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Sep16-06, 10:05 AM
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I catch bugs (the biting/stinging ones anyway) by tipping a glass tumbler over them and sliding a playing card under them.
That's my method unless I pick up the spider in my hands. I use a glass and piece of paper or card if the spider is on a flat surface and won't climb on time hand. Plus I don't want to squish them.

I've never been bitten by a spider, but my wife has.

When I was very young, my brother and I used to play with 'daddy longlegs' (harvestmen). We let them run over our hands and crawl up our arms or legs, on our heads. I guess we just got use to handling spiders and other arachnids. Scorpions require more care.