough to penetrate our skin -- even that of a "delicate flower such as yourself". Especially w/ an infection, sounds more like a tick, mite, or other arthropod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Looks like some type of wolf spider -- & yes to harmless [unless you're a bug].



    Not legs, not fangs. Pedipalps -- used to manipulate things kinda like we use our hands.



    I'd be surprised if it was actually a spider bite, Diane. Few true spiders have fangs long enough to penetrate our skin -- even that of a "delicate flower such as yourself". Especially w/ an infection, sounds more like a tick, mite, or other arthropod.
    Hmmmmmm..... really doesn't make me feel any better. Yes, wolf spider was my guess. Look like him be too he do Yah man.
    Pavel, "sounds more like a tick, mite, or other arthropod" C'mon, you mus hav mo' symthy for de 'fleur', she be hurtin no mattu wat de bug be! My sympathies, Diane, with I had some nice cajun salve to send.

    McJulie - Chivas is on the menu. We'll toast to you but much rather toast WITH you. Aren't you due for a visit to your folks???? Pull that lip in and come to SW FL.

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    I'd rather treat the bite with Chivas than with salve - - although I don't know exactly what is in a Cajun salve....

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    Looks like a tarantula to me and yes the extra legs out front look like fangs. (I guess not though) Nearly all tarantulas are pretty docile. A few years ago I saw a nice looking one at a reptile show that I wanted to get. Even though she held it and thought it was "Sorta pretty", guess what the wife said?

    Wife's name is Renee by the way.

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    Tarantulas don't bother me at all. I don't know why that is. I guess because they act so un-spider like. They walk so delicately... That wolf spider looks evil. I am sure it was looking inside to see if there was some 'delicate flower' to viciously attack. I do hear that Chivas and it's relatives are an effective repellant and cure though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Tarantulas don't bother me at all. I don't know why that is. I guess because they act so un-spider like. They walk so delicately... That wolf spider looks evil. I am sure it was looking inside to see if there was some 'delicate flower' to viciously attack. I do hear that Chivas and it's relatives are an effective repellant and cure though!
    Not sure about Chivas being a repellant, but then again, half way through the bottle you probably wouldn't care either!

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