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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 21st Sep 16, 10:21 AM
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    Spiders in bunch of bananas
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    • 21st Sep 16, 10:21 AM
    Spiders in bunch of bananas 21st Sep 16 at 10:21 AM
    A family had to move out of their house when a nest of spiders were released from a bunch of bananas when they were unpacking their shopping from Asda. The deadly spiders could cause men to have long erections before they eventually died.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3799718/Spiders-bunch-Asda-bananas.html
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 21st Sep 16, 10:27 AM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 10:27 AM
    I don't know what I'd do in that situation, I'd never want to go home again in case there were a few still lurking round. And what if a couple of the baby spiders mate and lay more eggs?
    Really the only solution is to burn down the entire street and start a new life.
    • Dill
    • By Dill 21st Sep 16, 12:10 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 12:10 PM
    I saw a programme about a city in Brazil (I forget which city it was, but it was near the Amazon river, in the middle somewhere) and there was this deadly spider which lived in bunches of bananas. It was called the Brazilian Wandering Spider. I hope they never manage to sneak in to bananas bound for the UK and make their way here
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 21st Sep 16, 2:47 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 2:47 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 2:47 PM
    I saw a programme about a city in Brazil (I forget which city it was, but it was near the Amazon river, in the middle somewhere) and there was this deadly spider which lived in bunches of bananas. It was called the Brazilian Wandering Spider. I hope they never manage to sneak in to bananas bound for the UK and make their way here
    Originally posted by Dill
    if you read the story linked to by the OP, the spiders were believed to be the BWS. They certainly won't be able to survive the British climate, as they are from a tropical climate.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 21st Sep 16, 2:50 PM
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    if you read the story linked to by the OP, the spiders were believed to be the BWS. They certainly won't be able to survive the British climate, as they are from a tropical climate.
    Originally posted by maninthestreet
    But what if, before they went to the supermarket the family had thought it was feeling a bit nippy out and decided to put the heating on for a bit? Tropical spider microclimate!!
    • Celifein
    • By Celifein 21st Sep 16, 2:55 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 2:55 PM
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    Yeah, I don't think Pyxis is going to manage to turn me around on this particular eight-legged beastie.
    "Numbers don't lie, but humans using numbers lie all the time." (Welcome to Night Vale)
    • Dill
    • By Dill 21st Sep 16, 6:42 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 6:42 PM
    if you read the story linked to by the OP, the spiders were believed to be the BWS. They certainly won't be able to survive the British climate, as they are from a tropical climate.
    Originally posted by maninthestreet
    Thanks. Sorry, I don't click on Daily Mail links.

    Wish I could remember the programme now, it was on the Yesterday channel a few weeks ago.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Sep 16, 7:04 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 7:04 PM
    Yeah, I don't think Pyxis is going to manage to turn me around on this particular eight-legged beastie.
    Originally posted by Celifein
    Don't worry! I'd be terrified of meeting a spider that could give me a fatal bite, albeit without such a pleasant death as a man might have!





    Edit. It was a shame she dropped the nest. If she hadn't they could have been contained.
    In any event, they would be baby spiders, so their bite is unlikely to be fatal.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 21-09-2016 at 7:07 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 21st Sep 16, 7:15 PM
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    The deadly spiders could cause men to have long erections before they eventually died.
    Originally posted by SailorSam
    I hate to be the crude one among you all but I'm sure that some of the wives on here would like their partners to get bitten by the spider for either of the two reasons given (if not both)
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Sep 16, 7:19 PM
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    I hate to be the crude one among you all but I'm sure that some of the wives on here would like their partners to get bitten by the spider for either of the two reasons given (if not both)
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I'm not sure you get a choice of outcomes!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

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    • Celifein
    • By Celifein 22nd Sep 16, 10:11 AM
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    I hate to be the crude one among you all but I'm sure that some of the wives on here would like their partners to get bitten by the spider for either of the two reasons given (if not both)
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I'm trying to get the phrase "he died doing something he loved" out of my head.
    "Numbers don't lie, but humans using numbers lie all the time." (Welcome to Night Vale)
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 22nd Sep 16, 11:43 AM
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    I'm trying to get the phrase "he died doing something he loved" out of my head.
    Originally posted by Celifein
    It could be very useful to the pharmaceutical industry........ An alternative to Viagra, perhaps?

    After careful isolation of the desired active ingredient, of course!



    Who said spiders weren't useful?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
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