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spider smiting stick

Postby Ermintrude on Mon May 15, 2006 6:08 pm

And spiders. I know they're not all bad, but spiders and snakeys both just ick me out


Well the spider smiting stick can be found here:-

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/search.d ... ode=SPICAT

I bought one for my partner who has a HUGE spier phobia and being disturbed I always had to do the glass and card thing (sensitive sole that I am), It didn't work and the reaction was 65cm (or 2 foot) distance was ARE YOU MAD, NO WAY. I'm now looking for a company that can supply the same device with at least a 1000ft pole and remote control that can be operated from a parallel universe (or at least the roof). (And as he's a Dr Who fan - the ideal would be a Dalek on the end that was genetically designed to exterminate anything with 8 legs).

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Postby Griffin on Mon May 15, 2006 9:56 pm

Synchronicity - I just bought one for my son, rejected the Iwantoneofthose model in favour of http://www.initialideas.co.uk/product.php?prid=649 - my son says it has a superb action but he hasnt caught any spiders yet.
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Sat May 27, 2006 8:59 pm

I usually just pick up the spiders with my hands.....then occasionally i get one as big as my hand....and well, i pick them up too......i live in the woods so spiders are so common, they dont even bother my mom, she just says they are there, maybe point them out.
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Postby Seeker on Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:48 am

I found that you could just use those insect catching things they sell for lil' kids. I don't have a link that has a picture of one, but they are great for catching spiders around the house.
I'm not sure how to explain it, but if you see an insect catcher that looks cheap, big and plastic...that's probably it.
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Postby yodaman23 on Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:04 pm

Ooo! That would be perfect for me so i don't have to ask my roomate to get the spiders. Can you get them in America?
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Postby Sheik Yurbouti on Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:34 am

We just catch 'em in a foam cup - they seem to be attracted to white for some reason - and put them out (or if it's too cold, down in the cellar, so they can eat the crickets). Out here in the country we try to accommodate our predators :wink:
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Postby hobo by choice on Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:40 pm

nifty little invention but i have to ask, why is it in book discusion?
oh well.
i dont see how you could hold onto the spider well eneugh with just those bristles.
again lost on me i guess...
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Re: spider smiting stick

Postby Cardinal Fang on Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:28 pm

I tend to find the heaviest book I can find and lauch it at the spider from across the room. I'm getting quite a good shot with a toxicology textbook!

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Re: spider smiting stick

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:35 am

A glass and an envelope do the trick for me (I have many attractive red envelopes from the credit card companies, and I am never without a glass). Put the glass over the pesky arachnid, slide the envelope under the glass, carry the whole lot outside and post it through your neighbour's letterbox. The job's a good 'un.
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Re: spider smiting stick

Postby Cardinal Fang on Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:01 pm

Unfortunately involves getting too near said spider. Ick

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Re: spider smiting stick

Postby Valanthe on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:07 pm

I've resorted to the glass and envelope (or other sturdy piece of paper) method myself a few times. The exception was the one spider I found living behind the dryer once. It was big enough to frighten the dog...
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Re: spider smiting stick

Postby Scott the Pirate on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm

Where do you live that the spiders chase the dogs?
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Re: spider smiting stick

Postby Valanthe on Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:31 pm

I'm in the mountainous region of Virginia, in a really narrow section of the Shenandoah Valley. And this spider was HUGE. :shocked: There was a toy spider available about that time called "Big Bob", so that was the name I gave it in my own mind. I don't know where it came from, and I don't know where it went, but I tried real hard not to bother it whenever I did my laundry. I didn't think they got that big up here, but I after that, I now know it's possible.
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