You can’t have it back » « Everything everywhere all at once, spiderling edition The safest place for a spider to hang …is in my office, of course. They must know I won’t squish, and I might even throw them a spare fly. This nice leggy Pholcus has taken up residence near the radiator on the right side of my desk. They have a good eye for real estate. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet You can’t have it back » « Everything everywhere all at once, spiderling edition
Erlend Meyer says
I see your plan to become “that guy” is coming along nicely.
I like Pholcus, which is fortunate for me because here in California there’s no shortage of them indoors. They typically do this amazing back-and-forth gyration in their webs when disturbed, sort of a spidery feat pf bungee jumping.
I used to have a spider or two in my office. Then I got a can of Raid and sprayed all over..
Autobot Silverwynde says
Careful, they do sometimes eat other spiders. I witnessed that myself while sitting in my den.
Autobot Silverwynde says
@3: The spiders will leave you alone. They’re bros.
I’ve got a lot of them hanging around
the books , books and crannies of my apartment . I’ll only swat them if they crawl on me . It’s a reflex,I’m not fond of spiders . In fact I’m slightly phobic so even though these are harmless I react too fast to prevent them dying . I think they’re learning to avoid me!
I have Pholcus in the basement, but due to hail destroying my storm windows I’ve got a whole bunch of Agelenopsis living in between my windows and covering my houseplants in funnel web sheets. At least they catch the moths?
I won’t be letting them stay, just as I don’t let the mice move in. Cats and vacuums are in order.
Like rblackadar @ #2, we’re in California and we’ve got a lot of Pholcus in the house, the garage, and under the eaves. We’re very lenient toward spiders in general. As a former Floridian, I’ll cut spiders slack because if they catch mosquitoes.
A rather large spider moved into my bathroom a couple of days ago. Not sure what kind it is, I think it’s a wolf spider of some sort. The legs are pretty long and it goes zooming up and down the walls. I like it.
WMDKitty -- Survivor says
Oh, these guys! These guys are the chillest roomies ever. Just hang out in their little corner, doing their thing, not bothering anybody. 10/10 Would live with again.
Ha! A few years ago, I lived in a very ramshackle cabin in highly remote northernmost California (Siskiyou County). I probably shared that space with a couple of thousand spiders, mostly Pholcus. They didn’t bother me; I didn’t bother them (I hope). Much fewer on the Mendocino coast as the weather mostly stays in the 50’s and 60’s.
David Utidjian says
Or on my front porch. Found this gem this morning:
12 David Utidjian
Lovely! Thank you for the share.