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I opened a york compressor today and saw the biggest recluse I had ever seen . and they say we dont have them here in cali! That thing had a body the size of a small snail--and two black widows were the next find
02-22-2005, 08:51 PM
I just hope they ended up as a greasey spot under your foot ct. We have the same problem here in AL. My conclusion is, there's only one good kind of spider.....a dead one.
02-22-2005, 09:46 PM
You better watch out for the spider huggers if you squash one of those out there in liberal land. They have feelings too, you know.
02-22-2005, 10:21 PM
I carry wasp spray that shoots 15', sprays for fire ants, spiders and roaches.
Never know what you will find in a Florida air conditioner.
Now if I could only find that snake spray.:D
02-22-2005, 10:54 PM
Igot bit 2 years ago. It sucks! Within 2 hours my temp went up to 103. something. I got very sick.
This thing was so big it was hard to believe.
and being the type of person that is concerned with the enviorment , I used clean burning mapp gas on all of them
Did someone say SNAKES
02-23-2005, 07:24 PM
Sure it was a Brown recluse? Their thorax is rarely more than a quarter inch. For those spider squashers, don't complain this summer when mosquitos are sucking the blood out of you and injecting you with who knows what. And I'm not even a liberal! :D http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/arachnids/spiders/brown_recluse_spider/
[Edited by HVAC Pro on 02-23-2005 at 07:28 PM]
02-23-2005, 07:41 PM
One of my co-workers grabbed a widow from inside a condensor unit. "taking it home for the kids for science class..." My @$$... he kept it in a jar on his desk. Gave me the cleaning lady the willies, but it was kind of fun feeding it a cricket now and then. Sucked for the crickets. Somehow, it just disappeared one day???
Maybe the spider was a wolf spider- they have stripes down the thorax instead of a 'fiddle' and get pretty big. Recluse don't usually get that big, but even a little one can cause a deep scar. Greg
[Edited by greg swob on 02-23-2005 at 07:43 PM]
02-23-2005, 07:53 PM
I like spiders, they make me money. My favorite is the Orifice Capping Spider, second in earnings only to the Contactor Nesting Earwigs. And in winter many a bird has selflessly given it's life jamming up inducers to bolster my bottom line. Like I always say nature provides.
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