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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
Black widows are an occupational hazard for anyone working on plumbing,electrical and AC.

I knew one AC mechanic that instead of using the bug spray and wasting time waiting for them to die, along with the uncertainty that you got 'em would use a can of contact adhesive and just glue them in place.


I've run across these little alpine bugs about everywhere in CA. Sometimes so thick they stain your hands and gear. They are supposed to be predatory, but what do they eat?

These photos from Tahquitz.

Credit: TGT

For scale

Credit: TGT

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
You can spray black widows with paint and they just keep walking.
Kind of cool to see a "florescent pink" widow. These are things I did in my youth of course.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:46pm PT
Mantis, Santa Cruz Mountains
Mantis, Santa Cruz Mountains
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Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Good widow stories guys.After I get this one I'm goin' to the shed with contact cement,spray paint,hairspray and vodka. ;)))

Edit:The image of a glued down,pink,flaming widow just cracked me up and made me feel better.LOL
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
^^^ F#*k that!!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:57pm PT
Ron we don't need to see youR ballsack, that's gross:-)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Aug 21, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Reilly,

Just swat the nest with a tennis racket, then there will definitely be some picking on the Irish...
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
taken from internet
taken from internet
Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
Jim, The Irish don't do tennis- that wankers' game for English toffs.
But I think a hurling stick will do nicely, thank you.

Credit: Reilly
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 21, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#260025
Captain...or Skully

climber
Aug 21, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
Hey, Cap. I'd leave yer Widow be, myself. Web Spiders, like Black Widows, tend to stay put. As a plus, they kill dangerous wanderers, like Hoboes & recluses. Watch for egg sac construction, steal & destroy & you're golden.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Ok, so I'm a space cadet. Just noticed I spelled "insects" wrong on the title for this thread. Does anyone know if you can edit the title of the thread once it's been posted?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Aug 21, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Not so much....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
Dirt Claud,
Yer gonna













































live in infamy! Woo-Hoo!

Credit: Reilly
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 21, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
"Ok, so I'm a space cadet. Just noticed I spelled "insects" wrong on the title for this thread. Does anyone know if you can edit the title of the thread once it's been posted? "






Nope. You are stuck with the title unless you delete the first post.

As for the spelling; Did you go to the same school Weld_it went to???


:)
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Good one Reilly.
Went to public schooling Cosmic, that might explain it, :-)

Credit: dirt claud

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 21, 2012 - 05:11pm PT


:)
MH2

climber
Aug 21, 2012 - 11:52pm PT

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 22, 2012 - 12:40am PT
Credit: Tami
MH2

climber
Aug 22, 2012 - 10:44am PT

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