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Why Do Spiders Set Up Home In Wing Mirrors?


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#1 m0le

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:31 PM

It's late. Indulge the m0le.

Does anyone know why spiders choose the wing mirror casing for their home? I mean, I can see why they choose it as opposed to the windscreen/shield, for instance, but how do they decide to climb up the side of a car and then set up camp?

There must be some theories for this one. Either that or I'm off to Bleepingarachnid.com :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:52 AM

Since I'm not really crazy about spiders, and I've had this happen too, I believe they do it just to p*** me off. I tried to force them out by useing the power mirror and push them out while driving but that didn't work. So I had to take it into my own hands when I got to my destination... That spider won't do it anymore... :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:11 AM

They are probably attracted to shiny cars... Good reason to get out of cleaning them. :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:44 PM

Does anyone know why spiders choose the wing mirror casing for their home?

Because doing it in the Hubcaps makes them dizzy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:52 PM

Because they can?
Who cleans the inside of mirrors - no detailers I've ever had....
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:18 PM

Just for the heck of it, I searched for "why spiders choose the wing mirror casing for their home". Several related entries.
Here is one with picture of the actual spider living in his mirrored home.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93372558@N00/195443164/

Doesn't answer the question, but it may be good to know you are not alone.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:41 AM

LOL @ wildabeast and no one :thumbsup:

Got a giant spider living on the passengers wing mirror of the girlfriends car, scares the shyte out of me when I see it run towards me as we're driving lol. I keep breaking its web (mean, I know, but I hate them) but it still comes back. I've nicknamed him Frank. :flowers:

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

Introduce Frank to a thing called Bug Spray :thumbsup:
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I absolutely hate Spiders one of the Worst Creatures on Earth, maybe only a Cockroach is worse than a Spider :trumpet:

Hey do the Spiders happen to look like this :flowers:

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Edited by woodyblade, 09 October 2008 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:14 PM

If it's an itsy bitsy spider, shouldn't he be climbing up the water spout instead of building a web?
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 07:42 AM

Hey Fellows, hate to tell you this?

Most Spiders are quite harmless to Humans, unless provoked?

I used to have a quite large Spider as the Link shows, she was quite Harmless!

http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/inverts/argiope.htm It may not be the exact one in particular?

She used to build a huge Web at the front of my house, sit in the middle like a Cross? As Harmless as a Fly. We would break the Web up just getting to the House. She never worried, just rebuilt it next day.

One year we had a change of weather? She disappeared for a while? At that time I had quite a few Huntsman Spiders in the house, they were like Pets? I could tap the wall, Concrete, but they would come? They never bothered her. I found her and put her outside again, she built the Web all over.

Then the Ghekos moved in? They are a tiny Lizard that also feeds on Insects and Spiders? No more Spiders here. That is a real Shame, because my Kids Learned that some Spiders are quite harmless to Humans, a bit like Snakes?

Gheckos here.

http://www.stlzoo.org/home/featurednews/geicogecko.htm

Just a bit of History?

Edit. Never get me Wrong? Some of the Deadliest Creatures and Insects related live in Australia. Always take care! But the Harmless ones can be Quite lovable Pets. My Kids could see it, after being shown. Bit like Bindy Irwin?


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Edited by Abacus 7, 10 October 2008 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:09 AM

I used to unload railcar tankers that came from Texas. I've found more than a few Black Widow spiders inside the domes.
I almost lost my leg ten years ago from what doctors told me was a Brown Recluse spider bite I got while camping
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:25 AM

I used to unload railcar tankers that came from Texas. I've found more than a few Black Widow spiders inside the domes.
I almost lost my leg ten years ago from what doctors told me was a Brown Recluse spider bite I got while camping


Dead Right, Mate. There are Deadly ones around, just like Humans?

Why say ALL are Dangerious? Why even Think it?

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:22 AM

Why say ALL are Dangerious? Why even Think it?

My wife and I are avid gardeners. I leave things alone. In fact I'll buy and release spiders, lady bugs, and the like.
I just go after whatever destroys the plants
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:24 AM

Why say ALL are Dangerious? Why even Think it?

My wife and I are avid gardeners. I leave things alone. In fact I'll buy and release spiders, lady bugs, and the like.
I just go after whatever destroys the plants



Most that destroy the Plants are insects that Spiders Kill, without Sprays?

They have a place in our Life?

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:09 PM

Do you know Ladybugs bite? I had never heard of them doing it but they do. Also, you have not lived til you had a spider crawl out of your keyboard. Like to have scared me to death! LOL I am not particularly afraid of spiders but if they are really big I will get rid of them.

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