Dad collapses after bite by UK's most venomous spider, the fake widow

Dad collapses after bite by UK's most venomous spider

Chris Galton with daughter Imogen

A fake widow spider

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

A YOUNG dad collapsed in a Southampton toy store after he was bitten ten times by the UK’s most venomous spider.

Chris Galton, 31, was shopping with his family when he was overcome with poisonous bites from a fake widow spider which had crawled into his hoodie.

He initially felt a bee-like sting while browsing around a furniture store and took a couple of anti-histamine pills from a nearby pharmacy.

Then while Mr Galton, his wife and her parents, were looking around Toys R Us for a tricycle for their baby daughter Imogen's first birthday, the spider went on a second biting frenzy.

“I said ouch! I’ve been bitten again,” Mr Galton said.

He said he shook his clothes and the spider fell out on to the floor.

His father-in law sprang into action and trapped it in a container for baby Imogen's dummy.

“The next thing I knew I collapsed on the floor,” Mr Galton said. “I was feeling hot, queasy and light headed and was hurling and gagging.”

Mr Galton’s concerned wife Zoe, a nurse, kept him comfortable with the help of shop staff while an ambulance was called.

Paramedics gave him oxygen and he was kept in at Southampton General Hospital overnight in case he suffered an allergic reaction.

“I’ve been stung by wasps before. This was a like really a sharp pin prick and very painful,” said Mr Galton, who counted ten bite marks surrounded by red swelling.

“I’m just thankful it never jumped out and got onto my daughter,” he said.

Mr Galton said hospital staff identified the trapped spider, whose body was bigger than a 5p coin, as a fake widow – a group of spiders closely related to the potentially lethal black widow spider. It has now been sent for formal identification.

Only a handful of cases of bites from the fake widow are confirmed each year. It delivers enough poison to cause severe pain and inflammation.

Insect experts at the Natural History Museum said one particular variety, the Steatoda Nobilis, which arrived in Britain with a cargo of bananas from the Canary Islands over a century ago, had gained strongholds on the Hampshire and Dorset coast and was spreading.

Mr Galton said he suspected the spider dropped into his hoodie while he was getting in his car at home, in Banbury Avenue, Sholing and had crawled down his back.

Mr Galton praised staff at the Toys R Us store at WestQuay for rushing to his aid.

A spokesman for Toys R Us confirmed the incident, which happened on Saturday afternoon.

One store worker said: “It was a very scary big spider. I’ve never see one like it before.”

Insect exterminators at Wessex Pest Control Southampton said where as a cold winter would have previously killed off unwelcome visitors such as the fake widow, increasingly mild climates were helping them to spread and establish colonies.

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3:02pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis.
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There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider".
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I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs!
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Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider! The Salv
  • Score: -2

3:09pm Mon 20 Feb 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

J.K. wrote:
Why does he look like his wife with a love bite on her neck ?
Why don't you stop being so personal and ridiculous!

The Galton family are a lovely family. Best wishes to Chris for a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]J.K.[/bold] wrote: Why does he look like his wife with a love bite on her neck ?[/p][/quote]Why don't you stop being so personal and ridiculous! The Galton family are a lovely family. Best wishes to Chris for a speedy recovery. freemantlegirl2
  • Score: 5

3:26pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Stillness says...

The Salv wrote:
It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis.
.
There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider".
.
I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs!
.
Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland. Stillness
  • Score: -3

3:32pm Mon 20 Feb 12

bazzeroz says...

Did they get the tricycle or not? I'm sure Argos are cheaper.
Did they get the tricycle or not? I'm sure Argos are cheaper. bazzeroz
  • Score: 4

3:34pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah
a
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This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day. The Salv
  • Score: -1

3:43pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Stillness says...

The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah

a
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This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing. Stillness
  • Score: -7

3:54pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking? The Salv
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Mon 20 Feb 12

pod says...

The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
I got bitten by one of these about 4 years ago right between the eyes, could not believe it when the hospital said it was a false widow spider. Very unpleasant, on the plus side, I used to be terrified by spiders, but since then they do not worry me at all, but I still can't climb up buildings.
Hope the young man recovers quickly
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]I got bitten by one of these about 4 years ago right between the eyes, could not believe it when the hospital said it was a false widow spider. Very unpleasant, on the plus side, I used to be terrified by spiders, but since then they do not worry me at all, but I still can't climb up buildings. Hope the young man recovers quickly pod
  • Score: 1

4:32pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Stillness says...

The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
Yes. To your leaving.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]Yes. To your leaving. Stillness
  • Score: -4

4:35pm Mon 20 Feb 12

TEBOURBA says...

