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Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:01 pm
by spacegirl
ok, i'd no idea where to put this as it's completely miscellaneous, and not really a life problem as such... but there is a sac of spider eggs on my window frame (on the outside) and i have no idea how to get rid!! OK i admit i've known they were there for months and i just ignored them, (you know the "if i ignore it it'll magically disappear" philosophy) but now i'm starting to worry that they're getting close to hatching and they're going to infest my room! i hate spiders. I mean I HATE them. i can't scoop them off as they've been there so long i'm afraid they're fully formed and if i do they'll hatch and thousands of baby spiders will go scuttling up my arm... can't burn them as the windows are PVC and it'll leave a massive mark, I don't want to get in trouble with the landlord.... and i can't hoover them up because, well, they'll hatch in the hoover!!!

i've avoided posting this for a long time in case people think i'm a silly girl afraid of spiders but now if anyone has any advice about how to get rid of them i would be eternally grateful.

I can't open my window as i'm afraid of them hatching in the middle of the night and getting in to my room :sick: which means loats of sleepless nights as it's so clammy and hot in my room...

*shudder* :sick: :sick: :sick:

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:37 pm
by snail
Well, realistically, few or none of the spiders will come into your room - they want to be outside, in their natural environment, they have no interest in you.

If you pull off and pick up the egg sac carefully by the main silk strand it is attached to the frame with, you can remove it whole and place it somewhere else, or even just pull it off and drop it instantly if there's somewhere on the ground below the window the spiders would be OK. Just take care not to rupture the bag itself (which you shouldn't do if you don't touch this area, as the sacs are quite tough).

But to be honest if it's really been there for months, it's probably just a dead husk of a sac anyway rather than full of spiders, as it would have hatched by now.

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:23 pm
by captainf
haha Rather you than me, Spacegirl :D

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:22 am
by snail
Oo, that's a bit mean, Captain :lol:

Wasps are my thing - I just can't seem to maintain my composure at all when one starts buzzing around me and I invariably end up screaming, it's so embarrassing :oops:

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:01 am
by LemonJuice87
I do that to Snail! I get that off my Mum, its a right sight when we are both in the garden in the summer.
Both of us running round screaming and waving our hands in the air. Oh and shaking our hair upside down making sure its not in there.

I have now passed on this wisdom, to my child. :lol:

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:18 pm
by captainf
haha Bad captain :P

Ive got to addmit, spiders are the only thing that scares me. I dont mind wasps and I really like bumblebees. Infact some bumblebees have setup home in the plant bedding area in my garden. I sit near their opening in the mud and they fly in and out all day long. They've been there for quite a few months.

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:09 pm
by spacegirl
snail i think you're right - i think they're dead... I did my morning check on them today and the mother spider is gone all of a sudden! she's been guarding them for months! I felt kinda sad when i saw that!

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:08 pm
by peecee
aaaah, spacegirl - you little softy, you! :P

Well, I'd like to help you get over your fear of baby spiders, so I hope that (by breaking the PP rules on posting piccies rather than links... 8-[ ) this might help...

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Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:47 pm
by captainf
haha aww so cute :)

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:25 pm
by spacegirl
hahaha i actually laughed my head off when i scrolled down and saw that! Although i don't know what i would do if the eggs hatched and loads of little babies came out!!! how would i cope with that??

Re: Spider Eggs

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:28 pm
by captainf
I think im gonna stop reading this topic. Last night I had a nightmare that a tarachula was after me.. haha.