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The Sad World...

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daverupa
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The Sad World...

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:49 am

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This is a house centipede. Very effecient insect predator that rarely, if ever bite, humans or animals. I can live with this in my home plus a few spiders acting out the natural order of things.

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby rowboat » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:58 am

It's like you've been watching me. ;) I like my spiders. As a matter of policy I don't disturb the webs they've made in the bathroom, but also I don't make it easier for the spiders to catch the other insects who make it into my home. This means, out of a sense of fairness, I always leave the window open in the bathroom.
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: The Sad World...

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:59 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Sad World...

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby chownah » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:43 am

In a small cabin I lived in many years ago....occasionally a spider would make a web in a corner of the window (only one window), catch food, and lay eggs in a pod. We would leave it undisturbed and eventually one day we would wake up and see that there were hundreds if not thousands of little tiny spiders crawling on the window and adjacent wall....all heading out to make a go of life......it was really a wonderful sight and joyful to share in the spiders worldly success.........
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Dan74
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Re: The Sad World...

Postby Dan74 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:40 am

Yes, the much maligned and misunderstood arachnid...

You can almost see the sadness in his eight eyes... (snapped on Sunday in our garden):

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby Kenshou » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:23 am

I've never minded spiders much, but if I see a particularly large one crawl under the bed in the evening, I won't be getting much sleep. Same goes for house centipedes, those things are intimidating.

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:41 am

On the other hand, a Brown Recluse bit me on the arm a couple months or so ago and it hurt like fury. :lol: and a huge red band formed from elbow to shoulder. it never went necrophagous, but stayed red and tender for about a week. Yowtch. He exacted vengeance for his maligned brethren. Think is, I usually catch and release any spiders I find indoors. He bit the wrong guy.
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Re: The Sad World...

Postby rowboat » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:46 am

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: The Sad World...

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby chownah » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:45 am

daverupa wrote:
"Extra Credit:
What are the ethical/moral implications of not killing spiders because of a desire for their insect predation in ones home? "

It is my view that ethical/moral implication accrue only if you give the spider a name or if you cheer on an un-named spider... :tongue:
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Re: The Sad World...

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby Dan74 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:47 pm

:clap:

I think "Rupert" sounds right for our garden spider (above). Although the name does carry some negative connotations...
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Re: The Sad World...

Postby rowboat » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:01 am

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby Dan74 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:10 am

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:34 am

I rather like the small jumping spiders that live around the windows. They are really interesting to watch as they hunt.

These spiders

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that live in the basement creep me out. Fortunately in real life that are a fair bit smaller. I used to have nightmares about them as a small kid.

Not living in Australia has it advantages. I'll never have to see this in real life:

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:39 am

I've always suspected Australia is a suburb of R'lyeh.

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Re: The Sad World...

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:52 am

M4 - you've lost me.
Tilt - I haven't seen one in real life either.
Where I live, I'm more concerned about venomous snakes. All three varieties where I live will kill a man and I am a long way from a hospital.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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