It is not common knowledge but on a visit to Southampton in the 1980's Margaret Thatcher was bitten by a false widow spider --- despite being rushed to hospital and placed in Intensive Care --- the spider died.
It is not common knowledge but on a visit to Southampton in the 1980's Margaret Thatcher was bitten by a false widow spider --- despite being rushed to hospital and placed in Intensive Care --- the spider died. TEBOURBA
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
Yes. To your leaving.
Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]Yes. To your leaving.[/p][/quote]Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting. The Salv
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Rhombus says...

Warning warning Spider nerds imminent!
Warning warning Spider nerds imminent! Rhombus
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Inform Al says...

I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.
I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret. Inform Al
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
Yes. To your leaving.
Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.
I'll see you there. Did no one explain to you that the second A stands for anonymous?
Yes but blatantly obvious in your case with your daft and quite comical comments. Spiders are a race?
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]Yes. To your leaving.[/p][/quote]Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.[/p][/quote]I'll see you there. Did no one explain to you that the second A stands for anonymous?[/p][/quote]Yes but blatantly obvious in your case with your daft and quite comical comments. Spiders are a race? The Salv
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Mon 20 Feb 12

bigfella777 says...

I found something really useful on this site today, there is a 1% chance of rain apparently.
What are we going to have next, mum scolds herself on a pan, dad hits thumb with hammer?
I found something really useful on this site today, there is a 1% chance of rain apparently. What are we going to have next, mum scolds herself on a pan, dad hits thumb with hammer? bigfella777
  • Score: 4

5:48pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Stillness says...

The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
Yes. To your leaving.
Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.
I'll see you there. Did no one explain to you that the second A stands for anonymous?
Yes but blatantly obvious in your case with your daft and quite comical comments. Spiders are a race?
I'm sure others will not have failed to notice the overriding theme in all your comments. Your input today on the golf course story is yet another example of it. Maybe it's just that you haven't noticed it yet? Maybe it's just that your typing finger is faster than your brain? Who knows?
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]Yes. To your leaving.[/p][/quote]Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.[/p][/quote]I'll see you there. Did no one explain to you that the second A stands for anonymous?[/p][/quote]Yes but blatantly obvious in your case with your daft and quite comical comments. Spiders are a race?[/p][/quote]I'm sure others will not have failed to notice the overriding theme in all your comments. Your input today on the golf course story is yet another example of it. Maybe it's just that you haven't noticed it yet? Maybe it's just that your typing finger is faster than your brain? Who knows? Stillness
  • Score: -2

6:24pm Mon 20 Feb 12

reader31 says...

will you 2 just grow up!
will you 2 just grow up! reader31
  • Score: 8

6:31pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Stillness says...

reader31 wrote:
will you 2 just grow up!
Nope I need a little light entertainment every now and again. Especially on a Monday.
[quote][p][bold]reader31[/bold] wrote: will you 2 just grow up![/p][/quote]Nope I need a little light entertainment every now and again. Especially on a Monday. Stillness
  • Score: -7

7:14pm Mon 20 Feb 12

8089 says...

Stillness wrote:
reader31 wrote:
will you 2 just grow up!
Nope I need a little light entertainment every now and again. Especially on a Monday.
Well said mate. Couldn't agree more!!!
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reader31[/bold] wrote: will you 2 just grow up![/p][/quote]Nope I need a little light entertainment every now and again. Especially on a Monday.[/p][/quote]Well said mate. Couldn't agree more!!! 8089
  • Score: -4

7:15pm Mon 20 Feb 12

8089 says...

8089 wrote:
Stillness wrote:
reader31 wrote:
will you 2 just grow up!
Nope I need a little light entertainment every now and again. Especially on a Monday.
Well said mate. Couldn't agree more!!!
Entertainment here we come.
[quote][p][bold]8089[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reader31[/bold] wrote: will you 2 just grow up![/p][/quote]Nope I need a little light entertainment every now and again. Especially on a Monday.[/p][/quote]Well said mate. Couldn't agree more!!![/p][/quote]Entertainment here we come. 8089
  • Score: -4

7:18pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
Yes. To your leaving.
Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.
I'll see you there. Did no one explain to you that the second A stands for anonymous?
Yes but blatantly obvious in your case with your daft and quite comical comments. Spiders are a race?
I'm sure others will not have failed to notice the overriding theme in all your comments. Your input today on the golf course story is yet another example of it. Maybe it's just that you haven't noticed it yet? Maybe it's just that your typing finger is faster than your brain? Who knows?
Are you still here? Your going to be late, and remember to take your medication you daft sod.
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]Yes. To your leaving.[/p][/quote]Too predictable! Good luck with your AA meeting.[/p][/quote]I'll see you there. Did no one explain to you that the second A stands for anonymous?[/p][/quote]Yes but blatantly obvious in your case with your daft and quite comical comments. Spiders are a race?[/p][/quote]I'm sure others will not have failed to notice the overriding theme in all your comments. Your input today on the golf course story is yet another example of it. Maybe it's just that you haven't noticed it yet? Maybe it's just that your typing finger is faster than your brain? Who knows?[/p][/quote]Are you still here? Your going to be late, and remember to take your medication you daft sod. The Salv
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Inform Al wrote:
I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.
You shouldnt be getting tube webs inside the home, they are an nocternal species and really would rather build there homes outside as that is where they can get food. The last place they want to be is inside.
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I have not seen a house spider for a long time since these chaps turned up. Now they did have a habit of coming inside the house!
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.[/p][/quote]You shouldnt be getting tube webs inside the home, they are an nocternal species and really would rather build there homes outside as that is where they can get food. The last place they want to be is inside. . I have not seen a house spider for a long time since these chaps turned up. Now they did have a habit of coming inside the house! The Salv
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7:24pm Mon 20 Feb 12

forest hump says...

The Salv wrote:
It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I presume you found this information on the World Wide Web!
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I presume you found this information on the World Wide Web! forest hump
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Mon 20 Feb 12

SOULJACKER says...

The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Stillness wrote:
The Salv wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider!
I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.
bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.
Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.
have you been drinking?
No, but I have my drank on now ;)
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: It is a FALSE black widow spider, not fake... or to give it it's scientific name Steatoda nobilis. . There is also no such thing as a "deadly spider". . I have to live with these and the other introduced species the tube web spider, which in my opinion are worse! These have big green metallic fangs! . Mind you I wouldnt want to be bitten by either but maybe the passing out had more to do with a reaction to the anti-histomine tablets and the shock of seeing the spider![/p][/quote]I can't believe what I reading. "I have to live with these and the other introduced species". So you are even racist when it comes to spiders? By the way you do not "have to live with them", you could do us all a great favor and move to Greenland.[/p][/quote]bwahahahahahahahahah a . This did make me laugh, thanks for making my day.[/p][/quote]Glad it made your day. Now please make mine and start packing.[/p][/quote]have you been drinking?[/p][/quote]No, but I have my drank on now ;) SOULJACKER
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Linesman says...

Inform Al wrote:
I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.
You don't get tube webs in a house, they are found underground and they usually have a notice outside their entrance that says 'Mind the Gap.'
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.[/p][/quote]You don't get tube webs in a house, they are found underground and they usually have a notice outside their entrance that says 'Mind the Gap.' Linesman
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Inform Al says...

Linesman wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.
You don't get tube webs in a house, they are found underground and they usually have a notice outside their entrance that says 'Mind the Gap.'
Yes, I think mine don't travel too well so the underground doesn't appeal, I am ground floor however so perhaps they are as close to my final destination as they can get.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I live in flats that thanks to the council's community heating system are far too hot for me, but apparently warm enough for tube webs to thrive as I have seen some in my flat from time to time. I leave them alone as I prefer spiders to the stuff they eat, but was bitten by one when I rolled onto it during sleep, unfortunately my instant reaction resulted in the poor insects demise, which despite the mark on my shoulder I do regret.[/p][/quote]You don't get tube webs in a house, they are found underground and they usually have a notice outside their entrance that says 'Mind the Gap.'[/p][/quote]Yes, I think mine don't travel too well so the underground doesn't appeal, I am ground floor however so perhaps they are as close to my final destination as they can get. Inform Al
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9:17am Tue 21 Feb 12

Taskforce 141 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
It is not common knowledge but on a visit to Southampton in the 1980's Margaret Thatcher was bitten by a false widow spider --- despite being rushed to hospital and placed in Intensive Care --- the spider died.
Brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: It is not common knowledge but on a visit to Southampton in the 1980's Margaret Thatcher was bitten by a false widow spider --- despite being rushed to hospital and placed in Intensive Care --- the spider died.[/p][/quote]Brilliant! Taskforce 141
  • Score: 0

9:33am Tue 21 Feb 12

Mr. Cleanstreets says...

Are you sure you were not bitten by an overly aggressive Toss R Us salesman?
Just goes to show... Hoodies are for losers! Good luck in the real world mate and watch out for the one eyed trouser snake!
Thanks for the morning laugh!
Keep the streets clean!
Are you sure you were not bitten by an overly aggressive Toss R Us salesman? Just goes to show... Hoodies are for losers! Good luck in the real world mate and watch out for the one eyed trouser snake! Thanks for the morning laugh! Keep the streets clean! Mr. Cleanstreets
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Tue 21 Feb 12

fuzzyfelt says...

Taskforce 141 wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
It is not common knowledge but on a visit to Southampton in the 1980's Margaret Thatcher was bitten by a false widow spider --- despite being rushed to hospital and placed in Intensive Care --- the spider died.
Brilliant!
love it hee hee
[quote][p][bold]Taskforce 141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: It is not common knowledge but on a visit to Southampton in the 1980's Margaret Thatcher was bitten by a false widow spider --- despite being rushed to hospital and placed in Intensive Care --- the spider died.[/p][/quote]Brilliant![/p][/quote]love it hee hee fuzzyfelt
  • Score: -1

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